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“Be very hungry before you go!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 54th Street

Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 54th Street
131 E. 54th Street, New York City, NY 10169 (Manhattan)
2122078050
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Ranked #2,763 of 11,751 Restaurants in New York City
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
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Be very hungry before you go!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We also benefitted from a Groupon deal and were glad of it - Bobby Van's is on the pricey side. But the steaks are amazing - and enormous! Everything was cooked to perfection and really well flavoured. It was very busy when we were in (Groupon!) and I did feel we were a little bit neglected but it didn't spoil the evening. This and the not very friendly welcome are the reasons I haven't given it an 'Excellent'

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“I return to my new old school steak place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Haven't been in years but they have not let up a bit. Wine list is good, cold seafood app feeds the table, steaks are excellent, sides are huge & desserts are all house made. There is room for private events and you cannot beat the location (feet from Grand central terminal). They have other locations but nothing beats the original. See J.O.D. East behind the bar.

  • Visited April 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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Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Always the place for us...Ask for the Beef Wellington in advance!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

As usual the food was awesome.

Luca made our evening (even though it was packed) by being attentive to our special night, my husbands 40th!

We did have few issues with being seated, etc. but on a busy Friday night in Manhattan you take a a bit of the bad with alot of the good. Tim, the manager recognized the issues and made sure we didn't leave disappointed.

We will always come back year after year!!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Whay a fabulous find!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

I purchased a group on coupon for this steakhouse not knowing what to expect and did I luck out. We went to an early mantinee and walked over to the steakhouse about 5:30p. I'm glad we had made reservations because by 6pm the place was full. As soon as we entered the restaurant we were greeted and our coats were taken. We were given a fabulous seat in a quiet corner and the wonderful experience began. We ordered a seafood special for an appetizer which consisted of a lobster tail, two huge shrimp and a large portion of crab meat. It was so fresh and delicious. My husband I shared the porterhouse steak for two and our friends the salmon with horse radish crust, no one was disappointed. As it was my friends's birthday, the waiters gathered around and sang to her, a nice ending to a wonderful night.

  • Visited April 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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great Steakhouse with good friendly service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Good tasting food, large portions (we shared, as very big steaks), great atmosphere, with really friendly staff.
The restaurant was recommended by our hotel and it did not fail to please us. The wine as in most places was a little over priced but we found this was the same in most places in NY.
Very Busy but tables were well spaced out, so didn't feel over crowded
Would definitely return.

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