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Bobby Van's Grill - 50th Street
Bobby Van's Grill - 50th Street
  • Address:
    135 West 50th Street
    New York, NY 10020
    Theater District / Times Square
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $31 to $50

Bobby Van's Grill - 50th Street Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.BobbyVans.com
  • Phone: (212) 957-5050
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steak, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Blair Anyan
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Bobby Van’s caters to private and semi-private events. Our dining spaces can be divided (through the use of our elegant French doors) into a space as intimate as a party of 10 or can be fully opened to accommodate a party of up to 300.
  • Private Party Contact: Kepani Salgato (212) 957-5050

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 50th Street (Between 6th & 7th)
  • Public Transit: 49th - 50th Streets - Rockefeller Center
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public lot is available on 51st Street between 6th & 7th Avenue
A word from Bobby Van's Grill - 50th Street
The combination of a traditional American grill combined with the classic elements of a first-rate steak house best describes Bobby Van’s fourth New York City location. Run by the same four partners who have been awarded Tom Horan’s American Top Ten Steakhouses in each of the past three years, the Grill caters to those seeking the legendary Bobby Van’s Porterhouse as well as lighter dishes such as pastas, salads and fish. All served with the renowned service that has been Bobby Van’s hallmark from its beginnings in 1969. As partner Joseph Hickey said “We’re all about pure, unadulterated customer happiness."Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We chose to eat here per a combination of opentable and yelp reviews, as well as a recommendation from the concierge in our hotel. We had a show and this was literally a stone's through from the theater. The food was nice, however, our server was flaky. I had to remind him that I ordered a glass of wine, and later in the meal, my fiance had to remind him that HE ordered a glass of wine. The food was delicious and I assume our experience was more directly related to our specific server than the actual restaurant, but flaky waiters are inexcusable. The restaurant was not busy. The other wait staff was attentive. I would go back for a nice meal, but it is overpriced (delicious) food."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Bobby Van does not disappoint! Steaks are delicious, sides are fantastic, and the waiters are pros, not summer interns from NYU. Excellent wine list with lots of moderately priced values."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I ordered the sirloin cooked medium rare when I received the steak it was medium well at best. This was one of the first times I have ever sent a steak back. After my wife finished her filet of sole which she said was very good until she got a few bones which basically ends the meal for her, it happens. ,The second attempt was maybe medium and ok at best. The best part of the meal was the meal was the service which was excellent."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "the food was great, the service was great. we had the specials and they were great. we ordered drinks and they were the perfect mix of alcohol and flavor"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Never a disappointment, my favorite restaurant in NYC."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We booked a 6pm table before our Broadway show. Service was excellent, we were seated quickly and served promptly. Never had any fear if having to rush to the show even though we enjoyed three courses. Delicious steak and seafood, but I'd skip the 21 crepe layer cake if I had to do over. An expensive meal, but to be expected at a NY steakhouse."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Good way to wrap up a day shoppin and seeing rocky. And too cool down and enjoy great food and service"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Fine place. Good service. Filet Mignon was good and cooked as ordered."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We have eaten at 2 of the 3 Bobby Van's Grill in NYC. Food is always great and service very good. I am gluten-free and they are very accommodating. A bit pricey - 2 salads, 2 burgers and a bottle of sparkling water = $125 with tip. Very nice for a special occassion or entertaining clients. The warm spinach salad was out of this world."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "So we went to Bobby Van's Grill on 45th Street instead and it was great. The chilean sea bass was delicious and the Espresso Martini awesome. Service from the waitstaff was terrific, especially given the fact that my dinner companion was impossible to please. They remained calm, cool and gracious, which is way more than I would have been."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Right from the bread to the tenderloin everything was superb. Wine list was a little scary if you are just an average cork dork $$$$$"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Food is good...very expensive Really....unless a business is paying,crazy!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I recommend...... excellent food, with top quality meat and exemplary service!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We were seated immediately upon arriving and the service was A plus Staff was professional and courteous "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The food was very good but the wine list is very limited. Need more Pinot Grigio options. The wait staff was actually too attentive. Felt very rushed to put our order in yet there were plenty of empty tables. The waitress seemed annoyed we weren't ready but I think 5 minutes between asking is a bit aggressive."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We experienced a perfect pre-theater dinner. The service, food, wine, cocktails, - everything was exceptional. We will definitely be back every time we come to New York. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "I am an account executive and I was tasked with finding a nice, quiet restaurant in time square, on a Sunday evening for our out-of- town colleagues. I found Bobby Van's on open Table. Booking was so easy: while I was driving I had my Seven-year-old daughter book the reservation for me directly from my galaxy smart phone!!! My colleagues and I had a most enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "The staff and food were excellent. Sure it's on the higher priced side but it's NYC and you expect it plus if you don't like the prices in the menu you shouldn't go anyway. I never mind paying the price when the food and service is this great. The filets we had were cooked perfectly and I ordered the fried oysters as an apply from the bar menu, they were great. Not a great wine by the glass list but you'll find something good. My wife and I enjoyed it and will definitely go back. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Great food and service. Highly recommend. Had a great time."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This was the third time we visited this location over the past few years, it has yet to let us down. The food was cooked as ordered and tasted great, the wait staff was professional, the ambiance was perfect."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Before you go the show, stop of at Bobby Van's for a wonderful dinner. If you happen to get Chris as your waiter, it will make your dinner even that much more enjoyable. Great Job !!! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Our dinner at Bobby Van's was average in every way. The original seat we were given was too loud and next to the door and we asked to be reseated and were very quickly accomodated... That was good. The service and food were just average. We both had petite filet that was close to $50 ala carte and they both had significant grissle on the end piece... Never experienced before. The bread was cold and butter hard, the salad was average, the brussel sprouts were ok but nothing special. The service was inconsistent, there are several people waiting on you and they were not organized. For example, getting asked about coffee and dessert multiple times. So, average food, average service... Many better options in the area, we won't be back."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "I would not recommend the rib eye it was full of fat certainly not what we were expecting. The sea bass was very good not great but what really was not up to our standards was the service. The server seemed preoccupied and was not at all helpful. Would not eat here again or recommend to friends staying in the area."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "I've been here twice for work dinners, both times when we couldn't get any other reservations. Noise level is very high, but not because its "energetic", because the decor is too sterile to absorb normal restaurant noise. I think the service ok. In fairness, they may be just trying not to rush diners, but it tends to drag a little and the ambiance is not so nice that I'd like to linger there. Food and wine choices are fair to average for NYC. Glad I didn't pay for either meal myself. "
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The staff was extremely accommodating. My family and I were on a time crunch to see a play, the hostess and wait staff checked up to make sure everything was going well and kept our plans in mind. Very personable service. I also left my phone at the table and the hostess held it for me until I was able to pick it up. The food was very good, we had the Petit Filet and Chilean Sea bass, also the watermelon cucumber margarita is very refreshing. Will definitely recommend going here. I will be back for sure."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Went here for pre-theatre meal. We were immediately escorted to our table, and our server was very timely in taking our orders and keeping the meal moving along. Unfortunately, the wine list was a bit of a problem, as we had to place 4 orders before we found one that was actually available. Because of time constraints, we ordered straight forward meals-steaks and hamburgers. All were cooked to our satisfaction and had good flavor. A side of sauteed spinach was particularly good. Salads were solid. All in all, a good meal with excellent service."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I eat at Bobby Van'saround the city. My least favorite was this location but agreed to meet a friend for lunch. The restaurant has much improved. Service was available but not overwhelming. The food was good. Each of the 4 of us had various meat, fish,pasta and chicken dishes. All of which er very good and large portions. Good job."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Ordered a ribeye med rare. Came out after 40 minutes med well. Sent it back. Manager said he checked it and med rare in center! If I wanted a med rare steak get a sirloin. I did and it came out ok. I have been to many steakhouses and had med rare rib eyes ( not just in center ). Huh?"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Went to BV's for dinner after a Broadway show ( saw Rocky highly recommend it). I had been there for dinner before with work folks, but never for dinner with the family. We had an awesome dinner, and the service was outstanding. I highly recommend BV's to anyone in the midtown area looking for a great steak. Have the porterhouse cooked pittsberg style, you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I'm sure the beef and shell fish are very good. I had French Onion Soup which was tepid in temperature and bland in taste. That was followed by Chicken Parm which was nothing special. Since it is a steak house I anticipated high prices. Unfortunately I don't think I got value. Most positive note...our waiter was friendly and appropriately attentive."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The restaurant had a nice ambience. It is not a romantic spot - but that is what it is. Just depends on what you're looking for. The seating areas are spacious for NYC. The food was excellent. It was on the pricey side. Won't find anything under $40/plate that's worth looking at. But all in all - very good restaurant. Close to the theatre district but offset enough hat you're not in the hustle and bustle."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My friend and I shared the most amazing Dover Sole. My friend enjoyed the soup of the day and I had a nice salad. Our server was so nice and friendly. He gave suggestions and made sure we were able to enjoy our meal and get to our show on time!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I brought my sister here for her birthday, and the food was delicious - My filet was divine! The staff was friendly and courteous, and the restaurant was peaceful. Definitely will be back!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We went to this location for lunch on a week day. The MC and waiter were VERY attentive. Food was served in a timely fashion. However, we just wished the food was better. The Sweet Chili Tossed Calamari is more like "Soaked", instead of "Tossed". The Sweet Chili sauce tasted like from a jar or bottle completely overpowering the calamari. i asked for medium-well steak pieces for my steak salad. Almost every piece was burnt on the outside. There was barely any "medium" part. The hot dishes were not hot at all. We didn't have high expectation, but just want to have the usual, hearty steak house food. We really don't think we would go back to Bobby Van's again, which is sad!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "With dinner for 2 clocking in at $250 (2 steaks, 2 sides, 1 app, 3 drinks) I didn't feel as though we got good value for our money. The liquor and wine are outrageously priced, even for the neighborhood ($25 for a moderate bourbon and $14 for red wine that was served too warm). The meats were wonderful quality and cooked perfectly, but the sides were nothing special. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The service and food were very good except for the potatoes. They were like potato sticks out of a bag and it looked like they may have been running out. We went for restaurant week, but the only 2 steaks they offered had a $10 upcharge attached. The steaks were worth it!!!! Very, very good and were cooked just the way we asked. The French Onion soup was just ok, but it was my first time having it so maybe it's supposed to taste like that. My friend who had it at other places said it was good. The drinks were fantastic! We took dessert home. It was very good also. We had the Cheesecake. If the budget allows we'll go back."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We had a very good time at Bobby Van's last weekend. The food was delicious and service was very good. Only downside is the good was a bit pricey. We would definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We've passed by Bobby Van's many times saying "we've got to try it". We finally did and it was terrific. There were six of us and we all enjoyed our meals, apps, salads, and entrees all were excellent. My Rib-eye Special was great, both in presentation and taste. We were all so glad we finally made it there!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Service was good, appetizers were good. The steak being the most expensive part of the meal and also what the restaurant is known for was just OK. We had better steaks for $30 less. Maybe we just had high expectations after paying $260.00 for dinner and only one glass of wine and a bottle of San Pellegrino water and a shared dessert."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "This one is right across from the Winter Garden Theater. We ended up sitting at a hitop in the bar area because our friends were going to be late. Our server immediately put a bowl of wings in front of us. I happen to love a place that gives you a little something to munch on before ordering! Food was great, we had the Harry's salad and a pizza. both were delicious and filling. I will definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/5/2014