Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 54th Street

4.6
947 reviews
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"At Bobby Vans 54th Street, you can expect the same great service and the same great food as our other restaurants. Tucked away in another historic restaurant location, (at one time this was the hang out spot for such stars as Frank Sinatra and the rest of the Rat Pack) there is plenty of history and untold stories behind these walls, if only they could talk. Conveniently located just east of Park Avenue and 4 blocks north of The Waldorf-Astoria, this is where you want to be. As you walk into the restaurant you’re greeted by our hosts and a large credenza filled with beautiful bottles of wine. Glancing to your left you overlook the spacious yet always occupied bar, where the bartenders know your name and have your drink waiting for you before you can even say hello. Separating the bar from the dining room is a glass window so you can see all the action of other diners enjoying their meals. The dining room has the good old fashioned steakhouse style with handcrafted wood walls, and F
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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome.

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JP
Tulsa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service!
Would go back!
Good location.

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DB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The friend and I had the most delelcious dinner at your restaurant. The waiter was attentive- the service was excellent -
The dessert in addition to the main course was fabulous .
A truly fine experience from beginning to end of the meal and all in between as well
Denise Baum
New York City

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b
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the wrong one by mistake. But we had great time and loved the food!!

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o
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Last minute decision when we messed up on another reservation. The steaks were wonderful and cooked to perfection. Service was perfect and attentive. Very nice wine list as well. Don’t hesitate to drop in for the filet it was the best bernaise sauce I have ever had hands down.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a fantastic evening and fantastic food. Would highly recommend

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JW
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal. Went with a couple of colleagues and all enjoyed huge steaks and good wine.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience during our visit to Bobby Van’s Steakhouse. Food was exceptional, service was impeccable and the overall experience was outstanding. We were there celebrating a birthday and he really appreciated the experience. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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C
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak ever. To awake is a must. Perfect service. Nice atmosphere

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BS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was very nice but very loud. Good service and good food.

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AD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The managers Josh and Dan went out of their way to make sure service was perfect. I appreciated the hospitality and quality of food.

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A
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We loved the steak! 🥩 😋 And the table service was lovely for Xmas eve.

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JD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Very good food but poor service. Inattentive server, poor wine steward and even forgot special occasion even though they were reminded twice. Tried bringing a piece of cake while we were putting our coats on. Go to S&W’s instead.

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SS
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

I brought my family there that was vacationing from Ireland as this is my go to spot at all times. Irish people are meat lovers but for the first time ever, the service was not up to par. I have often had this waiter who is fantastic but we had to ask for bread and we were nearly finished when the Mac and cheese came out. Also, the bill could have been a lot higher due to the fact that he was lifting glasses and not asking if they wanted another drink. Like I said, very unusual. Food amazing as always.

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ST
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious, French onion soup and house salad as apps were great. The porterhouse for 2 was delicious as well, though it was ordered medium rare was slightly more medium than medium rare.

Overall, a great evening out

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service and food out of this world!

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MM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Victor was amazing.!!!!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Juri, my server is the most professional and considerate server I have ever had at any restaurant

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t
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

typically never care about noise.. but had to shout entire time

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d
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Looking for a steak house in Manhattan, I was able to get a reservation at Bobby Van's and was delighted. Food was great, service was great. Would definitely go there again.

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g
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a perfect spot to host a birthday lunch for 8. Guests were very pleased with their selections and the staff was super attentive and very nice. Will definitely return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greeted as soon as we entered the building. Hostess was very friendly. Once we sat down the waiter was introducing himself to our table within seconds. Waiter seemed very professional, all properly dressed in uniform (which was old school style) and had knowledge of the entire menu. We asked about some wine and when he didn't totally know the answer he didn't beat around the bush like he knew he admitted he didn't and he would go ask the bartender, 2 minutes later he was back with the answer. We participated in the dinner for two for $115. Wonderful decision. The deal has its own menu and it consisted of an appetizer, entree +2 sides and a desert. I ordered the Tomato and Mozzarella appetizer, Filet Mignon with french fries as the entree and Brownie A LaMode as dessert. The deal also includes a bottle of wine which we definitely took advantage of. I'm not very good at writing reviews and I tend to ramble but overall my experience was excellent here tonight. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly, food was delicious, wine was very tasty and for a steakhouse in Manhattan you can't beat the the price should you decide to do the dinner for two menu. Based off of my one experience here I'd definitely recommend it.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Possibly the nicest meal I’ve ever had. Food was just delicious and the service was brilliant. Staff went out of their way to ensure we enjoyed the meal. Restaurant wasn’t noisy so we was able to relax and enjoy the food and have a conversation over dinner. Will definitely go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was ok nothing special

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DB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel during our recent visit to NYC. It was only 1 block away which seemed perfect. I booked online through opentable for 7.30. We arrived at the set time only to see a note on the door saying that the restaurant was closed for a private function! We went in and said we had a booking, to which we were told by a very unhelpful assistant that they were closed and that they had tried to contact us, but hadn’t been able to as our mobile phone number was a UK number!! Seriously?! Come on guys, what sort of people are you employing that can’t work out how to dial a UK phone number??
Needles to say we were extremely disappointed and frustrated. We had actually gotten engaged that day so were looking to celebrate, and this completely ruined the experience for us!
Would not recommend and wouldn’t go back- ever!

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s
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had burgers- fantastic juicy burgers with all the trimmings. Enjoyed it. Not steak, but not the cost of steak either.

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B
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hosted a business dinner and had stellar service in a beautiful room. Our servers were beyond attentive. The food was spectacular. Everything was fresh, hot and perfectly prepared. Dinner choices were all over the menu and there were all smiles around the table. The favs of the group were the Porterhouses and the Sea Bass. Then came dessert! We did samplers to share with our group of 14. All of the desserts were incredible. Wine list is outstanding with choices for all budgets. The Old Fashioned were excellent. The pacing on dinner was perfect. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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LG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

service understaffed or overtired - waited for more than 20 minutes for a check at lunch

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RR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Terrible food! My wife and I both ordered filets, her’s was over cooked and mine was half fat/grizzle. The brownie for desert was more like a cake.

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SM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Bobby vans was a bit undesirable. When we first walked it, we noticed that the rug and floor looked dirty. Also, took about 10 minutes for us to be acknowledged and the restaurant was not busy. Food was ok, however porterhouse had way to much fat on it. Prices seemed capatable with other steakhouses, however we did notice the other tables received special prefix menus that we were not offered. Service was fine, but again nothing spectacular

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DE
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific restaurant. Excellent service. Priced fairly for food choices but over the top beverage prices.

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BF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and EXCELLENT, attentive service.we had a wonderful experience.

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SJ
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They always please at E. 54th St. The managers Dan and Josh are first class. Tom and his crew at the bar are the best. The wait staff is very attentive. The steaks are always coked to perfection. A consistent winner.

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DD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great steaks! Great service! Great wine list! I can't wait to go back !!!

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DH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place was excellent. Our host General Manager Danny was amazing. It was my bday dinner and they went above and beyond to service us.

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RS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service was wonderful words cannot describe how great this place was.

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CZ
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Louis the waiter was great. It’s a great traditional steak house.

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O
San Francisco
323 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service was excellent, but the price of cocktails is ridiculous! $24 for a Manhattan is out of line.

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PL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, as always. Great staff and atmosphere.

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OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

“The Guy” seating people was obnoxious and arrogant. And boy was he dumb! Not quite sure how he got this job, no less keeps it. Avoid this place like the plague. High prices should mean quality food and good service at a minimum. Not here.

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