I’ve said it before on financefoodie.com: here is nothing quite as rib-sticking as a classic steakhouse meal, and Bobby Van's Grill on 50th Street in Manhattan does the "steak and potatoes" thing with a wow factor. They keep their dishes pretty classic but they dazzle with special little touches that put a modern flair on their fare. Their entrees, salads, sides and desserts have simple names, but everything is made to the customer’s specs and portions are very large. Super-friendly and mega-efficient general manager Paul Modica has a background in meat, having worked at the famous Midtown Meat Market next to the Palm back in his teens, so he knows quality and exactly what the guests want. Did I fail to mention that he also paid his dues as a waiter at Ben Benson’s, another great New York steakhouse and was a manager at several other famous eateries over the years? This man knows his stuff but he won’t give up the name of BV’s meat purveyor (no doubt if every other restaurant manager knew about it, they’d be ordering from there, too)!
|Warm Crispy Artichokes Fresh Greens|
|Mac and Cheese|
|21 Layer Crepe Cake|
I say run, don’t walk, to Bobby Van’s for a super-satisfying. rib sticking meal. It’s old-school New York brought up to date with flawless service. The staff is so accommodating if you need something customized to special dietary needs. BV’s has a great price fixe dinner for only $38 right now, and it might make for a great introduction to this grand dame of steak houses!
Bobby Van's Grill
135 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10019
Photos by Anne M. Raso