benjy's in the village
Will Return AgainBeen wanting to go here for awhile. Service was excellent and prompt. Muffins were tasty. Ordered the shrimp for appetizer and was delighted. Hubbie ordered the chicken and waffle while I ordered the chorizo frittata. Loved it! Will return for the happy hour!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGood, not greatWe had a large group of 11 for lunch and the staff were very accommodating and the server was very attentive. While the food overall was good in the group there were a few shortcomings. My barbecue chicken pizza had excellent flavor but was overdone, as was the fried egg that topped it (rubbery edges, yoke not runny). The other dishes at our table seemed appropriately done. Dessert was a miss. The gelato of the day was chalky, bland and lacked the smoothness. The sorbet was better. The chocolate cake looked amazing but was just okay. The only dessert that was finished at the table was the s'more bread pudding. I did not try that one personally, but everyone that did seemed pleased. Bottom line: Great service, good food, skip dessert.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMbusiness dinnerGreat restaurant for a business dinner, because there's something for everyone. And the food is delicious. Love the risotto and scallops.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything is consistently good.Benjy's is one of my favorite, if not my favorite, restaurants in Houston. My favorite dishes are the agedashi tofu, the nut crusted crunchy chicken, goat cheese cakes appetizer, and the bbq brisket pizza, but honestly, I've never had a bad dish here. You won't be disappointed.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat brunch!I think for those looking for a good place for brunch in Houston, you would be hard pressed to do better. Mimosas and omelettes and of course, the crusted chicken! And don't forget about the mixed muffin plates you are offered at the beginning of the meal. Yum yum! I personally think the brunch is FAR better than a regular meal there, so it works both ways (for those who like or hate their regular offerings). The service was awesome, everyone was friendly and quick, and though it was noisy, it was not so much so that I could not have a conversation. Great time all around.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Lunch in the VillageEvery meal starts with popcorn waiting for you on the table. I had the Kale-Peach salad while my friend had another salad. Portions were large but tasty. Another delightful lunch at this neighborhood gem!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMNice annex room upstairsThe quietest spot in the restaurant is the small annex room on the second floor - about 5 or 6 tables, and best place in the restaurant to eat if you'd like to enjoy the conversation over dinner!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGood time had by all!This was the wife's birthday celebration. She is an intrepid diner, always unsure if she’ll like something or not. Needless to say the meal was spot on and served with a smile. Taylor was our waiter for the evening and generally he serves as the establishment’s bartender (except for Saturday nights). He took the time to explain the menu options concisely making recommendations along the way. Looking forward to becoming a repeat customer.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMgreatI took my friend to Benjy's for her birthday lunch. It was all around great. The service was terrific and the food is consistantly excellent.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat!We had great food and wonderful service. The Cobb salad was delicious and my friends loved the crispy chicken.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday CelebrationWhat a WONDERFUL way to celebrate my daughter's 20th Birthday. Great food, atmosphere, company and honoree! All of us re anxious to return. Location was just right....5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was awesome, I had theFood was awesome, I had the salmon and it was really well done, well seasoned. The chocolate cake was really good too. My only complaint would be the AC, way too cold! I will go back but definitely will bring a sweater.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe're regulars. The food andWe're regulars. The food and service are great. (A listen noisy sometimes, but people are!)5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Benji's!This restaurant is the best. It's centrally located, the atmosphere is great. My waiter was the best! The food is delicious. What else can I say!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMNice experience in HoustonThe staff was very attentive and personable. The food was extraordinary! This is a must go!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our 3rd visit toThis was our 3rd visit to Benjy's in a month, and the food was consistently delicious each time. Lovely ambiance. But tables are too close to each other & the noise level makes it easy to eavesdrop on other conversations, but difficult to hear the people at our own table.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, bad parkingLove Benjy's. the food is great, and our server Ryan was fabulous. Parking is difficult at this location. We learned that parking is available in the garage across the street at 24 Hour Fitness.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways SuperbWhether I'm there for a quick drink on the deck, Sunday brunch, or an important business dinner, Benjys never EVER disappoints! Thanks!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Brunch ExperienceWe took my mom here for the special Mother's Day Brunch. It was phenominal. Most restaurants tend to scale back on fixed menus and/or big holidays, but not at Benjy's. The service was outstanding and the food was decadent. I am such a foodie and the nut crusted french toasted and their spin on the corn beef hash was mind blowing. They even gave my mom a free mimosa. I will definitely be coming back to this amazing brunch place time and time again. I always recommend this place to my friends.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ambiance with delicious foodWe enjoyed the drink selection as well as the dinner selections. Our group enjoyed every bite, we will definitely be back.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful evening with greatA wonderful evening with great service, good food and an energetic buzz.
Great spot for people watching too!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWould have given 5-stars forWould have given 5-stars for the overall dining experience ; however, it was so loud in there that it was difficult to talk to the people that were seated at MY table.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter (unfortunately,Our waiter (unfortunately, I do not remember his name) was fabulous - attentive but not intrusive. The food was wonderful. Benjy's is one of my favorite birthday spots. The chocolate cake and s'mores bread pudding were unbelievable.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was great like always.It was great like always. However they call their paella "risotto" which is totally misleading. The waiter warned me before I ordered it and I was glad that it was more paella-like however they definitely need to stop calling it Risotto. Also the goat cheese appetizer is more of a goat cheese and corn fritter, they don't explain that very well either. Probably wouldn't have ordered it if we knew that. But everything else was really great!!!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA group of us were travelingA group of us were traveling through Houston on Business and a colleague recommended Benny's. The food was great, the menu very interesting, and service/ambience was great. A top notch, memorable meal. I'd definitely recommend.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious and creativeI love brunch and happy hour here. Get there early. Food and drinks are delicious and creative.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMRestaurant had its table wayRestaurant had its table way too close together, yet it wasn't that crowded for a Sunday night. Food was good, but not excellent. Our waiter was appropriately attendant. Certainly, I'd go back!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMA few good items on the menu.A few good items on the menu. The shrimp/grits are decent, steak and eggs good, they missed with the crunchie french toast.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWaiter was excellent as alwaysWaiter was excellent as always . The food was excellent as well!! We always eat at Benjis on every visit to Houston !!!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our go-to places forOne of our go-to places for a long, leisurely, no-rush lunch with the girls; plenty of time to talk and catch up. Food is great and varied: small plates, big plates, salads, soups-of-the-day; there's always something that appeals, including a glass of wine if desired. Perfect.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSo delicious. Went here withSo delicious. Went here with zero expectations but found that there were too many things on the menu I wanted to order!! I would recommend it to anyone.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been to Benjy's for bothI've been to Benjy's for both brunch and dinner. Both were excellent. I highly recommend Benjy's.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI never get this of Benjy'sLOVE LOVE LOVE this place! The food is wonderful, eclectic menu so something for everyone. The warm vegetable is SO good, house smoked salmon is exceptional. Very nice wine list at fair prices.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous vegetarian choices.Fabulous vegetarian choices. Great local beer selection.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFelt like BrooklynGot lucky finding this gem in Houston and would be happy to return. Lively but not thunderously noisy and modern cuisine with a Texan/Southern bent. Was impressed by a vegetarian entree that was far from an afterthought!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMVisiting from the UK againVisiting from the UK again and it was just as good as the last time!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways outstanding. InventiveAlways outstanding. Inventive food combined with excellent service, fairly priced. One of my favorites.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMVisited for the 2nd time inVisited for the 2nd time in 3 months. The mushroom pizza with chicken added is much lighter than one would expect. My better half enjoyed the Scallop, Shrimp and Saffron Risotto. It was outstanding. But, the highlight of the meal would be the chocolate cake. I would wager it is the best in the city. Will always enjoy visiting Benjy's. Please come to The Woodlands, Benjy's!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe stopped in to have dinnerWe stopped in to have dinner with friends that are soon to be moving away. As always, this place is a great time! Fantastic appetizers, entree and desert! And the cocktails aren't bad either! Well played Benjy's...well played.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service with anExcellent service with an amazing menu, not much else to say.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMTotal Yum!Another great meal at Benjy's! I love Milton's Warm 10 Vegetable Salad. I can't seem to make myself order anything else although I did get a side of the fried cauliflower and it was delicious. I really love the sauteed brussel sprouts they make there, but alas they must have been out of season on this visit. If you are with a group, you must order Benjy's mom's chocolate cake. I have never had a better chocolate cake anywhere and even if you are full from your delicious meal, you won't be able to turn down at least 4 bites of this amazing creation. The service is always first class and never disappoints. All of this makes Benjy's one of my favorite restaurants for lunch or dinner.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent experience. twoexcellent experience. two groups of friends getting together for a casual dinner.. food and service was great3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways have great food andAlways have great food and the serves is great as well. We eat here every trip to Houston. It is a must !!!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food--delicious andAmazing food--delicious and beautiful presentation. Great wine choices. Outstanding service.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service WonderfulGreat food and service
Wonderful round table for a Birthday Celebration3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and service. VeryGood food and service. Very reasonable wine prices, good list. Original, eclectic menu. Real value, will be back.2/24/2013 12:00:00 AM