Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 809 15th Street NW
Took my wife here for her Birthday. The food lacked taste, the service was horrible, my wife did not enjoy herself. The worst. I'm over it. I'm drained. This place sucked
My (now) fiancée and I had eaten at the other location in DC about 6 years ago and still talked about that experience. This visit just didn’t live up to the memory, nor to comparisons with other top tier steak houses we frequent. There was nothing specifically wrong really, it was an enjoyable evening and the food was good, but it wasn’t exceptional.
Celebrated my wife’s birthday at Bobby Vans - excellent food and service. Would highly recommend.
Introducing folks to the Bobby Van experience is always a delight. The "NYC-style steak house" is a big draw. The waitstaff, who are so professional, always charm the newcomers. And the food offerings (lobster presented in a most attractive manner; escargot prepared perfectly with enough slices of bread to soak up the delicious butter, and shrimp abundant enough to share -- these are just the appetizers!) appeal to everyone. The entrees likewise are perfectly prepared -- steak that is medium rare, warm center with succulent juices, with sides that may be shared (my favorite is the asparagus). My husband and I celebrate at Bobby Van's for most of our occasions and enjoy bringing others to share in the delight.
The service was excellent. Our server, Rod Grigsby made sure that we were completely satisfy. This was our first time there and it was our anniversary, he made it special for us. The food came on time and the was hot. We will be returning with our family.
Rod was our server & he was very sweet. Our food arrived in a timely manner and was delicious. Rod ensure that our glasses remained full. We had a good time chatting with Rod. He was a delight
The food was all great. We had a Groupon for two three-course meals for $99. We split the Caesar salad and shrimp cocktail for apps, salmon and a medium petite filet as entrees along with sides of green beans and prosciutto mac & cheese, and then chocolate cake and cheesecake for dessert. Everything was excellent and washed down nicely with a couple glasses of very nice red wine. Hard to get food this good at the price we paid.
The food was perfectly prepared and the service was excellent! The indoor climate was very well controlled. Overall a wonderful experience! I will visit again!
Outstanding food and exceptional service. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Food was good but you can pay almost the same price for great at other dc spots.
The food was great and the service was even better. We were seated on the patio and couldn’t for a better experience!
Will definitely return when I’m back in D.C.
Let's start with the dining room, which is nothing impressive, for this price point i was expecting something more than a pub atmosphere. My wife ordered lamb chops medium, they came raw. when we ask to have them done to medium, we got the response form our waiter " that's how the kitchen cooks them", wrong answer. he then says do i want my steak kept warm, while the lamb is being remade, i got the steak back cold, so much for that. I did complain to a manager, who comped us dessert, but the aggravation and annoyance were far greater than a free desert. Interesting the manger said he should have been alerted to a problem, by the wait staff, but had not been. So there is obviously a major breakdown in the service at this location......i would suggest, spending your money elsewhere.
Food, drinks and service was A1. Definitely can use some decor upgrades and ambiance facelift. Great for dates and dinner groups but not very romantic.
We like to visit steakhouses. This will not be on our list to return. There was good and bad but not what is expected for a fine steakhouse for the DC area.
Another outstanding meal at Bobby Vans. Service was excellent as usual and the food and wine always meets expectations.
I had a great time at Bobby's. Nelson our server was knowledgeable and gave great recommendations. Will definitely visit again when we are in DC.
Last of the nice evenings for outdoor dining. Food and service was spectacular as always
Good food with wonderful services. Prices are moderate but specials are available that make it worthwhile if not cheap. I go there several times a year so thumbs up!
Superb! Food was delicious
Valet never showed up therefore I self parked after waiting. Ordered my meat medium and although I ordered the Steak A La Stone which comes to the table pre sliced, the meat was rare. Any Chef or cook could and should have seen that. They took the meat back and put it under the broiler but the meat was ruined at that point. Extremely disappointed by these 2 incidents. I should’ve asked for another steak altogether but when you’re hungry the choice becomes mute. Is this still a top of the line steak house or has the restaurants standards diminished to the level of Sizzlers?
Usual very good food and service. Value for money
We enjoyed everything we ate fro bread and butter to dessert. We were treated like vips from our server Rod. He was awesome! I would go back for him because he was so attentive and nice. Our overall experience was much better than I would have predicted.
Ribeye steak and whole Maine lobster...excellently prepared.
Outstanding service! Will come back again and again!
Bobby Van's is a great old school steakhouse. The food was very good and the service even better!
The service, food and restaurant was fabulous!
Food is great although a tad pricey so the groupon helps. It's a solid high end steakhouse and iIrecommend it!
Another fantastic eating experience at Bobby Van's. Rod is a great server and always makes us feel special. Steak was cooked perfectly, as it always is. Great food, great staff, great place for a steak.
Enjoyed a nice, quiet lunch.....vacation season attributed to the ambiance! Great salads. Rod, our wiater, was the best!
Booths are in horrible shape. Need repairs.
Excellent service by Apolinario, he was the best! Food quality was good but can improve
Not bad! Went on a Groupon
Service was excellent and the food was DELICIOUS. The petit filet is an excellent value!
Excellent food, great location and superb service. Not to much to complain about. It is expensive but you get what you pay for. One minor complaint: I was a little surprised how empty it was on a Friday night. Maybe some people were sitting outside because our section was pretty empty. Still, an excellent meal overall. I'll be back.
our server (Mike) had a great sense of humor, which is always cool. Steak was cooked to perfection and was very delicious, portion was perfect., dessert was marvelous .BVSteakhouse, is on to something, partnering with Groupon, giving new clients an opportunity to experience a 10 Star! restaurant at a fantastic deal . Loved the atmosphere,everyone was friendly . Will definitely go back
Been trying to contact GM for two days. This was our third and last visit!
What a wonderful celebration of a special friend's birthday! We adore Bobby Van's just for drinks or for special dining events or large group celebrations. We are never disappointed in the food, the service, or the ambiance. Bobby Van's is our go-to-restaurant, including business lunches!
We went to Bobby Vans for our anniversary dinner, which I indicated in our reservation. No mention of it when we were seated by hostess or our waiter. At the table, when I mentioned we had purchased a Groupon...our waiters attitude seemed to change. He asked for all our choices from Prix Fixe menu at once. Even though the restaurant was more than half empty, the service felt a bit rushed.
The petit filet was outstanding, which is difficult for most establishments when you ask for the meat to be prepared rare.
All in all, great food and value with Groupon.