Continued excellence , one
Continued excellence , one of the best in new jersey
2/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for business lunch or
Great for business lunch or dinner meetings. Good food and experienced servers.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went with friends and had
We went with friends and had a wonderful time. Everything was great!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've been going to da Benito
We've been going to da Benito for as long as I can remember. Benny (the owner) is back in the kitchen on Saturday nights and the food is fabulous. Try the pasta fagioli soup and anything veal. You won't be disappointed.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had dinner with my wife last Saturday. The food was superb!!! Definitely will go back very soon!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a nice Mother's Day we had!
The Menu is very diversified and the chef came personally to the table to see if we were happy with our choices.
Everything was perfect, specially the service.
We will go back there for sure!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant was a hit for our business dinner. The food was excellent. Service was very good and staff was friendly. Chef came out to each table to explain the menu.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
No matter how often you go, you always feel welcome. The small bar is centrally located in the main room and manned by a knowledgable and friendly bartender. This is not your typical Italian restaurant. The owner is always creating new dishes that push the envelope of what you would expect. But even the regular dishes are outstanding. The waiters are professional in every way. I would go more often but I live more than 30 miles away. But da Benito's is worth the trip.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best restaurants we have ever visited. Everything was perfect. My wife and daughter were in heaven. The pasta fagioli, tuna tartare, osso bucco, orrechiete, molten chocolate cake were out of this world.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
da Benito was as advertised,
da Benito was as advertised, a fine dining experience with a professional wait staff that hardly missed a beat and an impressive wine list that spoke to the sophistication of the sommelier. We look forward to our next visit.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been here many times. The service is great; the drinks are priced right; and the food is consistently very good. It has a very relaxing atmosphere -- so if you go with another couple you can hear each other and can sit and catch-up without being rushed (especially on weeknights).
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Benito's is a longtime favorite of mine! Top flight food and service across the board! Can't miss!!!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
this by far is my favorite restaurant. Staff is highly professional yet friendly. Benito is a great chef who loves to come out an greet his guests. The food is outstanding!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for lunch or a special dinner. Wonderful ambiance, delicious, great ingredients, perfect presentation,
good service, amazing home made deserts. Will go back again and again.
a little noisy but it was to be expected in a full room.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great upscale Italian
Best Italian this side of the Hudson. Very extensive wine list. Osso buco with risotto was excellent. Double cut Berkshire pork chop was outstanding. Not thrilled that the bar is in the main dining room, but it was a quiet night. Still can't figure out why some patrons want to go out to a nice restaurant wearing jeans and a t-shirt or yoga pants and flip-flops. Clearly the fashion sense of the lowest common denominator makes for a poor dress code for an otherwise elegant dining experience.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
All around excellence
Can't say enough about this restaurant--excellent food, service and pricing.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Andrea and I first date
Amazing place and service top notch , and top it off the Chef/owner stopped by to explain his dish in how it was prepaired, all class.
Staff was very respectful of my date and her amazing beauty by its self, no ,Staring or lurking around...
Thanks Jeffrey P Opitz
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant restaurant. Not the
Pleasant restaurant. Not the best Italian food in the world. Endearing but clumsy service. Excellent wine list, well priced. Very Jersey clientele.
9/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
best restaurant I know
Nobody beats Da Benito. The salmon is outstanding, tuna tartare is out of this world, molten chocolate cake is magnifico. The staff can't be beat.
10/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was my birthday dinner and it was excellent.. Good, service, great company
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Benito's continues it's excellence . We have been going since Benny opened , gets better and better . His specials are amazing and he will cook whatever you want .
Fresh home made bread with pesto oil , hunks of parmesian cheese, sautéed slice zucchini , home made pasta with butter nut squash that appeared and tasted like a crepe , special sausage that was like a flavorful rolled briochole with an incredible light red sauce , melted in our mouth , and one of the most flavorful pork chops you will ever have, the 4 of us shared and had another incredible meal
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best drink we've had in a
Best drink we've had in a restaurant. They gave us an honest drink, not stingy. Gin and wine were super! Pasta was a little spicy but my hubby did not need any salt or cheese at all....coming from him, that means a lot!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Benitos is a fabulous restaurant.
Benitos is a fabulous restaurant. The Chef is also the owner and his FCI training comes through in every dish. I’ve been a regular here for many years and can honestly say that I have never had a bad dish. The service is incredible, servers are always around when you need something but they never hoover over the diner. This is fine dining without the stuffiness that often comes with fine food. Its perfectly OK to dine with good friends and laugh a little too loud here! Highly recommended.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, as usual.
Excellent food, as usual. Interesting selections, Exquisite presentation. Waiters can get a bit overwhelmed when the dining room is busy. The dining room also is noisy. Pricey for lunch. Party of 3, no wine, one appetizer, three entrees, three desserts and coffee rang up for $180 not including tip.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Benito's is Union County's gem. The food is always great, served perfectly and always plated beautifully. I often go to Benitos with out of town friends, as its right off of the Parkway. The owner/chef Benitos always makes a point of greeting his guests. The entire staff is professional and can anticipate your needs without being overbearing. This is fine dining without the pretentiousness that often comes at your more pricey establishments. Well worth it!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our First Time a da Benito
It's hard to beleive that we never tried this terrific local restaurtant before, It is an exceptional restaurant. The decor is upscale and beautiful. The lighting and acousitcs are excellent and the room was pleasantly active on Saturday night. Our waiter was very pleasant, always smiling and very helpful. as to the food, all four of us loved everything that we tried. My Osso Bucco was the best I have ever had. My wife had a sea bass that she loved. Others had veal and rack of lamb and were very pleased. I would highly recommend da Benito and will return soon.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanks to a wonderful team!
Dona the hostess greeted us immediately with a pleasant personality and kindness.
Raymond knew the specials well and his suggestions were spot on as he described each dish.
Luis very attentive and anticipated our needs.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
My 15 month loved it
Yes, it is not a typo. I took my best friend for her birthday lunch to da Benitos' along with my 15 month old daughter. The wait staff couldn't be more accommodating. They made her a special super mini pasta shell dish...she loved it and it was all their idea. For lunch there was only 2 other tables, so it was a perfect quiet setting to enjoy. A definite recommendation...as they are "kid-friendly"..would go back for sure.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Da Benito remains our favorite restaurant. Every dish is outstanding. We had tuna tartare and tomatoes w/ buffalo mozzarella for appetizer--> outstanding. The taste is incredible. Main courses were all astounding: pasta orrechiete, salmon w/ dill sauce and the special bass. The desserts and wine made this an unforgettable meal. Benito and his staff are all so friendly and accomodating. Fantastico!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM