Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 809 15th Street NW

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2744 reviews
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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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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for wife

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C
Miami
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was not to the standard you would expect from a white linen steakhouse. Food was good, but not awesome.

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E
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service was just spectacular. Dessert was average but the apps and entrees were really good.

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F
Washington DC
99 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A classic steakhouse, Bobby Van's is a great dining experience for both casual (picture bar scene with Kevin making a fabulous martini) and special romantic celebrations. The dark panels and booths are reminiscent of NYC's great steakhouses. Rodney, our waiter, was perfect, there when we needed him but not so obvious as to interrupt. We celebrate all our special occasions, as well as occasional lunches. The food is always excellent. (Lobster is exquisite; try it.)

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LR
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I reserved the 12-person private dining room for a Board of Directors meeting. I was helped through the process and reservation staff explained menu items to me when I asked. The restaurant was beautiful, staff was extremely prepared for our visit, and even helped me take seats away when I had last minute cancellations in my group. The food was set extremely quickly, our glasses were constantly full, and finished plates/utensils were cleaned out of the way quickly.
THANK YOU for keeping the music in your restaurant low so we could hear conversation!! I will keep Bobby Van's on my association's reservation list for upcoming meetings.

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SB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Medium rare came closer to medium well. Only complaint

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was pretty good. I ordered my steak medium rare and it came out more on the rare side. Luckily I didn’t mind too much. Overall service was great and would go back again.

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NI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great evening dining at Booby Van’s Steakhouse and the food plus the service was excellent.

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CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is second time we have been to D.C. and the second time we have eaten at Bobby Vans. The food was delicious and the restaurant was more than accommodating to my dietary needs. Our waiter, Rod, was outstanding and made sure everything was perfect. We also enjoyed his wonderful personality. When we go to D.C. again we will be visiting this restaurant again.

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

Family from out of town loved it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Service is top notch. I ordered prime rib and the cut I received was subpar. A 1/3 of the cut was fat and the steak was ordered medium well. It was charred pretty bad.

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MS
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service, prices that were better than expected (lunch of burgers, but still, they could have justifiably charged more). I will be back soon.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great outdoor table, quick service, even let us add members to our party last minute!

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MW
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food, great wine, decent pricing overall. The staff were very attentive, jovial, and helpful so I happily recommend a visit.

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RW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

This is a Steakhouse. Don't go vary far off the basic Steak Menu. They do a great Steak.

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a
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I come here often. Couldn't ask for a better steak. I always try to remember to ask for Rodney or Michael. Both are great and take excellent care of us.

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ES
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Rod is a wonderful waiter. We will ask for him when we come back. Don’t lose him.

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JG
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place and amazing food. Very nice ambiance and the service was spectacular. Loved the Sea Bass and the steak. Both cooked perfectly. A little pricey but well worth it.

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K
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a good evening, my date enjoyed the meal. My meal had more salt than it needed to be. The soup clam chowder was good.

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SO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best choice, great food and decent service.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been here several times and it’s been excellent every time. Our steaks were perfectly cooked and the French onion soup was delicious and not salty at all unlike many other places. The asparagus with Parmesan, sundries tomatoes and pesto was very good and a delicious twist to an ordinary vegetable that most places just grill. Even though there was a large party seated across from us, the service was fast and friendly. It’s quite a hike for us to come here from out near Dulles airport, but it’s a special treat that we do and nice or twice a year. We’ve never been disappointed.

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s
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

my main comment is this was a business lunch and the seating we received did not allow much privacy or ability to speak for a big group. It was very difficult to be heard on a table of 7

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ND
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Server was annoying I think I made the mistake and made this review for my first visit and said this my first visit was perfectly fine the server was perfectly fine my second visit is when the server was annoying

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ND
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was beyond excellent server was a little annoying

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JR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Perfect night to dine on the patio! Porterhouse steak for two and service were awesome

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S
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal, excellent wine list, superb service. Many clients were dining alone so note to self on that for future solo visits.

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J
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special night on the sidewalk patio. Had the oysters on the half shell which were meaty and delicious. Also shared sweet and chili calamari and escargot which were also excellent. Shared a perfectly cooked porterhouse which was a bit pricey at $52/person. The asparagus was OK, but the Brussel sprouts were perfect and delicious! We took home apple crisp and chocolate mousse cake to enjoy later at home. Very enjoyable, albeit expensive, evening.

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DR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. Bobby Van's is my first choice for a business lunch and for special occasions.

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LW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently the best steak with great service. We sat outside and while there’s plenty of traffic the patio is very nice. Really well prepared steaks, generous portions. In addition, the Brussels sprouts are amazing!

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m
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been to Bobby Van’s before and it’s always a treat. The food is the key; it is a bit of an extravagance but worth it and there’s something for everyone. Service is always prompt and friendly.

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JB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service. Had a great time.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food I have had in 2 weeks.

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RI
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rod is one of best waiter/server that I have ever had in a restaurant
His attention to all of his tables is entertaining to watch
His knowledge of the menu is outstanding
I would recommend Bobby Vans to everyone

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T
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Very nice staff and ambiance but I got very sick from the food that evening....

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KF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The steaks were excellent and cooked to perfection! My Med Rare table side Porterhouse was just fantastic. The hash browns are still the best potatoes in DC. Drinks were just right. The only mild drawback was the waiter had long periods between coming back to the table so the service could have been better.

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OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Steaks where very good hash browns where ok
Desserts where good but small
The wait staff needs to work on their math, bill was $13.50 too much

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M
Washington DC
246 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Always perfect steaks - ambiance and service need overall improvement

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TB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent; Service exceeded expectations. My partner and I celebrated here with a Groupon and had the Tomahawk steak and Lobster tail. True extravagance! Amazing. I would return in a heart beat.

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S
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was great and efficient. Loved the ambiance and food was delicious.

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GB
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire dining experience was exceptional. The service was top notch and the food outstanding! I would highly recommend the restaurant for a special occasion.

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