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Benjamin Steakhouse
Benjamin Steakhouse

Benjamin Steakhouse Details

  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "夏期旅行でNYに滞在中、アメリカらしいステーキを食べようと思い立ち、水曜の昼過ぎにOpen Table経由で20時に2名で予約。いつもこんなに簡単に予約できるかは不明です。グランドハイアット泊だったので周辺には山ほどステーキがあるわけですが、グランドセントラル駅構内のMICHAEL JORDAN'S THE STAKE HOUSEと迷った末にこちらに。決め手はPeter Luger Steak Houseの元料理人が独立してつくった店、というところ。入り口からの細い通路の先にある店内は、薄暗い照明と喧噪に包まれて(けっこうワイワイしてます)非常に好みの雰囲気でした。ビジネス、家族連れ、カップル、観光客と客層も多様。オーダーはBaked Clams、OnionSoup、Mesclun Salad(2人だったらこれが良いと言われました)、Steak for 2、Benjamin's Home Fries、と後はワインのハーフボトル($40)などのドリンクと食後のコーヒー。〆て$212.80(税抜き)。肉のお味は期待通り。とてもアメリカンな、さっぱり焼かれた熟成赤身肉をパクパク食べるあの感じです。Peter Luger Steak House(NY)、Wolfgang's Steakhouse(六本木)を過去に経てのアメリカンステーキ3体験目ですが、今回も美味しくいただきました。アメリカンステーキ初体験で記憶が美化されているPeter Luger Steak Houseには及ばない気もしますが、とはいえそこは微差。日本人旅行者が簡単にネット予約できる店として充分におすすめできると思います。給仕の人も日本人慣れしていてフレンドリーです。"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Had a great steak dinner with wife and kids. Was in NYC for a four day get away, and by far, our best and favourite dinner of the week. A bit noisy on the main level, but if you are seated on the second level, its better. Highly recommend this restaurant...."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I have been to Benjamin's multiple times while working in Manhattan. The steaks and sides are divine, the service is outstanding and the experience is always consistently wonderful!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We were in NY for a wedding and it was also our anniversary. I wanted to take her somewhere nice and Benjamin did not disappoint. The wine list was enormous. The wait staff was very good. The food was delicious and the portions were huge. I would highly recommend it."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Packed in a small table, the waiter brings food extremely late, and they never came to take our order dispute our call. I had a special guest from japan who was disappointed with this restaurant. Even a elementary kids could do better than a waiter in this restaurant, the food was great but I would never ever visit this place in future."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "If you want a great steak, eat at Benjamin's. This was our second time at Benjamin's and their steaks are cooked to perfection. The steaks come out very hot as they finish them by heating them on the plate they serve you with. In fact, the first time there, the steak was so hot it sizzled juice right onto my tie, which they paid to have dry cleaned for me. This time, I took my tie off for dinner. I had the rib eye, which comes as a 20 ounce cut, and can highly recommend it. The steak almost melted in my mouth it tasted so good."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "If you are in New York and would like a good steak then this is the place to go."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We went from PR to NYC several times, Benjamins is a destination in any trip. Allways the experience was awsome improving anytime."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The food was so unbievable I could not stop eating. The perfect restaurant for any occasion. Defiantly would reccomend to everyone!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Started with bisque and lump crab appetizer. It was outstanding. Then steak for two. Cooked to perfection. Better flavor than any steak we have had anywhere. Then onto brulee for dessert. Ended our meal perfectly. Can't wait to go back to NY to visit."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had 7:45 p.m. reservations and had to wait 35 minutes before we were seated. We had to wait in the lobby because bar over crowded. Place is very loud. Food was good as it usually is, waiters are always pleasant and attentive."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "One of the best steakhouses in the city. I would chose the Benjamin over every other steakhouse in the area."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I took my oldest daughter to Benjamin's so she could experience a real steak dinner in New York City. The steak was fantastic as always, but the service was just average. I have been to this restaurant before with larger parties and the service was much better in the past. I hope that the servers remember that regardless of the size of the dinner party that a customer is a customer and service should be consistent each time. My daughter could end up being another patron in the future and I would hope her experience would be consistent each time."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "No surprises, perfectly cooked beef Excellent sides (great onion rings ) nice place friendly attentive staff"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We were so looking forward to celebrating my husband's birthday at restaurant but were disappointed. On the plus side the service is great, ambiance, meat is top quality, wine selection good -- but Bloody Mary disappointing, onion soup too salty for my taste. At their prices, we expected to be blown away. However, they did put a candle on our dessert and offer complimentary Port Wine so that was an extra touch. I think our expectations were so high, we felt letdown."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Even better than Peter Lugers !!! The steak was heavenly delicious and we even make new friends while dining in this fantastic restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Perhaps as good as a steakhouse can get. Service is excellent, steaks are as good, and perfectly cooked as steaks can get, sides are great and if you get the spinach or broccoli it completely (COMPLETELY) cancels all the calories you are getting from the steaks, and the ambiance is as good as any other steakhouse in NY."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food was great as always a was the service. But we had to wait for 50 minutes before getting our table (and we were only two people), without access to the bar which was packed with people waiting for a table. The staff was really not helpful during this waiting period, as we asked several times if we should come back a bit later to save us the trouble of waiting. Very disappointing from Benjamin's..."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We were impressed with the service (outstanding!) and the food (incredible). 2 of us had fish (salmon and Sea Bass) and one had a petit filet. Everything was perfect, and the taste was great. My daughter thought the mashed potatoes were the best she has ever had. I loved the broccoli sauteed with garlic too. Did not try deserts, but they looked wonderful. Definitely going back for a good meal or a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "If you are looking for NY style steak in NYC especially trying to impress visitors from outside the US, this is it !! Look no further. They have everything you need, nothing you don't. Great service, carefully prepared food, just a well run restaurant."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Saw ad in travel nagazine and thought might be typical tourist place ... high priced, low quality! Wow, was I wrong! Started with Benjamin Salad for 2 which was delish! And tthe steaks here can ' t be beat! Enjoyed every tender bite!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I took my fiancé here for Father's Day and found a surprisingly delightful price fixe menu that was such a great value AND the same portion size as on the regular menu! Johnny the manager was very accommodating and so was our waiter. We have been to every steakhouse in the neighborhood except Benjamin's because of a few bad reviews.... Glad we didn't listen! The food was delicious, prepared exactly how we asked, the service was attentive yet not overbearing. We will definitely be back and take future out of town guests here as well. Thanks Benjamin's for a great Father's Day!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "It's like the sister to Ruth Chris. Good steaks. Over the top white glove service"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We went for a business lunch with a group of 7. Wait staff was very attentive, the food came out hot, was delicious and they did not rush you. Would return. Nice venue and very accommodating."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The porterhouse here is better than Peter Lugers - plus you don't have to leave manhattan. Better than Quality Meats too - although families with kids may find Quality Meats more appealing. Ambience wise Benjamin's is a quintessential old school steakhouse so be prepared for lots of testosterone and noise. Canadian bacon and crab cakes are also heavenly. Finally the service here is excellent too. Incredible dining and culinary experience for any meat lover. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I try not to eat red meat that much, but when I do, the Benjamin is on the top of the list of places to eat. The porterhouse is amazing, the wine list is great, the salads are excellent, and the bar pours nice heavy top shelf liquors. Even the fish is excellent... The wait staff is very attentive and management walks around checking on folks. Get to know them. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Everything about this experience was great except for our steak for two. The flavor of the grill seasoning was wonderful and cooked perfectly but there was so much grissel running through the steak, very difficult to chew. I just expected better quality of meat. Hopefully this was just our steak because the flavor is really nice. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Steak and eggs were perfect -- great way to start the day. And, a great place to begin a Sunday walk (to walk-off the steak for breakfast)."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Took a business client for dinner on Thursday night: 7:30 reservation for four. We were seated at a table large enough for two at best in the middle of the room where I had to sit with my back against a column. Service was great although could not accommodate our request for a better table. Steak is decent, but comes out in a pool of drippings and butter. I get it, that's their style, but to me when I order a steak I WANT TO TASTE STEAK... not drippings and butter. Sorry for the disappointing review, but if I'm going to spend $1,000 on a steak dinner there are better places to dine in the Big Apple! Cheers."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Noisy is what first comes to mind….certainly not a romantic find…good service and good food, even if prices a bit outrageous. We came the year they opened, not sure how long ago, and are pleased they are making it and have recommended to friends going to NY…food is good, portions are above average, but really pricey. I am sure most folks in there were on an expense account. The noise is incredible, we were upstairs this time, not sure which is worse, but we had to lean in to hear ourselves talk. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Great service and with a smile. Restaurant honored my seating request, precisely. Server was friendly and authentic. Steak was just terrific. Exactly as ordered. Sides were heavenly. Busboy was magical. Produced "take away" bones for three dogs belonging to my guests!! Just outstanding. No problem serving our large party. Recommending to all of my steak lover friends. Oh and the raw bar choices were great. Fantastic clams, oysters and crabmeat(cooked of course)."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We started with the tomato and onion salad--beautiful beefsteak tomatoes and mild sweet Vidalia onions. This went surprisingly well with Benjamin's proprietary steak sauce, which has a touch of sweetness and vinegar both. The Porterhouse steak we had for two was perfectly cooked and tender. The waiter was great. We had traveled all day, and were ready to be looked after with courtesy and style, and we found it!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Had a late dinner here and food was good but unfortunately not a meal we would remember. We arrived 10 mins late but we still had to wait for our table. Were initially seated at a poor table in the middle of busy aisle so asked to change. Service was very slow bearing in mind it was late and we only ordered mains. It took 15 minutes to get our wine and then another long wait to get the food. Waiter was friendly towards the end of our meal. I would have preferred to chose a smaller size of the fillet mignon as the portion was too big. The porterhouse steak was also huge. Steaks were good and cooked as requested but would probably try another steakhouse next time. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Came here for a business dinner. Waiters were attentive and food for recommending sides on the menu. The steak was cooked to perfection and the choice of new and old world wines were reasonable. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Like all typical NY Steakhouses, it is very noisy and the service is a bit rushed to turn the table. Not a place if you want quiet, relaxed and romantic."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I had been there the day before for lunch... it was wonderful!!!! Unfortunately, I was not real impressed for lack of having to wait for a table 45 mins when I had a reservations and people who had to drive home out of state. I was a guest of the hotel which this restaurant sits in their lobby."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Meat was tuff and nothing was impressive... Very very noisy... Was recommended by the hyatt holt ...would not go back very disappointing "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Within walking distance from Grand Central Station. I ordered sea bass. The fish was fresh and was perfectly cooked."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The menu is mediocre for a business lunch. They have soups, salads and some sandwiches. The lobster bisque was very good, the ribeye sandwich and cheesesteak were merely decent. It was quiet, which is good for carrying on a discussion. All in, I would not break my neck to go again, but if I was in the area, it is certainly adequate."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "This was our 3 time at Benjamin's, and we were looking forward for another great meal. This was disrupted by the fact that the food came way before the wine, then cork on the wine broke into pices. And the waiter tried to remove it by filtering it thru paper towel.. When we finaly got another bottle, we were basicly finnished eating. They did gave us complementary port wine, but the hole experience was not good. But as I said. Good food. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014