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Sunday, May 13, 2018
Short walk from a McPherson Square hotel, we arrived a bit early for our 7:30 reservation and had a drink in the bar. Congenial service, quiet enough to carry on a conversation, our table was ready when we were. After a bit of a wait for menus and water, dinner proceeded nicely. The bottle of wine we ordered could not be found, and the next wine list had a different Food was prompt, cooked perfectly, and delicious.
My husband and I were given a Groupon for Bobby Van's. I'm a finicky eater so I was a bit skeptical. However, I was able to find something on the menu and it was DELICIOUS!!! My husband thoroughly enjoyed his meal as well. The bread was good too. It was a beautiful Saturday evening in the Nations Capital. GREAT food and customer service!!! Truly enjoyed our date night!
Sad to say Bobby Van’s has lost its way. We had a meal tonight we’ve had many times before, the vaunted Porterhouse for two. The food was prepared well, but the quality of beef was MUCH lower than it had been in the past. Service was pretty good, not amazing. We’ll miss you, BV’s!
Great food, atmosphere and Rod our server was awesome!
The Service was excellent! The Steaks were cooked to perfection! And the atmosphere was delightful! Can not say enough!
We eat here alot, but this time we bought a groupon, and my parents were visiting me from out of town. First, they sat us ni the corner, separately, which was ok, but as soon as we told the waiter we had a groupon, he never came around. never read us the specials, and stopped at our table far less than the rest of the people eating there. i never got a single refill and they never offered the wine list or dessert menu. I always thought of this as a fine dining experience, but was ashamed to bring my family there.
The food was great, ribeye was cooked perfectly, my wifes salad creme brulee was amazing. Overall, i would wait to tell the wait staff if you have any coupons or discounts, they tend to put you on the backburner.
Everything is good except for not having porterhouse for 1 person.
Incredibly rude server who paid us absolutely no attention and was practically hostile when we didn’t order an expensive steak.
Always a perfect steak - that is why we are always back
Great steaks! Vibrant atmosphere
Excellent for use of our Groupon coupon. Many thanks.
Food (steak, grits, saute mushrooms. Buffalo cheese) and services are very good.
A bit noisy though sitting next to a group of 10+ people.
Bad experience with service. Just average steak and they treat you like you’re on a pub
Food was good but not spectacular
Ambiance was a bit tired , more suitable for a business lunch than a romantic evening
Service was very professional without being intrusive
Excellent food and excellent service the surf and turf special was amazing. I would highly recommend Bobby Van’s
We were very disappointed with Bobby Van’s this evening. It was our fourth wedding anniversary and we were really looking forward to a nice dinner out. The poor service that we received really ruined the evening. The waiter could not have been less interested in providing good service. He “forgot” to bring our appetizer, then basically ignored us. When he finally brought a drink refill after we were almost done with the meal, the Coca-Cola was basically water. Rather than immediately replace the soda, he got in a debate with me about the watered-down beverage. Realizing that he had “lost” our table at that point, he basically abandoned us until he dropped the check. The bill was $140.00 for two, so it’s not as if we were at McDonald’s. Won’t be back to this place anytime soon and will share this information with business colleagues downtown.
We go here as one of our “special occasion” go-to restaurants. We’ve been married four years dating two years prior. We’ve gone here about 8 times in that period. Never has it been less than amazing and delicious. We love: single malt scotch menu (husband’s favorite), chocolate mousse cake, oysters on half shell (my favorite), escargot (husband’s favorite), juicy steaks, mac n cheese (although this batch too many bread crumbs not enough cheese sauce), and great salads (my favorite is buffalo mozzarella and tomato with pesto and balsamic drizzles, husband loves Caesar). Some rooms nicer than others and yes a bit dated in decor but I prefer to keep it “reasonably” priced vs other DC steak houses and skip the new wallpaper. Music is also dated in an 80s-90s cute way. Sometimes we play name that tune and muse how our generation X is now the target demographic for white linen tablecloth dining but yet hey, here’s Nirvana! Ha!
We ordered the surf and turf and a bottle of champagne. I have never had a better experience nor a bigger, or more succulent lobster in my life. The steak couldn’t have been more perfect. Service was impeccable and everyone was very accommodating.
Had a groupon and in DC for vacation. Great meal steaks cooked perfectly! Had the Bang Bang Shrimp as a starter and filet with Gorgonzola. Wonderful meal!!
We gave Bobby Vans another chance. I just am not impressed. For a steakhouse they should be able to cook a steak medium well without the outside being burnt and the center being red raw. It wasn't a pink center it was a raw center. I decided not to complain as we have had an issue with our steaks on the other 2 times we are here and the manager wasn't very nice about it the last time. I used Groupon and I really wanted to like this restaurant but with the steep price and only average at best food I won't be coming back. Our server Rod was great though!
Food was great quality, everything cooked perfectly. Service was friendly, but not polished as you would find in most Prime Steakhouses. Decor was a little out dated, but nice. The price is commensurate with the atmosphere and service. You pay a little less than you would at the more trendy upper scale steakhouses and the food quality is comparable. Overall it was a good experience.
We went (two people) and had the traditional porter house. It was great and so much food...you will take some home. Very good escargot appetizer which you don't find everywhere too. We're not really wine drinkers, but the wine list did look very good. We had cocktails, which were well made. Service was impeccable.
I’m a fan. Great food and excellent service. Bathroom could use remodeling.
Our waiters were extremely nice. The food was outstanding, I definitely recommend to anyone.
College acceptance and father-son date
Needs refurbishment and menu refresh. A very unfortunate visit to a spot that has seen it's best days. Even the furniture and bathroom fixtures are aged. Needs new management and a upgrade stat! Won't return in its current state.
Very old school steak house with all the predictable choices. The food was the best part of the dinner- as the atmosphere left much to be desired- but even that was not exceptionally good. My husbands steak was not cooked correctly,and when you’re paying as much as you do for food here- it should be right. The food was not bad- but for the prices they charged- I expected food that was more elevated. It seemed like a steakhouse that would have been on top of their game in the 90s. Outdated.
Great food & service! Our waiter Rodney was excellent!
Water people were on point and I am a thirsty patron. Attentiveness is big on my list of important things. Food was perfectly cooked and fabulous. Will return!
Great place to eat.
We were very pleased.
Excellent selection of wines.
Calamari, with sweet chili sour of this world.
Petite filet mignon was perfectly seasoned.
Seared just right.
Service was attentive, but not overbearing.
Plan to return.
Very big and generous portions. Food was great, service was excellent. Parking can be an issue if you choose not to utilize the paid valet service. Overall good experience
the Caesar salad was tasteless, the creme brule was watery (and tasteless). yuk
We enjoyed the food. The staff was cordial but not attentive once they knew we were using a Groupon. Unfortunate since I tend to try out restaurants with Groupons and return if they have been helpful. They were not busy, so I’m not sure what the problem was other than the Groupon.
Our Server was friendly and funny. Food was quick and delicious. The shrimp and grits appetizer was amazing!
Went here for a special Birthday celebration. The food, service, and ambiance were great! It was a little pricey but worth it. I will definitely add this to my list of quality steakhouses.
I had the shrimp wrapped in bacon and loved the war quinoa and kale salad. In fact, the chef came out to tell me how he made it. The onion soup was good, but would have been better made with gruyere cheese. We were there on a Monday for a late lunch and there were hardly any people there.
The service and food was amazing! Can't wait to go back!
Wonderful meal with great service. I always return for the Porterhouse for two but we also enjoyed the surf and turf (filet and lobster) and an appetizer of escargot (amazing).
Petit filet mignon was delicious. Our family celebrated my husband's 50th birthday at Bobby Van's. We were pleased with the service, however the wait staff didn't seem to know how to handle people with food allergies. Valet parking was convenient.