We purchased a bottle of wine and it was fantastic. The crab cake appetizer was great as well. Service was a little slow but we weren't in a rush. Ordered the meal for two which was a 3lb rib eye and 2 lbs of lobster with a side of mashed potatoes and two sides of bearnaise. Ordered the steak medium bc I had to compromise with my husband who likes it barely pink. I can eat med rare. This steak was practically raw. As in, the outside was barely brown and the middle was purple. I HATE sending things back because it feels so high maintenance, but the entree alone was $180 so I wanted to be able to eat it. The mashed potatoes were mealy, maybe they were instant? And the bearnaise sauce was terrible. It was like a pudding on top and watery underneath. Cheesecake for dessert was great. Way better places in this area to eat for the same amount of money or less.
We go to this restaurant for our yearly family dinner for Valentine's Day. It has always been amazing. The wait staff was very attentive and we never had to wait for anything. The food is so yummy and plentiful. Usually, expensive restaurants have tiny portions, but Bobby Van's isn't like that at all. The sides are "family" size and are good for 2-3 people. The cocktails are wonderful too. They also have an extensive wine selection that you can buy by the glass or bottle. Also, they frequently have Groupons so that is a plus as well.
Nelson, was excellent. He very attentive, pay attention to detail, and made great recommendations. He made our Valentine’s Day dinner very special.
Quality food. Enough variety for everyone. Great service. Booth not the greatest comfort.
The food was good as always. No complaints. Service good as usual as well.
My husband and I went for our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple. Mike our waiter was awesome and knowledgeable. He suggested that I start with a seafood dish, which consisted of gigantic crab meat, jumbo shrimp, and lobster! Superb! He also suggested the Washington apple martini which was perfect! Kudo’s to the bartender! We will be going again.
Good steaks, tired interior, lacking in energy, no Irish whiskies (at least according to our server). Food, service and prices were good enough to repeat but with tired atmosphere and many other steak houses in DC might not.
Food wine and staff are great!
Valentine’s weekend dinner - quite sublime! Great food! Highlights: delicious chocolate mousse cake, oysters on half shell, escargot, filet, Tom Collins, single malt scotch... but also, we really appreciated our attentive but not obtrusive waiter, the decor is nice but not amazing (music good volume a tad dated - very 80s)... we will be back!
Service and food quality was superb. Highly recommend.
The food was excellent and the service was fantastic. Rudy our waiter was attentive and we thoroughly enjoyed the meal and it was worth driving from Rockville.
My wife and I came here after an early afternoon show and had another great time. Rudy, our waiter did a superb job taking care of us and explaining the specials. Service was prompt without being rushed. As always food was terrific. Wife's surf (1/2 lobster) and turf (filet) special was perfectly cooked and nicely presented. My NY Strip was perfectly cooked and delicious. Drinks were good, and not that expensive (for downtown DC). Ron, the waiter from our last visit stopped by to chat. Another really great experience. Keep up the good work!
Absolutely delicious!!! Great Martinis!!! Excellent for date night!
Amazing food, service and atmosphere
This is a great date night restaurant. We actually had a Groupon but reserved it on OpenTable. There were no problems being seated and the food was really good. I'm ready to go back!
The food did not impress me and certainly wasn’t worth the price. Mike’s Grill and Sweet Water Tavern food tastes better and has a more elegant decor. My brother and his wife loves Bobby Vans but they are wine drinkers and love seafood. So a hit for some but not for me and my spouse. Service excellent though!
Excellent meal and Hosea was the best server.
I know it's a steakhouse (15th st) but the selection for non steak eaters was nonexistent. Would have loved to have a shrimp pasta dish while my husband enjoyed his steak.
One of the best steaks in the city - and always consistent. The Chef engaged the customers and ensured satisfaction. Bar staff (Kevin), was outstanding. Server Boil and Hector made our experience outstanding. Highly recommend Bobby Van’s to anyone visiting DC, or any townie that wants a quality meal in a local treasure.
Great food and very attentive service. A bit high priced but worth it. My only gripe is in DC where we were sitting there were 5 servers standing near our table....we felt like we were being constantly watched ....our every move.....they should move about or hang away from patrons while they are eating.......service was great don't get me wrong but trying to have a nice meal with my wife while 5 or six waiters stand looking at you.........