Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.

4.4
2133 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Masks are currently recommended for all diners and required to enter the property.

Bobby Van’s Grill has a very loyal following of patrons who appreciate its first-rate, dry-aged steaks and seafood, phenomenal wine list, and exceptional professional wait staff – many of whom have worked for Bobby Van’s Grill for more than 15 years. We will be offering a limited menu to start on May 29th 2020 but dishes and specials will grow with time.

For later in the year, during Phase #2, we have the largest private dining space of any restaurant in DC; Bobby Van’s Grill can accommodate guests in 7 different rooms! In the fall of 2018, it unveiled a newly renovated atrium (now known as The Atrium @ Bobby Van’s) that accommodates up to 330 people for private events.

Experiences

  • Special Valentines Day Pre Fixed Dinner Menu

    $99.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Bobby Van's Valentines Day 3-Course Prix Fixe Menu $99 per person prior to tax and gratuity Appetizers (Choose One) Shrimp Cocktail Bang Bang Shrimp Lobster Bisque Caesar Salad Entrée (Choose One) Filet Duo 6oz Filet Mignon Oscar Style with another 6oz Filet Mingon with our Gorgonzola Butter Spread Dry Aged Porter House Steak for 2 ppl ($60 Upgrade) Chicken Parmesan Grilled Salmon Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass Sides (Choose one per person): Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions, Mac and Cheese, Creamed Spinach, Mashed Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts and Grilled Asparagus Dessert Lemon Crunch Cake Served with Chocolate covered Strawberry NY Style Cheese Cake Served with Chocolate covered Strawberry

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2133 people are saying
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vipItalianfoodlovers
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always impeccable service here. Never a bad experience.

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vipEsther
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful experience at the restaurant last night. We had an early dinner before going to Kennedy Center. It was quiet at 6 pm, but not empty. The service is impeccable. We loved our food - ahi tuna; a steak that was prepared two ways (a special); brussel sprouts with bacon and walnuts (amazing); martinis. Prices are high, but reasonable and better than a lot of other comparable places. We loved it and will return.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent mid afternoon meal. Unusual time for steak. But Bobby Van's provided excellent food. To start with, as many reviewers have stated - the bread was awesome. Warm pre sliced baguette. Steak was perfect. I own a small beef farm so I've eaten a steak or two :) Brussel Sprouts with bacon and walnuts were a very tasty side and were also done perfectly.
Probably only about 5 tables total when I was there in middle of afternoon, so I'm not really a fair test of "service". But my waiter was attentive without being intrusive and had a pleasant sense of humour.
I was here on a Groupon, and Bobby Van's offered Excellent value!!
I would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

They had a preset menu for NYE. The food was horrible, the service was perfect however.

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KishonR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve Dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The food was not enjoyable simply because the buffet food was cold. To pay $99 per person and to be served cold mashed potatoes and meats was not pleasurable. We couldn’t eat more than one plate because it was cold. The cookies at the dessert table were HARD.
Not a good experience at all especially for the first time.
Our server was great though. We did tell him about the cold food and he said the warmers were re-prepared. For $300 and to have this experience wasn’t well; no complimentary money taken off our bill or anything. Won’t be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent time for celebration dinner.

DH
vipDarleneH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening. John (the manager) was outstanding. He makes every guest feel that they matter and that he appreciates a patron dining at BV. Good food, excellent staff!

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vipJollyroger
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our business dinner with a group of 6 was a very pleasant evening. Great service and excellent food, including the filet, seafood, and sides. The noise level did get a little loud due to a large group watching Monday night football in the bar area, but overall a great experience

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RyanG
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely place for a holiday lunch for our office team and scheduling for a large group through opentable was definitely a plus.

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ChgoR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an anniversary lunch for 12 people in the private room. Everything was excellent!!

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vipLunch9
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch!

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vipChip
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been a while, but as great as I remember it! Booked on Open Table minutes before we went, as my daughter and I decided to grab dinner after a DC event. We were greeted promptly, seated by a window, and offered beverage options. We started with salad and French onion soup. It was a little later than normal, so we decided to split the cajun ribeye, which was cooked to perfection, adding creamed spinach and mashed potatoes as sides. The manger stopped by to make sure everything was done right, thank us for dining, and wished us Happy Holidays when we left. Great Daddy Daughter date night and why I've been a Booby Van's fan for years!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Bobby Van's Grill was a good restaurant. The service was very good from the time we walked in until the time we left. I would 100% return because of the service. The food was decent, everything was well made but lacked seasoning and I'm not big on seasoning. The apple pie flavors was good but it needs some work. All in all we had a really good experience. 👍🏽

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LeoD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Nice place overall

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DionneG
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great food was Delicious. Only problem no Parking orValets on A Saturday. Will recommend this restaurant to others

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vipJojo
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Really poor experience, should be named Bobby Van's seafood and buffalo wing emporium.

Friend had the filet which looked terrible and the manager's response was "everyone else is enjoying theirs!" Well obviously the Safeway steak my friend was consuming was not meeting expectations.

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vipRamieZ
Milwaukee
37 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Just ok. Not a great value for what you get. Servers tried but clearly short-staffed. Food was forgotten, service was slow. The food itself was not good. Overcooked salmon, potatoes tasted like imitation potatoes or made with water. Seafood tower was the highlight. Would not go back given the price and overall value.

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vipMatthewS
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

This is always one of my favorite places and will continue to be so. However on this particular visit our service was very slow and poor. On top of that the order came out incorrect despite very clear instructions. This is a great restaurant but with this higher price point service and quality should always be outstanding.

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vipLarry
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend Bobby Van's Grill in Washington, DC Especially their staff at this location! A big thanks to my server Victor who is the best and many thanks to their Manager Mike who is always interacting with every table on the floor to make sure everyone is enjoying their time there. The food is fantastic. Entrees, sides, wine selection always the best. Great place for every occassion and a very nice bar as well.

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vipCraig
Washington DC
870 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us for dinner and somehow everyone took food home—gives you an idea of the generous portion sizes—especially the chicken parmigiana.

Everything was excellent. Great service, outstanding chef and food runners. Host is delightful.

Will definitely be back.

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MarthaAnnS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb, well-,attended, first class.l

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JohnW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The usual top quality at BV's from service to food

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vipDarleneH
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant on New York Avenue. The staff, the food, the ambience are always good. I think my husband would want to go there everyday if he could. The Grill is the place for lunch and dinner.

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viplady
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I have always been a huge fan of Bobby Van's. My first outing to have dinner after 18 months at home had to be Bobby Van's. They are abiding by all Covid protocols and I felt very comfortable. The menu is not as expansive as it was before the pandemic and that is understandable. The menu choices are are enough to have a great appetizer, entre and dessert. I will definitely return.

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CandiceD
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant looked nothing like the yelp & open table photos, the food was just basic….

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vipChris
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The people who work here are real pros. Great service makes this already good restaurant a stand out.

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KimberlyS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice location, great food. The hosts and servers were friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It was my birthday. The greeter (guy at the front that looked like Prince) was hilarious. Really good energy. Everyone else I encountered was pretty bland. Like they were going through the motions. Service should always be served with a smile. They were not rude, they just weren’t memorable.
The Greeter, he was memorable!!! Food was amazing though.

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KelleyD
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Very tasty filet.
Staff was attentive.
I'll be back.

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EBRMac
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great, service a little slow, but the restaurant was very busy.
Staff was very accommodating, especially front of the house.

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TracieS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

This is my second time dining at this restaurant with a Groupon. My first time was lack luster however my most recent time left me very uncomfortable. As far as the food I ordered the lamb chops, pan seared salmon and the Brussels sprouts. The lamb chops were on the peppery side and a 3/5 that is until I tried it with the accompanying side salad with the delicious balsamic reduction which made it a 5/5. Everything else could’ve been greatly improved. The Brussels sprouts were extremely oily and tasted nothing like the delicious Brussels sprouts that I had on my first visit. The salmon could’ve tasted better as well and the accompanying broccolini had no salt or pepper on it at all.

Now to the service: the hostess could’ve been more friendly. I tried to make conversation with them asking how there day was and got no reply. Fast forward to me sitting down and showing my Groupon to my snotty waiter Freddie, who’s demeanor changed after showing it to him. Then fast forward to me enjoying my lamb chops and then asking my waiter for the rest of my order to go and his attitude became even worse and he seemed to have a big chip on his shoulder and paid me no attention after this incident. Honestly, I’m surprised that he would act that way after all my money is just as good as anyone else’s and no offense but there are better steakhouses in the city which have treated me better. I left extremely uncomfortable and I doubt that I’ll be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve eaten here numerous times over the last 10-15 years. Usually for business dinners. Last night their staff was more than just helpful. They were absolutely intent on perfection and graciously made sure my colleagues meal was on point after a slight error. Thank you so much and we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Ask for victor

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RebeccaB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great DC atmosphere. We really enjoyed it

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AlfredA
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Oysters Rockefeller that weren't on the menu. My main was the lamb chops and truffle fries which were very good as well.

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Famous
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to eat/celebrate occasions/have dinner parties!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I went after multiple previous visits. The service was terrible. They denied having my reservation and just seated us randomly. The waiter visited my table three times and the 3rd was to bring me my receipt, without my card! This was a very disappointing visit.

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nissankitty
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with food and service. One of our favorite places to celebrate special occasions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Service was extremely slow. We were a party of just two ansld it took over an hour after our reservation to receive our food although we were sat immediately upon arrival. Blamed in on a new system however no concessions whatsoever were made for our inconvenience.

FAQs

Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave. offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 589-1504.

Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave. is rated 4.4 stars by 2133 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.