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
252 reviews since May 1, 2014
- Ambiance4.1Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (98)special occasion (93)romantic (91)great for lunch (86)neighborhood gem (77)notable wine list (66)good for groups (43)great for brunch (40)late-night find (20)vibrant bar scene (17)great for outdoor dining (9)kid-friendly (9)hot spot (8)scenic view (5)Show More
- 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 foodLaureDined 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!
- Attention au servicechristocinoVIPDined on 8/20/2014A lovely room that evokes a Parisian bistro. The food similarly matches that have a good quality bistro in France. But for the lackluster service, I would have thought I was in Paris: oysters, foie de beau served table side with perfectly executed potatoes and a damn good tarte. The waiters and the maître were similarly dressed in the uniforms of a fancy brasserie. If only they had been more attentive to their surroundings. The maître in particular had little interest in watching over his guests and did his best to avoid eye contact with most of the guests. Wine glasses and water glasses went unfilled and waiters showed little interest in most of the guests.
- Put Benoit on your must try listQueensTomVIPDined on 8/20/2014Simple, elegant, friendly, outstanding food & wine. Stopped here for a pre-dinner meal. A delightful surprise.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 8/19/2014I generally only use Benoit for lunches. It is always great. Additionally, I always splurge on their Creme Caramel which I think is the best in NYC.Special Features:
- InconsistentnumerodosDined on 8/16/2014Benoit was one of my favorite with superb service and relatively decent food. But last Saturday I was more than dissatisfied with it. The service was extremely slow - despite our reservations at 5:30 we almost missed our 7:30 show ( at 7 PM we had to ask our waiter to hurry up with the main course ). As for food quality, it feels like it was not up to my standards, especially the Hanger steak. While I ordered it medium, it came medium rare, but the quality and the taste was even worth. I wish the waiter would tell us the cost of the rib eye steak which was $48 - an outrageous price considering it was poor quality and preparation.
- Simply fabulous!NewYorkerDined on 8/16/2014Everything about this restaurant is simply fabulous - the food is sublime, the service is excellent without being obtrusive, the setting is reminiscent of a Parisian bistro, and, luckily, you can even have a conversation with your partners - there is no obnoxious music making people scream to be heard! It, certainly, is not a cheap place, but worth every penny!Special Features:
- AlonavolDined on 8/15/2014The food is good, but portions are pretty small and I had better.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- City Center NeighborbrunhildeVIPDined on 8/15/2014When going to theater at City Center Benoit is a restaurant you should try. The atmosphere is very Bistro like with interesting elements around the room. The tables are well spaced and the noise level allowed for conversation sans shouting. We sat at the rear and had fun looking at the large service piece and the intriguing dessert wagon. The menu is large with many choices for the non-meat eaters in our party. The service was efficient but not rushed and everyone was quite pleasant. My guests who had never been there will definitely return, as will I.Special Features:
- Classic French Brasserie in MidtownmagsDined on 8/14/2014This restaurant reminds me of Stella in the 16th arrindismoint (bad French speller) in Paris. Classic brasserie menu: oysters, escargots, salmon fume, lobster salads in summer, steak frites a bit of game options (duck was very nice), and your classic French desserts: baba a rhum, etc. Service was excellent. Great place to bring well-behaved kids, appropriate for a quick dinner before the theater, and perfect place for a special date night--in short a very versatile restaurant. The starter gougeres were excellent. This is a fine option for the diner who wants efficient French service and reliable food. Benoit restaurant hits the mark as a traditional French brasserie with all its vibrant vibes .Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Always a pleasureOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 8/14/2014Perfect for a pre-performance dinner before events a Carnegie Hall and NY City Center. This time my wife had the Restaurant Week menu and I had oysters and quenelles de brochet with Nantua sauce. The restaurant week menu was a perfect reflection of their usual menu (we've eaten at Benoit many times) and the quenelles, ethereally light with a scrumptious sauce , were as good as I've ever had. Fine deserts and wine added to the great experience. The service, attentive but discrete, was of the highest quality. This is real French food, true to the tradition of this great cuisine.
- Elegant fine service good food.paulhDined on 8/13/2014We found it to be quite elegant, a bit noisy, but very good service and food.Special Features:
- FrenchNeetsieDined on 8/13/2014It's wonderful dining in a real French restaurant, not just a make-believe with french names to the food. The service was impeccable and the food delicious. The servings were just right, not too much and not too little.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A nice Midtown French BistroJoddilly1Dined on 8/8/2014Pls stop by this French Bistro so as to recuperate from shopping midtown either for lunch or dinner.Special Features:
- BenoithappyluncherDined on 8/7/2014My friend had the mussels which she said were superb. I had soft shell crabs which were tasty but I would have liked to have a third crab! My friend had white wine which was moderately priced at $7.00/per glass and which she said was very good. The service was excellent and staff friendly. Shall go again.Special Features:
- Great Dining in Mid-townkazmVIPDined on 8/7/2014I'm not sure why I had never been to this delightful mid-town west restaurant. Great menu, lovely service, lively without being so noisy that you can't think. The site of the old Cote Basque, but now made modern and up to date. Lovely lunch.Special Features:
- hard2pleasehard2pleaseDined on 8/6/2014Food was absolutely yummy! What I can't understand is how it takes so long to put out a meal...
- Tasty2treatDined on 8/5/2014First time at Benoit. Very happy with food, ambience and service. Thought the choice for the Restaurant Week prix fixe entrees odd - 2 selections of fish and one of duck - none of which I was very drawn too. But I had the duck and it was delicious. But what took the cake was the Chocolate Mousse Cake. I want one right now!Special Features:
- livetoeat7Dined on 8/3/2014We thoroughly enjoyed Benoit Restaurant, from the extensive wine list to very attentive staff everything was top notch. We had appetizers then took advantage of the restaurant week special menu and were delighted! The three course dinner for $38 was a great value. My husband had the escargot and I had a salad with slices of rabbit. Both were incredible! For the entrees we selected mussels and haddock. The bowl of mussels was huge and delicious! The poached haddock was beautifully presented and likewise delicious with the nice bottle of wine we enjoyed with our meal. We had French pastries from the cart along with some excellent homemade ice cream. I would highly recommend Benoit to everyone and look forward to going back there againSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- lovely brunch with friendsauntgidgetVIPDined on 8/3/2014We (4 women) thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The wait staff was very attentive.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/2/2014The bistro is very welcoming starting from the pleasant hostess. Appetizers are excellent ! A surpirise birthday cake was a delight and surely was a great customer experience! Service is very good!Special Features:
- Great FoodWineloverDined on 8/1/2014Very delicious but short menu and I had the best cabernet ever!Special Features:
- Sad decadenceapiciusVIPDined on 8/1/2014Benoit is not the same anymore. Those beautiful, charming people are gone. The cold bread and cheese puffs were a sign of what was coming next. The quality and presentation of the food was far from deserving Mr. Ducasse's signature. The maitre and the waiters were extremely nice and efficient, but that's not good enough to save the restaurant.
- Restaurtant Week dud!PandodaVIPDined on 8/1/2014The menus was not that appealing. I've been to many other restaurants and the special menu was much more interesting and special. The regular menu also was a disappointment. We decided to forgo the $25 Rest. Wk menu for a Salad Nicoise at $24 instead and was very satisfied. but you could get the same thing for $17 at other restaurants i'm sure.Special Features:
- CHAKDined on 8/1/2014We went to try during restaurant week. A very pleasant surprise. The food had great taste. Service was superb. Excellent value for french food. I very strongly recommend it. I would go back.Special Features:
- Gougeres!AllisonjoiVIPDined on 8/1/2014I love Alain Ducasse' gougeres, which I was introduced to at Benoit (complimentary pre-meal goodies)! I actually had my caterers make them for our wedding (although they weren't as fluffy as they are here). Love Benoit for midtown lunch - especially the watm chicken salad. Enjoy!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- homecookVIPDined on 8/1/2014I took my friend here to celebrate her birthday during restaurant and it was our first time dining here. While my friend enjoyed an appetizer and entree off the regular menu (note, a very expensive regular menu), I choose the Restaurant Week menu. My entree was terrible - Poulet a la Basquaise. I was looking forward to enjoying a lovely chicken stew, but the chicken pieces were unrecognizable. They must have been pieces of chicken thighs with the skin on. They sat in a greasy mixture of tomatoes and onions served with brown rice. The chicken was almost inedible -- by the time you got the skin off, and cut around the fat, there was almost no chicken. The meal was somewhat saved by a delicious lemon tart.
- Expensive wine listOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 7/31/2014Really nice atmosphere and good food but the wines are too expensive. The choices are limited in wine selection. A French bistro should offer selections at a lower price point, I believe.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Benoit!jerflashDined on 7/31/2014I had a great time here during restaurant week. They have great menu for the week and i urge anyone to goSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Paris in MidtownDodgersWillVIPDined on 7/31/2014Exquisite decor and very attentive service. Excellent fish and desserts.Special Features:
- Emtee FeelingemteeDined on 7/31/2014Started off great, seated quickly and server came over promptly. Food was brought out timely and was very good. Then all went down hill. Took several minutes just to get someone's attention to request a check. Shouldn't have to wait 20 minutes to check out of the place. What started off very nice left a bad taste at the end.Special Features:
- Lovely ServiceHexsignVIPDined on 7/29/2014From beginning to end, service was impeccable. The dining room is comfortable, and the portions were generous.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 7/29/2014Went for restaurant week. Had that menu with a side of foie gras. Sat on a corner booth. Food and service were both all I could have asked for. Would certainly go back.Special Features:
- service was TOO SLOWnyguyVIPDined on 7/28/2014it took us 2 hours to finish our dinner on restaurant week dinner... they forgot about our food...
- MilaDined on 7/25/2014Very attentive staff and great ambience. The food was excellent and so was the presentation.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not goodRhodeeDined on 7/25/2014I went with a friend for the special lunch deal for restaurant week. The food was not good and some of it had no flavor whatsoever. I think they are trying to offer a "special price deal" for restaurant week but are skimping on good ingredients to make up for the "deal". Avoid this one.