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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 #636 of 11,583 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:45 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Grill
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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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Arlington, TX
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Fantastic food, great service. The atmosphere was fantastic. There were 5 of us and well had something different. Everything was perfect. Can't wait to go back.

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Elmira, New York
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144 reviews 144 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Bobby Van's is and always will be a favorite of our family's in NYC. It was where I was convinced by a very wise family friend to move home and re-join my family business and we now, as a whole family, went back on our trip for the NYS Beer Wholesalers meetings. Claudio is a very wonderful person on your... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

One of my favorite steakhouse!! The food is incredible, the service is excellent, the location is amazing!!! Thanks Patrick for the great service!!!

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Chicago
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

just finished lunch. A+ filet.....cooked perfectly. Classic steakhouse ambience....lots of wood......all male waitstaff. Pricey....but hey....this is New York City. The marinated asparagus was a terrific app. Perfect for " business" lunches or dinners.

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UK
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121 reviews 121 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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