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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
5:00 pm - 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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Durham, Connecticut
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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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241 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank SueandStu2
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

The location is top and the restaurant has that special "after office" flair. The service was very good and attentive. Red wine by the glas was priced acceptably and very good for an open wine. However, the sirloin steak lacked taste and texture. I have had much better ones for $57. I should have gone with the waiter's recommendation of... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Always a great steak, excellent wine list and service. Scrumptious desserts leaving you full and satisfied

Norwalk, Connecticut
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124 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I'd made a reservation for two on OpenTable. At 5:00 pm on a Monday, the restaurant was deserted. Still, the smarmy maître d' led us through the empty restaurant to what had to be the worst table in the place, crammed between the kitchen door and a server's station. Then, inexplicably, he insisted I had requested that table in my... More 

Thank shell202020
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

We went by Bobby Vans steak house to get the correct vibe on before going to see Jersey Boys on stage. Great steaks, good service and a reasonable price made for a great evening!

Thank BryanSki
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

This is an old fashioned New York steakhouse, with a pleasant bar and a simple dining room on the corner of the Helmsley building. We had two petite filets at $46 each! They were tender but under seasoned. The bearnaise was good, but my side of asparagus was so absurdly large it could have fed four. Staff were pleasant enough,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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, Business meetings, Bar scene
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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