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Bobby Van's Steakhouse

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown / Chinatown
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809 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-2203 (Between H and I Sts.)
+1 202-589-0060
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 05:00 - 22:00
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in for a business lunch and found the place to be very business friendly and about what you would expect from a steakhouse in DC. But, it was lunch so I went with one of the salads. Service was attentive and professional. Very good experience.

Thank Martin B
Dayton, New Jersey
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160 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying overnight in DC, found this place a few blocks from the hotel. Nice atmosphere, not too crowded. Had a nice cocktail from a very personable and knowledgeable waiter. Steak menu was typical of any one of a number of steakhouses. My steak was perfectly cooked, served very hot, and was delicious. Sides were as you'd imagine, a la carte,... More 

Thank JerryCucamonga
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is not often that I write about both food quality and service at a restaurant however Bobby Van's stood out. The porterhouse for two was incredible as were the sides of asparagus, mushrooms and mashed potatoes. Our server, Rod, was one of the best resources to help us navigate the menu and he gave us an excellent recommendation on... More 

Thank Jimtgov
Rockledge, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a fabulous steak with an excellent Cabernet. Also had the Caesar salad, also very good. Don't fill up on bread, the steaks are large.

Thank Another_timeout
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came to this location with a good friend of mines and Nelson, our server, was amazing! I thought I wanted the crab cake for my appetizer but he suggested the crab dip. Wow. The crab dip was amazing!!!! I mean, legit crab dip. He helped my friend decide on his meal too. I had the scallops and they were... More 

Thank CQ W
West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bobby Van's is a famous steakhouse name, and Washington DC has a famous range of steakhouses. I was hoping for a wonderful, quintessential meat eating experience during DC Restaurant Week, but I didn't quite get there. The three course prix fixe was a good option, with a smaller (10 oz) medallion option. However, even with the very attentive service and... More 

Thank Barrett C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't say enough about the staff at Bobby Vans! They made our celebration truly special. David the Manger and Kevin the bartender were amazing! Best restaurant in DC, bar atmosphere great and food out of this world!

Thank Shirley B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent an amazing night at BobbyVans. Hands down favorite place in DC! Food, drinks, management and service all awesome! The outside patio is one of the best in all of DC! Highly recommend..

1 Thank Shannon M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We used a Groupon for Saturday night dinner & Bobby Van's is one of the best restaurants we have dined at. The escargot, shrimp scampi & scallops were phenomenal. We had never dined at Bobby Van's before & will be back. The waiter & service was perfect.

Thank Lori2013
Arlington, Virginia
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92 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Using a Groupon offer, decided to have lunch at Bobby Van's. As suggested, set up reservations. At the last minute, schedule changed and I called to adjust time. The scheduler was very kind and flexible. We were able to make it earlier than the adjusted time and once again they were very cooperative. We made an order of calamari...it was... More 

Thank Michael L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
05:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 809 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-2203
    (Between H and I Sts.)
  • Public Transportation: McPherson Square Metro
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-589-0060

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?