Bobby Van's Steakhouse - DC
Every morsel of food, fromEvery morsel of food, from the crab cocktail, to the Chicken Parm. and steak was absolutely perfect. We could not have asked for more.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great time at Bobby Van's!Whether for a special occasion or just need a great steak, Bobby Van's never disappoints. The host and the bar tender as well as many of the wait staff have been there for a long time and you can tell in the smooth top service and expertise that they bring. Always highly recommended!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best Restaurants in DCI didnt really know what to expect and since the buzz in DC is all of the new restaurants that are opening on 14th St. and Downtown, Bobby Vans Steakhouse is not one you hear about much. Well, we had one of the BEST meals with some of the best SERVICE that we have had in DC as long as we have lived here (7 years)> My partner and I are foodies and I have to say that if you havent been to Bobby Vans Steakhouse, you must go!!! We had the Porterhouse for 2 along with the mac.cheese and green beans and it was SPECTACULAR. Ask for server ROD.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe lobster and steak wereThe lobster and steak were expertly prepared, all of the food was delicious and the service was fantastic!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMJust WowThe minute my boyfriend and I arrived, the waiter showed up and took us to our seat. He was so nice, attentive and made us feel welcome. The salad ws gr8, my escargot ws alright but im glad i tried it.
I couldnt decide on a cocktail so the waiter brought one for me and i loved it
I got the special-Lobster and Filet mignon with mashed potatoes. My bf had the filet mignon, green beans n mac and cheese. It was just all so delicious,
The waiters are very attentive and mk sure you hv a gr8 experience.
And of course it ws my boyfriend's bday-so he brought a cake on the house for him.
After we were done, he called us a cab which ws js a nice touch.
We will definetly be comin back to the 15th st location.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat steakThis is a place to go for steak!, the sides are generous and easily shared by two with plenty to take home. We shared a mixed greens salad, which was split for us before bringing to the table, it was delicious, just the right amount of blue cheese. We each ordered the filet and shared mushrooms and hash browns, had enough to bring home for two more meals, which makes the price seem much more manageable. I would highly recommend this place.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectly cooked!I order my steak well-done and rarely does it ever come out the way I ordered it. But at BV's, my steak was cooked to perfection!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my new favorite restaurantsI recently went to the restaurant and I'm a little upset that I hadn't gone sooner. This is now one of my favorite restaurants. Great food, drinks and ambiance. I arrived at the restaurant a little late and they still honored my reservation and didn't rush my dining experience. Bobby Van's gets 5 stars from me. Kudos to the entire staff.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBest steak salad in townOB steak salad is best in town. Add in terrific service and its a complete winner. Kudos to the immensely friendly and accommodating staff.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat business meeting spot;Great business meeting spot; food great, conversations can be heard! Wait staff excellent!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for a Special Night OutVery expensive, but the food was delicious and the portions were enormous. We got a seafood basket with lobster, shrimp and crab meat *to start* and then got a porterhouse steak for two which came on a three-foot platter. The staff was wonderful, and the atmosphere was quiet without being stuffy. The bread and crackers which came with the table were a great touch.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and i have putMy husband and i have put this as our #1 spot!
We had a great time, it was our frist time dining at Bobby Van's Steakhouse.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent serviceOur experience at Bobby Van's was excellent. Our server, Rod, was so friendly and knowledgable. His great personality and attention really made our night even better. The food was amazing. Upon the recommendation of our server, I tried the Halibut and couldn't have been happier. It was amazing! My husband said his steak was cooked perfectly and he really enjoyed it as well. We will definitely be going back to Bobby Van's whenever we are in the D.C. area (and we will definitely request Rod to be our server).5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMVery 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 AMVery goodWe chose bobby because of its high ranking in the Capital's restaurant and we assure it' s worth.
Nice food well attended, good not exceptional service, fantastic location. Dine outside it's far better5/21/2013 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 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 AMMeat as ExpectedI had our first experience with Bobby Van's at that original restaurant in NY. Great then and great now. Meat as you would anticipate it.5/9/2013 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 AMHad surf and turf. Very good.Had surf and turf. Very good. Definitely recommend5/4/2013 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 AMNot Just SteakThough this may be a steakhouse, they have excellent seafood. An iced platter of lump crab, shrimp, and lobster was fantastic..and that was our appetizer! I had a steak that was served over a layer of blue cheese and covered with a cognac type of sauce. I was not aware it was served this way and it does not tell you on the menu. I wish the server had told me as I would have opted for it to be left off or the sauce on the side. The restaurant is very noisy, but most large DC restaurants are too. Disappointed in the wine selection by the glass. Service is average. Nice outdoor seating.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways greatI've eaten here about four times and I always walk away very satisfied.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMJust OKIt is overpriced for what you get...both the food and services fits a more moderately priced restaurant5/1/2013 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 AMNice dinner but a bad tableWe made a reservation on Opentable three days before the day. It might have been too late but when we arrived in the restaurant, they gave us a small table in the back near the kitchen. Other walk-in couples got a better and bigger table. Maybe they didn't have any other table at our reservation time, 8:30pm but we were sort of dissapointed. Other than that, we enjoyed our meals very much.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 AM