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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

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food

4.4

service

4.5

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4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
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·Dined a day ago

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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 (Houston)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was great. Service was impeccable. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent evening for a date-night with my wife. Active restaurant though the noise level may have been a little louder than we would have preferred. Meal was excellent. Large quantities. Side dishes are more than enough for 2. Would definitely go back there again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The staff was very professional. The food was expertly prepared and delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Sit in the center section as first choice or bar as second choice. Do not sit in the section which is on the far left as you walk in. Do not sit there. In the middle of a really expensive but tasty meal they start to close giant doors and bang your chair in the process. Totally disruptive and rude. Hey, Bobby Vans, why you rude like that?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great service. Filet mignon was perfect. Beautyfull and cozy. Will return on my next visit to NYC.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Service was horrible
Food was good, but we were literally ignored for 20 minutes after being seated... then waiter was very rude

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 (New England)·Dined on December 7, 2017

One of the best meals we have ever eaten. Every aspect was perfect. Can't wait to come back. Thank you very much.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Awesome food and ambiance! Great service, too! Always on our itinerary when we visit New York.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Wonderful night at Bobby Van's. Service was exceptional.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Poor service with no explanation; waited more than 90 minutes for order of two steaks. The meal was complimentary which took the edge off and management was solicitous during the wait.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Outstanding food and service. This restaurant is a must in NYC.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent service, superb dinner & wine. Recommended a definite choice for fine dinning.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Overpriced - poor quality meat and even poorer presentation and handling - ridiculously expensive and there are far better choices in New York City. Disappointed and felt taken advantage of - and I refused the free desert for the poor meal!! Not a suitable compensation. Lost me and my guests as a customer.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

It's been year since I went to this location and could not understand why it took me so long to go back. The service is unbelievable, and the food is good. I so want to go and hang out at the bar at some point just for the experience of sitting at that large incredible bar

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Disabled Access
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We had a lovely lunch at a window table. Our waitress was extremely efficient and friendly as were the servers, the amount of attention was perfect as were the recommendations from our waitress. It was a wonderful experience from the minute we entered until the moment we exited. And a special thank you to the manager who found me a restaurant matchbook for my collection, that was so very nice of him!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Fuimos por el menú de Acción de Gracias y fue bastante decepcionante y de poca calidad. Y para terminar el postre típico de tarta de calabaza ni siquiera les quedaba. Sacándome un pastel de manzana bastante malo

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We ate there for our Thanksgiving dinner, they had a lovely holiday menu. They also had their regular menu as a choice. The wait staff was excellent, the food pleased everyone. It was a great Thanksgiving for us out of towers!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Nice restaurant. Tables were too close together to absorb the Thanksgiving dinner crowd. Food was great and a lot. I enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We were quite disappointed with the quality of meats served at this steakhouse. The filet mignon came with a large piece of fat which the waiter graciously too away from our table after we cut it off.
Crab cake appetizer in the mustard sauce was delicious !!!!!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

My husband and I truly enjoyed ourselves. It was an excellent restaurant with exceptional service and the food was wonderful.

Tags: Tasting Menu, People Watching, Romantic, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our dinner was fantastic...never felt rushed ....our waiter Marco was great! Will be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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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 (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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 (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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