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Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 50th Street

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135 W 50th St, New York City, NY 10020-1201 (50th Street (Between 6th & 7th))
+1 212-957-5050
16:30 - 23:00
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Mon 11:30 - 22:30
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 16:30 - 23:00
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Waupaca, WI
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110 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went to this place for the first time. My family dined here many years ago and they always loved it. The atmosphere is nice casual steakhouse. Service is top notch. Menu is a combo of steaks and Italian specialties. Try the veal meatballs for an app. I have chicken marsala which was very good, but the star was my husband's... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We decided to eat at Bobby Vans based on the recommendation of our hotel concierge before seeing "School of Rock" at the Winter Garden Theatre, and it didn't disappoint! The waitstaff was attentive without being obnoxious, and made sure we were able to get out in time for the show. The food was amazing - I had the skirt steak... More 

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N Ireland
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We walked past here at first as we were dressed very casual and it looked quite expensive, but we decided it was our last night in New York and we would splash out. The service was excellent, although I thought the breads in the bread basket could have been fresher, my husband loved them. It was quite late so I... More 

Thank PennyNIreland
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

On our first night in New York we visited Bobby Vans. This place is very expensive, why are you told to pay a tip after I paid the bill? Service wasn't worthy of a tip. The meal wasnt the best and my steak was sent back because the steak came back rare , I ordered well done. Poor service for... More 

Thank Ian E
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127 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The atmosphere is rich and feels upscale. It was crowded, but not overly so. It is a classic NYC steakhouse. Excellent, attentive service. The menu is impressive and is not limited at all to steak. Drinks are both delicious and generous. The entrees are just a bit pricey, but every bit worth it.

1 Thank Ellenlyn
New York City, New York
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120 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

I generally hate restaurants, as I find the food extremely fattening / salty / packed with hidden sugar, overpriced / noisy / VERY NOISY. Bobby Van's is nothing like that. The quality of the food is truly outstanding and they have tons of healthy and delicious dishes. The fish alternatives are fantastic - I love the crab appetizer, shrimp cocktail,... More 

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Dublin Ireland
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We ate here the day we arrived and were not disappointed. The menu is extensive and quality of the food really good. Our waiter spent a long time with us too giving advise on where to see and what to do - a really personal guy. Just can't recall his name. Overall I would recommend Bobby Van's highly

Thank TCT2
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Out of all the bobby vans steakhouse in manhattan this is my favorite. I would highly recommend reservations. The tomahawk ribeye is the best great marble and the bone adds extra flavor. The vibe in the dining area is always busy and vibrant but not too loud. Bring your plastic as the meals aren't cheap

Thank Khoa N
Long Island, New York
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Been here a bunch of times as I work nearby. Prices are high for lunch but food quality is very good. If they offer chateau briand its always tender and a good choice. The make a nice filet as well. Spinach and mashed can't go wrong. Good coffee. Bar is upscale. Diners are usually local suits and tourists. Service is... More 

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Park Ridge, New Jersey
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Took a date there and was concerned it might not be romantic enough, but it was a great place for a date. Went on an uncrowded Monday night so that might have helped. It was not noisy at all, quite quiet actually. Met at the bar for a drink and the experience there was top notch. Got a secluded table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
American, Steakhouse, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 W 50th St, New York City, NY 10020-1201
    (50th Street (Between 6th & 7th))
  • Public Transportation: 49th - 50th Streets - Rockefeller Center
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-957-5050

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