Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 54th Street

4.8
1075 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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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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vipRobin
New York Area
10 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
100 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
103 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
3 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
103 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
4 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!

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Krisoula
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and great food! The person who greeted us was also the bartender and he made us a delicious custom cocktail based on what we were looking for. Steaks were delicious as well. Our server was very outstanding.

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DreA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have not one bad thing to say about this place. The staff was friendly and attentive; my husband is 6’7 so they noticed he was having a hard time fitting his legs under the table and gave us a new table right away. Our waiter was polite and brought us drinks upon sitting at our new table and took our order. We had the porterhouse for two, spinach, Mac the fresh basil really put this dish over the top. The porterhouse was crispy on the outside with a pink center just how we like it. The Mac was just ok but not terrible. The ambience was really nice early 60s Motown music played ; we really had a wonderful time. We will most definitely be back. Thank you for a romantic Valentines Day Bobby Vans !!!

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SharonL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent all around the board. I really enjoyed Valentines Day at this location. I would definitely come again!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my girlfriend here for Valentine’s Day and we had such an amazing time! The service was 10/10, the food was amazing!! It’s a great place for special occasions or an anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Not too good

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Jacq
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience3

We often frequent the Bobby Vans restaurant in Bridgehampton New York. We love the food and have never been disappointed. So we thought we would try their restaurant on E. 54th St. The food just wasn’t the same. My burger was under cooked then over cooked. The onion rings and french fries were undercooked. The hash brown were terrible! And usually they are our favorite.

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vipNicoleJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding as usual. Porterhouse never disappoints!

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vipMeMeMe
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Very, very attentive service, and the sides and drinks and dessert were very nice, but disappointed in our ribeye... cooked fine (to temperature) but am used to a better quality/bigger steak for the price at a steakhouse. Can’t see how it was the size/ounces advertised.

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vipBryan
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best aged rib eye steaks I've ever had! Great service and amazing food!

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DarnayM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing , you get what you pay for . Excellent service & great atmosphere.

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vipmitchellB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Lots of larger tables so louder ,

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TJfoodjunkies
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Dan was excellent. Made the birthday we were celebrating memorable. great staff

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vipBethL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Bread was not fresh

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vipBobR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch indoors within the NYC rules about distancing. Food was great, service was great. Will be back soon

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SamanthaT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner!!! We will be coming back very often :)

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vipMeganM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience3

We’ve been here several times. Our waiter, Daniel, was excellent. Our only issue with this visit was that our steaks were ordered medium and were more on the medium well/well done side.

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vipSJP617
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best. Rib Steak was charred medium rare and perfect.

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vipBrianD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best NYC Steakhouse. Very consistent with staff that has been there for over a decade.

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RandyS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really a very good meal with delicious food and generous portions!

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vipSBRenie
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner and had fantastic service.

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CandaceB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing experience here.The service was excellent

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vipBarbaraT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent ! We had the porterhouse steak special for two. Definitely recommend the ice wine as an after dinner drink ! Service was impeccable !

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RobertM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with the thick cut bacon and both had filet mignons, sharing a baked potato and brussel sprouts. Prepared perfectly. A great bottle of cabernet from the great wine list made the meal perfect. New York cheesecake definitely required for dessert. I've eaten in most of the Bobby Van's in NY but this was my first visit here. Our server, Pepe, was top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good wine, Great food, great friends equals GREAT TIME!!

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vipJackS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal with excellent aervice

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VincentC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes... The host "Danny" and the rest of the staff are top notch.... My go to spot...

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 4.8 stars by 1075 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.