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Bobby Van's Park Avenue - 'The Original'

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1095 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am-4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday 4:00pm-10:30pm, Saturday 5:00pm-10:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 867-5490
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Nile Medford
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Park Avenue
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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.
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We are located just steps away from Grand Central Station.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Bobby Van’s Steakhouse’s prime location is next to Grand Central Station in the landmark Helmsley Building, and the coveted location boasts views of Park Avenue which can only be attributed to the best steakhouse in NYC.

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4.5
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Very good food, the steaks were literally fantastic. Service enough good, not too much friendly or explicative with us (we’re Italian) in spite of our questions. The check was too expensive (we drank no wine), anyway in line with the city. Food quality very high!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

The steak was solid, but under-seasoned. We had Porterhouse for 2 at a business meal. Tasty, but far from making the list of outstanding steaks I've ever had. The service was appropriately attentive, and the atmosphere was as expected for a NYC steakhouse.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Bobby Van's consistently has the best steaks in town. I've never been disappointed, and that's why I go. Also has impeccable service. It's on the pricey side, even compared to other steakhouses in Manhattan. It's also very loud and the tables are crowded, which is while I usually go down the street to Capital Grille, which has much more private seating. I'll go again, and it's a great place, just not perfect for everything.

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

This place does not have a lunch menu. Service from a business lunch perspective was slow and inattentive. Food was good but had to cobble it together to avoid a huge midday meal.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

In NYC for business and made reservation for dinner. Arrived early but was greeted warmly and quickly seated. Service was exceptional. Ordered a shrimp cocktail that arrived quickly and was very good. followed with the sole, a baked potato and green beans. Sides were quite large and well prepared. Sole was a little overcooked on one side so top was crisp and remainder a little mushy. Not the best by far.

Overall a good experience. I'd go back

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Wonderful dinner celebrating grandsons 15th birthday. Porterhouse was amazing and staff was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This was an amazing dinner experience. Truly the best steak I ever had! The service was superior, all the recommendations of the server were excellent and we will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great location near Grand Central Station. The food and service were very good!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great food and atmosphere

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Great time. Staff and customers were a blast. Sat in the bar and never made the table.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

It was great food

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Good meat and service. Sides are overpriced even for Midtown. Somewhat noisier than I would expect.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Not my first time to Bobby Van's, not my last. As usual, the food was excellent. My go to entree is the bone in rib-eye prepared medium rare - and it was rock solid as usual. Hash browns are great, but the not-too-creamy creamed spinach is always excellent.

I'm getting hugry again just thinking about it

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Awesome food, wine and service....... expensive, but worth it

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

When i was getting my coat, the water accused me of being cheap and not tipping ; he shoved the bill in my face... problem was i left a 20% tip ( $36) and he had the wrong person. Point is he never really truly cared about my dining experience .. he was and is a hothead

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The waters were superb!
Went with my two grandchildren age 10 & 7, real foodies!
Dam & Michael we’re wonderful to them.
My favorite Bobby Vans in N Y C
Mike D

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

I was surprised there was no lunch menu. Great food, service and ambiance. But I would go much more often for weekday lunches if there were more affordable lunch options.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Just not that impressed

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Waiter was terrific. After we placed our order he asked if we were open to suggestions which we said yes . He said to try the "best" steak which we quickly agreed. It was exactly what I needed to make the lunch special and move me closer to signing up a new client.

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

The best part of the evening was the pre dinner drinks at the bar. Tony made great drink and meal recommendations. Once we got to the table, the owcerall experience rapidly declined. Our server was pushy and within minutes of being seated, he wanted to take our order anbareky went over the specials. He was not friendly and had zero personality. We left there knowing we would not come back. For the price you pay to eat there, you expect more. I guess this explains why the restaurant on a Friday evening had more empty tables than patrons!

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Its the "Original" Bobby Vans - if your looking for a great steak that you and some other large individuals are going to eat, this is a great call, close to Grand Central.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Food and service were exceptional.
Pricey but all NYC steakhouses are pricey.
Would highly recommend this restaurant - you cannot go wrong.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Needed a place for quick business lunch. Very efficient, very attentive service, and enough choices if you do not want/need a big meal.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Lovely dining with great atmosphere and exceptional service

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3.0Dined on January 11, 2018

I ordered the Tuna specifically Medium, it came rate. The server disappeared and the waiter never came back. Extremely disappointing for an expensive meal

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Awesome food an staff will be back

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Great food and very professional service. Really good location near all transportation.

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4.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Food and service were excellent. Noise level was a bit elevated but not too much. The wine list was extensive but not too expensive. I've been here for dinner several times and have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

We always have an amazing meal whether it is their famous steak or delicious Italian entrees

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

A New York institution. This is one of the best steak’s in NYC. A must visit and try the porterhouse for 2 or more.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Great meal as always. Service and food quality never disappoint!

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2.0Dined on December 14, 2017

I am so disappointed in this restaurant. We decided to walk the extra distance to eat at this location since it is "the original". We ordered salads, which were good although overpriced. For entrees, we ordered the Porterhouse for two, medium rare. It was cold in the center and completely black on the outside. I understand the somewhat charred flavor with a Porterhouse and can appreciate this. However, the strong flavor of burnt interrupted the quality of the meat. The sautéed mushrooms were mediocre. The server did not check on us throughout the entire meal and we waited quite some time for our check. When I asked for a wine list, I was told that if I wanted a glass to just tell him which one. I order a glass of Pinot noir and it was poor quality. Overall, this very standard meal was over $200 and for a restaurant with such a reputation, I have to think something went wrong.

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

While Bobby Van's is one of my favorite spots for a Business lunch the junior waiter was not very attentive, which makes this a hit or miss place when prices are high you expect top service every day. All other members were terrific as always. We ordered the Porterhouse for two, which is not large enough for two therefore choose accordingly.

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4.0Dined on December 11, 2017

Wow, not afraid to charge you - but quality food. Tuna was excellent, side of mushrooms were a tad soggy. Expensive (8$) coffee was not good.

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3.0Dined on December 9, 2017

The location was very nice, and the service was amazing. The food was also very good, but unfortunately everything is way overpriced. For the same meal, I have payed half the cost at other places with equivalent food and service.

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3.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Mediocre food and service. Typical steakhouse noise level.

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5.0Dined on December 6, 2017

Always excellent food and service. Lobster Bisque was great and shrimp scampi was delightful. Cappuccino was excellent.

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5.0Dined on December 6, 2017

Bobby Van's Park Ave is an exceptional restaurant. The quality of the food is second to none and the service is professional and attentive. Great place for the impressive business meal or party. Great location in city by Grand Central.

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

Wine cellar was disappointing. Took three tries to find a wine which was $25 more than I wanted to spend. But otherwise - spectacular. My new favorite Steak house.

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4.0Dined on December 4, 2017

Classic steak place. Not cheap, but then it is right in mid-town... strong wine list. We ended up easily spending $800 for four (albeit with 3 bottles of $100 or so wine). Steaks were good and huge - none of us had more than 2/3 of the steak. Not sure I’d write home about it. Waiter was fantastic.

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