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About Bobby Van's Grill Times Square

Bobby Van's newest restaurant is located on 45th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue in the heart of Times Square shopping and theatre district. Two floors of dining inside with an outdoor cafe. Perfect for lunch or dinner, and before and after theater dining.

120 W. 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily 11:45am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
between 6th and 7th avenues

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 575-5623

Website:
http://www.bobbyvans.com/Bobby_Vans_Steakhouse/West_45th_Street.html

Parking Details:
Garage parking available at location or street parking.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Bobby Van's Grill Times Square Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (22)
Business Meals (15)
Good for a Date (13)
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Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Casual (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Romantic (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Cozy (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Authentic (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for Groups (3)
People Watching (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was excellent, a little more upscale than I had anticipated since we had our children with us. The staff was very good and efficient. Best scallops I’ve had in a long time!! Filet was cooked perfectly!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined 5 days ago

Service was slow, water wasn’t refilled, no one came back to ask about another cocktail or dessert.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

You would assume that a restaurant located plop in the middle of the NYC theater district would know how to get diners fed and out to the theater in time without any pressure. Not Bobby Van's! Our reservation for 6:30pm would have been fine for most any other restaurant in the area. We arrived at 6:15pm, a party of 3, and was told that we were early and it would take a few minutes. We were not seated till 6:42! The theater curtain was at 8pm! Fortunately, the theater was across the street.

Another problem was that we were seated upstairs. This was a problem for my 88-year old mother. I think the restaurant should have indicated that there is an upstairs dining area.

I had noted that we had theater seats when I made the restaurant reservation. There was no reason they could not have contacted us to say that a 6:00pm reservation would be better. As it was, we were extremely stressed. The waiter did not even take drink orders, just the main course. Which we ate and then ran out. Next time, we're eating at Joe Allen's. They know how to get people out for the theater and give you a pleasant dining experience.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Loved the mashed potatoes and swordfish. Perfect place to review the college information trip with our daughter and take . Relaxed not rushed quiet enough off the street to talk and able to get to entertainment for the evening on time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent steaks cooked perfectly. Spinach salad was very fresh and well prepared. Friendly and attentive service. Great location within walking distance of most theaters. A little pricey, but everything in NYC is.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I ordered the petite filet. There was just something about the taste of it that didn't appeal to me. Almost tasted like it was going bad. My daughters ordered the full size filet and that tasted ok. Our waiter was attentive and the atmosphere was lovely.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

ordered Sirloin medium rare but got medium to well done and meat was try androht very juicy. Service was good but a steakhouse should have better meat.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Sad experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Have dined there on a number of occasions primarily because it is one of the very few restaurants in this part of Manhattan that offers outdoor seating, in addition to being convenient to my office and to theaters. If you like dining al fresco in Times Square, and don't mind ponying up $22 for four shrimp or $15 for the least expensive glass of chardonnay, this is a good bet.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

first of all i entered the information when booking the table that we come to the restaurant to celebrate the 70th birthday of my aunt. obviously nobody ever read the comment. when we ordered our mains i asked the waiter is there is any side with it. he said no. in the end we had rice with our scallops. as he said there is no side coming automatically with any main, we ordered a baked potatoe and spinach. the mains were served without. so i asked for them, the checked the handwritten order sheet of the waiter and got the sides on the table within 2 mins. the taste of the sides was awful. the spinach had just no flavour at all. no spices used, no small pieced of onions in it. just plain spinach in water. i complained and only got bla bla excuses, but they never admitted they forgot the sides and they never admitted that they did not answer my question concerning mains being served with sides or not. i would never suggest this place to anyone. really poor service and for this food overpriced.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We ate early as we had theater tickets. Good choices on menu. I had chicken Marsala and wedge salad. No errors in preparation. My husband had the steak salad and bacon appetizer. I liked my meal; he loved his.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

2nd time eating here . Better 1st time. Server not very pleasant. Took them 10 min to deshell my $75 lobster. Brought it back mangled and undercooked. I sent back. Returned to me like rubber. Huge pork chop was good but very expensive for just a peice of meat on a plate. Not even a garnish. No presentation here. Too many better places to eat.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

A Broadway show at 8 and reservations here at 6. Still plenty of time to walk around a very crowded Times Square. Good food and exceptional service.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Had a very nice time from meeting the hostess to saying good night as we left. Food was very good and just how I like it. Would highly recommend Bobby Van's for a special occasion or every night dining. We were not disappointed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Lancashire)·Dined on September 1, 2017

No ambiance in the restaurant

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Steaks were both over cooked but when we complained they agreed and took one off the bill

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We had a reservation but got there about 45 minutes early and were seated immediately. The waiter was very attentive and happy to be there. Drinks were great. Dinner was absolutely delicious. We both ordered burgers and couldn't come close to finishing all our food. Great value all around. I will go back again!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Fête à ma blonde

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

We have eaten here before and found it a restaurant that we would again return to. The waitress went out of her way to see that we were served in a timely and comfortable way so that we could attend a theatre performance afterwards.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Great food and service! Great place to go for dinner before a show.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

The quietest BV's location I've ever gone to lol our reservation was honored promptly @5pm and the food was great as always for a BV's location. This being our first visit to this particular location, we tried the RW menu and we were glad we did because you get your money's worth and although we added side options the value didn't disappoint. The NY sirloin might've been a bit too salty but it's precise cooked temperature made it nothing to fuss over. The downfall here were the cocktail drinks

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

NYC restaurant week luncheon pre-theater matinee. Food and staff were excellent. Restaurant was filled inside and out

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Loved the ambiance and feel of this place. The filet mignon and blackened tiliapia were both great, and the deserts were amazing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Friends & I took advantage of NYC Restaurant Week. Our choice this year - Bobby Van's. What a great choice! They were very accommodating with my changing the size of my group and our request for separate checks.

We sat outside, which made it a little noisy and may have slowed service a little, but we were happy. I thought the food was wonderful and enjoyed it thoroughly. I would definitely recommend to friends and would like to come again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Great location in the heart of the theatre district. Good parking at Park Whiz around the corner on w. 46th. Glad to be able to go for Restaurant Week.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

We had dinner after seeing a show. We sat outside, the weather was perfect. Our servers were personable and attentive. The drinks were just the way we like them(strong) and the food was great! I couldn't ask for a better way to finish our evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

We make Bobby Van's a tradition every time we're in the city. The food is consistently excellent. On this occasion, our waitress took our order and we never saw her again. I had to ask one of the other employees to refill our drinks. After we were about finished I finally noticed our waitress leaving for the night. Apparently her shift ended after our order was taken. She never came back to say she was leaving but someone else would be taking care of us, and nobody did until I said something. The food was excellent as usual, however.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

My husband and I went last week before our show. It happened to be restaurant week, so we tried that menu. There were a lot of options and the portions were hearty. We both enjoyed our meals- my veal chop was fantastic. However, the cocktails were extremely overpriced.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on July 25, 2017

Food and service was wonderful. I will definitely be back!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Best restaurant week choices. Lovely Zurich waitress! Great choice!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Went for a pre-show lunch during restaurant week. Nice choice of food, salmon and chicken Marsala were good. Service excellent. Chocolate mousse cake delicious!

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Attentive, friendly service. We both ate hamburgers, and they were cooked perfectly and absolutely delicious. Ditto for the Caesar salad.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Great place to go to pre-theater. The customer service was nice and they saying happy birthday to my friend!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Best part of this place is the acoustics. You can have a conversation without the usual steakhouse mania. Food was very good and service attentive. Couldn't ask for more

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Overpriced and terrible food, two stars, one for location and a second for waiter.

Why in the world would other reviews talk about bad food and give this restaurant three stars.
It's not even close to three stars.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Celebrated our one year anniversary with 8 of our family members. They had our table ready, food was cooked to perfection from steak to seafood. Thank you for making our day even more special.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Had a great time. Steaks were fantastic. Close to Times Squsre but quiet. Worth the walk over for a great meal or a few drinks. Enjoy.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Service was very poor; my husband and I both commented that it seemed like we were an inconvenience. For the price (and I know it's NYC), the food was not a good value. My husband's steak was terrible. My scallops were ok, but overcooked. I would not return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 28, 2017

When I go to dinner in NYC, I need service and a good meal above all. I tend to spend some time with my meal, because I am spending time with people that are important to me!
With all that said, I can't say enough about the polite, appropriate and helpful manner in which everyone at Bobby Van's attended to my needs, as well as my dates on Wednesday night.
I apologize for not getting names, that happens when you are preoccupied with who you are with...
But the bartender read, and nailed, the specific directions my date had for her drink.
The maître d' quickly and appropriately solved my luggage problem (long day in the city with bags, late train to catch home).
The waitress took our cues beautifully. Recognizing that we wanted to spend time together, not as a threesome! She then offered great recommendations based on our initial preferences.
You know you had a good meal when you look down, you're done, several hours have passed and you're sitting closer to the person you came with.

A fan of Bobby Van's, I'd recommend it to anyone in NYC!
Thanks
Rich Henkels

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2017

I was really looking forward to a great steak dinner. I did not get it. Neither did my dining companions.

Bobby Van's Grill Times Square is conveniently located in the theater district. Nice interior. Our waiter was super sweet and attentive. Prices were on par with what you would expect to pay for a steak dinner. For some reason, we were continuously serenaded with smoke alarms throughout our dinner. No explanation. No apologies

While perusing the menu, we wondered why the table next to us all ordered pasta dishes ... in a steakhouse! We now know why - of the four in our party, three of us had the NY Sirloin which was just meh tasting at $54. One added Oscar Style (Lump Crab Meat, Asparagus & Hollandaise Sauce) to her NY Sirloin. Two hours after the meal, we were all experiencing various degrees of intestinal discomfort, with Oscar girl bearing the worst of it. 3 hours after the meal, two of us had their meal go through them like a freight train and Oscar girl was upchucking on the side of the highway.

I called the restaurant the next day to complain and was told the manager would call me back. Never got the call. Needless to say, will not be going back

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