Quality Meats

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Steakhouse
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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33rd Annual Wine Week-March 2nd-March 6th: 10 Wines for $20

During National Wine Week™, Quality Meats offers diners an opportunity to taste ten generous samples of wine poured by over 100 vintners for $20, with the cost of lunch. Now in its 33rd year, Wine Week has grown into the premier wine event for restaurant and wine lovers alike.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 2, 2020

Ends: March 7, 2020

Availability: Mon-Fri 11:30AM-2:45PM

What 8059 People Are Saying
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Cleveland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our trip to Quality Meats did not disappoint—the food was delicious. Our server was professional and efficient although a bit aloof. The restaurant was very loud but we would return because we enjoyed our food so much.

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Good overall but the main server could have been warmer. Also, I appreciated being tucked away into a cozy nook part of the restaurant but we were seated one table over from a screaming child. She eventually calmed down but it wasn’t the romantic evening I had anticipated

RR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steaks were great, but OMG the sides are ridiculous! The Creme Bru Corn is all you need.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Booked through opentable - worked well. Had quite a bit of waiting until table was ready but time went by fast having a drink a the bar.

F
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

While the food is very good prices are on the high side, even by New York City standards. Table was not ready/available at the time of our reservation. Service was fair to poor. This was my fourth time dining at Quality Meats, first in several years...will not return.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing dinner . Fabulous food and wine .
Great service !

RC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was great though I've come to expect more attentive and engaging service when paying steakhouse prices.

MW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

First steak was not prepared as ordered. A second steak was requested. Half an hour later we had to ask where the replacement steak was and waiter had to go back and request again. The replacement steak, because they forgot to do it, was brought to our table completely charred on the outside and raw on the inside. I requested it BE cooked medium. Alas we just asked for the check and neither of us actually ate anything but the salad. The part that kills us most is the experience still cost $151.00. We were robbed and just wanted to get out and go someplace else to eat. We were starving.

CN
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Everything was delish! Our waiter advised us incorrectly on the amount of food to order. We had enough for
many more....

CB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Came in this past Saturday for an 8pm reservation for 4 and we were sat almost immediately which was great. We had a few different apps; both the Crab Avo & Burrata - which were good, but the crab cake was average at best. The waiter recommended both the Tomahawk & Porterhouse - which is usually my go-to at any steakhouse. Both steaks really underwhelmed. While certainly nice-portions, both steaks were fatty and not so tender. Sides & cocktails were fine, but we really came for the steak and it simply did not deliver. With so many different options - esp at this price point, we were a but disappointed. Great set-up with awesome service, but we came for the steak.

Quality Meats
Responded 5 days ago

We appreciate your feedback, Chris! We apologize that this occurred during your visit; this is definitely not how our food is supposed to taste. Rest assured that I have passed on your comments to our culinary team. If you would be willing to email me at joliver@qualitybranded, it would be great to connect further and learn more about your time with us and how we can make it better. Thank you & hope to hear from you soon! Joel K. Oliver Guest Relations Manager Quality Meats NYC

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, wine, and the atmosphere is incredible. Looking forward to returning soon.

Quality Meats
Responded 5 days ago

That’s awesome John! We are grateful for your kind words and we can’t wait to share this with the rest of our team. Looking forward to your next visit!

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience4

It was just ok. I have to leave more than 50 words to say “it’s just ok”. I had high expectations after hearing how amazing this place is and I left thinking I just blew $300 on dinner for two with no drinks and it was again “just ok”.

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Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was good, quality was very good. Nice atmosphere, but do NOT like the tables being 12 inches apart. It’s tight and you can hear everyone’s conversations and they can hear yours

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Valentine’s Day. Food and service was great. Ordered the lobster and lump crab cocktail and for entree we ordered the porterhouse for two with potatoes. Eveything was excellent. The desert menu wasn’t impressive. They need to put s chochlate cake and simple deserts. The bathroom sink and faucet is horrible they need to re do those bathrooms ! Water was very hot or very cold handles are ancient.

Quality Meats
Responded 5 days ago

We really appreciate your detailed feedback. Looking forward to seeing you back soon!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went on Valentine’s Day so it was pretty crowded. They got me to my table a little later than my reservation, not too much later (10-15 min). Everything about this place was on the money. The crowd was an upscale mixed scene, the restaurant is hip & modern, and the food was excellent. I had the double boned 64 oz rib steak, amazing!!!!! You get what pay for, this place is def a place I want to return to... soon.

Quality Meats
Responded 5 days ago

Wow, thank you so much! We really appreciate your detailed feedback. Looking forward to seeing you back soon!

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Service is always great. Would recommend.

Quality Meats
Responded 5 days ago

Wow, thank you so much, Jeff. We really appreciate your detailed feedback. Looking forward to seeing you back soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome ambience!

OT
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sorry but this is not the Quality Meats of a year ago. Unsure what to attribute the colossal slip in food and service - but I have dined here regularly for 8 years and will not return. The experience was nothing short of terrible...from the snarky hostess, to the abrupt, overwhelmed server, to the average meal. It’s a shame, it was excellent for many years.

Quality Meats
Responded 5 days ago

We appreciate your feedback! We apologize that this occurred during your visit; this is definitely not within our standards of service and not how our food is supposed to taste. Rest assured that I have passed on your comments to our culinary team. If you would be willing to email me at joliver@qualitybranded, it would be great to connect and learn more about your time with us and how we can make it better. Hope to hear from you soon! Joel K. Oliver Guest Relations Manager Quality Meats NYC

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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and setting

Quality Meats
Responded 5 days ago

That’s fantastic! We are grateful for your kind words and we can’t wait to share this with the rest of our team. Looking forward to your next visit.

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T
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal , great service. They didn’t try to rush us.

Quality Meats
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much! We loved hearing what a great experience you had with us. Come visit us anytime!

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OT
Fayetteville
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine was great! Food and atmosphere fabulous!

LS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and good is amazing. Great warm contemporary atmosphere.

Quality Meats
Responded 5 days ago

That’s awesome to hear Luccio! We are grateful for your kind words and we can’t wait to share this with the rest of our team. Looking forward to your next visit.

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JY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No surprise that this place is my favorite steakhouse in New York City.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the absolute best dinner i’ve ever had in new york city

SW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Quality Meats has been and will always be our "Go To" Restaurant in NYC. We have never had a bad meal. However, the noise level from where we sat (at the top of the stairs) made it impossible to have a conversation with anyone. The noise traveled up the staircase and right into our ears making any conversation challenging. With this being said, Quality Meats remains one of my faves but next time, I'll ask for another table if offered seating there again or to be moved if we experience the same level of noise.

Quality Meats
Responded 5 days ago

We're glad you had enjoyed your meal with us! It does get pretty energetic at times, but feel free to request a quieter area & we will try our best to accommodate! Joel K. Oliver Guest Relations Manager Quality Meats NYC

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OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very good

MC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good service and didn't' have to wait for table, nice to see when a reservation means something to a restaurant. Great apps!! Get the bacon and burrata.

Now the not so good part. Very noisy and tables are really close to each other upstairs. Steak was not cooked to desired request which is a big no no for any steak house, but the quality of the meat was good. I would return, but not rushing back based on some misses.

JJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Was told table wasn’t ready at our scheduled arrival time at 6.30 (which let’s face it is very early) so got sent to the bar for two very expensive cocktails. Didn’t have any nuts or other bar snacks. After a while I asked again about our table which they took us to and it became clear the place wasn’t that busy and the bar trip was simply to sell us those cocktails. Service beyond that point was fair and the food was average to below average. I’m someone who is happy to pay a lot of money for a good meal, but it does have to be a good experience. This was not.

PR
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Our server Peter was not engaged at all but his 2nd, Luis was pretty good. The food was just good but I was expecting really good or great. When i go out for steak i expect something that is generally much better than I would eat at home or what is the point? Here it wasn't as good as home but there was nothing wrong, just not special in any way. Just overall disappointment. If we had had terrific service that would have made the entire night much better experience.

r
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had ribs, bacon and hanger steak as entree courses.
Ribs were well prepared.
The bacon dish had an extremely intense jalapeño sauce with apples that was not edible, too strong.
The bacon was 50% charred on the outside which is not right for grilled bacon.
My hanger steak was ordered medium rare ; it came rare to slightly medium rare toward the ends.
Which were also tough because it was dried out meat aged too long and dried out . In addition there was a tough strand of meat sinew or something non-chewable in the meat.
So I managed to eat about half of it.
The cherry sauce was excellent (saved the meal...)
In a steakhouse one would expect an excellent and correct preparation and a reasonably tender hanger steak. I can buy that cut of steak at Adams in Kingston and it is more tender than what I was served at Quality Meats.
All other preparations were excellent. The contrast was a noticeable difference.
Inasmuch as I am cognizant of how difficult it is to run a kitchen, it is noted we were very early guest at 5:45 so the kitchen was neither in a rush or overwhelmed.

Quality Meats
Responded 5 days ago

We appreciate your feedback! We apologize that this occurred during your visit; this is definitely not how our food is supposed to taste. Rest assured that I have passed on your comments to our culinary team. If you would be willing to email me at joliver@qualitybranded, it would be great to connect further and learn more about your time with us and how we can make it better. Thank you for & hope to hear from you soon!

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PR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance , service was fantastic - didn’t wait very long for food, server was exceptional not too much on top of us but checked in at appropriate times, food and drink were outstanding!! I will go as often as I can !! Straight shot from broadway shows and much better in every aspect !!

Quality Meats
Responded 5 days ago

Wow, thank you so much, Patricia! We really appreciate your detailed feedback. Looking forward to seeing you back soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried DRY AGED PORTERHOUSE and DRY AGED TOMAHAWK. The quality was Amazing.

ID
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filet Mignon was amazing! Gnocchi A+. bone marrow was a little bland but still good. Tables were crowded together though. Should offer smoked menu at the tables as well as bar.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal meal. Staff was amazing. Can’t say enough good things.

KL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I went to Quality Meats for my birthday dinner and the food as well the ambiance were amazing.

Quality Meats
Responded on February 9, 2020

Thank you so much, Keanna! We loved hearing what a great birthday dinner with us. Come visit us anytime!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was a bit rushed for a fine dining establishment. Steak was very good but not great, again not top tier.

F
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Todo excelente menos el tiempo de espera para sentarnos que sobrepaso los 20 minutos aún con reserva. Comida y personal recomendados!

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s
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food and the service were good, but not outstanding, as I would expect in NYC. Meat (a ribeye) was excellent, though. Absolutely unacceptable was 40 minutes waiting for a table; I made a reservation for 3 for 8:30 pm, and we were seated at 9:10 pm. Another thing which the visitor shall be prepared for is noise. It's almost impossible to converse in the main room. But they have a side room which was much quieter, and that's what we've got, luckily. All in all, not a bad place, but NY has better offers.

MA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steaks!