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Bobby Van's Steakhouse

1201 New York Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3917
+1 202-589-1504
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
1201 New York Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3917
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I try to come to this location every trip that I make into Washington DC. The meals are always very well prepared and served with very personable staff. The menu options are top flight and never leave you still hungry. Your best bet is to...More

Thank Timothy N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This looks like the classic Washington smoke filled restraurant of lore, just blocks from the white house. Menu is pretty ordinary and limited. Beer list is really limited to mostly coors, bud and ‘exotic’ corona. They only had one ipa and i was never sure...More

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The service was outstanding. The food was delicious; however, the price was a little steep for a casual dinner.

Thank williamwQ4745AT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Couldn’t be happier with our food and the service. Highly recommend the rib eye and the surf & turf! It’s a must for dinner when in DC. Arrived early for our res and were seated and didn’t have to wait. Front of the house matched...More

Thank KCAD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do yourself a favor next time you’re in DC go to Bobby vans! Went on a Thursday night at 7 o’clock no wait, sat right down. The wait staff is quite friendly and very informative ,highly recommend this restaurant. Only drawback was a little pricey...More

Thank Kunzee777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Washington for the PALCUS Portuguese American National conference and decided to have dinner at Bobby Van's Steakhouse, nearby the hotel we were staying, with my friend John from California. It was Friday evening. The restaurant is located in an older building in...More

Thank Fernando R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My close friend’s wife reserved the room at this restaurant for his 40th birthday. The A/C didn’t work and no one notified her prior to arrival. They didn’t said that they couldn’t get an A/C company out because they were closed. Total bunch of bull....More

Thank Leroy J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I chose the special...a huge tomahawk rib steak...medium RARE! The food, bread, and decor were very good and as we hoped to find for a rather expensive steak house. As usual, the service is very important and we had a very good...More

Thank Spicole
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a delicious small filet mignon with grilled asparagus. Everything was well prepared. Others had calamari appetizer, shrimp diablo, and rockfish. Everyone liked the food as well as the wines and beer.

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner with a high school friend at Bobby Van’s Steakhouse. Two glasses of Cabernet to start. Then a dozen oysters, which we split. Two bone-in Ribeyes, both with sides of creamed spinach. Everything was very good, as was the service. The only bad news was...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 New York Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3917
    (12th & New York Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-589-1504
  • E-mail
Bobby Van’s Grill marks the return of the powerful New York City chop shop to the downtown D.C. area but with a new twist. This eclectic New American Steakhouse now boasts a slightly more casual family friendly atmosphere as well as catering to the Washington politician. This 536-seat D.C. destination is fully loaded! There’s four private, intimate and upscale dining rooms with their own bar and bar services. Two 40-foot long bars can be found with friendly bartenders serving strong drinks and even stronger conversations. The main dining room boasts views of both New York Avenue and the plush marble atrium of the adjoining building amidst its beautiful water fountain. This is an ideal place to meet for power lunches, family gatherings and late night dinners in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
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