Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 809 15th Street NW

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Bobby Van's Steakhouse has been named Top Steakhouse in the Washington Magazine and best Porterhouse in DC in the Washingtonian. Along with our Prime, dry-aged beef, we offer the freshest seafood and wonderful specials. Our wine list is a best of Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator.
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MM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, no long wait and service was professional and informative with the specials. Will go back up again.

JB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, this restaurant is a great choice for any meal or meeting.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A menu update is in order. Plant based options are a requirement in DC, and there are none on the menu. You need to special request everything. Update and stick around, don’t and die off.

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great time. Loved the food and the environment. Definitely pricey but some of the best steak I’ve ever tasted. Def recommend for a start to a good night out

C
Washington DC
675 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linguini with clams at a steakhouse? Outstanding!

Sautéed spinach and tomato and onion salad were terrific but not that the onion packs a punch.

LP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Ribeye Oscar I have ever had. The service was very good and attentive.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adan provided great service and recommendations. The food was great and didn’t feel rushed even at the end of lunch. Welcome staff was also very courteous. Will definitely be back!

M
Washington DC
261 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Alwsys great place for steak

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. We will return!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved our waiter!!!

OT
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This small chain of steakhouses is similar to Morton’s. We were there on a very quiet night and the food and service were excellent. Steak and seafood were cooked perfectly with quality pieces of meat. Our server was great too and very knowledgeable about the wine list. Price was on the high side, but portions were large and everything was spot on.

CW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best steakhouse in DC! I’ve never had a bad steak here. Can’t say that for their competition.

S
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bobby Van's was awesome. My wife and I were in DC for a vacation and decided to try it out for our anniversary dinner. It did not disappoint! The service was awesome from the beginning. The shrimp cocktail, filets, mashed potatoes, mac n'cheese, and cheesecakes could not have been better. The sides are actually shareable, so we were able to split them between us. We would definitely go back if/when we visit DC again!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

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.

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my wife’s birthday at Bobby Vans - excellent food and service. Would highly recommend.

F
Washington DC
102 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

BR
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

LK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Business guests

j
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

A
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

GB
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and exceptional service. I highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was good but you can pay almost the same price for great at other dc spots.

MC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

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.

JY
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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.

MK
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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.

BB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another outstanding meal at Bobby Vans. Service was excellent as usual and the food and wine always meets expectations.

AS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

S
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last of the nice evenings for outdoor dining. Food and service was spectacular as always

GH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Food was delicious

TW
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

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?

RD
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Usual very good food and service. Value for money

SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

AA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ribeye steak and whole Maine lobster...excellently prepared.

DS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just marvelous!

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TP
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service! Will come back again and again!