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Bobby Van's Steak House

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230 Park Ave, New York City, NY 10169-0005 (Park Avenue)
+1 212-867-5490
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A last minute suggestion by our concierge and it was a fantastic one. I had the chicken and my husband the Chilean sea bass - will be craving these dishes ! Known for their steaks, so next time will try those !

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Thank kiki k
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to many other Bobby Van's restaurants around the city but this one, the original we discovered about 30 years ago. I must say this is the best one to go to and enjoy. The staff is so nice and accommodating. It is a loud restaurant but never disappointing

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first trip back in a number of years since retirement. My wife ordered the pork chops (yes, you get two thick-cut chops) that most adults cannot eat at one sitting. The $39 price is very reasonable and they were delicious. Not at all tough and better than many other restaurants. We like pork chops and we order... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

If you ever want a great steak, probably the best in all the US, then he'd to Bobby Vans. This is a NY staple. Right at Grand Central on Park Ave. enjoy their bar, if you're there after 3:00, introduce yourself to Johnny, he's a treat to talk with. The menu is great, from pasta to steak...enjoy!

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Beckenham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

We first went here last December after walking out of the nearby Prime Grill when the wait in the chaotic lobby for a reserved table was exceeding 30 minutes. Then we got just about the last table as walk-ins. Fortunately we booked this time because it was packed. It lacks the glitz of Prime Grill. It is the traditional clubby... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I did not say this, Fran Lebowitz did. But I agree wholeheartedly. So, when a friend gave me a call today to offer lunch at Bobby Van's (he shared that his blood pressure was low and his doctor recommended steak and red wine, I immediately wanted the name of his doctor), I agreed. Surprisingly enough, I've walked out of Grand... More 

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Thank Oliver S
San Francisco
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Two other women and I dined on a Friday night in October looking for good food and nice atmosphere near the Yale Club where we were staying for a reunion of college friends. Restaurant was less than half full when we arrived for our 7:30 pm reservation, yet there was an abundance of staff, all male. Our waiter was extremely... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Bobby Van's Steak House was a nice place to conduct a business lunch with the food being exceptional however, the waiter was a stereo type out of a Sopranos episode or the movie Goodfellas. The rudeness of the waiter started with our drink order when he seemed offended when we ordered water. My guest actually commented on his rudeness and... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

We had a retirement party for a valued colleague at Bobby Vann's in the Helmsley Building, my first venture into Manhattan Steakhouse World in quite a while. I had forgotten the rubrics: for a fairly large price one gets a huge slab of steak, sufficient to feed three normal men or perhaps one hungry tiger. If you want some veggies... More 

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

I was looking for a restaurant to invite my business partner and had a great experience with a sirloin steak well prepared and served. Restaurant is very well located close to main financial institutions. Good advice from servers regarding menu and wines. Not cheap but worth the price for the quality of food. I will return when I am again... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 Park Ave, New York City, NY 10169-0005
    (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: +1 212-867-5490
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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