Bobby Van's Grill - 50th Street

4.2
2181 reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
The combination of a traditional American grill combined with the classic elements of a first-rate steak house best describes Bobby Van’s fourth New York City location. Run by the same four partners who have been awarded Tom Horan’s American Top Ten Steakhouses in each of the past three years, the Grill caters to those seeking the legendary Bobby Van’s Porterhouse as well as lighter dishes such as pastas, salads and fish. All served with the renowned service that has been Bobby Van’s hallmark from its beginnings in 1969. As partner Joseph Hickey said “We’re all about pure, unadulterated customer happiness."

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

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Mon - Fri 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM

What 2181 People Are Saying
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4.2
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.8
Value
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JGTOCN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was very good and steak was cooked perfectly. The staff was friendly and our waiter was fantastic.

KB
KenB
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent. Servers were very attentive without being on top of us. Food was delicious!

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vipElaineP
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time here and I thought the food and service was amazing. I'll definitely come back again.

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MaggieG
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

I wanted to love this restaurant. While the food was good, it wasn’t excellent and for the price I have had better elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Nice experience from start to finish. Great food and staff were great throughly. Enjoyed it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent delicious food with very welcoming staff

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DrArK
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Skirt steak was tasteless. Oysters we're amazing! Bartender personality (male) needs some work.

LB
LBH7745
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

All good except the ribeye was ordered medium rare and was cooked to medium. So that was disappointing.

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ColletteI
East Sussex
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second visit after visiting on New Years Eve 2018, it was great to see the refurbished front as it had scaffold the last visit , and repaint in the restaurant. Service was excellent and still the best steak I have ever eaten.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

The food was not worth $450. I am an avid steakhouse goer from Houston. Very disappointed with the food. No taste at all. Kraft box Mac & cheese would've tasted better than the Mac& cheese served. The bread on the table was stale. The steak tasted boiled& our celebration was interrupted by a yapping dog inside the restraunt.

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Flan
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Did was great, but the service was better. Attentive and personable without being intrusive. Very kind to my 14-yr old.

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robertr
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

We ordered 14 oz filet mignon med well came very well done/ over cooked
My husband ordered Absolute and Orange juice and received glass of orange juice We are not complainers and we were hurried so we just ate and had to leave

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vipKathy
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great food !

MB
MadelineB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The diverse menu allows a group of people to satisfy different preferences. The one steak item was not cooked as ordered but the staff was very attentive to this and made sure we left very satisfied. A real pleasure.

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SophiaV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff could not have been more attentive. Food was very good. Overall a wonderful time.

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JoanneE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

Foods were great but despite arriving on time,waiting time were too long-no bench for waiting customers except bar stools so you can buy drinks-an hour wait to sit us on the table although there were 3 empty tables available with dirty white table cloths & another hour for foods to be served. My daughter, 2 granddaughters (10 & 8) and I were very hungry since coming from school straight to Radio City for 5PM no-intermission show. Waiter forgot about us until I complained to receptionist that it’s been 2 hrs & no foods yet but people who arrived after us were eating already. They had better service from their attentive waiters. He didn’t even come to comfort us or say sorry for the long delayed foods (got cold already when served). We thought he can redeem himself when we order desserts but he’s nowhere to be found. Sad to say that for our first time dining experience at this restaurant, we’re very disappointed so we left after paying. My Scientist daughter is a foodie gal, always supportive of local businesses when she and hubby are having date nights and every get together occasion with family and friends, always taking photos of the foods served before starting to eat but due to long delay serving of our foods and we’re all starving, it’s no surprise that this time, she forgot to take photos of the foods and the venue for posting to her FB and Instagram accounts. But at least she didn’t forget to take photos of all of us and the 2 girls at Radio City, Rockefeller Plaza with the big Xmas tree, Saks lighting show, giant candy cane, giant Xmas balls, etc. We’ll charged this disappointing dinner to experience, without good memories of it. There’s no shortage of better restaurants with better services in New York City. Thanks though for the lessons learned. Happy Holidays!

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Service was decent but we filled our wine glasses because it wasn’t attentive although waiter was a really nice guy.

Steaks were burnt externally and inedible for me but where edible were good, sauces ordered but not delivered for both . Remedied when pointed out., Fries were burned and crispy. And again inedible for us both and Broccoli was raw so again inedible for us both


I’m a throat cancer survivor and the quality of of my food at point of service is critical. Paying $250 for one course albeit steaks I expected better.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Spare yourself your time & money. I’ve never experienced a fine dining occasion where the waiting was obviously trying to flip tables as quickly as possible. To begin, we were rushed into order our meal at the same time as ordering water. Meals were brought out within 20 mins of sitting down- ordered a medium-rare filet & medium ribeye. Both came out Well Done. After trying to eat it, we were finally able to waive down the waiter 15 mins later. When asked if the steak was medium-rare he replies “medium?” as if that’s what I ordered. I correct him & see on his paper that medium rare was written down, and he is trying to convince me I ordered medium. He then takes the plate over to the manger who turns around and glares at the table then stomps away. While the steak was being re-prepared, the table was bussed including all sides. After 25 mins, the steak returned. Not sure who wants to eat dinner when their partner has been finished for quite a while and has no sides to try. The bill came and all charges remained on the tab. After the manager was called over, she acted as if she hadn’t known of the issue and took off the Filet. Bland, textbook apology- no reference to the fact the sides were not even able to be eaten & said she would speak to the waiter. She did so immediately in front of us and he then glared at the table making a scene. Waste of $300 dollars and fine dining experience before a Broadway show. We compare this experience to a night at Burger King might have been. Again, please spare yourself.

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GinaV
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance and food, loved having my work dinner there.

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Cochise
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

always a fun place to share a meal and enjoy excellent food with the NYC vibe.

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KellyW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great atmosphere and really liked it
Food is good although a bit on the pricey side
There was no drinks menu, we ordered x2 vodka and diet cokes and was a little shocked when our bill came through $34!!! Just for the 2 drinks

CB
CindyB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service food was phenomenal would highly recommend

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vipDelightedpatrons
Oklahoma City
29 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall1Food2Service4Ambience1

Awful spot, except the waiters were good. We ordered pizza & salad. Bathrooms were HORRIBLE, which gives you an awful feeling, cannot imagine kitchen. It was a terrible choice for dinner between shows.

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Honestfeedback
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent venue for simple business lunch. Fantastic steak sandwich, brilliantly executed and exemplary service.

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vipVMC1
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Was god awful, food , service etc. NyC steakhouse my behind. Never again.

JJ
vipJoJo
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary Weekend; this was our Saturday dinner after the fabulous Temptations show “Ain’t Too Proud”. Amazing apps, cocktails, wine and entrees; everything was delicious!

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StephanieS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner! Even our picky 5 year old loved his dinner. Definitely worth a visit!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

We had dinner reservations for 9 people at 530 pm. They put us in a private room with 2 other parties. Service was incredibly slow. We did not receive one of our appetizers, drinks were not refilled for over an hour, and we did not get our entrees until 730 pm. We had to skip dessert because we didn’t know how long it would take to get that and actually asked for the check right when we got our entrees in fear that we wouldn’t see our waiter for another hour. We had children in our party which is why we had booked a 530 pm dinner, thinking we would be done by 7 pm with enough time to go to Rockefeller center to see the Christmas tree. But because service was so slow, we had to skip tree and go back to hotel to get kids to bed. Awful service for a very pricey place.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Vacation weekend and we had reservations. Waited 30 min to be seated and nobody acknowledged our table for another 30 min. Then a women’s came to our table to take our order. No water or bread basket offered. Was rudely told there was no drink/wine menu. Later was given a wine menu by wait staff. The woman, (may have been the manager because she was assisting the young woman at the hostess station) extremely rude and the wait staff was doing the best they could to compensate for the short staffing. If you don’t have staff due to Covid then go half capacity AND treat your patrons with respect. The wait staff was very nice and apologetic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience3

Waiter was rude and inattentive!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pre-show dinner with son

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vipHenry
Orlando
43 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Classy New York City style restaurant with excellent service and personal dedicated attention to details. High level wine list. An excellent choice before the Radio City Hall rockets show.

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Meauber
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place to grab lunch or dinner in the theatre district; they open for lunch at 11:30.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They are so consistent.

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Mary
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

This wasn't the usual Bobby Van's we had experienced prior. They were "out" of a number of selections, and changes were made without notice. Steak Oscar had spinach instead of asparagus Most significant, they did not have any bernaise or similar sauce, but offered worstershire or house sauce instead. Our waiter was wonderful and felt very badly, but the management didn't address the shortages the way we expected they would. Tough time in NYC coming out of covid so don't want to be overly negative. But when prices go up and quality goes down, the next dinner for our group of 12 will likely be somewhere else.

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Maria
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

The food was less than ok…
the table was uncomfortable,
the service was good, our waitress did a good job and was very nice, but the overall experience was disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

Horrible experience. Service was totally non existent, we had to beg the hostess to take our order, the food took an hour to arrive, and when it did it was completely over-cooked. Bobby Vans was a tradition in our family, and unfortunately we will never go again.

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FlorinV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great food. our favarite place ror after thwather spot

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

They were clearly over booked and understaffed. We had a reservation for 7 and weren’t seated until 7:30 and then waited 15 minutes for someone to come give us water. The appetizer was mediocre, but the main and dessert were good. Sad that it wasn’t a great experience. I typically have great experiences at the downtown location.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Greeting and service was excellent.

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Bobby Van's Grill - 50th Street is rated 4.2 stars by 2181 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.