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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
  • "Very nice business lunch spot. Our server was lovely and polite. Great options for lunch, but bring your wallet. I had a lovely filet caesar salad that was delish. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "I wanted to try Bobby Vans for restaurant week and went there for a double date with my husband. We were pleasantly surprised by the more than generous portion sizes and the food itself was absolutely amazing! I highly recommend Bobby Vans and we will most definitely be back."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Food is very good. We had a 7 people (4 teens) party. All kids enjoyed the their courses. Steak was perfect. But my wife did not like the salmon however finished it."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "First rate service staff. Very personalized experience at the table. The waiters provided great suggestions, at a good pace, and they served the seafood appetizer and all the sides to each individual in the group; which, as simple as that sounds, was really nice. Awesome wine. Did I mention the very attentive staff? Ask for Bob's table--- he looks like Johnny Mathis"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I went with one other person. The host was friendly and noted my reservation, and took care to put us in a booth (which I requested at the last minute). I enjoyed the dinner. Petite steak was larger than I'm accustomed to. It was perfectly cooked to the specifications. Our server Carlos was friendly and helpful in helping us make a selection."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Excellent service and food. Also, good portion size considering it was restaurant week. I recommend this location highly, going to their 54th street location to test that out and will report back."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We went here for Restaurant Week and I am so glad that we did! Service is excellent and never pushy. Many waiters assist you and you never wait long for anything. Steak was cooked just as ordered and melted in my mouth. All side dishes were delicious as well!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The food was superb. The atmosphere very romantic. The service and staff very attentive and professional. I would definitely not only recommend it but would visit again. Thanks Open Table."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "My friend and I dined here for restaurant week. The wait staff was very attentive but made a mistake with our bill. The manager went out of his way to come over and apologize. He also gave us a discount. Great service and very good food. The beef was fabulous and so was the New England clam chowder! Can't go wrong dining at Bobby's."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Great for business lunches - servers are phenomenally attentive yet in tune to when they need to stand back during conversation. After my customer business lunch I had immediate documents to provide to them, so I holed up in the Bar with the wifi access and got my documents out to the customer - and no one bothered me at all. It was a very pleasurable, productive afternoon."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The ambiance is nice for a group business dinner. For restaurant week the food presented was pretty good. The clams were very good."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I got the filet mignon but it was not cooked right. Very rare in the middle and burnt on the outside."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Went for my first restaurant week dinner. I was skeptical about discounted city food but was blown away. The service was good and felt welcomed. The resty week menu had petit fillet...there was nothing petit about this fillet mignon. They cooked it to a perfect medium rare and it melted in my mouth. The best fillet I've ever had. Need to go again and try the porterhouse next time."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "never a disappointment when at Bobby Van's - service and quality of the food is outstanding"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "My first time to Bobby Van's Park Avenue. The food and service were great. The drinks were a little strong, not the best. Overall, I enjoyed the restaurant very much."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "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