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Bobby Van's Steakhouse

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$$$$
Downtown / Chinatown
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1201 New York Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3917 (12th & New York Avenue)
+1 202-589-1504
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17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So, the steak is cooked correctly, and the ambiance is that of an old school steakhouse but nothing really wowed me.

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Detroit
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reasonably priced with amazing service with even better food. Very clean and accommodating for our four year old. Will be back often.

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Thank travelinmanDetroit
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Typical atmosphere, great service, good food and nice wine list. Certainly a place to visit when you 're in DC and looking for a good steakhouse.

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice place in downtown for dinner. The steaks we ordered were more cooked than should be - the medium was well done. The crab cocktail is recommended. Nice wine list..

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Thank George B
Istanbul, Turkey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fortunately the food we received was good, if not necessarily what we ordered. The choice of side dishes seemed to have been done by the kitchen, it did not match our choices at all. Drinks service was very slow and the waiter seemed to put us into the category 'out-of-towners', so no effort was made at all. In the end... More 

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Thank Pet012
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good but the service not at the top. Mistake in delivering the food. Delays and lacks. No more than 3 over 5

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Thank Biancaneve1893
Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Excellent across the board, exceptional fare, experienced service, fine ambiance. Desserts were spectacular! Lived up to the reputation.

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New Concord, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Restaurant was recommended by hotel concierge. Seated promptly at time of reservation. Large selection on menu and very good wine menu. Food was very good but the service provided by Victor was outstanding. Highly recommend.

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Thank bwwilliams65
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We popped in for a quick lunch while waiting for our hotel room to become available. So glad we picked this spot. Everyone was eating outside in the lovely weather but we decided to relax and sit inside while we took our time to enjoy the service and food. Very professional waiter came over immediately with menus, water and bread... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

My friends and I purchased the groupon for prime rib and went here for dinner. The waiter could not have been more uninterested in helping us. He treated us with disdain, seemingly because we purchased the groupon and didn't pay full price. The food was excellent(not worth the cost), but the service is causing us never to go back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 50
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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