Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.

4.5
2135 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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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
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
What 2135 people are saying
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DionneG
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great food was Delicious. Only problem no Parking orValets on A Saturday. Will recommend this restaurant to others

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vipJojo
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Really poor experience, should be named Bobby Van's seafood and buffalo wing emporium.

Friend had the filet which looked terrible and the manager's response was "everyone else is enjoying theirs!" Well obviously the Safeway steak my friend was consuming was not meeting expectations.

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vipRamieZ
Milwaukee
37 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Just ok. Not a great value for what you get. Servers tried but clearly short-staffed. Food was forgotten, service was slow. The food itself was not good. Overcooked salmon, potatoes tasted like imitation potatoes or made with water. Seafood tower was the highlight. Would not go back given the price and overall value.

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vipMatthewS
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

This is always one of my favorite places and will continue to be so. However on this particular visit our service was very slow and poor. On top of that the order came out incorrect despite very clear instructions. This is a great restaurant but with this higher price point service and quality should always be outstanding.

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vipLarry
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend Bobby Van's Grill in Washington, DC Especially their staff at this location! A big thanks to my server Victor who is the best and many thanks to their Manager Mike who is always interacting with every table on the floor to make sure everyone is enjoying their time there. The food is fantastic. Entrees, sides, wine selection always the best. Great place for every occassion and a very nice bar as well.

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vipCraig
Washington DC
860 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us for dinner and somehow everyone took food home—gives you an idea of the generous portion sizes—especially the chicken parmigiana.

Everything was excellent. Great service, outstanding chef and food runners. Host is delightful.

Will definitely be back.

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MarthaAnnS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb, well-,attended, first class.l

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JohnW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The usual top quality at BV's from service to food

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vipDarleneH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant on New York Avenue. The staff, the food, the ambience are always good. I think my husband would want to go there everyday if he could. The Grill is the place for lunch and dinner.

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viplady
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I have always been a huge fan of Bobby Van's. My first outing to have dinner after 18 months at home had to be Bobby Van's. They are abiding by all Covid protocols and I felt very comfortable. The menu is not as expansive as it was before the pandemic and that is understandable. The menu choices are are enough to have a great appetizer, entre and dessert. I will definitely return.

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CandiceD
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant looked nothing like the yelp & open table photos, the food was just basic….

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vipChris
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The people who work here are real pros. Great service makes this already good restaurant a stand out.

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KimberlyS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice location, great food. The hosts and servers were friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It was my birthday. The greeter (guy at the front that looked like Prince) was hilarious. Really good energy. Everyone else I encountered was pretty bland. Like they were going through the motions. Service should always be served with a smile. They were not rude, they just weren’t memorable.
The Greeter, he was memorable!!! Food was amazing though.

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KelleyD
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Very tasty filet.
Staff was attentive.
I'll be back.

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EBRMac
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great, service a little slow, but the restaurant was very busy.
Staff was very accommodating, especially front of the house.

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TracieS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

This is my second time dining at this restaurant with a Groupon. My first time was lack luster however my most recent time left me very uncomfortable. As far as the food I ordered the lamb chops, pan seared salmon and the Brussels sprouts. The lamb chops were on the peppery side and a 3/5 that is until I tried it with the accompanying side salad with the delicious balsamic reduction which made it a 5/5. Everything else could’ve been greatly improved. The Brussels sprouts were extremely oily and tasted nothing like the delicious Brussels sprouts that I had on my first visit. The salmon could’ve tasted better as well and the accompanying broccolini had no salt or pepper on it at all.

Now to the service: the hostess could’ve been more friendly. I tried to make conversation with them asking how there day was and got no reply. Fast forward to me sitting down and showing my Groupon to my snotty waiter Freddie, who’s demeanor changed after showing it to him. Then fast forward to me enjoying my lamb chops and then asking my waiter for the rest of my order to go and his attitude became even worse and he seemed to have a big chip on his shoulder and paid me no attention after this incident. Honestly, I’m surprised that he would act that way after all my money is just as good as anyone else’s and no offense but there are better steakhouses in the city which have treated me better. I left extremely uncomfortable and I doubt that I’ll be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve eaten here numerous times over the last 10-15 years. Usually for business dinners. Last night their staff was more than just helpful. They were absolutely intent on perfection and graciously made sure my colleagues meal was on point after a slight error. Thank you so much and we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Ask for victor

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RebeccaB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great DC atmosphere. We really enjoyed it

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AlfredA
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Oysters Rockefeller that weren't on the menu. My main was the lamb chops and truffle fries which were very good as well.

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Famous
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to eat/celebrate occasions/have dinner parties!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I went after multiple previous visits. The service was terrible. They denied having my reservation and just seated us randomly. The waiter visited my table three times and the 3rd was to bring me my receipt, without my card! This was a very disappointing visit.

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nissankitty
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with food and service. One of our favorite places to celebrate special occasions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Service was extremely slow. We were a party of just two ansld it took over an hour after our reservation to receive our food although we were sat immediately upon arrival. Blamed in on a new system however no concessions whatsoever were made for our inconvenience.

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DCdad
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was great. Ribeye: excellent and every bit as good as on previous (pre-pandemic) visits. But the servers were very short-staffed and as a result, inattentive. We're talking 20 to 30 minute gaps between visits to the table. We'd been there a full hour before we managed to order entrees. By then our drinks and appetizer were long gone. But on the bright side, food was obviously served promptly when it came out of the kitchen, and was entirely up to par.

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Melvin
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Bad place. I ordered an salad, which only came as part of my main dish.

I ordered a filet, which was served cold on top of the salad. When I told the server that I no longer wanted the salad, they took the cut up pieces of filrt and served them, cold, oon a small plate.

For this is should pay $39.00? I don't think so.

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Famous
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an Excellent experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

They were out of some menu items and the food just wasn’t fantastic. Victor, our server was great, but the team didn’t necessarily work together.

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ChrisR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place with amazing food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!! Will be back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Service was horrendous. Food was decent after they refired my steak, although the server argued with me when I tried to send it back.

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BrendaW
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal - the menu was great - the quality and preparation of the food was outstanding - w/o a doubt I will return when I’m in the DC area & refer to my friends!!

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vipCraig
Washington DC
860 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Victor was a great guide for the evening. Excellent wine, delicious burger and onion rings. Lump crabmeat was a meal unto itself. Great team of professionals make fir a really nice experience.

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Jamie
Tahoe
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous Filet and Bang Bang shrimp appetizer! Great service! Would definitely return when in town

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EdwardS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, The staff were awesome and the food was really good.

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vipLarry
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, naking a reservation throught Open Table was quite easy and seamless and I was able to make a reservation for the same day. I highly recommend Bobby Van's Grill. In the DC area we have many great steakhouses but I consider both Bobby Van's Grill as well as their second location Bobby Van's Steakhouse, to be the best. Their steaks are as good as it gets.....my Filet Mignon last night, perfect! The staff here take great care of their diners. If you are a local or visiting DC, I highly recommend Bobby Van's Grill and making your reservation through Open Table.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. The service was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Steak was room temperature not hot like the side items. Expected it to be piping hot.

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AquariusL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the employees were very welcoming

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 4.5 stars by 2135 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.