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Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 54th Street

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131 E. 54th Street, New York City, NY 10169
+1 212-207-8050
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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New York City, New York
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Steaks are done just right. Medium rare to the T. Service (Antonio) is professional and expert, attentive and nonintrusive. Creamed spinach is some of the best ever and mac and cheese was meh. Chocolate cake was meh as well. Wine pours were pretty generous. Patrons were predominantly older and not hip. Ambiance with xmas decorations are traditional and perfectly understated.

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Thank Chris S
Visby
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant seems to be very popular among the business people working in the area.It was fully booked the day we were there.The restaurant is more big then cosy.I ordered a steak for main course.As more or less always when you are in New York wherever you go the steak was perfectly treated.I wanted the steak rare and if you... More 

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Munich, Germany
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Bobby Vans has become a kind of tradition to me. It is always the first evening when in NY city. I love the restaurant (only the one in 54th street), the amazing service and the served food. Not everything is perfect but the people try to fix it when possible. There is the bar in the front which has a... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are hungry for a great steak with service from an experienced staff, go to Bobby Van's - you won't be disappointed!

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Thank TDDye
Wappingers Falls, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were seated in the back room surrounded by a number of couples. Our waiter was far from attentive. When asking for bread, he forgot. Then halfway through the meal, men appeared and moved tables and chairs on either side of us to create a table for 13 and a table for ten. What a hub bub! From then on... More 

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St. Asaph, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect visit to this little jem of a restaurant - we popped in earlier on 17th November to book table and picked the one up the stairs in the corner - the front of house was very accommodating as this is a well sort out position in the seating plan. We arrived at 7.30 and were sat down our waiter... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice quiet restaurant. Portions of food are good. Service is very nice and welcoming. We asked for the porter steak and enjoyed throughly.

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Thank AlonsoRojasD
New York City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We actually had a discount promotion for the location at 54th Street on the east side of Manhattan. Walking in I was very impressed with the decor and the friendliness of the staff. The three of us all had a magnificent meal. We all ordered the filet mignon and got two sides to share consisting of onion rings and fries.... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Me and my hubby went here for a special night out. We are from the UK and have been here before. Everything was a good as we expected and our waiter was knowledgable and attentive. Great night out. X

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Thank scarycatlady
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Had a last minute business lunch come up and they were able to take our party of six at a requested round table. Service was good. Shared apps were just right. Swordfish special was unbelievably good with a mango salsa. Dessert was good too. Thanks BV!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $60
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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: +1 212-207-8050
Description
Bobby Van's Steakhouse New York, located at 54th Street, is notable for its prime selection of superior steaks, distinctly excellent chops and incomparable seafood selection, invites you to enjoy the warm hospitality and quality fare that the traditional American steakhouses of New York are known for. Situated in a building once frequented by Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, this is the quintessential place for the "steakhouse, New York" experience. With its richly handcrafted wood walls and well-stocked bar, Bobby Van's Steakhouse offers both private and conventional seating. Diners can enjoy the outstanding and award winning wine list, which is personally selected by Bobby Van's own sommelier, and won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2005. In terms of cuisine, Lunch patrons would be hard-pressed not to enjoy our famed Marinated Skirt Steak, served on a bed of arugula salad, or our equally popular Colossal Crabcake B.L.T. As for our Dinner menu, where guests can find culinary pleasure in a varied number of highly satisfying selections, the Classic Surf & Turf has never failed to please, nor has our favorite form of filet mignon, the Filer Oscar, which is served with a healthy amount of crabmeat and a topping of Hollandaise sauce. No matter what your style or preference, we pledge that your visit with us will prove nothing short of above-adequate. Bobby Van's Steakhouse New York is open seven days a week for dinner, and on weekdays for lunch. We are conveniently located a few blocks north of the Waldorf-Astoria, and within close walking distance of the Intercontinental Hotel, Marriott Eastside, Radisson and the Benjamin Hotel, as well as are near parking and public transit.

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