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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
    Neighborhood:
    Theater District / Times Square
  • Cuisine:
    American
    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
  • "Filet mignon and veal milanese were lovely - great flavor and generous portions. Sides of fries and string beans were ok, but nothing special."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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..."
    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)."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Excellent Food, Ambiance and service. It was a great night, really enjoyed the restaurant."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • ".The Cobb salad was inedible. The worst I have ever had."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Nice restaurant week choices - very good food and great deserts - great service."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The food and service was excellent. We were seated promptly and the waiter and staff were first class."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Classic NY stake house. Perfect before a show, or anytime."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Great food, great service , and great ambience! The waiters are extremely helpful and pleasant."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "While the steak was amazing the side dishes were merely co-stars."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "It was a good place for a work lunch. Everything was "fine", nothing to get exited about."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "I recommend...... excellent food, with top quality meat and exemplary service!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Food is good...very expensive Really....unless a business is paying,crazy!"
    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