Benoit Restaurant and Bar
Mother's Day BrunchThis was my second time eating at Benoit and it was just as good as my first. I brought my family this time and the staff was so kind to my one child who just did not want to sit. Our waitress came over and gave him a cookie, pencil and paper to draw with. She even wiped a tear from his face. As for the food it was great my wife ordered an omelet which came withen 5 minutes of ordering. It was so fluffy and she really enjoyed it. I on the other hand had the unlimted dessert which made me look like an animal but I didnt care. The waitress brought over three plates with the 6 tarts all wonderful. My favorite was the St Honore but again all were very good. I will be going back next week with my co workers for lunch.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and good serviceWe had a very nice waiter (from the south of France), who was efficient, friendly and attentive. I appreciate this in a French restaurant.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Enjoyable MealFood was great from top to bottom. Service good and timely. Wine list deep with a few values available. Wonderful experience.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA welcome midtown additionHas reignited classic dining in the 50s midtown. service and food are very good. great for business lunch.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMLike you are in ParisExcellent brasserie style.chicken for 2 with frites superb.. Great for lunch. Small plates ..salads5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMLe Cochon c'est bonMy husband and I had the roast pig served with a fabulous sauce and a bottle of 2010 Coteaux du Languedoc recommended by our sommelier. It was pure theater. Waiters dressed in black and white presented whole roasts on silver trollies. They moved around the restaurant and some folk even took photos! The meat was moist and delicious and the wine was a perfect paring with the pork. CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK. The experience gave us a "French boost" to hold us until we can return to Paris.
Brindlehawk4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMParis in New YorkMy husband and I love this restaurant. It is a typical French Bistro (though high end) that one would find in Paris. In fact, we frequent Paris often and the Benoit there which drew us to this Alain Ducasse Benoit in NY. We are always welcomed and treated as special guests and feel genuine pleasure when we arrive.
The food is very good and has classic French bistro dishes like Cassoulet (my husband's favourite). wonderful roast chicken, coq au vin, nice fish choices, and a wonderful tart tatin. Occasionally they have special evening events, and serve, for example, suckling pig or some other speciality. The wine list has a good selection. It can be noisy on very busy nights, but it has good atmosphere4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner with fine foodGreat dinner with fine food and very attentive service.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food (fresh, hot, clean,Great food (fresh, hot, clean, tasty, not too salty); great service; great value for the pre-theater prix fixe dinner.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMTres francaise. Tres bien.Great authentic French bistro style and ambiance. Tasty menu. Terrific pretheater restaurant. Reasonable NYC prices. We would go again.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMHave eaten here several times.Have eaten here several times. Food was particularly good this time. Affordable prix fix.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional serviceI had a large party and they were so accommodating: allowing me to adjust the number in my reservation, seating people as they arrived instead of making us wait for a complete party, splitting the check, and offering a high chair for the child. The food was perfectly executed, beautifully presented and delicious. They had me at dessert bar.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMA little piece of Paris inA little piece of Paris in Manhattan. Very authentic, great service.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a terrific lunch, preceededWe had a terrific lunch, preceeded by terrific Martinis.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful bistro food, greatWonderful bistro food, great service, very helpful sommelier, a truly delightful evening. We will be very happy indeed to go back! Much better food than the Terence McNally bistros, which I like, but not so much for the food. I had the cassoulet, which was large and truly delicious, and the cheese souffle starter, which was both decadent and light at the same time. In fact, the cassoulet was the best I've had anywhere.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI go there as often as I can!Being French, I find all my favorite food at Benoit's. Great place to go, over and over again.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful waiters qui parlentWonderful waiters qui parlent francais. This is an authentic French bistro with great choices that made me long for Paris.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMaybe the best/most authenticMaybe the best/most authentic Bistro in NYC. Both French and American friends always find this restaurant a gem. Food is truly authentic and superb. Service is polite and polished without being effusive, in a word, French.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service and food are bothThe service and food are both outstanding. Really enjoy everything about the restaurant.
I've been back a number of time.
Just want to mention one thing: the decaf coffee was terrible. I have always ordered it before and it was fine. On Monday night, it was weak--like terrible diner coffee. I asked for a fresh cup. This time it had the awful taste of coffee grounds. As I said, this has NOT happened on my other visits. A good cup of coffee is the perfect end to a delicious meal. Please do something about this.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband & I ate at BenoitMy husband & I ate at Benoit for our first time last Saturday. The restaurant is very pretty and the service is top notch. The food was excellent but the portions were small. My husband still felt hungry after finishing his meal.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and atmosphere wereThe food and atmosphere were excellent, and the portions--especially the soup starter--on the prix-fixe were large. We'd like more choices at reasonable price ($20-$30), however, on the a la carte entree menu.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe came to Benoit RestaurantWe came to Benoit Restaurant for a fix-price dinner before going to the theater. Food was awesome!!! Service was excellent and fast!!! Would definitely come back and recommend this place.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent, with CommentsWe really enjoy Benoit, and our experience was excellent. Our table was wonderful, and our appetizers (mine a cheese souffle) and entrees (a skirt steak and asparagus) were excellent. My only reservation was the dessert, a rhubarb tart that was gelatinous--a surprise, but the crust was delicious.
I really enjoy Benoit and I look forward to dining there again.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a pleasure and wonderfulAlways a pleasure and wonderful meal! Service is impeccable!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite places.One of my favorite places. Excellent combination of ambiance, good food good service and not the outlandish NYC prices, but definitely not cheap.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA really lovely discoveryA really lovely discovery near City Center. Great fixed price offerings if you are trying to be lower budget but regular menu wouldn'y break the bank either. We will be back.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I loved everythingMy husband and I loved everything about the place but withheld one star for service as the sommelier neglected to properly advise us that our wine was available by the carafe as well as by the bottle, thereby adding an additional $17.00 to the bill.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful lunch withHad a wonderful lunch with great service. Look forward to coming again3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMHad the roasted chicken forHad the roasted chicken for two and it was done to perfection. Three can easily share it. Also had the hangar steak and it was nicely done. Great midtown location. The room transports you to Paris3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very good dinnerWe had a very good dinner at Benoit after theater. The food was delicious and the service matched the quality of the food.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMStill excellent French brasserieStill excellent French brasserie food. This was the first time we had a selection of small plates - and they were great. Probably the best pate outside of Paris.3/7/2013 12:00:00 AMconsistent pleasureWe dine at benoit every trip to NYC and have never been disappointed.3/6/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat french food and verygreat french food and very good wine. great service2/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great and theThe food was great and the variety of choices on the wine list made it perfect for a dinner with my girl friend on her birthday. They are especially fantastic with dairy food. Nice service also1/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a lovely brunch. TheWe had a lovely brunch. The menu was traditional French bistro food but every dish was carefully prepared and the flavors were just right.1/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAll the French bistro classicsAll the French bistro classics artfully prepared: steak frites, cassoulet, pate. Good list of wines by the glass or by the carafe, as well as by the bottle. Sinful desserts, especially the baba au rhum and the profiterolles. Varied pre-theater menu also.1/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBenoit is a winnerBenoit is fast becoming my favorite mid priced restaurant in NYC. First of all, the food is excellent and plentiful -- no skimpy portions. And the prices are reasonable. You can do the pre-theater special and get a glass of bubbly and be out for under $50 a person. When the waiter saw we had dine there before, he gave us a glass of bubbly "on the house" which was so nice. Our meal was wonderful. I love the cheese (and chocolate souffle) and my husband got the venison which was the best I have ever tasted. I could eat there every night ...12/27/2012 12:00:00 AMClassic French feel and menu!Classic French feel and menu! There is also a vibe to Benoit, though the noise level was reasonable. Tried the cassoulet, a hearty crock pot stew of white beans, roasted duck meat, bacon and sausage. I've had this in Toulouse where it is the regional specialty and Benoit's version is the real deal. The profiteroles for dessert were also spot on. So if you're into authentic French food, chances are you'll really enjoy Benoit.12/18/2012 12:00:00 AMBetter than Very Good butBetter than Very Good but not quite Outstanding. I'd say Excellent.12/1/2012 12:00:00 AMContinues to be exceptional,Continues to be exceptional, food properly prepared and graciously served. Priced inline with the results.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM