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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

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (26)
Special Occasion (23)
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Business Meals (16)
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Good for Birthdays (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Romantic (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Casual (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Authentic (5)
Fun (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)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Each of our meals were very delicious. Service was very attentive. Came here for my 50th birthday dinner after a matinee show. It was a perfect restaurant for a great meal and to celebrate.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 19, 2017

I've eaten there three times in the last two weeks. Two were business dinners and one was personal. I went back because Bobby Van's is a traditional old style steakhouse with a great personality, great food, and great service. The steak and seafood are excellent, there are lots of vegetable and salad options, the drinks are generous and you leave satisfied. All of this without getting in the way of great conversation.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Great food and very good service, not sure when you book online they ask for the occasion and when I specified a unique occasion, they did not acknowledge it. Better off not asking for the occasion.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Had dinner pretheater. Let them know and they made sure we were out in plenty of time. Although a steakhouse, chicken parm was excellent. Great to go to before a show

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2017

The only good thing about this place is the proximity to theaters. I ordered a flatbread appetizer with ricotta and mushrooms. I got one with mozzarella balls and salad piled on it. Sorry, said the waiter; they "changed it up." I ordered the mahi-mahi fish of the day; it was so overcooked, it was inedible. My friend got the lobster cocktail; same. Like rubber. Maybe they are better at meat.

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Our food was superb. Our waiter, Dan, was exceptional.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Very nice atmosphere, quiet and inviting. The food was great, best Cesar salad in years.
Service is excellent.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 13, 2017

For what was supposed to be a higher end restaurant the food was average at best

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 11, 2017

We went pre theater, they were respectful of our need to be finished in a timely manner. We dined on the Dover Sole special of the night and recommended crab cakes from the menu, both excellent. Ordered sides of veggies which were well prepared. Limited selection of wines by the glass but certainly adequate. Will return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Best crabcakes EVER! Everyone's meal delish! Very convenient to theatre & staff/service
was amazing!

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

A great classic eatery in the heart of Broadway area. Prices are reasonable and food is delicious. Service was fantastic as well. All in all, a wonderful experience.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Quiet low key restaurant with outstanding old school service and excellent food. Waiters are seasoned older gentlemen with quiet good humored wit.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Excellent service and delicious food. Easy to make reservations on open table.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on April 23, 2017

The food was very good, but both of our steaks were cooked incorrectly. They gave us each a glass of wine on the house, but it still took 15+ minutes to have the steaks re-cooked.

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 (Portland)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Enjoyed the petite filets (perfectly cooked), Brussels sprouts and baked potato. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Overall a wonderful meal following our matinee theatre show.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

A warm friendly atmosphere. Service was excellent. The food was great and portions are generous but a bit pricey. An overall very positive dining experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

This particular location was terrible. I have eaten at other Bobby Van's this was by far the worse. Ordered their porkchops medium, it came out well done. Sent it back, the second time it came back raw inside. Cancelled the order.

Their lobster mac n cheese was terrible, they served with a lobster tail and claw and no pieces of lobster in the Mac n cheese.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Staple, good food, good location, touches all the high points.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Happy Hour, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Genial atmosphere and gracious staff. Fine food recommendation.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

The food was amazing. Plenty of it too!
Sea Bass to die for!! Mashed & Roasted corn awesomeness!!
Tried a slab of bacon for appetizer.. great n different!! Steak sauce is excellent!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Excellent food and very good size portions

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Food and service were very good. great choice for a business meeting or a bite to eat before the theatre!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Great scallops as a special for lunch with wasabi mashed

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

I was not impressed at all with the place, the Rib Eye was below average and top price $54. Sort of a tourist trap and I'm a New Yorker.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Food always amazing, the 12oz. Filet will bring you to tears of joy.......

Service outstanding. Our server, Tony is top notch!!!

I also recommend the espresso martinis....Can't wait until next time!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 5, 2017

We went as a family after a matinee. Our drinks and food were delish, and our waiter and staff was so friendly and nice. They explained every special and made suggestions. Have been before and enjoyed it as before. Would go again but expect a good sized check.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Always a great experience here. The food is comparable to most high-end steakhouses but it's the service that makes it a regular stop when I'm in the city. Friendly, competent, and attentive waiters make all the difference.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

food and service was fabulous. would definitely go again!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Delicious dinner. Long bone ribeye was large enough to share.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

The atmosphere and wait staff were great, however, the food was over-priced.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Wait staff was incredible! Even though we are not big meat eaters there was plenty on the menu for us to choose from. We will definitely return!

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Been here a dozen times...one of those places where you can't get a bad meal. Quality is unmatched

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Scenic View, People Watching, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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vip
 (London)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Calamari was wonderful, pizza came out cold and tomato/mozzarella salad had tomatoes that were not ripe.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 19, 2017

I ordered the prime rib special, which was quite good. SOme of the meat was slightly overcooked and some was undercooked. I would certainly return to Bobby Van's, but would likely order a different meat that would be more consistently cooked.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Out in the city

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 18, 2017

My Fiancé and I had a good dinner prior to attending a concert later in Queens. This restaurant steak house is nicely placed in the area between Time Square and Central Park.
Very punctual staff catering to your request and timely service. We had the roasted lemon chicken and Atlantic Salmon dishes which were very delicious ... complements to the chefs and staff.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 17, 2017

The cocktails were mediocre at best and the food was the same for a very high priced meal!..... Would never recommend it to anyone

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Too expensive because of Times Square! Not fair!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Went for dinner on a Saturday night. The greeter was very friendly. Service was timely but not very friendly. A bit of old boys and somewhat condescending feel from servers. Steaks and French onion soup were good but not outstanding. Compared to other steakhouses we visited in NYC, Bobby Van's was goood, but not great.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Accomodating host...professional waiter...excellent food...quiet table...perfect spot pre-theater!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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