Bobby Van's Steakhouse - DC

4.6
2513 reviews
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$50 and over
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(202) 589-0060
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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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
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Private party contact
Management: (202) 589-0060
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between H and I Sts.
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Public transit
McPherson Square Metro
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
What 2513 People Are Saying
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New England
1 review
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding the the service excellent. Most enjoyable evening. Will certainly go again.

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Washington DC
1 review
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hector and his staff were outstanding!

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Phoenix
33 reviews
5.0Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service wonderful dining experience. Had filet delicious flavors. Must try.

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KM
1 review
5.0Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Calamari was cooked perfect and a huge serving size! Mom and I split a filet and a one pound lobster with fries! We had food left over! Everything was delicious! Our steak was a little undercooked, but was phenomenal! Great value. Prices were very competitive with big portion sizes. We will def be back when we visit DC again.

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T
Washington DC
4 reviews
5.0Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This location is always a great dining experience. I did bring up a concern I had to the Manager and he was very open to listening to what I had to say. But overall my dining experience was very enjoyable.

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NR
Washington DC
28 reviews
1.0Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

This was the worst experience I have had at Bobby Van's. The service was extremely slow. We had to ask where was our food. We didn't dare order coffee or dessert because we would have been there until dinner.

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j
Seattle
11 reviews
5.0Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A cut above the rest! We have been to Bobby’s in NYC and we’re pleased to find a Groupon for the Washington DC location. Great choices on the menu. Appetizers are varied and easily sharable. The Colossal Crad cocktail is generously portioned with large chunks of crab. Large meat portions, again...easily sharable entrees. The filet was amazing.
Service was great with a team approach so you always feel well cared for.
Will definitely return and would highly recommend!
Pictures of the petite filet Oscar and the regular filet.

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R
Washington DC
1 review
5.0Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food; fast service

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O
Washington DC
46 reviews
5.0Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ordered the bone-in Ribeye - nice marbling, too much Grist and fatty sides though. Mushroom side was outstanding;

The Scallop Entree was amazing; delectable Smokey taste!

In all a great meal with outstanding service

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OT
Orlando
1 review
5.0Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

David was wonderful! Food was delicious.

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r
1 review
5.0Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the porterhouse for two. $104 & It was the best steak I've ever had. We had a great time & service was exceptional

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F
Washington DC
90 reviews
5.0Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, ambiance, FOOD, all excellent. Having valet parking, when available, is definitely a plus!

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K
Washington DC
14 reviews
4.0Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Good lunch for business meeting. I wouldn't recommend the Southwest Salad (it was very bland), but everyone else's meals looked delicious.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant service and delicious food!

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C
New York Area
6 reviews
5.0Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without fail, Outstanding food & service every time. I highly recommend.

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AA
Washington DC
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nite out with my mom

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New York Area
12 reviews
3.0Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

It was just ok. Not like the Bobby van’s in NYC. Steak was mediocre at best...and over cooked

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ML
Washington DC
1 review
3.0Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 2

Although the service was excellent the food was not up to par. The seafood was not fresh and the steak was tough. We had the seafood appetizer and were immediately bowled over by a not-fresh fishy smell. Because that was the appetizer the remainder of the evening was tainted. The service was exceptional though.

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D
Washington DC
4 reviews
3.0Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Bit overrated, over priced and not timely for lunch.

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Washington DC
1 review
5.0Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Friend reunion.

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VM
1 review
5.0Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was very nice. He made us comfortable. The food was great.

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T
Washington DC
45 reviews
4.0Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was efficient, friendly and dedicated (and handsome). The food was a delicious porterhouse steak after fine shrimp cocktail. Cocktails were fine too. Looking forward to returning.

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Columbus
5 reviews
4.0Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Everything seemed to be great until the the wife’s filet came out completely charred and hard so she ate off of my ribeye and we enjoyed our 15 year anniversary dinner. I said something to the waiter and he took the plate and never came back with any in return and we still paid the 49$ for the steak that was shocking. Everything else was awesome but still upset about paying for something that wasn’t edible that’s all.

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AN
1 review
5.0Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and staff was excellent. I will definitely visit this restaurant again.

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Philadelphia
1 review
5.0Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to celebrate my nephews birthday. Everything was great: the food, the service, and ambiance. We all enjoyed ourselves. We would definitely visit again.

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r
1 review
5.0Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steak, outstanding service, would recommend this steak house above Ruth Chris, Morton’s or any other steak restaurant.

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CB
Indiana
2 reviews
5.0Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Fantastic food! Will be coming back soon.

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GE
Washington DC
10 reviews
3.0Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I give this place a solid "meh". While my steak was sizable and delicious, the salad and sides were less so. This place is a bit dates and could certainly use a little re-fresh.

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C
Baltimore
1 review
2.0Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 3

Way overpriced. Even with the $40 coupon, it cost us $200 for two appys, two drinks, two small (their small, 10 ozs) fillets, two sides and tip (20%). The portions were large, but the fillets were barely average, with some fat. Have gotten better at any average steakhouse at a lot less cost. Been there, done that, not again

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G
Baltimore
8 reviews
3.0Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Food was great, but we were seated in an area that was pretty loud. We keep it simple and order steak, fillet mignon and a rib eye; both were cooked to perfection. The service was great as well. In DC, I would recommend their 12th Ave location over the 15th Ave location.

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CK
Jacksonville
1 review
5.0Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanted to take our 11 year old granddaughter to an authentic steakhouse. A superb evening for all ages.

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R
Washington DC
4 reviews
5.0Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at Bobby Van’s for my fiancé’s birthday. The service, taste and quality of the food was exceptional. We will definitely be dining here again in the future.

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Washington DC
1 review
5.0Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was wonderful! Everything was cooked just the way we wanted and liked it. Things tasted amazing! Dunno what else to say. The food and service was astounding. Super helpful. Alan (I'm assuming was his name since it was the name on the check) and Hector were so helpful and kind!

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JM
1 review
5.0Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Last night of our week long vacation in DC. We were looking for a nice dinner to cap off a great week of sightseeing. We had a fabulous meal at Bobby Van's...the steak was especially delicious and the staff was helpful, friendly and professional.

We would highly recommend Bobby Van's!

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M
Washington DC
7 reviews
4.0Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food & service. Decor could use an update.

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SS
1 review
5.0Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, cool atmosphere and great service. Ask for Rod!

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CR
1 review
5.0Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bobby Vans is always great. Point blank. Food, temperature, taste and quality. I tried the crab Mac and cheese for the first time. It was awesome!!!!

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J
Washington DC
54 reviews
4.0Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really great steaks here and excellent fresh seafood alternatives for those who don't like steak. Service is excellent and the charred on the outside, but nice and rare on the inside steaks are the highlight.

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F
Washington DC
91 reviews
5.0Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the service, food and ambiance at Bobby Van's was excellent! I arranged to meet my young friend at the bar and took him for the biggest steak he has had in a while. Not only was the food simply sensational, but also the service was remarkable. I love Bobby Van's -- it is my go-to restaurant for meeting friends for cocktails at the bar as well as special occasions with my husband!

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Baltimore
1 review
5.0Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

From the valet to the greeting at the door straight through dinner the service was excellent !! Food quality very good. Our server Rod Grigsby has an infectious personality that keeps me coming back to Bobby Vs.

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