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About Bobby Van's Steakhouse - DC
Bobby Van's Steakhouse has been named Top Steakhouse in the Washington Magazine and best Porterhouse in DC in the Washingtonian. Along with our Prime, dry-aged beef, we offer the freshest seafood and wonderful specials. Our wine list is a best of Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator.
Washington, DC 20005
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Between H and I Sts.
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
McPherson Square Metro
Private Party Facilities:
Three private dining areas; three that can open up into one large room holding 95 persons seated; Minimum of twelve persons for a private room
Private Party Contact:
Management: (202) 589-0060
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Bobby Van's Steakhouse - DC Ratings and Reviews
I took my boyfriend here to celebrate a big work accomplishment and this did not disappoint. The cocktails were delicious, steaks were some of the best we have had, and the staff was welcoming and made sure our every need was met. We would highly recommend if you're looking for something for a special occasion or a romantic date!
We enjoy going to BV's for their Steaks. Often share the Porterhouse for Two (with leftovers). Always cooked as ordered and presented sliced and with a drizzle of butter sauce. Just excellent. Sides are top notch. Traditional mashed and creamed spinach are fine but the sweet potato fries and brussel sprouts with bacon and blue cheese make it special. The outdoor patio is our favorite in late spring and early fall. Some city noise of course but always shaded in the afternoon. Outdoor area for the bar patrons as well. Drinks are well-made. Appetizers and Desserts are adequate.
I often go to the Bobby Van Grille down the street, which I love. I was disappointed in the Steak Houses salad selection compared to the Grille. I order the " Bobby Van's Salad," listed as an entree salad and it was so small, I had to go and get something else to eat right after the lunch ended!
My wife and I have been here many times. This visit was slightly disappointing. I ordered lamb chops (first time here) and, while they were cooked to my satisfaction, there was not much taste to them. Moreover, since the menu mentioned no sides to come with the chops, I ordered a side of sauteed mushrooms/onions. Imagine my surprise when the chops arrived with potatoes and carrots. The potatoes and carrots were somewhat utilitarian, with nothing special to recommend them; however, the mushrooms/onions were outstanding. The cinnamon ice cream I had for dessert was also fine, and the crabcake I had as an appetizer was excellent. This minor blemish will not prevent us from dining here again; my recommendation is to order the Steak a la Stone, which is my go-to meal here.
A truly remarkable experience. I used a Groupon and was blown away by the service and quality. Our waiter was funny and personable. He made great recommendations for food and wine. Even made a few pretty good jokes. I would definitely go back. It's a lil pricey so if you don't have deep pockets try and snag a Groupon. Well worth it.
Service was fast and efficient, although I don't believe English was a first language for most of wait staff. I found some difficulty understanding some verbal statements of waiter due to language and background noise. Food was excellent and so were the drinks. Ambiance was nice. Items on menu maybe a little pricey but this could be due to location.
Arrived for our 8pm reservation promptly seated. Food orders came out fairly quickly and my steak was cooked correctly. Also had the tipsy Arnold palmer which was very good. Felt the steak was a little pricey for the quality but this is a high end steak house in the city. I'd recommend a cab or uber if staying in a downtown hotel as the area can be a little sketchy after dark. Overall I was pleased and would def go back to BV for dinner next time I'm in town.
We went during restaurant week for a bachelorette party. The service was wonderful and the waiter was very accommodating. However, out of six diners only one person had their filet mignon cooked well. The rest of us had meals that were overcooked and dry. Additionally, there was only 2 pieces of potatoes as the side to the filet. If I'd had to pay full price I would have been felt even worse. Sadly, my expectations were not met foodwise but our service was top notch.
I came here for restaurant week to catch up with friends, the atmosphere the restaurant creates was perfect for that. The only reason I gave the food 4 stars instead of 5 was because my steak was cooked for too long and some pieces were burnt even though I asked for "medium well". I'll probably return and order something different next time.
The service was very good from the time we arrived and our departure. The food was hmmmm "just okay" for most of us. We decided to have our team building meeting for work at this location while taking advantage of restaurant week. While the food was not bad, it was fair.
I’ve had many meals at Bobby Van’s and the experience has always been excellent. Unfortunately, last night was not one of those nights and that’s because the server was extremely inattentive. Server couldn’t even tell us all of the specials and, at one point, was gone for nearly 30-minutes as we waited for our check. I’m assuming this was all just a fluke and I will certainly go back as I’ve never had an experience like that there. But it was disappointing, especially because we had talked it up to our out of town guests.
Very good food and service. I had the prime rib and my wife had the filet mignon. We both enjoyed our meals very much. While the prime rib was good; I would not say it was over the top. The meal did come with a baked potato. Think next time we go back I will go with the filet.
excellent service, very friendly but professional and competent. very good cocktalis. we had a special seafood appetizer...shrimp crab and lobster ($100 for 4). nice shrimp, decent crab but watery lobster claws. typical steakhouse, everything is a la cart. my rib eye ($50+) was mostly fat. what edible portions there were were very good but even for a rib eye which is a fatty cut, this was over the top. overall, very expensive and unless someone's expense account is picking up the tab, not worth it
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