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Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 50th Street

#1,690 of 11,942 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
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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  • 107
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    Very good
  • 44
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  • 21
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Place!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Lamar M
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

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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2 helpful votes 2 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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Buffalo, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Columbus, Ohio
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63 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is a wonderful steak house that just screams "New York". The crowd is mostly local. Fun atmosphere

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Murray, Utah
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18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The petite filet was seared on both sides and pink in the middle, just as I requested. It was tender, juicy, and fully flavored. The mashed potatoes were surprisingly flavorful also. The onion rings were baked and served with what appeared to be ketsup made in the kitchen. The combo of sweet ketsup and crispy rings (that were not dripping... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Brought the wife and kids (19 & 16) in around Thanksgiving time. I had a delicious steak. My wife and daughter loved their crab cakes and son devoured his lobster mac & cheese. The service was terrific and the drinks spot on. A bit pricey but I knew it would be. Thanks

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Came upon this place by chance. My husband and I on the first visit enjoyed a Pinot Noir at the bar. Barman very friendly. Next day went back for a meal. We only had a side order and their homemade chips. The Lobster Mac and Cheese was lovely and also the chips. Seen steaks being served but really too big... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed a very good seared tuna with wasabi and seaweed, a friend who was with me had a steak. We both had scallops as appetizers. All the food was very good and well presented. However, it is quite expensive for an "ordinary" steakhouse. Noisy but cheerful atmosphere, good service but not outstanding. Overall a good but overpriced place to... More 

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solihull
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31 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Three of us ate here, all had steaks and one bottle of wine, no starters or desserts. The bill came to over £200!! Great steaks though, if you fancy a blowout.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Very nice steak, I ordered the Eye Fillet and is was cooked to my liking and the steak was very tender. I couldn't believe the size of some steaks that were passing us on the way to other tables - huge. Decore was pleasant.

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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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