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Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 54th Street

131 E. 54th Street, New York City, NY 10169 (Manhattan)
2122078050
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Ranked #2,925 of 11,378 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

I went here on a groupon offer last night. If I ate here at full price I would have been very disappointed. The meal started with a cold lump crab appetizer and a chilled lobster cocktail. Both tasted like they had been previously frozen and/or been cooked days before. Next we had the filet accompanied by mushrooms and asparagus. The... More

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food was excellent. Fortunately, we got a small room which was quiet and our waiter could be more attentive. Everything served was outstanding. Definitely a place to go if you want a steak.

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Drobak, Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Getting into a restaurant alone is always exciting, sometimes you get extraordinary service, sometimes you are ignored. Here it was in between as it should. Excellent meet, too big side orders (sized for two, and I had to pay for ut), adequate service. A good steak dinner, but nothing I will remember for ever.

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Craving steak, I went to BV's last night because I could count on it being good, pricey, but good. I walked into the half-empty place and asked for a table. The hostess called the maître de who asked us to wait. He looked around for something to do, made a perfunctory stop to another table, and then took us to... More

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New York City, New York
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157 reviews 157 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The restaurant week menu had a variety of appetizers as well as entrees. There were three desserts selections. We ordered the skirt steak and encrusted salmon. The appetizer portobello with goat cheese and salad was delicious. The Caesar salad had a creamy dressing. The salmon was excellent. The skirt steak was tender. The portions were large. The sorbet was very... More

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Florida Keys
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Got a groupon for this restaurant and was hesitant because I had heard that some Groupon offers are not as good as they appear, with some restaurants using different pricing for Groupon customers. This was not the case here. The service was spot on and the food was incredible. Portions are not just big - they are very generous! Not... More

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New York City, New York
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41 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We purchased a groupon and really enjoyed our dinner here. The waiter, James, was attentive and provided excellent service.

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New York City
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15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I really do not like writing reviews like this, though I need to be honest that this visit was disappointing. The service was outstanding, as I expected. The food was average at best. If i was writing this review about a restaurant that charged a third of the price, it would be a very different review. I go to Bobby... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

Everything here I liked, especially the food but it took a long while before our steak was served, is it because one of us ordered it as medium well? But overall, I enjoyed this dining experience.

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Lincolnwood, Illinois, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Noisy and crowded bar before 7:30, then thinned out after that. The restaurant service was excellent and the meal superb. Highly recommended but not for dining after work, because the noise level is not conducive to conducting any kind of business or personal conversation. My business partners and I had to yell across our table to be heard. It was... More

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