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Bobby Van's Steak House

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230 Park Avenue, New York City, NY 10169 (Park Avenue)
We are located just steps away from Grand Central Station.
(212) 867-5490
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located in New York's landmark Helmsley Building, Bobby Van's Steakhouse...
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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  • 61
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    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Bobby Vans at JFK service is very slow

Regarding bobby Van's at JFK, Took 20 minutes from the time I sat down for someone to come and ask if I wanted a drink. Another 15 minutes for my lunch order. Almost 30 minutes from the time I placed my AMEX on the table. Horrible service with very average food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Florham Park, New Jersey
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220 reviews 220 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Normally I would order steak at a steak house, but I wanted to try something different - and healthy - for a business lunch. To my surprise, we both ordered salads and both raved about them. I ordered a "meal" portion of the Harry salad. The Harry salad was so delicious, that I didn't mind that it cost $38. The... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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136 reviews 136 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Came here to catch up with an old friend. Sorry to say that it was a disappointing evening. Tables were so close together and the noise level was so high that we could hardly hear each other. The bill was over $160/head even though we shared the steak. Service was inattentive, perhaps because it was so crowded. Food was fine,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Every time i've been to this place i've always had a superb meal. Great service, great food and great wine recommendations!

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Gilleleje, Denmark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here 4 evenings out of 6 days in New York, and Its the Best soning place for an excellent steak in Manhattan Service and quality is outstanding I Will come back - I love this place :-)

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Saarbrucken, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Been there with a large group. Service was at the beginning very good (seating) but as soon as it turned out that we were not there to eat in the top range of the menu or only steaks interest in us seemed to decline sharply. Food quality was OK. Overall a mixed experience.

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Hampton court
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9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Omg i don't think I've ever had a steak so huge and cooked so perfect ever, the food was just amazing and we asked for a New Zealand red Wine Again omg Mishas pinot noir was recommended by the wine waiter he was amazing and the wine was to die for, wonderful atmosphere, great service and all with a warm... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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113 reviews 113 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

Regarding bobby Van's at JFK, Took 20 minutes from the time I sat down for someone to come and ask if I wanted a drink. Another 15 minutes for my lunch order. Almost 30 minutes from the time I placed my AMEX on the table. Horrible service with very average food.

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Brooklyn, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Went here for Restaurant Week and wanted to impress my date, however didn't quite work out quite as planned. Don't get me wrong, the food was great, the service was excellent but was expecting more from the ambiance. It was loud and bright, when we wanted more of a dim more romantic feel. Felt more like midday lunch on a... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great Food, Service and Atmosphere. Highly recommended. Near to my residence which makes it covenient to walk to.

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Food cooked when ordered and served with all trimming to keep you seated to enjoy the meal. Friendly staff and provided containers to take home left over food. Meal is large portions. Bathroom clean and spacious. Atmosphere is comfortable for eating and celebrating. Coat check is wonderful without problems. You get all your belongings that you checked in. Great location... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 230 Park Avenue, New York City, NY 10169
    (Park Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: We are located just steps away from Grand Central Station.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 867-5490

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions

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. "
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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