About Bobby Van's Steakhouse - DC

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.

809 15th St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Between H and I Sts.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 589-0060

Website:
http://www.bobbyvans.com/

Public Transit:
McPherson Square Metro

Private Party Facilities:
Three private dining areas; three that can open up into one large room holding 95 persons seated; Minimum of twelve persons for a private room

Private Party Contact:
Management: (202) 589-0060

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Bobby Van's Steakhouse - DC Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.2

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (30)
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Quiet Conversation (20)
Romantic (20)
Good for a Date (19)
Good for Groups (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Cozy (7)
Authentic (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Casual (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fun (4)
People Watching (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Scenic View (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 15, 2017

I have been to Bobby Van's several times. I have loved it every single time. Great food and an awesome waiter.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Celebrated an early father's day dinner. Always consistently great. Steaks are awesome. Excellent way to show Dad you care.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Bobby Van's Steakhouse in Washington, DC was a delicious experience. Our server, Rod Grigsby, was excellent. It was a little pricey, but very enjoyable. I would definitely return.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 12, 2017

The food was excellent, as always. What I enjoyed the most was the service from the wait staff. Our server/waiter was friendly and made us feel very comfortable. I could eat there every day!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Bobby Van's is consistently good. Excellent steaks, lamb chops and seafood. Always superb service with great recommendations for food and sight seeing in the DC area. Definitely recommend for families and couples.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Louisville)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Out of town first night vacation

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Dined at Bobby Van's with a friend. The food was excellent, especially the Filet and the mac and Cheese. Service was acceptable, but should be better for a restaurant charges these prices. The room is nice, but can tend to get loud at times. I would definitely return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Food quality was quite unbelievably bad. The mango on my salad was like a piece of wood. My companion's salad had overlooked salmon and heaps of tough romaine. We will never go back. Awful!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Our server Jose, was AMAZING! Explained everything we asked on the menu and gave us superb customer service. Can't wait to come back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 5, 2017

I always receive the best food and amazing customer care and service from start to finish whenever I dine here, and it is not hard to understand why this restaurant has received so many awards. This Bobby Vans location is Absolutely one of my favorite spots to eat in the DMV.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 5, 2017

The food was great but the service was outstanding. Mike made the night more than enjoyable.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Service and Food were excellent. A special note-one of the waiters or busboys raced down the street after us because we forgot our credit card. This was especially helpful because we were from out of town. The whole evening was a wonderful experience.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The mealMeat was excellent except for the warm apple tart. Wish I had made another choice. Still my favorite steakhouse.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 25, 2017

I could have had a better meal at the Sizzler! My fillet was chard and inedible. And that was my second try which was supposed to be medium. It was a waste of good money. Such a shame considering that this is supposed to be a great steakhouse.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The food was great. I had mussels as an appetizer which were the largest and plumpest I ever had. The steak was great as always.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Expected a real up scale, romantic, exceptional steakhouse. It was not. The décor was outdated, the food only mediocre. The service was great but you could hear the wait staff using the same, canned lines at every table nearby. Kind of took it to no personal attention. Not a good value!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 19, 2017

First time eating at this location. The food was wonderful. We went because we had a Groupon, but I will be back! Crab cakes were really good and the Spinach Salad with Bacon wrapped barbequed shrimp special of the day was very good. The hashbrown side dish looked really good that someone ordered at another table. Plan to try that the next time. The chili calamari appetizer was delicious as well.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Our waiter was the best.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Great experience! Very attentive staff and amazing food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 15, 2017

The best service in a long long time. Just a good experience. Food was good as usual. Steaks done just right. Love that banana bread pudding.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Birthday dinner

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Wanted dinner with a friend visiting DC and put Bobby Van's into my gps app and did not pay attention. I directed me to the closer Bobby Van GRILL ... oops. The waiter there told me "We're more fun than the Steakhouse!" and I thought "Yeah, we'll see ...!" Eventually, I found my way to the Steakhouse and have to admit: I do think the Bobby Van Grill is bit more "fun." The Steakhouse has a staid, well-appointed, downtown-DC, "suit and tie" feel to it. Food and service were fine and the wine by the glass options went well with the "old white, business man" menu. The Grill has a few more adventurous menu items, but either restaurant is a dining treat with good service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The best food and service

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Bobby Van's always gets it right. Good food and drinks!! I had the special (Prime Rib) and my boss had the fish of the day (sorry, don't recall what it was but she said it was very good). I also had a baked potato that was ridiculously large. The restaurant was quite and it was easy to have a conversation. The waiter was helpful by describing the various dishes to us.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 10, 2017

We had a splendid time celebrating my hubby's birthday last evening. My both had meals that was out of this world.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 6, 2017

I ordered the strip steak and my husband had the scallops. Everything was delicious, but the prices were definitely steep. Our server offered us a complimentary drink for our anniversary which was very thoughtful, and when he found out I couldn't drink he offered me a complimentary dessert instead. It is a great place for special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

God was great thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience. A little pricey but well worth it for a special occasion. Staff was friendly and attentive

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Love this place. We had a 3 lb lobster which was delicious. The crab cakes were just so so. Rod, our server, was excellent as usual.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Average food at best. Steak had limited taste.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Met a friend who was visiting from out of town.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Really nice staff! But the food was tasteless, needed lots of salt and pepper

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Gilber was our server and remembered he had served us 2 months ago! He is impeccable!
Have not received our open table points!?

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 1, 2017

The food was pretty good, but I had to wait a while to be served. The wait staff was very friendly.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Excellent service!!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Love this restaurant!! My husband and I have been coming for the past two years and Rodney (Rod) is amazing. Very professional and welcoming. He is the best!!!!
Thank you Bobby Van's

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 27, 2017

This was the second time I went to Bobby Van's and no reason to return except my husband liked his steak. I'm not a big steak person and the menu leaves little options but my sever neglected to inform me of the pork chop special that was not listed in the menu. I only realized it was an option when I saw it on the daily specials board after ordering. My chicken Parmesan was "okay" but nothing special. I cook often enough that my main reason for going out is for a special experience or for food I'm not as opt as the chef or restaurant makes. Bobby Van is not one of those restaurants.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Great dining experience and the food was excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Excellent place for an American Steak experience. The food and the service was excellent.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on April 24, 2017

The food was OK but value for money it was not! I used to dine at the Park Ave outlet in NYC and was so excited to find this version in Washington. What a massive disappointment it turned out to be! The service was shockingly bad.......I've never had a server check my cheque folder twice, (to see if I've left money/credit card) before my wife and I had even finished our wine. I will never use this restaurant ever again!!!!!! Avoid

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Excellent in all respects. Rod Gribsby and his team offer superb menu suggestions and great service.

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