“The decor is fabulous, with ubiquitous dimly lit bare light bulbs ensconced in artful iron couplings hanging from the high ceilings.”
“homemade ice creams were offered by the pint, really cool.”
“Last time we went it was a birthday celebration, I told them in advance and they served us generous glasses of a very good sparkling Italian wine, gratis, as soon as we were seated.”
“The ambience is great, with dim lighting and the place is beautifully decorated with wine bottles everywhere, and the food is absolutely amazing.”
“On previous visits, we've ordered food at the bar - great selections of cheeses to go with the great wine list.”
“But aside from that, great restaurant.”
“Excellent place, will definitely go back.”
“Crispy friend potatoes arrived as described, but were hard to finish (we ate a LOT for two people), and the cheddar grits were an incredible invention.”
“This place is very expensive.”
“If you're up for a pricey steak, I'd recommend BLT Steak or Wolfgang's - Quality Meats has a long way to go before it can compete - or justify its price tag.”
The best of All. Quality meats is simply fantastic, from the bone in rib-eye to the milk chocolate torte with homemade vanilla ice cream there is nothing bad about this restaurant. the General Manager Mauriceo is the perfect manager for any restaurant to have and the staff is great. they make a homemade steak sauce right at your table that you can't stop eating, it is good on everything including the steaks but the steaks are perfectly cooked and seasoned so you might just want to dip your rolls into it. our suggestion is not to waste your money on any other restaurant this have everything you could possibly want.
I was a bit nervous eating here, given the recent bad reviews, but my friend was treating me for my bday so what did i have to lose? Anyways, so glad I picked it cuz I loved it! I thought everything was great! Decor was fine, service was nice, and food was great.
I had the crab & avocado for appetizer, they give you 3 and it was good. My friend had the bone marrow and liked it too. For entree I had the filet mignon, medium rare, and thought it was tender and flavorful (more so with the sauce, gives it a lil spicy peppery kick). We also had corn creme brulee and edamame as sides, both also very good. I've been to other steak places where the meat is either too dry or its not cooked to the right way you ask for it, etc. I had no problems here. I would def come back to have steak again, or try other things on the menu.
Totally recommend it !!
Avoid Quality Meats. I spent a week trying to find a restaurant for a special occasion. After asking around, a few friends suggested Quality Meats. While none of them had actually eaten at the restaurant, they had all heard good things. After showing up for an 8:00pm seating, the waitress immediately began to try and turn us over, trying to take our wine, appetizer and main dish orders simultaneously. Apparently she didn't recognize the restaurant was half empty (on a Friday night at 8:00pm this should have immediately tipped us off as to the experience we were about to have). When the waitress brought the wine to the table she did not ask the person who ordered to taste the wine, instead just picked someon at random from the table (this was repeated with the next bottle as well). We then had to either flag down someone to fill our glasses or just take care of our own glasses. The oysters and appetizers were good, especially the gnocchi and cheese. Of the four diners, we all ordered a different steak, but the result was the same. We were all disappointed. The steaks were mis-cooked and the flavor was non-existent. Leaving half-eaten steaks must be normal here though, because even though we were seated immediately in front of the kitchen entrance in a high traffic area (unclear why they would place us here because as I mentioned the restaurant was half-empty), not one employee seemed to take notice and ask if anything was wrong. We have all had a bad steak, or poor service, at other NYC steakhouses, but what is unique about Quality Meats and noteworthy was the ability to combine BOTH bad food AND poor service.
First time I've posted a restaurant review, but had to comment on a generally negative experience I had here. It was especially disappointing because the dinner was to commemorate an important occassion and I'd spent some time thinking about where to go.
Though no aspect of the meal was outright awful, the food was mediocre (despite the name, the steak was decidedly low-quality; at a table of four guys, no one finished their meat) and the service was weak, as our waitress was disorganized and forgetful. The ambiance had the potential to be great, but the restaurant's lack of a clear dress code found well-dressed diners seated next to tables wearing cargo shorts and birkenstocks. I hate to be a snob, but for the cost of this meal ($700 for a party of four), I think diners definitely deserve more.
If you're up for a pricey steak, I'd recommend BLT Steak or Wolfgang's - Quality Meats has a long way to go before it can compete - or justify its price tag.
Most disappointing NYC steakhouse experience ever. This was the most disappointing NYC steakhouse experience that I have had in my 15+ years living in Manhattan. I got the bone in sirloin prepared medium which was delivered to our table medium rare. The steak was bland tasting with no flavor and no crispiness on the outside. One of our other dining companions got the 3 mini filets each with a different sauce preparation. These were ordered medium as well and arrived at the table medium well and looked like they had been sitting under a heat lamp for 15+ minutes -- a grayish tint to the filets. The other problem we had was that we ordered an $80 bottle of wine and had to pour all but the first glass ourselves while at least 4 wait staff members lingered in our dining section. I expected at least good steaks from this place as it is part of the Smith & Wollensky family (you can never tell about side dishes - they were ok here - especially the Gnocchi & Cheese and edamame) but they weren't in the same class as Sparks, Luger's, Keens, Capital Grille, Ben Benson's or Striphouse. The homemade ice creams were excellent.
Wonderful food -- nice for a group. I love this restaurant. The steaks are great, fun appetizers, attentive staff... I've had a better time when it was a group of people, rather than just two, as the tables for two are a bit cramped. Last time we went it was a birthday celebration, I told them in advance and they served us generous glasses of a very good sparkling Italian wine, gratis, as soon as we were seated. Very nice touch. I'm not sure I can wholeheartedly recommend the marrow, though. I was excited to try them but after a few tastes it just seemed overwhelmingly greasy and I actually felt a little sick to my stomach. But aside from that, great restaurant. Really fun place to take visitors to NYC!
Awesome Service, wonderful steaks. Great martini too!. Our server started us off with some complimentary Proseco. We then followed it up with great (very generous) gin martinis. The oysters were presented beautifully and were fresh and delicious. Our steaks (filet & rib steak) were cooked perfectly! All along the service could not have been better! I would highly, highly recommend this steakhouse.
Terrible Meats..... First time to this restaurant and certainly my last. Was with a group of 4, 2 ordered the rib eye--described as the house specialty--one sent his back, the other told me afterwards he would have done the same but didn't want to add to the waiter's grief....my bone-in sirloin was good, not great, and the other ordered the seared three filets, which was good. Seafood appetizer was decent, but no one liked the oysters or clams, and at a $150 (including 2 large stone crab claws) we felt a bit short changed. Service wasn't like others have described, we were seated at 7:30 and didn't get a check until almost 11:00 (had to flag down someone to clear our table and get the check). Wine list was pretty much either top shelf or garbage. Total bill for 4 with 2 bottles of wine at $100 each, seafood platter, 3 sides, 2 bottles of water ($9.50 a bottle?) and coffee for 4 was $650 before tip. Forget it, try BLT Prime, Dylan Prime, Sparks, Craftsteak, even Del Friscos for a much better meal and maybe even save a few bucks.
Awesome everything. Was fortunate enough to experience Quality Meats last Thursday. I have been to quite a few restaurants for client dinners, and I have to say this was one of my favorites. We even spotted Jennie Garth dining with her family the table across from us. The servers were top notch and knew everything about the menu and wine list. The servers are very attentive and we did not have to ask them to come over even once. They were always there ready to assist. The apps and sides are to die for, as well as the desserts. Of course the steak was great too. I ordered the In-Bone Sirloin and it was very tasty and cooked to my specs. We had a 6pm reservation and it was pretty empty then, but by 8pm the place was buzzin. You have to order the corn creme brule and the gnocchi with cheese. We were there with 8 people and everyone loved their dishes. You will love this place!!
Thank you Mary. I had an amazing time at Quality Meats. The best part of the place wasn't even the steaks, it was the server who was nothing but sweet from start to finish. Mary smiled and knew about every item on the food and wine list. From someone who has been dining in New York since the early 90's Mary was the best server I've ever had. Bar none. Thank you so much Mary. See you soon
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