Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.

4.5
2130 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2130 People Are Saying
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CandiceD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

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KimberlyS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 15 October 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 14 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

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

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EBRMac
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 11 October 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 11 October 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 9 October 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 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Ask for victor

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RebeccaB
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AlfredA
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 5 October 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
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on 23 September 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 20 September 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 18 September 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.

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DCdad
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was great. Ribeye: excellent and every bit as good as on previous (pre-pandemic) visits. But the servers were very short-staffed and as a result, inattentive. We're talking 20 to 30 minute gaps between visits to the table. We'd been there a full hour before we managed to order entrees. By then our drinks and appetizer were long gone. But on the bright side, food was obviously served promptly when it came out of the kitchen, and was entirely up to par.

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Melvin
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Bad place. I ordered an salad, which only came as part of my main dish.

I ordered a filet, which was served cold on top of the salad. When I told the server that I no longer wanted the salad, they took the cut up pieces of filrt and served them, cold, oon a small plate.

For this is should pay $39.00? I don't think so.

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Famous
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an Excellent experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

They were out of some menu items and the food just wasn’t fantastic. Victor, our server was great, but the team didn’t necessarily work together.

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ChrisR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place with amazing food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!! Will be back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Service was horrendous. Food was decent after they refired my steak, although the server argued with me when I tried to send it back.

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BrendaW
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal - the menu was great - the quality and preparation of the food was outstanding - w/o a doubt I will return when I’m in the DC area & refer to my friends!!

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vipCraig
Washington DC
853 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Victor was a great guide for the evening. Excellent wine, delicious burger and onion rings. Lump crabmeat was a meal unto itself. Great team of professionals make fir a really nice experience.

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Jamie
Tahoe
9 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous Filet and Bang Bang shrimp appetizer! Great service! Would definitely return when in town

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EdwardS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, The staff were awesome and the food was really good.

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vipLarry
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, naking a reservation throught Open Table was quite easy and seamless and I was able to make a reservation for the same day. I highly recommend Bobby Van's Grill. In the DC area we have many great steakhouses but I consider both Bobby Van's Grill as well as their second location Bobby Van's Steakhouse, to be the best. Their steaks are as good as it gets.....my Filet Mignon last night, perfect! The staff here take great care of their diners. If you are a local or visiting DC, I highly recommend Bobby Van's Grill and making your reservation through Open Table.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. The service was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Steak was room temperature not hot like the side items. Expected it to be piping hot.

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AquariusL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the employees were very welcoming

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Review
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although a chain, the experience is individual and the steaks are exceptional. Service is attentive and not hovering.
Side dishes are ok and outweighed by the quality of the steak, cooked exactly as we wanted.
Dessert of chocolate cake was delightful.
Great place for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Location and the steak was nice

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MelissaL
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant experience! 10/10 would do it again!!

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Foodie
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was wonderful and the food was delicious! My first time visiting this restaurant, but definitely not my last!!

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TheSaster
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding… definitely plan to visit again!!!

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vipMicheleh
Washington DC
79 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best. Love Bobby’s.

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WynterS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was attentive and food was great. I ordered the salmon. I usually get the steak and crab cake.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

All good. It was a pleasant meal.

JV
JuanV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Nor worth it

JB
JohnB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite for special occasions and a reason to have them.

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ShawnW
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Specifically the Porterhouse steak was good not, great. Over cooked, and needed salt. It wasn’t bad, just not worth the price. Mashed potatoes and oysters were great. They also didn’t have a drink or cocktail menu. Full bar, just no menu. Only a wine list.

FAQs

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

Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave. is rated 4.5 stars by 2130 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 bookings at the moment.