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: 2125327600x
  • 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
113 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (57)good for groups (55)fit for foodies (35)romantic (33)notable wine list (30)neighborhood gem (27)great for lunch (24)great for outdoor dining (21)great for brunch (9)scenic view (8)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (5)Show More
  • Awesome
    Thesportsgeek
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Needed to take a collogue from Germany to a steak ace, we found a steak gem! Great food, service and all around!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovegreatfood
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    First time at this restaurant - looking forward to a great meal; very disappointing service. We did not receive two of the dishes we ordered - we had to flag the wait staff and by the time they got to us, we cancelled this part of the order. Dessert - requested a dessert menu which never arrived; our lunch did include dessert which we also had to request from the waiter. Restaurant was relatively empty with multiple waiters - not sure why the service was so poor, but it did not leave a good impression. I would hesitate to return based upon poor service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lookingforlunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Ben and Jacks was a great place for a business lunch. Although there were not main course salads on the menu, they were very accommodating. A great place to have conversation, and not struggle to hear each other. It is a steak restaurant. The steak and shrimp topping our salads were all great. Avoid the chicken. It is not what they do best.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dissapointing
    Esteban
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I have been to this restaurant many times but the quality and service seems to be deteriorating every time. I usually order the same: oysters, bacon, porterhouse steak, cream spinach and asparagus. The bacon was dry and overcooked. The porterhouse was just decent, nothing to call home about. The worst was the cream spinach, totally blend and almost inedible. The service was lacking, our waiter seemed very busy and not always available. He was very quick in bringing the dishes, and the whole time seemed like they wanted us to leave quickly. With so many choices around NYC, I doubt I will go there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not impressed
    Travelanddine
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Our server was very disinterested and it was noticed by another table near by. The food was alright, not as good as you would expect for the prices. Wouldn't return
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch at Ben and Jack's
    mumufish
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is my second visit. the food is fantastic and the lunch time deal is great !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not aged enough
    GfsfdinerVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    this is not the first time visiting this restaurants and for sure this Porterhouse steak does not have the dry aged mineral taste that it should have. it also consists of tendons that should not exist in a piece of dry aged steak. it is not tender or tasty enough compare to the many dry aged Porterhouse around the city's best steakhouses.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Food was excellent. For some reason the service was "slow". It usually isn't. I'll chalk it up as an aberration.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Service along with great food
    chriscrash
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    If the perfectly cooked steaks and top quality sides and appetizers weren't enough, the service is what makes this place memorable. I used to only go to the Ben and Jacks which is now being renovated and was happy to find that all of their restaurants put the same amount of effort into making their patrons happy. I plan on going back as soon as I can.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • born2eat
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Great meal great time always want to go back! If you want great food great steak, fish or anything at all eat at ben & jacks
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ben and Jack's Delivered
    keepit4real
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Hosted a good business dinner at B and J's on 5th. They gave me nice corner table as requested, service was excellent, and food was good all the way around. My filet was undercooked at first but they got it back to me perfectly very quickly. Group was happy with choices and ambience was nice - business casual and fun yet not too noisy or hectic. Would definitely come back and recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it
    MssybrittyVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Always enjoy Ben & Jacks! Had one in Scottsdale but is no longer there. Now we can't wait to dine there when we come to New York.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so - so
    don2
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Very disappointed - no where near what old Ben and Jack's was.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Wonderful steak & shrimp dinner. Went with our 2 teenage daughters and they loved it as well. Will eat here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat...
    Lfaltopr
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I came upon Ben & Jack's because I heard that two ex-waiters from the famed Peter Luger Steakhouse opened it. They actually have two locations -- one in 5th Avenue (which I always visit) and one in 44th Street (under renovation). The steaks are star in this restaurant and are exceptional. The appetizer are simply perfect. For example, the Lobster Cocktail is a whole Maine lobster tail and claws (A WHOLE LOBSTER!!!!) and the Canadian Bacon slabs are amazing (who does not love bacon). The wine list is well prepared and varied. It is not your typical steakhouse, it is a magnificent steakhouse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Awesome experience! The service was great, the food spectacular ! Will go again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine dining
    Freddy
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This was my second visit, and once again has impressed. I have yet to get a better steak than what they serve.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing View!!
    gio05
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Top notch steaks with an amazing view of the Empire State Building!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was excellent, the service was not. The waiter never took our drinks order; when we ordered food, we told him what we wanted to drink. The appetizers came way too soon after the drinks came, and the main course was too soon after the appetizers. The waiter never came by to ask if we wanted something (not even a refill!), and seemed completely disinterested in us. I'd try it again if I knew I'd have another server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food and Service
    ladyatemu
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The steaks were cooked to perfection, no surprise about that, but what I really appreciated was their service. The waiters paid careful attention to the smallest needs of every person in the group and that's why I give them 5 stars for service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant Week Meals
    ManhattaniteVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We enjoyed our filet mignon very much. The wine was good. The fantastic view of the Empire State Building at night was also wonderful. The waiters could've paid more attention to we guests who were sitted outside, but we got everything that we ordered. Delicious. Recommend highly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Steak House
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I dined at Ben and Jacks on Fifth Avenue during restaurant week. A quick walk from Penn Station. Had a drink first at the bar...many wines to choose from. table was ready on time and we were greeted by the hostess who was very friendly and inviting. Food was delish....noise level a bit high...but you are in NYC, what do you expect? Will def return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TOP NOTCH!
    Hoang
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I made a reservation for a restaurant week dinner. Arrived early and sat at the bar waiting for my friend. The bar tended was quick to take my order and extremely nice. When we were ready to be seated the manager sat us and even took my drink for me! they gave us a nice table and the servers were attentive and funny, which i loved because it just makes the dinner that much better. The food came out PERFECT. the crust on the steak was amazing. This place was recommended to me by a friend and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone else. Thanks for the great dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • weluvit
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    we had a very good experience and the food was very very good
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ben & jacks
    Patandsue
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Food was excellent but the service was a little slow. We would recommend the small fillet and we will be back. It was a good find.n
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 50/50 for restaurant week
    chuia23
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I wouldn't recommend the slab of bacon it was ok. The steak & potatoes were good. Wine was better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dorothy
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My friend and I had reservations for the Summer Restaurant Week prix-fixe lunch. We both had the filet mignon which was char broiled and very good. Very pleasant atmosphere and service very polite and attentive. This was my first time at Ben & Jack's but probably not the last; very enjoyable. I'm sure anyone coming in for brunch or dinner will experience the same.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid
    DJP56
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    It's simply a solid no frills joint, good booze, great steak, sides, dessert, and service. It's what a steakhouse should be...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FANTASTIC!
    nycrestaurantluvr
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    You wouldn't know it by just walking by but this restaurant is beautiful and quite refined. They have a fantastic restaurant week menu. I consider this a bit of a fancy place so getting what we got for $25 was quite the deal. The food, service, and atmosphere could not be better! I went with my father who said he might want to come back for his birthday! This place is a real gem!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant Special occasions
    MartiVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    As always tender and tasty filet and sirloin steak , a very nice restaurant and very friendly waiters
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    12oz striploin and 8oz filet mignon on the restaurant week menu, nice outdoor seating albeit on a busy 5th avenue.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    micheala1
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    When I reserved a table I made a note I would have my 6 month old. We arrived to an almost empty restaurant where the hostess directed us to the dinning room once we got there the waiter said he would sit us at the back which we had to stand while he cleaned of dirty dishes. Note the dining room was almost empty. Felt pushed aside. Salad was limp and soggy. Pasta served on a dirty plate the dish itself was so below average. The waiter never once checked on our entree's. Was not a good experience they didn't care to serve people for restaurant week.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good service
    Rainnie
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I went there with my friends and we had a great time there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet