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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BB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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
37 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb! Food was delicious

TW
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Usual very good food and service. Value for money

SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just marvelous!

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TP
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service! Will come back again and again!

GB
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Bobby Van's is a great old school steakhouse. The food was very good and the service even better!

M
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service, food and restaurant was fabulous!

GH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great although a tad pricey so the groupon helps. It's a solid high end steakhouse and iIrecommend it!

CW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

PR
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a nice, quiet lunch.....vacation season attributed to the ambiance! Great salads. Rod, our wiater, was the best!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Booths are in horrible shape. Need repairs.

MC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service by Apolinario, he was the best! Food quality was good but can improve

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Not bad! Went on a Groupon

MP
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

A
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent and the food was DELICIOUS. The petit filet is an excellent value!

i
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

T
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Been trying to contact GM for two days. This was our third and last visit!

F
Washington DC
102 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

VG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

one of the most outstanding steakhouse experiences I have had.

J
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Quality of the steak has dropped here. Service is still excellent, but it isn't anywhere near as good as it used to be.

WH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was great. Everyone in my party was happy with their meals.

JF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time here and my husband and I enjoyed our dinner. It was very tasty and filling. The server we had was Adam and he was great along with the young lady working with him.

LF
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely amazing. Wait staff were friendly and attentive.

JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best customer service. The food was delicious. I am glad I came

CF
Washington DC
79 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the Chilian Sea Bass. The Fillet was perfect as usual. Service was wonderful

RO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food and great atmosphere. Good place to have a business lunch if you need to have a private conversation. Not too loud.

FG
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bobby Vans Steakhouse is always outstanding. Our waiter, Nelson, has been there since they opened.

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Undercooked food with no flavor. Poorly/improperly stored wine. For the price, I shouldn’t have to keep my utensils after appetizers. The table should be set up with enough forks and utensils for appetizers and entree. Shouldn’t have to ask for appetizer plates and when brought by the server they should not be bread plates. Applebees service and attention to detail and etiquete at 5 star prices.

PD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent. Staff could be better trained, but perhaps expectations from Europeans are too high. Recommend to invest some money in better wine glasses (e.g Riedel).

DG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I travel to DC several times a year and I always eat at Bobby Van's on 15th Street. John and his staff are tremendous and the food is beyond description

MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing and food was even better. Hands down the best steak in DC, maybe even the best steak I've ever had. Porterhouse is the way to go. It was incredible! We didn't order the pancetta mac n cheese, but heard it is really delicious. Bread pudding for dessert was a highlight as well. All-around wonderful!!

PD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent customer service appreciated! Food fantastic

KG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Quite pricey, but good for a splurge or expense account meal. Best value is with a prepaid voucher from Groupon.

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