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Bobby Van's Steakhouse - DC

4.5
2431 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
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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.
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 2431 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Go to place for steak in DC — they know how to do it

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Amazing customer service! I will be back soon!! It was my dad's birthday and the staff was so kind to him.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I have dined in many of the top Steakhouses around the country and I was very well taken care of. My steak was perfectly prepared, the Macaroni and cheese with Prosciutto was delicious. I was never left wanting for anything. Even encouraged my family who travels here often to try it.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Family dinner first time in DC! Excellent service. Loved Rod! Wha a blessing he was to have. We’ll be back!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful food. Had the ribeye for the first time. It was wonderful. Mac n cheese was so good and had my favorite mushroom and onion

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Great drinks, meal, and service to end a successful trip. The steak was perfect!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

The food was excellent, the service outstanding. My friend required some additional care regarding the food and the restaurant was very forthcoming with suggestions. The wine was good.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Food, service and ambiance very good. Would go back again when in town. Recommended for sure

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

We made a return visit after a years absence .
Two of us shared the tomahawk steak which was absolutely delicious. The calamari starter was great too!
The manager and our waiter Mr White were very friendly ,amusing and competent.
This made our evening most enjoyable .
Definite repeat when we visit DC again.

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2.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Disappointing. The appetizer was great, but it took over an hour to get our steaks after the appetizer. Then the steaks were just ok... if we did not have the steak sauce it would not have been good at all. We come to DC once a year and always go to Bobby Vans, next year i think not.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Excellent food, superior service. Would highly recommend this restaurant to family/friends.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day, the restaurant did a brunch which was horrible, there was no advance notice that the menu would not be available, the brunch was sub - standard and not of the quality you would expect from Bobby Vans restaurant .. i will never attend on a special occasion again!!!!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great value, we had the porterhouse - always delicious and lots to take home. Their Asian pear salad is a great starter. Always dependable and server, Mike, was very attentive.

Overall, we used a Groupon, and it was seamless. Enjoyed our dinner very much. Will return again, I'm sure.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

I have been to Bobby Van's multiple times and the service and food is ALWAYS phenomenal. Highly recommend this recommendation for any occasion.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Excellent service from Rod and his colleague. True professionals who enjoy being their best! Old fashioned standard meals were just terrific!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

I took my husband to celebrate his birthday and he loved everything about Bobby Van’s

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2.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We were seated in the corner at the back of the restaurant - next to an extremely loud table or 8 or so. There was honestly no room to move around or sit comfortably. It took about 15 minutes for us to receive menus and water and another 20 minutes before the server came back to take our order. We did not see the server again until he brought us our food which took another 30-45 minutes- well actually we did see him as he frequently checked on the large party next to us. The food was decent, nothing to brag about though. It may be worth a second chance- maybe during lunch time or something.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

May 5,2018

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

food was outstanding. our server was marvelous. could not beat the ambience. a real gem.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Our waiter, Rod, provided outstanding customer service from the time we sat at our table until we left the restaurant. He provided the most memorable moments at this location. If you enjoy eating burned, not charred, meat on top of a medium rare steak, this is definitely the right place for you.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Great lunch and awesomely me service. Bobby Van’s is a perfect spot for a business lunch.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Bobby Van's always knocks it out the park! Great service, perfectly cooked food and generous portions!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Food is always consistently very good! However, it's the service that keeps us coming back over and over again! Our long-time server -- Rod -- and his team are always super great to us....really efficient, always excellent, and charming & pleasant! Rod has to be one of the top servers in this area -- he definitely is the very best we've had the pleasure of knowing in the over 34 years my wife and I have been going out to eat together! So, overall, always a fantastic evening!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Enjoyed our recent dining experience at Bobby Van's. Excellent NY strip steak and crab cakes. Service was good as well. My only complaint is the "valet parking" which seems like a ripoff. I pulled up in front of the restaurant in a metered space. The valet dude asked us if we wanted valet parking and since we were on time for our reservation, I didn't feel like arguing even though it's hard for me to understand why I had to pay $12 for a space on a public street. After our meal, I waited 10 minutes in front of the restaurant to retrieve my car but the valet guy was nowhere to be found. I went back into the restaurant to inquire about the situation and was told by the host that the valet had gone home for the evening. He then proceeded to look through 8 different sets of keys until I identified mine. I found the entire process annoying as that hardly seems like valet parking and certainly not worth 12 bucks. It's hard for me to understand how they can charge for parking for public spaces on a public street.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

We have been several times and always enjoy eating here. The porter house for two is excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Always have great service and great food at Bobby’s!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

excellent food and service as always....one of my favorite places to eat.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Our waiter Rod was so friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Short walk from a McPherson Square hotel, we arrived a bit early for our 7:30 reservation and had a drink in the bar. Congenial service, quiet enough to carry on a conversation, our table was ready when we were. After a bit of a wait for menus and water, dinner proceeded nicely. The bottle of wine we ordered could not be found, and the next wine list had a different Food was prompt, cooked perfectly, and delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

My husband and I were given a Groupon for Bobby Van's. I'm a finicky eater so I was a bit skeptical. However, I was able to find something on the menu and it was DELICIOUS!!! My husband thoroughly enjoyed his meal as well. The bread was good too. It was a beautiful Saturday evening in the Nations Capital. GREAT food and customer service!!! Truly enjoyed our date night!

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Sad to say Bobby Van’s has lost its way. We had a meal tonight we’ve had many times before, the vaunted Porterhouse for two. The food was prepared well, but the quality of beef was MUCH lower than it had been in the past. Service was pretty good, not amazing. We’ll miss you, BV’s!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great food, atmosphere and Rod our server was awesome!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The Service was excellent! The Steaks were cooked to perfection! And the atmosphere was delightful! Can not say enough!

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2.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We eat here alot, but this time we bought a groupon, and my parents were visiting me from out of town. First, they sat us ni the corner, separately, which was ok, but as soon as we told the waiter we had a groupon, he never came around. never read us the specials, and stopped at our table far less than the rest of the people eating there. i never got a single refill and they never offered the wine list or dessert menu. I always thought of this as a fine dining experience, but was ashamed to bring my family there.

The food was great, ribeye was cooked perfectly, my wifes salad creme brulee was amazing. Overall, i would wait to tell the wait staff if you have any coupons or discounts, they tend to put you on the backburner.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Everything is good except for not having porterhouse for 1 person.

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1.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Incredibly rude server who paid us absolutely no attention and was practically hostile when we didn’t order an expensive steak.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Always a perfect steak - that is why we are always back

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great steaks! Vibrant atmosphere

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Excellent for use of our Groupon coupon. Many thanks.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Food (steak, grits, saute mushrooms. Buffalo cheese) and services are very good.
A bit noisy though sitting next to a group of 10+ people.

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