Ben and Jack's on 5th Avenue
Ben and Jack's on 5th Avenue

Ben and Jack's on 5th Avenue

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.benandjackssteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 2125327600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:45am - 3:45pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 3:45pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:45pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 28th & 29th Streets
  • Public Transit: 6, R & W trains to 28th Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Ben and Jack's on 5th Avenue
Ben & Jack, long-time waiters of Peter Luger's Steakhouse, have opened a beautiful restaurant in the Flatiron District of Manhattan. We offer prime, dry aged porterhouse steaks and a dazzling assortment of steakhouse favorites. Our chef, also, comes from Peter Luger's. Frosted, etched glass rooms are available for private parties. All major credit cards are accepted. Visit our website and take a tour!
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Ben and Jack's on 5th Avenue reviews from OpenTable diners
112 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (56)good for groups (54)fit for foodies (35)romantic (32)notable wine list (30)neighborhood gem (27)great for lunch (23)great for outdoor dining (21)great for brunch (9)scenic view (8)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (5)Show More
  • Great place to eat a steak
    MalibuahVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    As so many of the traditional steak chains this one rates very good and has been consistent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Good/Service Snooty
    LANY
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Been here before, hardly a regular. Service can be spotty. Food is good, though. This time the server was a tad temperamental. Sometimes being friendly is associated with a type of tourist that some servers try to steamroll. When the problems were identified the server became aloof and deserted us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good service, okay food
    NYChic
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    I appreciated that our reservation was held although part of our party was late. For a Friday night though, it wasn't packed. The food was okay, nothing to call home about. The service was good, our waiter was fun and energetic. According to others in my party, the fruity martinis were good; tasty and strong enough.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Pleased !
    saberjan
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    I was going to be in NYC for a work trip and wanted to plan one nice dinner with my co-workers. In knowing in was restaurant week there, I randomly chose Ben and Jacks from their website and pre-planned menu. We were very pleased when we arrived and were seated immediately. The service, atmosphere, decor and most of all the food was wonderful. It gave us the total feeling of NYC that we we looking for. It just felt great be there and we had a wonderful experience from start to finish. You would never know that it was the last night (and a Friday) of restaurant week by their smooth delivery and and service with a charm.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My wife and I decided to give
    DPG4153
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    My wife and I decided to give Ben and Jack's a try last Friday night. Our experience was mixed. The staff were all very pleasant and professional. The ambiance was that of a steak house, not overly romantic, but it seemed clean and the tables were larger and spaced better than many other NY restaurants. On to the food. The only total miss was the soup of the day. It was (beef with rice) a weak broth with over cooked chunks of vegetables that tasted like it came out of a can. The rest of our dinner, filet mignon and a salmon plate, were excellent. We also chose a bottle of wine to accompany our dinner, a 2009 Jordan Cabernet, which was also very good. Overall, it was an enjoyable experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ben & Jack's
    GCee
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Great food! It was a great deal to try 3 courses (an appetizer, entree, and dessert) for Restaurant Week as it is very pricey normally. The service was great and attentive, and the food did not disappoint!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The 3 dishes are in large
    Funtoeat
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    The 3 dishes are in large portion. The Mushroom Filet Mignon is really good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    The staff's attention to detail and quality of the food were excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An overall great experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Food was prepared as requested. Filet mignon was excellent. Broccoli was cooked just right. Waiter was very polite and made you feel welcome. An overal great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great overall
    Alex
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    This was my first time there. It was part of NYC restaurant week lunch. The portions were actually bigger than expected. The meet was perfectly cooked. People were really nice and respectful since the moment I walked in. Well definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Timer
    KellyG
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    My husband and I was very impress with everything..our waiter was Amazing, friendly and efficient, we had the Porterhouse Steak for two cooked exactly they way we requested. The spinach was cooked just right and the waiter referred the German Potato for Two and the The Jumbo Lump Crabmeat was delicious. I have no compliants...we will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dining experience
    NYC97
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    I've been to this restaurant twice and both times the dining experience was solid. My favorite part is dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attentive Staff & Amazing Steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    I went to this restaurant to celebrate my birthday and the food and service was amazing. First off, our waiter was very attentive. He made sure who's birthday it was and the name of the person's birthday so they'll know when its time to sing the birthday song. During our meal he occasionally came back to check on us to see if everything is okay. He was well-mannered by saying "thank you" and "my pleasure." He also took the time to serve the appetizer on our plates (not that we couldn't do it ourselves, but he was really nice). The food came at a consistent pace and the interior looked relatively upscale. I had a filet Mignon and it was the first time I had it with some mushroom sauce. It was very tender and cooked to perfection. Must go!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awsome...Again!
    MTLfoodie
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Every review should be take with a grain of salt, I've see many mediocre reviews of this place. Let me tell you coming from MTL and being a regular visitor to NYC this place is on the top of the list for STEAK and service. The wine list is good, but the food is off the charts! You can't go wrong with the basics; Ben & Jack Salad, steak for two " rare of course) with any dessert + schlog!!! I'd like to thank Ronnie our awsome waiter this time, but everyone there is great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great steakhouse
    newnycVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    The restaurant week menu was superb! Ben and Jack's is a wonderful steakhouse
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cheaped out on restaurant week
    EDMAR
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    All i really have to say is that during restaurant week my dish did not look fresh. It seemed that I had my pasta reheated in he microwave and served it to me. nothing really special of this restaurants' atmosphere either.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time at Ben and Jacks
    Alcirita
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Food is delicious. Good portions. They are very friendly. Service is great. I recommend it for any occasion. The only thing that I would like them to improve is their desert menu. Or perhaps, what I had was not what I was expecting. I had the chocolate mouse.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ben and Jacks seems to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Ben and Jacks seems to be a typical steak house. Service was good as you would expect but nothing too extravagant. The steak was ok but I've had better. Came for restaurant week but on normal days, I probably won't come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a good time here.
    Tiffany
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    We just got in from Charlotte visiting NYC. We didn't eat until 10pm, but we had a good time. I'm not sure I would come back--not because it was a bad experience. Just because we didn't have an AMAZING experience. It was good. It was fine. Just nothing to write home about. I did get the filet with mushrooms and that was good. Mash potatoes were just, eh, mashed potatoes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service, Food Ehh, Quiet
    chelsetechybaby
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Maybe it was restaurant week, but the restaurant was empty, almost too awkard. What kind of steakhouse does not have a gg like palms salad. There house salad was lettuce with dressing on it. Steak was decent. Dessert was good. Service was excellent. Would not go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • There are better steaks joints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    I went here for restaurant week and was very disappointed. The steak was just not seared properly. Service was so omnipresent, it was annoying. I almost got ran into by 2 waiters.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Steaks were perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    We visited the restaurant during restaurant week and we tasted the offered dinner. Meat (we had fillet mignon and sirloin steak) was perfect. We ordered it medium and it was medium. Salad had a very tasty dressing and the dessert (cheesecake) was soft and creamy. I asked for a glass of red wine and the very friendly server brought one in perfect temperature and perfect taste.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    vale
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    Everything about the restaurant was great. The servers were very helpful and amicable. The food was delicious and the steak was cooked to perfection. I was expecting small servings like regular manhattan upscale restaurants but the food was definitely filling and amazing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We decided to try Ben & Jack's for our restaurant week outing, preferring steak houses during this time. Received a warm welcome from the host & manager upon arrival. We both had two drinks from the bar which were very well made. Greatly appreciated. Our waiter, Ilron, was terrific. Very attentive and personable. We both had the Steak--prepared to perfection with delightful flavor. The broccoli was steamed perfectly, with that slight bite, not mushy and vibrant green. The mashed potatoes were creamy and full of potato flavor. I fully enjoyed them as I usually don't like restaurant mashed potatoes. Enjoyed the dessert but prefer savory when out. Will absolutely revisit in the future. Hope to have Ilron again!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • out to dinner
    Deeski
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Went there for dinner with my wife for restaurant week, had a great time, the food was excellent, the wait staff was attentive and the atmosphere was really nice. I would go back for a romantic dinner or special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place for get together
    EveP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    good food... good service....good noise level... would go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I very much enjoyed the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    I very much enjoyed the food especially the slab bacon appetizer dipped in a little of the Ben & Jacks steak sauce. I just felt really rushed. Our entrees were bought out as soon as we finished our appetizers and when we asked for a break before they bought out the desert the waiter waited all of two minutes.
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  • Waiter rushed us.......
    NYChungry
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Waiter rushed us. Presentation of food lacked luster but was delicious and ample.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • first time at restaurant just
    deliciousVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    first time at restaurant just went for lunch burgers gr8 service gr8 will return for steak
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    loveSteak
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    This was the second time I dined at Ben & Jack's, and both times I was extremely satisfied with the food. Since the restaurant was packed, the waiters were running around, but still, they were really friendly and helpful with any questions. Real 5 star experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for Restaurant Week
    wineloverVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    I went here for Restaurant week and enjoyed it. I don't think the food would be worth the prices on a normal day. I had a filet and it was very tender but they smothered it an a terrible sauce. I liked that the steaks came with masked potatoes and veggies as most steakhouses are alla carte. The servers were very nice and did not rush us at all. After being served dessert I sat there for at least 45 minutes having a conversation with my friend and they did not offer to bring the check until I asked for it. I thought that was a nice touch.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, Good Atmosphere!
    xio9VIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    I went to Ben & Jacks during restaurant week and there was a great option of choices for the main meal and the food was very tasty! Services was good and waiters very attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Steakhouse
    knmDE
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    A really good steak house. Rib eyes ( med-well) were spot on . Creamed spinach was good too. The seafood sampler appetizer was well balanced and fresh. A good dining experience overall; note I am not a wine drinker but they house an extensive selection of wines. Alas after all the good eating in the first and second courses there was no room for dessert though the Holy Bull was tempting . Staff complete the package with very high level , efficient service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great steak, side orders though...
    fyrisle
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The filet mignon and sirloin steak my wife and I shared were delicious but the mashed potatoes were barely warm, the salad was okay and the bread was served cold. While I would definitely return their for the steak, I may forgo the side orders next time.
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  • Valentine's Dinner
    IainfromEngland
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    As a visitor to New York, Ben and Jack's made a fantastic location for Valentine's Dinner. I was amazed by the food, the breadth of the wine list and the friendliness & helpfullness of the waiter in chosing the right dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak
    Peta7979
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We had a great meal at Ben and Jack's. Started off with very plump and delicious raw oysters. Had to be near the best oysters I have had. Had two slices of thick cut bacon, also wonderful. Then had a porterhouse for three for the four of us. Was cooked to perfection. A great meal had by everyone. Will certainly be back for more!!! Peter K.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was ok, no particular
    BorisNYCVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The food was ok, no particular complaints, other than nothing really stood out, as you would expect for the money. The service was a bit busy for my taste and a touch disorganized. Overall, the place is fine, just a tad provincial. Not quite stacking up to the rest of the steak house competition in the city. To me, it doesn't quite warrant a second visit, given other choices in the similar price range.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bravo for Ben and Jacks
    Steakjunkie
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    I entertained my boss from Europe this week there. The Double Tree Hotel recommended this as a great place for a steak, close by. It was our first time and the meal and service could not have been better. We selected a "perfect" bottle of wine, and were served one of the best, most flavorful ribeye steaks I have ever tasted. Hot (but not too hot as in some places), juicy and what flavor! What a great meal and a great experience: service, wine, food and decor; everything was excellent! I would highly recommend Ben and Jacks to anyone looking for a great place to dine in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As good as any of the steakhouses
    BeeGee
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    As good as any of the steakhouses in NYC that I have visited, and better than some of the more notable ones imho. The porterhouse was delicious and PERFECTLY cooked medium rare as requested- slight char on the outside, pink band and then a nice deep pink to red center. Couldn't have asked for a better one ! The bacon appetizer was also a huge hit. Service was excellent. Ben and Jack's is now on my short list of special occasion places to eat in NY.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappointed!
    Disappointed
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We have been dining at Ben and Jack's for several years and have never been disappointed by either the food or service. it is definitely one of our favorite restaurants. Thank you Ben and Jack for making it a pleasure to dine with you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate