Benoit Restaurant and Bar
Benoit Restaurant and Bar

Benoit Restaurant and Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://benoitny.com/
  • Phone: 6469437373
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:

    Monday - Saturday: 11:45 am - 3:30 pm

    Dinner:

    Monday - Sunday: 5:30 - 11 pm

    Brunch:

    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.
  • Entertainment: Connect with Benoit Bistro on Facebook

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 5th and 6th Avenues
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: B, D & M trains stop at Rockefeller Center, 50th Street & 6th Avenue.

    F train stops at 57th Street & 6th Avenue.

    N, R, & Q trains stop at 57th street & 7th Avenue.

    M5 & M7 buses stop at 55th Street & 6th Avenue
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.
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Benoit Restaurant and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
239 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (104)romantic (87)special occasion (83)great for lunch (80)neighborhood gem (77)notable wine list (62)good for groups (41)great for brunch (41)late-night find (17)vibrant bar scene (16)kid-friendly (7)great for outdoor dining (7)scenic view (5)hot spot (5)Show More
  • IrishEyes100
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Delicious! 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:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best French restaurant in NYC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Benoit 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:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BonnieVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very French
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Of all the French restaurants in the city this one is best for lunch. Could get a little touristy but still excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite place
    Ovian
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    All 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:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GeorgeK
    GeorgeK
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If I can't be in Paris
    xoxorafVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    If I can't be in Paris for poulet roti and tarte tatin this is a great replacement.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Meal
    KittyKat
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent Excellence
    TJBNYC76VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    It 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful food, attentive service
    Jmw245VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AtelierStephanie
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    One of my all time favs in NYC, but found the service had suffered on this last visit. Their quenelles are still amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I 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:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • much better a second night
    Scott
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    With 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:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do try this restaurant
    DennisVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Excellent service. Great food presented perfectly. A fine dining experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just like Benoit in Paris
    JohnK
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as last time
    Scott
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    With 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:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the better N Y C Restaurants
    Buster
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Benoit Restaurant
    feinVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall French Bistro Exp
    lucasp
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The service is what this restaurant excels. The food could use more flavor.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    WaltVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We 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:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • niceplace
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The 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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • gmy0018
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food and service were very good. Lighting level outstanding
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great French food
    Laure
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We 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:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is really the French Bistro
    endlesslift
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    After 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    perfect French Bistro food - nothing fancy just amazing!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Attention au service
    christocinoVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    A 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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Put Benoit on your must try list
    QueensTomVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Simple, elegant, friendly, outstanding food & wine. Stopped here for a pre-dinner meal. A delightful surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mancybunny
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We have an amazing lunch experience and friends from Seattle are both driven by the authentic French good and decor, they both give their thumbs up !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Inconsistent
    numerodos
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Benoit 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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply fabulous!
    NewYorker
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Everything 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:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Alonavol
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food is good, but portions are pretty small and I had better.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • City Center Neighbor
    brunhildeVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    When 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:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Classic French Brasserie in Midtown
    mags
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This 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:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Perfect 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.
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  • Elegant fine service good food.
    paulh
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We found it to be quite elegant, a bit noisy, but very good service and food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • French
    Neetsie
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    It'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:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice Midtown French Bistro
    Joddilly1
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Pls stop by this French Bistro so as to recuperate from shopping midtown either for lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Benoit
    happyluncher
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My 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 for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining in Mid-town
    kazmVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I'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:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate