This weekend, out-of-towners will pour into New York City for the Super Bowl, and they'll all be looking to eat a celebratory meal.

Or a meal that will make them feel better after a crushing loss.

Whatever the situation, this is New York, and that meal should be steak.

Moreover, if you ask any Wall Streeter, they'll likely suggest the steakhouses on this list.

Here's why: New York City has an amazing tradition of steak and chophouses — some steakhouses on this list, like Keen's, Delmonico's, and Old Homestead, date back to the 1800s.

Wall Street is even older than that, and with its client dinners and big money celebrations, is steeped in NYC steak culture. Bankers take lunch meetings at Bobby Van's, and Del Frisco's is basically a big banker hang out spot managed by former bond trader, Scott Gould.

That's why Business Insider polled its Wall Street readers to get their official take on the best steak in town and compiled the results in this handy list. Study it, you'll need it.

Oh, and as a sidenote, shouts to Minetta Tavern — not a steakhouse, but they serve an amazing steak.

#18 Mark Joseph Steakhouse

261 Water Street

Rating average: 2.44 out of 4

Cost of an average meal: $74

"It's too bad Yelp doesn't feature a timeline slider of sorts as the performance of the service at MarkJoseph varies from start to end of our dinner. Starting at Time A we were in a pristine state of good service, a primordial garden of eating.

"By the arrival of our main courses and exclusion of a friend's sides, the first seeds of doubt were sown. Moving along, with other guests not having their water glasses refilled or tea/coffee service offered, the Fall from grace had fully completed as we exited with a new awareness of good and bad service, all during the same meal." — Yelp reviewer



#17 STK

Multiple locations

Rating average: 2.45 out of 4

Cost of an average meal: $72

"Let's just say that it's [the food] good.  But only JUST good.  

"I treated myself to the pomegranate glazed duck, which was pretty tasty. A few others at the table were indulging in the yummy looking filet mignon. But the question lingered through the night. Is it really WORTH it?

"The answer depends upon how much of your opinion of a restaurant depends on the fact that you feel trendy eating there.

If, like me, you could care less if you were eating in a hole in the wall, or a palace as long as the food was good, the answer is no, it's not worth it." — Yelp reviewer



#16 Maloney & Porcelli

37 E. 50th St.

Rating average: 2.53 out of 4

Cost of an average meal: $70

"The décor is a little dated; HOWEVER it has a very cool, "Wall St-esque" feel to it. The drinks are a little pricey, but the wine-by-the-glass selection is very interesting and offers terrific quality compared to most.

"They do have one of the better quality Filet's in the city (only Keens has a better one in my opinion); however their sides are a little '80s-ish. A little creativity as a whole would be appreciated." — Yelp reviewer



#15 Primehouse New York

381 Park Ave.

Rating average: 2.55 out of 4

Cost of an average meal: $70

"As for the food, we had the tableside-made caesar salad and a regular farmer's market greens salad, both were excellent. I had the petit filet mignon on the bone, and my friend had a larger cut (can't remember which one). 

"The steaks came nice and hot, and were both covered in a pastrami-like coating of peppercorns. It added wonderful flavor to the steak. I'd never had a filet mignon on the bone, and it was tender and delicious. For sides we shared a baked potato and grilled asparagus, which was nicely done.

"We each had a glass of wine with dinner, and then shared the bananas foster sundae.  I can honestly say that I was full - but not overly so - and the food was paced nicely." — Yelp reviewer




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