Bobby Van's Steakhouse - DC
Very enjoyable.Overall the food was good. Nothing to write home about. The shrimp cocktail appetizer was very good. So is the bread.
My lobster was good. The only thing I didn't like was the presentation. I get that the chef wanted the tail to stand up but putting it atop the mashed potatoes forced me to dig in my food to get it out. Perhaps I'm being a bit snooty but if I order Lobster, I don't feel like getting mashed potatoes all over my hands. It made me feel like I was a kid who had just played with my food.
Everything else was very tasty.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodThe food was great!!! The steak was a bit under-seasoned, but a little table salt did the trick.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent fool and very goodExcellent fool and very good service. I really enjoyed the entire experience.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly Recommended!We had a wonderful time. My husband and I got the filet Mignon and it was cooked to perfection. The room was beautifully decorated and the service was impeccable. We will definitely be back the next time we are in town.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMbobby van's - very goodThe steak and scallops were excellent, as were the mac & cheese w/ prosciutto and the green beans. The escargot and the white chocolate bread pudding were average. The service was excellent - plenty of servers to go around. Although it did take a while to finally get someone to bring us the check at the end of the night.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional ServiceBobby Van's was recommended to us by a friend and we were very pleased with the service, food, and environment. The filet mignon was a larger cut than one would expect but the chef cooked it perfectly. I'm disappointed that I didn't have more room for dessert. The staff was extremely friendly, helpful, and provided us with wonderful wine pairing recommendations. This restaurant is securely at the top of our list for steakhouses in DC.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFood lacks FlavorI have now tried this restaurant for lunch and dinner. Service was great but the taste of the food is completely bland! I will not be back!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMconsistently great food, attentiveconsistently great food, attentive service, and nice setting5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunchFood was terrific. Service was perfect. There when you needed them but not hovering.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointsI decided to eat at the bar and the experience with the folks around me plus a great bartender made for fun. Add that to the fact that its one of the best steaks around and you have 90 minutes of a great dining experience. The Bobby Van's steak sauce is very good.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMy steak was over done (burnt).My steak was over done (burnt). However, I did bring the situation to the manager and they comp'd my dinner.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday celebrationThis was my first time dining in your restaurant! I was impressed with your scotch selection! This is the first restaurant in the DMV that stocks Pinch! The prices were reasonable! The service was great! I did not overhear other conversations, and no one had to send their food back! We were celebrating my son's birthday and the waiter brought out a treat for him!
The only hiccup was unavoidable on your part the presidential motorcade created havoc to traffic and caused delays!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMNice place and great serviceLoved the filet special and the Asian calamari. Mahi mahi special was a bit more ordinary, but still good. Outstanding service.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGood scene sitting outdoors..Good scene sitting outdoors.. food was very tasty.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMHave eaten here several timesHave eaten here several times and have not been disappointed with anything thus far! The steaks are amazing, Shrimp Scampi is out of this world, and the Mac and Cheese is some of the best we've had in DC. Their serving staff is wonderful - especially Mike, who was very personable. If the weather permits, I definitely suggest eating outside. The street trees provide excellent shade and the lighted bushes surrounding the eating area offer ample privacy from people walking on the street as well as a creating a wonderful ambiance for the meal.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentWe enjoyed Bobby Vans tremendously - the staff was attentive, they went out of their way to make our dinner a no hassle experience. Wine recommendations were right on without being terribly overpriced and the food was prepared exactly as ordered. We loved the chile-tossed calamari with Thai Peanut sauce - and recommend it highly.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe FOOD was incredible!It was after work Friday and the bar scene was hopin'. We had made a reservation for six and were placed in the back of the restaurant, which was perfect for a dinner. The food was incredible. I love the way the bring out martini's; shaker and all. The Mac n' cheese was, truthfully, the best mac n cheese I have ever had anywhere. The escargot was garlicky and delicious. My steak, as well as everyone else's was cooked to perfection. We were all extremely happy with our meal.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBobby Van's is a restaurantBobby Van's is a restaurant my husband and I visit whenever we are in NY or DC. The combination of excellent food, service and atmosphere is comparable to none.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my administrative assistantI took my administrative assistant here to celebrate, recognize and appreciate her. It was great all the way around--the food, service and the atmosphere. Thank you.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst of all, we arrived toFirst of all, we arrived to find out I had made reservations for the wrong night. The host was very accomodating and found us a table within five minutes of arriving even though they were quite busy. The service continued to be just as impressive throughout our meal. The NY Strip, tuna, soups/salads, and sides (creamed spinach and mac & cheese)were all outstanding. This has been the best meal we have had on this trip to DC.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous Birthday!I spent my birthday here and had THE BEST filet I have ever had in my life! The service could have been better but the food made up for it.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen I come to DC, I makeWhen I come to DC, I make it a point to bring my clients to Bobby Van's. I always receive outstanding service from Oscar and Rod. I routinely recommend Bobby Van's to my business partners and their clients. This is a special place for special people!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful experienceHad a wonderful experience at Bobby Van's this past weekend. The manager David was great, along with our bartender Jelena. The food was delicious - steak was cooked perfectly, and the Mac and Cheese was to die for.
Great experience all around.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and the serviceGreat food and the service was even better than food, which was fantastic. It all made for a memorable occasion.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I had a good time.My wife and I had a good time. It was a very good time have a romantic dinner with my wife at Bobby Van's. Best of all, we use our Groupon coupon, where we paid $50 for $100 worth of food.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMStaff is extremely courteousStaff is extremely courteous and helpful. Service is prompt.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best sandwich I've everThe best sandwich I've ever had. It was a cheese steak (real steak) and it was heavenly. The onion rings were also a joy to consume.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary - At a Great RestaurantWe were celebrating our Anniversary and they gave us complimentary Champagne and the food was plentiful and great. We loved the Restaurant and we'll be back again.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, beautiful eveningGreat service, beautiful evening and good food. Unlike some of the reviews on Yelp, we experienced the complete opposite. One comment- outdoor tables need to be balanced with shims to keep from Tottering.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a group of six andWe had a group of six and the service was at just the right pace to allow for some business discussion and a little hilarity. Great food as usual.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional RestaurantGreat experience! The waiter Rod is the best! He makes the experience at Bobbie Van's a phenomenal one. The food is outstanding!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOur primary waiter was a littleOur primary waiter was a little distracted and slow but other staff members readily assisted our request.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was GREAT! ItEverything was GREAT! It was so good we went back the next day too!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome service and great foodThis was my first vist and I must say I was impressed. I will be returning. The service was awesome and the food was just as good. The Mac and cheese was so good I would go back and just order that for dinner but I don't know if I could leave out the delicious rockfish with shrimp sause. The desert was great as well we shared the chocolate lava cake and I wanted to order another to take home. Bobby Vans gets 5 stars from me can't wait to return.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMMy second time to this restaurant.My second time to this restaurant. Highly recommend this spot for food, service and cocktails.
I will return again on my next visit.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and steak houseGood food and steak house surroundings. Good for clients dinners.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Steakhouse in Washington DC!Each year for my husband's birthday, we like to "wine and dine" at a "new" restaurant. This year, my husband chose to dine at Bobby Van's Steakhouse, which was a most spectacular dining experience--We were impressed from the moment we walked into Bobby Van's! Our waiter was very professional and very attentive to our every request. Our martinis were excellent--We would still love to know the "secret recipe" for the French Martini! The Porterhouse Steak Entree for Two was grilled to perfection w/ the most flavorful taste! The birthday dessert was a nice "surprise" for both of us. We have decided that Bobby Van's is, no doubt, THE BEST STEAKHOUSE IN THE WASHINGTON DC AREA, and we look forward to many more dininig outings at Bobby Van's!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOur friends got married inOur friends got married in DC and wanted to have a good ole steak for their wedding dinner. From the second we walked in, everyone was so kind and welcoming. They gave us complimentary champagne and everyone who came in contact with us congratulated the newly weds.
The food was delicious. Between the four of us we had the sauteed sea scallops, half roasted chicken, the Porterhouse, creamed spinach, mashed potatoes, asparagus and hash browns. We ate our weight in food but enjoyed every second of it.
I just can't say enough about the wonderful service we received. I would highly recommend Bobby Van's on 15th for a special occasion. I am confident they will make your experience truly memorable.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBread was piping hot withBread was piping hot with aromatic seasonings. Superb! We had the filet mignon and tried the Mac n cheese and fried zucchini as our sides. Were not disappointed by any of those choices. Finished the meal with a great pot of coffee. Definitely will be back!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of my favoriteThis is one of my favorite places to take my staff to lunch. Thanks for great service.1/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of DC's best for steaksFabulous steaks, cooked perfectly. Service loses a notch for first not offering to decant an [expensive] heavy red wine, then preparing to decant a second (different) wine into the used empty decanter from the first bottle (obviously we stopped that). Otherwise, no complaints.11/16/2012 12:00:00 AM