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Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 50th Street

#1,723 of 11,986 Restaurants in New York City
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135 West 50th Street, New York City, NY (50th Street (Between 6th & 7th))
49th - 50th Streets - Rockefeller Center
(212) 957-5050
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 112
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great steaks

Bobby Vann's on 50th Street is the perfect Midtown steakhouse. As soon as you walk in the can smell the smoke from the steaks almost ingrained in the history of the restaurant. This is a typical American steakhouse with dark wood decor and large mirrors. The choice of steak is good and all are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
Jlincoln55
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Beckenham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Bobby Vans is a great dining experience in the plush Park Lane area of New York. The restaurant is old New York and the service is that of an era long since passed. From start to finish the experience of Bobby Vans is welcoming. The food is plentiful and mouth watering. The food is first class, the presentation is excellent... More 

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Brigg, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We where looking for some where to eat when we walked past this restaurant so in we went . This was the first night of our trip to New York so we thought we would treat to a really good restaurant and I must say this was way beyond good it was great. Now I don't usually have a steak... More 

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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Bobby Vann's on 50th Street is the perfect Midtown steakhouse. As soon as you walk in the can smell the smoke from the steaks almost ingrained in the history of the restaurant. This is a typical American steakhouse with dark wood decor and large mirrors. The choice of steak is good and all are served on the large size even... More 

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Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

we happened to walk past this restaurant on our way to Times Square being very close to the Hilton hotel we thought we would try it! The atmosphere is great, very New York Italian American style with dark wood and the waiters are great, they all have a fab sense of humour! The steak and seafood is of amazing quality... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This restaurant is very expensive and not somewhere you'd go all the time unless you have the money but it was great for a treat. Waiters and bar staff were very polite, assertive and friendly. I had the fillet steak which was out of this world. It was the biggest piece of steak I've ever seen before and it was... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Great food, service and atmosphere. We had a big party with lots of interests. And they made it at a high standard. Good wine list, excelent steaks and supet tuna. Salads were good too.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Been here a few times now with clients and we love this place! Not only are the steaks cooked to perfection, most of the seafood is excellent as well! Tuna tar tar is one of my favorites. The scallops and the shrimp entrees are great when you're not in the mood for meat. The service is excellent and every waiter... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My wife and I visited Bobby Van's on our honeymoon, attracted by the fixed price dinner clearly advertised at the door to the restaurant ($31 per head, not including drinks, tax, service etc). When we sat down and were offered a menu, the fixed price menu was not included. We enquired as to its absence and were told it didn't... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food here is fantastic. I enjoyed Oscar's Filet with crab meat and esparagus. Prepared perfectly and the atmosphere is very nice. The server was good and very attentive.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

When spending this much money at a restaurant you would hope for a server who would be more attentive and respectful. The service was horrible which overshadowed the food which was just mediocre.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 135 West 50th Street, New York City, NY
    (50th Street (Between 6th & 7th))
  • Public Transportation: 49th - 50th Streets - Rockefeller Center
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 957-5050

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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