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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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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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  • 16
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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
Excellent but expensive

Great food, great service, great wine list. What can I say? A terrific steak house (crab cakes are also excellent. However, also very noisy and very, very expensive. For a serious occasion, or, if you are on an expense account, go for it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Bruce G
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Montrose, New York
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My lady and me visited for the first time, and we were blown away by the professional service and attitude from the off, the menu, memorized throughout, said it all for me, we had steak and red wine ....all I can say is check it out, tell them how u want it, and bingo

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Montrose, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great food, great service, great wine list. What can I say? A terrific steak house (crab cakes are also excellent. However, also very noisy and very, very expensive. For a serious occasion, or, if you are on an expense account, go for it.

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Ringoes, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We took a client here for lunch today. We had the seafood appetizer for the table and it was amazing! There were 7 of us and it had plenty of lobster tails, jumbo shrimp and lump crab with butter and dipping sauces. We almost all had filet mignon which was perfectly cooked and two others had the sword fish and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Met another couple for dinner. Started with great salads followed by steaks. The main courses and sides were excellent. We shared a wonderful carrot cake dessert. And we had take home steak for lunch the next day!! Service by Michael was outstanding. All is well, except maybe your depleted wallet!

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I had a lunch here last week with a friend from out of town. I ordered the shrimp scampi - 4 nice size shrimps. Too lemony no garlic. if the chef would have browned a little garlic and garnished the plate it would have made a world of difference. It was good but not great! They had a special which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I love a good steak and they don't disappoint! I especially like their sliced steak sandwich. The burgers are great too. Actually, I loved everything I've ever ordered here. Even their take out stuff is consistently good. Lenny (the manager) is wonderful and tries to comply with any requests. It's worth the money, and it's not cheap.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is the "real" NYC steakhouse. Great wine, food and service. The veal chop was perfect, the sides were huge and the wine list extensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is the first place I had ever been too where the price of my appetizers was about the same price as my meal. Thankfully it was for business as the check was a bit insane but the food was fantastic , I highly recommend this place when you can spare it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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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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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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: Special occasions, Doing business

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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