Benjamin Steakhouse
Benjamin Steakhouse

Benjamin Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.benjaminsteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 2122979177x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Arturo McLeod
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please inquire for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Park and Madison Avenues
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available at a public lot on 41st Street between Lexington and Park Avenues.
A word from Benjamin Steakhouse
For serious steak-connoisseurs, Benjamin is a must visit. The restaurant, located in the heart of Manhattan, offers the finest and carefully selected prime USDA meat, dry aged to perfection. Wide selection of wines and vintages for pairing. The 5,000 square foot restaurant features a ten-foot working fireplace, rich chocolate brown leather seating, oak wood paneling, vaulted decorative ceiling, and modern brass amber toned chandeliers.
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Benjamin Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
121 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (53)notable wine list (42)good for groups (41)fit for foodies (37)romantic (21)neighborhood gem (18)great for lunch (16)hot spot (11)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (7)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Second Time and will come back
    BuffaloBillVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Came in late on a Thursday night, after a short wait (the restaurant was packed even at 9:00 pm with more coming in after we left). The food was perfect, the service excellent, looking forward to coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, late-night find, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benjamin Continues to Deliver
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    I've been to Benjamin Steakhouse many times, but took my wife for the first time last night. From the moment she entered, she felt like a VIP - that's just the way they treat their guests. The manager Nick was amazing the way he made his way from table to table, making everyone feel special. The food was spot-on as always delivering fresh tasting, quality food. We split the tomato, bacon and onions with blue cheese to start, then moved on to steak for two with hash browns and mushrooms. Waiters were buzzing around as always to clear your plates, fill your water and attend to your every need. That said, we never felt rushed. Benjamin continues to deliver an impressive dining experience whether you're out with your spouse or hosting clients.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • please stop calling me
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    I made reservation 5days before the reservation, They called me 3 times just to RE-confirm my reservation. it's too much.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing to write about.
    eddie
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Limited menu. Beef is good quality and taste. Service is just ok. Better options than benjamins for steakhouse.
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  • great steakhouse, witrh great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    great steakhouse, witrh great meat and friendly staff
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crazy noisy
    Gary
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Had been here before and thought all round was terrific. This time we were sat in the upstairs balcony and the noise level was over the top, making it difficult to enjoy the food. Baby's to the left of us and tourists to the right, we felt as if we'd mistakenly stepped into a circus, albeit one that served terrific steak. The creamed spinach was a mush. I've had it before at Keen's and Lugers and know what to expect, but this was barely recognizable as food.
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  • Vibrant Business Scene
    WestportWill
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    This is a steakhouse … no ifs, ands, or buts. And, it is a very, very good one. Given the choice of all the N.Y.C. steakhouses, I truly recommend the Benjamin. Not as well-known as its competitors, and not on a main thoroughfare (it is on 41st Street, off Madison Avenue), the Benjamin attracts a crown of knowledgeable carnivores. The service is outstanding, and attentive; their advice should be taken on choices of entrées. The food is plentiful and it is great-tasting. The wine list is extensive (but also has some very good buys). I heartily recommend the Benjamin Steakhouse.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very accommodating
    AlitzapiaVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Professional greet by the hostess, Great- attentive service, good food, ..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great steak
    JimR
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    The menu is focused on the steak, as it should be, that is what you come here for. The staff is excellent, they are on-point and taking care of your needs during the entire dining experience. The restaurant is energetic and busy but at our table of 5, we could all hear and enjoy the dinner. We had steak for 4 plus a large rib-eye for the 5th person - fantastic. The sides were typical steakhouse fare, nothing spectacular.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peter Luger move over
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    This well established consistently fabulous steakhouse Produces the finest steaks in New York. Service Is exemplary and then there's the steak. Did I mention the steak. Must try as this one will have you Dreaming about the next meal here. Cannot imagine How a steak could be any tastier. This place gets it Spot on!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    Sunil
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The person who greeted us at the front desk and who took our order was the maitre d or manager. i wasn't sure. he was very curt and extremely unpleasant. he did not make us feel welcome at all. it was as if we were intruding on his free time. The waiter who served our food seemed to be a pleasant fellow. The food itself was excellent though a bit overpriced. (expected for NYC). They were also cleaning the mirrors and wood paneling around us which certainly raises the dust level. They could have found a more opportune time to do this other than when customers are in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrific
    Dennis
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Outstanding food and service. Four of our group of five had not been here and found the restaurant outstanding.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Retirement
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    We went for a colleagues retirement dinner. We had an excellent steak once again, never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food acceptable, service NOT!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Just go to another steakhouse - the food is decent here but the service rude and unprofessional - we were asked to leave since we were on the top floor and they wanted to close up but it was barely past 11 and they sat us there at 9PM. This is NY city on a saturday night!! Maybe thats why they had so few tables so "early" - the word is getting out that you can get just as good of a steak elsewhere and not be treated crappy! Striphouse, Spikes, Quality meats, S+W, - too many options to spend 500 on dinner for 4 where the service is pleasant and you can finish the evening in peace!!1
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  • We organized a surprise birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    We organized a surprise birthday party in there, the team handled it in a very professional and respectful way, leaving us space however making sure we got everything we needed. Outstanding experience for all of us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food- Shocking Service
    Rob714
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We went here during our visit from the UK, the food was great albeit a little bit on the expensive side, however the service was pitiful, $125 for a bottle of wine that you then have to pour yourself and a maître de that just took care of his friends, please don't waste your money here!!!
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    fit for foodies
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  • Cold in NYC in Feb-Hot at Benjamin
    foodadvisor
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Great service and excellent meal overall! Wine suggested paired well and pace of service just right. Veggies were not "special" and lacked punch and were in essence the weak link in the meal. Would definitely like to visit again and give Ben's another try on my next trip to NYC.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent steak
    Kevyn
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Rib eye was incredible, noisy but good atmosphere, good for parties and groups rather than romantic dates but definitely worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Regular spot.
    TapasVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I have been to this place too many times. It never gets old and the steak only gets better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you like great steak, you
    Mike
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    If you like great steak, you will enjoy Benjamin's Steakhouse. Food was excellent! The Mrs. enjoyed the wine as well, and even got uncharacteristically tipsy. Only issue was the delay in getting seated, despite having dinner reservations. However, it was Valentine's Day so I have to give them a pass. They also apologized frequently for the wait. Highly recommend Benjamins!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine to Remember
    jwal84
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We're from Virginia and my wife wanted to do Valentine's in NYC. The ambiance was romantic, and she loved it! They offered her a fresh rose at the entrance. The walkway was lit appropriately with candlelight and it was dusted with red rose petals. Our table wasn't ready, but that's understandable on Valentine's Day. The service team was very supportive of each other, especially since our server seemed weeded. The suggested wine pairing for my wife's dinner was appropriate. The next time we're in the city we will be back.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Erica
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Every Benjamin experience is a great one. The food is always excellent. Although it gets crowded and a bit loud in the evening, it's a hot spot and a must visit!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very New York
    Talulahquita
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    It was a great night out! Loved every part of it, except our waiter was not friendly, seemed very stuffy and didn't offer up any info.. Other than that it was a perfect dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely and classic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Great food, Chilean sea bass was awesome and my hubby's Steak was excellent. Great wine list! Will definitely go back Again soon.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was exceptional, our
    LARRY
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Food was exceptional, our waiter, Chris was a pure gem. Very pleasant, helpful with menu and made evening very enjoyable. Will refer restaurant to others. Thanks.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • World class
    KentVIP
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    One of the best steaks that I have ever eaten, and the service was as good as any I have had in my travels. The waiter was not only pleasant, he was very knowledgeable about the wine list (and not only the high end part). My wife and I had not just a wonderful meal, but a wonderful experience. We will be back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must eat here
    MarkT
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Great place with top food and service. Excellent wines!! Can't wait to go again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great steak. As good
    foodforthoughtVIP
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    Always a great steak. As good as Peter Luger's, right in midtown, and they take credit cards. If you've been a few times, the maître'd greets you like an old friend. Make sure you are on an expense account.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    Carolina
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Best steaks ever and the staff are excellent. Very good service on both my visits-one night extremely busy and the other was slow due to Super Bowl but both times it was perfect. Will visit again when in NYC Or visit NYC so I can visit Benjamin's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Din din
    Arenee
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I took my boyfriend for his birthday dinner. The ambience was romantic and the service was excellent. The raw oysters and shrimp cocktail were amazing. Not to mention the delicious porterhouse and onion rings, spinach and mashed potatoes! Not cheap, but we'll worth the $300 for 2.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Shaun
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Seriously they have the best steak I've had so far.... Nice staff, who know what they are doing... Overall I had awesome experience ... I'd love to come back soon...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MEDICARE BIRTHDAY DINNER
    panchi
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    On January 28th I celebrated my 65th birthday.W ewere in New York for shows and pleasure and went to Benjamin's for dinner.Excellent service, lovely ambiance and fabulous food. Expensive but worth it.
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch - Yes, yes, yes!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    Always great food and steaks... Entertained a client and he enjoyed it, even though he only ordered a grilled chicken sandwich. I had the ribeye and loved every bite. Great spot, good food and wavering service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unfortunately disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Great atmosphere and service . Four of us had the steak for three as recommended by the waiter. It was plenty . Great crust but it was not the most tender of cuts. The sides were just adequate... Fries chips onion rings and creamed spinach. Ok but not great . Really nothing special but a nice night out anyway.
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  • Excellent Again !
    nyc2dineVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Our group dined again last Saturday night at Benjiams Steakhouse. The service was EXcellent. Ask to be put in ( Ricky's) section. He has such great customer service skills, always friendly and warm. The steak is great and so is the crowd. We will be back again. Thanks for making it a memorable evening for all. Dawn I
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    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Tobi
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Loved this restaurant. Steaks were outstanding. Service was exceptional from the Hosts to the wait staff. Great location.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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  • Ribeye steak was not as good
    billb
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Ribeye steak was not as good as usual...more fatty and sinewy than normal although all of my guests thoroughly enjoyed their meals. Service was inconsistent and tables on each side of us that came later got served before us and both had the same amount of people and similar dishes. This was noted by all at our table. We also sat for at least 10 minutes when we were seated before a server came to our table. This was my 5th visit to Benjamins and I will return again but if the next time is the same result I'll go elsewhere in the future..
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    good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this restaurant. One
    FeedmeVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    I love this restaurant. One of may favourites in NYC. Come hungry, leave satisifed.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steakhouse in the world
    BobLovestoEat
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    I travel all around the world and try every steakhouse I can. This is heaven in the mouth good. Along with quintessential NYC ambiance. The service is impeccable and I can't say enough about the wine list. If you are in the area, eat the best and leave the rest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is good. But there is
    Grw3623VIP
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    Food is good. But there is something in the ambiance that does not feel elegant. Service does not help in that regard.
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