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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

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4.6

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4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (8)
Notable Wine List (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Authentic (2)
Casual (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
People Watching (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

I had always wanted to go to Bobby Vans but never worked out on past trips. This trip the hotel gave me some vouchers to use and BV was one of the places on the list. Am I glad I went there. Started with garden salad, which could be a meal in itself.
Then I had the scallops. These were the best scallops ever and scallops is one of my favorite dishes. I would recommend you having broiled because the quality is so good you do not want to hide the flavor.
I also had a side of the onion rings which is the thin onion rings. The server suggested half order which was more than plenty. (i.e. sides are table sides for the most part and not individual sides.)
Great place to go, just one thing to note is the restaurant is on the opposite side of the street from where you think it would be based on address.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and exceptional service!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Just an impromptu dinner - fantastic everything.

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

Ive been there alot because of location....this was not a good experience....
Baked clams are usually great....this time they were undercooked....not good.....
Chicken Francese was good but the waiter spilled the sauce all over my clients sports jacket... we didnt notice until we were leaving...he was not happy....
The whole restaurant seems to run on auto pilot....no longer attention to making improvements...the waiters act like they dont want to be there......just take the reservations and sling out the food....they need a staff makeover or sign them all up for a Dale Carnegie course....
I will probably not go back for awhile.....

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 31, 2017

For price food was just average so disappointed. Staff was great

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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Good meal, great spot, will return. Food was delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Good dinner. Place was not crowded at all. Veal Parm was excellent. Filet was OK. I've had better creamed spinach. Waiter was good but charging for refills on iced tea is a joke.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great experience at Bobby Van's. It was our first visit and the food and service was fantastic. As expected at a NY steakhouse, the strip steak and filet were perfectly cooked and very flavorful but our groups favorites were the salmon with horseradish crust and lamb chops. Husband agreed that the oysters Rockefeller was one of the best versions we have had. Service was perfect and we appreciated how they accommodated our last minute reservation. We will definitely return. The room is loud, but other areas might be quieter.

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

The best steak in the city, by far!!!!!

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Everything was great.

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

Bobby Van's never disappoints. The wait staff are superb including the Sommelier Steve. The food is delicious and more than enough to share. The portions are quite large and always cooked to order.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We love to go when Mike Rushiti is working, he makes the experience all that more enjoyable! He is a true professional and he makes SURE the food is Exceptional!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Yes - the food was excellent. But at those prices - $16 for a plate of veggies - it should be!

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Good food and accommodating. Lunch for an employee that was leaving and they had worked in the area for 3 years and had never been.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Steak was ok. Porterhouse meat wasn't that tender. Servers are all older and lacking in personality

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great steakhouse with classic vibes.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Delicious food. My husband and I shared the Porterhouse for 2 with baked potatoes for our anniversary. All I can say is WOW! Outstanding steak that fell apart easily at the touch of a knife! We enjoyed the oysters Rockefeller for an appetizer and they were simply gorgeous. The staff was excellent! I would definitely recommend as a special occasion restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Excellent steak cuisine, and a wonderful ambiance. One of my favorite restaurants in NY.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Always top noch service and delicious food. The best!

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The food was on point and our waiter Mike Rushiti made the evening worthwhile!

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

Bobby vans was a bit pricey but the food was extraordinary and the service was great. I would absolutely recommend it for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on September 22, 2017

It’s was pretty average.

Not bad but could be better too.

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

Everything and everyone were great!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Best steak Ive had in a while....i will definitely go back again and again....
Noise level can be a problem....
Best baked clams on the planet...

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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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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