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46

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Bobby Van's Steakhouse
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Bobby Van's Steakhouse, originally renowned as a meeting place for Truman Capote and other literary giants, became popular by the 1970s. Bobby Van's is a privately owned and family-run operation founded by a group of restaurant industry veterans and their friends. The steakhouse has received national accolades. The restaurant in New York City opened in 2003 followed by two more by 2005. It offers appetizers, salads, potatoes and vegetables, entrees and seafood.
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Phone: (212) 207-8353

Fax Number: (212) 207-8353

Services/Products:
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
Payment method:
amex, discover, master card, visa, diners club
Neighborhoods:
Midtown Manhattan, Midtown East
AKA:

Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 54th Street

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Steak Houses, Bar & Grills, Seafood Restaurants, Barbecue Restaurants, Restaurants

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04/03/2012
That Was Then This is Now

A friend asked about BVs and we looked at the reviews and I see there are reviews on Yelp for the other locations but this one hasn't been reviewed since May, 2011 so I thought I should represent - I've going there for over a year and everytime the service has been excellent, no attitude from very friendly staff. I've shared the porterhouse, had the burgers, salads, the veggies, (love the fries & onion rings, broccol... view more

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05/17/2011
Terrible Food, Steak was Aweful

First time there and I was completely disappointed. The tuna tartar was disgusting. Normally, especially for that excessive price, it'll come out as one solid piece of tuna, slightly seared on the edges. This one looked like they chopped pieces of raw tuna and crammed it into a tuna can, flipped it over and covered it with mint sauce. Yuck!! OK, strike one, figured I still had my steak to come out. It got worse. My d... view more

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02/06/2011
Not the best but pretty good

There are better steak houses in the city, but this is one of the better ones. Atmosphere is not particularly special. Service is good. Steaks came the way we ordered them.

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01/31/2011
Judgemental Service

The sevice was so judgemental when ordering from restaurant week's prefix menu. Comment to Bobby Van's - you CHOSE to participate! If you're going to let ordering from the prefix menu influence the service, then don't sign up for restaurant week! I've been here many times for a $2K+ expensed lunch (don't we all miss those days!) I decided to go for the $35 prefix (if I wanted to pay full price for a steakhouse, I'd c... view more

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12/04/2008
Good Food Poor Service

I've been to this nice restaurant last night and the athmosphere is really warm and inviting. The bar is always busy serving people waiting to have dinner.\r The room was very crowded and loud. The waiters are nice but a little rushy and rude. The fact that they ""dump"" drinks in the glass from the bottle handled upside down (specially wine) is not classy for a restaurant that expensive. Mixing wines from one bottl... view more

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07/30/2008
truly outstanding experience

wow talk about meat mountain our steaks were absolutely huge.These were of a quality we simply cannot get at home.While nothing was cheap we found the quality and quantity to be great value.Service was both friendly and attentive.My only is having two of those swimming pool size size martinis

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06/16/2008
Lunch? You want Lunch?

Lunch is for suckers.....I'm not your average BSD....ABC, you know Always Be Closing. How big is your house, car, sinep, etc. This is the typical garbage you'll hear in this place. So if you are outside the area and going here on a whim, you should know what to expect from the big bank crowd. They hang out here when they aren't jumping off bridges or buildings.

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03/11/2008
Good food, but disappointing service

I have eaten at many top restaurants in the city, including Bobby Van's downtown location, and I was deeply disappointed by the level of service my group of 6 received. Our meals were not brought out at the same time, and at no point did the server inquire about the quality of our food. An additional place setting that we did not need was removed in the middle of our dinner service. While these may seem like small... view more

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11/02/2007
Stay away from Bobby!

I have never posted any negative ratings before. I feel I have to write something about this place though... Can you think of a restaurant in Manhattan with lame service and disgusting steaks for $46? Correct! This is Bobby Van's Steakhouse at 131 E. 54th street. Hostess and waiters made me feel like an invisible man... A simple steak was being cooked for 35 minutes and still served half-done! Probably, this was wron... view more

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10/19/2006
astonishingly inept service

Went on an off night a few weeks ago, were sat late (we had a reservation). The service was discombobulated: I'm still not sure if one waiter attends to a table of if it's more of a free-for-all scenario: in any event, wine service was glacial and the food took an unbearably long time (apparently because a large table ordered before us, we were offered as an explanation). Then, the piece de resistance: a furry creatu... view more

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