DINING DIARY | QUALITY EATS / by Brackett Bilodeau

Image courtesy of ny.eater.com

Image courtesy of ny.eater.com

It’s here: the whitewashed brick rendition of the Quality Meats known and loved by all, sans one letter. Michael Stillman’s Quality Eats has finally opened its doors to the delight of the West Village carnivorous community, taking the traditional steakhouse concept by storm with a more approachable focus and Chef Ryan Bartlow at the helm. The spotlight shines on lesser-known cuts brought to the forefront, all sourced from Creekstone Farms and Brandt Beef, alongside a handful of standout side dishes including baked potato monkey bread, cacio e pepe-style orzo, a savory butternut brioche bread pudding, and more. Not a fan of red meat? Stillman’s menu plays with a variety of alternatives, from seared scallops and lemon-charred chicken to a Mediterranean branzino and, of course, a good old fashioned cheeseburger. A crowd pleaser in the making -- especially if the new outpost’s predecessors are any indication. Contact your Attaché for reservations.