If your travels from your Main Street take you to New York, here’s where MainStreet thinks you should go to indulge in steak...
There's something about the plates weighed down with juicy hunks of beef, boldly tannic red wines swirling in huge crystal glasses and sides and desserts to sate even the biggest appetite that seems conducive to discussing contracts, accounting methods, co-workers and the like.
Just be careful wielding those big knives while you talk.
Fortunately for anyone in New York City, there's a plethora of eateries specializing in beefy goodness -- and many of them are wonderful. I've narrowed the discussion down to four steakhouses, each of which I picked for a different reason.
For a take on some good, perhaps less-expensive locations with a variety of cuisines, check out James Altucher's recommendations on the best restaurants in which to hold business meetings.
Michael Jordan's The Steakhouse NYC
Grand Central Station
I expected to feel a bit like a tourist eating at Michael Jordan's, which is located on one side of Grand Central Station, overlooking the main concourse.But any touristy sensibilities evaporated when I took a bite of my rib-eye. The seasoning, the marbling, everything just seemed done to perfection.
The appetizers, such as the iceberg salad and the tomato with sweet onions, didn't disappoint. Nor did the sides. And the prices are pretty much in line with other steakhouses of similar caliber.
There's no particular shtick to it. It's just a good, solid steakhouse. And it happens to be my favorite in New York City -- at least for now.
I feel a little silly favoring such a new restaurant -- one named after a sports star, who isn't even famous for being on a New York team. But there you have it. I can't help what my taste buds tell me.