Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 54th Street
Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 54th Street

Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 54th Street

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bobbyvans.com/
  • Phone: (212) 207-8050
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch & Dinner: Monday - Friday 11:30am-11:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Tobi
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: At Bobby Vans 54th Street, we offer various choices for private and semi-private events. Our dining spaces can be divided into a space as intimate as a party of 12 or can be fully opened to accommodate a party of up to 140. Both of our boardrooms are ideal for corporate functions and any other type of personal function you may be having. When dining in our private boardrooms, our guests have the option of ordering from our "Daily Menu" or our "Private Event Menus".

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A word from Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 54th Street
"At Bobby Vans 54th Street, you can expect the same great service and the same great food as our other restaurants. Tucked away in another historic restaurant location, (at one time this was the hang out spot for such stars as Frank Sinatra and the rest of the Rat Pack) there is plenty of history and untold stories behind these walls, if only they could talk. Conveniently located just east of Park Avenue and 4 blocks north of The Waldorf-Astoria, this is where you want to be. As you walk into the restaurant you’re greeted by our hosts and a large credenza filled with beautiful bottles of wine. Glancing to your left you overlook the spacious yet always occupied bar, where the bartenders know your name and have your drink waiting for you before you can even say hello. Separating the bar from the dining room is a glass window so you can see all the action of other diners enjoying their meals. The dining room has the good old fashioned steakhouse style with handcrafted wood walls, and F
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Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 54th Street reviews from OpenTable diners
70 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (24)great for lunch (24)special occasion (24)fit for foodies (23)neighborhood gem (18)romantic (9)notable wine list (9)vibrant bar scene (7)great for brunch (5)hot spot (4)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • My favorite steakhouse in the city
    RhoM
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The steak here is wonderful, perfectly cooked. My fiancé loves the tomahawk steak. Lobster Mac & Cheese as a side is delicious, and the sweet chili calamari is a perfect starter. The last few times we've been there it was rather loud, but as it emptied out it gets quieter. I'd recommend this to anyone who likes a good steak. I've seen children in here but I don't know if there is a kids' menu. The service is always spot on. Never too pushy and in my face, but always right there when I need them. And I love the bread basket.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best
    Deelish
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Hands down, best meal we have ever had. Service was great and not overly attentive. Atmosphere was perfect and in a great location. Such a freindly staff!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful family evening
    seekingquality
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We had a party of five at 6:30 pm on a Friday night. This was a family reunion of sorts, and we wanted to start early so that we'd have plenty of time for conversation. The service was top-notch, and the dining room was very comfortable. We had plenty of space and did not feel cramped. The food was very good indeed -- nothing amazing or unusual, but high quality food prepared expertly and presented with aplomb. The steaks were excellent -- not the very best I've ever had, but very, very good. The salads and vegetables were nicely prepared and tasty, as was the bread. We all enjoyed the evening. Bobby Van's was a good choice -- gave us the reliable quality and expert service we had hoped for. The noise level was not bad at all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot for a business lunch
    Stephen
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Met a client for lunch during the week. Was warmly greeted by the host on entering and immediately shown to my table. The ambience is classic steakhouse but comfortable and very fit for conversation. The staff was incredibly attentive without being overbearing. Food was quite good and perfect for either a light lunch or something more substantial. Definitely would return and would recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Grand
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I love coming to Bobby's because I am never disappointed. The level of service and qualify and presentation of the food is top notch. I recommend it to everyone I know. Looking forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 54th St
    VFNYCVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    It was my first time at Bobby Van's 54th Street. It was good, not great, not bad. You won't have a bad experience, but you also will not leave saying that you have to get back there. The service and the food presentation are average, and the quality of the food fits in the mid-range of NYC Steakhouses. PROS: It's pretty easy to get a reservation, and the prices are certainly not the highest amongst NYC Steakhouses. CONS: Everything is just average, including the ambience, service and food quality/presentation.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Lunch
    FirstClass
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This was my first time eating there and the food was awesome. I had a great lunch with my client and he enjoyed it. I will definitely go back again soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bobby Vans is a decent steak house
    AMG0825
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food is good just as any top tier steak house should have...side disks are ok....ordered onion rings, did not seem they were freshly fried, seemed a little dry. Potter-house steak was cooked perfectly but somehow seemed bland in flavor. Seems more expensive than other steak houses. Easily $135 / person with basic wine but could easily go to $150 / pp. I think there is better values out there....
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch at BV
    JChathamoVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Lunch at Bobby Vans was great, the service and the food were both fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it
    Josie
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This is one of the best steak houses I've been to ever. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and service
    Indy
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The cobb salad I had was great. And we enjoyed the service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • superb service and food
    MikeT
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our evening started well with a friendly greeting & escort to table. our waiter, Pablo, came quickly to the table, introduced himself and starteda night of excellent service. I recommend sitting with him. Now the food, in a word "great". The oysters were clean & fresh, the tuna tartare was marvelous, escargot was excellent. However, in a steakhouse and if the steak fails nobody cares about the snails. The steaks did not fall. I had the small (30oz) Ribeye that was prepared medium rare with a delicious sear to it. I took home the bone to gnaw on later. My GF and our other date (beautiful 14yr old daughter) had filet that melted in and put a big smile on their mouths. Thank you Pablo & Bobby Vans for a great experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PRICES IN CHECK DIFFERENT FROM MENU
    zecabaiano
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food & service was very good but when check came the prices were hihger than those presented in MENU.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great
    steakloverVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Another great steak for a steaklover. Tried the rib-eye- usually share the porterhouse for 2. It was great. Now I need to think which one next time!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Time
    Shan
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I had a lovely time with my family at this location. Very relaxing and food was great. We were there for dinner for restaurant week and the menu had a great selection.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hosting out of towers
    NYRob68
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great steak house in midtown for hosting a business dinner
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Bobby Van's
    RFJLAW
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Glad that they participated in Restaurant Week since that was the main draw that brought us into the restaurant on this visit. Excellent wine choices at the $60 range.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FatmanVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Always great service and great food. One of my "go to" spots for a lunch meeting
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bobby Van's...wonderful
    CharVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a wonderful celebration at Bobby Van's. Fabulous steak...definitely a favorite regular destination!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bobby Van's Steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Worth every penny. The portions are HUGE so save starve yourself b4 you arrive!
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I took 3 clients to lunch for their birthdays last Friday during NYC restaurent week. couldn't have been nicer. wonder menu, attentive service, great ambiance. All the ladies said they would certainly come back again, never having been to Bobby Van's. They put candles in their desserts and sang Happy Birthday. All in all a delightful afternoon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Basic Steak in NYC
    Arcap
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    As a NYC steak house I would put Bobby Van's in the middle of the pack. Food was good, as expected, but there was nothing special about it. Bar area was small and not inviting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week treat
    NYC515VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    My husband and me visited this restaurant as part of Restaurant Week. We have been to the Bobby Van's in Washington DC, and loved the food. The filet mignon was delicious along with the béarnaise sauce. The green salad was crisp and the house dressing was very tasty. It was a Tuesday night and the restaurant was packed with young professionals enjoying a night out. We plan to return to this wonderful Eastside Midtown location. The drinks are very generous too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Idrinkandeatwaytoomuch
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I have been to better steak houses, food took way to long to come out and the place was noticeibly under staffed. Half my table did the restaurant week menu and the other ordered alla carte. The highlight of the meal was the rib eye in which I am still dreaming about. All other food (rest week menu and escarote app) was a waste of calories and didnt end up eating all that was brought out. I am not sure if the food was subpar because of restaurant week or that is the way it always is. It was unfortuante because I have always wanted to try this place and I will def not be going back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's better in the Hamptons
    ScottsdaleJL
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Decided to try BV on 54th after having a great meal at BV in Bridgehampton. Definitely a difference. Service was ok but our waiter was out to lunch when it came to wine. Had to ask for a list. Didn't know much about anything on the list. Just poured the wine without allowing us to taste it first. Food was good but not great. I'll go to S&W or the Palm next time I want a steak in NY.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bobby Van's East 54th St
    Gr8EatIn
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Bobby Van's East 54th Street is not only a great steakhouse, but cooks up great seafood as well. It's participation in Restaurant Week with food fit for a king does not cut back on portions. You will feel quite satiated and will want to return over & over & over again to enjoy all Bobby Van's menu offerings.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great restaurant week selection
    charlee
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Servers were fast. Was in and out in 1 hr 10 min for lunch on Friday afternoon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Historic Gem in NYC
    NY123
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great food and atmosphere, and an excellent and a quick service for corporate luncheon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • escargot as appetizer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    They don't mess around. Good solid food for restaurant week menus.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Good
    steakloverVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Went for Restaurant week menu. Good menu-includes steak- many steakhouses don't have a real steak on the restaurant week menu! For a few dollars extra a really nice Sirloin steak. The included steak was good, but small. Service is attentive. We were in a back room which was great- only a few tables so it was quiet.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Food is top notch. Service is very quick - it is NY at the end of the day!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 529 reviews are from the Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 54th Street reviews archive.
  • Great steak
    BirthdayVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Everything was delicious but they left out the shrimp in my Harry salad.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Evening for Restaurant Week
    GDining
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Came here for Restaurant Week on 7/25/14. The bar folks were super-friendly. Could have used a smidge more attention from the waiter, but he was also very friendly and joked with us while we sat. Nice, homey feel for the interior. It's small but doesn't feel crowded, and it wasn't too loud. The food was really good. They didn't make me feel like a jerk for ordering off the Restaurant Week menu-- some restaurants do that. I would definitely come back for a nice, adult celebration.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Took my daughter to Bobby Vans during restaurant week. Food was excellent and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was good
    anthonyVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    good steak house - great for a business dinner - I will be back at next opportunity.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best steak ever!
    LizzieVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    My husband and I try every steakhouse we can get to and after this place was highly recommended we had to try it, best decision ever. My husband had the bone in rib eye which was steak perfection and I had the steak Gorgonzola, simply amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steak Dinner EVER!
    TomPen
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    First visit, definitely not the last! From the moment we walked in the door, we were treated like VIP guests. The meal was superb! Most flavorful, tender steak I have had in years. If you only have a chance for one night out at a great restaurant in N.Y., make it Bobby Vann's!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great Steak
    luvallfood
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    One of my favorite steak houses in NYC. Great steak, cooked to perfection, with plenty of sides, and really good service. Puts a certain famous but highly over-rated place in Brooklyn to shame.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • coursteno
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    food was wonderful. we got there 15 minutes before our reservation.... kept the door closed; told us to come back after that. other than that, everyone enjoyed the meal. service was good. the martini was way too strong. I didn't drink it and didn't say anything.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Maybe the beast steak ever .....
    3Squares
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    While visiting NY, our group happened upon Bobby Van's on 54th. The service was exceptional, only to be topped by our dinner. We will definitely be back on our next trip.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.