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About Bobby Van's Grill - 50th Street

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."

135 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10020
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Italian

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

Cross Street:
50th Street (Between 6th & 7th)

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 957-5050

Website:
http://www.bobbyvans.com/

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

Public Transit:
49th - 50th Streets - Rockefeller Center

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

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Bobby Van's Grill - 50th Street Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (31)
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Good for Birthdays (25)
Good for a Date (24)
Bar Seating (21)
Good for Groups (19)
Romantic (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Fun (10)
Casual (9)
Cozy (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Authentic (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Seasonal (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (4)
People Watching (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Healthy (2)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and service with a cheerful staff and host . Accommodating of children in our group and our early arrival. My steak was done perfectly.

Tags: Healthy, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Was fantastic the server dan and manager Tom made my family feel special

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was mediocre and service was poor.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food, well prepared. Attentive service. Enjoyable evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We had a great time celebrating our birthdays! The waiters made it very special.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great food....love the wedge and the gorgonzola sauce on filet mignon. Pretty good wine list, too. Terrific service. Great night.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great! A favorite of our family. Not cheap, but well worth the money to ensure a good meal!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

This is our go to place in NYC. Always great quality food. Sometimes service has been less than ideal. There is one server in particular who always seems like he is disinterested and forgets almost every drink order and change to a dish. Overall a must is the Tuna and the Calamari everyone

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

I honestly found it overpriced . The bread was my favourite part and the place was very nice but I hate it when entrees have no side dishes included with a 30-50$ price tag . The serving size was huge but I would rather less volume with side included ! To order a side dish was too much (Fries or vegetables were 13-8 $) ! So not my favourite sorry

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Took family out for a steak dinner. Very very good filet mignon. Sides were as expected.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The service was good. Food was very tasty and adult steaks cooked perfectly. Kids sliced steak wa overdone. Baked potato was a little dry and no toppings except sour cream. Will go back if in neighborhood.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Place was fine, because of location it’s expected you pay for it. But you expect a very good service for the money you pay, unfortunately our server was not on a good mood that night even though the place was not busy at that time, don’t even know what’s a Philadelphia Steak is. Didn’t bother him throughout .Forgot my order of glass of red wine together with my steak-He remembered after the bill came...I was there in Dec 2016 with a big Family - service was excellent then..It seem our server was called from home to work that night...

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Christmas in NYC

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We ate here before seeing a show. The service was wonderful. The Thai calamari was delicious! Highly recommend.

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was excellent, filet was delicious but just a little overcooked for my liking - ordered med/rare and came out medium. Very good portion size!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

A large touristy venue for Times Square crowd and before/after theater. Better location than the mid-40's restaurants yet still close enough to walk to theater. Food is basic bland. Service not the greatest. But lively and fun atmosphere. Fine once in a while.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very friendly and accommodating. Fine food, not rushed and a great waiter. Loved it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

4 people in our party. 2 liked their meal 2 didn’t. Service was slow. Nothing extraordinary about this place.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We had dinner over the holidays, the drinks and service were fantastic. There were 5 of us several of us had steaks which were all perfection and two pasta dishes which were overall very good.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

It was our first time there and we were very happy to have dinner at Christmas (12.25.)! But then, we were very disappointed about the service, the food and the quality in total. It was really a bad experience to have such a expensive dinner and getting such bad quality. Sorry, no more again.
Urs from Switzerland

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was amazing! My family really enjoyed themselves.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We arrived before our reservation hour so we sat at the bar and had a couple of drinks. Afterwards directed to our table for six. Staff was patient considering the half of our party did not arive on time. Porter steak was good and everyone was satisfied. Waiters were attentive
Thanks

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food and service were fantastic

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner after Rockettes, reservation at 7, table was ready and service was good. Our waiter, Mike was very nice & helpful, taking time to talk with us. Salmon & sea bass were some of the best ever!

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Another holiday dinner at Bobby Vans and again had great service with fantastic foods!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Went there to celebrate my birthday. The server took our order then got sat with a large party. He didn't come back to see how the food was or if we needed anything else like refills on water. We asked the manager for the check and we only saw our server again when he picked up the check.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Tony was wonderful!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

For a quick, easy and no-other=restaurant available, this is a nice restaurant to choose.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Lunch burger was fantastic! Bobby Van’s never disappoints.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent food, great service, will return for sure

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Of course the food and service are fantastic as they would be at any Bobby Van's. However, this location is very loud and crowded. We found ourselves having to shout to talk across the table. If you are looking for a spot for a quiet dinner, you might select one of the other Bobby Van's locations.

Tags: People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We had a great lunch, the service was excellent and the food (as always) was tops. Looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Wir waren in einigen Steakrestaurants in New York gewesen, darunter Ruth's, Smith & Wollensky, Capital Grille und Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House. Bobby Van's sollte angeblich ebenso gut sein. Preislich kann Bobby Van's definitiv mithalten, aber qualitativ nicht im Geringsten. Mein Mann hatte ein trockenes, sehr fettiges Rib Eye, das absolut geschmacksarm war. Ich hatte ein Filet, das ebenfalls trocken, etwas zäh und sehr mit Fett durchwachsen war, was ich bei einem Filet noch nie erlebt habe. Auch der Garpunkt stimmte bei keinem der Steaks. Die Atmosphäre im Restaurant gleicht einer Bahnhofshalle, es ist laut, hell und ungemütlich. Der Service war auch nicht gut. Dem Kellner war anzusehen, dass er keine Lust hatte. Alles in allem ärgerten wir uns, dass wir dort waren. Unser absoluter Favorit bleibt das Del Frisco's Double Eagle.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was good but not outstanding. Service was expected. Its a costly place so be prepared to spend a good buck. Bills itself as a typical steak place. My bone in Rib Eye was as expected the cream spinach as expected. Wine list was just OK...not bad not exceptional...We make two trips with family a year...and we expect to spend a good penny on dinner...Our dinner for 5 with two bottles of wine was almost $800...but two of the girls only ate apps...

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food (especially the steak) was OUTSTANDING. Unfortunately the waiters always seemed distracted and more interested in what was going on at other tables. Whenever they stopped by they would talk with us briefly but we’re always looking at the other tables. It was really odd and made us feel like they just weren’t interested in our table. GREAT food, average service at the best. Considering the price I would say below average service. Too bad. For the price you can get a better experience elsewhere.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

This place was highly recommended by a family memeber. I called before going to ask a question about parking and was spoken too very rudely and cursed at over crab meat when I never even asked my question that had to do with parking. I called back 20 minutes later to be told that my parking question was stupid. Despite the rudeness over the phone I still went there for dinner. It started out great. Multiple servers helping with wine and taking orders. Then it was like everyone went home. After eating the dirty dishes were left on the table for at least 10 minutes. Than it took andother 10-15 minutes to get the check and my change. A very odd experience to say the least. I will not being going back to this location.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Delicious food. Conveniently located near radio city and Rockefeller center.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Bad night made worse when they accused my daughter of stealing. Arrived 45 minutes early for a reservation. Could not be seated early, seated 15 mins late at a table that was empty the hour we waited. Our waiter was hurried and curt. Meal was very slow. Food was not good to bad. What turned this from bad to traumatic was when we got up to leave the host asked me how it was and I said not good. He ignored that and said he needed to speak to me privately. Your daughter took money off the top of the coat check tips! What?! Based on what? He said one of the attendants said money was missing. The staff denied it and on video we saw your daughter. I made my daughter turn out her pockets. Confused she did so revealing pocket lint. When I told her why she immediately burst into tears. I demanded to see the tape. I saw a blurry image where you could not see anything in the jar. The staff moved the jar and then saw my daughter standing right next to me turn for a brief second near the jar. There he said! She stole money that quick? Is she a 15 year old pro? We just saw the staff touch the jar a bunch and I saw them empty and fill the jar. I asked why the staff touched the jar so much. He said they keep a jar underneath the counter and empty it. How are you sure the staff did not take it then? They said they did not and I trust my staff. I trust my daughter more! How are you even sure money is missing? He said the video is not high resolution but the coat check lady reported it missing. So the logical conclusion is she stole a few dollars right in front of me? She's also a great actress as she is bawling her eyes out right now. You accused us based on this? He said it was a miscommunication and they had not planned to accuse us. My daughter cried the entire time home. I will now make it my mission to get this story out and warn everyone I know and can reach to stay away! If money truly was missing, I'll bet it happens again and my 9th grader won't be around for them to blame.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great Food
Great service
Great ambience
We went there after the Christmas Show at Radio City, we arrived early and were sat immediately.
Highly recommend

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great place for Night out with family! Restaurants a bit crowded with tables really close together. Other than that fabulous!

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