Bobby Van's Grill & Steakhouse - 50th Street
Classic American steak & seafood spot
Steakhouse · West 50s · $$$
The Zagat Review
“A staple” for the business set, these “solidly consistent” steakhouses “have the formula down” with “real pros” serving “hearty” cuts in “boys’ club” surroundings that include an “old bank vault” at the FiDi locale; a “big bill” is part of the “predictable” package.
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hours Open Today · 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
location 135 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10020, USA phone +1 212-957-5050 website directions Get Directions
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My husband and I came here for a nice dinner to finish off my birthday weekend, thinking the service would be as great as the food. WRONG! Upon being seated, the waiter poured my glass of water like normal. My husband was washing up in the restroom so he wasn’t seated at the table at the moment, however being the good wife that I am, I asked the waiter to please pour a glass for my husband also. He literally said, “No I’ll pour it for him once he’s sitting here at the table.” And it was in the most stern voice ever. I felt so uncomfortable after that moment. Throughout our dinning experience we never had anyone come by and ask how everything was. I noticed the same waiter asked the tables around us at least once. I asked him for gravy for the mashed potatoes that came with the New York strip and his response was, “No, we don’t have any gravy.”, and walked off. It’s fine to not have any gravy but come on! At least offer something else instead like a sauce from the other entrees (my husbands came with a mushroom sauce) or say it in a fitting manner. So...after paying over $150 for the weekend birthday dinner I felt pretty unsatisfactory with the overall experience. If anyone from the restaurant reads this please keep in mind that we, the customer, are anticipating a pleasant overall experience with both the food and the service. UPDATE! On our way out, the hostess asked how everything was and I expressed my frustrations aforementioned. She quickly got the manager involved and he was very accommodating and also expressed his disapproval of our experience. He also invited us back to make it up to us. Thank you for this it was really appreciated.
B. C. · May 6, 2018
Possibly the best find of our trip to New York. When plans at a different restaurant didn’t work out, we found Bobby Van’s quite by accident-and what a wonderful accident. Greeting upon entry was very warm and welcoming, wait staff was incredible (attentive without hovering and informative without overselling) and the food was exquisite. The meal was expensive but this is New York and the setting, service and tastes were beyond extraordinary. My wife had a special request which the waiter apologetically said was not available. But moments later he returned, he had talked to the chef and they could in fact do it. It is extra efforts like this that set restaurants apart! We enjoyed the entire experience and highly recommend Bobby Van’s!
Martin Kent Miller · April 14, 2018
We had a business meal for 12 at Bobby Van's. Everyone raved about the quality of the food. Service was top-notch too. Atmosphere was lovely as well. Highly recommended.
Craig Hairrell · May 9, 2018