Benvenuto Restaurant
Benvenuto Restaurant
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Benvenuto Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.brooks-restaurant.com/
  • Phone: 5613640600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Off Season (June-Nov): Friday-Saturday-Sunday: 5:30pm to 8:30pm,
    Season (Nov-June): Wednesday through Sunday: 5:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, French American
  • Executive Chef: Jon Howe
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Private dining rooms accommodate parties from 20 to 200.
  • Private Party Facilities: Brooks Restaurant has hosted private events since 1981. Visit our website for a guided tour of party packages for all occasions: Birthdays, Anniversaries, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Wedding Receptions and Rehearsals, Fundraisers, Holiday Parties, Seminars, and Corporate Meetings.
  • Private Party Contact: Evy Kidwell 9544279302
  • Entertainment: Let us entertain you! Benvenuto Restaurant does not require cover charges for our entertainment and our regular menu is available during all dinner & dancing events. Also, join us for our Opera Luncheons, a wonderful selection of performances including: comedy, drama and musical delights. And of course, what we at Benvenuto Restaurant do best - delectable dining with impeccable service. For more information on these events feel free to call or visit our website for updated dates and times.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Lake St. and Manatee Bay Dr.
  • Public Transit: We are located directly in between Hillsboro Blvd (Off of 95 exit 42) and SE 10th St (Off of 95 exit 41 for SW 10th St). We are located on Federal Highway: 500 South Federal Highway Deerfield Beach Fl 33441 Click here for directions: http://www.brooks-restaurant.com/directions/
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free standing building, Free self-parking, Valet parking available
A word from Benvenuto Restaurant
An exciting dining experience awaits you in our completely renovated restaurant and bar. Ignite your taste buds with our small bites bistro menu or indulge in your favorite dishes. Benvenuto Restaurant is a top choice for dining pleasure where fabulous food and superb service remain constant in elegant new surroundings.
“We are very proud of our long history of fine dining service. With hard work, dedication and our attention to small details we look forward to continuing our traditions in the foreseeable future.”
Bernard Perron Co-Owner
Jon & Lisa Howe, Co-Owners
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Benvenuto Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Sadly, December 31, 2012 will
    LiveToEat
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Sadly, December 31, 2012 will be "Brook's" last day in business.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our party of 8 was graciously
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Our party of 8 was graciously welcomed and promptly seated. Our waiter immediately greeted us and took our drink orders that were very reasonably priced for top shelf brands. The 3 course dinners were more than ample and served hot and per request. The escargot appetizer was one of the best I have ever eaten and the dessert souffles (chocolate and gran marnier) were to die for. The majority of the dinners appeared to be elderly at the 6pm seating, but the restaurant is certainly appropriate for families and would be great for romantic couples with a little more ambiance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brooks is closing Dec. 31
    JimM
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Brooks is closing Dec. 31 and moving up to Boynton Beach and joining another restaurant up there. We are sorry to lose a great restaurant in Broward.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Une 2e visite encourageante
    Happytraveler54
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    2e visite de cet endroit à 6 mois d'intervalle. Grande amélioration. Nous sommes toujours aussi bien accueillis par M Perron (un français d'origine) qui va même jusqu'à aider en salle. La salle à manger a été décorée donc elle est beaucoup plus chaleureuse. La bisque de homard à elle seule vaut amplement le détour; elle demeure sublime et riche. Les crevettes...un tantinet trop cuites mais l'accompagnement (cheveux d'anges, tomates, olives kalamata, avocat et oignon) était délicieux. Comme dessert un brownie servi en "crumble" avec une glace au caramel divine. Bref, c'est une adresse à noter et surtout à conserver !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AS ALWAYS, THE FOOD AND AMBIENCE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    AS ALWAYS, THE FOOD AND AMBIENCE WAS GREAT. THIS IS A PERFECT SPOT FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as Usual
    DelrayDollVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    This is where you go to dine, not just eat. Hadn't been in several yrs; renovations are complete. 3-course dinner available for approx. $35-50 or order a la carte. Many of the "old" standards still on menu. Bread selection too good. I tried the eggplant "sandwich" -- yummy, followed by 1/2 duck -- thought it was strange that plain white rice was served rather than mashed (plenty to take home). Hubby raved about his escargots & the filet mignon. Asked that our asparagus be more cooked than usually crisp & they were perfect. I'm not a big fan of souffle (have to order at beginning of meal) but our friend ate every last bite. I had the chocolate parfait; hubby apple & ice cream. Great. Good glass of wine pour.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have been going to Broks
    JudyVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    We have been going to Broks for many years going back to the old days when they would offer you a glass of champagne as soon as you walked in. Last year seemed to be good. We tried it again on Friday evening and find that we wouldn't be surprised if they were not in business next year. Apparently they must stay alive with special large parties. We will never go again.
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  • dependably good food. dh had
    neverhomeVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2012
    dependably good food. dh had a shrimp cocktail to start. we had a ribeye and tournadoes followed by a grand marnier souffle. nice bottle of chianti to complement
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brooks did not disappoint.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    Brooks did not disappoint. We had the prime rib and it was delicious! The service was wonderful and we did not feel rushed. What a great anniversary diner!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service was outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    The service was outstanding. Our salads were fresh and flavorful. The fish entrees were very good, and the souffles were "to die for". All in all a great dining experience !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Inappropriate conduct by chef
    JimM
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    We invited a group of like-minded travelers to reminisce about our adventures. Talked with our waiter b4 guests arrived - he was aware of how we wanted the dinner to proceed. One guest ordered wrong desert and wanted a different one, but waiter said chef would not allow it. Rather than notify me, the host, of the problem, he just informed the guest he could not have a different desert. Proper protocol would have been to let host know and ask if another desert could be provided at extra charge. The chef has no say in this. Horrible PR. Waiter never came by to refil coffee cups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a wonderful time at
    Lynnie54
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    We had a wonderful time at Brooks. Once again the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, nothing to speak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    Good food, nothing to speak about or complain about.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • "THE" place to go for: rack
    LiveToEat
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    "THE" place to go for: rack of lamb roast duck chocolate or grand marnier souffles
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never had a bad meal in some
    Queeny
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    Never had a bad meal in some 30 years, beautiful place, great value.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was a great dinner. I was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    It was a great dinner. I was our anniversary the menue wished us a Happy Anniversary. Exceptional Food & service. They made it a great evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Memorable, but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/19/2012
    Wonderful lobster bisque, wonderful key lime and fruit desert, just average main of rack of lamb. Had to send half of the lamb back to kitchen because it was poorly cooked. They brought me luke warm lamb a couple of minutes later, but no fresh vegeatbles, or warm potato. I would expect better from a restuarant in this price range. Lamb had a good flavor but appeared to only have the rub on the rib side, resulting in a good flavor for half of the meat. Server was good, but was too busy with large group to provide us with adequate service. Both of us had empty water glasses for TOO LONG twice during the meal. Memorable, but not for the right reasons!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was our first visit to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    This was our first visit to Brooks for dinner and we were impressed. The renovation made a huge difference in the ambiance. Our party of six enjoyed every dish ordered. We will return on other occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • WE CAME TO DINE AND DANCE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    WE CAME TO DINE AND DANCE TO ARNIE. HE WAS GREAT AS USUAL.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dancing was an extra bonus
    rosebead
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    Dancing was an extra bonus during dinner which is the reason we decided to go to Brooks. However the music was exceptionally loud for the size of the room. As usual the lamb chops and soufflé were excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brook's is always good or
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    Brook's is always good or it would not have lasted this long (since 1981?). They know what they're doing and do it well.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I would return to try other
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/10/2012
    I would return to try other items on this menu . I visited via a recommendation from a friend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My napkin had grease on it;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    My napkin had grease on it; we could see a wedge of lemon on the floor under the table next to us; we could see a knife on the floor under another table close to us; there was a substantial amount of sand and leaves behind the piano by the front door. Food was good but overpriced. Loved the warm assorted breads and the key lime dessert was delicious.
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  • We had their "special" for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/25/2012
    We had their "special" for the month of May - lobster tail and tornado - for only $16.00 each and we split a caesar salad (two of us) extra for $9.00 (one salad). Our special meal was served with mashed potato, asparagus and grilled tomato. As a plus, there was live music (one man band) and you could dance if you wanted. Great meal and nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for large groups, huge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Great for large groups, huge round tables. Service excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All our meals were delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    All our meals were delicious and had a wonderful presentation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful experience. great
    smallgirlbigappetite
    Dined on 5/11/2012
    wonderful experience. great music- tony nicolosi and juanita dixon food terrific
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • I can not say enough about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/19/2012
    I can not say enough about how much we enjoyed our evening at Brooks. The service was impeccable, the food was sensational, the portions were perfect and we can't wait to go back again. Thanks to all the staff for a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and nice atmosphere
    Namret
    Dined on 4/11/2012
    Enjoyed their varied menu, something for anyone. Good service and friendly, patient personnel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No a happy dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    Arrived on time for our reservation however we had to wait for a table, sever was not attentive and we waited long periods of time for service and finally a long time to get our bill and have it returned for signature. This has been the second time we experienced this type of service which is not what we had experienced before their closing. Our first time back was Valentine's day and we thought we would give them one more chance since they had just opened again and were getting their act together. No more chances with them.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Personnel très attentif, courtois
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    Personnel très attentif, courtois et efficace. Nourriture excellente et agréable présentation.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We and our 6 guests enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/25/2012
    We and our 6 guests enjoyed the food, the ambiance and the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It should have been a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/24/2012
    It should have been a great 75th birthday dinner, our guest of honor was never there,and we should have kept it that way!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brooks, as usual, delivered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/21/2012
    Brooks, as usual, delivered an outstanding experience. From the bartender to our waiter,Tony, they made our anniversary a special occasion. We always enjoy our dining experience there as they make any occasion a special one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food is always very good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    Food is always very good. Make sure you order the souffle
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • felt somewhat rushed even
    LICookie
    Dined on 3/9/2012
    felt somewhat rushed even though there were tables open. I ordered my dessert with dinner but they must have forgotten to put the order in so they tried to push another dessert on me saying that it would be 15 - 20 minutes till i would be served. We told them 3 times- we will wait - but they kept pushing a ready made ending. Then they brought my husband's dessert right after they told me it would be 15 minutes for mine. They also kept asking if everything Ok. After a while it was annoying
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Intéressant ce restaurant !
    Happytraveler54
    Dined on 3/7/2012
    La qualité de la bisque de homard était tout simplement fabuleuse; goûteuse, généreuse et riche, elle était servie de manière originale et fut le clou de ce repas par ailleurs honnête. La liste des vins était intéressante et abordable. Le service adéquat mais certains serveurs ne cessaient de heurter ma chaise sans un seul mot d'excuse. Assez bruyant dû à la présence de nombreux groupes. Les couverts étaient de bonne qualité. L'accueil fort chaleureux et l'ambiance de l'entrée attrayante.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Benn going there for years.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/3/2012
    Benn going there for years. The food is fine, It is certainly not romantic for cozy. WE go there when we are with friends that need good light, good food and do not really care about the intimacy and atmophere of the dining experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family gathering
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/3/2012
    We had a great round table for eight of us. The food was very good and we all could hear one another which is unusual in an upscale restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dr Stewart Perlow
    decosailor
    Dined on 3/2/2012
    We go to Brooks at least once a month! Our special occasion restaurant to bring close friends, out of town guests, and to celebrate anniversaries etc.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic