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.