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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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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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4.6

service

4.6

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4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

It was our first time dining there. It was the best time we had. The food was superb. I would definitely go again!!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 1, 2017

One forgets how good a real steak dinner can be. Porterhouse for 3 is enough to feed 3 and enough left over for 3 large dogs. The oysters-briny and plump. The has brounds, crispy and perfect, The creamed spinach perfect consistency and that iron taste-and the carrot cake-the best going. It can be a bit noisy but it is a steak house. Not cheap-but if you want the quintessential steakhouse experience this is the right place situated in the center of the universe.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 22, 2017

First time to restaurant, great food and service but very noisy. Could barely hear person next to me.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 18, 2017

The food was overpriced for the portion size and value. We frequent fine steakhouses often and this one was not up to par. Our waiter was rude. When an inquiry was made his response was sarcastic and his demeanor condescending. Overall this was a costly disappointing night out on the town with friends.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 17, 2017

The bone in rib eye was just ok, dry even for medium well. There was little to no flavor on the steak. The hash browns were delicious . The sword fish was excellent and my husband enjoyed a delicious veal parmigiana. I would have given a higher rating but I can't get past a steak house being unable to produce a well flavored rib eye.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Another great lunch at Bobby Van's - great food, service and setting

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on February 16, 2017

The noise was extreme, and made our experience really unpleasant. The food was fair, service ok but nothing special. Never again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Added steak to salad was excellent but $15 for cold soup was a bit much. Should add sandwiches to menu. How many poterhouse eaters are there at lunch time these days?

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Food was exceptional and the service was phenomenal

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Bobby Van's is the single best Steak House in NYC - bar none! It is also the best place to entertain for business promoting a place to carry on a discussion uninterrupted by distractions. Service, as always, was excellent and the care and attention to all the foods was perfect in every way.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Great and convenience location

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2017

The seafood appetizer was great but my porterhouse steak was horrible. Not well seared on the outside and very tough.

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

Outstanding visit. I made a reservation for eight, but some people's plans changed at the last minute. The maitre d' was most accommodating and never made a fuss. While we waited for our missing friends, Tony the bartender made us magnificent cocktails and helped us with the wine list.

Once seated, our only complaint was our waiter was a little difficult to understand, so we kind of took a leap of faith, when after expressing what we liked, he took over the details of the order. He took great care of us.

The food was fantastic, the portions were generous, and it was a fabulous night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2017

it was awesome! they even let my child get us seated! it was a great dining experience! they were very nice, friendly and helpful! there was like no one there and it was very quiet! i'm glad i chose bobby vans as my place to eat for dinner!

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2017

It is always a treat to done here, ve it for business, or a date night with my husband. The food is delicious and the service is impeccable!

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 (Little Rock)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Went for our 25th anniversary - was our second time going and great from start to finish - appetizers to main course we're all fabulous - great service and we were given dessert on the house for our anniversary - special occasion as expensive but worth the visit if in NYC - only been to this Bobby Vann, the original one but classic steakhouse atmosphere -

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Staff treated customers like family. Food was Delectible in EVERY Bite‼️

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We were here on New Years Eve and enjoyed ourselves very much. We did not stay so late, from 7.00 pm to about 9:30 pm, so the ambience was "normal" but nice! Our waiter (sorry I didn't note his name) from Croatia, was excellent. It is expensive but, we knew that before we booked it. New York Prices!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Great experience. Bartender was awesome - Sea Bass was to die for and the Cajun ribeye was very tasty. Best bottle of Merlot I've ever tasted. 5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Awesome as always! Great food. Wonderful service and atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 31, 2016

great food , great service, great evening - really enjoyed dinner at Bobby Van's

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Making a group of friends, family, or business associates comfortable in a beautiful and authentic setting. A neighborhood gem in a n iconic walkway from MetLife Building to Grand Central Station.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 28, 2016

My son has food allergies and they did an excellent job handling all concerns for us with the chef and everything was cooked perfectly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2016

BobbyVans was great. We had the rib eye caeser salad (best in NY) and mashed potatoes. The real great American meal

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Hosts and manager were A+++ - will be there again soon

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2016

I have had the pleasure to have eaten at all of the Bobby Van's restaurants and the Original is the BEST!
I have also eaten at all of the steak restaurants in NYC, and by far Bobby Van's is my favorite steak restaurant!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Casual, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2016

Steak is AMAZING and service is very good.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 19, 2016

Good NY steak - but a bit over priced. family of 5 cost ~$425 - no drinks, no apps. An order of mash potatoes (al la carte) was $15 and barely enough for 2 people. Just because it is a NY steakhouse - they charge NY prices. But not really the value for the money.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2016

Philip is amazing at ensuring your dinning experience is fabulous!
The atmosphere, service, drinks, meat and fish selections are outstanding and prepared to perfection every time.. This is a must do steak house that's family/kid friendly with reasonable prices for such a uppity address... Thank you for the wonderful dinner Monday night.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.. ❤️

Tags: Hot Spot, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Food was great! However service was sub par for the price, lights were super bright and very sparse holiday decorations. This place was overall good, but you don't have that "special NYC holiday spot" feeling

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Not surprised by our visit to this high-end steak house. Not cheap, but excellent food (large portions) , good drinks and attentive service. Worth a visit if the budget allows.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Everything was great. Had salads, shrimp cocktail, filet, tiramisu. No complaints. Vinnie provided great service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Poor service but good food

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Ridiculously overpriced. Surprisingly rude host and coat check. D.C. Location is far superior in all respects, comparable table service which was unassailable.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2016

Meal, service, quality spot on. Have never been disappointed

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 8, 2016

Steaks were first class and delicious, and the wine list thoughtful and not extortionate for the quality on offer. The waiters are enthusiastic and helpful despite the crowds and noise. The loud din and too many tables squeezed into the room prevent this from being a 5 star experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Spectacular as Always !!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Loved the menu options. My steak was cooked to perfection and worth the value! Our waiters were excellent and very attentive!

Tags: Good for a Date, Outstanding Value, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2016

The food was excellent, service was very good, I will definitely go back again. This is a totally old school steakhouse and I enjoyed my dinner there very much.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2016

I joined my daughter and a special friend from out of the country for an early dinner. While the waiter was attentive and service prompt a 3 lb lobster arrived poorly cooked as noted not only by our guest but by the server who removed it half uneaten. While this was upsetting what was most upsetting was the demeaning attitude of the manager who our waiter suggested we speak to....arguing as to the cooking of the lobster and borderline nasty we paid our bill and left. While I do think an adjustment in our bill would have been the right thing to do what was most upsetting was being treated in the manner that this manager treated us....I will never return

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