Bobby Van's Steakhouse - Broad Street
Bobby Van's has a nice ambiance. The staff is very attentive, but the food was not good. The steak had no seasoning and felt like I was just chewing meat. The tuna tarter was mediocre at best. The "baked" mac and cheese looked like stove top mac that they just put in the oven for a few mins. The broccoli and the bread was the best thing we had. At a steakhouse....
The sole essence of what New York City is all about. I could not imagine a restaurant to tie the whole city together better than Bobby Vans Steak House.
We thought the food was wonderful. Service was good. We had told them it was a special occasion and they treated us to a dessert. Nice touch.
We were disappointed: it was very cold in the restaurant and while other patrons were also complaining about it nothing was done to solve it. The food was mediocre, as well as the wine and the service. Pity, because the venue is beautiful!
Boy, has this place slipped. The two filet mignons came cooked at the wrong temperature, after a long wait, on a not busy lunch day. When we did get the meat, to order, second time around it was flavorless, fatty , Walmart standard. Our waiter did his best in a bad dining situation. I will not be back. A special occasion diminished by mediocre food.
Proposal Very beautiful setting for a proposal the Ribeye bone in stake was inch. The asparagus where thick and crisp perfect.
Sides are enough for table
The service was a little slow as we waited at least 15 minutes for a bottle of wine I ordered and the seafood platter was a bit scimpy I thought for the price but was good. I was hoping my steak would be a bit larger again for the price but was excellent and cooked to perfection. Overall pretty good.
Great rib eye. Wonderful soup and crab app. Perfect pour vodka martini
Typical NY Steak House. Steak was large, sort of tasty and the service was overwhelmed for a Thursday night crew in NYC around Christmas. They should be staffed up and ready to perform with precision. It was as if they did not expect it to be busy.
We were 5,one person was late, 4 of us ordered they totally for got my streak. The manager came over to explain about my steak but did not offer to comp us for the steak or any part of the meal. So my guests were eating while I waited. We ordered the 5th person's steak and our steaks came out at the same time. Not one persons steak was the right temperature all steaks got sent back to be cooked more.
I ordered a bottle of wine St. Francis Sonoma, they tried to pass off Franciscan from Napa when I mentioned it they said it was the same price, I said it was not what I asked for, please change it. It annoyed the waiter but he changed the bottle out.
Service was slow, the kitchen overwhelmed by a busy night. The food was good not great. The wedge salad was good except that the crispy onions were not crispy.
I have had better meals here in the past, this night was a little bit of a turn off.
Food was fantastic ...service was a bit slow, but pleasant staff made up for it . Enjoyable experience
The staff were rude. The bathroom is filthy. And our porterhouse (medium rare) is HARD to chew. We’ve been here many times, and the service and quality here is getting worse and worse. VERY DISAPPOINTED
It's OK. Service was off, the waiter didn't know what whiskeys they had and one of our guests had to walk over to the bar to figure it out. They shopped our food when it came to the table and was generally just an awkward experience for something at this price point.
service was outstanding !! we had a business dinner and our waiter was attentive and understood how to make our dining experience special - as we were totally wrapped up in our conversations - he split our apps for us so we all tried several - he was patient as we were ordering wine , drinks , food , all in the wrong order , ha , and he made sure we wanted for nothing , ...superb service !!
We came here with a recommendation. After two servers, no drinks and dirty plates for over twenty minutes, it’s fair to say our worst restaurant in New York City. The manager heard our concerns and tried to fix it, but by that time our not-that-impressed with food was cold on our plates and we wanted to leave. I’d chose somewhere else to eat. And I noticed the B rating for the kitchen on the way out. 🤢
Beautiful atmosphere, wonderful service but poor quality food
Service was slow, had to ask for bread twice, steak was cold to the touch, spinach was stone cold, they discounted the steak, and replaced the spinach, but even the warmed cream spinach left much to be desired. For the price I paid I expected higher quality service and food temperatures.
Everything was good, but we had a reservation for 7:45 and didn’t sit until 8:15. We checked in with the maitre’d and he proceeded to sit multiple other parties who showed up after us, without a reservation. He eventually admitted he forgot about us.
Food was horrible - cold and plated like crap. Service was worse. Wouldn’t never go back. Should have gone to Delminico’s or the capital grille as planned
Ridiculously noisy, food came out cold. Very dissapointing , I am a regular customer at the Palm and thought I would impress my client at a new venue. I tried. The waiter was a very nice guy but had too many tables.
They did not earn my business. Can you imagine “cold food” at Bobby Vans? Inexcusable . Whoever reads this would now say “why didn’t you tell the maitre-d?”. Would you complain while entertaining a major client? No you wouldn’t . I was patient and waited for it to be over. I appropriately tipped the server 20%.
Service was bad. Our server appeared to be a busboy on temporary promotion due to a Holiday party, apps were decent and steak entree's were average at best. Wine list was meh.
Didn't have sizes against the steaks. I had a ribeye on the bone which was massive and dry despite being "medium rare". I could only eat half. Service quite quirky.
Super steaks, great soups and sides
Knowledgeable wait staff
As 2 women we were ignored for 10 minutes upon arrival. Had to ask for water and menus. Male waiter very rude and passes us on to a female waiter. Service slow. Food just okay compared to my last experience with four male patrons.
I had a great time! Love the food! I will be coming back soon.
Freddy, our server, was very attentive and the food was great, as expected. My wife got the filet mignon and I got the New York Strip steak, both were cooked to perfection and they were like butter to cut through, so good! The brussel sprouts stole the show however, with bacon flavor well incorporated into them and seasoned very well!
Went for date night. Nice spacing between the table for private conversations. The wait staff was friendly, helpful and quick. The food was great and their steak sauce is amazing. Will definitely do another date night there.
Very good steak!!
Almost everything was perfection! The lump crabmeat appetizer, the bottle of wine that we chose, our delicious desserts and Irish coffees! Unfortunately our steaks and brussel sprouts were underwhelming. The service was above and beyond and well made up for the steak. I will definitely be back!
Great steak perfectly cooked, attentive but not intrusive wait staff, excellent sides and drinks
Always a good meal and great service
The place was great on a Saturday night. The broccoli was outstanding
Used a groupon I purchased and was seated right next to the kitchen the worst table in the place. There were plenty of other tables open. I will not be back!
Waited a long time to receive menus. Seafood tower was not very good, and you can get a lot better steaks in NYC for the price paid.
The food was great, the service was the slowest I have ever experienced.
Bobby Van’s is one of my favorite places to get a steak in NYC. The location on Wall Streer isn’t as busy as the other locations. The service and food was amazing. It’s a great place for a date night or to have a nice conversation as well. The bartender was very generous with the pours for cocktails. The cheesecake is the best I have ever tasted.
Have been many times. Food always well prepared and as requested. Excellent choice of specials. Creative seasonings and the eat, fish and vegetables are always fresh. Servers are efficient and professional, always ready to assist and insure great dining experience ,but low key to promote an enjoyabeexperience.
Food was not exceptional. Onion strings were awful - not strings but greasy rings. We were disappointed.
The experience was great. We have a great taste of the meal, but I was happier with the service and the quiet ambient.
We showed up with one more person than our reservation called for and we were promptly seated in minutes. The waitstaff was very friendly and accommodating. Wine pour was excellent. Portion size excellent and quality of lunch was to everyone's liking. This is our neighborhood go to steak place.