Bobby Van's Grill Times Square
Bobby Van's Grill Times Square

Bobby Van's Grill Times Square

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bobbyvans.com/Bobby_Vans_Steakhouse/West_45th_Street.html
  • Phone: 2125755623x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily 11:45am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between 6th and 7th avenues
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Garage parking available at location or street parking.
A word from Bobby Van's Grill Times Square
Bobby Van's newest restaurant is located on 45th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue in the heart of Times Square shopping and theatre district. Two floors of dining inside with an outdoor cafe. Perfect for lunch or dinner, and before and after theater dining.
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Bobby Van's Grill Times Square reviews from OpenTable diners
112 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (48)great for outdoor dining (37)fit for foodies (28)great for lunch (26)good for groups (22)romantic (22)neighborhood gem (18)notable wine list (17)great for brunch (10)scenic view (10)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (6)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • cappy
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Food is good but a little pricey very convenient to all
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Belasmom
    Belasmom
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    First time I have eaten at this restaurant. Unfortunately, my table was on the top floor and I have difficulty going up steps (no elevator). The entree I had was excellent. I thought the service could have been a bit better. After finishing my drink, I wasn't asked if I wanted another nor was my water glass filled in a timely manner. I had called a couple hours before I arrived to let them know that it was my friend's birthday. When I got there I asked my waiter if he would put a candle in whatever dessert we ordered. I was very disappointed that after requesting twice, the dessert arrive without a candle.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot if you work in the area
    JimN
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I'm a fan, though my experience there is almost excusively for lunch. Nice, accomodating staff, good food, close to my office. For lunch, try the specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LUVITALIANFOOD1
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    THE LOCATION IS VERY GOOD PARTICULARLY IF YOU ARE DOING BROADWAY SHOWS. THE FOOD IS PRICEY FOR WHAT IT IS !WHAT YOU GAIN IN CONVENIENCE YOU LOSE IN QUALITY!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Margie
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The food, ambience, service and location were great. I would definitely come again and invite friends. Really enjoyed the soft shell crab. The waiter was very helpful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My new go to place before theater .
    CinnamonVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Biggest burger I ever saw. Delicious. Great menu, pretty place. I will go back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious delight!
    Mamaluvshistory
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We were in the city for one night & I had researched a few steakhouses that were recommended. We chose Bobby's and all 4 of us had AMAZING entrées! The BobbyVan's oscar filet was to die for, 1 of the best steaks I've ever had! We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved It
    luv2eat
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Had a reunion with 4 college friends Saturday night. Dined outside. Food choices were terrific and everyone loved their meal. Wait staff was fun and friendly and very attentive. Highly recommend it. All of us thought it was a great choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uneven.
    Nope
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We dined at Bobby Van's for our anniversary dinner on a recent Saturday evening. The good: We arrived early for our reservation, but were seated immediately. The chili tossed calamari and gazpacho were fantastic, as was the chocolate mousse cake. The bad: Our steaks were RAW on the inside - there is a difference between raw and rare, so we head to send our steaks back, and then were left with two well done steaks, and two plates of overcooked fries. Service was really inconsistent, until the credit card hit the check. Will we be back? No. There are too many options in NYC to return to something that was disappointing. Appetizers and dessert could not make up for a lackluster entree!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice people but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Food was lower quality for a grill/ steak house- and over sized portions- low level trained servers but nice atmosphere and location-
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FriendVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I had an early reservation as I was going to the theatre. My server forgot to bring the bread out. The steak was butterflied but was too well done. I would not recommend this steak house to anyone that really wants a good steak
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Decent pre-theater option
    RestaurantLoverVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I selected this restaurant because of its proximity to the theater we were attending and because I've enjoyed Bobby Van's steakhouses. I guess I expected the "Grill" moniker to come with lower priced options compared to the steakhouse - not really the case. The food was fine, presentation was a bit lacking. The prices were high - comparable to the core steakhouse but I guess not unexpected for the area. The service was fine. Everything was fine. They got us in and out. I don't think I'd go back but again, it was fine.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great corporate lunch spot
    allwayseating
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    the waiters and waitresses aren't the best but the food is excellent and the place runs like a well oiled high level restaurant, and it is never to busy so you don't feel overwhelmed inside.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BaciVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    wonderful. terrific service and food. very attentive and patient staff. thanx
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Feeling ripped off...
    knowswhatswhat
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Went to dinner with my son and ordered the 32-ounce ribeye for us to share, along with some appetizers. The waiter told us he highly recommended the porterhouse instead, which was the same size. Said it was signature steak for them, and about the same size as the rib-eye. What he didn't say, however, was that it cost TWICE as much -- $99 for the two of us. That's bad enough, but the food was totally mediocre. The steak was cooked properly to order, but it just wasn't a great piece of meat -- no better than what I could have bought at a regular supermarket. Not a ton of flavor, even on the sirloin side. My son's tuna tartare appetizer was also oddly flavorless. Bobby Van's is a big step behind the other major midtown steakhouses.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 57 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 522 reviews are from the Bobby Van's Grill Times Square reviews archive.
  • After Theater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Took my mom and niece to a Sunday matinee and wanted to go somewhere in the vicinity but somewhere quiet. My niece recently moved back to New York and Bobby Van's was on her list. We were very pleasantly surprised, food and wine list were really great, our waiter was wonderful. Very nice experience and would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad Choice Bad night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    the service was awful as they were servers that didn't show up, the manager was running around trying to aleveiate the situation, he coldly have been nicer, the food came out cold. The table next to us picked up and left as their food never come out of the kitchen.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, good prices
    Czeity
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My husband and I took my parents here as a surprise day out in NYC. Overall we were pleased, although the service could have been a bit better. When we arrived there were many open tables and yet the server forgot to give us bread before the meal. My steak dinner was fabulous, although my husband and father ordered med-rare and they came out more medium of which they didn't send them back and just dealt with it. We did sit indoors because it was getting cool, but the outdoor sitting area was very nice. The prices are good for NYC and the wine list is pretty good as well. Be prepared to spend though...it is NYC...our bill for 4 of us was still over $300.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    UnwindAndDine
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    The place is beautiful with not that much noise level. A little expensive, but it's worth it when you want to unwind with good friends to catch up or have a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Madison
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We chose Bobby Vans due to proximity to theater district. we had been to the one on the East side and in the Hamptons previously. $500 dinner for 4 and food was average at best. For a steakhouse the steak choices were limited and were lackluster in taste
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-Theater Adequate
    tablesedge9
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Rethinking Open Table. First instinct of maitre d's is to stick us in a back room or upstairs. We asked to stay downstairs here and were accommodated. Waiter seemed distracted and after we ordered cocktails he was on us to order. We had plenty of time before theater. We ordered apps and they came out in like a nano second. They hovered over my asparagus and asked many times if I were done. When finally I was, the entrees were in front of us. Lobster was much better at the 50th Street Bobby Van's. As were the service and atmosphere. It's worth a little walk to go there.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    Regina
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Food, service, and decor is outstanding. Our waiter was very accomadating too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Skip this one
    JsmadVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    The mozzarella and tomato appetizer was the only good part of our meal.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • convenient for Theater District
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Excellent salads and large enough for 2 to share. Wines by the glass at reasonable price. Many entrees come without sides which are extra and expensive. Entrees prepared very well. Bread was lackluster and not fresh. Overall pretty good for theater district which is often commercial and overpriced.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    The service was excellent and the food was fine. Nothing to write home about.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The steak was not cook as requested, and then had a hard time fixing it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch at Bobby Van's W 45th St
    W34thstreet
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Bobby Van's is always hospitable, friendly and the food great!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Whynotdine
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Food and atmosphere were excellent- portions were very generous. Service was lacking for this level of restaurant, but will definitely try again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst Service My Group of 4 EVER
    ZuckerVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I dined there Sat night with my wife and another couple. We each dine out 3 or 4 nights a week in Manhattan and have for many years. This was BY FAR the WORST service any of the 4 of us has EVER experienced. The appetizers came and before we had a chance to finish them, the entres cam (and we were NOT pressed for time). I asked the waiter to keep my entre warm until I had finished my appetizer. Then when I was finished, there was no one around on the upper level to check on us or to ask for my entre. Someone finally came up to the upper level when my dining companions were halfway finished. When I finally got my entre back it was very COLD. I asked them to warm it up, and when it came back, the others had all finished their dishes.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-theater Treasure
    tablesedge9
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Attentive, brisk service. Waiter made special gestures to make us comfortable. Lobster cocktail was succulent and sweet. Will go back for that. Calamari good. Veal and burger as well. We even had time for creme brûlée and coffee before Of Mice and Men. Perfect choice before the show. thesidetrek
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unimpressed. Decor boring
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Unimpressed. Decor boring and cheap looking. Steaks adequate but not seasoned well. Waiter was friendly but service slow. Other Bobby Vans and Bobby Vans Grills much better. Someone needs to up the game at Times Square.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food
    megaprime
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The restaurant is nice and the customer service is excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was very good, preparation
    Fredrick
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Food was very good, preparation and delivery was top notch. Service was the strong point,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent choice for business lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    You can never go wrong with Bobby Van's for a business lunch or if you have tourists visiting you. It's in the heart of NYC and a very well established restaurant. Food, service and abiance are excellent. Would highly recommend it for steak or fish lovers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Enjoyed a terrific meal while have a wonderful view from the second floor dining room of the St Patrick's day madness at the pun across the street! Enjoyed the beef barley soup and shared the 32 ounce Ribeye! Great meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Average...Nothing more/less
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Very average meal. Nothing wrong, but nothing great either. Definition of mediocre
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good location. Traditional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Good location. Traditional above average steakhouse. Not haute cuisine, but serves a need.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    aaakVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Aside from the hostess, the rest of the service was bad. Food was mediocre, not even close to the quality of the Bobby Vans on 54th street or the Park Avenue location.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was extremely poor
    MarcusVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Service was extremely slow and they were understaffed. We were seated almost 20 minutes before someone took our order. Our water was never refilled unless we asked and then we were told they ran out of bread....
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Love Bobby Van at Times Square. Waiter was beyond thoughtful , courteous and caring. We had a 7:00pm show arriving at 5:40 and never felt rushed. Thank you for a happy experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.