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“Wonderful Dinner with Gracious Service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 50th Street

Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 50th Street
135 West 50th Street, New York City, NY (Manhattan)
(212) 957-5050
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Ranked #1,825 of 11,771 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: 50th Street (Between 6th & 7th)
Transit: 49th - 50th Streets - Rockefeller Center
Minneapolis
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Wonderful Dinner with Gracious Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

On Friday evening, I had a wonderful filet at Bobby Van's. The food was great! Every aspect of the dinner was lovely, and the evening was made even better by the very attentive and gracious waiter. He did not intrude at any time but made some great suggestions, especially when the wine ordered was not available. I will go back..and I will highly recommend Bobby Van's on 50th to my friends!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Customer care-what customer care?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

A group of us from outside the US attending a conference were referred to this restaurant for a good evening out. The food was good and the server helpful and knowledgable. For one course with wine the price we paid over $100 each - the service charge automatically tagged on at 20% raised our bill considerably. It was not the restaurant's fault it happened to one of those worst storms ever but it was their fault when they refused to call for a couple of taxis and left us to stand in the pouring rain to try our luck hailing a cab- shame on them! Will definitely not return. What a sorry end to a good evening spoiled by this blatant lack of consideration for the customer once we has settled the bill.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good food; detached service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Ever been to a restaurant in which the servers behave as if they're NOT happy to see you? This is it! From the moment you're seated to the moment you depart, the servers behave as if it's your job to have a good time in spite of their disinterest. They're effective...take an order, bring the drinks and food. But a kind word? A smile? A thank you? A "glad you're here?" Not here. Management needs to spend a bit more time teaching hospitality. The food was OK. But there are better steakhouses in NYC.

Visited May 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Great food and fantastic location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

The place is located in Times Square. Somewhat pricy but worth it. Steak was juicy and very well prepared, see food was excellent and even pasta was very good.Service was excellent and the experience was fantastic.

Visited May 2013
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Countryside, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great service, comfortable environment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Overall, an enjoyable meal with really great service. I would return but, I don't think I would order the filet. It appeared that it was baked vs grilled. I prefer the exterior charred with a pink center. It was just ok. We ordered the lobster mac n cheese which was awesome and it's presentation was picture worthy. The other sides we ordered were mashed potatoes and asparagus both were good. Our service was tip top and the environment is comfortable and quiet even though it was pretty busy. I would return on my next visit to NY.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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