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Quality Meats

57 W. 58th St. (Sixth Ave.) Send to Phone
212-371-7777 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A clever option within the steakhouse pantheon.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly
  • Dress code: Casual dressy
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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Quality Meats, New York, NY

Quality Meats Restaurant Review

: Merge the know-how of the Smith & Wollensky empire with an interior designed by NYC firm AvroKO, and you have a recipe for one of the better steakhouses in Midtown: Quality Meats. By trimming the fat from the typical steakhouse experience, this restaurant becomes a wry spin on the customary beef emporiums that pepper the city. The interior hits the usual AvroKO notes: light bulbs with exposed filaments, walls lined with padded leather, brick and bovine sculptures. Cheekily traditional, the menu includes a selection of fresh oysters alongside velvety crab cakes and Caesar salad. Steak tartare is distinctive, served with a variety of spices on a wood plank with an egg yolk atop the ground filet mignon. Those who are daunted by the size of the entrées may opt to sample from the charcuterie bar, which has rare meats such as coppa. As for the steaks themselves, they run the gamut: the trio of filets (prepared with crab, pepper sauce and onions) is considerably smaller than items like the double rib steak for two. There's also a burger, and for those skipping steak, a flaky East Coast halibut. Sides are à la carte; don't miss the buttered edamame or the pan-roasted crispy potatoes, served in a cast-iron skillet and drizzled with garlic butter tableside. Ice cream and a warm apple and plum tart are among the desserts, but only the most famished of diners will make it that far. The wine list features 350 bottles from around the world.
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