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Bobby Van's Steakhouse

1201 New York Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3917
+1 202-589-1504
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“prime rib” (18 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1201 New York Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3917
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Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Just YUM... Possibly the best steak I've ever had (or damn close), creamy mashed potatoes, delicious pesto sauce on the tortellini, solid wine menu, and very flavorful desserts. We usually try to eat at different places on our vacations, but we may just have to...More

Thank James O
Reviewed May 17, 2016

You can't go wrong with a business dinner at Bobby Van's. Great food, even better service and nice atmosphere.

Thank kg30345
Reviewed May 12, 2016

It was a nice place and comfortable setting, but it is a mirror of other steak houses. The service and food was very good, The filet was cooked to order and the salmon was very tasty. The sides very good. Again it is just like...More

Thank Jrstwo
Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

A warm welcome and an expeditious bartender started the evening off well. Salad, main course and desserts were flawlessly executed and richly flavored. A very good and successful business dinner. Wait staff was attentive but nearly invisible while we talked (that's a very good attribute)....More

Thank Roger T
Reviewed May 2, 2016

Enjoyed an upscale steak dinner at Bobby Vans. The baked potato was the largest I have ever seen. The Prime Rib was a little tough and not as flavorful as it could be. The Ribeye was bone in 12 oz and was cooked well but...More

Thank Senegal78
Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with some of my coworkers we had crab shrimp lobster and steak it was out of this world !!! I really enjoyed the food and service!!!

Thank Robert K
Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

The menu is not large but you will find it tough to pick something because it all looks good. I had a ribeye that was wonderfully flavorful and juicy. This is a nice suit and tie type restaurant to enjoy with your colleagues. The service...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed April 10, 2016

My husband and I went here for a date night. Victor, our server, was incredible. He was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was incredibly delicious. I'm not a big veggie/salad person, but the beet salad was amazing. I will definitely be...More

Thank Sara A
Reviewed April 7, 2016

An excellent dining experience. The tuna tartare was exceptional and the filet mignon delightful. Attentive service throughout.

Thank ianx1london
Reviewed April 2, 2016

Simple old fashion steakhouse, salad and steaks very good, chicken good at best. The service also good but less than the best.

Thank William T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$19 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 New York Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3917
    (12th & New York Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-589-1504
Bobby Van’s Grill marks the return of the powerful New York City chop shop to the downtown D.C. area but with a new twist. This eclectic New American Steakhouse now boasts a slightly more casual family friendly atmosphere as well as catering to the Washington politician. This 536-seat D.C. destination is fully loaded! There’s four private, intimate and upscale dining rooms with their own bar and bar services. Two 40-foot long bars can be found with friendly bartenders serving strong drinks and even stronger conversations. The main dining room boasts views of both New York Avenue and the plush marble atrium of the adjoining building amidst its beautiful water fountain. This is an ideal place to meet for power lunches, family gatherings and late night dinners in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
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