Top Quality Eats…


Another riveting episode of Ladies Who Lunch.

If it’s New York, it has to be lunch with Paula.

I emailed Paula from Los Angeles, knowing that she is a confident, guilt-free woman who happily indulges in carbs and meat.

Quality Eats
Quality Eats

We settled on a Thursday at Quality Eats, the new, hot and trending restaurant in the village.

Not only is Quality Eats delicious it is such a deal and what red bloodied American woman doesn’t love a quality bargain.

Quality Eats is breaking ground offering prime meats at affordable prices.

Their heritage is chock full of stellar steak houses, including the groundbreaking Smith and Wollensky (I had my engagement party there), to the fine dinning Fourth Wall Restaurants mini-empire which includes Park Avenue Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall, Quality Meats and Quality Italian.

Lunch is only offered Wednesday-Friday. Dinner can be a two hour wait.

Fortunately, we were seated immediately and sat with the charming Tracy who expertly guided us through the menu.

I needed to decompress after some disturbing news so I ordered a delightful grenache blend from Provence ($11).

Caesar Salad
Caesar Salad

We decided to share  the House Caesar Salad which was cold, crisp and tasty ($13).


Paula ordered the most divine Patty Melt Club ($15). Seriously, it was absolutely fabulous with wonderful crunchy homemade cole slaw.


I opted for the QE Steak Toast Points ($16). The buvette steak was tender and delectable.

The curly fries cried out to us, but we resisted ($7).

Non-meat eaters, take heart. There is Butternut Squash Soup ($11), Hamachi Crudo with roasted pistachios and cherries ($13), Crab & Avocado ($14), Artichokes ($13), Seasonal Mezes ($12), Fish & Chips Po’Boy ($18), Grilled Octopus ($23), Mediterranean Branzino ($25), Lemon-Charred Chicken  ($23) and Olive Oil Tuna & Farro Bowl ($21).

I love the Three Martini Lunch concept which includes 3 martinis served with a side of steak and fries for $45.

The dinner menu is similar, but more extensive.


Darren, the general manager, rocks!

What a delight and to further endear himself he graciously sent over two unbelievable desserts: S’Mores with burnt marshmallow ice cream, graham cracker shortbread and fudge swirls as well as This Sh*t Is Bananas with roasted banana ice cream, peanut butter caramel, candied bacon and cinnamon toast.

The dressed up scoops are $8.


Executive Chef, Ryan Bartlow, the former executive chef of Frankies 570, admirably makes his return to the West Village.

Quality Eats is a delight. It is compact and cozy. The menu is inviting and the pricing is incredibly reasonable for top choice offerings.


Sworn to uphold the century old standards set down by the original Ladies Who Lunch, we ate demurely, sipped politely, chatted for three hours, dapped our lips upon completion of our delectable lunch, reapplied lipstick and elegantly exited Quality Eats.

I loved this place…Quality Eats deserves a prime spot on your restaurant Bucket List.

Quality Eats 19 Greenwich Street at West 10th Street in Greenwich Village, New York. Dinner: Monday-Wednesday 5:30-11pm, Thursday 5:30-12pm, Friday-Saturday 5:30pm-2am, Sunday 5:30-10pm. Weekend Brunch 11am-4pm, Lunch Wednesday-Friday 11:30am-4pm. Dinner reservations only on Resys.

One Comment

  1. Paula Lopez says:

    Thank you! It is always wonderful to recapture a lovely afternoon!

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