Bobby Van’s, Bridgehampton

Bobby Van’s Steakhouse in Bridgehampton is a real winner. Today, for my birthday, my lunch companion and I chose Bobby Van’s for their consistently good food, inviting atmosphere, professional staff, and reasonable prices.

Being a beautiful autumn day in the Hamptons, we decided to dine outside. Service was at the ready. As we were short on time, we skipped over appetizers and went right to the entrées. I had the Shepherd’s Pie. Beautiful to look at and a hearty portion. It was a simple combination of meat and peas covered with mashed potatoes and sprinkled with cheese and scallions. It was piping hot when it came to the table. As I unveiled what lie under the potatoes, I discovered a meaty, juicy, tasty mixture. Peas and carrots were obvious, but I can’t be sure if there were onions in it or not. I saw a touch of celery which I enjoy. If there were onions, they enhanced the flavor and weren’t at all readily noticeable. I thought I saw a piece of corn, but saw no other evidence of corn. It was pure comfort food, of which I maybe ate a third.

My lunch date had a colossal lobster salad that was fresh and sweet and not overdressed with mayonnaise. It was served with greens on a hot dog-like roll, but longer and definitely tastier. Again, a good portion of food prepared well. The shoestring French fries were crispy and nicely salted.

There’s so much more to say about Bobby Van’s. Their menu is well thought out and prepared to perfection. I’ve never had a bad meal nor bad service there. I just love the straight forward food that makes you feel you’re getting a good bang for your buck. The next time I go to Bobby Van’s, I’ll be sure to go over the menu for you. In the meantime, take a look at their menu and, if you’d like, leave me a suggestion of what you’d like me to sample as I believe I’ll be going back with friends next week. A great steakhouse and rival of The Palm.

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