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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
Expected a real up scale, romantic, exceptional steakhouse. It was not. The décor was outdated, the food only mediocre. The service was great but you could hear the wait staff using the same, canned lines at every table nearby. Kind of took it to no personal attention. Not a good value!
First time eating at this location. The food was wonderful. We went because we had a Groupon, but I will be back! Crab cakes were really good and the Spinach Salad with Bacon wrapped barbequed shrimp special of the day was very good. The hashbrown side dish looked really good that someone ordered at another table. Plan to try that the next time. The chili calamari appetizer was delicious as well.
Wanted dinner with a friend visiting DC and put Bobby Van's into my gps app and did not pay attention. I directed me to the closer Bobby Van GRILL ... oops. The waiter there told me "We're more fun than the Steakhouse!" and I thought "Yeah, we'll see ...!" Eventually, I found my way to the Steakhouse and have to admit: I do think the Bobby Van Grill is bit more "fun." The Steakhouse has a staid, well-appointed, downtown-DC, "suit and tie" feel to it. Food and service were fine and the wine by the glass options went well with the "old white, business man" menu. The Grill has a few more adventurous menu items, but either restaurant is a dining treat with good service.
Bobby Van's always gets it right. Good food and drinks!! I had the special (Prime Rib) and my boss had the fish of the day (sorry, don't recall what it was but she said it was very good). I also had a baked potato that was ridiculously large. The restaurant was quite and it was easy to have a conversation. The waiter was helpful by describing the various dishes to us.
I ordered the strip steak and my husband had the scallops. Everything was delicious, but the prices were definitely steep. Our server offered us a complimentary drink for our anniversary which was very thoughtful, and when he found out I couldn't drink he offered me a complimentary dessert instead. It is a great place for special occasions.
This was the second time I went to Bobby Van's and no reason to return except my husband liked his steak. I'm not a big steak person and the menu leaves little options but my sever neglected to inform me of the pork chop special that was not listed in the menu. I only realized it was an option when I saw it on the daily specials board after ordering. My chicken Parmesan was "okay" but nothing special. I cook often enough that my main reason for going out is for a special experience or for food I'm not as opt as the chef or restaurant makes. Bobby Van is not one of those restaurants.
The food was OK but value for money it was not! I used to dine at the Park Ave outlet in NYC and was so excited to find this version in Washington. What a massive disappointment it turned out to be! The service was shockingly bad.......I've never had a server check my cheque folder twice, (to see if I've left money/credit card) before my wife and I had even finished our wine. I will never use this restaurant ever again!!!!!! Avoid
This is a very nice Steakhouse with excellent food options. The wine list has several outstanding wines to pair with the meal. They do not offer any special cuts but what they have in the menu will pleasantly surprise anyone when the order arrives. The stakes were excellent. Grilled to perfection and large in size. All the sides we ordered (Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, asparagus and sautéed mushrooms) were excellent. The service was very good and they have an excellent list of after dinner drinks and deserts to choose from. Overall, its a very good steakhouse in downtown DC at a very reasonable price for the quality, with was excellent. You get more than what you pay for.
Had to take a business call while midway through the salad course. Waiter and chef didn't miss a beat.
The tomato and onion salad was great and the onions are potent! Bone in ribeye was great and perfectly done despite my extending the prep time as a result of the call.
Lots of people and everyone seemed very happy.
Last time I came into DC (6mos) The Filet was very good. This time, Not So. Ordered Filet Med Rare, as well as my son's Ribeye. "Both" came back "very" rare and sent back. It came back to us over charred on outside but still 'rare/rare' inside. After 2 bites, left the rest. Very disappointed this trip. Sorry, but would be hard pressed to return.
Overall good ambiance. Asian Pear Salad was drowned in the dressing - too much vinegar.
Would've been nice if our waiter checked-on us after we started on our meal.
We did have a groupon - is this a turn off for the wait staff? But we always tip on the gross total amount, not after the deduction.
We have never been disappointed at Bobby Van's on 15th Street D.C. -- food is always awesome and Rodney is hands-down the best server ever! We always request to be in Rodney's area of responsibility -- he is always so warm, charming, and just a pleasure to converse with. On this occasion, I wanted the chicken marsala with penne pasta and my son wanted the fancy braised short ribs dinner -- neither of those two entrees were on the menu. However, we didn't heed, as Rodney came to the rescue, just as he always does --all on his own, Rodney placed a special request with the chef for a couple of our favorite meals and we got what our palates had been craving! And Bobby Van's did not disappoint -- both dishes were exceptionally rich, savory, and delicious! My wife always orders the the rib eye steak -- and she claimed it was cooked to perfection...nothing but pure deliciousness was brought out from the chef on this night! Additionally, Rodney also recommended another cocktail for my wife -- a blackberry - cranberry vodka martini -- and like everything else he recommends, my wife claimed it was another fantastic choice! We had three side dishes to share between the three of us -- the green beans, creamed spinach, and the Rodney-recommended prosciutto mac and cheese. Each side dish was similarly sumptuous; but, if force to pick our favorite side of the night, it would have to be the prosciutto macaroni and cheese. It was creamy and cheesy, and the prosciutto as not at all overpowering -- it was a perfect integration of several strong flavors all-in-one single side dish! For dessert, we shared my wife's favorite -- the vanilla bean crème brulee....very rich, flavorful, and delicious! Not to end on a bad note, but the bathrooms really don't match the rest of the experience at Bobby Van's -- seems a little outdated, un-fancy, and perhaps, as if it has seen its better days. Recommend to management that they upgrade the bathrooms to match the overall experience!
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