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Quality Eats Opens Tonight in the West Village, With Lots of Affordable Steak

The Hanger, for $25.
The Hanger, for $25.

Michael Stillman — the son of Alan Stillman, the founder of T.G.I. Friday’s and Smith & Wollensky — has opened a sister restaurant to Midtown West’s Quality Meats. The idea is that Quality Eats, located on Greenwich Avenue (in the former Whitehall space), is more casual and cheeky than a typical New York steakhouse, and Stillman has brought on chef Ryan Bartlow, formerly of Frankies 570, to focus on affordable and lesser-known meat cuts.

The cheapest steak on the menu is $19 Bavette bar steak, and the most expensive, the “Don Ameche” (filet mignon with mustard-peppercorn sauce), caps at $29. Other dishes include grilled bacon with peanut-butter-and-jalapeño jelly, sausage-and-pepper toast, jumbo-lump crab with avocado, and lemon-charred chicken. But, like any steakhouse, it may be the sides that are most appealing: butternut-brioche bread pudding, brown-bag curly fries, creamed-spinach hush puppies, and baked-potato monkey bread. Take a look:

Scalloped sunchokes.
Scalloped sunchokes. Photo: Paul Wagtouicz
Grilled bûcheron cheese with
Grilled bûcheron cheese with Photo: Paul Wagtouicz
Crudité salad with buttermilk dressing.
Crudité salad with buttermilk dressing. Photo: Paul Wagtouicz
Grilled octopus with rice, beans, and beluga lentils.
Grilled octopus with rice, beans, and beluga lentils. Photo: Paul Wagtouicz
Picket Fence bourbon, mulled apple cider, amaro.
Picket Fence bourbon, mulled apple cider, amaro. Photo: Paul Wagtouicz
Reunion Goods & Services oversaw the design and branding.
Reunion Goods & Services oversaw the design and branding. Photo: Paul Wagtouicz
Customized plates.
Customized plates. Photo: Paul Wagtouicz
The concept is that with the "M" scored out, the restaurant's identity is subverted.
The concept is that with the "M" scored out, the restaurant's identity is subverted. Photo: Paul Wagtouicz

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Quality Eats, 19 Greenwich Ave. (off West 10th St.​), 212.337.9988

Quality Eats Opens Tonight in the West Village, With Lots of Affordable Steak