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Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 54th Street

#1,603 of 11,539 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Steakhouse, Grill
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131 E. 54th Street, New York City, NY 10169
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4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
Great place for a big steak!

Starting out with the seafood tower was a perfect compliment to our meal we were about to enjoy! We had a few porter house steaks for 10 of us... Great choice! Add some bacon and it was perfect. The staff was friendly and helpful while attending to some of my allergies. I definitely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
New York
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New York
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Starting out with the seafood tower was a perfect compliment to our meal we were about to enjoy! We had a few porter house steaks for 10 of us... Great choice! Add some bacon and it was perfect. The staff was friendly and helpful while attending to some of my allergies. I definitely recommend this restaurant!

Thank DonNY845
Level Contributor
126 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food at Bobby Vans is terrific...from tuna to steak you cant go wrong. Its a bit pricey, so be ready, but the quality of the food is amazing. Be sure to stop by the bar and say hello to the bartender Sean...great guy and the reason we always stop by whenever we are in NYC.

Thank texasgirl020
Little Rock
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

There were 4 of us, including our 21 & 16 yr. old sons. My husband & each son ordered a different steak & a side. At the suggestion of our waiter, he said that would be enough food for the 4 of us & if not, he would bring me something to eat. He was right, plenty of food, we... More 

Thank BUBear86
Oklahoma City
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

If you want a truly great meal with fantastic service, this is the place in NYC. As we arrived we immediately noticed that the service was incredible. The staff was very attentive and knowledgeable regarding all of the menu items and the wine list. Our food was impressive in taste and presentation. My wife ordered the salmon but was sorry... More 

Thank Ivan D
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

My husband and I were in the area so decided to have lunch at Bobby Van's Steakhouse. We both had the lobster and shrimp roll which was absolutely delicious. The service was excellent. The atmosphere was relaxed and enjoyable. It seems this restaurant caters to many local business people which is an indicator that the quality of food and service... More 

Thank debby h
Clarkston, Michigan
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful anniversary meal. We were in a hurry to make as how and the wait staff made sure we were done in time. They were so attentive but also let us have a quiet dinner. Food was absolutely amazing!!

Thank Anne R
San Francisco, California
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Three of us enjoyed perfectly cooked filet mignon with traditional accompanying side dishes - baked potato, grilled vegetables. Only a superb steakhouse can cook steaks this way, seared with almost a crust outside and medium rare tender inside. Nothing disappointed us. If you're craving a meal like this in Manhattan, Bobby Van's is the place to go.

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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The porterhouse for two is my go to steak at Bobby Vans. It's a beautiful cut with a nice sized filet. It's always tender, succulent and perfectly cooked. The sides are very good and well prepared too but they're your typical steakhouse selections, except for the grilled corn dish which is just terrific. The service is very good.... professional and... More 

Thank W L
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

We purchased a groupon for a dinner for two complete with a bottle of wine. We were only staying one night in Manhattan so this was our only nice dinner and it was a good choice. We had reservations and were running late due to a delayed train but they were gracious and said no worries. French onion soup was... More 

Thank iam_intrigued
New York City, New York
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

I have been to this Bobby Vans many times. Usually a good time but not tonight. Service was horrible. I asked for a toothpick three times and never got it. I had to beg our waiter to refill our drinks. Food was only ok. Disappointing for the amount of money we paid!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 131 E. 54th Street, New York City, NY 10169
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 2122078050

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 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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