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Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 54th Street

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131 E 54th St, New York City, NY 10022-4512
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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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

Thank scarycatlady
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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!

Thank thefishieone
Dallas, Texas
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199 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

The staff at this restaurant works flawlessly through the unenviable task of overcrowding. It's New York. The place get busy around rush hour and the bar is packed. The staff efficiently accommodates all and the food was timely. I had oysters Rockefeller as an app and they are tremendous. Shirt Steak followed with a bottle of cabernet. The restaurant can... More 

Thank MichaelKoch66
Narbonne, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

This was the restaurant, recommended by our hotel, that we ate at on our overnight layover in NYC. We loved our meal and service. The steaks were delicious! I would go back again on my next trip to NYC.

Thank Heidi K
Armonk, New York
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We came here with another couple for Restaurant Week. The food was very good and the service excellent. It is a very good value. There is also a good selection of reasonably priced wines.

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Livingston, New Jersey
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239 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

Went here for a business lunch. It seemed that everyone in the restaurant was there for a business lunch. I have eaten at other locations. I was not that impressed with the lunch. I know it is a steakhouse and should have steak, but my client stated that the tuna was really good. So, I ordered the tuna. Not so... More 

Thank Robert S
New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

Starting out with the seafood tower was a perfect compliment to our meal we were about to enjoy! We had a few porter house steaks for 10 of us... Great choice! Add some bacon and it was perfect. The staff was friendly and helpful while attending to some of my allergies. I definitely recommend this restaurant!

Thank DonNY845
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

Food at Bobby Vans is terrific...from tuna to steak you cant go wrong. Its a bit pricey, so be ready, but the quality of the food is amazing. Be sure to stop by the bar and say hello to the bartender Sean...great guy and the reason we always stop by whenever we are in NYC.

Thank texasgirl020
Little Rock
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016

There were 4 of us, including our 21 & 16 yr. old sons. My husband & each son ordered a different steak & a side. At the suggestion of our waiter, he said that would be enough food for the 4 of us & if not, he would bring me something to eat. He was right, plenty of food, we... More 

Thank BUBear86
Oklahoma City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2015

If you want a truly great meal with fantastic service, this is the place in NYC. As we arrived we immediately noticed that the service was incredible. The staff was very attentive and knowledgeable regarding all of the menu items and the wine list. Our food was impressive in taste and presentation. My wife ordered the salmon but was sorry... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $60
American, Steakhouse, Grill
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, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 E 54th St, New York City, NY 10022-4512
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 12122078050
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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