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“Name sums it up”
Review of Quality Meats

Quality Meats
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Ranked #404 of 14,591 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, 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.
Reviewed May 17, 2014

The name sums up my experience with the food but does not describe the atmosphere. Like many New York gems' this place was tucked away one block south of the park, looked small and very crowded from the street, and could easily be passed up for a larger storefront place on a busier street. DON'T pass it up. The crowd is friendly, the atmosphere warming, and the food worth the wait. After appetizers, drinks, and chatting with other patron's in the bar area and being led to your table, you are amazed at how large and crowded the place really is. Two stories of happy patrons eating great food. The first night, we never made it to the entrees, making meals out of appetizers - two musts: hamachi with jalapenos and the grilled bacon (the bacon grease mixed with the fresh-made peanut butter, WOW! Second night we had steak as a side for the appetizers. In all fairness to the restaurant and the other reviewers, the place is not expensive for a high-end restaurant these days, especially one in a city. Also, I have had better steaks, but the name is Quality Meats, not Quality Streaks. They go a very good job at all of their food, but do not excel at steaks. It is an unfortunate fact that many grill cooks in restaurants forget that a steak will likely cook up a notch between the salamander or grill as it rests. This is an individual chef issue, as I have had fair steaks and great steaks at the same restaurants. Hopefully, the masters will do a better job at teaching the padawans across the country. I think I have said enough in this one; hope it helps. Eat here at least once and decide for yourself; just leave enough grilled bacon for me.

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Thank Eric J
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Reviewed May 15, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by friends so we decided to celebrate a birthday there. It is clearly very popular so early booking is recommended. In our party of 5 we had 4 different mains - chicken, salmon, filet mignon and a porterhouse shared between 2. All were excellent and cooked just as we wanted. The cost of sides can add up so it is always best to check how many a portion serves. Wine is expensive by UK standards so don't expect to find anything under $50 and we were steered towards a Napa Valley red at $70. We ate downstairs and although I imagine that the noise could get overpowering it was acceptable.The service was attentive without being overpowering and the advice given was very welcome. All in all an excellent place for a special occasion.

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Thank Shadwellian2014
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

The meat was over cooked. Always ask for one notch below that expected - if you like it medium tell that rare etc. price high, but falls short of other American steak houses like Ruth's Chris and others.

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Thank YA_from_Kent
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

A beautiful restaurant with attentive wait staff. While they specialize in steaks, there are abundant seafood choices -- I had soft shell crabs. Conveniently located to the theatre, excellent food, service, ambience. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed May 14, 2014

Made reservations via Open Table. The staff called to confirm the day prior (not sure why). Arrived a few minutes early and were seated promptly. There are numerous stairs and not quite sure how anyone with mobility issues could navigate the restaurant. The interior is very attractive; waitstaff was attentive but not lingering. I ate upstairs in the front area and the noise level was much better than the main dining area on the main floor. The Caesar Salad was fresh but cut a bit too small to easily eat. The bread was very good and served with butter. The bone-in filet was excellent as was the veal chop. Both were cooked to perfection. Sides included Pan Roasted Crispy Potatoes which were great and the Yorkshire creamed spinach which could have been much hotter. Overall it was a great meal. We were never rushed by the waitstaff.

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1  Thank borodoc
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