Benjamin Steakhouse
Benjamin Steakhouse

Benjamin Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.benjaminsteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 2122979177x
  • 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
121 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
79% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (50)fit for foodies (42)notable wine list (41)good for groups (38)romantic (21)great for lunch (18)neighborhood gem (16)hot spot (14)vibrant bar scene (10)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • 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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  • 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
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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
    • Food
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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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  • 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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  • 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
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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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    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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A NY steakhouse
    KWSCB
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    A great palace to meet and impress out of town clients. Expensive but excellent service and fantastic steaks.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NYの真ん中でステーキを。
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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。
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for dinner
    Psak
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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....
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another outstanding experience
    mbbell
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent experience...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was terrible.
    Mttm
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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.
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  • Great Steaks!!!
    CarlVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best steak
    SMSB
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    If you are in New York and would like a good steak then this is the place to go.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The place to get your family
    Food2share
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We went from PR to NYC several times, Benjamins is a destination in any trip. Allways the experience was awsome improving anytime.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Jenny
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The food was so unbievable I could not stop eating. The perfect restaurant for any occasion. Defiantly would reccomend to everyone!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    jpj271
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waited 35 minutes for table.
    luv2eatsVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    One of the best steakhouses in the city. I would chose the Benjamin over every other steakhouse in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steakhouse
    Steakhouse
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    No surprises, perfectly cooked beef Excellent sides (great onion rings ) nice place friendly attentive staff
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.