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Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave., Washington, DC

Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.

4.4
4.4
2119 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse

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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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Contemporary American, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 589-1504

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jun Chen

  • Catering

    Please contact us for catering options

  • Private party facilities

    Boasting the largest amount of private dining rooms (seven!) in the city, Bobby Van’s Grill has just gone through major renovations that created two new private dining Boardrooms on its upper floor, as well as a completely updated Atrium space that embodies a modern and fresh feel.

  • Private party contact

    Samantha Cohen Langel: (888) 769-3181

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Located at the corner of 12th St. NW and New York Avenue NW

  • Parking details

    Parking is available on the street, as well as at a paid PMI Garage located on the back side of our building on I St. NW, between 12th St. and 13th St.

  • Public transit

    Metro Center (all lines) - 2 blocks away; Convention Center / Mt. Vernon Sq. (yellow and green lines) - 3 blocks away.Located 3 blocks west of the Convention Center and diagonal to City Center DC.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Raw Bar

  • Shrimp Cocktail$22.00

    • Colossal Lump Crabmeat Cocktail$25.00

      • Lobster Cocktail$28.00

        • Seafood Bouquet

          • per person$30.00

        Appetizers

        • Buffalo Chicken Wings$15.00

          • Fried and Sweet Chili Tossed Calamari$14.00

            • Caesar Salad$10.00

              • Add Chicken$15.00
            • Mixed Greens Salad$10.00

              • Add Chicken$15.00

            Entrees

            • BVG Burger$19.00

              served with French Fries and Onion Strings

              • Veal Parmesan$36.00

                served with Pasta

                • Lemon Pepper Chicken$22.00

                  served with Pasta

                  • Roasted Pork Chop$28.00

                    served with Carolina BBQ Sauce

                    • Pan Seared Mahi Mahi$38.00

                      Served Tomato Risotto lemon butter sauce

                      • Sautéed Broccolini$10.00

                        • French Fries or Cajun Fries$8.00

                          • Truffle Fries$10.00

                            • Creamed Spinach$12.00

                              Cooked and Raw Steaks Available

                              • 6 oz Petite Filet$28.00

                                • 10 oz Filet$39.00

                                  • 16 oz NY Strip$49.00

                                    • 26 oz Cajun Ribeye$59.00

                                      • Dry Aged 40 oz Bone in Porterhouse$119.00

                                        DC's Best Porterhouse

                                        Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                        What 2,119 people are saying

                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                        4.4
                                        4.4 based on recent ratings
                                        • 4.5Food
                                        • 4.3Service
                                        • 4.3Ambience
                                        • 4.1Value

                                        NoiseModerate

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                                        1. CH

                                          CHRISTOPHERK

                                          Tampa

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great food, great service! Will definitely return.

                                        2. KB

                                          KarlBurns

                                          Washington DC

                                          7 reviews

                                          3.0

                                          7 reviews

                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                          overall3food3service5ambience2

                                          was just two of us; many bigger loud groups. goo to see people out at least!

                                          Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.Responded 4 days ago

                                          Hi Karl, Thank you so much for joining us. We do tend to get a lot of larger celebration tables I am so sorry if that affected your experience. Please ask for me next time we do have a couple tables which are a little out of the way and more private. Best, Jonathan Langel General Manager

                                        3. M

                                          Mike

                                          Washington DC

                                          12 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          12 reviews

                                          Dined on May 17, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          It was great as always.

                                          Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.Responded 4 days ago

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

                                        4. H

                                          History

                                          New England

                                          4 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on May 15, 2022

                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                          Service was superb. Definitely 5 Star all of the way. Food was excellent, wine selections perfect. Host, hostess and the many waitstaff team members who took care of us were top notch- extremely nice, knowledgeable, efficient, on top of everything. We were in DC for a graduation, and it was by far our best experience!

                                          Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.Responded on May 17, 2022

                                          Thank you so much for celebrating with us. Congratulations on your graduation!

                                        5. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Very polite people and professional service and amazing food! Would definitely come back again and refer a friend.

                                          Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.Responded on May 17, 2022

                                          Thank you so much for joining us. I hope to see you again soon.

                                        6. L

                                          Larry

                                          Washington DC

                                          25 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          25 reviews

                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Another excellent time at Bobby Van's Grill for our Anniversary! Thanks again for a wonderful dinner and awesome service!

                                        7. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          San Francisco

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 3, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Excellent service. Friendly staff. Delicious food. Great wine selection.

                                          Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.Responded on May 14, 2022

                                          Thank you so much for joining us. I hope to see you again soon.

                                        8. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          New York Area

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                          overall3food3service2ambience2

                                          I went here on my 19th birthday. The waiter we were assigned was very passive-aggressive, I'm not sure if he was just having a bad day but he rushed us when ordering our food, held an attitude when we asked about what each food item was, and failed to put the cake in the fridge when asked if possible several times. Luckily, there was this one younger worker, who met all of our needs quickly. If not for him my review would’ve been less. The food was okay, not the best steak I’ve had.

                                        9. PJ

                                          PJH2016

                                          Washington DC

                                          70 reviews

                                          vip
                                          3.0

                                          70 reviews

                                          Dined on April 27, 2022

                                          overall3food3service4ambience3

                                          This is an expensive steak house. My client ordered the 12 oz filet, as did I. Each was, I believe, $56. I asked for mine medium. He asked for his medium rare. Mine was well done and his was blue. I didn’t complain as service while good was slow.

                                          Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.Responded on April 28, 2022

                                          I am so sorry about the issue with service last night. I would love an opportunity to make this up to you if possible. Please let me know. Best, Jonathan Langel General Manager

                                        10. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 27, 2022

                                          overall3food5service3ambience5

                                          Server was rude. He only became social when it was time for a tip.

                                        11. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Charleston

                                          3 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on April 23, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          It was my birthday and it was noted on my reservation on OpenTable app. The waiter service did not offer or provide a complimentary dessert for this auspicious occasion.

                                        12. DA

                                          DawnA

                                          Baltimore

                                          7 reviews

                                          vip
                                          3.0

                                          7 reviews

                                          Dined on April 23, 2022

                                          overall3food3service4ambience4

                                          Service was wonderful but we were very disappointed in the 12 oz filet. I have never seen so much fat in a filet. It was so apparent, they should never have served it My 6 oz filet was fine.

                                        13. FM

                                          FrankM

                                          Washington DC

                                          19 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          19 reviews

                                          Dined on April 22, 2022

                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                          Salmon was moist full of flavor as was the sautéed broccolini.

                                          Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.Responded on April 28, 2022

                                          Thank you so much for joining us.

                                        14. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          San Francisco

                                          5 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined on April 20, 2022

                                          overall4food5service4ambience5

                                          The service was great overall. There were some issues at arrival with no one present at FOH, but the waitstaff and excellent chef more than made up for it.

                                          Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.Responded on April 28, 2022

                                          Thank you for joining us.

                                        15. DP

                                          DianeP

                                          Washington DC

                                          26 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          26 reviews

                                          Dined on April 19, 2022

                                          overall4food4service2ambience3

                                          The service was rushed and once we got our food, completely missing. They didn’t refill my ice tea and when I looked around, there wasn’t anyone to ask for help for quite a while. My blackened scallops were over salted by my colleagues crab cake looked delicious.

                                        16. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Washington DC

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Bobby Van’s is my favorite restaurant in DC because of its consistency in food and service over the years! Always a great time!

                                          Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.Responded on April 20, 2022

                                          Thank you so much for joining us again. I hope to see you soon.

                                        17. E

                                          Esther

                                          Washington DC

                                          63 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          63 reviews

                                          Dined on April 15, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We returned to Bobby Van's after an amazing first vist a few months ago, a little concerned that it would not live up to our memories. But it did! Once again, the service was impeccable and the food was fantastic. We loved the drink menu and the warm bread is so good. We will return!

                                          Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.Responded on April 20, 2022

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

                                        18. MA

                                          MADW

                                          New York Area

                                          1 review

                                          1.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 12, 2022

                                          overall1food3service2ambience3

                                          We ordered food at 7h45 pm and were only served at 9pm. We were a party of 6 and all ordered the same: petit filet Mignon. We received a fantastic wine list, but when asking the list with soda's and cocktails and digestives, they said they did not have one. So we just had to guess what was available and guess the price.

                                        19. OP

                                          OPKS

                                          Washington DC

                                          27 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          27 reviews

                                          Dined on April 9, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Everything was wonderful! Steak was excellent and service was top-notch. The only issue was the dessert (apple pie). It was marginal for a small piece of cake/pie and when we got the check found out it was $18!!!! Barely worth half of that.

                                        20. MB

                                          MoniqueB

                                          Las Vegas

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 8, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          It was truly an awesome experience. The food was amazing. We started with the seafood tower. all of or entrees were freshly prepared and these vice was unforgettable .

                                        21. GC

                                          GilbertC

                                          Washington DC

                                          6 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on April 7, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Bobby Vans is the quintessential american steakhouse. The menu, the ambiance, the personal attention to detail makes it an institution in Washington, DC. Have been having the petit filet mignon, the lobster Cobb salad, the sublime rib-eye steak for 25 years and will continue going back.

                                        22. TG

                                          TamekaG

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 5, 2022

                                          overall3food2service3ambience3

                                          Very disappointed in the food. The service was pretty good though.

                                        23. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          San Diego

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on April 5, 2022

                                          overall5food4service4ambience4

                                          Great everything good

                                        24. H

                                          Howard

                                          Washington DC

                                          9 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          9 reviews

                                          Dined on April 2, 2022

                                          overall4food5service3ambience4

                                          T food was good. But service was slow. It took a long time before the my order was taken (30 minutes). Long wait before food arrived, and before the check arrived when I was done eating

                                        25. S

                                          Sunshinefp

                                          Washington DC

                                          8 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          8 reviews

                                          Dined on April 1, 2022

                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                          This was my first time dining at Bobby Wan's Grill and I was impressed. The service and food was wonderful. I will list this place as one of my top five places to dine.

                                        26. RB

                                          RobertB

                                          Washington DC

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 31, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great food, great service, the waitstaff are the best!!Its our favorite restaurant in DC!

                                        27. ND

                                          NicoleD

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 31, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Our waiter was amazing!!! Food was great! Will go back!

                                        28. JB

                                          JohnB

                                          Washington DC

                                          8 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          8 reviews

                                          Dined on March 26, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great dinner with out of town guests. Seafood tower is a must.

                                        29. EV

                                          ErickV

                                          Washington DC

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 19, 2022

                                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                                          Hello It was too expensive regarding the way our meat was cooking.

                                        30. VW

                                          VictoriaW

                                          Richmond

                                          13 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          13 reviews

                                          Dined on March 15, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          If you're in the mood for steak, then this is the place for you! We've been here before National and Capitals's games and love it! Great service, super wine recommendations and amazing food!

                                        31. B

                                          Busydiner

                                          Washington DC

                                          7 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          7 reviews

                                          Dined on March 14, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great place - super for lunch or dinner. Always good food and great service. A "go to"

                                          Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.Responded on April 28, 2022

                                          Thank you so much. Hope to see you again soon.

                                        32. MT

                                          MaryT

                                          Washington DC

                                          2 reviews

                                          3.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on March 14, 2022

                                          overall3food3service2ambience5

                                          Service was EXTREMELY slow. We ordered two bottles of wine for our table and we waited 21 minutes to get the wine. Food was ok but not what I have been accustomed to from Bobby Van's.

                                        33. JC

                                          JaimeC

                                          New York Area

                                          26 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          26 reviews

                                          Dined on March 12, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          One of the nicest dining experiences I’ve had in a long time. The manager was so kind and welcoming and Victor our waiter was just as kind and welcoming. The food was fantastic the atmosphere was calming. It was an overall great dinner. We will definitely be back.

                                        34. S

                                          Shannon

                                          Richmond

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 12, 2022

                                          overall3food4service5ambience4

                                          There was a fly on my plate. The staff was very apologetic.

                                        35. F

                                          Foodie

                                          Washington DC

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on March 9, 2022

                                          overall5food4service5ambience4

                                          We had a group of 10 people. The staff did a great job accommodating us and providing excellent service right from the time that we made the reservation through dinner and then into the bar following our meal.

                                        36. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Washington DC

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 1, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Food outstanding, service top notch

                                        37. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Philadelphia

                                          6 reviews

                                          vip
                                          1.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on February 27, 2022

                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                          Horrible - had a reservation- walked blocks to get there with a client and the restaurant was closed. How can a restaurant tAke reservations when they planned to be closed. It was an embarrassment for me, especially with a client after a long walk.

                                          Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.Responded on February 28, 2022

                                          I am sorry that this happen to you, but we were open all night yesterday and very busy. Did you possibly go to our other location in DC which was closed yesterday?

                                        38. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Nashville

                                          7 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          7 reviews

                                          Dined on February 27, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We enjoyed an excellent family meal to celebrate a retirement achievement. We will return!

                                          Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.Responded on February 28, 2022

                                          Thank you so much. I hope to see your again. Congratulations on the retirement>

                                        39. C

                                          Craig

                                          Washington DC

                                          887 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          887 reviews

                                          Dined on February 27, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Freede and Jonathan were outstanding as always. You have a great team at BVG!

                                          Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.Responded on March 2, 2022

                                          Hi Craig, Great seeing you again. Thank you for joining us. see you soon. Best, Jon

                                        40. A

                                          Adrian

                                          1 review

                                          2.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on February 27, 2022

                                          overall2food4service1ambience3

                                          Bobby Van's Grill is a nice place to eat and drink. However, the bartender was distant, unwelcoming and dismissive. Not once did he ask to take our order, we had to get his attention, even that was short. I was told they didn't have the drink I requested, but I saw 2 bottle on the liquor shelves behind the bar. Our waiter was actually a bartender. He came back to us twice about what we ordered. The food was really good, items were cooked incorrectly, the wine that we were served was not what we requested. Items that we order didn't come out at all. I requested a drink, the waiter came back to the table and asked the person next to me what I ordered because he forget. That was just apps. We sat there for 1 hour and 15 minutes before the waiter asked about our entree order. We declined and left the restaurant.

                                        Safety precautions

                                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                          • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                          • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                          • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                          • 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
                                        • Screening

                                          • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                        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 2119 OpenTable diners.

                                        Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                        Google Map for Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.

                                        1201 New York Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20005

                                        Additional information

                                        • Cross street

                                          Located at the corner of 12th St. NW and New York Avenue NW

                                        • Neighborhood

                                          Downtown

                                        • Hours of operation

                                          Dinner Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                        • Cuisines

                                          Steakhouse, Contemporary American, American

                                        • Dining style

                                          Casual Elegant

                                        • Dress code

                                          Business Casual

                                        • Parking details

                                          Parking is available on the street, as well as at a paid PMI Garage located on the back side of our building on I St. NW, between 12th St. and 13th St.

                                        • Public transit

                                          Metro Center (all lines) - 2 blocks away; Convention Center / Mt. Vernon Sq. (yellow and green lines) - 3 blocks away.Located 3 blocks west of the Convention Center and diagonal to City Center DC.

                                        • Payment options

                                          AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                        • Executive chef

                                          Jun Chen

                                        • Additional

                                          Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                        • Phone number

                                          (202) 589-1504

                                        • Catering

                                          Please contact us for catering options

                                        • Private party facilities

                                          Boasting the largest amount of private dining rooms (seven!) in the city, Bobby Van’s Grill has just gone through major renovations that created two new private dining Boardrooms on its upper floor, as well as a completely updated Atrium space that embodies a modern and fresh feel.

                                        • Private party contact

                                          Samantha Cohen Langel: (888) 769-3181

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