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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
1201 New York Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3917
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A little backdrop After spending 25 years exploring various phases of vegetarianism, I was told by my highly credible and respected Naturopath that due to my bloodtype O, I would benefit greatly by consuming red meat. Needless to say, this revelation was quite a shock....More

Thank bvlesterdesign
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The steaks were certainly good ... but there were just not great/ wowing like in some other place (Bourbon or Joe's for example) and that is what you would expect from an relatively expensive steakhouse like Bobby Van's! Add to this the average service and,...More

Thank Jurgen R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had dinner here tonight. The host and wait staff were very friendly had a generally friendly feel and not stuffy. Had the small filet mignon and it was cooked to perfection and blackened. Steamed spinach was good too. They were very careful about my food...More

Thank Slingerrob
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got a cab here from our hotel to eat. Sat outside and had an excellent meal at a reasonable price. Were looked after very well by Manny, who originally hailed from Belfast NI and was a source of hilarious stories about life in the USA...More

Thank PnJStanmoreLondon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Steaks are absolutely great, wine is amazing plus great service and atmosphere of the place makes it a great evening with friends. We were late too and they didn't complain about us being there when they were supposed to close. For me as a foreigner-...More

Thank GosiaGrz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate here with a large group of colleagues and the entire meal was wonderful. The waitstaff was attentive and friendly. People in our group ordered everything from steak to pasta, and everyone was happy with their meal. For dessert, I highly recommend the bread...More

Thank LHWIndiana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was bar none. Multiple servers. Very attentive. Appetizers, sides, and desserts were shared. Entrees were ordered individually. Delicious meal! Cool ambience. Highly recommend this place.

Thank Monic H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a group meal at this local steak restaurant. Service was excellent, appetizers were very good especially the nachos and chicken egg rolls. Asked for my steak to be medium well and to butterfly if necessary. Very disappointed a steak house wouldn't know how to...More

Thank 67Kristina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After an exhausting day on the Hill, I wanted to relax, enjoy a great meal, and chill. Bobby Van's fit the bill. The atmosphere was upscale, quiet and comfortable. The staff was superb, our waiter attentive and his timing was impeccable. The food was outstanding....More

Thank shetown12
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Why go to a place that doesn't serve good food AND charges a lot for it - - especially when there's an abundance of other choices? Well, wish I'd known before my fiancé and I went. In fact, I'd purchased a Travelzoo coupon a few...More

Thank Marguerite B
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
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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