QUALITY ITALIAN WILL OPEN IN LUXE HALCYON HOTEL
Restaurateur Michael Stillman will open a Denver location of his popular New York restaurant, Quality Italian, this year in the $70 million Halcyon hotel at 245 Columbine St. in Cherry Creek North.
Michael Stillman grew up in the restaurant business — his dad, Alan Stillman, founded TGI Fridays and Smith & Wollensky.
Stillman developed various steakhouse concepts, starting with Quality Meats, a rustic New American steakhouse, then added Quality Italian and Quality Eats in New York’s West Village, where no steak is more than $30.
Quality Meats recently expanded to Miami Beach, Fla. Denver will be the first city outside of New York to have a Quality Italian steakhouse.
“We’ve tried to combine the elements of a traditional midcentury, ’50s steakhouse, like The Palm, with classic Italian-American (cuisine) and a modern aesthetic, ” he said.
At Halcyon, Quality Italian Denver joins Departures, Sage Hospitality’s Asian-themed restaurant.