Bobby Van's Grill - 50th Street

4.6
2215 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

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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."

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2215 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Waiter was AMAZING! What a nice guy!!!!

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DarleneD
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best meals I have had. Both my daughter and I we extremely happy with our meals. Our waiter was great, making some suggestions that were well worth it. It was a great time and meal. A little noisy, probably the time we were there and the bar was very crowded. But overall fantastic !!!!

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DonnaP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very tranquil.

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vipIsabelC
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Never disappointed when I go there. It's very convenient. The staff are really nice and the food is good. All my guests were happy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and absolutely delicious. The host and the waiter were extremely personable and serviceable. The entire time they made us feel as if we were the only two people in the entire restaurant. I would absolutely recommend this without a question of a doubt to anyone, because for the cost and what you’re getting in return its absolutely worth it all.

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vipSe HwaY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, food was amazing. Cocktails were just right. Waters were polite. Things are just right here.

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vipJandGNYC
London
18 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in New York. Excellent steaks. My favorite is the ribeye, and I have them put Gorgonzola cheese on it, which completes the flavor. The bacon appetizer, which is served with their signature steak sauce, is sweet-and-savory heaven. Combined with friendly and attentive service, and a delicious martini, the experience was outstanding.

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vipTonyF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Bobby Vans is always solid — food is good and consistent, service is always great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

I was there for a business lunch. The room was too loud, I struggled to hear the person across the table. I ordered a Caesar salad with chicken. The chicken was like rubber.

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vipjuljor
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Bobby Vans grill. Truly enjoyed the experience, food and attentive wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Have been here before and will continue to come back

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ChristinaD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large crowd and the staff was OUTSTANDING. We started with the seafood towers which are to die for! Steaks cooked perfect medium rare & wine selection was perfect.

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LorraineS
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have dined at all the locations which are all great but this one is my favorite. Food and service were wonderful. They don't rush you to turn the table.

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Estabano
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Bobby Van's pre theatre,had lobster salad,fried calamari,thick bacon as apps ,all were excellent,did porterhouse for 2,creamed spinach, hash browns,buffalo chicken pizza,cooked perfectly,will be back,great service too

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vipSteveB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Kitchen lost my food order. Long wait to straighten it out

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Amyspicks
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The food was outstanding. I had the lamb chops and they literally melted in my mouth. My husband had the prime rib , that was huge, but delicious . Wait staff was very attentive. Would definitely go back.

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vipidiosyncratic28
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

My friend and I went for catch-up lunch and the lunch prefix seemed like a very good option. House salad with goat cheese & raspberry was very good, chicken francaise was okay and chocolate mousse was fantastic. Service was good too. The furniture and decor definitely needs an upgrade. The ambiance is not very inviting to non-male clientele. It felt like an old cigar bar, not very inviting to women and to younger professionals at all. Lastly, the water glasses on the table were filled with water stains as if they never dried or washed it properly. This is something that you don't expect from a high class restaurant like Bobby Van's.

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vipEgould
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is like coming home he treated with such warmth and the food is always excellent we go to Bobby vans every chance we can

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vipDarcytdog
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Will be back!

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MT2017
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Super friendly waiter and lovely venue. We came for restaurant week (feb 2020) and the food was very average. Would not pay full price here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. I enjoyed the Cesar salad, filet mignon with mushroom risotto, and new York style cheesecake. Our waiter was very nice.

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vipMHK41
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent, the server was beyond excellent. Food also excellent!! Definitely worth going to for dinner.

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Maniladiner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The wait staff are friendly and very accommodating. The service was excellent and they never make you feel rushed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing ! Everything is anaxi

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vipMike
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Had a quick meal before a show. Cocktails were very good. Crab cocktail excellent. Sauté spinach excellent. Porterhouse for 2 was ok nothing special. Disappointing actually.
Service was excellent.

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LauraY
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a good time, great food, great location! Highly recommended!

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vipAL710
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and awesome service. First time dining here but it will not be the last.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good service. Prompt lunch meals. Noise level a bit too high.

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RoseC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Bobby Van’s. From the moment I walked in till I left it very much impressed me. The service was impeccable and the staff warm and congenial. I left the best for last the FOOD!! Excellent from the appetizers to the dessert. I will be going back.

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vipCarolmic
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I went to dinner this past Sunday, with three friends during Restaurant Week. Three of us had the flat iron steak as our entrée. Though it was tasty, it was definitely nothing special in taste, texture or presentation. The other entrée was a lobster ravioli which she liked. The options were pretty limited, as to be expected, for Restaurant Week but it looked like to me it changed to what was advertised. We did enjoy the desserts very much! I am glad we didn't pay full price but the restaurant didn't do anything to make me want to go back to give it another try.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service excellent.

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vipLillP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was here for restaurant week and had the NY Strip, which was a very generous delicious piece.

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vipLauren
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough good about the service we received for our event. We had a retirement party at Bobby Van's and from start to finish they were amazing. Peter was great and easy to work with - he came from a place of yes.... it was my pleasure to work with him. Our wonderful, professional waiter Felipe was a kind gentle soul and believe me I bothered him with endless requests and he was on top of it all. He didn't waiver and also had that can do attitude. I will come back and eat at Bobby Van's again. They were tremendous.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

さすがに料金は高いが、味もよく最高のサービス。立地もいい。ポーターハウスステーキがおすすめ。また来たい。

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RolandK
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I only wouldn't recommend it because I do not venture to the city very often and there are a million steakhouses to try still. I went for the porterhouse, creamed spinach, and hash browns(Peter Luger dinner) to see how it compared and frankly it didn't. Definitely not Earth shattering and VERY expensive, but that's midtown.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
20 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was a dinner with my husband and thirteen year old son before seeing a show. We all enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Service was outstanding. Food, cocktails and wine were all superb.

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JimS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dining experience. The ambiance was fantastic. The food was outstanding. Would definitely go back next time in NYC!

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vipLaVonnaP
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal and experience at Bobby Van's Grill during our girl's trip. Thank you very much!

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seagfa
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Arrived prior to a show for dinner. Good menu selections but as with most steak houses, menu is a la carte and $. Nice bread basket upon arrival, we ordered a Filet (medium) and Chicken Marsala, split creamed spinach. Steak was ok (a little over done) nothing special but sauces were good. Marsala was good as was the creamed spinach. Split a Panna cotta with berry sauce for desert. Thought a bit over priced.

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Bobby Van's Grill - 50th Street is rated 4.6 stars by 2215 OpenTable diners.

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