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“Bone-In Rib Eye Steak is a Must”
Review of Quality Meats

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Ranked #166 of 13,735 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: Between 5th and 6th
Transit: N,R,W 59th&5th Ave
Description: This tony seafood house offers creature comforts and quality fish.
New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Bone-In Rib Eye Steak is a Must”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Go here for steaks and sides. It's been over 6 weeks and I cannot stop thinking of Quality Meats.

As often as sides are essential in Southern foods, so are they in Steakhouses. Quality Meats steaks and sides shine equal in this hip, modern steakhouse setting. The service is not pushy, not rude, not off putting; just right.

Our empty stomachs were greeted with the Quality Meat's obligatory bread and some seasonal watermelon on skewers. The bread was good, but it wasn't mind-blowing as some have described. I want some of this mind-blowing bread.

We shared the seafood tower. I think the seafood starter was reasonably priced and well liked around the table. The bone marrow was salty. The caesar salad arrived with unchopped romaine lettuce.

Onto the main event. I was ceremoniously served the bone-in rib eye steak ($47.00). As it was placed in front of me, I momentarily thought I accidentally ordered a dinosaur. It was delicious. With or without the complementary steak sauce, it was perfect. This is how steak should be prepared and seasoned.

For sides, we had waffle fries, creamed spinach, broccoli and cheese and corn brulee. The waffle fries were good, crispy and seasoned. The creamed spinach was served in a Yorkshire pudding bowl. It was chocked with of spinach. If I have creamed spinach, I want it to be like this. Crispy broccoli pieces were topped with fried cheese morsels. Different and interesting, but the best? No, I've saved that for last. Get the corn brulee. Creamed corn with a lightly crisp top.

For dessert, we tried the strawberry shortcake ice cream cake, mint chocolate ice cream cake and more. The ice cream was very light and more like whipped, frozen mouse. It was all good.

My only regret, no sharing the bone-in rib eye steak with a friend so I could have more sides.

Visited August 2012
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good place for meat near Central Park”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

Nice non-touristic place in the center of Manhattan where you can enjoy meat.
Try roasted bone marrow - that's the only place in NYC you can try it.
They serve it only for dinner, so come over.
Waiters can be rude( that's a minus of a place.
Ask for a table upstairs in the corner of a restaurant.
And yes, it's a noisy place, you can hardly hear something.

  • Visited February 2013
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great, but lacking in these (in the text)”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

Very nice place, however one will NOT FIND:
1. a locks suddenly fixing one to the chair, then waiter coming:" OK, now you order
this...this and this from the top-price list... 3 changes for each...However you
may get freed right away by paying in advance"
2. stupid clowns creeping from behind to push an ice cube under your collar
thinking this is very funny
3. teenagers ripping a leg from your table to play hockey in the hall

Other things like meat meals and desserts, get high rated for taste and variety.
Some meat meals have a fresh look of been cooked outdoors right after the hunt, though
the potatoes may probably need to level with the meat.
The interior is stylish (and cozy). Table turn not practiced (unless you ask yourself: like, your good friend came and you ask to be kicked from the table as you can't do this yourself due to so tasty food :-0)

For those who really miss those lacking things, there are other places in NYC.
(overall rating).

  • Visited September 2012
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New York, NY
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“My recent experience, not so much...”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

I have been here a number of times. The food is excellent, but be warned, This restaurant can be noisy. As in very noisy. As in I really was not interested in the conversation at the next table, but I had no choice but to hear every word. But still four stars because the steak is so very good.

  • Visited November 2012
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Ithaca, New York
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“Late dinner, great meal”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Quality Meats served us a great late night dinner on a weekday night. The service was friendly, efficient and prompt, though we never felt rushed.

We enjoyed the roasted bone marrow and the charcuterie board for appetizers. Filet and bone-in rib-eye for dinners, with crispy potatoes and an incredible corn creme brulee (how is that NOT dessert!) were all perfectly prepared. Portions were very large. We left very satisfied.

There's a wide ranging wine list that gave us a number of choices in our price range ($50-$100).

It was a very good meal.

  • Visited January 2013
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