Ben and Jack's on 5th Avenue
Ben and Jack's on 5th Avenue

Ben and Jack's on 5th Avenue

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.benandjackssteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: (212) 532-7600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:45am - 3:45pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 3:45pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:45pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 28th & 29th Streets
  • Public Transit: 6, R & W trains to 28th Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Ben and Jack's on 5th Avenue
Ben & Jack, long-time waiters of Peter Luger's Steakhouse, have opened a beautiful restaurant in the Flatiron District of Manhattan. We offer prime, dry aged porterhouse steaks and a dazzling assortment of steakhouse favorites. Our chef, also, comes from Peter Luger's. Frosted, etched glass rooms are available for private parties. All major credit cards are accepted. Visit our website and take a tour!
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Ben and Jack's on 5th Avenue reviews from OpenTable diners
110 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (54)good for groups (53)fit for foodies (38)romantic (32)notable wine list (32)neighborhood gem (27)great for outdoor dining (20)great for lunch (20)scenic view (9)hot spot (9)kid-friendly (8)great for brunch (7)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (6)Show More
  • Not bad but not good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I had 3 course lunch for restaurant week with my bf. Food was okay but I was disappointed with their service. The server treated people like robots. Just took orders and brought them food. That was it. It was like cheap restaurant service.
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  • Pricey but not worth it
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Went during reaturant week. It seemed like everything was prepared before hand. Bread was hard, mash & broccoli were bland, and steaks were just okay.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good
    Mmmmmmmb17
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Service was very bad. When I got there with my friend. They told me I had to wait for my other guest, Even though I had a reservation. They would not sit us nor give us a menu. So I asked if we can be seated and she said sorry it's full inside right now. You can sit outside. What's the point if a reservation? So we sat outside, (asked the rude hostess first) and she said ok. We were sitting at the table with NO menus for a good 15 minutes and she never even acknowledged the fact we were there. I felt unwanted and honestly wanted to leave. After the server was like oh. Ok here's ur menus. Everything else was great. food = excellent. I had the 12oz steak. Recommend that! And my friend recommends the filet mignone
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great family dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Brought our daughter here for a going away dinner after her summer in NYC. The location was great, staff was friendly, food was great. Would definitely go back when we're in the City.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Restaurant week value
    SJR1VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I'll be glad when they move back into their old location as this one just doesn't do it for me...seems like they are slipping a bit. My slice of bacon for the appetizer was tough and overcooked. They prepared my girlfriends steak medium rare when she asked for it to be medium but that turned out to be OK since she enjoyed her Filet Medallions anyway. At least everything else turned out good. Service was a little slow but it was busy. I think the Restaurant week menu is a good value with many options to satisfy all tastes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Celebrated son's birthday. 12oz sirloin steak excellent value for restaurant week. Wine selection very good. Waiter and entire staff made night enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Place and Great Service
    chrbed20
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Awesome Place and Great Service. The overall service was great and the food was delicious. The server was very polite and nice. They came around frequently to top off our wine with our bottle.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a great birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I had such a wonderful time at the restaurant. When I made my Open Table reservation I indicated in the notes that it was my boyfriend's birthday and asked if the cheesecake with a candle could be brought to the table. My request was granted and it made my boyfriend's birthday really special. The food was also amazing. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 62 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 574 reviews are from the Ben and Jack's on 5th Avenue reviews archive.
  • Quite worth it.
    bigfoodie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Had a restaurant week lunch for a friend's birthday and tried the filet mignon dish on the restaurant week menu and it was quite good. Friend tried the chicken and loved it as well. Dessert was good, but I've had better. Overall, the experience was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for team meals
    AJiLVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Came here for restaurant week with my work team- great place to go for groups as they have lots of large tables. Nothing too fancy about the steak, but it is good food and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Working Lunch
    Ricecakeoo
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Took a client here so that we could work through lunch. The menu was great, the service was attentive and the restaurant was quiet and easy for a conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Restaurant Week Menu
    Enjoymyfood
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The Restaurant Week menu gives a good variety of dishes to choose from. The steaks were generous and delicious, as were the salads, soups, and desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steakhouse on Cruise Control
    Monty
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I've been going to Ben and Jack's for a while. I know Ben from his days at Peter Luger. He's always been good to me. The steak here is still very good. But there are some cracks in the armor. The restaurant was not busy at all last night and they messed up the 2 steaks we ordered. They brought new steaks out in 5 minutes but we were skeptical they sprinkled cajun seasoning on 1 steak instead of cooking it that way. My buddy ended up being fine with it. The sides were still very good. Wine list is pricey and needed to be updated. Ordered a 2007 Super Tuscan and they brought a 2009. The same thing happened 2 months ago here. The bartender should have the ability to transfer a bar tab to a table, but they insisted we close out. Just annoying
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    Omyra
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Have heard so many great things. Glad I went. Amazing food. Had the Filet Mignon in mushroom sauce. LOVED IT!!! We went during restaurant week and will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
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  • Ben and Jack's on 5th Avenue
    born2eat
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Wonderful steak, terrific sides, great ambience, great place to eat.....I had an Italian dish once at Ben and Jack's and it was terrific. So its not only a steak place - - everything is great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Steak!
    Bfalcon1VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Never a bad meal at Ben and Jack's....great steaks and a wonderful wine list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good steak night place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    This was a good steak find in a traditional steak and wine night. Steak for 2 was really good. Service was attentive. Ambience was lacking but if that's not as important as the food and service then this place works well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great cut of meat!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Went with a few buddies for a bachelor party celebration. The meat was fantastic and they treated us very well. The sides were average and the drinks were really expensive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another A+ Anniversary Dinner
    LifelongNYer
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We preferred going to the 44th street location but it's under renovation and our first experience at the 28th Street Ben & Jack's was less than optimal. However this time was terrific. We were seated in the main dining room as opposed to upstairs (a BIG difference). The service was excellent (as usual) and the food is always delicious. The 'cherry on the cake' was the manager, Adeem. He was gracious, solicitous, and funny. A very interesting man and made sure that we were being well taken care of and having a most excellent experience. He even bought us a round of drinks after finding out we were celebrating an anniversary. He was a big part of insuring we would make it back to the 21st Street location soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing filet
    MichelleVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Our party of five was really happy with our food and service. Filet was amazing and I loved the veggies as well. Wine list was extensive and expensive! We found a great Malbec that paired well with the steak. Overall the service team worked like a well oiled machine, though we had to wait longer than we should have to get our check at the end of the meal. We really enjoyed it though!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Janene
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Great food, great service. Just wish the atmosphere was a bit more unique or intimate. We had the bacon appetizer, steak for 2, and creamed spinach + mashed potato. All was delicious. And our waiter was very friendly. Will return for a special occasion
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fair in most cases
    MariahVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    my husband ordered oysters which were very good and he said that his steak, although flavorful was a bit tough. i had the chicken florentine which was fine although nothing spectacular. the spinach was out of a box i am quite sure. all in all certainly not the best steak in new york. the staff was very helpful and the drinks were good. one expects more in new york i guess
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  • TheCount
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Great selection of appetizers and steaks were outstanding. Would definitely return .
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok
    AroundTheTownVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Being from out of town we make it a point to visit the nicer restaurants in Manhattan when in NYC. This was our first visit to Ben & Jacks. Service was great. Although full of flavor some parts of the steak for 2 were tough. The tail and calamari were bland. Idk I was jus expecting more. Although the reputation, I can't say Ben & Jack's lived up to the hype or that it's the best steakhouse in Manhattan.
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  • A great steak house
    Lovesteak
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Always one of my favorites. One of the best steaks in NYC. Consistent great quality.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The place for Steak in NYC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Hands-down, Ben & Jacks is the best steak in NYC!! It is perfect every time. Everything on the menu is prepared perfectly, and they are consistent with that perfection. If you are craving a perfectly prepared steak dinner, go here. Service is top notch and very friendly. Been a favorite of mine since they opened.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    Buzao
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I have been eaten here for almost six times, this restaurant is excellent with everything such as services, nice environment and especially the food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Harper34
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The steak for two was out of this world. Great service. Noise level was moderate which I like. The peas and onions and Ceasar salad topped it off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Excellent steakhouse! Try the bacon appetizer. It's to die for!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed
    musicgrrrl
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Ben and Jack's is just o.k. The service was good but at times a bit annoying. They were serving french style (putting the sides on our plates for us). I ordered the filet of sole - o.k. but a bit overcooked. We also ordered a side of the lobster mac & cheese - not good. The cheese seemed to be Velveeta. When my main came the server (without asking) put some lobster mac & cheese on my plate. The cheese ran into my fish - gross. He then proceeded to place onion rings on my crowed plate. I had to tell him twice to stop. One friend had the sirloin (she liked it). Our other friend has the scallops (good but only 5 smallish scallops). This was our first and last time here. Del Frisco's is the place to go for steak/seafood.
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  • Superb Service
    RonandLouisaVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    We are treated like royalty at Ben and Jacks ! It's Like family when you eat at this notable Steakhouse. The porterhouse steak is the way to go when ordering here,Dry aged to perfection ! This Steakhouse has all the sides you can ever want to accompany your dinner. Some of are favorites are the Blue point oysters and the Giant shrimp cocktail. If you can fit the desert the sclag is the way to go .. Just to mention Dino are waiter is the best you can ask for service !! thanks for another great dinner at B&J !!
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    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Disappointed
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We are NEVER disappointed when deciding to eat at Ben & Jack's. The food is consistently delicious and the service is very good. They treat you like they appreciate the fact that you chose their restaurant to have dinner at. Always a smile and always a 'thank you for coming'. We love Ben & Jack's and it's our favorite 'steak' house.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great group dinner April 2014
    AaronZ
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Multiple friends remarked that their food was excellent, better than Lugers, Wolfgangs etc. Big compliments from foodies.
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    Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Yankeero
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Second time at Ben & Jacks and both experiences have been excellent. Steak knowledgable waiters make you feel confident of your decisions, and portion sizes are true to menu descriptions. Steaks seasoned and cooked perfectly as ordered.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality food and great service
    FlojoVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Ben and Jack's Steakhouse is a really nice restaurant to celebrate a special occasion like a birthday, engagement or anniversary. The steak lived up to it's reputation and the seafood pasta was fresh and delicious. The service was very good. The waiter was very attentive. The pre-fixe lunch was a very good value since that was within my budget.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice evening
    Plimmed
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Food portions were generous. Surf and turf was amazing. Highly recommend. Staff very attentive.
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    Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over-priced and underwhelmed
    crizmo12
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Found this restaurant on-line and decided to give it a try. Wait staff was extremely courteous but far from "professional" in terms of menu presentation, specialties, etc. No big deal as it's the food that counts, but thought it worth noting. Ordered prime rib thinking that to be a safe bet. Steak was very tough and stringy - worst prime rib I've personally ever had. My wife ordered lobster and though not a large specimen it was nevertheless chewy to the point of being nearly inedible - worst lobster she's ever had. Should have stayed off the beaten path and instead found one of many little holes in the wall where a great NY dinner could've been had for a heck of a lot less money!!!
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  • Classic NYC steak joint
    Toptikka
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Friendly professional staff. Great ambience. Great energy, indicative of life in NYC. All tables full of people enjoying their meals. Best bacon ever!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never again
    SydneySlinger
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Look the food was great, the service was great but I just get annoyed when a restaurant adds a gratuity for a table of two. If I thought their service was worth 25 % then they've done themselves a disservice. It's the customers call on the value of service. They never did this when I ate there in June 2013. What's changed? Despite the good food, I'll never go back here again.
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  • Disappointing experience
    SaveurSabaVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    I went there with three business acquaintances. We were seated and then completely left alone, no request for drinks or any attention. Overall the food is adequate (my veal chop was full of fat) my friends filet migon was well overdone, he had asked for medium rare. One of colleagues didn't even eat the dessert as it was stale. To say that the wait staff was rude would be an understatement. I will definitely not return to Ben and Jack's.There are so many really good steak houses in NYC that this one is not necessary. Next time back to Vic and Anthony's or The Strip House !
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