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Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.

4.5
1691 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Perfect For:
  • Business Meals
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
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.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Contemporary American
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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.
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Phone number
(202) 589-1504
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jun Chen
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
12th & New York Avenue
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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

Private Dining

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.

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What 1691 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The hostess was extremely rude to me as a customer and I witnessed her being rude to one of the servers. However, our server was absolutely amazing and the food was delicious. My hope is management understands the hostess usually the first person from your restaurant that customers come in contact with. I wanted to leave immediately because of her, but glad I stayed because our server José M. was really sweet and very knowledgeable.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The food was ok, the fish was a little over cooked. The service was excellent and ambiance was good for a business luncheon meeting. Overall experience was very good. Reservation was handled very well and the people were friendly. The prices were also ok.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Was drinking club soda with lunch, drank it down twice and took 5-10 min to refill the first time and then was not refilled after the second.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We traveled in from CA and met friends for dinner. We really enjoyed the the place. The dinner special Tomahawk steak dinner for two was excellent, to include the upgraded bottle of wine. The only problem we had was the waiter wasn’t very nice, he was demanding and correct us twice when we tried to order. At one point my friend went to order a glass of wine and he told “listen!” and told us to order the upgrade bottle and she could save the money and haven a glass of our bottle. What if we didn’t want to share!!!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Outstanding food and service. Our 10 year old felt welcome and enjoyed her meal as well.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Made reservations for Easter Dinner. When we arrived at 4:30 in the afternoon we were only offered a very old Easter brunch. The brunch food was cleared away as we ate, before we were done. This was a terrible experience.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Oscar made a dining experience extra special

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2.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Not great. My children ordered the rack of lamb which came with a green mint goo garnished with dried cherries that was revolting. The rack was not properly cleaned or prepared. The butternut squash purée and baby carrots that were served with it were way too sweet. My husband and I had the petit filet, which was better, but uninspired. Very disappointing for even a mediocre dc steakhouse experience.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Had reservation, but plenty of seating was available. Some people might find the lunch crowd a bit thin, but it was perfect for an unrushed opportunity for quiet conversation.

The lasagna was excellent, the garlic bread that accompanied was not. My lunch companion enjoyed the beef teriyaki stir fry.

Service was attentive during the meal, but presenting the bill and receiving payment was slow.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had an amazing meal. The steaks were cooked perfectly, the desserts were wonderful, and the service was nice. I will be back next trip.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent meal. Perfectly cooked Sea bass and the roasted corn risotto was also wonderful. Great service - finished the meal with a warm chocolate cake and a nice dark cup of coffee.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Excellent food and service. All of us very much enjoyed our experience there.

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1.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Slow service & did not recognize our Anniversary at all. Had to ask someone else for drinks and to pay our check. Ribeye was tough but fillet was good.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Good food, nice business atmosphere of steakhouse without being dark. Terrific service- very professional waitstaff.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great food and excellent service. My first visit and will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Thank you lunch for staff

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Very high marks except waiter was way too aggressive and pushy...let the customers talk and order what they want, it is not McDonalds..

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

$60 bottle of wine, burger and tortellini, scenic ambiance, upscale, perfect for reconnecting with extended family.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

BVG was great as usual. Manny at the bar took care of me as always.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

The service was amazing. I had one of the best ribeye steaks I’ve ever had. Would definetly come back!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Excellent steaks.
Hospitality was great - in particular the host Carlo. He really made us feel welcome

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Excellent presentation of food, great and generous drinks and great service!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

The experience at Bobby Vans was spectacular! The service was the best I had in the city of DC. Our waiter David was simply amazing. Although our reservation was in the late evening he never made us feel rushed. Never missed at step of service. And that was greatly appreciated! Definitely will return again.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Business dinner

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

My husband and I had the BEST experience at the Bobby Van's NY Ave location. Tupou waited on us, and made a number of suggestions that allowed us to have the most fantastic dinner. I would only ask for her on our next visit. DC has so many wonderful, high-end, trendy steak restaurants, but Bobby Van's should not be forgotten. These guys know their stuff, know great steak, and have a great menu! We can't wait to go back -- thank you!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Date night and the restaurant side was very quiet while there was a separate and very active bar area. The food and wine were great and the service was quick, thorough and thoughtful. Quite a surprise and not the last time I will be going there!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Steak was perfectly cooked, the bread is always awesome. I enjoyed the meal. Server was fairly attentive although it felt like he was rushing us.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

I was meeting a friend for lunch and it was unseasonably warm, so we decided to sit outside. It was great! Just enough shade from the umbrellas. Our waiter was very attentive, and the food was delicious (I ordered the Hanger Steak Salad). It was so good, I want to go back today for another one! :)

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Unbelievable ribeye! We really enjoyed our meal. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Had an amazing evening at Bobby Van’s Grill. I took my date as a surprise and she wasn’t the only one amazed. Everything was unbelievable, from the presentation/serving of the food to the all around service and atmosphere. I will defiantly be returning here

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great experience! Wonderful and attentive staff! Excellent choice of food!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was everything I was hoping for. I loved the food, the service, and the atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2018

The New York Strip which I had was outstanding for its flavor, and the portion was very generous for the "smaller" size steak. The warm bread and pretzel sticks were also very good, as were the hashbrowns. although the broccoli was rather bland. Although the service was a little slow for a "slow" night--Sunday, my one complaint is with the wine list, which, while extensive, has no bottles for less than $50.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great place to go with someone special or a group. Have been a few times and every time it is a great experience and food is always worth talking about and wanting us to go back again and again.

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1.0Dined on February 3, 2018

It was the worst dining experience in my life. The noise level was unbearable, the other guests were out of control and nobody was attentive to our needs or happiness. It was so dreadful we took our main courses to go.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Awesome experience! Professional staff and delicious meal. We will definitely be going back. Convenient to City Center Residences.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Great service, great food!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was awesome! Service was superb. I would recommend this restaurant for every occasion.

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Overall experience was great BUT the scallops we ordered were VERY SALTY.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Great place for a business meal. Executive menu was a very good value. Noise level allowed for a private conversation without shouting.

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