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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
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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
Having eaten at Bobby Van's two DC locations, I had high hopes for "the original," but I was disappointed. At half the price it would have been fine, but when you pay for five-star you should get more. The semollier was snooty and unhelpful, the wait staff - with one exception - seemed uninterested, even mildly annoyed by our presence. The broccoli was bitter, the porterhouse was overlooked for medium rare...
I've eaten dinner twice at the "original" Bobby Van's on Park Ave. Both times, it was absolutely top notch. The bone-in ribeye is as good a steak as I've ever had. The service is friendly and unpretentious. All of the food, from steaks to sides and dessert, was absolutely out of this world.
Ordered the shrimp scampi, wansn't all that hungry -- and it was NOT "the dish" to be ordered here. It was bland and saucy, but the shrimp weren't tough. I generally like Bobby Van's as a solid steakhouse choice, but definitely not my favorite place to eat.
As a Steak house I guess it's OK although we had much better experience at other similar restaurants in the vicinity. Steaks were fine but salad that we ordered with was not acceptable, basically a bowl of leaves without any taste or initiative. Will not return, sorry.
I used to be a regular at Bobby Van's on Wall Street. I went to the Park Avenue one night with my sister. The food was excellent, the service jovial until the coat check. She was downright insulting. Commenting on my tip which apprently was a dollar below her standards because of "my bags", she said: "they don't pay me, if you want to come to places like this, you want to tip approriatly". Thanks for the lecture.
Great food, great service but rather noisy (its supposed to be) so don't go there for a romantic dinner. Also, the "B" rating by the city's health department is a bit of a turnoff, but I'm sure they're working furiously on getting back to "A". Expensive but you get what you pay for.
The food was good, but the service was gruff and it seemed like a huge bother to even wait on us. I guess that could be some of the draw; the bad service; but so not worth it. It was very quiet the evening we went but felt rushed. Again, food was good but very overpriced for what it was. No wine list by the glass! We won't be back. Too many other places to try over this one.
Run of the mill steakhouse in Midtown. Good steak, but i hate the ambiance at this place. So packed in that you are rubbing your elbow on the person next to you while you cut your steak, yet its so loud you can't converse with the person sitting across from you without yelling.
We had a table that was somewhat crowded, yet it was actually a good size to be able to have conversations with people across the table. Any larger and it would have been impossible to hear. The food was good, though I would have expected a bit more quality than the quantity. The service was good and very pleasant, as they provided exactly what we requested in a very timely fashion.
We came in thinking restaurant week was still being served, unfortunately the restaurant was no longer participating in it. However, our server was considerate and suggested alternatives that fit our budget. He made sure that the alternative, which was to share the appetizer and main course, was not awkward by already putting the dishes in separate plates for us. We appreciated that. The portions were large so sharing made sense too. Excellent service from the waiters.
The food is outstanding and my sirloin steak was cooked to perfection. The waiters were always courteous and served you with a smile. They're very accommodating when it comes to your meals. For instance my girlfriend was the only person in our party that was a vegetarian and the waiter was willing to whip up something for her especially and you are given a healthy portion. Be warned this restaurant is on the expensive side, but if you're willing to pay for fine dining then this the place to go. So if you're on the east side and enjoy fine dining going to a Bobby Van's "The Original" is a great choice in my opinion.
I work for UBS and took some out of town colleagues there. The food could not have been better. The staff paid just the right amount of attention to us. Thier timing of food and checking up on the table was more than perfect.
I cannot forget the filet. The filet melted in your mouth. Could not have asked for more.
I have been to Bobby Van's on several occasions. It is a solid steak restaurant in a city with lots of competition. It is also close to my office, which makes it convenient. The service started out poor, but the second member of the "team" picked up the slack and the rest of our lunch was great. The food was very good. It was standard NY steakhouse fare, prepared well and served properly. We split a steak between two people and they could not have been more gracious about this and slicing it and serving it to us. I have been to other establishments which look down upon shared entrees. Not so Bobby Van's. My only complaint relates to noise. The restaurant was only half full at the late hour we arrived, yet it was deafening.
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