Quality Meats, that’s what this new Miami Beach restaurant is called. But don’t let the name fool you. There’s plenty for non-carnivores to enjoy here too. After all, these guys know what they’re doing. The Miami Beach location is an offshoot of the popular New York City eatery.

The restaurant owners did South Beach right. Rather than tear down the old Bancroft Hotel they restored this historic art deco building to give the restaurant a modern steak house vibe. The hotel’s original check-in desk is now a butcher counter with cured foods and the reception desk works as a service bar. Monogrammed napkins, tableclothes and silverware give Quality Meats a nice classy vibe without making the restaurant feel stuffy. If my initials were QM I may have some new napkins at home today. (I KID, I KID )

The menu does offer something for everybody. More than half the apps feature seafood. The crab and avocado starter ($16) is a great light way to start the meal and the lobster cocktail ($20) is perfect for sharing. Matter of fact we shared everything. The filet mignon ($44) and the pan roasted local snapper ($32) entrees seemed to me to be plenty for 2 people even though they weren’t listed on the “Dishes for Two” portion of the menu. A side dish of corn creme brulee ($12) is Quality Meats’ twist on creamed corn and it’s a creamy/crunchy delight. Another highlight: the homemade steak sauce the servers prepare tableside for your meal.

So what’s in a name? When it comes to Quality Meats, a little bit of everything.

Belkys’ Best Bite: Corn Creme Brulee

Quality Meats
1501 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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