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Bobby Van's Steakhouse - DC
Bobby Van's Steakhouse - DC

Bobby Van's Steakhouse - DC Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bobbyvans.com
  • Email: info809@bobbyvans.com
  • Phone: (202) 589-0060
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Four private dining areas; three that can open up into one large room holding 65 persons seated; Minimum of twelve persons for a private room
  • Private Party Contact: Management (202) 589-0060

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between H and I Sts.
  • Public Transit: McPherson Square Metro
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Bobby Van's Steakhouse - DC
Bobby Van's Steakhouse has been named Top Steakhouse in the Washington Magazine and best Porterhouse in DC in the Washingtonian. Along with our Prime, dry-aged beef, we offer the freshest seafood and wonderful specials. Our wine list is a best of Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Waiter delivered the wrong entree after a one hour wait in a not very busy place on a Wednesday 7:00 reservation. I AND MY WIFE loved the French onion soup. Our steaks were a very generous cut,she had the filet and I ended up with a Cajun style bribery which I didn't order, I specifically ordered a plain ribeye and did not like the Cajun style I received. Oh well.... "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Went out on a date night with my hubby and wanted to try something new. In the mood for steak we decided to try Bobby Vans. It was the best idea because from the service, to getting our food exceptionally fast and hot, to our porterhouse for two and beranaise sauce it is definitely a new favorite place to eat. Very relaxing vibe good for date night or even to take your kids for a nice dinner. All around great!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "It being a steakhouse, my mouth was watering for a tasty steak, but all but one of the steaks on the menu were at least 14 oz. I had a good appetite but 14 oz. of steak is obscene, not to mention unhealthy. I was left with the one choice of a smaller filet, and even that was too much to eat. Unfortunately it wasn't seasoned at all; a rub would have been nice. The salads are big too, and very good -- healthier for you than beef. Vegetables to accompany an entree are a la carte. Service was very good; just the right level of attention. There are tables in the bar area, but it's very noisy there. If you want to hear and be heard at your table, ask to be seated in the other areas."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "I was expecting a steakhouse comparable to Morton's and Ruth Chris. The Porterhouse was the perfect temperature but ruined by the charred taste. That is all I could taste. There was no flavor to it at all and was not tender. The mashed potatoes felt that came from a box nothing special about those. The price can't justify the meat quality and charred taste. Service was outstanding!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Bobby Vans is always consistently exceptional with their service and food. They never disappoint."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "This was my first time dining at Bobby Vann's and I was very pleased with my dining experience. The service was impeccable and the food was superb. My nephew, sister and I had a wonderful time and I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We had the porterhouse for two and it was tough and flavorless - in addition, the portion sizes are obscene. We ate very little of our dinner and made a point to ask if they donate leftovers, which they assured us they do. The oysters Rockefeller were good and the drinks were good - service was really wonderful. But at $100. a person we expected to be wowed by the food."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My wife and I had just concluded a purchase at the Tiny Jewel Box so we decided to celebrate with dinner at Bobby Van's...we chose main meals other than steak and found both to be excellently prepared and presented. The service was outstanding. Definitely a delicious dining experience."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "My husband and I decided to 'splurge' on our Valentine's Day dinner this year. We love a good steak, and have heard a lot about Bobby Van's, so we decided to try it out. The food was expensive, so the restaurant definitely had a high bar in order to meet our expectations. We got the porterhouse steak for 2. It was generous portions of meat, cooked to perfection. The filet was melt in your mouth delicious. We also ordered mashed potatoes and spinach, and they were good as well. The wine list is good, as well. Highly recommended for a special occasion."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We got there on the early side and two different waiters attempted to serve us, each not knowing what the other was doing. The fried zuccini was excellent. We had is as an appetizer instead of a side. The scallops were boring...moist and tender...but boring."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Service was not up to their usual high standard. However, the steaks were!!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Amazing food and very friendly, attentive service. Made my wife's special day a fabulous memory."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "An enjoyable evening. Good food, service and pleasant atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great food, especially the crab cakes! Everyone is pleasant and the overall atmosphere is enjoyable. Thank you."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "My wife and I try not to eat too much. We can't eat much any ways. When we go to steakhouses, we usually order a set (i.e an appetizer, a salad, a steak and maybe two sides) and split it. We still manage to bring home half the steak and some sides. I am always a little uncomfortable doing this for some reason and some servers seem a little annoyed. Of course, I understand. Our server at Bobby Van's was none of that. He was happy to take care of us and I am glad. We did order a good bottle of wine and a dessert. Hopefully, that makes up some of it. When the portions are so huge and the prices accordingly, I think this is the strategy one has to take to enjoy a good steak every now and then. Hopefully, restaurants would take note."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My fiancee and I split the Porterhouse with asparagus, mashed potatoes, and a bottle of wine. The bread and butter are fantastic, the steak was cooked exactly medium rare as requested. Good potatoes and asparagus was fresh, bright green and well-cooked."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food was excellent and brought no complaints from our group. However, our water glasses were rarely refilled, and we were kept waiting for our bill a significant amount of time after our plates had been cleared."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "our waiter definitely had a negative impact on the service. he seemed to not want to be there. my guest read the specials from the board, when I said I couldn't see from my vantage point - he didn't seem to care. he seemed to want us out of there, and was not forthcoming about desserts, when we inquired. I've eaten there before and had a wonderful experience. I'd be reluctant to return."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "From the start I enjoyed the experience and the level of service was incredible. Will be back..."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "A very good meal with an OUTSTANDING WINE list! Wine by the glass gave me good choices at an good value."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I frequent Bobby Van's because I always have an excellent (perfect) dining experience! Kudos, Bobby Van's!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Marvelous evening! We ordered porterhouse for two, rare, preceded by a dozen oysters and salad, with a glass of cab. Finished with bread pudding, topped with creme fraiche rather than with whipped cream, a lovely touch. All superb. Took home half the steak for sandwiches. Tuesday at 7, the restaurant was full. The waiter was a real pro, obviously very experienced, seemed busy but always nearby, there in a heartbeat when signaled. Clearly management assigned him the right number of tables. And his presentation was human -- none of this "Hi I'm Sam and I'll be your..." patter. He clearly knew how to read his customers, and I could see him responding differently to different tables. Congrats!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "My husband and I had a $100 groupon that was given to us as a gift. I had the crabcakes and he had a filet mignon. The crabcakes were tasty but had a lot of shells in them. My husband's steak was huge and tender, but not much flavor. This place is way too pricey for the quality of food. This was my first and last time dining at this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Bobby's Vans makes the best steaks in DC. I frequent them on a regular basis."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food was amazing! I will definitely be back! I think it's one of the better higher end steakhouses in the area."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We dropped into Bobby Van's on McPherson Square after a short play at the Kennedy Center. Had trouble getting in, because tornadic winds made it hard to open the taxi door and walk across the sidewalk. My girlfriend got the Steak a la Stone and a side of asparagus. I had a special: a Cajun ribeye after starting with a shrimp cocktail. Everything was very tasty. We closed the place, but were not hurried by our attentive waiter. We'll keep Bobby Van's in mind for beefy after-theater dining."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Great steaks and service, porterhouse was delicious, and they threw in complementary birthday cake for our 4 year old. We were impressed."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Went for our anniversary dinner. I had the Bone-in ribeye steak my husband had the lamb chops. Steak was over cooked and too gristley to the point of hard to cut through. Requested medium rare more like well done, barely any pink.. My husband's chops were perfectly cooked, also medium rare. Sides were mushrooms and spinach. Nice portions for 2 l. Ordered Malbec wine. Nice with meal. Also had the calamari with marinara. Calimari was good but marinara was nothing to write home about. Finished with lava chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream enough for 2 to share. Ok meal. Expected better steak for price."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The food was average, the macaroni and cheese was not cooked well. The service was average. We were not sure who our waiter was, multiple wait staff came to our table."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "This was our first time at a Bobby Van Steakhouse Restaurant. For appetizer, my husband and I tried the sweet chili tossed calamari; my husband had Harry's salad; and we both had the surf & turf, lobster & filet mignon. We finished with the warm chocolate brownie/cake with vanilla ice cream. Overall, the meal was very good and the waiter and other support keep the level of service at an acceptable pace. However, not sure if this was because the restaurant was not busy when we were there, or if this is the norm."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Always worth the trip. Excellently prepared dishes and a very attentive and professional staff. The seafood tower was a nice appetizer offering an assortment of lobster, crab meat and shrimp. I also had the Australian grass-fed rib-eye that was cook excellently with a unique seasoning. And the lava cake for dessert was a great way to finish."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Took my client from Phoenix for dinner. He's not a real steak lover....but BV changed his attitude. Steaks were moist, tender, and ample. Sides substantial. And don't forget both types of calamari!! Leave room for dessert....if you can."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Excellent food ! Negatives: 1. Boisterous noise in the large hallway sized room to the right of the host station on entry to the restaurant. 2. Service was mixed. We were assigned a young woman and happy to see the diversity it represented. However, her service was poor, and before we said anything to mgmt she was replaced by an energetic, efficient, hospitable young man.who provided excellent service for the rest of dinner. 3. . Tonight we did not want to order wine by the bottle but there was limited choice of wines by the glass. More wines--and better wines--by the glass would have been appreciated. But all in all, a very positive experience, and we will return."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "I prefer menu at Bobby Van's Grill at 12th and New York Avenue"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We had a terrific meal....again!...at Bobby Vans. Would go again."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Great dinner. Ordered the Porterhouse for 2 and the steak was well seasoned. Also had the marcapone Mac and cheese which was delicious. The asparagus however was bland. Would come back for a special occasion."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Great spot for a date night or getting together with friends. Prompt, courteous, and knowledgeable staff and excellent food."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "This was my second visit to Bobby V's and it was just as enjoyable as the first. The atmosphere is very pleasing; nicely lit with soft music playing in the background (interestingly they have energetic music playing in the bathroom). The wait staff is very attentive; all staff members contribute to the experience. The food selection is varied enough to offer something for everyone. The scallops are fantastic and the white chocolate bread pudding is a great way to cap the evening. Bobby V's is worth the trip!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "restaurant is a bit pricey but the filet was very good. Also had sliced steak but wasn't quite as tender and asking for it well done was a mistake. They charred the steal which made it hard to eat. The bread is amazing! I also had a pretty good ceasars salad which was decent but not great. Having a Groupon deal made it worth it. The staff was very good and quick. Overall, 3.5 out of 5 stars in my opinion."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We had a group of five. Old friends who are more like family. We got the sweet chili calamari and seafood tower for appetizers. Then we ordered the porterhouse steak for five. The food was fantastic. We will be back again. It was the perfect place to eat great food and catch up with old friends."
    Dined on 2/26/2014