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Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 50th Street

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135 W 50th St, New York City, NY 10020-1201 (50th Street (Between 6th & 7th))
(212) 957-5050
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Dover, DE
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a great meal here this past weekend. We had about an hour before our play. Food was excellent. Service was top notch. Will definitely stop in again for a meal. Thank you!!

Thank GregBabs
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended this restaurant by our hotel concierge. They managed to find us a table at short notice for our family of 5. We were made very welcome in this traditional New York eatery which was buzzing with guests. Kids had plenty to choose from with dedicated menus and both my wife and I opted for the set menu and upgraded... More 

Thank Rick L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I'm in NY I always step by to grab something to eat. Food is PERFECT, we ate steaks with mushed potatoes and calamari in tomato sauce- highly recommend. Unfortunately this time waiter acted like he didn't care about us so it impacted a little bit on our evening.

Thank Agnieszka K
Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't walk a block without hitting a steakhouse in this part of Manhattan, so the competition is fierce. The food at Bobby Van's was good, but not perfect - our sirlion steaks were a little over-cooked, while the thicker filet minon was a little undercooked. It wasn't much, not worth sending the food back, but it was there. The... More 

Thank TripletA
Vancouver, Canada
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a hot, sultry Saturday evening in New York City. The streets were unusually quiet as many of the locals had fled for the Hamptons - or wherever - to escape the heat. It was not a night for steak. But I was craving one anyway and New York is my mecca for great steak. We had already been... More 

Thank Doogie5511
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I hired a private room for a business meeting with around 15 people. The service was excellent and the food was wonderful. Order the steak - it melts in the mouth.

Thank Paul R
Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

The food is very good and the service is excellent. My husband had the rib eye, it was the biggest steak I've ever seen! I had the seafood pasta and it was fantastic.

Thank Chris S
Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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382 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

The concierge at the hotel gave us the good advice to dine in this excellent restaurant and the food was delicious with great polite service we ordered Ribeye ,salad and cheese cake and all were perfect in quality and quantity the price is ok matching the high quality we enjoyed and will come again

Thank Mostafa A
Brussels, Belgium
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We started with the Oysters Rockfeller with half of a lobster cold, simply amazing followed with the signature Bobby Van's porterhouse. A perfect dinner for two, with a fantastic service by the only women at the restaurant.....we have been customers for 20 years, and still having an amazing dinner every time.

Thank BooBear1313
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Had dinner here before going to the theatre. Lovely restaurant, great atmosphere, charming wait staff, but the food was awful. I am not a negative person. Had a drink and a chicken dish. The chicken was a flat piece of chicken (not even a chicken breast), and I couldn't eat it. My bill was $80.00+, just for atmosphere. A fast... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Steakhouse, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 W 50th St, New York City, NY 10020-1201
    (50th Street (Between 6th & 7th))
  • Public Transportation: 49th - 50th Streets - Rockefeller Center
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 957-5050

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