My husband has been wanting
My husband has been wanting to come here forever.. his boss who lives in Carmel has been raving over this restaurant. Finally decided to make a reservation for HV Restaurant week in combination with my husband's birthday. We were greeted warmly at the door and given a table by the fireplace. The service was impeccable and the food was fabulous. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
The service was wonderful, they pay so much attention to your needs but not too much as to where they're annoying you. Every single bite was fantastic, the porterhouse is melt in your mouth, hands down amazing!! My waiter though had no personality, short pudgy guy whom thought his humor was funny, but he was arrogant! I didn't go there for the waiter, I went for the food. I was recommended by family and am definitely addicted to Benjamin Steakhouse steaks! Dim lights, vibrant, energetic levels of noise. Romantic enough for two, live enough for a group of people. Everything was perfect and cannot comprehend how someone would give Benjamin's under a 4 star rating?!?! Misery loves company tell you that much.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Steak for 3 excellent! Creamed
Steak for 3 excellent! Creamed spinach delish! very good place and seated us on time with 3 kids.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
My second visit - and I love
My second visit - and I love this place. Excellent food, excellent service, but you pay for it. While expensive, you do feel like you got your money's worth.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our new "go to" restaurant
Phenomenal all the way around. Serice was impeccable food perfectly prepared and just overall the best steakhouse in westchester and we have been to all of them. Could not wait to write this so everyone would know!! Was incomparable in every way
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food. A bit on the
Great food. A bit on the pricey side for the portions. Service was excellent. Great for groups or a romantic dinner. Loved the experience.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
I <3 Benjamin's !!
We had heard that there was finally a 5 star - fine dining steakhouse in lower Westchester, and we could not wait to experience what our friends have been raving about. The bar scene was happening, full of life. The dining room wasn't too alive when we got there but it had filled by the time we got out entrees. I like the vibe at the steakhouse! My service was an older gentleman whom was just absolutely wonderful with everything. I ordered Filet Mignon, sautéed broccoli, and mashed potatoes. Hit the spot! Filet Mignon was cooked to perfection, so tender and juicy! I had the bacon strip first though and it was so pleasing to my mouth. So delicious, so awesome! They also have such an excellent wine selection! 3
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Simply too expensive, $350
Simply too expensive, $350 bucks for 3 adults and 2 kids. A kids pasta dish was $14!!! Great waiters, wonderful service but not worth the price.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Now this is what you call
Now this is what you call a steakhouse. Starting with the hostess all the way down to the steak. This is a man's satisfaction. Outstanding service and steaks! Perfect find.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband is a big "STEAK" guy……..as for me ..there are still great dishes I can enjoy. The fish , the chicken and lots of large enjoyable appetizers.
We always enjoy "Benjamins"
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
The brunch was amazing. So
The brunch was amazing. So many breakfast and lunch choices. I was very impressed with their take on eggs Benedict, called eggs Benjamin. Drinks and service was awesome as always.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Been a number of times and the food and service are consistently good. We always have a nice relaxing meal and the steaks are great.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful evening
We had a wonderful evening here from start to finish. Service was amazing, as was the food. We will certainly return.
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as always!
I have always enjoyed my meal at Benjamins whether it is the one in New York City or Westchester!
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good.
We arrived on a Tuesday night and there was a large party there before us. It was very loud and caotic. The waiter was very overwelmed. But after an hour of not being able to speak to eachother due to the noise level they left and it was much more pleasurable. Our food was very good. The service was ok. This was our 2nd time back the first time the service was excellent this time there was a large party disruption but otherwise it was good.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Steak & Great Service
Nice atmosphere, GREAT steak & very good service by our waiter.
Prices are NOT cheap, as everything is a la carte, so bring your wallet!
Only real negative I could recall is that the room, when close to capacity, as it was towards the end of our dinner, was a bit noisy. It was getting hard to understand the conversation of my guests from across our small four seat table!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
New York in the suburbs
Benjamin's Steakhouse in White Plains is very cosmopolitan. Great food and excellent service with all of the hustle and bustle of a manhattan eatery.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
a great Filet mignon
We had a good food, specially the filet mignon and the petite filet. The price is a little bit expensive but quality is here.
Wine choice is large with some affordable ones. Desserts were good too.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were happy with our recent visit to Benjamins. The steak was cooked to perfection, the service was outstanding and the wine list is very good. At the end of our meal we were undecided as to whether we would get dessert. We decided to split one. After a fantastic meal, a great bottle of wine , and after dinner drinks, we ordered an apple streudel. We never received the dessert but we were so overstuffed we didn't need it. The waiter noticed immediately and took care of paying for our after dinner drinks and free dessert. Although we didn't expect it, we were pleasantly surprised with how they handled it. I highly recommend this restaurant and commend the quality of service they provide. Fantastic food
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for steak and the likes
If you want great steaks and chops this is the place. It is not to be confused with subtle flavors or imaginative cusine. But that's not why you come here. The crab salad for 2 was delicious with blended flavors. The steak and lamb were cooked as ordered with enough left over for another dinner at home. The service was excellent. We came here because that's what we wanted, I we got it.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great steak in Westchester
Steak was very good. Asparagus veg was good but skimpy serving, only 7 stalks. Pecan pie dessert was delicious. Would definitely go again and recommend it when in the mood for a good piece of meat.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful steakhouse in Westchester
We had been to Benjamin Steakhouse when it first opened and had not been impressed. When we returned to celebrate our son's birthday, it was fabulous. The appetizers were excellent, the steak was fabulous and the sides were delicious. The wine we had was excellent and the service was impeccable. I would highly recommend it and would definitely go back.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great! Loved the chopped salad. Steaks were terrific
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went on a busy Saturday evening and the service was nothing short of impeccable. The food was cooked exactly as ordered and perfectly seasoned. A little skimpy on the sides for the table but well prepared nonetheless. Nice wine list as well.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent steaks, as good
Excellent steaks, as good as the sister restaurant in Manhattan and better than at Peter Luger's
8/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Benjimen Steakhouse was an incredible find and experience. It exceeded our expectations.
The food may have taken a little longer to get out than expected, but other than that it was a 5-Star experience. The food was good and server was very good.
You wouldn't expect such great food and service at that location, a great suprise.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great steaks, always delicious
I go here often with my wife, and decided to have a larger group dinner this past weekend. The creamed spinach is the best I've had, and the steaks are always on point. The service is of high quality, and they pay good attention to the tables without being overly ambitious. The price of the steaks add up, but nothing too unusual for good quality and dry aged beef. The only downside for our group was the bar service. The bartender didn't pour the Guiness correctly (no time to settle and get proper foam), and served directly into a Sam Adams glass. As a bartender I tend to be a critical on this aspect of the restaurant.
Overall, I will only come here for my steaks in Westchester county.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Steak House
If you want a NYC steak house in Westchester, this is a good bet
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best porterhouse
One of the best porterhouse steaks I have ever eaten. Service was excellent.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at Benjamins and was really impressed. Very good ambiance, food and wine highly recommend the sophia reisling!!! Servers were on point not missing a beat great decor great service and food overall. Highly recommend.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our third visit to Benjamin's. Each visit has been ecellent. Steak was delicious as was the rest of our food. Service was very good and our waier was very friendly and professional.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Meat-lover's
Our party all loved their meat dishes and the Canadian bacon appetizer, as well as the Benjamin Steak sauce. I wasn't impressed with my lobster tails. The sides were good and fed our entire party, especially the Benjamin home fries. Although our server cautioned us not to get too many sides, he did not make us aware that the some of the entrees were served with sides already and this wasn't written in the menu so there was no way to know that. A member of our party ordered mashed potatoes as a side but her entree came with mashed potatoes already. Don't ask them to sing happy birthday. They sound horrible. Members of your party can do a much better job.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Good Steak
Benjamin's is a great place for a really good steak. We had Porterhouse for two and had baked potato and peas with mushrooms. We started with jumbo shrimp cocktail - all was so delicious.
The bar is always a nice beginning with a great bartender.
You are greeted warmly by the Maitre d' who is always around to be sure your dining experience is pleasing.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Steak House
This was my first time going to Benjamin's Steakhouse. The ambiance was luxurious and the wait staff were extremely polite and attentive. We were treated like royalty from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. The food was excellent. The sides were delicious.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Porterhouse steaks, their specialty
Benjamin's is supposedly modeled after Peter Lugers' steakhouse which is famous for its Porterhouse steaks. Though I still think that Peter Lugers' is the best steakhouse in New York for Porterhouse, Benjamin's is the best steakhouse in Westchester. I no longer have to drive over an hour to get a great steak. The steaks are nicely charred on the outside and medium rare on the inside (as requested).
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Superior quality and service. Only drawback is the cost which is high but very much in line with the quality and service but this was for a birthday and absolutely worth the price. We will go back.
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Ambiance better than the food
We liked the atmosphere at Benjamin's and we all had the sirloin steak which was cooked perfectly to the way we had ordered it. However, the steak was extremely salty and we were thirsty all night long.
The noise level was louder than we would have liked. Without rushing us, they got us in and out of the restaurant relatively quickly so I guess one would say the service was very good. Their creamy spinach was wonderful but could not say the same about their mashed potatoes.
The desserts were a bit disappointing, both the carrot cake and the chocolate mousse cake.
We were with good friends so we had a good time but this is certainly not to the level of Peter Lugar's which is what we had been hoping for.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We also ate at BLT, Flames and Morton's to compare the service, ambience and of course food. Hands down - this is the best steak in the county. No need to drive down to NYC or Brooklyn. This is a great steak no matter which choice you make - porterhouse, filet mignon and of course rib eye.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Could't handle restaurant week
Food and service were somewhat below what we've come to expect, probably because they were operating at full capacity during restaurant week.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A nice spot for a relaxing meal
No challenge or weird exotica here -- you can relax and concentrate on enjoying simple well-cooked food in what feels like a familiar, classic red leather and red wine magnums steakhouse setting-- big cozy fireplace, giant corner circular banquettes perfect for a large group. Food not fabulous but quite satisfying -- great fried onions, lovely lobster bisque.. Service professional. For a restaurant week prix fixe, an excellent value -- not sure how I'd feel about it if I'd paid full price.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The salmon was cooked to perfection
I ordered salmon from the lunch menu. It was cooked to perfection and delicious. Most people would choose the steak, but as a pescatarian, I went for the salmon and was delighted. The sides were limited, but I was happy with the salad, cream spinach and hash brown potatoes that the table ordered. The other people in my party ordered the steak and were very happy with it. For dessert, we had the chocolate mousse, which was more cake than a traditional mousse. It was rich chocolate deliciousness. We all needed a nap after lunch.
The design of the restaurant is very classy and the fire place looks very cozy. Next time, I would like to sit near the fire place. The staff was friendly and professional.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
it was ok
Went during restaurant week. Had the sirloin, it was a thin piece of steak that was oversalted. It wasn't the best that I ever had and it did not seem to be prime as was advertised on the menu. Service took a little longer than I would have liked in that there was a table of 10 right next to us that sucked up the wait staff. Dessert, sorbet, was excellent as was the lobster bisque. Tables are close together and when you are next to a table of drinkers that get very loud and the only thing you can hear is their conversation, itvdrowned out the piped in music. Bottom line, there are other steakhouses in Westchester where you could be better served, especially considering the prices on their menu.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
good food for the price
Our first time - the Hudson Valley restaurant week enabled us to be introduced to a great ploace -we will be back.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best steak in town
IMHO the best steakhouse in Westchester, and the best value of HV Restaurant week. Portions were a bit smaller than in recent restaurant weeks, but certainly adequate and the quality is absolutely top notch. I still had to pack up my dessert to take home. Wedge salad came with chucks of delicious bacon, and chunky blue cheese. I can't recall ever having a better steak in Westchester (BTW, I'm a native, married to a pure carnivore, and no spring chicken.) The service was great from the time I dropped off the car until picking up our coats at the end of our sumptuous meal. Also, nice house wines. Do yourself a favor; and don't miss out on this impeccable HVRW value, only a few days left!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good choice for gathering
Went there to catch up with some friends. The bar was a pleasant place to hang out and the prices were reasonable. When we sat down for dinner, we were in the corner which made the noise level a lot quieter. The food was nicely plated and since it was Hudson Valley Restaurant week, the prices were affordable. The service was very slow, however, and they didn't seem to have enough wait staff to adequately serve all their patrons. We went on a Wednesday evening and they only offer valet parking service. There was a nice crowd there and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. I only wish the service had been up to the same standards as their food.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was fantastic!! We will be going back for more!!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was our first time at Benjamin's and the food was amazing!!! My husband had the lobster bisque and the salmon and he said they were both delicious and the salmon was done to perfection! I had a salad and the filet mignon and both were delicious. Ditto for the desserts. I was very happy they participated with Restaurant Week or I never would have tried them as they out of my price range otherwise. As long as you are willing to spend 150-200 for dinner for two without drinks...it is a wonderful place to go!!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Boys night out
Excellent steak restaurant. As good as any in the city, but it's in WESTCHESTER.!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was me & my husband's third time at Benjamin's so we already knew the food was fantastic. And although we've always had great service, it was a step up this time. We were there for my husband's birthday so I had requested a candle in his dessert when I made the reservation online. But, my husband decided he was too full for dessert. The waiter ended up bringing us tiramisu on the house with a candle in it even though I hadn't repeated the request once there. I found this very impressive and thoughtful.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dining experience
Every time we go to Benjamin's - we wonder why we don't go more often. Service is always professional and friendly. Steak, salads and desserts are exceptional. Can't wait to go back!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM