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Established: 1969

Location Opening: 2006

Location: 135 West 50th Street

(between 6th Ave & 7th Ave)

New York City

Telephone: 212.957.5050




Owners: Joseph Smith

Rick Passarelli

Joe Hickey

Joe Phair

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

Bobby’s Bellini

Prosecco, St. Germain Elderflower, twist of lemon

The Van’s Gimlet

Bull Dog Gin, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, twist of lime

Van’s Mojito

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

Christian Borle

Dan Marino

Emmy Rossum

Mariano Rivera

Mark Sanchez

Wayne Knight

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday: 11:30am – 11:00pm
Saturday: 4:00pm – 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm

Holiday Hours:

Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day

Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm – 11:00pm

Credit Cards: All major credit cards accepted

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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.

bobby van's food

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.


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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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Gustafson Family Vineyards 2009 Estate Petite Sirah

2009 Estate Petite Sirah

2009 Estate Petite SirahHarvest: October 12, 2009
Vineyard Block: East Ridge Block
Blend: 100% Petite Sirah
Aging:18 Months French and American Oak, 40% New
Alcohol: 14.38%
Total Production: 450 cases
Release Date: Fall 2011


Vineyard and Vintage Notes:
The 2009 vintage marked the beginning of a new challenge for the vineyard. A cold and wet spring delayed the onset of bud break in many of our vineyards, and these conditions necessitated a later than normal harvest for our Petite Sirah. The extended hang time brought us precariously close to winter rains, but allowed for full development of flavors and an opportunity to harvest at optimum physical maturity.

Winemaking Notes:
Petite Sirah grapes create a dreamy opportunity for winemakers, with steady, low heat fermentations that always seem to finish easily and at moderate alcohols. This wine was no exception, a near perfect fermentation created a clean expression of fruit and tannin. These pure flavors allowed us to experiment with different levels of toasting in the barrel ageing process; by utilizing a slightly higher amount of heavy toasted oak, the tannins were rounded and softened to create a unique expression of our vineyard.

Tasting Notes:
Rich, deep purple in the glass, with aromas of lavender and dark fruit balanced by meaty, earthy undertones. This wine bucks the stereotype of Petite Sirah being all finish and no flavor, and really begins to shine after an hour of decanting, revealing luscious aromas of fruit, cocoa, tobacco and a hint of molasses. The finish is strong but not abrupt, giving you the desired “oomph” of a Petite Sirah without being dry or abrasive. A truly delicious wine that will only get better with time.

The perfect dinner wine. We loved this elegant, food friendly P.S. with roasts, pasta, cheese and just about anything. A real surprise.

SRP: $32


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