Benoit Restaurant and Bar
60 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019Neighborhood:
FrenchPrice: $31 to $50
Benoit Restaurant and Bar
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://benoitny.com/
- Phone: 6469437373
- Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 11:45 am - 3:30 pm
Monday - Sunday: 5:30 - 11 pm
Sunday: 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: French
- Executive Chef: Philippe Bertineau
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Catering: Pâtisserie-à-Porter
Our Pâtisserie-à-Porter program invites guests to order French tarts and pâtisseries handmade by Benoit's pastry chef.
We have a selection of classic desserts available year-round, as well as a selection of seasonal tarts and cakes that use the best available produce.
Each dessert is exquisitely made to serve 6 to 8 people - from $30.
Call 646.943.7373 to order.
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A word from Benoit Restaurant and Bar
Benoit New York is the third member of Alain Ducasse’s Benoit family – which also includes the bistro in Paris since 1912, Benoit Tokyo and Le Comptoir de Benoit in Osaka. Benoit New York echoes the original bistro in Paris and represents an opportunity for Chef Ducasse to recreate a unique bistro experience within a dynamic urban environment while still preserving the tradition of Benoit Paris. The restaurant & bar offer a menu of classic French bistro cuisine at lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch.Continued
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Benoit Restaurant and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
230 reviews since July 3, 2014
- Ambiance4.2Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (102)romantic (80)great for lunch (79)special occasion (78)neighborhood gem (72)notable wine list (60)good for groups (43)great for brunch (42)late-night find (17)vibrant bar scene (15)kid-friendly (7)great for outdoor dining (7)hot spot (7)scenic view (4)Show More
- OutstandingGeeleeceeVIPDined on 10/29/2014The food was fantastic -- portions were much larger than I expected, and prepared perfectly. Great service, attentive but not hovering, timely -- and they knew not to rush the table where people we're eating at different speeds! Cannot wait to go backSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Traditional french cuisineNYLuxDined on 10/29/2014I have gone many times and it's always great. Love the foie de veau, crenelles, the foie gras is to die and the leek tart appetizer is heaven. All the traditional dishes are at their best here. There is a great bar area before the restaurant that is cozy and elegant, and you can get something to eat during the day there if it's off lunch time, which is good to know in that location. You can actually get real French drinks like Pastis, Pernaud. Service is good and not overwhelming. The room is animated but the sound somehow is controlled, you can actually talk to everyone on the table without getting hoarse from the competition of those annoying screeching diners that fill other restaurants but are thankfully absent here.Special Features:
- Best chocolate ice creamOpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 10/26/2014they make their ice cream and it is fabulous My main course was cassoulet. It was the traditional dish. I think it needs to be altered for today's diners, who prefer less fat.
- Best roast chickenJR47Dined on 10/24/2014Very accomodating staff. I always get a warm welcome and never feel rushed.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not that specialBlueDevilDined on 10/24/2014We stopped being impressed with Benoit after the appetizers. The gougeres were delicious, as was the butternut squash soup and cheese souffle. After that, the entrees were a let down; the hanger steak and the pomme frite were ok, the duck breast was nothing special, the dessert just ok, and the coffee was weak. Next time, we'll chose another restaurant.
- Excellent dining experienceKfromMTLDined on 10/23/2014I love the atmosphere of this restaurant. It is like a European bistro, but without the attitude. It is definitely a place to go if you like classic French dishes. To start we had seasonal appetizers, risotto with white truffles and Florida crab claws. Both were good, but the real stars were the main courses, steamed sea bream for my wife and foie gras stuffed quail for me. They were both delicious. To top it off we had an unbelievable tarte tatin for dessert. Note that they say it is for 2 people but it is enough for 4! Service was friendly and efficient. The sommelier recommended a reasonably price white Cote du Rhone that went well with all of our dishes. It is something that we would never have considered if left to choose ourselves.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Like Paris in NYCJimmySlobVIPDined on 10/22/2014Benoit is like its Paris counterpart on West 55th in Manhattan. The decor, the food, the wine, the service are tops. The host and hostess were very welcoming (not very much like in Paris). We had a charcuterie platter to start, my wife had cod and I had a Cobb salad, all very generous portions and delicious. Interesting white wine, a viognier blend, and perfect with the food. Fresh bread. All in all, a really great treat.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- TOTAL DISAPPOINTMENTDisappointed33VIPDined on 10/17/2014Benoit used to be a fair place to eat, now is one of the worse choices in NYC. It's a commercial place, only for profits. It's far from acceptable their watery soaps, their terrible Steak au Poivre, the fish tasteless, a terrible place to eat.Special Features:
- UnderwhelmingOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 10/16/2014We picked it for a pre-theatre dinner. It was my second time in this restaurant. The first time made a much better impression, that's why I decided to return. Now I deeply regret that we didn't pick another place, and there're so many to choose from in the area. My fish was undercooked, I had to send it back, only had the same pieces heated up to the edible temperature. I thought for the high level of the restaurant, I would get a new meal cooked to perfection. Regardless of this mishap, what you get is a tiny amount of very average food for a lot of money. If not for a good service, this dinner would have been a complete fiasco. Both, my friend and I have decided that we'd not be coming back.Special Features:
- mikeyclimbDined on 10/14/2014never had dinner here always lunch after a local haircut. Elegant, very French bistro. Much nicer than the Paris Benoit. Also less expensive. Prix fixed menus for lunch quite reasonable. Snails with a glass of sancerre, scallops with trumpet mushrooms. Service friendly and professional. Probably good for a first date.Special Features:
- 2nd time here, food disappointingTJGIntlVIPDined on 10/13/2014I'll never go back. Too many wonderful restaurants in NYC to patronise this one.
- Excellent French CuisineGoldRiverGirlVIPDined on 10/6/2014This restaurant is the perfect blend of French Haute Cuisine and bistro food. We started with the pate en croute, which was very good. I loved the pistachios, but my husband prefers smooth, mousse-like pates. He was pleased, therefore, with his pate-stuffed roasted quail. My coq au vin was the best I've ever eaten. Both dishes included roasted vegetables that were unusually tender and flavorful. The wine list was excellent. The only weak spot was the dessert: a pecan tart that seemed dry. The pastry crust had a nice vanilla flavor, however, and the pecans were plentiful and fresh. The prices are reasonable considering the quality. I highly recommend Benoit.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 10/6/2014The first sign that things were amiss was the bread--not soft and fresh but reheated and cold. The cassoulet was disappointing; most of the meats were only lard. The wines by the glass included some decent selections. But with so many good bistros in Manhattan, there would appear to be no reason to dine here even though the service was attentive.
- Expat75Dined on 10/4/2014True and honest to the standards of traditional French cuisine. Superb execution. To be closed to perfection just a better bread.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Say goodbye to Atkins!MehitabelVIPDined on 10/2/2014The homemade bread and pastries here are to die for, as are the freshly chef-prepared classic French favorites. I had the escargot, pate de campagne (from a recipe from the 1800's), and the duck. Hubby stayed the course with salad, a hangar steak frites and dessert. Amazing and worth every penny. You won't leave hungry.Special Features:
- IrishEyes100Dined on 9/28/2014Delicious! We enjoyed our pre-theatre 2 course meal tremendously. Both of us had salmon and they accommodated my request for no bacon on mine. The vegetables included petite Brussels sprouts in a great sauce. Drinks were expensive but I would definitely return soon. Eileen H.Special Features:
- Best French restaurant in NYCOpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 9/28/2014Benoit New York is almost like eating in Paris. Without the trouble of getting on the airplane! We all always have a great time when we eat here!Special Features:
- BonnieVIPDined on 9/27/2014We haven't been to Benoit is years and now we wonder why. We were pleased with everything: the food, the service, the ambience. For a Saturday night, it was fairly empty although we were early because of a theater curtain. If you are looking for a restaurant in that neighborhood, you should definitely try Benoit.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Very FrenchOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 9/27/2014Of all the French restaurants in the city this one is best for lunch. Could get a little touristy but still excellent.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- My favorite placeOvianDined on 9/22/2014All the time when I go to NYC I have at list one Diner at Benoit. This Time I had one diner and one lunch with my husband. They never disappointed us.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- GeorgeKGeorgeKDined on 9/21/2014I rate it good because we had very good experience before. They have raised the prices. We went for Lunch on Sunday and on the website, it was stated that they have Price fixed Menu. When we arrived for the Lunch, found that they were serving only Brunch and no price fixed menu. Salads were average, especially Lobster Salad had very few pieces of Lobster in it. On the other had, Beef Tartare and Escargot were excellent. Very good Chocolate Mousse. Overall, I would have rated it only average this time, but for ambience and good service, I rate it Good.Special Features:
- If I can't be in ParisxoxorafVIPDined on 9/20/2014If I can't be in Paris for poulet roti and tarte tatin this is a great replacement.Special Features:
- Wonderful MealKittyKatDined on 9/17/2014We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Benoit's is truly like eating in a great brasserie in Paris or Lyon both some of our favorite places to dine. Many of the items on the menu are truly classics and were exceedingly well prepared and served. The service was attentive without being invasive and the atmosphere was delightful. The whole experience was great and we will return when again in NYC.Special Features:
- Consistent ExcellenceTJBNYC76VIPDined on 9/14/2014It took a little while for Benoit to find its footing, but for the last few years under the toque and tutelage of Chef Philippe, it's been firing on all cylinders as a seriously solid choice for classic bistro fare. It would be difficult to find more gracious hosts than managers Lameen and Antoine; and the efficient, mostly French staff offer friendly but unobtrusive service. Not to be missed: the salty, garlicky roast chicken for two; a heavenly calf's liver (so difficult to find in NYC, and even more difficult to find executed properly); and an excellent brunch menu featuring a fat, juicy burger which gives "21" a Gallic run for its money, plus its legendary "dessert bar," featuring some of the best French pastries this side of Paris.Special Features:
- Delightful food, attentive serviceJmw245VIPDined on 9/13/2014The look of it is one with a bit of nolstagic touch, but the service kept pace with the by-gone era's attentiveness, both our waiting staff and MD were extraordinarily courteous, and professional. My husband said the tart flambee was one that he found closest in resemblence to the authentic Alsacian style (who is to debate with him as he lived in Alsace for some time), and my leek appetizer was refreshing and the confluence of tastes well constructed. For main, I rather enjoyed my skate wing, with squash shaved as thin as proud Italian pasta, and he liked his artisanal shrimp pasta dish dearly. Fantastic experience, complete with "madam, a little something to take away".Special Features:
- AtelierStephanieDined on 9/9/2014One of my all time favs in NYC, but found the service had suffered on this last visit. Their quenelles are still amazing.Special Features:
- Good FoodOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 9/5/2014I had the fish with the brown butter sauce that had dried tomatoes, a little bit of cheese, capers and croutons, my husband had the hanger steak, which was cooked to perfection and both dishes was delicious. The baba desert was amazing. I thought it was a bit pricey but worth it. Good for a special occasion.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- much better a second nightScottDined on 9/4/2014With 2 friends , one male, I returned to Benoit for a much nicer evening doubtless because I spoke to one of the several people who were overseeing the dining room about the very poor experience I had had the night before. And I ordered steak tartar which is fixed very well here.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Do try this restaurantDennisVIPDined on 9/4/2014Excellent service. Great food presented perfectly. A fine dining experienceSpecial Features:
- Just like Benoit in ParisJohnKDined on 9/3/2014We loved Benoit in Paris. We were excited to find the sister restaurant in New York. The New York restaurant has the same ambiance. We were in town for the US Open. We understand that Tsonga (one of the top players from France) had dinner at Benoit every night that he was in town. He wanted a "home" experience and found it here. We'd strongly recommend Benoit.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not as good as last timeScottDined on 9/3/2014With a female friend we had poor service, an ordinary meal and it took forever to get the bill althougth the restaurant was not full. I had the feeling it as because we were 2 women and only ordered each one drink.Special Features:
- One of the better N Y C RestaurantsBusterDined on 8/31/2014The experience was excellent. Food was very fine, service was impeccable and they even let us in before opening time to get out of the heat. Overall good experience.Special Features:
- Benoit RestaurantfeinVIPDined on 8/30/2014We had terrific experience! Everybody went out of their way to accommodate! Food was great, service was outstanding! This is the way one wants to dine out! Thank you guys!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Overall French Bistro ExplucaspDined on 8/29/2014The service is what this restaurant excels. The food could use more flavor.
- Great foodWaltVIPDined on 8/26/2014We loved the food and the atmosphere was very good. Our only concern was that as soon as we were finishing one course, they were rushing to pick up our plates. After one course, they picked up my plate even before my last bite had made it to my mouth. It definitely put a damper on the meal. And it was mid-afternoon, not a busy time for them! However we would go back, because they serve the best hanger steak EVER, and we'll hope for a different level of service.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- niceplaceDined on 8/25/2014The meal was disappointing - maybe on a Monday in August the chef was on holiday - but bread was stale; quenelle not as well made on previous visits; and dessert tarte while tasty was served unadorned and unattractive.
- gmy0018Dined on 8/23/2014Food and service were very good. Lighting level outstandingSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great French foodLaureVIPDined on 8/21/2014We enjoyed our experience at Benoit very much. This restaurant offers traditional French food, but of much higher quality than many French restaurants in town. Their Comté cheese soufflé is a must! Same with the tomato/fresh cheese terrine. We sat at one of the small tables outside to enjoy a Summer evening, but we will undoubtedly come back to also enjoy the beautiful inside decoration.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- This is really the French BistroendlessliftDined on 8/21/2014After arrived in NYC I have tried to book a table at several grand maisons but not possible. This place was quite easy to book. Food we have ordered were really bistro like and so as the atmosphere and the how the tables are placed. The appetizer of 3kinds for the table was amuse bouche like volume but all the other plates, the volume were also bistro like, which means quite big. You can not find Bistronomy like twist and presentation but more authentic dishes. Wine list did not have many pages but very attractive for wine lovers. We have started off with the glass of Blanquette de Limoux and the bottle I have picked was Henri Jayer Vosne-Romanee '90 which was in excellent condition.Special Features:
- love this placeOpenTable Diner Since 2001VIPDined on 8/21/2014perfect French Bistro food - nothing fancy just amazing!