Steaks and calamari are my favorites.
Outstanding appetizers, dinner, wine & dessert - as well as outstanding service.
The service was slow and awful. The location was advertised to be in a bank vault, and was nothing of the sort. The atmosphere was cheap and loud. The food was good. Overall, not worth the cost. You can get food this good for half the price.
We arrived early for our reservation without our entire party and they seated us right away. We were able to catch up with our daughter without feeling rushed. Will definitely be back!
I take my accounting staff here every year to celebrate completing the audit - never disappoints, always great food, service and ambiance. My favorite place for a business lunch downtown.
Good food, good service, fun night!
Great steaks. Sides were very good. Excellent service. Apps are not needed.
The food was great and well cooked. We visited for NYC Restaurant Week and it was everything! The food and wine menu was extensive and delightful. This is a great place for dates and its a romantic.
Food was mediocre for Restaurant Week. Service wait staff lackadaisical.
It was restaurant week and I took my gf out to this steakhouse. Our server was very friendly and accommodating. The food came out as we requested. We both ordered filet mignon (no brainer). It was cooked correctly and each bite did not disappoint. The desert I ordered was the creme brûlée. AMAZING!!!
Definitely recommend this restaurant and will probably come back again.
Service was slow and waiter didn’t seem very knowledgeable. Brownie a la mode wasn’t good,cold dry brownie topped with ice cream. Appetizers and entree were good and value very good
Had a lovely time with my friend, first dinner in months.
Tight seating for 2 people, fast and attentive service but less friendly. Great presentation and flavor on food.
The scallops had a wonderful sear and the mushroom risotto was amazing - creamy and flavorful. We were very well taken care of by the wait staff. A very enjoyable evening.
It was my first time going to this restaurant. I chose to go during Restaurant week. I went with one of my friends and we had a great time. Friendly staff, and no wait time. Our waiter took care of us and made sure everything was perfect.
I definitely will be coming back here and I would recommend this place!
We came with high expectations but was very disappointed. We came here with a colleague visiting from Hong Kong who enjoys Capital Grill a block away. We decided to take him to Bobby Van. It is not for fine dining as the service was terrible and the server was very rude and demanding. We were interrupted to put in our order and he was not happy when we did not order wine. When the steak comes, he forced us to cut in the steak right away to check the temperature. I will not come back or recommend this to anyone.
Large lunch portions, good food and service. The cheesecake was lemony, which apparently , some people prefer to know up front, but it wasn't mentioned. Otherwise, decent experience.
Everything entirely satisfactory but very routine. Service adequate but not particularly friendly.
Ambiancee and decor a throwback to 1970s
Portions generous (restaurant week so value was fine)
Somewhat noisy but not extreme
As always, always above the rest.
This place is awesome! My friend and I came by for New York Restaurant Week and we both found it super satisfactory. The restaurant is located at financial district and seems to be a great place for business meals. In general the place looks very classy but still with fair prices. Their sirloin steak is really good so strongly recommended. Definitely would come by again for lunch on Weekends!
Terrible service! Food came out slow when there was hardly anyone there. Waiter only got quick when he’s collecting the bill, never asked us how the food was, forgot bread basket.
We had our appetizers before our wine. The waitress was whispering. My boyfriend could barely hear her. The food was ok and not worth the money.
This place was delightful. They make delicious plates and they offer a quiet place with nice people serving great food.
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.