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“Good big steak”

Bobby Van's Steakhouse
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Ranked #135 of 3,441 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Wine Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cross street: 12th & New York Avenue
Description: 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.
Reviewed July 23, 2014

Had business dinner with a large group here and for convenience, we designed a set menu. For starters, there were 2 salad choices and they were ok. For mains, there were tenderloin, porkloin and salmon. This being a steakhouse, most opted for the tenderloin. The portions were huge.They were very good, so no complaints here. Desserts were a choice between carrot cake and creme brulee. Strangely, the carrot cake portion was small, and the creme brulee large, usually it's the other way round. My carrot cake was ok

Overall, the service was ok, and kept 30-40 of us happy throughout the evening

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Thank bcheong
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Reviewed July 7, 2014

I have nothing but positive words about this place! Atmosphere, awesome, food, out of this world, service, some of the best I've ever experienced! do yourself a favor and visit this place, you will not be disappointed!

Thank Deniseg1967
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was a wonderful restaurant to have a large get together, the staff knew exactly how to cater to 40+ women, providing individual checks and personalized service. The food was generous portions, the scallops incredible, mashed potatoes rich and creamy and creamed spinach more like a rich dip then a side dish. Looking forward to exploring the menu more on my next trip

Thank Basha P
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

The food and staff are great! The ambience of the place is great for couples, families, groups, or solo. The staff are very knowledgeable of the menu. So, if you are feeling like a great steak, seafood or even bar food i.e. wings, burgers etc. This is the place to go if you want to have a variety of choices. The portions are appropriate. You are always greeted with a smile from the managers, and/or host staff. The Waiters and Waitresses are all friendly and work together to make sure that you aren't waiting for anything. You will feel like you are the only table in the restaurant. They are also able to make special requests for you. Sherif (manager) and Jonathon (GM) are awesome. They too, make you feel like you are the only one in the restaurant!

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Thank dctraveler227
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

A long-time friend booked close to my hotel. In fact, there are two Bobby Van not far from each other, so we got mixed up, waiting at the great bar, watching USA win their opening match!
Restaurant service is prompt and not overbearing. Classic steak house. We both went for the specials of the day. One veal chop, one seared tuna. Perfect food, prefect evening.

Thank BrunoFromNishinomiya
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