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Bobby Van's Steak House

230 Park Avenue, New York City, NY 10169 (Manhattan)
(212) 867-5490
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Ranked #781 of 11,650 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $41 - $80
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Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Park Avenue
Transit: We are located just steps away from Grand Central Station.
Description: 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. "
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110 reviews 110 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Ate here with friends. Not sure how they picked it and it was quite hard to find. I was directed to 230 Park and this turned out to be an office building. However, just across the road there is another bit of the same building hosting Bobby Van's Steakhouse. The ambience is good and the steaks excellent. Service was on... More

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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

The food was generally very good, while the service was terrible - especially how they handled payment. Just from another world!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Dinner was amazing. From steak to sea food, everyone was happy. The wait staff was attentive and anything we asked for came quickly. Wonderful time.

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Stewartsville, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Passed up our regular haunt to try Bobby Van's....best decision we made after a great evening in NYC after a show at Radio City. If you're a beef lover you must go for the "Eye"....grilled to perfection! Little pricey on booze but overall a great visit.

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Chatham, New Jersey, USA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Very good service with extensive wine list. Enjoyed soft shell crabs - probably the best I have ever eaten. Colleagues have steak and also had rave reviews. Good, but traditional list of sides. Overall a very enjoyable lunch.

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New York City, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

But a lot better tasting. A serving brings a LOT of it to the table. Tender, perfectly seasoned, served in a classic setting basically in Grand Central Station. You can share a single order with some of their great sides. You could share between, well, 5-6 people. Maybe more. For a week or so. The salads look great, and could... More

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South Salem, New York
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134 reviews 134 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Soft Shell Crabs were on the special board this evening. I have never had better prepared sold shells in my life. Pan fried and very crispy without any sauce. Incredible. Great sides and very good service. The only thing that is annoying is ...the tables are so close together, the noise level is quite high causing conversation to be strained.... More

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Munich, Germany
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Classy restaurant with waiting area in the bar. Friendly waiters. 16 oz sirloin steaks well cooked to order. Sides and steak can me shared without problem due to the meal sizes offered.

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Coto De Caza
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174 reviews 174 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

one of the best meals we have had. the steak could cut with a fork. the pea soup was exceptional. the tuna was perfect and the cheesecake was perfect. this is not a cheap place but it is exceptional. I had wiped by forehead with my napkin and a waiter arrives with a new napkin. they are attentive but not... More

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Vitoria, ES
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I've been in NY several times and was a kind of traditional going always to the same steak houses. One day trying to scape from a heavy rain, I found the best steak house of NY. Very classy, with the best service ever, the meat melts in your mouth. Perfectly cooked, good options of sides and fair price. Now I... More

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