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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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“steak” (125 reviews)
“prime rib” (22 reviews)
“salad” (45 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
1201 New York Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3917
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good steak and solid service just not a 5 star. Not a bad thing at all at 4 and we left happy and satisfied. Very good choice if you are close

Thank Mlsmith142
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a delightful evening with my guy while visiting DC at Bobby Van's. Superb steak cooked perfectly with a perfect chopped salad. The restaurant was full yet the ambiance ws lively and the service exceptional.

Thank 473judy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a night when everything was closed due to wind, I wanted a place close by my hotel and I craved steak. So I got a quick reservation at Bobby Van’s and headed over. I was seated at a booth and my waiter appeared pretty...More

Thank HokieJAC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of 4 could not have had a better time. We were there on a "Groupon" offer of prime rib for 4, which was delectable; ordered medium, I would say it was a touch toward the rare side of that, which pleased 3 out...More

Thank rip2632
Reviewed 9 February 2018

A friend and I went out to celebrate last weekend. When we arrived, the host did not even acknowledge us. He was talking to another customer, but he actually turned his back towards us! He disappeared without saying anything then returned and asked if he...More

1  Thank poboi
Reviewed 31 January 2018

The food was superb: filet mignon, crispy brussels sprouts, caesar salad. Dessert was a delightful chocolate mousse served in a chocolate teacup with a little chocolate spoon. All the staff were friendly, attentive, and efficient. I worked with the managers (Jonathan and Samantha) on a...More

Thank Darian P
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

A colleague recommended this restaurant. A great menu! The steaks looked amazing. I had to have the lobster ravioli because I can’t get good lobster where I live. They also have an excellent wine menu.

Thank Ron J
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We were staying across the street in the Sofitel on a very cold and cloudy day. We didn’t want to go far for lunch so we decide to try Bobby Van’s. It was a really good choice. I’m not a steak lover so I ordered...More

1  Thank Tropicalfire
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Needed a quick lunch that was not too heavy and Bobby Van’s delivered. Their usual staple is steak but my colleague and I opted for a salad and a paella and both were delivered quickly and tasty. Service was polite and fast. Would not hesitate...More

1  Thank Naga64
Reviewed 20 December 2017

I was craving for some porterhouse and the concierge at the Mandarin Oriental recommended this place. I ended up going there 3 times in two days! 2 dinners and 1 lunch. Absolutely delicious even compared to Peter Luger! Definitely worth a splurge!

1  Thank Yuhan X
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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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