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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” (19 reviews)
Opens in 29 min
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
1201 New York Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3917
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1 - 10 of 339 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was superb. Service was great! The oysters were delish and so fresh! The outside seating was nice. we had a great bottle of wine! Devin was a great and attentive server!

Thank Florie Q
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yeah we're lame, staying in DC in August while Congress and nearly everyone else heads out of town for vacation and to escape the relentless heat. But we celebrated our wedding anniversary tonight at Bobby Van's and service was great, food was well prepared and...More

Thank Lady911Driver
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eat there. Save up. Get the groupon. Whatever you have to do. Their meat is to die for. That's all you need to know.

Thank creif980
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From our charismatic server to the Prime Rib sliced at the table to the chopped salad and the decor....Bobby Van's felt like we were in an archetypal classic steakhouse...considering we were merely steps away from the White House & The Capitol...surprisingly good value for what...More

Thank cynic999
Reviewed 10 July 2017 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 15 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 24 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
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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, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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