Bobby Van's Grill - 50th Street

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1959 reviews
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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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LE
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a classic, steakhouse. I loved our waiter, the food was incredible and then being it was my fiancé’s birthday they sang happy birthday and gave you a cupcake which was delicious. I didn’t even know this was going to happen. I loved it and she did as well! I can’t recommend this place enough.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner late afternoon before setting Hamilton

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old world deliciousness food, ambiance, service in the heart of the theater district!

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BD
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After a long day of exploring the city, we found a restful place to eat a fantastic meal and drinks. The staff was very accommodating and the service was excellent.

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DU
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here looking for a good restaurant close to the Cort Theatre. Because of construction, the entrance was obscured, but I am glad I persisted. The reception was warm and welcoming and all around the restaurant, customers were enjoying themselves, including one large party that appeared to be celebrating something. The menu arrived quickly and the waiter helped to make choices that ensured that I would eat a hearty and delicious meal and be finished in time to get to the theatre. His wine and beer suggestions were spot-on. There was good food, and a good atmosphere, and excellent service.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

I was very disappointed with the service and the response when we complained. Expect way more from this place especially when I go there a lot. Don’t think will return.

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J
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dining room is lovely, the service is excellent and the food will not disappoint! For amazing value, try their 3 course lunch. The ribeye is outstanding, and just the right size!

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MO
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for dinner and had to be at Carnegie Hall at a certain time. The service, food & atmosphere were amazing. We were quick because we had somewhere to be and the service was great. The dinner & wine was over the top great. We look forward to going back with family & friends. Thank you

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I have eaten here before and I was disappointed the filet mignon was 25% fat that was not edible, filet is usually all quality meat. I also ordered the beef carpaccio appetizer which was average and was very small for the price, I have had this at Remy and other NYC restaurants where both quality and price were better. I know I would have had a better dinner at Ruth’s Chris or Gallagher’s where I have eaten many times and it would have cost a little be less as well. Unfortunately I will not be going back to Bobby’s anytime soon.

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LM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Place was nice & staff friendly. Had incredible shrimp cocktail & my boyfriend had the salmon that was excellent! However I had the linguine w/white clam sauce - terrible! No sauce & No flavor! Had exactly 5 whole clams in it - none chopped up . . . . Was dry & tasted like nothing - waiter suggested adding more cheese to it but then it only tasted like parmesan cheese! Had to go to a show so ate & got out of there.

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S
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience at Bobby Van's Grill -50th St. was fantastic. Pricey, but worth the splurge. The food was great: the Sweet Chili Calamari appetizer is a must; and all of our entrees were delicious. My guess is that EVERYTHING here is good. There are so many great options on the menu, making it tough to decide.
Another reason to love Bobby Van's: The service is oustanding. Our waiter, Howard, was friendly, courteous, funny and helpful. (He helped us decide when we weren't sure what to order. He also asked if we were seeing a show that night, to be sure to get us in and out on time.) I look forward to going back soon, and I highly recommend Bobby Van's.

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TJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joe the lunch manager is the best

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CK
Memphis
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

excellent steaks surrounded by great ambience, white table cloths. will go there again, for sure

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m
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had an amazing experience at Bobby Van's Grill. It was a very peaceful atmosphere from the moment we walked through the door. Food as amazing and our waiter was even better. I have already recommended this place to all of my co-workers.

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to dinner after my son was on the Jimmy Fallon show for dinner. Had made reservations for 4 people the day before and then had to add 1 more and was accommodated with no hassle. Show taping ran a little late and when i called i was told that would not be a problem. Dinner was Excellent! Would go back for sure.

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JR
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Service here is perfect. Food is lovely.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Food was amazing. Our waiter looked rushed and attended to us only when needed. He never came to check on us to update us on our order or if we needed anything else....or just to see if things where to our satisfaction. He made me feel as if I was a bother to him. I heard such great reviews about this place and wanted to take my fiancé there for his birthday dinner. I’m torn because it was the best ribeye we had, but the service was so extremely poor.

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SB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Atmosphere is boisterous and energetic. Service is professional, but spotty. Steak was decent, but nothing remarkable compared to other specialty steakhouses.

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D
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great steak and loud bustling atmosphere, the thai chili calamari is by far one of my favorites, it is delicious

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Overpriced and under delivered. Shrimp was good, steak was good, but not worth the cost. The service was okay. The waiter was hard to understand and disappeared a little too much. I wasn’t happy with how I ordered my meal and the server started to serve it to everyone at the table (they had their own food). Perhaps ask next time. The only reason we came to this restaurant was the fact they had an available reservation during happy hour on a nice fair weather weaving. Most other restaurants were booked solid. That says something for the place. I don’t mind paying a premium for something if it’s worth it. The money I spent vs. the satisfaction I left with were far from commensurate. I will honestly say my favorite experience there was the fact they kept my water glass full. $100 for my meal including a steak barely above “Outback” standard last = no return business from me.

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TJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joe is the best!!!

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PT
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is so solid. The Chinese chicken salad has surpassed pucks. Burger was average. Here they could step up, although it is served nicely. Service is a star

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a spontaneous family meet-up in NYC! Service, food and atmosphere was great. Very accommodating to the teens in our group. Thank you!

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SS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was good, steaks were amazing but mine was more overdone than ordered. The disappointing thing was the mashed potatoes. They had the consistency and texture of freeze dried out of a box potatoes and not at all what we were expecting.

Our waiter was delightful, and gets very high marks!

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TA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ten of us went to dinner Saturday night. Service was perfect, everyone’s meal was fantastic.
Marcos was an incredible server. Thanks for helping to make a very enjoyable night for all of us.

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DR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beat restaurant ever in New York. Went for an anniversary and were treated like we were movie stars. Every time I visits New York is making one visit to Bobby Vans every time

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steak fillet dinners. Wonderful staff. Highly recommended.

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AB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

good place for an expense account meal. Food always good and service reliable and friendly

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LM
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Very good steak. Served piping hot and done to everyone’s likeness.
Would highly recommend

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MS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

This location is the Grill version of Bobby Van's steakhouse. I was expecting a slightly toned down version of a Manhattan steakhouse. I was surprised to find that it the experience was priced like an upscale Manhattan steakhouse but the service and food were far from it. We were surprised to find that each course was either over cooked or under cooked. I eat at many steakhouses in my travels Bobby Van's will not be one of them in the future.

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JG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service and food consistently. Usually get the steak but was extremely pleased trying the fish this evening. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Looking forward to a return visit.

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R
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome time awesome food again. Been there before and definitely go back again asap

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TW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

porterhouse is amazing and absolutely gives Lugars (my top) a run. last time ate at lugars, it was not as amazing with flavor but this steak doesnt disappoint. also, the shrimp scampi app, use the sauce to dip the bread

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JD
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bobby Van's was amazing. The restaurant, the staff, and the food were all top notch. My husband and I felt welcomed from the very start of our experience. We both chose the lamb chops for dinner and we were not disappointed. They were done just right and tender. We had mashed potatoes and vegetables for our sides. We were given great service throughout and dinner ended with a free dessert, which we did not even expect. Thank you Bobby Van's restaurant and staff.

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PR
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was rather unremarkable. Much better options at the DC location.

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m
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time and will come back. The service was unreal and the food was incredible. Will visit the Bridgehampton location over the summer.
Well worth the money

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GG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The place is very nice and the food/service was excellent. I would say the only thing that’s missing is maybe some music. It was so quite you could here all the conversations. But overall a nice spot.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an awesome waiter. Would definitely go there again.

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DS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is slam'n. The staff is great, the drinks are great, the food is great, the price is good for what you get. No one leaves hungry from Bobby Vans.

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J
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

A great, classic dining option just steps from Radio City. We enjoyed a tasty meal, with excellent service, before a show. I specifically appreciated the attentiveness of the wait staff as well as the speed with which the entrees came out.

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