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“Good last-minute choice pre-theatre”

Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 50th Street
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Ranked #879 of 14,285 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: 50th Street (Between 6th & 7th)
Transit: 49th - 50th Streets - Rockefeller Center
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Our concierge at the London helped us make a last-minute reservation here, although it looked like we didn't really need it by the seating on a Friday night. The service was excellent, and the atmosphere was exactly what you'd expect: clubby, loud, dominated by the after-work happy hour crowd. The steak itself was so well-prepared that it didn't need any adornment; the flavor came through just from the cooking. It was lightly seasoned, and the meat really lived up to that treatment.

One further note on atmosphere: we were surprised by the number of families we saw there, given the overall vibe of the place and the prices. At least half the tables on Friday night had children, even very small children, at them. It didn't bother us, but it did surprise us.

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Thank Erin S
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

Did a pre-show dinner here at the recommendation of our concierge. While we were one of the first tables to be seated (5:30 reservations), the service was slow and unattentive. The food was unmemorable, very 'average' and overpriced. Salads were drenched in dressing and mashed potatoes tasted as if they were from a box. Would not return.

Thank Tricia M
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

A regular visitor here since 2008. Why?.... the food is consistently good, there's always a lively atmosphere and even when crazy busy the staff provide great, personal service. It starts well when Max greets you warmly and gets better from there. I've been back 7 or 8 times and had great experiences every time.

Steaks and chops grilled to perfection, drinks generous, and even the chicken and fish dishes are well prepared. Artichoke salad recommended - to share. The wine list is pretty good, but ask for a recommendation, they often have some specials that are new and worth trying. Special deserts available for birthday, anniversary occasions.

Reservations recommended!

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Thank rokiwolff
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

One of the best steaks I had in NYC. And also huge. The restaurant is noisy and the prices are on the higer end of the scale. On the experience side, we were suprised not to be rushed a bill just after dessert, which seams to be the norm in the city.

Thank sapao
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Nice, quiet restaurant with good food and tv's located in the bar area. Our group went there to eat and watch a football game. We mostly ordered appetizers and they were all delicious. This is a fun place to go in New York City.

Thank Debbie A
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