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Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 54th Street

#2,031 of 11,368 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Midtown
Steakhouse, Grill
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131 E. 54th Street, New York City, NY 10169
2122078050
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good lunch at a nice restaurant

A colleague and I visited this restaurant for midweek lunch, They have excellent steaks and salads at lunchtime. Portions are substantial and service is very attentive. The bread basket is impressive but don't fill up on bread! The only slight downside is the prices, which are fairly high.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
CJWWW
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Exton, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Exton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A colleague and I visited this restaurant for midweek lunch, They have excellent steaks and salads at lunchtime. Portions are substantial and service is very attentive. The bread basket is impressive but don't fill up on bread! The only slight downside is the prices, which are fairly high.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

great steak, very noisy atmosphere. the bar area is especially loud and the noise level in the restaurant almost forces you to shout to have a conversation. Okay unless you are looking for a quiet atmosphere. the service is good, the prices are high especially if you let the waiters pick. our waiter kept pushing me to select a $150... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Lunch for two at Bobby Van's provides all the atmosphere and menu wow that will help you close a deal. Great selections and you can eat a lot or have a salad. This is a great chain of steakhouses but you do not have to have steak to love it. The service is unbeatable. Go there and en

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mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a Classic Restaurant with a nice decor and that old school charm. Altough it´s a steak house it´s seem a little on the Italian Style with seafood options. We ordered Salmon with sauteed escarole and herb roasted potatoes, Spaghetti Bolognese and a Linguine Frutti de Mare all of them delicious, especially the Frutti de mare with scallops, and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Went here on the recommendation of the hotel Concierge. We thought the steaks were average (supposedly filet mignon... but not so sure). Portions obscenely big. Service a bit impersonal. Quite pricey.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We went there in a party of 10 for a work team dinner. We were installed on the mezzanine. The service is great. The food was also excellent. You want meat? It is the place! I also had a tuna tartare as appetizer and it was delicious. Portions really worth it. Will return!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We were recommended this steakhouse by our hotel and we were not disappointed. I had the crab cakes which was a serving of two very meaty, succulent and tasty cakes. My husband had the sirloin which was perfectly made as ordered and my daughter had the fillet, perfectly cooked. Meal was too generous for desserts. Attentive service but at times... More 

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River Edge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I enjoyed a wonderfully prepared grilled Arctic Char. Don't always need to do steak - which Bobby Van's does very well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went for a friend's 40th birthday. Thankfully it was a very special occasion or I could have never have shelled out the amount of money this place charges. The service was excellent. The food..okay. I shared the special Tomahawk Cut Steak with someone. It was a fun novelty, but could have severely used some salt. They did cook it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This steakhouse was recommended to us by a couple that had visited before. We were pre warned it was pricey but we went ahead and dined. I'm not a steak lover, but fell in love with the steak I had. The sides were delicious and dessert was so tasty. Extremely pricey but worth a visit if you want to treat... More 

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Additional Information about Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 54th Street

Address: 131 E. 54th Street, New York City, NY 10169
Phone Number: 2122078050
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Grill

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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: Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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