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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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5:00 pm - 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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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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
Good But Should Be Better!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
adam r
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Brooklyn, New York
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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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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Florham Park, New Jersey
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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Bobby Van's Steak House

Address: 230 Park Avenue, New York City, NY 10169
Phone Number: (212) 867-5490
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
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
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Grill

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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