Bobby Van's Park Avenue - 'The Original'

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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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam, our waiter was top notch. Would go back again solely if he was to be working

C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always a pleasant experience .

K
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was so friendly. My husband and I took our kids to Bobby Van’s for dinner and the staff treated our children like celebrities! Really made them feel special. Food was as delicious, service was wonderful! Perfect place for a nice dinner out in the city!

C
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been to Bobby Van's many times over the years. Typically we save it for special occasions as it can be an expensive outing. It's been maybe a year since we last went, and the food and service was as fine as it always is. I'm a big fan of the cold seafood tower and their porterhouse steaks and hash browns are terrific. My one setback this time was that they raised their prices, and as dinner for two with apps and drinks was always pricey, this evening was even more so! While I do love this restaurant and do recommend it, I am going to have to limit going there as it is now outside of my budget. Too bad. Maybe if they participate in Restaurant Week, I can go back sooner!

BS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening! The staff was so warm and friendly as well as professional. The food was delicious! The ambiance - perfect!

E
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Solid lunch spot. A little pricey for portion sizes except for entrees which were good value... overall well prepared food and excellent service.,

DG
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam! Excellent service, attention to detail for a special event.

HR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak of my lifetime. Consistently exceptional.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Rude and poor service. Never once asked how the meal was—they must have known. A $60 fillet that was tough and flavorless and completely bland veggies. Food and service was terrible but I felt I had to tip 15% anyway—I heard them complaining about it. Probably best to stay away from Bobby Vans.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Expensive but worth it.

LC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Rib-eye was excellent. Sea bass not so much. Service was initially good, but lacking as the night went on.

J
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food, terrible table location

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OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very welcoming, hosts were excellent - food, very good, but I'm not sure the value is there - premium prices, I've had better at other steak houses in town.

AD
New York Area
313 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was on point as Always and my Server Mike Rushiti was phenomenal as Always too! Keep up the great work! A must Try!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal

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JV
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall a very good experience. The staff is excellent and we loved the food. We had a superb bottle of 2012 Bordeaux from Margeaux. They have a great menu and wine list with a full bar as well. There’s a large number of seafood choices as well. It’s very noisy and the tables are a little tight. There are caricatures on the walls and has a classic steakhouse feel that’s not elegant but nice. It’s not too large so be sure to have reservations. We have been here a few times and will return.

AG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service could have been speedier. Staff was fairly solicitous but we had to get their attention for service.

RS
London
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Surprisingly bad steak. I expected a perfect piece of meat. Vegetables were only average.

AC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent but better still was our waiter, Sam, who had come in on his night off and made sure we were well looked after
Fantastic end to our mini break in New York

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! The staff as well as the food, amazing

RB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience with all the staff. Michael provides remarkable service. Other Open Table reviewers commented on him in the past- we were fortunate to get him as our waiter!

SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful!

d
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very traditional steak house but just the noise level is a bit high

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great steaks

g
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

The waiter rushed to take order then disappeared.
Several requests of him were made all which he neglected and the request needed to be made a second time.

AO
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Wine was off. It happens. No hassle. Just replaced it.
Guest was late. No hassle. They did not make me feel like an orphan.
Good. Superb
Best Lamb cutlets I have ever eaten

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael was an excellent server. The food was exceptional

r
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal at Bobby Van’s. We were not familiar with this restaurant but it was highly recommended. The food was excellent and the service was exceptional. We loved the fact it was minutes from Grand Central. After a long day in the city it was nice being close to the train. I only get to the City a couple of times a year but this restaurant is worth a return trip.

MS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and experience as always!!

J
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very noisy but good lunch

AK
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and friendly people, although if your going cheap it’s not the place

GC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding! Food and service was fantastic! Very welcoming, would definitely go again...highly recommend

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food was great, but I asked waiter if they had Plymouth Gin for my martini and he insisted they did not, and then I saw a bottle of Plymouth at the bar on way out. Waiter never brought us water glasses or water until we asked. Not a good night for the restaurant.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We ordered appetizers and they seemed to come out 5 minutes after we ordered them. The apps were ok at best and seemed
Like they were heated up, not cooked while we were there. I ordered my sirloin steak medium rare and it was medium at best. The steak was lacking in flavor. I don’t think I would eat there again.

FA
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was ok. Way over priced for what it was.

OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my sister for her 70th birthday. I have been there many times, but this was her first visit. She loved it. Food was so excellent and the service was too.She thought it was excellent without being stuffy.Portions were very large - a potato feeds 2 people. Food came out hot.an overall great pick!

AB
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food, just what you expect

LO
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent evening all around. Attentive wait staff, outstanding steaks and seafood, delicious cocktails. The energy is obvious upon entry. Don't miss it if you are in the area.

c
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great steak, old school service.

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