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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (6)
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Good for Groups (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Romantic (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Casual (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Hot Spot (3)
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Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Enjoyed every part of my meal. Service was great !

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

For it being a New York City restaurant and a supposeded Italian eatery, a few things fell short for me. The one thing was the decor, as well as the lack of imagination with the appetizers. I'd ordered tomoato and mozzarella and got a combination of just a large sliced tomatoes and a hunk of mozzarella. For our main course, which we both had forms of steak, the meat was perfectly cooked and seasoned . Yet the potatoes lacked something called salt, while the mashed were very thin they also lacked salt. The desserts were very well done and credit is due where it should be given.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Ate there for restaurant week. Placed order for all 3 courses. Although the restaurant was not crowded, the waiters rushed through each course... serving my main course while I was half way through my salad. Although I kept my salad and was eating it, they took it away and I still hadn't finished. They didn't ask us if we were ready for dessert, it was served immediately after they took our dinner plates away. This isn't the first time I've experienced this hurried service here. I'd understand if they were busy. But they had at least 10 tables unused. Why hurry your diners?

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great service and great food! Great atmosphere. My guests were very happy.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

always a solid choice. Dan the General Manager is fantastic.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great Steaks, well prepared and served. Difficult to judge ambiance as they had a large birthday party in the back room, and the noise was loud. Dining room was old fashioned and not really attractive and the room was cold, but the waiters were old pros, and the meal was well prepared and well served.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

We decided to give this restaurant a try and participate in the NYC restaurant week. I was surprised to see the menu just on a sheet of paper and not even in a sleeve. The bread was cold and the butter was hard. I had the skirt steak and the chipotle mash. My steak was grey in color meaning there was no sear on it. The plate was not appealing looking with not even a bit of garnish. Even though the taste was ok, the presentation was lacking. However the service was excellent. Eduardo did an outstanding job.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We went there during restaurant week, steak was awesome perfectly cooked and tasting good

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great steak, super friendly service with good sized tables that aren't on top of one another. My go to place for steak.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Staff was very attentive, but food was just average...although it was restaurant week, I had to ask for the special menu. Others who came in after us didn't get the menu either, so may not have even been aware of the fixed price dinner option. Not a good way to do business!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Excellent food Restaurant very crowded and confined due to private event. Also very noisy. Service wasn't great due to confined spaces they were working with. I will go back and try again another time. I've eaten in other Bobby Van's restaurants and had a much better experience. Bar was crowded but service was good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Service was great and food was delicious. My girlfriend and I had a delightful evening and paired the meal with a bottle of their red wine

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

What an amazing service, seems like a rarity nowadays. It felt like waiters went through very thorough training, it was unbelievably pleasant.
Food was delicious and well presented. It is slightly loud due to the bar but I visited on Friday evening, I'm guessing it will be the same story everywhere else.
Overall very pleasant experience, will definitely come back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

At Bob events the food is consistently good and the service is consistently excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

2nd time here with 7 or more. Entire staff from hostess, waiters, etc did an excellent job.
We will definitely be back in the near future - thanks to all!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Amazing food & impeccable service!!!

I love this steakhouse.

Tags: Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Loved coming here but for New Years- horrible. Waiter less than engaged, food was ok.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

A wonderful place with romantic touches. I love the staff and they sing so nicely. I would like to come back for Durin's Day

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Loved it!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great atmosphere, great food! 👍🏻

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

Great food and great service. I will always have Booby Van's as an option for lunches with my clients.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

My first time at Bobby Van's steakhouse was amazing, the service was exceptional! It was my birthday celebration, and the food (fillet mignon) was incredible. All of my friends who came with me loved it. The waiter serving us was very polite and came to our table when needed.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

I found Booby Van (on 54th) to be disappointing. I was looking for a neighborhood steak place, and went on line and reviewed their menu. When I arrived, the menu I was given was drastically different than what was shown on line. The rib eye was $47.50 on line, but $55 in the restaurant. And this was the case for all their steaks. Second, the wine by the glass offering was pedestrian. of the four whites, none was French the sauv blanc was from us-the reds were similar, none French, two rodney strong choices, altogether bleh. Service and steak were both good but here are better options available in the neighborhood.

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

I was not very impressed with the steaks that we ordered.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I made reservations well in advance of our upcoming trip to NYC. We arrived right on time and were seated within seconds. The young lady at the front desk was busy on her cellphone when we walked in. We were seated and greated by several staff members and drinks brought quickly. The servers were very kind. We ordered our food, salads were delivered and tasty. We were very specific about the cooking of our steaks, one Medium Filet and one Medium Sirloin. When the food arrived, both steaks were overcooked and tough. One steak was taken back to redo and I kept mine as we had theatre tickets and I would make it ok, although I didn't expect to eat alone and when they came to take my steak back to keep it warm, finally, the other steak was delivered and was Rare. Very unimpressed with their food. The restaurant was very cold temperature and we asked twice to have the heat turned up. Although the manager did remove on of the steaks on our bill, we would never choose to go back to this restaurant. Very disappointed in the overall experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great place to relax and enjoy a good steak and bottle of wine with friends after long work week. Service was attentive, polite and timely. Steaks were cooked perfectly medium rare as asked, only one order was underdone, ordered medium, but the waiter couldn't have been nicer and quickly made the correction. The baked mac and cheese and sautéed mushrooms were delicious. Good portions. Overall, nice night, good food in great Manhattan location.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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 on November 14, 2017

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 11, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Can’t wait to get back, in a city of steak places/Lugar-knockoffs, this place is at the top!

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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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 (Denver)·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 21, 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 21, 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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 (New York Area)·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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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 30, 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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