At the end of the day, the heart of New York City beats at its own drum. With a myriad of cuisines to choose from, locals and travelers alike oftentimes find it difficult to decide where they should dine out. For some, the decision is based on preferences. But for a majority of the New York scene, much of this comes down to proximity. While exploring the West Village and NYU territory, I happened to stumble into Quality Eats, a small yet delightful steakhouse with a contemporary charming approach.
Walking in, I automatically felt settled from the overall size and atmosphere of the restaurant. Unlike other dynamic steakhouses in the greater New York area, Quality Eats provides its guest with that exclusive yet inviting upscale midtown vibe with a polished rustic setting to mend the interior. Much of the layout and style is simple. Yet for them, simplicity trumps all. Its traditional inspiration of a ‘meat locker’ theme is clearly captured in every nook and crevice of the restaurant as seen from its finished wood and lovely steel features. For diners and guest, I guarantee that you will find yourself in a state of tranquility for your overall dining experience.
Before I start ranting about the food, I first have to talk about their incredible waiting staff. During my experience, they could not have been better. Their warm, welcoming, and speedy service was definitely a breathe of fresh air, especially within the concrete jungle. To make it that much better, they were incredibly knowledgeable about all matters. Whether it is a wine list or best entrees, their servers were able to accommodate all of our needs and request during, quite frankly, a very busy night.
As for the food, succulent and savory are two words that are synonymous with Quality Eats. Their incredible appetizers and top-of-the-line sirloin options meets every carnivorous want and need for their entire dining guest. One of the things you must get if you ever dine here is the potato money bread, which comes with three different types of butter spreads. Within just one bite, you’ll soon realize that is perhaps the best thing you will ever have. If you are looking for a world-renowned entrée, I highly suggest you try the Bavette cut steak. Like the restaurant’s title, the meal itself meets the quality of perfection.
Please note that this is a bit of a pricier option than other restaurants. While entrees may range from $18.00 to $26.00s, the overall dining experience is worth it. In addition, this is more of a classier establishment than most eateries in the West Village. Because of that, be sure to dress your best when you do a visit!