Quality Eats has just opened its third spot in New York in NoMad. This location, at 3 East 28th Street, is the largest of the three at 3,500 square feet. It has room for 125 guests in the dining room and bar sections, and they could potentially serve hundreds each night due to their relatively quick turnaround.
The first Quality Eats opened in 2015 in the West Village, and another was opened up on the Upper East Side two years later. The menu focuses on meat, and steaks are offered for under $30. This is a notable price point in an otherwise expensive market. Diners can choose from bavette cut, hanger, grilled skirt, sirloin, and Don Ameche cuts.
The new restaurant in NoMad offers starters including beet tabbouleh and sausage and pepper toast; a raw bar that serves up hamachi crudo, lump crab, and shrimp cocktail; main dishes including leg of lamb with anchovy butter, grilled octopus with beluga lentils, and lemon-charred chicken served with grilled herbs; and the kale chicken salad and charred steak salad. You can add on a side to your meal, choosing from popular items like brown-bag curly fries, cacio e peppe orzo, or creamed-spinach hush puppies.
The NoMad branch is run by Executive Chef Delfin Jaranilla. He has extensive experience in the Quality Eats businesses, working his way up from garde manger and line cook to earn the top spot in the restaurant.
Quality Eats is part of the Quality Italian and Quality Meats family, all of which are under the Quality Branded parent company. The organization is run by restauranteur Michael Stillman. Stillman is a part of a family that knows its meat; his father started up the first ever TGI Friday’s and was a manager for the famous steakhouse Smith & Wollensky.