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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
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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New Jersey
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere... dark furniture, low lighting. Food was awesome... steak cooked to perfection! Waiter was not very attentive despite the restaurant not being crowded at the time. Nonetheless... I would return and recommend to others.

Thank Darlata
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food good prices on central park south perfect we had steak which was amazing and the seafood app with lobster and crabmeat

Thank llizzi b
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130 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Went here last Saturday night. I have been here many times for business meals and its always packed. Saturday was great... as apparently this is not on tourists radar. The place was half full which was very relaxing and quiet. Service and food quality were outstanding. The foods not cheap but if you want the best they have it. The... More 

Thank Tom2002a
Huntington, New York
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434 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

A little disappointed as they didn't have any lunch specials. The steak and sides were delicious but was not prepared to spend so much for lunch. The service was very good. The atmosphere is your typical NYC steakhouse - tables close, loud, ........

Thank Nez D
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349 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

As with most steak houses in NY this one is loud with attentive but gruff staff.....I guess it adds to the charm? Our guys was nice and was there when we needed him. It was a group of 6 and everyone was pleased with the food they were served. Most had steaks and they were excellent. The group sides were... More 

Thank FamFunIllinois
Leicester, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I don't know what to say other than the food was fantastic. Went to dinner with my brother before a Rush concert and we sample a lot of dishes. Everything was great. Very pleased.

Thank anthonyveloso
Jersey City, New Jersey
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241 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Went at lunch time. I did not have a steak but my friends did order the porterhouse for two and raved about it. My self I had the veal milanese which was ok. Wife has the burger which was some overcooked. The side of onions rings and zucchini fries was large, enough for 4 but not that extra. They seems... More 

Thank Alain L
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Concierge recommended the restaurant and made our reservation. I read some of the other reviews and it appears most people loved it so maybe our experience was just a fluke... it happens. Unfortunately, my review is not as glowing; with the exception of our server. He was very nice and professional. We both ordered the sea bass upon his recommendation.... More 

Thank Amy B
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Our last night in new York wanted to push the boat out. Met all expectations and more. Food outstanding . Pricey but worth every cent.

Thank Cath E
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

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

Thank carmennleroy

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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
US$41 - US$80
American, Steakhouse, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-867-5490
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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