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“The Best Selection of Fresh Fish and Meat in All of NYC” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bobby Van's Steak House

Bobby Van's Steak House
230 Park Avenue, New York City, NY 10169 (Manhattan)
(212) 867-5490
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Ranked #635 of 11,777 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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. "
South Salem, New York
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149 reviews 149 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
“The Best Selection of Fresh Fish and Meat in All of NYC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I passed up a Filet for fresh Salmon encrusted with horseradish. It was fantastic !!!
The service was incredibly good in a great venue quite close to Grand Central Terminal.
It is NOT inexpensive ! It's costly with dinner for four with cocktails priced
at $425.00......but worth every penny.
Try it !

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Old style steaks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

This restaurant serves real good and tasty fillet mignon. No doubts one of the best I have tried. Rather expensive. It's OK for the steak as they are unbelievable, but drink makes your bill much higher then it should be. Staff is very OK. Before we choose waiter brought to us fresh loafs of meat to show. I can recommend it to visit, but if you do not want to pay huge bill, keep an eye on prices for drinks.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chesham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“A great, if expensive experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Great atmosphere, very attentive service. Fantastic (huge) rib-eye, cooked to perfection - up there with the best.

Would be 5 stars if it wasn't so expensive.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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boston
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“One of the best in the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

One of the most flavorful & tender filet mignons I have ever eaten.
Old school charm. Amazingly attentive service. An all around excellent dining experience.

Visited October 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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97 reviews 97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Great Meal with Superb Service ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Bobby Van's is a high end Steakhouse similar to The Palm without the pasta offerings. There were no surprises for our party of 8 in NYC. The food was excellent between filets, pork chops, sea bass, spinach, hash browns, brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes, and various salads. The portions are huge and will make the biggest of meat eaters SMILE! Service was great! The bill was very pricey, but what you would expect from an excellent Steakhouse in the Big Apple.

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