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

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The Hanger, for $25.
The Hanger, for $25. Photo: Paul Wagtouicz

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
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