Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.
We were in from out of town,We were in from out of town, looking for a place that my Iowan father (meat and potatoes guy) would enjoy for my parents anniversary (that could also readily accommodate a party of 8). We had a great experience! Really nice roasted vegetable platter for my vegetarian mother and a lovely steak and potatoes for my father. I enjoyed the fried chicken while the others in our party had an awesome seafood pasta and cheeseburger. Nice solid variety without going over the top, with good quality ingredients and super service. All the way around, a great experience for a moderate price (relatively speaking!).5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMCasual steak restaurantBobby Van's is a very nice steak restaurant for semi-casual dining. Great before a show. The service was wonderful but the food lacked the flavor I would have expected. The mashed potatoes were not special and the asparagus was good but not great. The cocktails are quite generous. The steak was good but for the price it's pretty basic food. If you're looking for crowd friendly or a place to take out of town guests that isn't too threatening this is a good choice but I wouldn't go there for a romantic dinner or special occasion.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service and cajun ribeyeThe service and cajun ribeye steak was delicious but the sides for 2 (we got the broccoli and onion rings) were lackluster at best.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial Placeterrific downtown restaurant--good food & great service..5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMSteakNot the best steak I've ever had, but this place def holds its own. The food was delicious and our waiter was very attentive. It was a quiet Monday night, and the restaurant was pretty empty for most of our meal, but that was fine by me.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMspecial occasionWonderful Dining Experience Helped Me Surprise My Sister For Her Birthday! Wonderful Service And Experience5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Food, Better ServiceSplurged on the lamb duo, which was five chops on a plate, nothing duo about it. Specified rare-midrare, but they came out midwell; not enough to send back but didn't even break my top five (I order lamb alot), and wasn't worth the price served without any side or accompaniment. My wife ordered the sea bass, exceptional but also just slightly overdone. You can split the sides for 2, the garlic potatoes were creamy and well seasoned, and brussel sprouts were equally delicious with bacon. Waiter was the best part of the evening, very friendly and good recommendations, attentive but not overbearing. Got a nice table in the corner with a window, kept down the noise from all the kids? Select wine bottles half price that night! Dessert was great.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Food, Better ServiceSplurged on the lamb duo, which was five chops on a plate, nothing duo about it. Specified rare - midrare but they came out midwell; not enough to send back but didn't even break my top five (I order lamb alot), and wasn't worth the price served without any side or accompaniment. My wife ordered the sea bass, exceptional but also just slighly overdone. You can split the sides for 2, the garlic potatoes were creamy and well seasoned, and brussel sprouts were equally delicious with bacon. Waiter was the best part of the evening, very friendly and good recommendations, attentive but not overbearing. Got a nice table in the corner with a window, kept down the noise from all the kids? Select wine bottles half price that night! Dessert was great.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMTop notch lunchWe were catching up and wanted a lunch that was healthful and convenient. The food choices were good. The presentation was artful. We found the noise level a little high for conversation at times as the dining space is completely open and all talk becomes part of the ambience. Good light. Staff was very pleasant.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMBusiness DinerI booked a table for 8 for what was a team building/social event. The service was just doting enough, with wonderful suggestions for appetizers. All of us enjoyed our entrees, which ranged from the HUGE Ribeye to Chilean Sea Bass. Though it was a Saturday evening, we were never rushed-even though we lingered for 21/2 hours.
It was a fun and fine evening.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat As AlwaysThis time we had a server (Gregg) who went out of his way to find out the things we had tried before and base on that helped us to select a couple of things we had not yet tried. It was wonderful, starting with the seafood appetizer through the steak and into desert with the apple tart. This place is one of our favorites and we keep coming back for more.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food & ServiceOnce again we had a great dinner ant Bobby Van's Grill! We were a group of 5 and our 3rd time at this location.
Lucky us we had Lucas as our waiter again, he was outstanding, he always goes the extra mile to make sure we always have everything we need. We will be back!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I enjoyed ourMy husband and I enjoyed our meal: Tuna Tartare (excellent) and crab cake (good, but about half filler) for appetizers; sirloin and petite filet mignon steaks (delicious, good sized); home fries as a family-style side (flavorful, but were like chunky mashed potatoes seared on the grill); and creme brulee for dessert (great). Oscar provided good service at the outset, but he was less attentive as his section became more full. He did not pass by for a while at the end, so one of the kitchen staff saw our card on the table and rang up the check. He forgot to bring our card back! I didn't notice until the next morning, so I called the restaurant and they had it. Maybe an honest mistake, but was disappointed not to get a call nor an apology.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, ESP SeafoodExcellent food, ESP Seafood tower and steaks. But also noisy and a bit pricey. Our table enjoyed our dinner immensely, which is what counts.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time visitingThis was our first time visiting Bobby Vans. My husband is a huge steak lover and we've gone to the norm (Ruth Chris, etc). We were pleasantly surprised at the sheer flavor of the Cajun Ribeye. It was nicely seared on the outside but oh so juicy inside...and HUGE!! Our waiter was the best! He walked us through how the ribeye was seasoned, and since it was my husbands birthday, he gave us a very nice birthday dessert of chocolate bundt cake with chocolate sauce and wafers. Everything was great and well worth the price!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a Great Lunch!Had lunch with an old friend today at Bobby Van's, and I have to say it was wonderful - we both had the broiled bacon-wrapped scallops over sauteed spinach and grape tomatoes, and it was luscious! It was not terribly busy at lunchtime, so the ambience was very relaxed, and the service was attentive but not at all invasive. Thelunch menu had a wide variety of sandwiches and entrees to choose from, many of which I would have been interested in had I not been on a diet. Highly recommended!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWent there on 4/6/13. MyWent there on 4/6/13. My wife and I had a 6:00 reservation and were seated right away. Waiter was very friendly and helpful with describing the various menu items. My wife got the $40 three course prix fixe dinner which she had the calamari, 10 oz.fliet, and brownie & vanilla ice cream sundae. I had the cajun rib eye and for $42.50, I got a huge piece of meat!! Both steaks were properly cooked and very tasty! The sides that I got were sauted spinich and onion rings. The onion rings were more like onion strings (I was expecting an actual ring), but they worked out great to eat with the steak. Spinich was good as well. The brownie desert, though tasty, was a pretty small portion. Plenty of food for both of us. We will come back!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe eat out all the time andWe eat out all the time and honestly, the service on this evening was some of the best we've ever had - our server was warm, attentive, kind. We have eaten at both locations in DC for Bobby Van's and our last experience at this location was good but not great. So happy that we gave it another try - They got their game back on - food was wonderful, tasty, and interesting, and the service over the top great. Overall, a lovely evening - we will be back soon. Thank you!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMa little pricey, but a GREATa little pricey, but a GREAT place. Friday and Saturday night is 50% off bottled wine night....quite a deal!!!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a place!The food was fantastic! From the mixed greens to the steaks (my wife had a filet with gorgonzola sauce and I had the cajun ribeye) to the desserts, the food was top quality and the preparation was exquisite. Even the coffee was a winner!
Our server, Gregg, was quite professional and helpful in navigating the menu, as this was our first time at this particular restaurant. His consideration and personal attention made us feel very comfortable.
Of course, one look at the menu will tell you that the owners and managers expect you to have a fabulous meal. You will! In this case, you pay for what you get and you get what you pay for.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodMy daughter is a Policewoman so she is around downtown daily; she recommended this restaurant .3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were delighted to findWe were delighted to find a fixed price $40 dinner on Fri and Sat nights (we were there on Sat). We both got the special for 3 courses...avocado, tomato salad and 12 mussels in tomato broth; NY Strip steak with herbed butter & fingerling potatoes and spinach and "leg" of port (they called it a chop) with terrific cider sauce and best polenta with cheese and fresh corn; and "petit fours" which were really 3 dessert samples (all delicious). I couldn't even eat most of my pork after eating the mussels and some of hubbie's salad. We took home enough food for a second meal. While it helped that we also had a Groupon, we would go back. $8 valet parking and street parking (metered, even at night). Didn't feel rushed but got out in 1.5 hrs.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Steak and More!Great restaurant. Great food. Great time. Always. Jonathan is a great Sommelier and will help you select a great pairing for your food selection.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were fabulous!Food and service were fabulous! We'll definitely be back.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat steakhouse food withGreat steakhouse food with options for grille food. Service was professional, wine list good but pricey.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a good experience.It was a good experience. Be sure to stick to your reserved time or you will have to wait at least 10 minutes or more for an open table.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, very nice atmosphere.Great food, very nice atmosphere. Bar crowd was lively, but in another room, so that helped to keep the noise level down. All in all it was a vey nice meal.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was perfect, especiallyEverything was perfect, especially the service, which was absolutely outstanding!!!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMTook my boyfriend here forTook my boyfriend here for his birthday. The food was awesome! Porportions were plenty and very tasty!! Definatly will go again it is on our list of favorites.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBobby Vans Grill never disappoints.Bobby Vans Grill never disappoints. My rib eye was cooked perfectly rare, tender juicy and flavoful. I ate at BLT Steak the night before and did not like it because of the extremely hight noise level, but the steak at Bobby Vans was much better.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBobby Van's is a classic steeakhousBobby Van's is a classic steeakhouse, but one that takes seafood equally seriously. I have found food and service to be consistently reliable, and the restaurant is one of the best in the Metro Center area.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThis wonderful dinner wasThis wonderful dinner was the result of two friends who were too lazy to cook dinner and had a Groupon deal on hand. The food was wonderful, and the staff was great, attentive but not annoyingly so. My one meal was enough for dinner, a late night snack, and lunch the next day. Overall, we had a very nice time and an even better dinner. We will definitely return to see if lighten strikes twice.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went here for my BFs birthday.We went here for my BFs birthday. Our reservation was at 6pm on Saturday. The decor was nice and romantic. The restaurant was about half full when we arrived. The service was excellent. The waiters were very attentive and gave my BF free cheesecake at the end of our meal. The food was pretty good. I had the pre-fixe menu and ordered the stuff chicken. It was tasty but a little dry. My BF had the Sea Bass which was excellent! Overall it was a great evening at a great restaurant. The Groupon deal made it an even better experience!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMTop Notch as AlwaysBobby Vans is a top notch steakhouse and one where we will continue to be repeat customers. The food is simply amazing and the service is what you should expect in a fine dining experience. Definitely eat here!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable Dining ExperienceVery friendly staff and excellent valet service. The prices were better than I had expected, they had a special menu in addition to their regular menu. It had a nice atmosphere. The food was good.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding customer service!Outstanding customer service! Food was fabulous. Wine delicious!
Thank you for a lovely evening.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food at Bobby Van's GrillThe food at Bobby Van's Grill was delicious. The cajun ribeye was the best steak I've ever had. The seafood bouquet was delightful, as well. The entire dining experience was great.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOn PointService was attentive, but gave us our space. Timing was on point and the food prepared as ordered. No complaints, I left full and happy, and even spending about $150 a person, it was well worth it. I had a crab cake, veal chop Oscar MR, and some sauteed spinach, all of which I recommend.2/26/2013 12:00:00 AM