benjy's upper washington
Great ExperienceWe held my son's college graduation dinner here. We were a group of nine. We came on a Monday night to avoid a rushed scene, and it was pretty full but relaxed. The service was great, very attentive and personable. The guys enjoyed the beers on tap. Menu was fun.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Mother's DayReally good food, seated on time, easy parking, great service--absolutely nothing to complain about!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Benji'sWait staff was wonderfu, food was good. A little far from my home but in my old neighborhood, enjoy ed it!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food!Celebrated my birthday with 6 friends. Had to accomodate a larger group at the last minute (day before) and Benjy's came up on OpenTable as available. Great service and food. We all loved the brussels sprouts & crab cakes. Several people got the pork chop/belly and enjoyed it. My husband ate the chicken/sausage pizza and I had the octopus & we both cleaned our plates.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Service & Great FoodWe took our daughter and her husband here for her birthday. The food is exceptional - great menu, good quality food and wonderful presentation. I did, however, mention in my note to Open Table when making the reservation that we would be celebrating our daughter's birthday but there was no mention of it by anyone at the restaurant.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways good.You can always count on a great meal at Benjy's. I recommend this to friends and out of town guests, everything is consistantly good so I'm never embarrassed by this recommendation.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI think the noise level wasI think the noise level was higher than the last time I came during the week and that's to be expected in Houston restaurants.
The brussel sprouts were enjoyed by all. The crunchy chicken was a good choice. Others enjoyed their fish dish and pizza.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMVery ImpressedMy wife and I went there for the first time. We were thoroughly impressed. The food was outstanding! My wife's favorite snack is popcorn, and what appears on our table right away? Popcorn! We were provided a free appetizer because it was our first time there, the goat cheese was fantastic. Our entrees were very good, as well as the dessert. We were very impressed and will recommend Benjy's to others.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was good as usual. AccomdatedFood was good as usual. Accomdated us very nicely as we wanted a quiet table, or as quiet as you can that in its energetic environment.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBrussels Sprouts are outstanding.Brussels Sprouts are outstanding. The paella is not their thing. It is nothing like Spanish paella. The boys loved the pork chop and BBQ pizza.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMBenjy's was recommended toBenjy's was recommended to us on our recent visit to Houston. I would return, but I'd probably order differently. While our cocktails, salad, and crispy brussels sprouts were an outstanding start to the meal, my crunchy chicken was dry and luke warm when it arrived. I imagine it was probably really good about 8 minutes before it got to the table. My partner's paella was flavorful, but quite different from a conventional paella, with an almost Asian quality to it. Nothing wrong with it, just different than what he was hoping for when he ordered it.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been a long-time fanI've been a long-time fan of the original Benjy's in the Rice Village and have been impressed how Benjy has managed to create something as interesting as, but different from, the original.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat brunch!We have had brunch at Benjyy's twice in the last six weeks. Their menu is inventive, the service is very professional, and we've had a great time on both occasions. Definitely try the brussel sprouts as an appetizer to split. They are the best ever!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was hot and tastedThe food was hot and tasted wonderful. The service was impeccable! Will be back ASAP! I love Benjy's and their Crunchy Chicken!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways top notch. For oneAlways top notch. For one of our dinner companions, it was a first time to dine there, and he loved it. The goat cheese cakes were (as always) great, and the gnocchi was terrific. Everything was a hit, and service was perfect, especially for a new diner.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGo for brunch!Always impressed by Benjy's. Creative food with attention to detail.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I have found aMy wife and I have found a new favorite restaurant is Houston! Everything was excellent!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was wonderful.Everything was wonderful. I just wish the retaurant would consider valet parking at lunch time. I have been there a few times for lunch and there were no more parking spaces in their lot. I would suggest arriving at noon or earlier for lunch due to the parking.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for brunch last SaturdayWent for brunch last Saturday and it was great! Mimosas were refreshing and menu options were varied. Our server did a great job explaining the daily specials and answering any questions we had about the menu.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBenjy's is always a good optionBenjy's is always a good option for any meal. The locally sourced ingredients make every plate feel fresh. My only issue with the dining experience is the noise level, which is generally really high as a result of the young, somewhat inebriated crowd.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBenjy's is a fine "farm-to-table"Benjy's is a fine "farm-to-table" restaurant. The food is always fresh, prepared well, and never overdone. They let the fresh, local, seasonal ingredients speak for themselves. The menu is creative, yet accessible; the service is professional and friendly (I had an issue with one of my side dishes and the manager came right over to address it promptly); the prices are reasonable, and the ambiance is inviting. Good food... Good service... Good location... what more could you want?3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMNew TasteThe crab and shrimp omelette was mouth watering awesome. Very great service.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding all around....lovedOutstanding all around....loved the brussel sprouts!.....3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were excellent.Food and service were excellent. Steak cooked to perfection. Crunchy chicken was excellent. Chocolate cake is our favorite dessert.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall experience was great,Overall experience was great, however, I don't understand why reservations where needed. Since I had reservations and the restaurant was not crowded, a little peeved that our group was sat next to a screamy toddler. Other than that, it was nice and the service was excellent.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful staff and fantasticWonderful staff and fantastic food makes this my favorit restaurant in HOUSTON. Will and Bunny and the rest of staff provided excellent service.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful first time experienceGreat, inventive menu that apparently changes often according to seasonal availability of ingredients. I had trouble making up my mind about what to order as there was so much to try. The interior is nice and open creating a feeling of spaciousness, but they've arranged the tables and booths to be far enough apart to give a sense of privacy. Everything was good, and the service was well-paced and attentive. It's a bit on the expensive side, and the wine list could use some diversity, but overall I was VERY satisfied with my first visit, I will definitely go back.3/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time atThis was our first time at Benjy's and we were wowed by the food. My wife had the goat cheese cakes which she said were outstanding and I had the popcorn shrimp - I still can't believe how much food they give you for appetizers - they're a great value. Both the ravioli and mahi mahi entrees were also fabulous. We really enjoyed dining on the patio and our server Drea was great! By the end of our meal it was a little cool and they could have used heaters but this is just an observation - not a complaint. We'll be back.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMPartner and I have eaten herePartner and I have eaten here several times over the past few months and love the brussel sprouts and veggie dinner. Decided to add a few new visitors to the mix this time and everyone throughly enjoy the food, atmosphere and service. Will continue to patronize Benjy's.2/13/2013 12:00:00 AM