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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (111 reviews)
“prime rib” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 15:30All hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1201 New York Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3917
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1 - 10 of 335 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The maître d' at the hotel recommended this restaurant. It was only a short cab ride away. The restaurant was not crowded. The food was good but the service was terrible. We had to ask twice for refills on wine and water. After our appetizers,...More

Thank Patti H
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I took a group of 13 and our waiter Oscar did an awesome job. As most waiters want to get you enough food to feed an army he caught on real quick that we were not there for a 3 hour dinner. We all had...More

Thank KurtLS
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Disappointing upscale steak chain experience. We've eaten at several Bobby Van locations in NYC and they are far superior in quality of the food. Its not cheap so the standards are high. Our Two filet mignon's were overcooked, Lobster tail appetizer was rubbery. Sea scallop...More

Thank JAC197561000
Reviewed 11 June 2017

A classic steakhouse with good seafood as well. We came with a large party and enjoyed the fruits de mer appetizer. The beef Wellington was excellent, as were the crabbed-stuffed shrimp. Good wine list but rather pricey.

Thank FineGueule46
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We just had the pleasure of enjoying an incredible meal at Bobby Van's Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. The restaurant is beautifully architect-ed with ample-sized tables and loads of space between adjoining groups. The menu is balanced between beef, fish and other offerings, e.g.pasta, so that...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a great dinner. Steak was outstanding, seafood appetizer looked and tasted fabulous. Good wine selection. Bread pudding desert was a great ending to the meal. Wait staff was attentive and made great recommendations.

Thank Douglas W
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This place is a good, calm and decent place to eat lunch in a business day in washington. The food is good, atmosphere is calm, relaxes yet as sophisticated as you can imaging you are somewhere in northern europe having your lunch. I liked it...More

Thank Guillermo A
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Listen to your waiter. No matter how good it a dish reads on the menu your waiter knows best. My fish dish was average, My dessert of Key Lime Pie was the weakest I have ever had. A little pricey for average service and weak...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

A few nights ago, a dear friends from DC invited be out to dinner. The choice of restaurants was my friend's and it could not have been a more enjoyable evening. The company for whom our friend works hasta several events at Bobby Vans during...More

Thank Elias T
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Our family celebrated our daughters College Masters Graduation. We started with a platter of oysters that were delicious. We had salads--tomato n mozzarella, Asian pear salad and a tossed garden salad. We had the table side carved prime rib. It was prepared perfectly. The meat...More

Thank lollygal
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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, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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