Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 54th Street

4.7
1083 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
"At Bobby Vans 54th Street, you can expect the same great service and the same great food as our other restaurants. Tucked away in another historic restaurant location, (at one time this was the hang out spot for such stars as Frank Sinatra and the rest of the Rat Pack) there is plenty of history and untold stories behind these walls, if only they could talk. Conveniently located just east of Park Avenue and 4 blocks north of The Waldorf-Astoria, this is where you want to be. As you walk into the restaurant you’re greeted by our hosts and a large credenza filled with beautiful bottles of wine. Glancing to your left you overlook the spacious yet always occupied bar, where the bartenders know your name and have your drink waiting for you before you can even say hello. Separating the bar from the dining room is a glass window so you can see all the action of other diners enjoying their meals. The dining room has the good old fashioned steakhouse style with handcrafted wood walls, and F

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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SusanR
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was good and we had a very nice server. We had a nice bottle of wine. The restaurant was not very busy the night we were there, but the food service was very slow. It may have just been an off night

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Goldstein
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was here for my partner birthday and the service was exceptional, as always. Our server SHABIR was incredible and we let him choose our dishes each one was better then the last. At the end they bought my partner a special dessert with a birthday message which made him so happy. From Malibu to NYC. There is not a better service in the industry.

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vipHeavenfood101
Key West
15 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great!
The food was very good and so was the service.

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vipDavidM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AS always, the staff was wonderful and made for wonderful evening. They are accommodating and friendly. Looking forward to our next visit.

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vipAMardach
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & hospitality! Very happy with the vegan options.

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vipEricD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Bobby Van's of them all. Danny the maitre-d has been there for ever and is the best!

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MenachemR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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LynnM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bobby vans was absolutely amazing! SHABIR provided top notch service. He read our table to know when to check In and when to let us enjoy our time together My husband had the Cajun ribeye. We had much more expensive dinner at mastros recently and the experience didn't compare Bobby vans was so much better I had the seafood tower apps(delicious) and some of the best porterhouse. Great experience all around!! Food and service were both top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitstaff are very professional and well informed..our server shabir made excellent suggestions after determining some of our preferences.The food was delicious .best restaurant i have tried this summer.scond time there this month.
Service was impeccable,food was great and overall I was imppressed.
Highly recommend it

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vipFieraJoe
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Quality cuts of steak, lamb chops, and seafood such as tuna and salmon. Cooked the way you ask. Service is considerate, friendly, and informed. Highly recommended for both personal dining and friendly business dining.

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Jessica
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Completely enjoyed the entire meal. The steaks were cooked perfectly and had great flavor, the calamari was exceptionally good, the salad & sides were delicious.

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SusanH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best ¡Great service .great food we were treated like -Royalty cant wait to go baxkAsk for shabir he was just the perfect waiter.Fun yet very professional.shabir surpised my son with a chocolate Birthday cake and lighted candle..All the staff was just wonderful.All of us in our party just loved everything.for this kind of service the money was definitely worth it¡

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely spectacular! Danny and his Team understand what fine dining is. Well done .
An amazing dinner top to bottom

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Overall a terrible experience: food quality was poor, steaks over cooked, service extremely bad.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bobby Vans is the best steak in all of NY have been coming for years.The cajun ribeye is an elite level steak.porterhouse was so tender.Amazing tuna tartar also good as was wedge.Our waiter shaber is a true professional.what a wonderful experience.service was excellent !!shaber took great care of us!Amazing amazing amazing.Impeccable service outstanding food .perfect ambience .we cant wait to go back!!

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Mamueps
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good good and good value. Very nice service.

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StephanieP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to the Bobby Van's 54th St. for many years. For us, 54th St. is the best location. The exquisitely seasoned ribeye is grilled to perfection. We always are made to feel welcome and find we can actually have a conversation over our meal. There are many steakhouses in Midtown but this is the one we return to and have not been disappointed for the past 18 years.

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PatJ
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scrumptious dinner with great ambiance and energy all around you -

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome from start to finish.The food and service were professional and the best steak cooked to perfections.our server SHABIR was absolutely the best..He made sure we were served quickly and ask if evrything was ok I Was so impressed he was also serving 2 other large parties at the sametime .The seafood tower was impressive as were the perfectly cooked steaks and side.Great food !Great service !Great expperience!thank you shabir !!!!!

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vipLuv2go
Birmingham
113 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening! Great food, cocktails and service. Excellent wine selection as well.

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Earplugger
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always solid and reliable. Excellent service, delicious food, and the room is comfortable.
The noise level, though, is beyond our usual level of tolerance; this is one of the few places for which we make an occasional exception when we feel up to the challenge of shouting our way through a meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday with 16 in our party. Great food, great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our waiter and host were terrific. The steaks were not great- over cooked, small portion, and not anything like the quality that was present years ago. Ridiculously overpriced for what we ordered.

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CHRISM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our go to NYC landmarks for steak. The menu is full of choices for any palate. The servers are outstanding and attentive. The meals are a la carte but well presented and plentiful. We had ceasar salad, mozzarella and tomato, filet and ribeys. Delicious. Enjoy!

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Scott
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic New York steak house. Dark wood. Uniformed waiters. Great place for a business lunch. Hamburger and sliced steak sandwich are good lunch options if a T-bone is too heavy in the middle of the day. Try to catch them on a day when they have gazpacho - it is excellent.

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vipTATY
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

service was awful. had to ask for bread and later a steak knive

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Aggiejim35
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent and the food was delicious. Clean plates all around. Our table ordered chips and guacamole, smoked bacon. filet mignon, tuna, mashed potatoes, mushrooms, lobster mac and cheese for dinner and for desert cappuccinos, cheese cake, creme brule, tartufo and brownie a lamode.

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Robin
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We had a pretty good meal at Bobby Vans. The servers were lovely and took good care of us. The food was good, but seemed a little too expensive for the atmosphere. The restaurant itself could use a few updates to elevate the experience.

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vipNICA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent experience

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vipRalphH
New York Area
144 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and extra friendly service.

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vipBrooklygirl
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for lunch and it was delicious. I felt comfortable and safe. The staff was great. I am glad to see that they are open!

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vipsteaklover
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Excellent service. Steak cooked to perfection. Weekend special makes it a superb value for a delicious meal. Can’t wait to return

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a birthday celebration and this place exceed our expectations. Food was amazing, perfectly cooked, and not as expensive as some other steak houses in midtown. We got the skirt steak and Ribeye. Drinks were great, we were even given complementary ones while we waited for our table (there was a bit of a wait despite having a reservation). The owner (or manager) was apologetic and very attentive. Wait staff is amazing as well!!! When I told them it was someone’s birthday they came out with a tartufo with candles and sang- and it was even on the house! Will definitely be returning here for any future special occasions.

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GeneB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always meets or exceeds expectations
A definite favorite- highly recommended

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vipsteaklover
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal. Delicious Filet Mignon, soup. side and dessert. Weekend special dinner is a bargain.
Service was perfect. Covid appropriate seating. Can't wait to return.

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jamesp
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Service and attentiveness was just perfect. A three course meal for 2 was just amazing. Thank you for this experience

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vipSJP617
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good restaurant. Food was great.

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vipmarconee
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the quality, quantity and value of everything we ate! Great ambience and safe as well. Keep up the standards.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food. Wait staff and management were amazing! Such a great experience can’t wait to go back!

FAQs

Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 54th Street offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 207-8050.

Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 54th Street is rated 4.7 stars by 1083 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.