Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 54th Street

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"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
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JH
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing steakhouse quality. A bit loud in the actual restaurant but staff is extremely accommodating and kind. Food quality is amazing. Porterhouse steak is THE BEST in the city. Or it’s not... I’d rather no one hit up my favorite spot!

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m
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for my birthday dinner on our last night in NYC. The T-Bone was really good and my date really like the filet. I highly recommend.

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FP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

$110 porterhouse for 2 a huge disappointment. Burnt on one end too rare on the other. Must be the JV versions of the original. Have had far better at other locations.

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d
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten at steak houses all over the city and all buroughs. This is my new favorite. The food was amazing-- we had the dry aged porterhouse. But eating is not just about the food it is also about the experience. I brough my parents, in their mid eighties. I felt like the staff were taking care of their own parents. From the maitre'd, to the bus boys, to our fabulous , lovely and patient server. Thank you so much for that.

I cant wait to go back.

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AS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to Bobby Van’s for a number of years. Most consistently outstanding restaurant I go to. They take care of all customers as long-standing regulars. Most restaurants do not. Thank you to everyone that works tirelessly at BV’s for their customers.

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KP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We made a reservation on Wednesday prior to Memorial Day weekend. I even called to check if they were open and was advised they were. On Saturday 3 hours prior to reservation I received a call advising they were closed all weekend. This left us out in the cold with no table and many places with no availability. Fortunately we discovered 2 new steak houses and will be making them our first choices, Benjamin Steakhouse Prime and Empire Steakhouse

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RM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great meal . Steak was cooked perfect and our waiter was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The staff was attentive and great. The steak was raw and not very good

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MV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Mother’s Day dinner was cooked well.

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AL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A fantastic deal for two for a special night out.
Steak was cooked to desired temperature and a generous portion, though a bit salty.
Creamed spinach and mashed potatoes were great compliments.
Caesar salad dressing was memorable and the veal meatballs were tender with a flavorful sauce.
The sorbet and brownie were enjoyable, but not on the same level as the rest of the meal.
Come hungry and leave full of tasty food and more than a fair share of wine

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LM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service for business lunch. Great environment and not too noisy like some steakhouses can get

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SG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food and excellent attentive but not overwhelming service

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CC
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

The price is too high for the quality of the food.

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I
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We went to enjoy a promo that happens weekend evenings. We went last year for the same promo and enjoyed it very much. When we came last time we enjoyed a bottle of bubbly without additional charge, now they wanted a $10 upcharge. Not an auspicious start. Last year a baked potato was included, this year a $10 upcharge yet again. When the food came (filet mignon and salmon) both were overcooked despite having told the waiter medium rare. Overall, not a great experience.

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SE
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the $125 deal on Friday and Saturday nights at the 54th st location

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H
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice place, warmly welcomed and seated immediately. Service was good, they were attentive and brought the food out timely. Never ate here before so I wasn’t sure what to expect ambiance wise so it was ok. I recommended it to my colleagues.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always terrific service and food.
Dan, Josh and Yuri make sure!

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LG
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Classic NY steak house with great food and service.

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ID
Indiana
46 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We came here on the advice of a colleague while we were visiting NY this past weekend. It was a Friday night and only 4 tables had diners while many more sat empty all night. There were some younger people at the bar for quite a long time. We ordered salads - mixed field greens which were just mediocre. I then ordered the grouper special while my husband ordered the bone-in Rib Eye. My fish was pretty bland and not as good as grouper I’ve had at many other restaurants. My husband ordered his steak medium rare, and it was definitely medium. The waiter did not stop over to ask if the steak was prepared correctly. We shared a baked potato and asparagus which were just typical. Overall our food was mediocre, the ambiance is a bit old and stake, and the waiter was ok. For what we spent for dinner, I’d rather eat at a nice streak house like Ruths’s Chris.

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D
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

MUCH too noisy. The food and service were excellent but the noise level was like a jackhammer and concrete saw together, and I won’t go back.

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CA
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very knowledgeable and helpful service and the Porterhouse lived up to every expectation. Perfectly cooked and delicious! Great wine selection but a tad pricey!

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r
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good food by too expensive for what it is.

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GL
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

From the time you entered the door you are greeted by a friendly, warm smile. The staff was great, the food was amazing. Overall great experience, would go back again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place in the world to eat!

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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steakhouse in midtown!!

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time, excellent service and food, great dinner with friends old and new. Best steak sauce ever!!!

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CV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome always good for steak after work
Not a date place nothing romantic about it
Really more of a business get together
Always more men than ladies
Great meal fairly expensive which is expected
I’ll go again and again

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JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine with Uri. Best waiter in NYC.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome.

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JP
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service!
Would go back!
Good location.

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DB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The friend and I had the most delelcious dinner at your restaurant. The waiter was attentive- the service was excellent -
The dessert in addition to the main course was fabulous .
A truly fine experience from beginning to end of the meal and all in between as well
Denise Baum
New York City

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b
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the wrong one by mistake. But we had great time and loved the food!!

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o
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Last minute decision when we messed up on another reservation. The steaks were wonderful and cooked to perfection. Service was perfect and attentive. Very nice wine list as well. Don’t hesitate to drop in for the filet it was the best bernaise sauce I have ever had hands down.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a fantastic evening and fantastic food. Would highly recommend

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JW
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal. Went with a couple of colleagues and all enjoyed huge steaks and good wine.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience during our visit to Bobby Van’s Steakhouse. Food was exceptional, service was impeccable and the overall experience was outstanding. We were there celebrating a birthday and he really appreciated the experience. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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C
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak ever. To awake is a must. Perfect service. Nice atmosphere

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BS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was very nice but very loud. Good service and good food.

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AD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The managers Josh and Dan went out of their way to make sure service was perfect. I appreciated the hospitality and quality of food.

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A
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We loved the steak! 🥩 😋 And the table service was lovely for Xmas eve.

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