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Bobby Van's Park Avenue - 'The Original'
Bobby Van's Park Avenue - 'The Original'

Bobby Van's Park Avenue - 'The Original' Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bobbyvans.com
  • Phone: (212) 867-5490
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am-4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday 4:00pm-10:30pm, Saturday 5:00pm-10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, American
  • Executive Chef: Nile Medford
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Park Avenue
  • Public Transit: We are located just steps away from Grand Central Station.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street Parking allowed after 6:00pm, payment required until midnight.
    The closet public parking lot is located on 46th Street between Lexington Avenue and Third Avenue.
A word from Bobby Van's Park Avenue - 'The Original'
Located in New York's landmark Helmsley Building, Bobby Van's Steakhouse has been serving the best porterhouse in town for the last eleven years. Upon entering, one is greeted with the sight of a credenza groaning under the weight of large bottles of wine. A bar full of regular customers is on the left and looking into the one-hundred seat dining room, one sees the thirty foot high ceiling and windows overlooking Park Avenue. To complement our Prime Aged Steaks our Sommelier has created an award winning wine list. Whether you're looking for a big Cabernet, a Pinot Noir or something in between our comprehensive list is sure to please. "Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great Food. Better Service. Make sure you start with the Harry's Salad!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "I was really looking forward to this dinner, but was disappointed by a few things: 1) the waiter was in a hurry, we hadn't sat down for 2 seconds and he was already asking what we wanted to drink (wine or cocktails) without handing out the wine list. This continued around dinner as well, and the place wasn't even half full for a Saturday night. The food was nothing notable, I ordered the mini fillet, medium rare, and it was more like medium well, and when we were ready to pay, it was hard to find any waiters because they seemed to be hanging out at the back or at the bar. The ambiance wasn't anything memorable to be honest. I probably wont be back."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "If you plan to spend the kind of money that Bobby Van's commands, there are too many great restaurants (notably, steakhouses) in NYC to go to Bobby Vans. The food was good, but the wait staff wasn't flexible in accommodating drink needs or dinner substitutions. While it was restaurant week, and that may have been the reason, I've had too many phenomenal experiences at STK, DelFrisco's, DelMonicos, The Palm, and the myriad of other top-tier steakhouses in NYC to go back to Bobby Vans."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The service was probably the best I have ever received. The bartender recommended an excellent wine, the host was friendly and the servers had perfect timing...not to mention the food was out of this world. If you have never been here, it is definitely time to experience this spot for yourself!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Went during NY restaurant week, and while the steak was tender, it had no flavor. I can make a better steak at home. The dessert was disappointing as well, the cheesecake was ok, but we also had bread pudding, and it was awful. I guess I am spoiled by Nordstrom cafe's bread pudding. I would not go back to this restaurant again."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "is how I start because my co-worker and friend took me to the Park Avenue location for lunch, thinking it was Restaurant Week at this locale. However, it was not and the prices were a bit high for my friend. However, we ate there toning down our order. The staff and wait person treated us as if we were spending big bucks. There were professional, speedy and kind. Now the food was worth every price on the menu, I had a salad, which was huge and she had a shrimp dish. ABSOLUTELY the best I've tasted in a high-end posh restaurant and I will be going back."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Everyone that I know who want here raves about the food & now I know why. Excellent all around!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "This place is very practical since it is next to my work, I really like to bring clients for business lunch, recently I noticed a bit more noise than usage and decrease on service quality"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "great rib-eye steak with fries and creamed spinach. will dine again"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Always good food. Waitress did a great job! Food was excellent - a crab meat cocktail and a rib eye. The wine selection is very good, but starting to become a bit expensive! Sometimes the restaurant seems a bit noisy and I wish the bar area was larger."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "After all these years the food and service are both consistently top notch."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Lunch here is always good. Choices for meat and non meat eaters. Service is professional and it is good for a business talk. Ask for a table in a corner."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "In town for a visit and a group of us went in for dinner. Great time all around. Food was great, environment was fun. Look forward to coming back next time Im in town."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "My favorite restaurant, anywhere. Food was off the charts. Service fabulous, Sam was attentive without being overly so, comfortably friendly. Soft shell crabs, pork chops, chicken marsala, filet, great sides, desserts, wine. Part of a great NYC day. Maybe I'm over the top, but it's that good."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Never disappointed at Bobby Van's. Great steaks and wonderful service by very professional staff."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Great food, great service and a fantastic location made for a most memorable evening."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant a few times in my years... The steaks are always great! This time was special because of two excellent waiters! George & his fellow server (can't remember his name). They made us feel really welcomed, took care of us and we even had a nice conversation! Thank you so much! I can tell you guys really enjoy your jobs!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Business lunch, food was outstanding. Cold seafood appetizer was amazing and perfectly fresh. Fillet Mignon was cooked exactly as I ordered it. Service was impeccable. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Went to Bobby Van's on Saturday evening after a day in the City. Everyone wanted a good steak. The food was very good, the the gem was the service. The wait staff went out of their way to make a very enjoyable meal. Service was outstanding but unobtrusive, witty, and gregarious. All around a great experience."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food and service consistently outstanding. This is a great place to dine with friends, hold a business dinner or have a romantic night out."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We made reservations through Opentable for lunch and I requested a quiet corner table so that we could be able to speak. The restaurant could not be MORE accommodating and friendly, food excellent, services great and they weren't overly in your face. Vey very pleased."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Lump crab meat appetizer was fantastic. I'd order two next time, and skip the steak. The petite fillet was Huge (10 ounces), but a request for medium turned out to be medium rare. Services was outstanding. and responsive. I was surprised there is no dessert menu."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "I have been to Bobby Vans for both business dinners and family dinners. The staff is very pleasant and the food very good. The restaurant is very loud and suitable for a boisterous table which we happened to be this time. Steaks and sides are delicious."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Traditional steakhouse. Great service, nice portions and very tasty. Did not have ranch dressing, though."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "For was amazing the veal chop awesome filet was like butter service was excellent"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Have been here for many a good business lunch, but hurry while the soft shell crabs are in season, they are phenomenal, the best I have tasted anywhere!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "a wonderful place to dine with friends, family, coworkers, centrally located and excellent food & service"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Classic steakhouse if you need one in midtown. Great service topped off with good food. Exactly what you would expect from your NYC American steakhouse. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Always a pleasure to eat here. Outstanding service and very good food, with the usual generous portions. I am glad that I have a mile walk to get there and the same on return! My companion's steak lokked excellent, and my salmon special with the horseradish topping was excellent. Definiteky a venue for a 'proper' lunch Renoir "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Best dry-aged steak I've had in years! Meat and veggies were cooked perfectly and delivered by a knowledgeable staff with the ability to easily assist with excellent wine-pairings without being pretentious. "
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Nothing special. Good service but only ok food for this price level. Wanted to try it."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Had a great evening attentive but not intrusive service. Knowledgeable staff that have seen it all. Food was all cooked to order and hot . Steaks and sides done to perfection from rare to medium well, no complaints from the table.I have never had a $14.00 soup of the day but the Beef Barley soup was well above average, but it still is beef barley soup, $14.00 is high even for NYC. Beverages we're well executed and complimented the meal. This trend of selling you 8 oz soft drinks in bottles at exorbitant prices per beverage has to stop, after all somebody has to drive these days. On top of spending $14.00 for your bowl of soup and $50.00 plus for steaks plus sides, alcohol etc. give us a break on the diet coke, things can't be that bad."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I may not choose the right dish. My fish was really overcooked (dry). My husband had meat and he liked it. It is not a place to go with friends... to have a long meal... they asked us to leave about 10:30pm.... Not my kind of place."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Right in an office building, it has enough comfortable atmosphere for any good dining experience! Lots more than steak, and all the sides are superb. Food is excellent, service is great, and you will walk away happy."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Food was good... compared to all the other steakhouses out there.. the palm, mortons, capital grill, peter lugar... it was just ok.. with so many other choices out there.. maybe ill be back. Nothing really sets them apart or stands out though. "
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "loved everything about Bobby Vans. So much food for restaurant week. I will definitely recommend and visit them again."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "....bobby vans has always been one of my favorites in nyc....the park ave location specifically.....walking distance from the hotel and a great area to walk off an always perfectly prepared steak....this trip, i was grateful to have my daughter in tow....she too is a major fan....we had a meal fit for a king and went out exploring afterwards.....in the air and heading back to the city as we speak...i'll be swinging by for dinner tonight....bone in rib eye, please...."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I visited Bobby Vans during Restaurant Week. The menu was very good and the portions were a good size as well. The staff was extremely courteous and attentive. My only negative was the bread pudding. I would not recommend it at all. I didn't want to get the cheesecake bc as a New Yorker I feel like I have cheesecake ALL the time, but I should have gone with old faithful. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Food is great, Service is great a little pricey..."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We had a fantastic restaurant week lunch here and enjoyed great service and wonderful food, We'll definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/28/2014