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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
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "Very good food....great service and noise level was reasonable"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Hubby and I had a wonderful time celebrating our 10 year anniversary there. My main issue was it would have been nice if they offer a side and veggie with the $39 filet mignon. I had no idea everything was a'lacarte before dining there. Sides are $9 extra. The good thing about the size is its enough to share amongst 2-3 people, which you rarely find in fine dining restaurants. The wait staff were extremely accommodating and polite."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "being a steakhouse and a pricey one at that I expected the steak to be the best part of our meal. I ordered the NY strip and it was tasteless. I've had better at Lonestar. The rest of the meal was fine. And the service was very good. But it's hard to recommend a steak house but say don't get the steak."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This was my 2nd time at this restaurant and each time using a Groupon. I really enjoyed everything. I did forget that the sides were family style so we had a lot of food to take home."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Bobby Van's never disappoints. Steaks cooked perfectly with char on the outside with plentiful sides and great service!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The restaurant is beautiful but if you spend $40+ for a piece of steak alone (no side included) it really should be more flavorful. My petite filet was gristly."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Went to Bobby Van's Steak for a quick pre-ballgame dinner. The service was outstanding. Got us in and out in time to make to the game. The Chef made us four (4) special request custom meals, not on the menu. Superior service all around."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We recently dined here while staying in D.C. for the Fourth of July weekend. Overall the experience was good. We had an amazing waiter, Hector who was very professional and kind and always was there when we needed something. After requesting a new table after we were seated next to the kitchen the manager obliged us and moved us near the front of the restaurant. The food was good but definately not worth the price. We each had the filet with a prepared lobster. The filet was cooked a rare-medium which was fine since we ordered medium. The lobster was overcooked and rubbery but was okay. We passed on dessert but opted for coffee which was just OK. We had a great experience with Hector, our waiter, but I wouldn't go back."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Our server was a joke. Snobbish, wouldn't give a damn about anything. I had to pour my own bottle of wine. For 150$ for the two of us I can clearly say this might have been a jewelry 30 years ago; but these days you'd be better of anywhere else. Great disappointment"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Everything about Bobby Van's was awesome! Food, service was outstanding ! Will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Excellent. Always great food and service. Four of us dined here early on July 4 before enjoying.national fireworks display."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Dark amd woody atmosphere just like a nice steak house should be. We had the Porter House for two that was crazy good. The waiter was qucik to accomidate our request for special crab and asparagus topping. My son and I really enjoyed the evening there. We are from Texas and this place really measured up. The manager even personally helped us hail a cab. Well done BV's!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The N.Y. steak left much to be desired. Had no taste, juiceless and cooled. Most of the other dishes were also cooled."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I met an individual for a lunch meeting. I was promptly greeted and served water while I was waiting for my business constituent. When she arrived our waiter again offered drinks and then very patiently waited until we were ready to order. There was no rushing us and when we finally ordered the food was delivered promptly. The food was excellent"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Good, fresh salads with flavorful dressings. Steaks prepared to specification and a nice selection of sauces to complement. Nice wine list. Service was very attentive. Ratings indicated the restaurant was expensive and that is true. Overall, it was a very nice evening."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Classic DC steakhouse i get to enjoy every so often on DC business trips. Steaks fantastically prepared, sides as you would expect and the brownie sundae was fought over by our table who pushed ourselves to share desert so as not to look like gluttons. Next time, I get my own! Olivia was stellar with warm smile and infectious laugh. Handled our wise guy (and gal) table beautifully and would request by name upon return. Thanks for a lovely evening "Bobby" and Olivia."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "If I could give this place zero stars I would. The only thing I can remember about my horrible experience is when the check came. I presented my living social to our waiter, Gilbert and he responds oh that's for bobby vans grill not the steakhouse. However on Bobby vans official website both locations say bobby vans steakhouse- ny ave and 15th St. So Saturday I called and spoke with David who said he was the manager. He kept cutting me off, belittled me and even said "well I don't know what you want me to do I can't go back into time". David's management skills were so poor he couldn't even think of one way to rectify the situation. Even TGI Fridays would've offered a free desert. Never again!!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We had a lovely dinner. Wonderful and attentive service. Good food. Nice atmosphere. Could have eaten outside too, but chose inside."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Our bone-in rib eyes were large, done as ordered and we both agreed that the taste was excellent, the best that we've had, from several high end steak houses. Wait staff was very good and attentive, but not quite as good as another local establishment. The group across form us was very loud and a bit profane, but we would definitely return because of the food quality!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Second time to BV's - still great food with excellent service. You'll pay for this - but it is dependable."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The steak price of 50 $ was even not including side dishes. Overpriced!!!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "celebrated 44th wedding anniversary. well prepared food, impeccable service - couldn't have asked for more. We will definitely return some time in the future. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We greatly enjoyed our evening in this restaurants. As out of towners on vacation we were unsure where to go for a special evening out. This was close to our hotel, atmosphere was very lovely, the service was excellent and the food was very good as well."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The food and service was GREAT!!! The waiter Rob was GREAT!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I couldn't wait to try Bobby Van's Steakhouse. I've been to Bobby Van's Grill and every meal has been excellent. The Steakhouse is a bit more pricey, but what a let down on the steak. My husband ordered the ribeye and what a disappointment. It was fair - at best. Not to mention he also ordered the home fries and after one bite, was done. My soup and salad were excellent, but that's not why we came. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Food was great! I love Bobby Van but, Cajun Ribeye went from $42 to $55 Ouch"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Good steak and service was friendly and on top of things. Evening outside was nice to people watch and have a conversation. Excellent wine list too! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This review is based on our 2nd visit. We had a 5pm reservation. The restaurant was quiet, the food was delicious and the service was excellent! Bobby Van's is now one of our to-go places prior to an evening show."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The two-seater table was perfect for my b-day! Tuopo suggested the cold, seafood trio (shrimp, lobster tail, lump crab meat). I'm not much of a cold seafood person; but, was delicious! Gotta love the Riesling AND the sweet chili tossed calamari...OH YEAAAAAAH! Wrap up that delicious meal with chocolate mousse mixed with pineapple INSIDE A CHOCOLATE TEACUP! Are you kidding me...LOVED IT!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Amazing experience from the moment we arrived. Started with wine & a delicious calamari appetizer, followed by salads, two mouthwatering seafood main courses (I said at least 3 times it was the richest of flavor meals I'd ever eaten out), and ended with a sweet chocolate dessert. Portions were generous, servers were kind & attentive. A very warm & classy ambiance. Highly recommend. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We love Bobby Van's because they give awesome wine pours and have good wines by the glass. The bartenders are so friendly and give great service. The bar is very energetic and great people watching. The Cowboy Ribeye is just AWESOME! Big enough to share and so tasty. This is a fun after work spot and conveniently located too. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Our group selects a restaurant each month to visit. Bobby Van's is a great place for dinner. Service was exquisite. Order was perfect and correct. I would recommend this dining experience to all who enjoy great service and great food."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "My wife and I have enjoyed Bobby Vans since moving to the area 5 years ago. The wine list is impressive, the service is excellent and the food is spot on. We took an out of town guest and they were quite impressed with the food and the service!!!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We enjoyed our special occasion with an extended family group. Table was ready when we arrived and food and service were great!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This place gets it right on a lot of levels - the food is excellent and the service is equally as good. It is a fancy steakhouse, so it is not cheap, but you get what you pay for. Perfect steak with delicious sides. Escargot were amazing. Service was spot on - attentive but not pushy or overly present. They also boast a nice bar menu if you want a the same quality food in small quantities and cheaper prices. Highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "I do not usually order steak when we go out because my husband does such a good job on the BBQ. My son recommended Bobby Van's for my husband's birthday, it was great. I will not tell my husband this but the steak was as good as his:) I have already recommended Bobby Van's to friends, thank you for a great evening out."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "The evening began with being seated at a nice booth,. at our request in what appeared to be a very quiet area. The waiter gave us complimentary glasses of champagne and congratulated us on our anniversary (we noted this occasion in our reservation). The food was fabulous and the wait staff attentive, without being intrusive. The manager came by to wish us a happy anniversary as well and to check on us to make sure everything was going well. The only negative thing was a very loud patron several tables over sitting with a group of 6 - the woman had a voice like a loud siren and it grated on our nerves and interrupted our quiet conversation constantly while we ate. We didn't mention this to wait staff as didn't know what they could do. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I met a friend at Bobby Van's for dinner because it was close to where she worked. I was looking forward to her company -- never imagined that the food would be so good. I had the scallops. These were huge and excellently prepared. The service was impeccable and we were not rushed so that we could visit. It was an amazing experience and I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "This was our third time back and it was better than ever. Filet was cooked to perfection."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "While the service was very good and friendly, I've had better porterhouses for two: once at Ruth's Chris and once at Roast in Detroit. It was cooked the way we liked it but it just didn't have much flavor. I don't plan on going back when I'm in DC."
    Dined on 5/2/2014