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Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 54th Street

#1,829 of 11,215 Restaurants in New York City
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Steakhouse, Grill
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131 E. 54th Street, New York City, NY 10169
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Value
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Great spot for business

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Ken B
River Edge, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Montreal, Canada
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159 reviews 159 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Visited last night was great return tonight manner remember us straight away had a fantastic meal great atmosphere warm welcome fantastic food Highly recommended

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Poinciana, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I prefer the BVan Steakhouses to all of the rest. I lived in Manhatten for many years and found them to be in the top of my rating. On my return trips, they are first on my steakhouse list.

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Hamilton Square, New Jersey
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

I went here for dinner after a Broadway show on Valentine's day with 2 other couples. The atmosphere and service was excellent. We got the steak for 3 and it was more then enough for 4 people. It's a little pricey but hey it's New York and you get what you pay for. I would def be back and highly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is a old style NY steakhouse with plentiful portions and efficient service. It was a busy and vibrant place with a business-like atmosphere and good wine. I even swapped a glass with the gentleman sitting opposite me! A good solid restaurant with a taste of NY. Worth a visit.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Enthusiastic and knowledgable wait staff made our dinner wih eight persons, on an expense account, into a memorable event. We were readily talked into the seafood "tower" with a dozen oysters accompanying huge shrimp, whole cooked and cold lobster, big chunks of crab. Three people split a multi person Porterhouse steak which was seared and yet bright pink inside. Pork... More 

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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