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Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 50th Street

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135 West 50th Street, New York City, NY (50th Street (Between 6th & 7th))
+1 212-957-5050
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Today
11:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon 11:30 - 22:30
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 16:30 - 23:00
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Monroe, New York
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Yes, it was very good experience. This is what I term a "nameplate" restaurant with "nameplate" prices. I expected more. I was part of a party of four guests whom were international tourists. I arrived separately from them and was pleasantly greeted and advised my party had not arrived. By the time I de-coated and hit the Men's Room, the... More 

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Durham, Connecticut
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Bobby Van's, specifically this Bobby Van's use to be our family's favorite and a must stop for our trips to NYC, but the last three trips have been sub-par, primarily for service so we are striking it from our restaurants for NYC. Our most recent trip on December 18 started off a little rough because we couldn't get the time... More 

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Madison, New Jersey
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85 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We stepped in after The Rockettes Christmas show. Great chicken soup like my grandmother made it. Nice little starter salad with fresh figs and raspberry. Ribeye on the bone was massive and cooked perfectly as ordered. Chicken caprese was also nice. NY cheesecake was very good but please skip the strawberry sauce. It is the same convenient sauce that they... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We were here 3 years ago and it was amazing. We have brought our daughters this time and they also think it's a brilliant place for drinks with atmosphere and great American food with a quirky twist!!

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Budd Lake
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Bobby Van's is a great place to go for business lunch or dinner. It is always good, with a variety or choices for everyone. Burgers are outstanding, salads are very good, fish, pasta, steak, are consistently good. You may not be wowed here, but you also won't be disappointed or embarrassed. Prices are very reasonable for New York.

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Wilmington, Vermont
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

We made our reservation late, the week before Christmas, and were greeted as if we were old friends by the Maitre'D. He showed us to the bar where we struck up a conversation with a couple who are regulars. The bartender recommended a bottle of wine for us, which was very high end, but excellent, and we were shown to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The food is good but poor service. We went a group of 4 the restaurant was not full and we had to wait more than 1 hour for the food.

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Lake Mary, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This is the place for steaks. Not Italian food. 55 minutes for entrees. Bar is packed with locals. Noisy. Waitstaff is pleasant and well trained. Veal Parmesan not good. Prices typical NYC. Figure $100 a head with drinks. Crabmeat cocktail and shrimp cocktail very good. Better experiences elsewhere.

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Minot, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Went for my wife's birthday. Our waiter was outstanding. Made great recommendations for food and portions. Assisted us in splitting a meal which was still more than we could eat. The Chicken Fransaise was to die for. Could be the best chicken entree I ever had.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We had a great meal this past weekend before heading to the matinee. Service was great and the food was delicious!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 West 50th Street, New York City, NY
    (50th Street (Between 6th & 7th))
  • Public Transportation: 49th - 50th Streets - Rockefeller Center
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-957-5050

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