Quality Italian presents a menu of modern day adaptations of traditional Italian‑American steakhouse fare. Continuing the tradition of sister restaurant Quality Meats, Quality Italian references old‑world butcher shops in its unique design, drawing inspiration from the traditional butcher guilds found throughout Italy. These guilds were responsible for maintaining quality control for the meat sold throughout the country, and at Quality Italian, internationally renowned design firm AvroKO references the significant role these institutions had in Italian culture and tradition in each of the four unique dining rooms. The crested flags from each of the guilds and a series of butchers’ utility pieces were sourced from turn‑of‑the‑century butchers’ guild buildings and quietly re‑purposed into art features, wall coverings, dividing screens and floor‑to‑ceiling cabinetry, incorporating these traditional elements in more modern applications. Hand‑blown glass is utilized and displayed prominently in the custom designed lighting fixtures throughout the two‑story restaurant, which boasts two entire walls of windows overlooking the corner of 57th Street and 6th Avenue, giving guests a unique vantage point of bustling midtown Manhattan.