BOBBY VAN’S GRILL
Location Opening: 2006
Location: 135 West 50th Street
(between 6th Ave & 7th Ave)
New York City
Owners: Joseph Smith
General Manager: Paul Modica
Executive Chef: Craig Jermin
Cuisine: Traditional American Grill and Steakhouse, With Italian Accents
Capacity: 250 seated
Private Events: 400
Bar: 100 +
Specialty Dishes: Porterhouse Steak
This premium cut steak can be shared between two, three or four
Chilean Sea Bass
Miso & Tamari glazed, asparagus, Bok Choy & Shitake mushroom in white truffle fish broth
Cold Seafood Bouquet
½ chick lobster, shrimp & crabmeat
Wood-Fired Old World Pizza
marinara, mozzarella & sweet sausage
Specialty Drinks: BV’s House Made Sangria
made with seasonal fresh fruit
Prosecco, St. Germain Elderflower, twist of lemon
The Van’s Gimlet
Bull Dog Gin, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, twist of lime
Don Q Rum, fresh lime juice, fresh mint & soda water
Unique Offerings: Prix Fixed Lunch Menu
Monday –Friday: 11:30am – 4:00pm
Appetizer, entrée and dessert for $29.95
Celebrity Clientele: Bill Cowher
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday: 11:30am – 11:00pm
Saturday: 4:00pm – 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day
Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm – 11:00pm
Credit Cards: All major credit cards accepted
Established in 1969, Bobby Van’s Steakhouses have become a staple of New York City dining. Built with a dedication to superior customer service and quality food, Bobby Van’s still maintains the same high standards over four decades later. With five locations throughout Manhattan, the West 50th Street Grill features a menu of traditional American grill fare, classics steakhouse cuts and wood-fired pizza. The restaurant’s friendly staff, warm décor and wide variety of dining options make this location ideal for those looking for a premier New York Steakhouse experience with all the comforts of home.
The Bobby Van’s West 50th Street location evokes the refined style of a classic New York City steakhouse. The elegantly decorated restaurant features dark wood paneling, a warm color palette, sleek white linens and Alabaster Chandeliers imported from Spain. The sophisticated design creates the perfect backdrop to the venue’s expansive bar. The whole is spread out through a choice of appealing rooms.
The restaurant offers guests an extensive dining menu of steakhouse favorites, such as the Porterhouse Steak, a premium cut steak that can be shared between two, three or four or the signature Filet Mignon. This location also allows guests to choose from lighter dishes, including the Chilean Sea Bass, Miso & Tamari glazed, asparagus, Bok Choy & Shitake mushroom in white truffle fish broth or the Roasted Pork Chop, fingerling potatoes & broccolini with black truffle pan sauce. A bar menu with wood-fired pizza, and additional bar eats are available for the more casual diners. Executive Chef Craig Jermin and the Bobby Van’s team make sure each expertly crafted dish receives the same attention as a home-cooked meal.
We loved such appetizers as sparkling lump crabmeat and plump shrimp. And the New England clam chowder was a gem.
For entrees, we chose the 28 day aged ribeye and a huge veal chop: both expertly grilled. Sides, whether crispy hashed browns or creamed spinach were right on.
To complement the cuisine, Bobby Van’s features a rich wine list of international vintages and good selections by the glass (the Chassagne Montrachet, Jouard, is a joy) and an original cocktail menu, with signature favorites including the Bobby’s Bellini, Prosecco, St. Germain Edlerflower, plus a twist of lemon or the Van’s Mojito, made with Don Q Rum, fresh lime juice, fresh mint and soda water. Additionally, guests can indulge in the beverage of their choice at the restaurant’s sprawling 75 foot bar.
Desserts are not to be missed. You’ll especially enjoy the family-size banana split, with its delicious mélange of everything under the sun. Service is warm and helpful.
The 50th Street venue is steps away from Radio City Music Hall and the Winter Garden Theater, making it the perfect spot for both locals and visitors alike. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.
I can think of no better suggestion for a top-flight NY Steak House than Bobby Van’s Grill. One of NY’s best.
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