Quality Meats

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7096 reviews
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Quality Meats is a contemporary restaurant that serves a rustic New American menu.
The varied menu focuses on modern interpretations of classic dishes such as Traditional Steak Tartare, Caesar Salad and Roasted Bone Marrow, in addition to several cuts of beef from legendary New York butchers Milton Abeles and Strassburger Meats.
The restaurant's side dishes alone merit a trip with innovative house specialties, including Corn Crème Brulee, Gnocchi and Cheese and Edamame with Mint Salt. The Quality Meats chefs are Craig Koketsu (Lespinasse, Stars) as executive chef and Cory Colton (Lespinasse, St.Regis) on pastry. The restaurant has a warm industrial atmosphere, created by award-winning AvroKO and features intimate dining areas, a comfortable bar area with well-stocked charcuterie bar.
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The Infatuation
7.8

Even though it's in Midtown, this multi-level meat market serves up one of our favorite steaks in town, and it's not what you might expect from a steakhouse in the area.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was subpar. Service was great

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RL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience. Great food and service. We love going there.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The meat was good, but that was pretty much it. The double rib steak was what called our attention to this restaurant. Only when we tried ordering it were we told that they did not have any left. This was strange as it was Presidents Day weekend. One would not expect them to be understocked. The air conditioner was on and blowing straight at us. A few of the guests had to wear their winter jackets while dining. We asked for it to be turned down multiple times but it did not feel like anything was done. The drinks were watered down. A glass of wine was very small. About 2/3 of what a normal glass of wine would be. The sides were ok. They were oversalted and also small. Steakhouses aren't meant to have small portions, nor should they be understocked in their most famous cuts. Disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Steak was room temperature and lacking flavor. Staff was amazing

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good quality

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BF
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

70th Birthday celebration

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NJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Bacon appetizer with peanut butter and jalapeño was great. The steaks were some of the best we’ve had. Everyone loved the creamed corn brûlée. Very large wine list. We will definitely be back but not before a show or opera because we’ll want to take more time to savor the experience.

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MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. The food, the service, everything.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely increible food.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From out of town. Went on recommendation.

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JP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for a get together with a few friends, the whiskey selection was pretty good and the dry aged porterhouse was perfect. Definitely recommend and will definitely come here again.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and staff

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P
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We do an annual dinner at Quality Meats around this time. Coincidentally, we've had Ernie as our waiter that last two years and we hope we get him every year. He was terrific...again!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best pieces of meat I ever had. The quality of the meat was only outshined by the professionalisms of the staff.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Thanks to Management all was well and food is still great.

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JC
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, good ambience, and good variety of sides, but better steaks can be found in manhattan in my opinion.

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MM
Detroit
42 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a good lunch everyone loved their food. My steak was wonderful. Look forward to coming back.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter had wonderful menu selections

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LS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner! Attentive service! Great dining experience.. best steaks ever!

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B
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I felt a little rushed- I had a 845 apt and was seated a little later then the reserved time - requiring us to wait at the bar



we were the last ones remaining and the check was delivered with the desserts before 11 pm .

All of the staff appeared to be in clean up mode while we we seated very top upstairs front .

We left at 11 pm

If I owned the restaurant I would have offered to move us to the bar area , and transferred our desserts and remaining bottle of wine - and asked if that was ok that we leave by midnight .



My feeling is that it is always ok to have people wait at bar for table - but just reciprocate that pleasure at the end of night with hold over

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

It was my 30th birthday celebration with my family. The service was sooooo slow. We all ordered steaks and all of them were bad including mine which was still purple! It was actually raw even though I asked for it medium. I sent it back but it took 20 minutes to return. I was really disappointed and told multiple people about this and they will not go to your restaurant.

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G
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, great food and great service! thank you

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CD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and quality of our steak at lunch was phenomenal. The steak was pricey but well worth it for the occasion. Highly recommend for important lunch meeting or dinner OR special occasion.

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Noise level was a bit high for a business dinner. Food was good but steak was probably the toughest filet I have ever had.

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r
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

steaks we great. Jalapeno-peanut butter bacon is a must-have appetizer. sides were hit or miss. The wine list is overpriced. No bargains on this menu, either. Service was excellent.

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WM
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and awesome service. Will definitely return.

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j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met friend from out of town for dinner. They commented on the ambience and the service. Steaks were excellent.

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AS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, however, the steaks came out room temp. That was a little disappointing. Aside from that everything else was great.

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CH
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Unevenly cooked meat. Not a good table. Essentially in an aisle Cold. Wore my coat the entire meal to keep warm. Seldom saw waiter.

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super good. Worth the money. Quality service for sure.

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DQ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fantastic experience. Great services and great food

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d
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

among the many steakhouses in NYC, Quality Meats does not stand out in either selection, quality of product or ambience. the menu selection is skewed to one who wants to eat 1/2 a cow, the quality of the beef is average, as is the flavor and the ambience is loud, crowded and off-putting.

I had the bone-in Sirloin and the "Quality Potato" and shared the creamed spinach with my wife. While i requested medium rare, the steak was medium. The Potato was apparently one half of a twice baked potato slathered in plasticized cheese and harpooned with potato chips. Odd and not very inviting.

My wife had mushroom soup. she said it was ok. i tried it and it would not win any contests at the county fair.

all in all a fairly mediocre production.

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DD
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant with top service and dining options. Have been here for business dinners as well as romantic dates and it never disappoints. The waiting staff is phenomenal and the menu has so many options there is always something for even the pickiest eaters. Highly recommend all of the appetizers (especially steak tartar, bacon, crab/avocado and bone marrow). The prices are just right and the desserts are also amazing. Can't wait to go back!

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EH
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Hostess was very nice. Our main waiter seemed annoyed by our presence. The assistant waiter was wonderful and personable. Food was good, but not for the price you pay. I don’t think I will go back given the many other options in the city for steak

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s
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

I think lunch at QM is a great value. The salad and steak offerings give much to choose from and a good value for the $. My qualm with the food was that I ordered one of the salad entrees and chose chicken as my protien. The Boneless Skinless chickenbreast was HORRIBLY prepaired, it was rubbery and hard to chew / cut, it was thick with small brown grill marks on it. It seemed as though it had been poached days before then warmed in a grill pan.

I remember some years back ordering the same salad with the chicken, and getting a beautifully prepaird, thin pounded, freshly grilled piece of moist and tender chicken. Clearly something has gone wrong in the kitchen , such that they no longer know how to prepare a chicken breast for a salad lunch entree.

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BH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Thought this was an outlier having had a great experience previously. Asked the waiter for a marbled fatty piece of meat and he recommended the bone-in-ribeye for my client and I. While cooked "well" - the meat was tough and very hard to cut through - also tasted dry (homemade sauce not able to mask this). This means there was almost no fat - or more likely they seared off all of the fat prior so the cut of meat being used was sub-par. I will not be returning.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Highly recommend! Filet was perfect!

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BA
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is never fail place for groups-- the food is terrific-- and this is a place where you must must order the corn creme brulee and the ice cream

I look forward to my next visit soon

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PO
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

VERY SURPRISED - SIRLOIN ON THE BONE WAS TOUGH AND CUTLERY WAS DULL. LITERALLY HURT MY HAND TRYING TO CUT THE STEAK. FOR THESE PRICES ITS UNACCEPTABLE

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C
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was “good” not great. There is a bit of a noise problem so if you want a quiet spot be sure to tell them in advance.

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