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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. "

230 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10169
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am-4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday 4:00pm-10:30pm, Saturday 5:00pm-10:30pm

Cross Street:
Park Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 867-5490

Website:
http://bobbyvans.com/steakhouse/park-ave

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.

Public Transit:
We are located just steps away from Grand Central Station.

Executive Chef:
Nile Medford

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact us for your private event needs.

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Mon - Fri 8:00PM - 9:30PM

Sat 5:00PM - 10:00PM

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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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (8)
Good for a Date (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Authentic (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
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People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 9, 2017

First time dining here. The food was fabulous and Michael (our waiter) did not exaggerate when he told us we'd have the best steak experience in all of New York City . I'd highly recommend this place to anybody looking for a great meal experience.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

One of my favorite NYC restaurants. Food and service is always outstanding. They always great me so well and always have my favorite table ready. Drink pours are the best in NYC--Love the place

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 31, 2017

This Bobby Van's site has a reduced menu, from the others, and is more expensive. I also had to request service a few times - instead of having an attentive waiter and/or bus boy. The place was not busy; so it seems like it must be the nature of this location.

I absolutely recommend Bobby Van's for a fantastic dining experience. But go a few blocks more (to another site) and you'll have a much better one!!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great service and fantastic meal, wonderful to return to my favorite NYC restaurant..

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Extremely loud. Needs a face lift. Great food. So so service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Ideally located and professional in every matter, Bobby Van's Park Avenue is just steps from Grand Central Terminal and not far from Rockerfeller Center and Times Square. The restaurant is pristine in its decor and the staff is there to cater to your every request. We were there to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and could not get enough of their goodwill in taking care of us. Seating was immediate upon arrival and drinks and bread were brought promptly. The menu is a listing of meats and seafood that makes it difficult to choose; we selected the sirloin and filet mignon and they were cooked to perfection. Along with creamed spinach and sauteed mushrooms it was a great meal. To top it off, the staff brought in a bread pudding with a candle and serenaded us with a "Happy Anniversary!" A great day with a great dining experience at Bobby Van's!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Great time as usual. food delicious, service second-to-none! very convenient (right at Grand Central). Drinks could be a little bigger. and of course, be prepared to spend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on August 17, 2017

This seems like a place that maybe used to be great. Waiters were nice, but more than once we had to go find them to get what we needed. The food was ok, but for the high prices, it didn't measure up. 3 of our steaks were not prepared to the correct temperature as ordered. I would not be able to recommend the restaurant.

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vip
 (Tulsa)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Great experience. Excellent place for a business dinner.

Tags: Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Great for a business lunch, close to Grand Central. Both the meat and seafood options are terrific. Service is terrific and collaborative.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food was exceptional and the service from our waiter Mike was exceptional. A steady constant worth the time and effort, a must go!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Great food, great waiters, professional in every way!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Waiter was rude. He messed up drink order and had an attitude after.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2017

As far as NYC steakhouses go, Bobby Vans "The Original" is one of the best. The food is always cooked as ordered, and the service team always very friendly and helpful.
Also more quiet and quaint compared to other restaurants in NYC.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Recently had a Saturday night date with my wife. The food was delicious but surprisingly, we were the ONLY people in the restaurant. Saturday night at 7:30! Completely empty. That seemed a little strange and unnerving.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Extremely overpriced for the quality of the food they offered. Extremely poor value. Honestly, there is no way ever going back or recommending this place. I appreciate that this is a steak house in Manhattan and has to be pricey; however, the quality of the food could not stand up to a real steak house quality, while their prices were on the upper end of prices you would expect.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The food was perfect and the service from Mike exceptional. This Bobby Vans location is a true hidden gem on the weekend! A Must Try!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2017

The service was good. Our waiter was busy but did make sure to spend enough time to discuss the menu and answer any questions we had. They did not have our first two bottle wine choices (making me question the accuracy of their wine list) so that wasn't the best start. As for dinner, my wife and I shared the porterhouse for two. It was not a good cut of meat. It was edible but given the price it was pathetic. A bit overcooked (we ordered medium rare) but that wasn't the issue. The type of beef and cut did not meet any expectation. I could have gotten a better piece of meat from at local Stop & Shop and grilled it myself and it would have been a better meal. I was really hoping for a great dinner on date night and was very disappointing. We ate half the steak and brought the rest home for our dog. There was also the buyers remorse. Over $350 for our third choice bottle of wine and a crappy steak. Never going there again, too many great steak houses in NYC to choose from.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 15, 2017

As always, the best steak in Manhattan. What amazes me is that having this great location (Park Avenue) and great food, the General Manager doesn't work on friendlier and more attentive staff. I knew something was up when the restaurant was offering 1,000 points for weekday evening reservation. The service is mediocre and the staff seems to think they are doing the client a favor. The food is great and that's why I keep coming back.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 14, 2017

It was a beautiful Ribeye, wow. The rest was forgettable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Mario is the best waiter we've had anywhere.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 31, 2017

I didn't get my 1,000 points. Please check. We were there and had a $200 bill. I would appreciate my points please


Always excellent . Greatest lamb chops ever!!well seasoned. Well prepared

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Wonderful service and I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that they remembered my coworker was allergic to eggs and they actually made a very special treat for his birthday. I was very impressed with everything and the food was fantastic as always.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Consistently excellent food and service. My go to spot to meet people traveling from out of town.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Great steak and ambiance . Convenient location for commuters

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Had a wonderful meal, everything was perfect! The Service by our waiter Mike was phenomenal!

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 (New England)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Based on the pricing, I expected a much more elegant experience. The restaurant felt very casual and was very loud. Not the ambiance I was hoping for when taking my mom out for a nice dinner. Felt more like a bar scene with a restaurant than a restaurant with a bar. The waitstaff was not rude but was definitely short with us despite the fact that the restaurant was not busy. The bathrooms were dirty. Both toilets had paper towels stuck in them that would not flush down. I was a little embarrassed that this is where I took my mom for our outing. Fine if you are looking for something casual but feels overpriced for casual. The salads and steaks were both very good, but at that price point, I don't just want good food; I want a nice experience. I will not be going back.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Table selection poor. Offered 4 tables-2 in front of waiters kitchen entrance, one with one seat block blocked by wall impeding vision, one in isolated side room. Told many of the other tables reserved . I had reserved my table Thru Open Table. Didn't seem to matter. I asked how could I reserve table in better location next time. Told by manager at desk " I would have to come in 2 or 3 times weekly" ill mannered and offensive response as far as I was concerned. Thought Ooen Table and Boby Vans Corporate should know about that response.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Bobby Van's is hands down the best steakhouse in the city. Best service too. Waiters extremely knowledgable and didn't rush us or push anything more on us than we wanted. Suggested wines and temp of meat for us. Always head there for a great meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Authentic, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

The service was great! Great steak special for the day! Good value and nice ambiance!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Amazing steaks, great sides... terrific night!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2017

The restaurant it a premier restaurant with guaranteed excellent service and food. Perfect for any occasion.

Tags: Spicy, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Disappointing - we both had the steak salad, but it felt like they ran out of steak. I had the most 4 small pieces of steak.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Overpriced steakhouse with good food and pushy staff.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Very nice staff and outstanding food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The food was phenomenal and our waiter Mike made it happen for us

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Was very excited before we arrived and minutes later very disappointed. The service was the least sophisticated ever experienced waiter just reached over my shoulder and removed a glass without saying a word the meal was slapdash and rushed and I felt that our custom was not wanted even though we spent over $280 a few lessons in customer service would be highly recommended

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Great place for a business meal, especially if someone else is paying, they are in dire need of a lighter lunch menu as many of my guests leave over a bunch of exceptional and very costly food.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Food was on point as Always and our waiter Mike Rushiti made the trip worthwhile

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Great Business Dinner for clients -all of us enjoyed the evening.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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