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.View Private Dining Details
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Mon - Fri 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Sat 5:00PM - 10:00PM
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.
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
Wonderful dinner celebrating grandsons 15th birthday. Porterhouse was amazing and staff was exceptional.
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!
Great location near Grand Central Station. The food and service were very good!
Great food and atmosphere
Great time. Staff and customers were a blast. Sat in the bar and never made the table.
It was great food
Good meat and service. Sides are overpriced even for Midtown. Somewhat noisier than I would expect.
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
Awesome food, wine and service....... expensive, but worth it
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
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
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.
Just not that impressed
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!
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.
Food and service were exceptional.
Pricey but all NYC steakhouses are pricey.
Would highly recommend this restaurant - you cannot go wrong.
Needed a place for quick business lunch. Very efficient, very attentive service, and enough choices if you do not want/need a big meal.
Lovely dining with great atmosphere and exceptional service
I ordered the Tuna specifically Medium, it came rate. The server disappeared and the waiter never came back. Extremely disappointing for an expensive meal
Awesome food an staff will be back
Great food and very professional service. Really good location near all transportation.
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.
We always have an amazing meal whether it is their famous steak or delicious Italian entrees
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.
Great meal as always. Service and food quality never disappoint!
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 $200 and for a restaurant with such a reputation, I have to think something went wrong.
While Bobby Van's is one of my favorite spots for a Business lunch the junior waiter was not very attentive, which makes this a hit or miss place when prices are high you expect top service every day. All other members were terrific as always. We ordered the Porterhouse for two, which is not large enough for two therefore choose accordingly.
Wow, not afraid to charge you - but quality food. Tuna was excellent, side of mushrooms were a tad soggy. Expensive (8$) coffee was not good.
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.
Mediocre food and service. Typical steakhouse noise level.
Always excellent food and service. Lobster Bisque was great and shrimp scampi was delightful. Cappuccino was excellent.
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.
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.
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.
If you don't enjoy every bite
There is something wrong!
Friendly,formal and fantastic
I love this location of Bobby Vans in Grand Central at the end. Every time I'm in New York City I ate there the food is delicious to service wonderful. It's just so nostalgic.
I had never been to the Original location of Bobby Vans but had walked by it many times. I was very pleased once inside of what a nice experience the location was. Food and service was perfect and the size of the restaurant was nice as well.