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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (23)
Special Occasion (21)
Good for Groups (16)
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Business Meals (16)
Good for a Date (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Romantic (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Casual (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Authentic (5)
Fun (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Cozy (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Overall, I was very disappointed.

Service was lackluster. We weren’t offered the specials that we overheard others being offered. Bread was not warm. Filet mignon was mediocre for $53 al a carte. My plate was so hot that I burnt myself, it would have been nice if the waiter mentioned it. No follow up to see how everything was. I’ve been to 46th Street location which was much better.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our waiter was great and our steaks wonderful. We were stuck in the NYC traffic and called to let them
Know and we still were able to have a table and a meal in time for our show.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Best steak I ever had. Our server was also great. Would highly recommend to anyone traveling to New York City

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Five of us for dinner, none of us impressed. None of the steaks ordered were tender and the skirt steak was tough as leather! Service was poor forgetting and bringing ordered items late. Price was exceptionally high in relationship to the quality of the food. Will not go back to this restaurant.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We have eaten several times @ Bobby Van’s.. we are from California. Recommend it to our friends.. next time we’re in NY visiting family, we’ll be back😊

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Cozy, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Overall we had a so-so experience. I liked the ambience and felt the restaurant had an authentic New York feel. The food we ordered was actually very good - across a range of entrees including home made pasta, steak and burgers. The issue was with the service. We were met and guided to a table by a very cold individual. My friend had to actually ask for the menus, no steak knife was provided, we had to ask twice for extra condiments, there was no check in to see if everything was alright and no attention to whether we needed more drinks. Basically there was no attention to service at all. So not somewhere I would go back to or recommend based on the service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We had not been back to Bobby Van's Grill in months -- far too long, primarily because my company relocated. When we learned that dear friends from law school would meet us, we immediately recommended Bobby Van's Grill for our gathering and we were not disappointed. Everyone was extra kind to us and Derrick, our wait person, made sure that we felt welcome and all our needs were met. Everything was wonderful and the food was absolutely out of this world. I often tell my friends that BVG is the place that serves great steak, but equally amazing seafood. We had some of everything and were very, very pleased. We cannot wait to return!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Fun, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

great service food was delicious and waiters were attentive. Bread pudding desert was excellent warm fresh and tasty served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream Yummy!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Had a great meal here. Excellent steaks but we over ordered the sides as we were not made aware some of the specials had sides included. Great service, friendly staff but surprised how empty the restaurant was on a Friday night, booked on-line & only time we could get was 8:30 pm, when we arrived restaurant was pretty empty and was never busy. Would recommend the Rib-eye if you have a big appetite.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Good restaurant but very too expansive. Italie was our children s present for our 31 st wedding birthday.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Waiter left mid meal. No drink refills and long delay for dessert menu and bill. Love Bobby Vans but will not return based on service.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great dinner with friends. Great service. Fantastic day topped off with a fabulous dining experience.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food was great and the servers were excellent and very helpful and friendly.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This was perfect for pre-theatre. The staff was very attentive to our timing and our dinner was very good.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The broth in the sea bass dish is outstanding! The pizzas are the way you'd get them in Italy. Overall very good!

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Staff are amazing would recommend to family and friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Live Sports, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I love this Bobby Van’s. The service is ALWAYS exceptional and the food is outstanding with a considerable variety.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent environment..... great food with good atmosphere. I recommend highly for a dinner before or after a Broadway show in the area. I especially recommend the Lump crab cocktail as well as the filet and sea bass.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

We wanted to have a great dinner on our last night in New York and we weren't disappointed. The service and food were excellent. I highly recommend the calamari. The filet was also fabulous.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

BV is a NYC institution! As always the food was cooked to perfection, the wait staff was attentive and not pushy. It was our 3rd yr Anniversary. Couldn't have made a better choice!


Chef K. Fischer

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Good food with courteous, attentive service. Did not rush us and waiter made helpful suggestions. Overall a very pleasant experience. Will definitely go there again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Excellent service with world-class professional wait staff

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Very attentive and accommodating service. Lively bar, after work crowd. Food was very good

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Wonderful food and sraff, however they put the only three parties in the restaurant right next to each other. Why?

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The Calamari was excellent. I had NY sirloin, generous & tasty. My companion had the ravioli, also very good.
My complaint is, that inspite of Bobby Van's being nearly empty on a Saturday night at 9PM, the waiters, while pleasant were ready to clear our table immediately after we put our forks down. They clearly didn't comprehend the meaning of the fork & knife crossed into an X indicates that I wasn't finished. It was as if they were expecting a deluge of diners to descend upon them. Even though the nearby theatre crowd had passed the restaurant when their show/s were over.
Window seating provided a great people watching spot.
I will not return.

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

We booked this location by accident and we were so glad we did. Our waiter was great and knowledgeable about the menu items and everything was delicious! We would definitely go back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Nice restaurant, great meat, but a bit too expensive for such a simple food and service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was delicious, wait staff very professional, engaging and most helpful with menu selection and sense of humor!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Always an excellent choice with predictably good food! Excellent service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Food was great and so was the service. The food was not cheap but the portions were very good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Booked this at the last minute for our wedding anniversary and ate on the early side, pre-show. I had checked off on our Open Table reservation that it was our anniversary and immediately after we were seated, the host brought out complimentary Prosecco for my husband and me. It was a very nice touch and we greatly appreciated it. We had the calamari with Thai peanut sauce, I had the sea bass and my husband had the pork chops, all of which were excellent - we were stuffed. It was a nice treat and well worth it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Great place to eat, nice food, great service

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 17, 2017

The food was excellent, service was great would definitely recommend this place

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

The service is exemplary, as is the ambience. However, the food leaves something to be desired -- under any circumstances, much less when compared to other Bobby Van's. I ate there twice in the past two weeks (as well as one time at the 45th St Van's). Both times there was an issue with the food. First time the baked potato was practically raw and wasn't replaced til the rest of our meal was finished. The staff were more than gracious and solicitous about this faux pax. The second time the steak was not tender (as it was at lunch on 45th) and the mashed potatoes were cold, so it was hard to tell if they had any flavor. I was able to eat them but without relish, and did not inform the staff. For a full meal I'll go elsewhere, but for cocktails and an appetizer, I will try 50th St again.

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

Went with my husband and son, pre theatre. Service was attentive, wait staff all very friendly. Menu selection a surprise for a steak house. You can get a burger, seafood, even pizza...or yes several selections of steak! It is pricy. I chose it for the varied menu, for my son. He ordered the veal parmigiana and loved it (mega portion). I had the shrimp, seared scallops and lobster over linguini - excellent!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The service was exceptional, and the food was also quite good. It exceeded our expectations do you and we're were not disappointed at all!

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Our experience at Bobby Van's Grill House was outstanding--lovely atmosphere, excellent service and wonderful food. We thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday pre-theatre meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great atmosphere, great food, great service. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Scenic View, People Watching, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Amazing! Had the lamb and my boyfriend had the filet mignon and they were delicious!! It was also my bfs bday and I put in the special request spot when making the reservation that I would like a he's desert brought out with a candle and they honored it. Without me having to do the fake sneak to the br bit. Overall amazing food and good vibes!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

The food was amazing and Gin Drop was perfect. The staff was very attentive but the people at the bar we're very noisy at times. The flat iron steak, bacon cheddar mashed potatoes, filet mignon and sorbet were perfect. A great Restaurant Week I definitely will be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion
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