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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: Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 13
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  • 8
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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
Most recent review
Great food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
Penelope C
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

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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31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This Bobby Van's is definitely worth your visit. The service is impeccable and the atmosphere is something to talk about. The choice of dishes was extensive and so was the wine list. We started our dinner with an aperitif which set us up for the night! The steak was slightly overcooked but still very tasty. The salmon was excellent and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

we had lunch here we both had steak and both came out perfect, it was a bit pricey but well worth it considering how many places charge and not deliver, these guys do a great steak

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Willoughby Hills, Ohio
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I would recommend reservations but we took a chance having been to Rockefeller Center and wanted to eat before taking the train home. They were very accommodating and our meals were excellent. The grilled sea scallops were nice and large and perfectly cooked. Shrimp scampi was the same. A Cesar salad and sides of asparagus and onion rings met expectations... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Service and food were both great. The restaurant was quite noisy. Definitely not a place for a quiet dinner.

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Arlington, TX
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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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150 reviews 150 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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81 helpful votes 81 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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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>  > Manhattan
  • Neighborhood: Manhattan
  • 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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