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Bobby Van's Park Avenue - 'The Original'

1082 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Business Meals
  • Notable Wine List
  • Great for Lunch
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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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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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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Public transit
We are located just steps away from Grand Central Station.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact us for your private event needs.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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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Mon - Fri 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Sat 5:00PM - 10:00PM

What 1082 People Are Saying
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viptraveler1 (New England)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

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

LanW (New England)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

vipMichaeld (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

poggibonsi (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Just not that impressed

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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.

MEWJR (Charlotte)
3.0  Dined 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!

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipjduff (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Lovely dining with great atmosphere and exceptional service

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Awesome food an staff will be back

vipRicky115 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

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

Sach (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 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.