Benjamin Steakhouse
Benjamin Steakhouse

Benjamin Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.benjaminsteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: (212) 297-9177
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Arturo McLeod
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please inquire for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Park and Madison Avenues
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available at a public lot on 41st Street between Lexington and Park Avenues.
A word from Benjamin Steakhouse
For serious steak-connoisseurs, Benjamin is a must visit. The restaurant, located in the heart of Manhattan, offers the finest and carefully selected prime USDA meat, dry aged to perfection. Wide selection of wines and vintages for pairing. The 5,000 square foot restaurant features a ten-foot working fireplace, rich chocolate brown leather seating, oak wood paneling, vaulted decorative ceiling, and modern brass amber toned chandeliers.
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Benjamin Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
134 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (58)fit for foodies (57)good for groups (48)notable wine list (41)romantic (25)great for lunch (23)neighborhood gem (17)hot spot (16)vibrant bar scene (13)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (5)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Not worth the trip. Better steakhouses in NY
    ralfo
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Atmosphere is very open and cold. Feel very rushed. You can tell they just want to flip tables quickly. As soon as the fork is down they are taking your plate.
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  • Guys Night Out @ Benjamin Steakhouse
    Kaufmannightout
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    crowded, noisy and disorganized on entrance to restaurant; pileup at hostess desk - coat check girls have to march up stairs to deposit each coat; waited >30min for 6:30reservations for party of five. Bar was crowded and noisy. was finally seated at nice table near fireplace with offhanded apology for wait by manager- a complementary cocktail would have been appreciated. Once seated, restaurant quieted down and was served excellent meal. Steaks were delicious, excellent wine list. Would have been much better experience if chaos at hostess desk on entry could be sorted out and seating at time of reservation accomplished.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Midtown gem
    baysideann
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Met a friend I hadn't seen in a long time near a class he was teaching. Looked online and this looked good. Very much like Peter Luger's with "steak for...name the number" Steak was good, not OMG good. We asked for asparagus as a side, we got 5 spears...for 10 dollars? The serivce was excellent, there are many people making sure that your water is poured, etc. A little noisy. Nice room. Lots of suits. And lots of languages, they cater to a continental crowd.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I didn't think it was possible for me to love a steakhouse more than Wolfgang's but after visiting Benjamin's i think i found a new favorite steak house.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Steakhouse enviornment
    21timesaweekVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Exccellant staff deliver very good service well prepared high quaity well prepared food
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Peter Luger's Second
    KarenVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We really enjoyed our meal at Benjamin's. Onion soup- slightly salty but good, good wedge salad, steak for two- great yet slightly smaller than Luger's, creamed spinach, 2 martini's and a hot fudge sundae. What could be better than that? Steak knife and steak sauce bottle were greasy but other than that a good find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Very busy at evenings... Made a reservation via open table but still had to wait 15 min in the restaurant itself to be seated... Needed to wait in a very crowded bar as they were refraining people to wait by the entrance I think that the restaurant should be a bit more efficient in alloting reservation times. Other than that, the food was great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Ueat
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Always a great meal. I usually order steak at a Steakhouse. I had the Sea Bass that our waiter recommended. It was delish!!! Great cried, great service, great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very nice meal
    peteVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Great steak - classic steak house formula but better scene than Lugers and much easier to get to from midtown.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Been here many times. It never disappoints. Everything from the french onion soup to the tuna tartare to the ribeye steaks is wonderful. Will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1st class all the way
    Zarathuztra
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Decor - Nice tall ceilings, well furnished, wasn't too dark like restaurants often seem to be. Not a very tight fit but there wasn't room to spread out much either, but it's NYC and that's normal. Food - STEAK! 4 of us at the table so we got steak for 2, rib eye, rack of lamb that came with asparagus, garlic mash, and mushrooms. Every single bite was delicious (I sampled all items). Each item was perfectly seasoned and perfectly cooked. We ordered the steaks medium rare, I recommend other to do so as well. Good steak is best when it's medium rare, you don't need sauces, just that good steak flavor. Drinks were good, but we came for steak. Service was exceptional, our server recommended the meal and he knew the menu front to back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good steaks skip the rest
    Goro
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The steak was top notch. However the appetizers and salads were mediocre at best. Come for the steak and skip the rest.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sublime
    JoshVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Best steakhouse in Manhattan. Bar none. Had the steak for two, mashed potatoes, and creamed spinach, capped off with the pecan pie and apple strudel. All are recommended highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Benjamin Steakhouse
    rowan
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The restaurant was pretty busy when we arrived at around 6:15. We sat upstairs which had an overlook onto the diners below. I ordered the ribeye which was pretty good and they cooked it correctly. We had ordered mashed potatoes as the side and I felt that they were pretty stingy on this portion as for $13 there were about 4 scoops of potato. Much less quantity than one would get at a Ruth's Chris. The restaurant is along the same prices as a Morton's, etc.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Steak is top rate, but it is all downhill after that. Shrimp cocktail were on the small side. Service was far less attentive than expected while paying top dollar. Very touristy. Bottom line: there are plenty of other steakhouses to go to. I won't be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Emma
    Ukfoodies
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    A great place to dine . Busy & bustling but we appreciated the efficient , honest service .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Prepared Incorrectly
    luv2dineoutVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We visited this restaurant because of it's great reviews as a NYC steakhouse. My daughter requested her filet prepared medium, it arrived medium rare, so she sent it back for a little more time on the grill. The restaurant was very busy and when it was returned to her it was well done and overcooked. I ordered salmon which also arrived burned and dry. I would not recommend this restaurant. To be fair to the restaurant, the steak charge was removed from our bill and the waiter volunteered to prepare something else but at this point all the others members of our party had finished their meals.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good time
    nyclucas512
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    enjoyed the setting. my wife and i shared the porterhouse for two with roasted potatoes and creamed spinach which was very well cooked. would go back again the atomosphere was very hip and food was very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Birthday Gal!
    Susana
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My boyfriend and I went to celebrate my birthday dinner. The ambiance was nice and cozy. The service was on-point, and the food was so well-seasoned and delicious. They even bought a birthday sundae for me at no cost. I would like to go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfekt food
    CHMeetlover
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The perfekt steak-house. Nice, but not chaep, food. From starters til dessert everithing fits, also f the eyes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME
    MACALLAN
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    BEST Steaks in the City. Porterhouse is a MUST tray.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    food was good, but am not a fan of places that cut my steak for me. mashed potatoes and asparagus were good sides. creamed spinach was just ok. doesn't really separate itself from ever other steak place. except for the service which is outstanding.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too Noisy, good service
    cunpaka
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We waited 20 min, even we haf a reservation. We seated at the first floor, restaurant was too nosiy, hardly to hear each other, tables were too close, servise was good, our friends ask well done, dont ask for well down steak, it was black:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find
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  • muy bueno
    mcc001
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    La especialidad es la carne T-bone muy bueno pero caro vale mucho la pena.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sorry Steakhouse
    CaesarVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This restaurant was a big disappointment. Very expensive, and more importantly very tasteless and poorly prepared steaks. Also the sides were minuscule and bland. The concierge tried to warn us and direct U.S. elsewhere. This was a very important dinner for us celebrating three birthdays and came all the way from Key West Fl only to have a mediocre experience with steaks that were less flavorful than a piece of leather. They should be ashamed to serve their patrons such inferior quality food. Do not eat here!
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  • A real shame...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Service was quite good and appetizers were pretty good but steak and lobster was pretty bad...and hey it's a steakhouse
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  • Totally love this place!
    stevestollroadVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Great attentive staff, and awesome food. Could not ask for a better venue for any occassion
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • steak house
    eastcoastbilly
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    great steak house, good ambiance, great service and food, request the corner round table if your with four to five people best seat in the house, rates with the other top dogs in the city, you will not be disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    It's the third time i go to Benjamin and it hás allways been excelent. The steak for two with the frise and the spinachs are the best ever. Há da wonderfull wine. It IS expensive, of course, but worth everything peny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, but extremely noisy
    farout58
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    When we arrived we immediately noticed the noise level but we still gave it a try. I would think the restaurant lacks atmosphere and it is difficult to talk to each other without yelling. Yet, the food (we had steak for two) was delicious! This certainly was the best steak I've ever had. I think it is a pity that you don't feel to linger and drink one or two glasses of wine (extraordinary wine list!) because it's just too loud... So if you're not bothered by the noise level and are not looking for a cozy place with elegant atmosphere you still get great food and wine!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Poor service to tourists
    1510
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was pretty good but the service was very disappointed. The waiters ruined my special day. They treated businessmen as a king but tourists as a beggar. It felt like "Eat quickly and go away."
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great as always
    Patriinci
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Benjamins Streakhouse has always been a favourite of mine, and it always is excellent food, the service was a bit less attentive and the portions are a bit smaller now, however it is not to be missed if you want good steak and enjoyable evening in Manhattan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sopr
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    this steak house is one of the best I've been. All steaks were cooked to perfection
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible
    Gerald
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Incredible service and food. Had dinner with my daughter and wife here. Ordered the rib eye, medium rare with a baked potato. My wife had the yellow fin tuna medium rare with a side of peas & onions. My 2 year old only wanted steak fries. I'm not much of steak eater but so far I've been to Homestead, Stk, Lugers, Primehouse, Striphouse and Del Frisco's. Enjoyed the service and food from Benjamins the most, will come back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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  • Made our anniversary special
    DSR2
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband picked Benjamin's to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The restaurant has an old-world feel, with rich wood paneling and servers in white aprons and bow-ties. Classic turn of the century. Food and service were excellent and when they did not have the particular wine we wanted, they picked another that was excellent. Although everything on the menu was al a carte, the portions were generous enough for two. Would highly recommend Benjamin's for a night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak will never be the same
    Marekio
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Simply WOW! The wait staff was incredible, the food was amazing, worth every penny. If you want a memorable steakhouse experience, look no further.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice!
    tams
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Best steak in New York, and great wine list. Good number of side dishes for the vegetarians in the group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    PAgirl
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I really enjoyed my dinner at Benjamin Steakhouse. My waiter was wonderful and attentive, the food was delicious, and I would definitely go back when I visit NY again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing little find in a great city
    Foodie40
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Benjamin steak house is an amazing find, tucked away almost easy to miss. I'm not a steak girl but I became a convert after eating at Benjamin steak house, excellent service, incredibly delicious good. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak and Trimmings
    yankeefan
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I chose Benjamin for a dinner with out of town (but food sophisticate) friends who were staying in the area based on reviews and location. We were not disappointed in the least. The steak (I had rib eye, my friends had sirloin and filet) was universally excellent as were the potatoes, veggies and (light) desert. The service was a little lagging for a place a this price point but not really bad. My biggest complaint was that we were seated on the second floor (no problem) but that made it a two story trip to restrooms, consume your wine and water accordingly. (Speaking of water, kudos to Benjamin or at least our waiter for asking first if we wanted tap water and not trying to upsell the bottled stuff).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic