Bobby Van's Grill - 50th Street

4.6
2014 reviews
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American
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  • Business Meals
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
The combination of a traditional American grill combined with the classic elements of a first-rate steak house best describes Bobby Van’s fourth New York City location. Run by the same four partners who have been awarded Tom Horan’s American Top Ten Steakhouses in each of the past three years, the Grill caters to those seeking the legendary Bobby Van’s Porterhouse as well as lighter dishes such as pastas, salads and fish. All served with the renowned service that has been Bobby Van’s hallmark from its beginnings in 1969. As partner Joseph Hickey said “We’re all about pure, unadulterated customer happiness."

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MK
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful. Food was DELICIOUS. Outstanding.

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J
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good pre-broadway restaurant. Right near the main theaters. Lots of Calamari for an appetizer.

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F
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We went to Bobby Van's Grill before the theater. The waiter was very nice - top notch. The crab cakes were amazing - probably the best that I have ever had at a restaurant. The filet mignon was very good and cooked exactly as ordered. In my opinion, the mashed potatoes tasted like a mix - they didn't appear to be freshly made. Overall the food was very good and the service was fantastic.

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f
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great time at Bobby Van's. Joe P makes each guest feel special.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We ate at Bobby Van's after seeing a matinee. Our reservation was at 5:30 on a Saturday and the restaurant didn't seem busy at all. We were seated promptly and the service was excellent. My wife had the peppered tuna entree and she said it was delicious. I had a filet that was the special for the day and while it tasted good, it was a little more medium rare though I ordered medium and had some gristle to it even though it was supposed to be a filet cut. The server did offer to have it cooked a little longer though, but I said that wasn't necessary. All in all, a great dining experience and we would definitely go back.

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j
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Parking is to expensive in area and it’s very noisy in the restaurant, service was very good and friendly but it’s very expensive for the quality and quantity!!

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TS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service and food was excellent. We celebrated my mom’s 80th birthday.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent, the food was good...

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DH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent professional customer service from all wait staff and hosts. Delicious food. Never a disappointment.

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KB
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

Sea bass and steak were very good. Hash browns were burned on the side. Which would have probably been corrected if I told waiter. The wait time to get served selections and final bill was not timely. Mgr was advised and stated he would have removed hash browns from billing and service was slow due to unexpected volume on a sun evening. Gone to location for years but probably won’t return to that location
Service in past even in overflowing volume was great. Things change

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HO
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We celebrated our 51st anniversary while on vacation with our daughter and granddaughter in Manhattan, We could not have been happier with the reception we received from the entire staff. The exceptional service was a perfect complement to the outstanding food. Our thanks for a memorable anniversary celebration. We will be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Geat food, great service.

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c
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service... they offered to check our leftovers bc we were going to the theater and could not take them in with us! Picked up after the show and had dessert and coffee.... food there is terrific! One of my go to places!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

My husband and I wanted to celebrate our 50th birthdays so we decided to try Bobby Vans for dinner. It’s was excellent. They also came out and sang to us when they served us our dessert. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Waiter helpful and very pleasant. Good outstanding.

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Bobby V’s has great wait service, an excellent bar and very good food to suit all tastes. Great place for a business meeting, drinks with a client or even with a date. And dress appropriately this is a very nice restaurant.

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LC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 2

Different waiters thought meal. Waited for ever for drinks and check. Or to take away empty plates

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OT
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Worst of the Bobby Van restaurants. They over cooked our steaks and then brought out two that were still cold in the middle - we ordered medium rare. I bet Tad’s next door would have been better. Stick to the Grand Central location or FiDi.

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TJ
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ryan the bartender and Joe the manager took care of us today for a very important meeting. Very attentive and attention to detail. Ryan also makes the best cocktails!

Super consistent. We will probably come back after work for a few drinks

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent!! What really impressed us was that our two kids ( age 6) were treated just as well! They only split a pizza and the waiter put a piece in each plate and told them to be careful because it was hot and when they were finished he came back and served them again! Plus the food and drinks were superb- would definitely recommend this restaurant

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W
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Howard was an excellent waiter. Worth going just for his service and banter! 5 stars.

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KK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service by Will was very nice. Food was delicious

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KM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent food, good service, nice atmosphere. A little pricey but worth it!

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AZ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a very friendly and attentive waiter. He was able to give us all the attention needed even though we were a large group. The food was delicious and filling. We all enjoyed our meals!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Menu featured a good variety – our group had steak, chicken, seafood and pasta. There was something for everyone. The food, drinks and service were all exceptional. Highly recommended.

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JE
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Mediocre food. Better off finding a good cafe. Mediocre service

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R
Austin
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every aspect of this restaurant and location was outstanding! Our waiter, Howard, was amazing. The other waiters worked in tandem to refill water, take away plates, ask questions, and the food was the best. We all had some of the best tasting steak ever, and we live in Texas! Highly recommended this restaurant for either a special occasion, or if you just want one of the best steaks in New York. Expect to pay the price for it of course.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The petite Filet was perfect and the sauce was excellent. I wish I hadn't ordered the special with the apple smoked bacon on top as it was too thick and strong. The brussel sprouts were to die for. They were a meal onto themselves. The Pinot Noir went perfectly with the steak.

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TJ
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came for my birthday and paid as usual.. joe the manager is great

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u
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is one of my favorite places. Just try it once and you will be hooked..

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LB
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I brought my son before we saw Hamilton and we had an outstanding experience!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

The food overall was good, but the service was medi

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FZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant. I added that it was our anniversary when I made the reservation on open table and the staff wished us a happy anniversary upon arrival and a small bottle of champagne. Very nice. Food and service were excellent. Highly recommend

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NK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Typical steak place. Our waiter was indifferent at best, service was slow, even though the restaurant didn't get busy until we were leaving, we had a 6pm reservation, the place was empty, yet they sat us near the kitchen, we didn't get out of there until 735pm, we had to ask for the check a few times, we had a show to go to. The chili calamari appetizer was very good as was the brussels. The rib eye had too many large areas of fat that you couldn't cut thru, it was cooked correctly if maybe a little too done for med rare. Was not as tasty and juicy as a rib eye should be, my husband had the sirloin strip as did my son. They said it was good,but not as tasty and tender as outback! So save your money and go to outback. We were paying $56 a steak and all else was a la carte, worked out to be $100/pp, there were 6 in our party. For that we should have been blown away. New York has many better choices.

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TB
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Not at all. I made a reservation via open table. When we went there. They said I didn’t make no reservation. I even show the confirmation. They couldn’t confirm.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Prices are overpriced. You can get better food quality and taste somewhere else. Service is good though. Ambiance is much like a bar scene.

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HG
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Booked table for 6pm
Arrived early but no problem as table ready. Restaurant half full.

The food is expensive but worth every penny. Salmon divine. Steak succulent. Pizza crisp. Wine at $15 a glass means u only have one but more is offered during your meal. Desserts New York cheesecake smooth and light. Tiramisu light and tasty. Ice cream 3 scoops of creamy coldness.

The place between arriving and leaving filled to maximum diners including a private party in a side room. The noise of chatter was audibly annoying which did mar the visit but I think this is due to the acoustic of the building.

Would I book again? Yes definitely, but would book earlier to avoid some noise. Three diners two courses $270.

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BK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

One of the great NYC Steakhouses. Since Ben Bensobs closed, this is my midtown choice

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I used the app to make a reservation and sent a not the we got engaged that day and they had a complimentary bottle of champagne ready for us.

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RR
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have already recommended you to other friends in New York - the whole experience was second-to-none. Thank you very much - Rob Reilly

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