Bobby Van's Park Avenue - 'The Original'
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The world's best seafood tower!!! Hands down!!
Stopped by for dinner on a trip to NYC to see the PGA Championship at Bethpage. Had to see if Bobby Van's still had it.... and guess what... they did!!
Authentic New York charm and good for business lunches in the area. Everything was tasty.
As always the food was Phenomenal and the service by Mike Rushiti and Dominick was fantastic and the reason I keep coming back! Thank You!
Food, service and ambience always great. It is close to where we live and very convenient to get to.
Drinks - Extra dry Sapphire Martinis came out sweet. Server gladly replaced them but they still had too much vermouth.
Appetizers: Calamari was the highlight of the evening. Portion size definitely smaller almost half of what Bobby Van’s Grill on 50th gives.
Main Course: Bone-in Sirloin was overcooked (almost well done when the ask was medium rare). Server kept saying cut more to see the warm center which eventually he agreed was overcooked. Had to return it. Although I was offered another, I had to turn it down. He even offered to take this off the check and eat the steak that was served - that was disappointing to see he thought I was a freeloader.
Friend shared Lamb Chops which were ok - have had better. Server said they are the best in the city. Pork chop that another friend had was better. Had a bit of that.
After paying the bill, they took drinks away - my friend had gone to the restroom and his unfinished Old Fashioned was taken away. We didn’t bother to ask after a wasted evening.
Pretty disappointed. This HAD been my favorite Bobby Van’s for nearly two decades that I have been visiting - think they need to restore the old glory.
Obviously there are endless options for the business diner for a steakhouse type lunch in midtown. I've been to all of them and you probably have too. What I like about Bobby Van's Park is it's lower key than a lot of other places, I guess the word would be "intimate," sort of, and being slightly hidden the crowd tends to be higher endy discrete business types, few or no tourists, etc. The food is better than the chains and many of the NY places, the service is excellent without being fussy, the menu is simple and they still make Oysters Rockefeller. They have a little problem with people hanging out smoking right outside one side of windows (being glared at by stoners is a bit distracting) but I'm sure they'll figure that out. Pricewise it's the same as all NYC steak places, mildly absurd, but you know what you're in for.
Top notch. One of the best steakhouse experiences in Manhattan.
Solid consistent food. Great business lunch place
Always a solid choice for client or friend lunch or dinner. Service always excellent. Maintains a hint of old world charm with current offerings and attentive service
Exceptional food. You can’t beat the steaks. Service was good but slower.
My $42 salmon was flavorless. My 2 dining companions said same of their lunch.
The staff catered exceptional well to our our dinner experience. The on the bone filet veal parmigiana was cooked perfectly. This is an excellent staff, service and food. A pleasant dinning event.
Bobby Van's , excellent fare and great atmosphere are synonymous. The staff is top notch. Excellent service. Never disappointing.
Came here with my brother-in-law and his sons for his birthday--and we could not have been treated any better than on this evening. As we arrived early on Saturday evening, we had the pick of most of the tables and chose one by the windows looking out onto Park Avenue. Getting here from the suburbs and outer boroughs is easy as Grand Central Terminal and the subways is within walking distance of the restaurant (parking is challenging and expensive). The waitstaff is professional and caring and saw to all our needs. The menu is spectacular, with a variety of meats, seafood and sides; we chose the porterhouse for four with spinach and mashed potatoes and everyone was well fed at the end.
This Bobby Van's Park Avenue knows how to take care of its customers!
food was acceptable but overpriced for the overall experience. if I were still taking clients out and the conversation and the booze was the primary focus i'd be ok with the menu. but there was not the kind of menu I would expect of an upper echelon steak place.
felt like I was not anyone's primary focus but maybe i'm remembering a time long gone. no disrespect to the "original" but its no Ben Bensons
Great food as always
reliably top-shelf steak house food. Service is the best in NYC.
Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Bobby Van’s. The food was delicious, and the service was great. And we were not rushed through our meal at all, rather we took our time and were able to chat over our wine before we ordered our dinner, without being interrupted.
Always consistent! Great steak and s great salad. Appreciate that the staff is fairly seasoned and I know most of them. They take care of you!
Great meal, great service
The food was fabulous! The Seafood Tower was one of the Best in the City! Steaks and Veal Chop were phenomenal, as were the sides! The service provided by our Server Mike Rushiti is one of the reasons I continue to frequent this establishment, with all the options in the City! Thank You!
Simply the best food, best service, best people!!!
The food is always outstanding, the service is impeccable and it is a superb restaurant. Highly recommend!
So it is always consistent , great service and very solid food. Fish and beef all superb.
Always great food and great service
Always an amazing dinner! Porterhouse for 2 was fabulous! Service exemplary !
No charm, bad service and food taste not good.
Will never come back to this place!
Had been there many times over the years. Quality seems to be slipping
As always the food was on point and fantastic! Our servers Mike Rushiti and Dominick were phenomenal and the reason I keep going back!
This Bobby Vans always delivers a great meal. There is nothing like ordering a steak with a side of chicken parmigiana. The best meal!
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).
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.
Have the ribeye you won’t be disappointed! Chilean Sea bass was outstanding.
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.
Overbearing staff, limited healthy options, pushy coat room staff who snatched $10 out of my hand and pushed me out of the door.
Solid as usual. Great dinner near Grand Central. Does the "Business Dinner" well.
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
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!
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."
Make sure the Matre'd gets your name, otherwise you may get a nastygram from OpenTable.