The restaurant was run down. The service was terrible. I kept having to wave the waiter down even though the restaurant was not busy. My steak came out cold and dry. The lobster Mac and cheese looked like spackle. It is a good place to grab a drink at the bar if your in that neighborhood but the food is very disappointing.
First time at Bobby Van's. Post-holiday lunch between friends and we wanted something special. The service and experience was as expected and very much enjoyed! Only disappointment was they were out of carrot cake.
I made a reservation from open table (never got our points from that reservation) for a birthday dinner and clearly mentioned it’s a birthday celebration and we want candle for our dessert and my husband remained them ones more at the table but all we got was carelessly done cheesecake plater without candle and we have to tell them one more time to get our simple request
Finally someone understood that we are very unhappy the manager offered our cheesecake thanks again but if we got what we want then that will be enough
anyway they have the best aged ribeye we ever had!!! It was perfectly cooked delicious juicy extra points for the kitchen
Always enjoy their steaks and appetizers. As with all restaurants, I never understand or enjoy the background music that the staff seems to wish to play. Why restaurants think we wish to listen to music rather than talk to our dining companions amazes me. This restaurant is not alone. Open Table should do a survey.
We are regulars here and live in the neighborhood. Overall, i've always loved this place which is why I chose to bring a client here. And I always get a second meal out the ample portions. What could be better? Yum!
Steaks and service were really, really good. Wine list was moderate to poor.
We were in NYC for an event at the New York Stock Exchange and always have a nice lunch or dinner after the event. We decided to try Bobby Van's for lunch. The waiter seemed irritated that 2 of the party of 4 were sharing the skirt steak. We ordered several appetizers and sides. The skirt steak was ordered med rare, came out rare, very tough and took me 5+ minutes to chew each bite. Another person ordered the burger med rare, came out rare, barely cooked. No one came around to ask us if the food was ok. Finally someone, I believe a busboy asked if we wanted a box for our barely touched food. I then advised him and the waiter my steak was tough and the burger was raw. No response. The total check was over $200. No apologies, just handed us the check. I have no problem speaking up. But was dumbfounded regarding the lack of service. Will never return.
Had the clams casino as an app. Best I ever had. Filet Oscar for dinner. Unmatchable. Excellent
Much better during the week. Saturday night was less than usual.
Great food, good for a business meeting. Can be drafty so bring a scarf.