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Bobby Van's Steakhouse

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown / Chinatown
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809 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-2203 (Between H and I Sts.)
+1 202-589-0060
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 05:00 - 22:00
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Arlington, Virginia
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91 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Using a Groupon offer, decided to have lunch at Bobby Van's. As suggested, set up reservations. At the last minute, schedule changed and I called to adjust time. The scheduler was very kind and flexible. We were able to make it earlier than the adjusted time and once again they were very cooperative. We made an order of calamari...it was... More 

Thank Michael L
Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Got mushrooms, grilled asparagus and potatoes, all of which were good. I also appreciated that this restaurant, across the street from the Sofitel, didn't give me a hard time when I asked for a table. A little pricey, but the ambiance is warm and pretty

Thank NanTanner
Washington, DC, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading negative reviews on the food and the service - I figured with a Groupon it was worth the risk - well, IT WAS NOT. Everything about the meal was off - it was very sad to see such a 'nice' restaurant be so bad. If you are expecting the quality and service of Ruth's Chris as I was... More 

Thank Cathy H
Washington, DC
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch with friends. The food was very good although I prefer with a bit more "atmosphere" and upscale design. Consider this a good place for a good business lunch or dinner.

Thank PJeanneWashington_DC
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

You go to a traditional steakhouse, you are going to pay, and Bobby Van's is no exception, but it is a little cheaper than the rest. My son and I had the Porterhouse for two and it was perfect. Great crust and fork tender. Honestly, nothing we had was bad and we enjoyed our experience immensely.

Thank NoleTraveller
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We have heard many of our friends tell us how good the food and service was here but we had to try it for ourselves. The food and service did not disappoint. We made reservations through Open table for four and arrived more than 20 minutes early and our table was ready. Our waiter was very attentive. The food is... More 

Thank l0v3_2_travel
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556 reviews
421 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

we started with the escargot, followed by shrimp, and a NY strip, with a pinot noir, a bottle of Malbec, followed by the NY cheese cake. the food was great, the steak was cooked perfectly, as per my request to be cooked pittsburgh. the cheesecake was perfect NY style. the service was professional, and friendly. maitre de, a gentleman. will... More 

Thank BuddhistNYC
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Best NY strip I have had in a long time. Get a Groupon and avoid alcohol for one of the most amazing high end meals one could have. Nice location near The White House. Service was spot on and completed in a tag team fashion that never left us asking for anything. I am happy to say we will go... More 

Thank TomMorrow2016
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Visiting DC and wanted to have a great dinner, chose based on reviews and dinner was amazing. Rod was our waiter and made the experience even better. He offered honest suggestions and took excellent care of us. We even bought a gift certificate for a friend after we left!

Thank Laura D
Trooper, PA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Ate here with family this past Saturday night. Although it was a little pricey, the food was excellent and the service was great -- very friendly, attentive and got the food out very quickly. I would eat here again next time I'm in town.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 50 - USD 50
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
05:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 809 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-2203
    (Between H and I Sts.)
  • Public Transportation: McPherson Square Metro
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-589-0060

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?