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Bobby Van's Steakhouse

1201 New York Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3917
+1 202-589-1504
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (131 reviews)
“prime rib” (23 reviews)
“salad” (48 reviews)
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11:30 - 15:30 Hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
1201 New York Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3917
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I chose the special...a huge tomahawk rib steak...medium RARE! The food, bread, and decor were very good and as we hoped to find for a rather expensive steak house. As usual, the service is very important and we had a very good...More

Thank Spicole
Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyed a delicious small filet mignon with grilled asparagus. Everything was well prepared. Others had calamari appetizer, shrimp diablo, and rockfish. Everyone liked the food as well as the wines and beer.

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner with a high school friend at Bobby Van’s Steakhouse. Two glasses of Cabernet to start. Then a dozen oysters, which we split. Two bone-in Ribeyes, both with sides of creamed spinach. Everything was very good, as was the service. The only bad news was...More

1  Thank Robert L
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the afternoon on June 8th, I was able to get a reservation for 12 people on the evening the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup. When we arrived, we only had 8 people in the group, but this was not an issue for the...More

Thank egouge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in last night on an unplanned visit to the restaurant as we did last time. I can’t understand why this place isn’t full every night but maybe that’s a Thursday evening in DC. We shared a plate of calamari had a beautiful bottle of...More

Thank GarySurrey84
Reviewed 9 May 2018

The service is excellent. As someone that grew up on great Midwest steak, I have a hard time finding a great steak place that is better than home grilling. Steak and side dishes were good but not outstanding. "Dark" chocolate mousse at the end was...More

Thank Fritch
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

As we do when traveling in DC, we stopped for lunch at Bobby Vans. In addition to a large menu if lunch offerings, there was an executive lunch for a fixed price of $25. There was a choice of three appetizers, including soup, salad and...More

Thank tom2831
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Went here for a dinner with colleagues. Two had bone -In ribeye and one swordfish. Food was really good and same goes for the Wine which was half price on special offer. Service was slow it took a long time to be allowed to pay....More

Thank Larschrlund
Reviewed 29 April 2018

I reviewed all the steak houses listed on Trip Advisor and Bobby Van's Steakhouse was the most consistent quality of service and steak quality. There are two locations and we ate at the newest one on N.Y. Avenue. All was perfect for us. The steak,...More

Thank Jim437106
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had a fabulous steak dinner at Bobby Van’s. Rod, our waiter, was absolutely the BEST. His attitude made our whole dining experience phenomenal.

Thank knutzense
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 New York Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3917
    (12th & New York Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-589-1504
  • E-mail
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.
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