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Bobby Van's Steakhouse

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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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Coos Bay, Oregon
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our meal was in a separate room we had about 25 people in our group. The meal was well paced, giving us ample time to socialize. There was a good selection of beer, wine and mixed drinks. The food was well prepared and served correctly. My steak was very good I would give it 4.5 on a scale of 5.... More 

Thank Bill H
Columbia, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the opportunity to visit this location in early May. Received a recommendation to sit in Rod's section.We were glad that we did ! A true professional and kind waiter.He took the time to explain items on the menu and directed us on what was he thought they did well.Everything was sensational ! The filet was excellent and quite large.The... More 

Thank Marc0_Esquand0las
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really like this location (15th St) for lunch and happy hour. Great, freshly-prepared, high-quality meal options and attentive service, and not expensive (for a steakhouse). We just never enjoy dinner here. Part of it is the ambiance - there are fewer patrons at dinner time so it seems a little sad- and the food, for some reason, isn't as... More 

Thank danabethdc
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love Bobby Vans Steakhouse. They make you feel so welcomed. The waiters Rodney and Mike are excellent. They are the best waiters, very polite introduce you to good food on the menu. I've brought several people to this restaurant. Top Notch Service, I'll be back soon. Looking for a nice restaurant, check out Bobby Vans Steakhouse, the Crab Cakes... More 

Thank NeeCee Y
Potomac, Maryland
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279 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first dinner here in five years. Excellent steak and fries. Good Caesar salad and desserts, especially the apple caramel pastry. Excellent service. But over $100 for a steak for two without any sides? Felt overpriced to us.

Thank Potomac_11
Birmingham, Alabama
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice steak dinner here. Got delicious shrimp cocktail and the Cajun ribeye as recommended by a very helpful and attentive waiter Oscar. Would definitely recommend!

Thank C5414XGbradb
Andover, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our party of five visited on Thursday, April 20 and sat outside. We were seated promptly and the service was wonderful. You feel very "cared for" given the number of staff tending to you. As for the food, it was quite good -- nothing extraordinary, but high quality and tasty, just the same. I had Oysters on the half shell... More 

Thank jaymcq
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my companion to lunch here. For her birthday. We sat outside. Beautiful day. Service was friendly and attentive . We had the calamari and French onion soup as starters, both very good. Then the bone in ribeye medium rare x2. Great steak , well prepared, nicely presented. Washed down with a nice bottle of Malbec. Great crime brûlée... More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I had an excellent french onion soup and fillet mignon with bearnaise sauce. The steak was beautifully crispy on the outside and nice and succulent on the inside. Beautifully aged and tender. Great unobtrusive attention from the service staff.

Thank DLeong
Stillwater, Mn
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We grabbed the seafood tray, a dozen raw oysters, and some beers for happy hour. The seafood trays are half price for happy hour and include a lobster chopped in half, crab, shrimp, scallops all on a a tray of ice. They integrated the dozen oysters as well (these were a separate charge) and they were delicious.

Thank SgtHarley

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 50 - US$ 50
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?