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Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.

4.4
2058 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
We are so excited to have our patio back open in the nation's capital. Tables of 5-6 guests are able to reserve their table outside. Tables of 1-4 guests are on a first come basis. Masks are currently recommended for all diners and required to enter the property.

Bobby Van’s Grill has a very loyal following of patrons who appreciate its first-rate, dry-aged steaks and seafood, phenomenal wine list, and exceptional professional wait staff – many of whom have worked for Bobby Van’s Grill for more than 15 years. We will be offering a limited menu to start on May 29th 2020 but dishes and specials will grow with time.

For later in the year, during Phase #2, we have the largest private dining space of any restaurant in DC; Bobby Van’s Grill can accommodate guests in 7 different rooms! In the fall of 2018, it unveiled a newly renovated atrium (now known as The Atrium @ Bobby Van’s) that accommodates up to 330 people for private events.
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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 2058 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMichaelR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Has the steak salad and cut used (Flank) was tough and rubbery.

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Happy2bNappie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I tried 10oz filet, creamed spinach & Brussels sprouts all were outstanding! The crust on the steak was delicious.

I dine inside, the space between seating created a comfortable environment. Each table had hand sanitizer.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and extremely excellent service!!!

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Carman
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The host was awesome. The waiter (Victor) was absent minded and slow. The steaks were tasty, seasoned well and cooked to perfection. Portion sizes were most appropriate! We will visit again the next time we are in the area.

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vipBeBe
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still my favorite spot in DC!

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obsmiller
Grand Rapids
37 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent friendly service and good food!! Great drinks also.

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Lois
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very nice !!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Everything was great minus the food. I ordered a steak and crab cake. The steak needed sauce. The crab cake had no flavor. However the waiters were great.

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AlexK
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The fillets and mashed potatoes were good but I was expecting much better. My filet was lukewarm but my wife’s was nice and hot. Cocktails were also good but, again, I expected better. The real misfortune was the service. We were seated and then forgotten about for almost twenty minutes. For the cost of the meal, my expectations were much higher.

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KennethT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Pretty good waiter was good drinks are small and overpriced food was great

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BenMac
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.

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vipLaura
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

the steak and mashed potatoes were superb! highly recommend!

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CassaundraT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Will never eat there again, seafood tasted old and, steak had not seasoning, staff was not helpful.

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DivaDC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love BV’s Grill. Great people, food, and service. Like my extended family. Just wish they would renovate the bar area. Some of the bar chairs are a bit rickety.

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vipSjtdesigns
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Service was terrible - 7:45 reservation and food didn’t arrive until 9:20! Waiter was MIA most of the time.

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crystalc
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Limited menu...lamb chops have been removed due to COVID. The lamb chops are the reason I dine here. I was disappointed but I stayed for dinner.

Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.
Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you so much. Lamb Chops have been requested a few times. We are working on bringing them back very shortly. Thank you for joining us.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my girlfriend here as a part of her birthday celebration. The food was excellent and the service was great. She enjoyed her steak, and I enjoyed my crab cake. The cheese cake is very good as well. The also have a decent selection of wine, along with a full bar.

Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.
Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you so much. I hope we get an opportunity to see you again soon.

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ShaunJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We use Bobby Van’s regularly for client meetings and staff meetings, and they never disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Menu didn’t have alot of selections dead fly on table

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SueH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience at Bobby Van’s Grille! John made special accommodations for us due to our schedule and the service and food exceeded expectations. We will return!
Best,
Sue

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vipReginaD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was Fab!! Service was great.

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vipVincentS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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vipSabaY
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was good & food was even better

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vipFoodtraveler
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Shared the bone in ribeye which was fabulous. Cooked perfectly and sliced for our convenience. Shrimp cocktail and Caesar salad also very good.

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PhillyDiner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Manny's services was exceptional. The food was not up to the high standards we've come to expect from Bobby Van's.

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JohnathanO
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing came in from out of town I ordered the Cajun rib eye, mash and broccoli everything was perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Patio and very attentive staff. Will be back.

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Paulita
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to get a patio table and that was great due to COVID. They were very accommodating. The food was excellent. I had the crabcake and cream spinach while others in the party had the lasagna. We had very good service and they served up a birthday apple tart at the end to die for. I could not complain about anything.

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JoyceB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best attribute of Bobby Van’s Grill is that the staff is the best! Always pleasant and even remembered my name after all this time! And the food is not bad either. Please keep the new garlic bread on the menu! Delish! Glad to be back. #LoyalCustomerAlways

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vipJusBnMeMe
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had great outdoor seating totally social distanced but they mosquitoes decided to join us! Otherwise everything was awesome!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor setup post COVID was really wel imagined

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Akilah
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Quality Food and Good Location. I Highly Recommend.

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SamV
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Mashed potato needs improvement. Excellent service!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing time!! We arrived closer to closing time & service was STILL really good!!! The food was good ASF.. the 1st drink came out with too much ice but they made that up with the second round!! Outdoor seating area was nice && I’ll certainly be back! Recommend Lamb chops, loaded nachos && bang bang shrimp

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Gram
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comfortable atmosphere. Reduced menu offered various selection. Very nice staff.

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John
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be back in a restaurant. And the staff/food were great

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MariaK
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great value with Groupon offer, will return when full menu is available.

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NinaO
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service! The entire staff was extremely accommodating and welcoming. I will visit again soon!

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Nita
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Waiters provided good customer services and food was very good. I recommend to others.

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Shelala
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

The service was very slow to bring items requested. I finished half of my food before the condiments I requested came. They forgot to prepare the side I order once again brought out late. There were very few customers in restaurant so I am not sure why there were not attentive.

FAQs

Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave. offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 589-1504.

Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave. is rated 4.4 stars by 2058 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.