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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

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Casual (6)
Cozy (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Romantic (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
People Watching (4)
Authentic (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Fun (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Overall, the experience was decent but my main entree the seared ahi tuna was disappointing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 5 days ago

Excelente comida y excelente servicio...

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 (Essex)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A wonderful quiet spot amongst the noise of Times Square.

Service was great but the waiter could have told us that we’d order a little too much food. He commented after we had eaten and had so many left overs. That said he was super nice otherwise.

The food was great. Only the hash brown disappointed. More Bubble and Squeak than Hash Brown.

Would definitely go again

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Dennis provided excellent service. Thanks for a great night!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

One must remember this is a steak house in NYC. It’s expensive, but if you’re willing to spend the money, it’s well worth it.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Dinner for 5 a week before Christmas. Had an isolated table on the stair landing, very nice. Food was great as always. Service too.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Staff and ambiance were great. Unfortunately, the food was flavorless. We had the Petite Filet Mignon and the Porterhouse, neither were flavorful. We had French Fries, mashed potatoes & broccoli on the table as sides, we had to pour salt on them.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

It was my first time at Bobby Vans and I was very pleased! I took my granddaughter here (at Times Square) for her 18th birthday and it will always be a warm memory. Food was fantastic, as was the service.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had a lovely family meal before we attended a nearby show the service was excellent. Food was good everyone was happy...

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very accommodating and friendly staff.. Food was tasty and cocktails were enjoyable!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Pleasant surprise for a pre theatre dinner. We were seated at a table off in a side room that was very comfortable and moderately quiet. If you sit where people come in at the entrance, every time the door opens, you are blasted with cold air and people stand and wait for their tables brushing up against your chair. Ugh, I would not do that and felt sorry for those folks. We lucked out and had a great table with great service. Filet mignon and sea bass entrees were delicious, service fabulous and perfect amount of time to get to the theatre!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We were seated on time. Food was less than average and undercooked. Salads were wilted. We had to wave down waiter numerous times . Felt like we were completely forgotten which shouldn’t have happened when we ordered a 120$ bottle of wine!

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

My steak was so over cooked to the point where I couldn’t eat it. They didnt even offer a slight discount off the bill.

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

We needed a place close to our hotel. What a surprise. It was excellent

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was good, but the Service was so slow and the older Host was incredibly rude, he ruined the whole night. He grabbed our check to rush us out of the restaurant, annoyed and complaining to me because he had others waiting for our table. If the service was faster maybe they could turn their tables quicker. We waited over 20 minutes just to order drinks then another 20 minutes before we got them! Don't rush my group of 6 if your staff can't handle the crowd.

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

We had a good time, service was above par, food was well prepared and flavorful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Truth be told, the location on 50th street is larger and has a real feel of old world steak house, not to mention an incredible bar. On the other hand the Times Square location has so much natural light which so welcome in midtown Manhattan. I also like it for the convenience of being around the corner from my office, and the service is truly amazing!

Tags: Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Disabled Access, Casual, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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 on November 11, 2017

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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