Food was pricey, but good.
Food was pricey, but good. Stay away from the bar area if you want to hear the people you are eating with as the bar area can get quite load. Wait staff very friendly, very good wine list. I would go back
11/20/2012 12:00:00 AM
great but pricey
Was surprised how good meal was. The service was great. I was also srprised when bill came; a little overpriced to say the least. Steak for two, one appetizer and one side with 2 glasses wine and one vodka and bill was 180 dollars. luckily service and company made it worth the visit.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of the best meals my wife
One of the best meals my wife and I experienced in quite awhile. Our waiter was John, he was not only a true professional, his menu recommendations were perfect. Our dinner arrived at our table as he recommended, cooked to our likings and tasted delicious. The ambiance of the restaurant just added to a great evening experience. John and the other staff were friendly, professional and attentive throughout the evening. When we return to NY, we will once again return to Bobby Van’s.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food/service, but costly
The food and service were excellent. It is a bit pricy so expect to pay about $100 per person with a glass or two of wine. Additionally, it is noisy when you first walk in, but once seated it was quiter.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoy it AFTER the theatre crowd
Once the theatre crowd moves out, about, 8pm, the tempo slows way down such that you can enjoy the mood and meal. My strip steak was darn near perfect but the hash brown potatoes OMG! A bit pricey but less than some of the well known chains.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Known for Steak, But Try the Pizza!
Known for its Eastern dry aged beef, the Porterhouse for two will serve 3 or 4 if you are light eaters or order multiple fixings. Bobby's Mac and Cheese is not to be missed. I ask for a little pancetta to be sprinkled over the top and placed under the grill. Yum. You can ask for things not shown on the menu and might be surprised what the kitchen can do. This Bobby Van's on 50th St was formerly an Italian Restaurant and Bobby inherited the brick oven. They turn out a surprisingly good pie with a crispy crust. The martinis are generous and the staff very efficient. Walkable from the Broadway theatre district and Rockefeller Center.
4/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great $30.00 Burger
Had a great burger but a bad waiter. He described the burger as being 16 oz., and while it was sizable it was maybe 10 oz. My selected another meal to avoid the huge burger he described. I got one with gorgonzola and bacon and it was great but I was realy taken back when I saw they charged me $3.00 extra for the gorgonzola on my $25.96 burger! Still it was a VERY GOOD burger. so I would go back and eat one again but get another waiter for sure. Also, this restaurant has no ranch salad dressing. We just found that very strange.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
great for pre-theater dinner.
great for pre-theater dinner. The food was very good and the service was excellent.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great After show dinner spot!
The food and service was exceptional. It was my first time dining at this establishment. The service was prompt and the food was fantastic, especially dessert. Great place for an early dinner after a matinee, close to most theatres.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding steakhouse in a city with many outstanding steakhouses. To rate well in this category you have to be real good and Bobby Vans is really good!
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have made a number of visits
We have made a number of visits to Bobby Vans when we are in town and have never been disappointed.
The steaks are excellent, service the same and we love the ambience of the restaurant.
If you haven't been give it a try.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
quick business lunch
We had a limited amount of time but still wanted to have a nice lunch and not feel rushed. This was perfect. Service was excellent and the food was very good. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Would like to go back and explore the menu again when I have more time.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
LOVED IT ALL
Had a show at Cit Center and picked this restaurant because it was close to the Theatre...I know that there are a few Bobby Vans scattered throught NYC but this was my first time at this one. I thought that it was terrific.
I will be driving out to the East End of LI this summer to hopefully have the same diining experience out there as I had in NYC..
WELL DONE..All the ladies loved it..
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
If You Want Good Food and Action
Bobby Van's is the place to be! Went for pre-theater prixe-fixe dinner. Excellent location, not in the heart but short walk to most theaters. The special menu provides a wonderful selection from their a la carte menu. Of course bar is not included, coffee tea is extra. Includes most succulent and famous steaks. Service was very good. Just one slip up on order, which was immediately corrected.
Because it is a bar and grill, it is noisey with an after work crowd. Was voted one of the best after work spots in the city. Despite the noise, still had a wonderful meal.
PS they sell their steak knives. Reasonably priced and a great gift.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good but overpriced
You do get what you pay for, but I think Bobby Vann's (50th Street) takes it to an extreme. We enjoyed the steak, although the petit filet mignon had a lot of fat around the edges that hadn't been trimmed. I think I'll stick with Peter Luger's!
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great up scale steak restaurant
Had a wonderful dinner! Great menu selection and nice ambiance. It is a bit on the pricey side, so be prepared to pay for the experience.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, decent service
After taking a client to dinner at Bobby Van's once previously, I decided that for my wife's first visit to New York Bobby Van's would be on our list of dinner spots. The Maitre D' was very friendly and offered us a choice of a couple great tables. The service was overall very good. The food is simply outstanding, if you're going to go to Bobby Van's you've got to get the Seafood Bouquet appetizer. The steaks simply melt in your mouth and for dessert, the creme brule was outstanding. The only minor issues we had were that it took forever to get our bill after we were done eating and while we were there, two of the waiters got into a pretty public dispute which gave a less than professional appearance. Otherwise great stuff all around.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was the best I have experienced in NYC. The food...wow. One of the best steaks I have ever had. Cooked exactly the way we requested. Will definitely return.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We wanted to try a new steak restaurant. So this was a good time to do it with the three coarse menu and a twenty five cost. A great value.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love Bobby Van's!
Not the first time here, and definitely won't be the last! The double chop was FANTASTIC!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Steak Steak Steak
When I go to a steakhouse, it is for steak. And the steaks here were fabulous...in keeping with other outstanding NYC steakhouses and better than many. The waiter was a blast
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and great service!!
My wife and I visited New York City for the weekend. We went to Bobby Van's Grill on a Saturday night. We were immediately greeted with a smile and taken to our table. The service was outstanding. The entire staff worked hard to make us feel like we were their number 1 guests. We ordered an appetizer, drinks, and steaks. The food was delicious. Our steaks were cooked perfectly. We will be returning next time we are in NYC.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and fantastic service
We went for lunch before the show but got there late. Our server was amazing and when we told him we had a show to see he took our order and within minutes brought our food to the table. It was delicious and we got to the show with time to spare. I really liked the atmosphere in the restaurant and the calamari salad and the Chinese chicken salad were both delicious.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent for After Theater, but...
Fantastic food and excellent service, but be prepared for a lot of noise from the bar.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent steak and excellent other
Steakhouse menu with good variety. The Thai Calimari appetizer was outstanding as was my sirloin and my wife's burger. We eat at the palm a lot, this was comparable with better alternatives for something other than steak. French fries were fantastic. Service was fine, told them it was our anniversary but nothing happened and our table wasn't in a great spot. But we will go back.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing and the service was great. Felt relaxed and had a good time having dinner. The servers were great at making you feel special. Great restaurant. Even though I experienced due to Restaurant Week, their special menu for this was amazing.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good steaks, excellent
Very good steaks, excellent service, horrible noise.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious and Delectable.
The din from the bar was loud. At my request, they seated my husband and I in a small room, Just perfect! We had the French onion soup and crab cake, the filet and chicken for dinner, followed by NY cheese cake and Pecan pie. All of which I would definitely recommend. Delicious and Delectable. The service was very quick until we mentioned it to our waiter (who was very professional and seasoned) and then it was wonderful. Kudos to the chef.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious steak treat
Dinner was delicious. Drink specials were great and seasonal. Appetizers were unique (fried artichokes). French onion soup was classically delicious. Steaks were delicious. Great meal.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were
The food and service were great. Location was excellent for the theater. It is a restaurant for business men. It was pricey.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to dinner after seeing a Broadway show.
The food was excellent, served in a timely manner and we had a great time.
It is a bit pricey but most of the finer restaurants are priced similarly.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
My daughter and I had our first experience in the theater district in NYC beginning with a wonderful meal at Bobby Van's. The wait ataff were friendly and attentive. We did not feel rushed and had plenty of time to enjoy our meal and take a leasurely walk to the show afterwards. The food was wonderful topped of by a chocolate tort cake that was amazing.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Steak but overpriced .
We went during "restaurant Week" in NYC. Asked and received the special menu. Food, service and atmosphere was just fine. but we were presented with a bill off the standard menu (not restaurant week special). It took some doing to get it corrected as well. Can't say if this was an intentional "mistake" or not. Maybe it was and maybe this place hopes that you won't notice and just pay the bill .In any event, we had a nice dinner but even at the reduced restaurant week prices it was way over priced for what you get. There are many other options in NYC.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best steak I have ever had
Best steak I have ever had (and I have been all around the US, Europe and South America. Decent value also.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed our visit
We had the special NYC Restaurant Week dinner menu at $38. The food was superb, the service was great and the ambience was lively which suited as we had a 16 year old with us. The sauvignon was also superb. The only little thing that would have improved the experience was that there was not much of a gap to relax between courses - some may see this as a plus if they are going on to a show after dinner.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took two out of town business associates for cocktails and dinner and wasn't disappointed. The service was prompt and the food was well prepared - no complaints from anyone. The salmon I had was cooked to perfection. Always a favorite place.
8/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dinner was fantastic! Food was excellent. Service was great. A little pricey, but not cost prohibitive.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the 2nd Bobby Van restaurant I've been to & both were wonderful. Go for the crab cakes ... yum, yum. The wait staff were attentive but not over bearing. Had plenty of time to get to the theatre.
9/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were from California and selected this restaurant from open table. Food was great we both had a different special of the day fish. My swordfish was wonderful. If I am ever in New York we will definitely go back!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We has a crear timé, amazing food, great and friendly service. The bar is great for having a drink and also something to eat.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Experience.
Delicious food! Great service. Fun atmosphere. A great dining experience.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Steakhouse in New York
New York has too many steakhouses to count, yet this one stands above them all. If you are going to a steakhouse, you know what you want. Bobby Vans on 50th Street delivers exactly that desire. However, I have been there with non-steak lovers and the consensus is that they do everything well. Max (the Maitre de) is the professional that his peers should be compared to. The staff is outstanding, the food is outstanding, the experience will be remembered. Go, enjoy, talk about it many times later.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good but to fast
I had a great meal and business meeting there but they served the food to fast. If your having a business meeting you hope to get quality time with your client but we were rushed out within 45 min of ordering
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Burger was very good. Service
Burger was very good. Service was fast and polite.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
bobby van rules....
.....had another fabulous dinner at the bobby vans grill on 50th.....service was spot on....started with the avocado salad....took a breath and enjoyed my stella....then the ribeye sizzled as it was brought to the table and my mouth watered in eager response.....
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our experience at Bobby Van's was great! Amazing food, great service and atmosphere. If in NYC you must try it. A little pricey but worth it. Service was excellent and helpful with any questions we had. Definitely order the Lemon Chicken, it was delicious! If we ever visit NYC again it's definitely on our list of places to eat again!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service and food. Fish was very good and servers attentive.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service and food
Have been going to Bobby Van's Grill since it opened... and have time to enjoy a nice lunch. Food and service are consistently great.. Never had a bad experience.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM