Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 809 15th Street NW

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Steakhouse
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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.4
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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy yummy in my tummy

D
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance were fantastic. We always enjoy coming to Bobby Van’s. The wait staff is the best!!

JP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect way to have dinner with friends. service and food were outstanding. would return in a heartbeat.

7
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I've dined here at least a half-dozen times over the last few years, and have been satisfied every time. My only quibble with this particular experience is that 1) the bar was full and noisy, and 2) a table of six near us was also noisy. I chalk both of these up to the holiday season. We will certainly return.

RL
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the ambiance you'd ever want in a classic steakhouse, with great steaks (and delicious sea bass), wonderful starters, awesome cocktails, and it was all served to us by the most enjoyable waiter (named Rodney) that we've had in eons. The opposite of arrogant and snooty, this place is fantastic and much less expensive than many other DC chophouses.

JO
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible dinner of french onion soup, salad, filet mignon and strawberry cheesecake that was absolutely outstanding! The service was excellent - would highly recommend Bobby Van's Steakhouse!

M
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Food was VERY salty. WAY too much salt. Steak was both undercooked and dry on outside. How do you even do that? Slow service on a slow night. Didn’t get dinner wine until half was done dinner. Mac and cheese was good. Only good thing I can say. (WAY TOO MUCH SALT. TASTED LIKE THEY DUMPED SALT ON SALMON AND STEAK.)

M
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No one better than our waiter mike. Professional, courteous, and overall exceptional.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a living social coupon for a 3 course meal for 2 for $99. The food was delicious. We also ordered drinks that were amazing as well, the Washington Apple and the Golden Margarita. Would recommend to others.

R
Greensboro
16 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was good but not spectacular. Waiter was hard to understand. Traditional steakhouse atmosphere with quiet sound level. We had a nice evening.

NG
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please note that that best part of the lunch was our waiter, Rod, who was excellent!! WONDERFUL PERSON & GREAT SERVICE!!

TE
Washington DC
82 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food great service...and an excellent wine list!

IP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My steak was AMAZING!!

P
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and outstanding service. Highly recommend Chilean sea bass.

MM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
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 on November 7, 2019
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
684 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
263 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
15 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
3 reviews
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
2 reviews
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.