A man walked into high-end Midtown steakhouse Quality Meats and assaulted a female employee before stealing $400 from her backpack last week, according to the New York Police Department.
The mugger entered through the side entrance of the restaurant at 57 West 58th St., near Sixth Avenue, on Friday, November 9, and struck the 35-year-old in the face before putting her in a chokehold and stealing her money, according to police. The victim was a restaurant manager, and the suspect approached her about applying for a job, the Post reported. She was rushed to an area hospital to treat bruising on her eye, according to police.
Police have not yet caught the suspect, identified as a 5-foot-7-inch male wearing blue jeans and a winter hat, according to the NYPD. Eater has reached out to the restaurant for more information.
Located a block away from Central Park, Quality Meats has been open for 12 years selling steakhouse classics like shrimp cocktail and dry-aged porterhouse in an Avro Ko-designed space. It’s one of several restaurants that make up hospitality group Quality Branded. Popular steakhouses Smith & Wollensky and Quality Eats, as well as Italian-American restaurants Quality Italian and Don Angie are a part of the group.