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Bobby Van's Grill - 50th Street

4.2
4.2
2155 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
The combination of a traditional American grill combined with the classic elements of a first-rate steak house best describes Bobby Van’s fourth New York City location. Run by the same four partners who have been awarded Tom Horan’s American Top Ten Steakhouses in each of the past three years, the Grill caters to those seeking the legendary Bobby Van’s Porterhouse as well as lighter dishes such as pastas, salads and fish. All served with the renowned service that has been Bobby Van’s hallmark from its beginnings in 1969. As partner Joseph Hickey said “We’re all about pure, unadulterated customer happiness."

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 957-5050

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Eddie

  • Private party facilities

    Bobby Van’s caters to private and semi-private events. Our dining spaces can be divided (through the use of our elegant French doors) into a space as intimate as a party of 10 or can be fully opened to accommodate a party of up to 300.

  • Private party contact

    Susan McGonigle: (212) 957-5050

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Cross street

    50th Street (Between 6th & 7th)

  • Parking details

    Public lot is available on 51st Street between 6th & 7th Avenue

  • Public transit

    49th - 50th Streets - Rockefeller Center

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,155 people are saying

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Service was ok. For not being very busy, you always had to find the waiter. Food was Good.
  2. SE

    SharonE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambience was just right. My husband and I were celebrating our 32nd wedding anniversary and the staff couldn't have been more accommodating. We were pleasantly surprised with a slice of homemade cheesecake at the end of our delicious meal. It was equally delicious!
  3. JA

    JuanA

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    The waiter was very worried for the time. He urged us several times. It seemed as he wanted us to go soon. It was cold. We asked to put the AC hotter, but never happened
  4. k

    kids200

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    Food and service was very good but the noise level from the bar was too disturbing. I could barely hear the waiter talking.
  5. G

    Ginger

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the warm welcome by the hostess to impeccable service by our waiter team, to the delicious, fresh and crispy salads we had, lunch at Bobby Van's was a lovely interlude in a very busy day. Thank you BV staff!
  6. k

    kids200

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A restaurant with excellent food and service and large enough to accommodate patrons without eating near others.
  7. LW

    LindaW

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, nice ambiance, excellent service! It was a great time!
  8. BR

    BRIAND

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Not what it use to be. Loved the food and server was very nice. I just feel something has change with the attention to detail.
  9. RM

    RandiM

    Phoenix

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This is definitely not a high end experience. Steaks are small, sides are bland, plates given are worned. Even with a complaint to the manager named Louis, accommodating to a customer was not there . The weight of steaks not disclosed in the menu. The server says that the ribeyes are really large. Manager stayed bluntly that this steak was 18 ounces. Don’t think so. Servers are inexperienced for a steakhouse. Our total dining experience was negative. For a Saturday night when all restaurants in the theatre district were bustling . This place was empty . I wonder why. Go to the Palm or Ghallaghers.
  10. VS

    VincentS

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Expecting more from a steakhouse. Menus were very old and the wine/beer selection was quite poor. I've been here other times in the last 15 years and it just got older with no renewal or attention to the place. Had different and more postive rememberig of the restaurant. The competition was behind but they are better now.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    No ambiance / service not good didn't check on food and didn't know menu. No Ambiance.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! The service was top tier as well as the food. The waitress was amazing and very nice she mas sure everything ran smoothly. The atmosphere was amazing! The food was to die for and the desert was great. I definitely recommend coming here you won’t regret it!
  13. SD

    SupremeDining

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent service. Just love this restaurant, highly recommended it.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Near Broadway theatres
  15. JD

    JonD

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Pre theater dinner: Our appetizer was burrata that was to come with prosciutto chips, tomatoes and basil oil, as stated in the menu. It was instead bland burrata with sliced under ripe tomatoes, no prosciutto chips and no basil oil. It had balsamic vinegar instead. I asked our waiter about it and he said it was an old menu that I was given. Huh? It was so bland, we did not finish this course. Then our waiter began slamming down our entree dishes onto our table. He then slammed down our dessert plate. No one checked on us for a long time. I had to ask someone for coffee, then had to ask our waiter for a second cup. Very poor service. The sea bass was very good, however. I do not recommend Bobby Vans.
  16. MF

    MatthewF

    New England

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Received a recommendation to try, but had a terrible experience. The food was terrible, we ordered a glass of wine and it didn't taste right, and the service was lousy; was just a very bad experience. Extremely disappointed to experience this for a business meal.
  17. PQ

    PatrickQ

    Fort Lauderdale

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Hard to give a more accurate review. The food was good for the price and many selections. The staff accommodated our small request of cutting up our shared steak. The salad wedge was wonderful. The reason it is difficult is that the air conditioning was broke. For 4 days?? We were told?? It took away from our experience and if the food was great. Not the best dinner to judge. We had a show to attend so really no time to go scouting around for another place. I definitely would go back to try some of the other menu selections.
  18. PS

    PeterS

    Adelaide

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall1food3service4ambience3
    Went there on a very hot day The air conditioning was basically Non existent. Horrible lunch
  19. b

    bradp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had table of 12 and they put us in a very quiet back room so we could discuss business. Korean Clients enjoyed food and great waiter
  20. S

    Snickers

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Make reservations for a pre-theatre dinner with friends. We were also celebrating my friend's birthday. We were seated quickly but trying to get a waiter to acknowledge our presence proved difficult. There were waiters who were serving nearby tables, and they looked in our directions but totally ignored us!!! Finally, we noticed a gentleman who appeared to be a manager asked about our waiter. He then ended up taking our orders. I have to admit the food did come out quickly and was tasty. But the lack of attention by the wait staff was concerning especially when you see tables all around getting assistance. While the bar was filled, the dining room wasn't that crowded.....no real explanation for the waiters except for poor organization!!!
  21. k

    katenyc

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Terrific place for business thank you lunch. Steaks were fantastic and cooked exactly to our orders. Staff was friendly and attentive to us, a group of four women, which i love. Sides dishes were great. Not inexpensive, but worth the price for a special lunch.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    The main problem was how hot the restaurant was!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The restaurant had no air conditioning and they didn’t tell us. It was uncomfortably hot but didn’t have the time to start looking for something else.
  24. FR

    FRANKG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I would consider this Bobby Van's derisively as "The Red Lobster of NYC Steakhouses". Very high New York pricing without the top level service and food quality that should go with it. The steaks - bone in ribeye and a filet - were only "so-so", nothing great. My onion soup starter looked like it came out of a Campbell's can. No crusty cheese on top, no bread at the bottom. Staff uniforms are an ugly "Mussolini Brown". I did not see a Maitre-D distinguishable from the lower staff. Very POOR value.
  25. KK

    KyleK

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Not busy Monday night pre-show. Food was great and excellent servers
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The AC was out- it was very hot and uncomfortable. Excellent food and service. I do wish there was more of a wine selection by the glass.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing meal, good service and our server Arturo was excellent!
  28. KK

    KatK

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    First time there and was very pleased with everything - food, service, atmosphere and price was what I expected. Bar was very nice and bartenders were friendly and great. Had a cocktail with my 21 year old son and his friend and then sat for dinner. The boys loved their meals which was a burger and a filet mignon, fries and Mac and cheese. They devoured all of it and raved about how great the food was. I got a filet as well and a beet salad and both were great. We’ll definitely go back. Wait staff were extremely attentive and courteous as well.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation celebration
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    It was very loud. The steak and scallops were over cooked & the drink, from the bar, was not good :( Very nice server though.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Ordered a steak and it was over cooked. Macaroni seemed to be from a box.
  32. P

    Patsd

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I have been coming to the 50th street restaurant- west side- for years- up until Covid. Love everything - What a difference - I know restaurants have had it tough but the food was ok- cold fries- no calamari salad- Harry’s salad awful Dirty wine list paper- dirty bathroom- I’m sad because I love this place. Service was fine- I hope things improve
  33. D

    Dirt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best Steak places in Midtown. The Filet Mignon is perfect. We suggest you order it alongside one of their brick oven pizzas!!
  34. SE

    SEBindy

    Indiana

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Good steak - they really need some more staff. The meal took almost 2 hours due to staffing issues.
  35. f

    franp

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Birthday But no candle to celebrate
  36. RC

    RichC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    The Filet Mignon Oscar was requested to be medium cooked. It was served mostly rare. Never good when you don’t get what you ask for first time around.
  37. TK

    TamK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal! We went to celebrate a birthday and they were on it! We ordered appetizers and drinks right away. Every employee we encountered was kind and very accommodating. From the hostess, to the server, to the manager. To top it off, they surprised our bday person with a slice of delicious cake and champagne with strawberries! How sweet! They knew we were attending a show and made sure we had enough time to get there. The porkchops are delicious and so are the brussel sprouts. Best Cosmo I’ve had in a long time!
  38. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    213 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    213 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed various cocktails from the menu – cosmopolitan and espresso martini. Very nice steak in the steak Cobb salad. Very good service. Bathroom should have paper towels instead of a blower
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Waiter made a mistake with my order, which happens, but when he brought my loaded baked potato it was so overheated and dry it wasn’t consumable. The steak was of high quality (I ordered it medium rare) but charred too much on the outside to the point it was like charcoal. I’ve had better on previous visits to this location but this last experience was truly disappointing.
  40. K

    Kathy

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We have been to this Bobby Van’s several times, and this visit was a little disappointing. The focaccia that comes right after you are seated was cold and gummy and must have been left over from lunch. The waiter was young and seemed inexperienced. I had to ask for a wine list. He told gave the list of wines by the glass, then told me the bottles in the wine list were more expensive-as if I had never seen a wine list before. We asked if there was a theater menu (which is listed on line), but he said there wasn’t one. The food was hit and miss. The filet was perfectly cooked and delicious. The sides are quite pricey, $15 each, which means I expect them to be really good. The garlic mashed potatoes were okay. The creamed spinach was good. The crème brûlée was good at dessert. There was nothing totally outstanding, which is not what I want from a meal that costs more than $200 for two people. And, the ladies room was not very clean. I had expected better based on previous experience. I won’t be going back to this restaurant anytime soon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bobby Van's Grill - 50th Street is rated 4.2 stars by 2155 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Bobby Van's Grill - 50th Street

135 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10020

Additional information

  • Cross street

    50th Street (Between 6th & 7th)

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public lot is available on 51st Street between 6th & 7th Avenue

  • Public transit

    49th - 50th Streets - Rockefeller Center

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Eddie

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 957-5050

  • Private party facilities

    Bobby Van’s caters to private and semi-private events. Our dining spaces can be divided (through the use of our elegant French doors) into a space as intimate as a party of 10 or can be fully opened to accommodate a party of up to 300.

  • Private party contact

    Susan McGonigle: (212) 957-5050

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