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About 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. "
New York, NY 10169
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am-4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday 4:00pm-10:30pm, Saturday 5:00pm-10:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
We are located just steps away from Grand Central Station.
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.
Bobby Van's Park Avenue - 'The Original' Ratings and Reviews
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
I have been eating at Bobby Vans since the 1990’s and this is the first time I’ve been there in a very long time.
As I expected this old “regular” and the few newcomers that joined me were not disappointed.
The porterhouse for 3, the Dover Sole, fabulous sides and the accompanying wine were predictably fantastic.
Thank you again for a wonderful meal
I had always wanted to go to Bobby Vans but never worked out on past trips. This trip the hotel gave me some vouchers to use and BV was one of the places on the list. Am I glad I went there. Started with garden salad, which could be a meal in itself.
Then I had the scallops. These were the best scallops ever and scallops is one of my favorite dishes. I would recommend you having broiled because the quality is so good you do not want to hide the flavor.
I also had a side of the onion rings which is the thin onion rings. The server suggested half order which was more than plenty. (i.e. sides are table sides for the most part and not individual sides.)
Great place to go, just one thing to note is the restaurant is on the opposite side of the street from where you think it would be based on address.
Ive been there alot because of location....this was not a good experience....
Baked clams are usually great....this time they were undercooked....not good.....
Chicken Francese was good but the waiter spilled the sauce all over my clients sports jacket... we didnt notice until we were leaving...he was not happy....
The whole restaurant seems to run on auto pilot....no longer attention to making improvements...the waiters act like they dont want to be there......just take the reservations and sling out the food....they need a staff makeover or sign them all up for a Dale Carnegie course....
I will probably not go back for awhile.....
Great experience at Bobby Van's. It was our first visit and the food and service was fantastic. As expected at a NY steakhouse, the strip steak and filet were perfectly cooked and very flavorful but our groups favorites were the salmon with horseradish crust and lamb chops. Husband agreed that the oysters Rockefeller was one of the best versions we have had. Service was perfect and we appreciated how they accommodated our last minute reservation. We will definitely return. The room is loud, but other areas might be quieter.
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