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Bobby Van's Steak House

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230 Park Avenue, New York City, NY 10169 (Park Avenue)
+1 212-867-5490
Today
11:30 - 22:30
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

staff was excellent, steak perfectly done, drinks were good. Beautiful décor, had sautéed spinach, filet mignon and hash brown

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Thank carmennleroy
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a celebratory business and relationship lunch, it's hard to imagine a better choice. Perfectly prepared lamb chops (portion really too large), and side vegetables (asparagus and mushrooms) both luscious. Well mixed drinks. Friendly, efficient waiter. Nice overall presentation. Only down size was that the noise level was a little much, but really about what you would expect for a... More 

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Thank Rita E
Brooklyn, New York
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Crab cakes were delicious with chunks of crab. Filet mignon and prime were cooked to taste. Slightly charred in spots but not dry which is the way i love it. Mashed potatoes and creamed spinach were not large portions but were also delicious and can be shared between two ppl or three if u order a few sides. Chocolate mouse... More 

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Thank SuzieQCPE
New York City, New York
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112 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Typical New York Steakhouse. Not much ambiance. Good, expensive steaks and routine side dishes. Service was adequate. A little tricky to find, even for a New Yorker. If you are in the mood for a pricey steak, there are better options.

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Thank NYCMike96
Redding, Connecticut
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188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Had lunch here with a couple of colleagues. Service prompt and food very good. I have to say I was a bit shocked at an average of around $40 for a lunch entrée though.

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Thank 15MW
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Came here on a recommendation with a group of 10 for a year end celebration dinner. Close to our hotel, the table was waiting when we go their and we were on a little time crunch needing to leave for a broadway show. The wine choices were perfect, my wife order the fillet Oscar and the lumps of crab were... More 

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Thank Sjwiden
Floral Park, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Had an early business dinner on a Friday night in December. Table was great and the service was accommodating. Steaks were perfect and overall experience was very positive. Would recommend.

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Thank Battleship12
Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 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 22 November 2016

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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Thank BSWTRAVELS10
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

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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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
US$41 - US$80
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
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>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: 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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