About Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.
Bobby Van’s Grill marks the return of the powerful New York City chop shop to the downtown D.C. area but with a new twist. This eclectic New American Steakhouse now boasts a slightly more casual family friendly atmosphere as well as catering to the Washington politician. This 536-seat D.C. destination is fully loaded! There’s four private, intimate and upscale dining rooms with their own bar and bar services. Two 40-foot long bars can be found with friendly bartenders serving strong drinks and even stronger conversations. The main dining room boasts views of both New York Avenue and the plush marble atrium of the adjoining building amidst its beautiful water fountain. This is an ideal place to meet for power lunches, family gatherings and late night dinners in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Washington, DC 20005
Steakhouse, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm: Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm: closed Sundays in January & August.
12th & New York Avenue
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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We have five exclusive private rooms located on a separate level from the main dining room. Our private rooms can accommodate sit down dinners for 9 to 300 guests and receptions for up to 500 guests. We also offer complete restaurant buyouts for up to 1100 guests.
Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave. Ratings and Reviews
The food is fine, but it clearly helps if they know you. I made a reservation for myself and a companion - at her recommendation; she is a regular. I arrived first and was seated in a noisy passageway. She arrived and expressed surprise to find us sitting there - it was probably not what she was accustomed to. The food was lovely and fairly quickly presented. Getting the server to a) ask if we wanted coffee and/or dessert and b) pick up the bill when it was ready for payment, however, was a complex procedure. He was more interested in a different table - obviously, loudly and obsequiously. I ended up taking the bill to the front myself, probably embarrassing my companion, but neither of us had all day to sit there.
Despite the good food, I'm not going to go back enough times to make myself known to management - which, I suspect, is the key to adequate service. In fact, I'm not going back at all.
This was an amazing meal. This was not my first time at Bobby Vans, but everything was perfect Sunday night. The steaks and fish ordered by my table were all perfectly cooked. The waiter, Jose paid special attention to us. My cousin just ran the Marine Corps Marathon earlier in the day and he was ready for a juicy steak and he got one. His wife said this was the best meal she had ever had. Thanks BV.
My friend and I have the same birthday and this is our second year celebrating at BVG. The service is exceptional, managers check in and made note of birthday celebration for a wine and very special dessert! Bread pudding prepared in a way you have to see for yourself!
Love BV’s! The hosts are terrific along with the waiters. One minor criticism of the NY Ave restaurant -the bread basket. The bread basket at the 15th St NW restaurant is amazing. Not so much at the NY Ave location. Why can’t the NY Ave location mimic the 15th St and serve the same/similar bread and cracker assortment????
We went to Bobby Van's Grill on a Monday night, to celebrate my birthday, and absolutely enjoyed our experience. We were greeted at the door and seated immediately. The servers were attentive, nice, and offered us all the specials on the menu. The food tasted good and the ambiance was ideal for a date night or a get together with friends. Both the customers and servers were a bit on the older side, but no biggie, we enjoyed it nevertheless. We had the Cajun Rib Eye and the Lamb Shank with fries and roasted vegetables. It was a memorable dinner and a pleasurable experience. I highly recommend.
The staff was really rude. The food was not all that great and they acted as if they were annoyed because we were using a groupon. Save yourself money and time and go to another great steakhouse that has great reviews. I read the reviews but decided to give Bobby Van's a try and they lived up to the reviews expectations. Very rude staff except for the female bartender!!!!!!!!!
Where to Start from a nice welcome at the door to over all service from start to ending. Every dish seasoned just right and flavorful. One of the big highlights was our server Topu she made our dining experience all well worth it!
Was looking forward to a nice steak dinner and some relaxing conversation on date night with wife. Got neither.
I knew things were not going well when the calamari appetizer came slightly above room temperature followed by a loooong wait without sighting the waitress, and watching tables seated after us get their entrees. When the meal did appear, the steak was luke warm from the heat lamp.
The manager replaced the steak with a proper one, but by that time, the evening was ruined.
Maybe it was just an off night, but I'll never know since I won't be back.
Our group went for Restaurant Week, but soon discovered that they were not participating (their sister restaurant, BV Steakhouse, was participating). The waitstaff told us of the daily specials -- wow! Great value: starter, main, and a glass of wine for $25. Everything was fresh, well prepared, and delicious. Yes, this is one of the few great deals in DC -- well worth a visit, anytime. The service was impeccable and the staff were very attentive. Hope to return soon for another fine lunch. And, unlike so many DC restaurants, the noise level was low and we could actually hear each other talk!
We were visiting DC for one night. The food here was great! Staff was friendly and attentive never let my drink run dry! I had the filet and my husband had the Cajun steak which is their signature dish! It's a little pricey around $40 and up depending on what steak you get. Enjoy!!
Hostess is nice. Wait staff poured water in my cocktail twice, comp'd. 3apss$20/ea+4-half sides$30! Small. They did not put everything in my to go incl half bottle of wine left. I gave server over $70cash+tip and he overcharged my bank card $46 total $96 on top of paying most of bill in cash+tip. Thieves=liars. I went in person+called, no reply=evasion. Refused to refund dispute. I rushed in wheelchair to metro home could not stay to argue with server. Now must file BBB and Visa MC diapure cut my bank card off=unable to pay my bills. Thanks to dishonesty taking advantage of vulnerable disabled person in wheelchair. Karma will get you first.
Bobby Van's is as good for a power lunch as it is for a seductive dinner. While essentially a steakhouse, seafood offerings are consistently excellent as well. The restaurant could strengthen the number and quality of its list of wines by the glass and should list the prices of specials on its blackboards.
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