Greenwich Village has sadly lost a steakhouse, as Quality Eats has closed after eight years.
The news was first reported by Eater, who stated it was announced via a sign placed on the door over the weekend.
The steakhouse first opened in Greenwich Village at 19 Greenwich Avenue in 2015 and was run by the son of Alan Stillman who opened the first TGI Friday’s back in 1965.
Quality Eats served several different cuts of steak as well as other meat centric dishes. According to Eater, at the time of opening all of its steaks cost under $30, and Eater even called them “the future of the New York steakhouse.”
As for the reasoning behind closing, Michael Stillman, the restaurant’s owner, reportedly stated “We have a lot in the works for the upcoming year and wanted to put our energy into focusing on those projects.”
The good news is, they still have another location which opened on the Upper East Side in 2017, so we can at least still enjoy their food there! Or, you can check out some of the Quality Branded restaurant group’s other restaurants, including Bad Roman, Smith & Wollensky, and Don Angie.
📍 Quality Eats, UES – 1496 Second Ave At 78th St.
🗓️ Sunday – Tuesday 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. (bar open til 11 p.m.), Wednesday – Saturday 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (bar open til 11:30 p.m.) / Brunch – Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.