Bobby Van's Grill - 50th Street
Bobby Van's Grill - 50th Street

Bobby Van's Grill - 50th Street

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bobbyvans.com/
  • Phone: 2129575050
  • 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: Steak, American, 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 2129575050

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."
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Bobby Van's Grill - 50th Street reviews from OpenTable diners
93 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (43)great for lunch (25)good for groups (24)fit for foodies (18)neighborhood gem (16)vibrant bar scene (16)romantic (14)notable wine list (14)hot spot (10)late-night find (9)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Not Worth the Pricetag
    elys72VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The best part of the night was the service...fantastic! I love steakhouses and am comfortable with the price tag, however, my $260 will not be paid here again at Bobby Van's Grill. We started the night sharing a Caesar salad which was great. For dinner, I was disappointed by the lack of flavor in my petite filet and my husband's strip. The steak sauce was like a marmalade. For sides, the crisp outside of the hash browns was delish but once you delved in, it was mush. Should have gone with the french fries. Creamed spinach was too creamy as if it were soup. We shared gelatto and I had cappuccino and my husband coffee which was nice. Overall, I would not come back and instead find a place that had more energy more worth my bills.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ingrid
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We've eaten here many times from work because it is nearby and offers an exceptional menu with great foods.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    lsteidz
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Took my dad here and everything about this place was great. Our server was on point and very timely. The food was amazing. I usually never finish a meal when I have an appetizer and entree, but I had to eat all of it- it was that good! Definitely a great place for a family dinner, date night, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything good but the price
    writa
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Food and service were superb and probably worth every penny, but much more than I usually spend. A glass of Johnny Walker Black set me back $18. Two glasses is almost the price of an entire bottle (if you buy duty free, anyway). Been there twice. Heartily recommend to the top 1%. Will return right after I win the lottery.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Steak Restaurant
    Steaklovers
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a great table and an outstanding porterhouse cooked to perfection. The service was also outstanding. We would highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service horrible
    Djknot
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was pretty good but service was amazingly bad. Sat there for 10 minutes trying to get a refill on water and even watched a server get a glass for himself, and drink it, right next to our table. Wine refills just as bad. Also presentation of food was mediocre and server essentially just slaps the plates down in front of you. Wouldnt ever go back and wouldnt recommend.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great entrées; average sides
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Filet mignon and veal milanese were lovely - great flavor and generous portions. Sides of fries and string beans were ok, but nothing special.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meat as you like it!
    lonneating
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Last night on our family´s vacation in New York. We wanted superb steaks, and we didn´t get disappointed! Marvellous! Perhaps a bit costly, but the food had excellent quality, so maybe you get what you pay for? We also appreciated the moderate noise level. Many NY restaurants are extremely noisy, but in Bobby Van´s you are able to hear what your family members want to tell you...
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week Sham
    BarbFVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Beautiful setting, very attentive wait staff, great bread.I thought the idea of restaurant week was to sample some of the excellent offerings of a venue and, in turn, the customer returns at regular prices. When ordering we were told that the beef offerings were a lesser cut than what is served on the regular menu (with a $10 upcharge). Salads that were ordered were 1/2 portions compared to the ones coming to other tables from the regular menu. Th presentation was also different. We ordered chicken (very good), tilapia (too much sauce and salt) and one of the beef (fair). Vegetables that came with the meals great. We also selected of one of each of the dessert offerings-cheesecake (awful), pecan tart (great) and chocolate cake (fair).
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Night
    DDNY
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Excellent Food, Ambiance and service. It was a great night, really enjoyed the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • impressive
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I went with 2 friends for a restaurant week lunch. Their salad was awesome, entree selection good and desserts were delicious. They do a great job for restaurant week.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sammylab
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    .The Cobb salad was inedible. The worst I have ever had.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • restaurant week
    cherluiVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Nice restaurant week choices - very good food and great deserts - great service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food and service was excellent. We were seated promptly and the waiter and staff were first class.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great NY Steakhouse
    DJenkins56
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This is one of my favorite steakhouses in New York. The food and service is always outstanding and the food cannot be beat. We took an guest from South Africa there for dinner and she loved it. Everything is ala carte. The salads and sides are all large enough to share among 2 or 3 people. The veal chop is simply melt in your mouth good! I would highly recommend Bob Van's Grill!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Classic NY stake house. Perfect before a show, or anytime.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real great NY steakhouse
    Manhattanbound
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Great food, great service , and great ambience! The waiters are extremely helpful and pleasant.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing!!!!
    Robes
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Suggested by a friend for steak. Waiter's initial arrogant attitude deteriorated to inattentive service, haughty tone and actions. After a mixup with his assistant over informing us of specials, he angrily, rapidly and condescendingly described said specials. Increasingly rude with further interaction throughout our meal until he delivered the check. Upon leaving, we informed mgmt. of the problem. Said he was aware. While courteous, it has been my experience in restaurants of this stature that management addresses problems directly with guest. Didn't happen! I recommend any of this restaurant's competitors for $100+ per person. No excuse for abuse!! Last night in town a low point due to unsolicited, inhospitable meanness.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CHEF AND WAIT PERSON GREAT!
    GOODEATS457
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This was our first visit to this location. Park Avenue is great also, but very noisey, lots of lawyers and business lunches. 50th Street Bobby Van is obstructed at the moment due to construction so the view is not great. However, you can have an intimate or lunch with a good friend here w/o a lot of noise. I went during Restuarant Week and ordered a steak I could not otherwise afford on a regular day. I was expecting a small piece, however, it was so big I was sad that I could not finish it - (you don't ask for a doggie bag in such a fine place right?) - Anyway, the streak was perfectly cooked medium well, my side dish of string beans and potatoes were excellent and my wait person was kind and patient.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Business Dinner
    Anthony
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Restaurant is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan near Times Square. Nice atmosphere, we were greeted promptly and since we had reservations, seated right away. The wait staff quickly came to greet us and serve water. The head waiter came, introduced himself and took drink orders. Basically, a very timely but not rushed service from being seated to taking our desert order. I enjoyed everything but my steak which was tough and something I would have expected at a lower end chain steakhouse. This happens once in a while so I won't throw them under the bus just yet. This was a business dinner with one of my clients from CBS Television. Again, he seemed satisfied with his meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodiehub
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Went for pre-show restaurant week dinner. Restaurant week menu had nice variety of selections. Rib eye was cooked to perfection as well as the filet mignon. Had a choice of 2 soups, but opted for the Caesar salad. Chocolate truffle cake and cheese cake for dessert were great too. The best part about This place is the service. We arrived 30 min late, our table was held for us because I called to say we were stuck in traffic, and they got us in and out in time to make our show.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always a good experience
    euroking
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    This Bobby Van's stand out to me due to due to the great food selection, which is different from the other ones in the area. Bar is light and airy, so you feel welcome.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    While the steak was amazing the side dishes were merely co-stars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • View
    HughVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We sat at a window seat and there were people using prayer rugs in front of the windows, it was very disturbing. We had to change seats as no one asked them to move.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunchtime
    Cyclist
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Enjoyed the great service and window view. Especially enjoyed the variety offered for restaurant week. There were many great choices and a wonderful dessert. Even the coffee was great. Also the bread basket was a plus.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is delicious!!
    PattyR
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We had dinner at bobby vans pre-theater mid week. I chose the restaurant from OpenTable and it was Restaurant Week. What a find!! Although masculine decor I loved it as did my BF. The food was fantastic -- we both had steak-- cooked to perfection, seasoned perfectly and tender. Our waiter was great and quite the deal with restaurant week price fixe!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Work Lunch
    Dms275
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    It was a good place for a work lunch. Everything was "fine", nothing to get exited about.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food
    kimkk
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was spectacular. The ribeye special my husband ordered was huge and was one of the best steak he has had. He talked about it for days. The filet of sole melted in your mouth. The wine by glass a bit pricey however they give you a nice pour. The banana split for 2 was more like for 4. The lobster cooked perfect for the lobster cocktail.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No Air conditioning
    Diner10
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The AC was broken when we dined on 7/12. Not only were we warm, so was the wine. The food was good but hard to enjoy when you are so hot. We spent $400. The least managent could have done was comped our dessert or offered a free ( frozen) drink.
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  • Excellent experience always
    MerleVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I have become a regular customer for lunch, dinner, and cocktail hour because the food, drink, and service are all consistently terrific. I bring my customers with me to this enjoyable venue often and they then return over and over themselves because of the nice experience they received.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing service
    twinkjeep
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great NYC Steak House
    JimmySlobVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trouble with steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • worth the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • VivifoxVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Never a disappointment, my favorite restaurant in NYC.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent pre - theater dining
    Mdw24
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service. great food
    Milton
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Good way to wrap up a day shoppin and seeing rocky. And too cool down and enjoy great food and service
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine steak
    HarryOT
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Fine place. Good service. Filet Mignon was good and cooked as ordered.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pricey but excellent
    GlutenFree
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    CanadianCowboy
    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 $$$$$
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.