Bobby Van's Spinoff Serves More Than Just Steak

By Sybile Penhirin on August 22, 2014 8:45am | Updated on August 22, 2014 4:20pm

MIDTOWN EAST — A spinoff of Bobby Van's Steakhouse is serving more casual fare alongside the classic steaks.

BV's Grill opened last week at 919 Third Ave. near East 55th Street, with menu items including a $42 filet mignon and $49 dry-aged bone-in ribeye, along with less expensive dishes like a cheddar burger for $17 and a kale barley salad for $14.

“This place is less formal [than Bobby Van's]," said Joseph Smith, 65, an owner of both Bobby Van's and BV's Grill. "We want people to feel like they’re walking into their living room when they come in."

The restaurant features a 5,000-square-foot dining room, 60 outdoor seats and a large square bar accessible on all sides.

For those who don't have time to sit and eat, BV's Grill also offers a small cafe and takeout counter around the corner on East 55th Street between Second and Third Avenues. The cafe, also called BV's Grill, serves coffee, tea, pastries, sandwiches and wraps, with prices ranging from $2 to $15.

BV's Grill takes the place of Enduro, a steakhouse by Alan Rosen, the owner of Junior's Cheesecake, which recently closed less than a year after opening. Rosen is a partner in the new venture.

BV's Grill is open from 11:30 a.m. to 2.a.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. on the weekends, when a brunch menu will also be available. The cafe is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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