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Bobby Van's Steak House

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230 Park Ave, New York City, NY 10169-0005 (Park Avenue)
(212) 867-5490
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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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 789 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank Oliver S
San Francisco
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Thank pollym18
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank SeaHawk14
Greenwich, Connecticut
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank John L
Neuchatel, Switzerland
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Patrick G
Durham, Connecticut
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

We love the filet at Bobby Van's and normally go to the one on 50th street. Additionally my daughter is a celiac and I have a seafood allergy and they are normally great in accommodating. We were staying nearby so we thought we'd try this one. Overall the atmosphere is not as rich, it's more cookie cutter steak house. Our... More 

Thank TLH61293
Santa Rosa, California
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186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

This is the ideal lunch spot for business people on a schedule. The ambiance is nice -- exactly what one would expect for a midtown eatery catering to a business crowd. The service is very friendly (if a bit formal) and very fast -- kind of amazing that they prepare good food that quickly. One can be in and out... More 

Thank Scott95401
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

The food here is amazing! Slightly over priced. The staff defiantly Jude you on your appearance to dress smart. We met a couple there and the waiter lied and said they don't have a wine list until her partner showed up. Rather rude! But the food was amazing so if you don't mind all that, go for it !

Thank danielleee90
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Fantastic steak, didn't say weight on menu but covered half the plate, great flavor and perfectly cooked. The sides were huge, my friend ordered the fried onions, courgette and potato chips and that would have been a decent meal by itself. Staff were helpful and friendly and seemed to appreciate my English accent. Great location just by Grand Central station... More 

Thank Caroline D
Middletown, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

Couldn't have been more accommodating. We were there on a Sat night, not too crowded. The waiter was very attentive. We had their delicious homemade chips, only served at the bar, but fantastic. My Cosmo was just perfect. Steak cooked to perfection. Salad and asparagus just right. Dessert was tiramisu and they gave us some cheesecake to sample too. Cappuccino... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
American, Steakhouse, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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: (212) 867-5490
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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