Bobby Van's Park Avenue - 'The Original'

4.6
1226 reviews
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Steakhouse
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. "
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F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always outstanding, the service is impeccable and it is a superb restaurant. Highly recommend!

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PK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So it is always consistent , great service and very solid food. Fish and beef all superb.

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CT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and great service

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PR
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing dinner! Porterhouse for 2 was fabulous! Service exemplary !

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UL
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

No charm, bad service and food taste not good.
Will never come back to this place!

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GJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 3

Had been there many times over the years. Quality seems to be slipping

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AD
New York Area
278 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food was on point and fantastic! Our servers Mike Rushiti and Dominick were phenomenal and the reason I keep going back!

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CT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This Bobby Vans always delivers a great meal. There is nothing like ordering a steak with a side of chicken parmigiana. The best meal!

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CS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is very lively so if you are looking for a quiet place this is not for you. The service was OK (actually the folks responsible for food delivery, refilling the water etc. were spectacular - so perhaps it was just our waiter who was OK).

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JZ
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the shrimp bisque soup, which was very tasty. I had the lamb entry with an asparagus side. The lamb was cooked perfectly to my taste. I'm not a fan of jellied mint, but their was sensational. I had to skip desert as the meal was filling. I will definitely be going back.

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LI
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Have the ribeye you won’t be disappointed! Chilean Sea bass was outstanding.

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i
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, service very attentive. The entire staff was professional and very pleasant. I had a filet mignon and my wife the chicken francaise. Both dishes were terrific. Thanks.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Overbearing staff, limited healthy options, pushy coat room staff who snatched $10 out of my hand and pushed me out of the door.

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LB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Solid as usual. Great dinner near Grand Central. Does the "Business Dinner" well.

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J
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

We were ignored for 45 minutes as all of the tables who came in around us were served their food. It got to the point - an hour in that we had NO time to eat. I will never go back

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JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an awesome night celebrating my birthday. 2 kids and 2 adults. The staff was incredible and so was the food! Thank you BV!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My expectations are always exceeded, no matter which Bobby Van's I dine in. That kind of consistency and quality across the brand is commendable. Service is always top-notch. The food will make you stop and say "thank you."

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C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Make sure the Matre'd gets your name, otherwise you may get a nastygram from OpenTable.

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BD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bobby Van's is reliable for quality food, good service and a vibrant seems. Never disappoints.

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p
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was excellent, as always. But I’m always a bit shocked when the bill arrives.

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good place for business lunch with professional appearance and excellent location.

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T
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Slow waitstaff but great food.

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DF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, location andd service. I will be back for business lunch and dinners

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PS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Accommodates restrictive diet, pleasant and helpful staff.

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DH
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great Porterhouse, creamed spinach, and potatoes! Everything else, the tomatoes, onions, dessert, etc. was nice, but come here for the steak!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and midtown steakhouse atmosphere that was equally tasty and satisfying, though not quite the level you would expect at those prices.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant !
Food, service, and ambiance was outstanding.
Keep up the great work.

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B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was wonderful but you sat us next to the kitchen entrance and our waiter stood by us the entire evening. Move that table no one should ever have to sit there.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal service and incredible food. My favorite restaurant in the world.

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LW
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Restaurant was pretty quiet. Servers were brash

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never had a bad meal at BV’s! Excellent quality and outstanding service! Pricey but well worth it!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing best steakhouse in NYC at the holidays!!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Service was slow

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PT
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought family from out of town and we had a great time. The service is above and beyond!

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JB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, great food and service.

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GM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bobby Van's NEVER disappoints! Friendly and professional staff, great food, always cooked as suggested and always a pleasure

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service

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DD
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our service was fast, friendly, and professional. The food was all excellent. It just wasn't an intimate setting. Very energetic and loud, but that could've been due to the small and close table proximity. We would go back to Bobby Van's

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DW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic steaks, always cooked to perfection. Service best in the city

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OS
London
29 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Always a pleasant experience.

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