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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great food, great service and a fantastic location made for a most memorable evening."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "For was amazing the veal chop awesome filet was like butter service was excellent"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "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
  • "Traditional steakhouse. Great service, nice portions and very tasty. Did not have ranch dressing, though."
    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
  • "....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
  • "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
  • "loved everything about Bobby Vans. So much food for restaurant week. I will definitely recommend and visit them again."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Food is great, Service is great a little pricey..."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "For starters I had baked clams & the "lump crab cocktail", both dishes were great. For the main course I had the "petite filet mignon" which actually was a nice size(12oz). I was surprised at the large size being that it was a restaurant week portion but that's no complaint, more food for my belly lol. The meat was definitely a winner as well and was accompanied by garlic mashed potatoes & creamy spinach. The mashed potatoes were delicious & the creamy spinach was great, the best creamy spinach I ever had.The spinach actually had pieces of artichoke in it as well, great touch.Their wine list blew me away with the wide range of variety.As for dessert I had the "chocolate mousse cake" which came with whipped cream and a mango&raspberry sauce."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The food was wonderful and the staff were very friendly."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Overall the experience was pretty good. If you have a hearty appetite, this place is for you! The menu is pricey, but you definitely get what you pay for interns of portions because they are enough to feed two or even 3 people. The waiters are attentive and service is quick, and not just when you're ready to pay. They are also pretty accommodating to diets )one of my sides was supposed to be made with bacon and I told them I couldn't have it so they left it out). The only complaints I had were that they didn't explain the special outright until we asked about it and that it was incredibly noisy, so I felt like I was screaming the whole dinner,"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "I went here for lunch during restaurant week 2014. For whatever reason my reservation did not show up on their end, but I was eventually seated. The server seemed bothered when my friend inquired about the restaurant weeke menu. I had the ceasar salad to start which was not very good... I then had the steak and mashed potatoes, the steak was not much more stan ok, but the mashed potatoes were good. I finished off the meal with their cheesecake which left a lot to be desired. Overall, I will not return to this location, I had previously ate at their downtown location which faired a lot better."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Nothing flashy, but always great food and service. It can get a bit loud, but that is the only negative."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Dinning at Bobby Van's was a first time experience and I certainly would go back. We had the restaurant week menu and were very pleasantly surprised by the portions and the quality of the food. It was delicious and really well worth it. My beef just melted in the mouth. We both had a glass of wine which was a very generous glass which we really appreciated as you sometime just get the smallest measure in New York restaurants. The only downside to our dining experience was the noise. It is a very loud place due to the high ceilings and the close proximity of all the tables. It was a very busy lunchtime so perhaps it is easier to talk to you fellow diners in the evening."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Beef Medallion was delicious...as long as you get medium rare. The green sauce for the salmon was too citrus and didn't compliment the salmon dish too well. Cheesecake was better than the rice pudding. Overall it was nice for a work lunch get away."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Food was exceptional, as was service. We were a couple and they seated us away from the larger groups for a slightly calmer ambiance. Much appreciated. If you haven't been to Bobby Van's, go."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I was able to have a pleasant lunch with my mom at Bobby Van's. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding and friendly."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "I visit Bobby Van's Park Avenue every time I come to New York. Great Service, Love the ambiance, and spectacular food."
    Dined on 2/19/2014