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!
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!
Food was great. Service was mediocre; I’ve experienced friendlier servers there. But still an overall pleasant and enjoyable experience.
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.
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
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!
Food is always great! Perfect place to bring out of town friends - they were super impressed!
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.
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
Great food and great service. This was exactly what we were looking for before heading out to the Barclays Center