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Benchmark Restaurant

4.3
782 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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Located in the heart of Brooklyn's Park Slope, Benchmark features a New American menu focused on pasture-raised animals and locally-grown produce. Chef Ryan Jaronik has created a diverse menu that melds the traditional and the contemporary with global influences. Featured is a section of à la carte steaks and chops offering up to five different cuts, including a 24oz Bone-in Ribeye and an 11oz Filet Mignon. Other favorites include Duck Confit Salad with Frisée, Lardons and a Poached Egg and a Trio of Beef Shortribs.

Between the '20s & '40s, the space that now occupies Benchmark was used as an icehouse and major way station for goods that that arrived on the banks of the Gowanas Canal. While excavating, several "benchmarks" (surveyor's marks) were found, along with architects' tools, some of which are displayed on the restaurant's walls. Benchmark's rich history and naturally rustic interior is enhanced by warm exposed brick, arched windows and spacious garden seating.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11 am - 3 pm,

Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10 am - 3 pm;

Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 5 pm - 10 pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 5 pm - 11 pm, Friday - Saturday: 5 pm - 12 am
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Phone number
(718) 965-7040
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Cross street: 5th ave.
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What 782 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Stout cocktails, great food and service. The seared foie gras was perfect and the wet aged bone in ribeye was done really well with a nice crusty sear without being overdone!

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vipIndigo (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on January 3, 2018

David- the afternoon waiter is always friendly and accommodating! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the burger on brioche with the AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING homemade french fries.

Have been going there for years- specifically for the burger + fries!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on January 2, 2018

Food was great. Service was mediocre; I’ve experienced friendlier servers there. But still an overall pleasant and enjoyable experience.

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SundJo 
2.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

My boyfriend and I had really high expectations coming in. While the ambience and lighting was wonderful and romantic, our waitress was rather unpleasant with a haughty air. The impact was that this made us feel less than welcome. The food was underwhelming and tasteless; our dessert of "strawberry shortcake" was leftover French toast with whipped cream and unripe strawberries on top. The prices do not match the quality of service or food.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

I went to Benchmark for traditional Brunch on New Years Day with my husband and 2 sons. The menu is interesting with both breakfast and lunch offerings. Service was excellent, the food was very good and we will definitely return

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Lori (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

We have been to Benchmark before for dinner as well as New Year's Eve dinner - the price is extremely reasonable, especially given how many choices are provided (more than the usual 3 at most places). The only issue (which wasn't an issue for us but probably impacted the owners of the restaurant) is that due to the frigid temps, they didn't seem to be able to use their heated extension tent (as they have in the past) so the number of covers/table turnover was probably a lot less than on prior New Year's Eves when that area was usable. It probably was impossible to keep the tent area warm enough for dining comfort and/or would have been cost-prohibitive from a profitability standpoint. I think the fact that they made this decision (the correct one in my opinion and those dining with me) is another reason that my group will be back here again - the owners didn't sacrifice their service or their clients in order to make a buck. A true neighborhood gem that is still a pretty well-kept secret!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Food is always great! Perfect place to bring out of town friends - they were super impressed!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Benchmark is a great restaurant. My son and I really enjoyed our meal. He wanted steak and I am a vegetarian. I found the options to be plenty.

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Foodie11213 
4.0
Dined on December 10, 2017

Although we did have a reservation we were made to wait 15 minutes for our table. I understand scheduling is hard (we both used to work in the industry), however, during that time we could have been sold nice cocktails, were any kind of menu provided. Too bad... The server seemed a little bit overwhelmed.
Food was very good as usual. Don’t go there if you’re a vegetarian since their forte is (delicious) meat :D

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food and great service. This was exactly what we were looking for before heading out to the Barclays Center

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11 am - 3 pm,

Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10 am - 3 pm;

Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 5 pm - 10 pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 5 pm - 11 pm, Friday - Saturday: 5 pm - 12 am
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Cross street
5th ave.
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(718) 965-7040
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Catering
Bring the delicious farm-to-table, New American experience to your home, office or event space. Please inquire with our Events department, 718-965-7040.
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Parking details
Street parking and public lot.
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Public transit
Take R to Union Street or F to 4th Avenue/9th Street.
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Executive chef
Ryan Jaronik
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Private party facilities
Benchmark Restaurant is centrally located in Brooklyn's bustling Park Slope neighborhood. The restaurant features an intimate, rustic interior enhanced by warm exposed brick and arched windows. Benchmark also has a spacious outdoor garden that seats up to 52 guests.

Chef Ryan Jaronik's New American menu features diverse cuisine that melds the traditional and the contemporary with global influences. Your event can feature a family-style or coursed menu paired with excellent wines, craft beers or artisanal cocktails. The restaurant hosts semi-private events and private buyouts for up to 100 guests.
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Private party contact
Benchmark Events: (718) 965-7040
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine