About Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 54th Street
"At Bobby Vans 54th Street, you can expect the same great service and the same great food as our other restaurants. Tucked away in another historic restaurant location, (at one time this was the hang out spot for such stars as Frank Sinatra and the rest of the Rat Pack) there is plenty of history and untold stories behind these walls, if only they could talk. Conveniently located just east of Park Avenue and 4 blocks north of The Waldorf-Astoria, this is where you want to be. As you walk into the restaurant you’re greeted by our hosts and a large credenza filled with beautiful bottles of wine. Glancing to your left you overlook the spacious yet always occupied bar, where the bartenders know your name and have your drink waiting for you before you can even say hello. Separating the bar from the dining room is a glass window so you can see all the action of other diners enjoying their meals. The dining room has the good old fashioned steakhouse style with handcrafted wood walls, and F
Hours of Operation:
Lunch & Dinner: Monday - Friday 11:30am-11:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 5:00pm - 10:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
At Bobby Vans 54th Street, we offer various choices for private and semi-private events. Our dining spaces can be divided into a space as intimate as a party of 12 or can be fully opened to accommodate a party of up to 140. Both of our boardrooms are ideal for corporate functions and any other type of personal function you may be having. When dining in our private boardrooms, our guests have the option of ordering from our "Daily Menu" or our "Private Event Menus".
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine
Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 54th Street Ratings and Reviews
Food was mediocre. Service had a poor at ...
Food was mediocre. Service had a poor attitude. Steak was overlooked. Second try took too long. My party was done by then. Would not go back
great food! great service! great wine! what more could you want?
Great food, location and ambience. Servi ...
Great food, location and ambience. Service however was a bit pushy on the expensive stuff like bottled water, seafood platters and other stuff that can run the bill up if you aren't paying attention
Delightful. Food and service wonderful.
Delightful. Food and service wonderful.
Disappointed at the soda refills. Was ch ...
Disappointed at the soda refills. Was charged $4 for a 10 oz glass of soda that was refilled 3 times without Asking or notifying me of the additional charge.
Nothing to write home about
Manhattan abounds with steakhouses. Neither the best nor the least of them, Bobby Van's is an okay choice for lunch. That said, the salad portions were on the small side, but the prices are on the high side. Good steaks for the carnivore. Not too much else for the rest of us.
Delicious, as always!
Outstanding steaks! The filet mignon is tasty and tender. And the roast corn is marvelous. Occasionally things run a little salty... it's the one thing I would change. But it won't stop me from coming back.
very consistent and good for the after w ...
very consistent and good for the after work business steak dinner . Wine list has some good choices at a reasonable markup. Bar gets pretty crowed and loud though. So make reservations don't try and hang at the bar and wait for a table.
Not nearly as good as it should have been...
Food was mediocre, service was good (not great), table was too cramped for our group of 6, and the wine seemed like it had not been stored properly and was close to being corked...in hindsight, I wish I'd sent it back. However, I did not want to complain, but my Chinese CEO said it tasted sour and it did not improve after breathing. I arranged this business dinner for my Chinese colleagues in town from Shanghai...and none of them were happy with this dinner at Bobby Van's. How disappointing.
Delicious food, attentive staff, and the best chicken parmesan I've had in awhile. I'll be returning upon my next trip back to New York.
Good service, great steak
Good choice for a business lunch including small groups.
Always a delightful dining experience. Food and service wonderful.
Great spot for a Birthday Celebration
We were celebrating our son's 35th birthday, and he is a steak guy, through and through. We started with a cold seafood tower, which was a very generous portion (there were 5 of us, and there were leftovers). We shared the Porterhouse steak and it was perfectly cooked, and melted in our mouths. Sides of asparagus, hash browns and creamed spinach were excellent as well. The service was attentive and extremely professional. Bobby Van's remains my "go to" place for steak in NYC!
The food and the service are excellent. I feel the prices are too high, but that seems to be the case with all the top tier steak places in NYC.
valentine's day dinner
I went here with my boyfriend for valentine's day. This wasn't the most romantic place but it had a good ambiance. The food was good and the service was impeccable. The staff was very friendly. My boyfriend had the NY strip and he thought it was good, but not great. He enjoyed he's food.
Good costumer service! Food is great and ...
Good costumer service! Food is great and love how our server recommend how our steak should be cook for more savory flavor. Would definitely come back!
Pretty Good, Nothing Terribly Special
We went for restaurant week lunch. The service was really quick in between courses, and everything tasted ok but it was really nothing special. They also mixed up our steaks when serving them, and some of the food was on the cold side. Dessert was also meh. I wouldn't go back for the full menu.
We went during restaurant week - lunch was wonderful - just the right amount and delicious.
Pricey good steak
I went to Bobby Van's steakhouse on restaurant week for dinner. The food was good. Nice steak, flavoured sides, decent wine. The service was okay. Once you ask for the restaurant week menu the attitude kind of change. I think a check of $200 for 2 people is not good enough there. I enjoyed dinner but was not impressed. The filet mignon and skirtsteak had more fat than I expected. The desserts are not their strong thing, both cheesecake and chocolate decadent were ok, cheesecake was a little better. An expresso for over 7 bucks, small drinks for 15 you expect something nicer. At that price point I wouldn't go back.
I came here for restaurant week. I orde ...
I came here for restaurant week. I ordered the skirt steak . It tasted dry and too salty. Chocolate Decadence for dessert which was cold and hard. It would have been better if it was served at room temperature or warm up a little.
We had a wonderful RW steak dinner. Good value. Steaks were very good. Wine list is excellent with several nice choices for $50 or less. Not quite as good as the full menu steaks, but certainly a good value and good quality overall. Good service. The small bar area is a good spot for a brief meeting over cocktails. Appetizers and small plates looked very nice and many options.
Enjoyed restaurant week dinner, nice selections with great potato choices. Excellent martini, but could use larger olives.
Expected difference ambiance
Great food, though I expected more from a steakhouse. Above all, the noise in the restaurant was way too loud, I was not able to hear my friends at the table. Service good have been better.
Lives Up to Expectations
Bobby Van's on 54th is a nice traditional New York steakhouse. You can get thick slabs of meat with the usual sides. Well aged. Well cooked. Traditional steakhouse attention from the wait-staff. I particularly like it for lunch. The sliced steak sandwich comes on a huge plate with French fries and onion rings and lettuce and tomato. The salad with sliced steak is also a nice lunch option. You are lucky if you come on a day when they have gazpacho - it is excellent. If you have a business meeting on Park Avenue in the 50s, you can't do much better for a business lunch.
Omg the best steak I've ever have in my ...
Omg the best steak I've ever have in my life. 🙌🏽
A great find, outstanding experience
I'm extremely happy I decided to go to this restaurant. The service was outstanding, by far the best dining experience I have had to date. The waiter was attentive and very knowledgeable in regards to items on the menu. I will definitely list Bobby Vans as being one of my favorite restaurants.
Never fails, my go to location for a perfect and delicious meal.
While waiting at the bar for my table, I was very offended at all the vulgarities coming out of the bartenders mouths. The did not seem to care, or even think that other patrons at the bar( (other than the regulars they were speaking with) might be offended. In addition, my steak had to be sent back twice because it was cooked wrong TWICE. Finally I cx my dinner and left hungry. Will never go back, nor will I recommend this restaurant
Solid steak house
The service was prompt, efficient and unobtrusive. The food was what you would expect and solidly prepared.
Amazing and Delicious
We were seated promptly. The waiter was very attentive. The food was outstanding. We ordered a bottle of wine, suggested by the waiter. It was fantastic. A very memorable evening.
Restaurant Week Lunch
A wonderful Restaurant Week menu. It was hard to pick something as they all sounded delicious! Chose the Filet medallions, generous portions and cooked to perfection! Excellent friendly service, we were not rushed! Definitely want to return to try other entrees!
Great food and good service!
They prepare great steak in restaurant week also, my husband and I love their New York cheese cake. After dinner , we ordered two slices to go! We had a wonderful night. We will like to return soon!
Restaurant week diner
Nice atmosphere but on the pricey side for the quality of food. One of us had beef and the other had salmon. Both were good, but not exceptional. For restaurant week pricing the menu and the food were at a reasonable price, but I wouldn't pay full price for what was offered. Soda and coffee added a lot on to the bill. Service was quite nice and we did not feel rushed.
Restaurant week menu with an upgrade was a delicious experience. Great steak, great service, great management, good ambiance. Can't wait to return
Delightful. Food, service and atmosphere ...
Delightful. Food, service and atmosphere great.
A perfect meal. Everything was perfect. ...
A perfect meal. Everything was perfect. The waiter even made me bleu cheese stuffed olives for my martini. :)
Great. Service and will visit agai
I love. The service and the wine here. Food is delicious too
Great steak certainly not questionable. ...
Great steak certainly not questionable. But as we decided to go here after a busy day and had our winter coats on rather than a suit and tie found the staff look down upon us and made us feel very unwelcome. I found this very disrespectful as places like this should be very carful whom they discriminate against because you never know who a couple may be. Over all I would suggest BLT STEAK for a better steak service and over all amazing evening don't waste your time with obnoxious wait staff.
New Years Eve Dinner
Ended 2015 with a delicious meal at Bobby Van's with my family. Started with the cold seafood tower, which was excellent . Entrees were just as good. Love the decor of this place. Definitely pricey, but worth it.
Always a delightful dining experience. Food and service wonderful.
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