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About Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 54th Street

"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

131 E. 54th Street
New York, NY 10169
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch & Dinner: Monday - Friday 11:30am-11:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(212) 207-8050

Website:
http://www.bobbyvans.com/

Executive Chef:
Tobi

Private Party Facilities:
At Bobby Vans 54th Street, we offer various choices for private and semi-private events. Our dining spaces can be divided into a space as intimate as a party of 12 or can be fully opened to accommodate a party of up to 140. Both of our boardrooms are ideal for corporate functions and any other type of personal function you may be having. When dining in our private boardrooms, our guests have the option of ordering from our "Daily Menu" or our "Private Event Menus".

Additional:
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 54th Street Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.6

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4.3

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4.1

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (25)
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Romantic (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Worth the Drive (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Thanks Michael for a great experience and taking care of us. This is my fave Steak in NY. Bone-in Ribey, Cajun blackened. These guys are great !

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Worse Cobb salad ever - bowl of chopped onions and chicken pieces. Better beef spots in NYC.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Disappointed Ate on a Groupon. Probably our fault. Service perfunctory, fixed menu, Filet Mignon poor to fair, rushed out. Bad experience start to finish. Not sure if Groupon or Bobby Van. Never again

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 8, 2017

One of the best steaks I have eaten and the service was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great night. Enjoyed everything about the place. Servers were professional. Management was on stop of things. The food was on point. I will be back.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had a great time! Service was excellent & food phenomenal! Highly recommend) have fun

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great lunch at bobbys! Never disappoints! Food, service & ambiance all perfect!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Freezing cold dining room makes eating very uncomfortable. Waiters confuse orders and don't pay attention to guest requests. if you can get over this, food is very good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Took us about 5 minutes to get our mebnus but pretty good servoice after that! Lobster Mac n Cheese was amazing... Filet Mignon was decent but not to die for. I loved the cheesecake...wife loved the lobster ravioli!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The restaurant was “relatively “ empty which we didn’t mind. We do find however that when a restaurant isn’t busy, the service can be spotty when in actuality it “should “ be the other way around.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food and service very good. Noise from bar area made it too loud for talking on date.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Dinner was good. Our service was good but there was waiter change. It was very awkward to have reservation for two on Saturday night and be seated in practically empty restaurant. There was one table leaving as we got there and another table of about six men near us. Once they left, we were the only ones in restaurant area. Great food but I usually enjoy longer dinner. Everything came out fast since kitchen was slow.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Food was prepared to order, filet mignon perfectly medium rare. Service was excellent, waiters courteous and attentive.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Consistently excellent food and courteous, prompt service. Hard to top Bobby Van's.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 20, 2017

All in all, very good. Two of three steaks were perfectly cooked, one was over done and they happily cooked another. That said, how does a steak house overcook a steak ordered medium rare? Should never happen.
Onion rings were awesome...too good.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Good food. Our first waiter was nice, but without saying anything, I guess he went home. Never saw him again. My $75 steak was over cooked, but they said I should have said something earlier. They bought me a drink.

With so many steakhouses around, you would think they would push a little harder to please. Back to Capital Grill next time.

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·Dined on September 6, 2017

Food was delicious and the service was outstanding! Would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 6, 2017

We had a great experience. The food and staff were wonderful. We'll be back.

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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Wine in glasses without price and the waiter does not know the name of the wine. He knows only the grape ( shiraz, cabernet,etc). It is not very honest.

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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Consistently great steaks! Great service, with an old school NY feel.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Come with an appetite, you'll be glad you did. The lamb chops and both cuts of filet mignon are highly recommended.

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

It was a quiet night as we sat for dinner at 6:30pm. The staff was so friendly, welcoming, and quick. I went during restaurant week and I can safely say it was the best meal I've ever had from start to finish. I'm not a steak lover but being taken to Bobby Van's, I couldn't imagine ordering anything else and boy am I glad I did. I don't think I can ever have a steak dinner again until I come back. The whole night was so sweet and beautiful.

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·Dined on August 17, 2017

We had 2 pm reservations. We were a half hour early but still seated right away. Food was delicious and the dessert was great too. There weren't any surprises. We will go again in the future!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

excellent food and menu with great service at lunch time

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

Went here for restaurant week. The food was very good, I tried the filet mignon and the skirt steak. Personally I like skirt steak and this was very good, very tender and flavorful. The brownie almost tastes like cake which I still liked.

The place itself looks like it belongs in a tv show, very nice decor and mostly quiet the farther away you are from the bar, although there were two birthdays that day so that may have made it a little nosier but it was mostly quiet.

We had a nice time here :)

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Wonderful waiter and food. Dreary room

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Exceptional service and attentive waitstaff. Great spot for a special occasion. Variety of options other than steak.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Restaurant was way too noisy. There was a group of 10-12 men in the front part of the place and they were screaming loudly.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Went in alone to try the place, the service was great. The servers were very sweet and attentive. The food was great, had the medallion fillet mignon which was cooked to perfection, and the chocolate cake was worth every calorie. The service was quick and the overall experience was great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The service was amazing. The staff was super attentive and quick. We enjoyed two apps, entrees, and desserts from the Restaurant Week promotion. The food was tasty, but not special, in my opinion. Everything was cooked very well and prepared the same. My only observation was that the entree appeared so small on the huge dish it was served. I wouldn't increase the size of the steak, but perhaps adding another vegetable would help. The Tomato and Mozzarella was absolutely amazing as well as the Brownie ala Mode. While the staff was superb, I am not sure I would return again as I am left feeling that the value does not match the product.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Their restaurant week food has declined dramatically.Obviously
They have given up .The restaurant was nearly empty which attests to that. We were 5 and all of us said thumbs down .

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

Everything was Great. Will go back. Skirt Steak melted in you mouth. Will go back

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Everything from start to finish was excellent and the service and food were first class. We took our time and had a business conversation and the service never interrupted anything. I would highly recommend this for a group luncheon (our party was 9) or just a quiet lunch or dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

very attentive service.
not noisy. comfortable seating.
great atmosphere. great food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Our waiter was great. Very patient. Food was spectacular and dessert was great

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

We were greeted in a friendly manner. Our table was waiting for us. The wait staff was knowledgeable about the wine selection and the menu. The food was excellent as was the wine.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We typically come to Bobby Vans twice a year for anniversary or birthday but today we were able to come out for a date night. To say the service was exceptional would be an understatement. The attention to detail, the offering of just the right type of wine and the consistent checking in to see how we were, was greatly appreciated. There's a reason we keep coming back. The food is amazing, the management and wait staff are beyond professional. It is always an enjoyable experience and we look forward to coming again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

I'd recommend for dinner. Why not that option?
It's enough I should think. Thank you

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We had very good meals. Filet Oscar and sesame crusted Ahi Tuna. Done to perfection. Got 2 sides, portions were too big for 2 people. Very good service, although not crowded. Meals came out quickly. Very nice restaurant. Would go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Superior service, excellent food, and killer mojotos. What more can you ask for?

Tags: Great for Lunch
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