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: 2125327600
  • 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, Non-Smoking Restaurant, 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
115 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (55)good for groups (47)fit for foodies (33)notable wine list (28)romantic (27)neighborhood gem (27)great for lunch (24)great for outdoor dining (20)great for brunch (9)scenic view (9)late-night find (5)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (4)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so - so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Very disappointed - no where near what old Ben and Jack's was.
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Steak House
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.