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
133 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (49)good for groups (41)notable wine list (38)fit for foodies (25)neighborhood gem (20)romantic (18)great for lunch (14)hot spot (12)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (8)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Amazing little find in a great city
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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.
  • bcbuddha
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Walhalla for steak lovers
    IvantheViking06
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Even better than Peter Lugers !!! The steak was heavenly delicious and we even make new friends while dining in this fantastic restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You want steak?
    robp
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long wait to seat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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...
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  • First time at Ben's
    ChuckVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No need to go to Brooklyn anymore
    1999NSX
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Colleen H
    Colleen57
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good steak
    LynnVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    It's like the sister to Ruth Chris. Good steaks. Over the top white glove service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Biz
    Insbiz
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible dinner for a party of 7
    JTGJ
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak Please
    Manaspen
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expected better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Sunday breakfast
    StitchVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    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).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Decent but c/b Better
    HoneymoonerVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    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.
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  • Hazel
    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.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DiningKingVIP
    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).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic American steakhouse
    LAvisitor
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive but sadly not memorable
    Mandy
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good porterhouse. Nice wine menu.
    NYCeatsVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food!
    MichellePVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Benjamin 5-17-14
    ck94112VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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.
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    special occasion
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  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Meat was tuff and nothing was impressive... Very very noisy... Was recommended by the hyatt holt ...would not go back very disappointing
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