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Benchmark Restaurant

807 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem (17)
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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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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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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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
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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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Cross street
5th ave.
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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.
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 807 People Are Saying
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SteveZ (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Nicely laid out space. . Tables were well spaced. Excellent steak and fish Prices were moderate given the quality of the food.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was over price for crappy food not worth it I been to restaurants and spent 3/400 on dinner but was well worth it
U get Wut u pay for but these people is one of the worst
I would never go back or send anyone there #neveragain
Only reason I went I seen good reviews but those people are liars 🤦🏽‍♂️

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Overall pretty good. The crab appetizer tasted “fishy” so it went back unfinished but the duck entree was delicious! Really good wine list. I’d dine here again.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We went for my husband's birthday and found the service to be very rushed and unimpressive.
It was not the level of service we have experienced in the past.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We had dinner here with visiting family this past weekend. The service was very slow and very spotty. Never did get my hot tea after dinner. The food was mostly good to great. The beet / burrata salad was delicious and all the meat options that my fellow dinners ordered looked fantastic. I had the acorn squash and quinoa dish and that was not tasty or pleasurable to eat at all. We've been here a few times over the past 4-6 years, and the service is not usually stellar but usually much better. And this place is not for vegetarians.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was exquisite but the setting, ambience, service and noise levels were well below the expectations we had of such an expensive restaurant.

The entrance was surprising for a restaurant of this price point - a white marquis with outside tables. The real restaurant was at the end of the marquis. The table kept on shaking and the server seemed annoyed by us asking to fix it. The waiters were rushing us - they kept trying to take away our plates when we were not yet done. This happened four times.

Service overall was below par

Sofia (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

I went there for my birthday last week and it was a wonderful experience. great food and the staff went out of their way to accommodate us. Great music also. thank you!

marc01 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

The restaurant was cozy and quiet. The food, especially the fillet minion, was very good.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

I went for restaurant week and it was amazing!!! Had the beet salad, quinoa squash with mashed potatoes & veggies & the pecan bread pudding with bourbon gelato. One of the best meals of my life!! I will definitely be coming back!

howie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Understated elegance , attentive and friendly service, artisinal cuisine.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

We went during the restaurant week and found the food to be average at best. The only thing memorable was there were not many people there so the service was excellent. We won't be returning.

vipFionaP (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Nice place, small and intimate and bit on the pricy side. The food was good but average , not good enough to justify the prices.
We where a little rushed in the end because it was getting late, but still it was a Saturday night and shortly after we left and we’re standing outside chatting the waitress left even if there still where still other patrons still in the restaurant.

Jlbs (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Disappointing from the tiny drink at the bar, no ambience, all the way to very average food (good steak) and service.
While it's not quite terrible yet, there are many better choices.

MarkieMark (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Always wanted to try this restaurant. So did so during Restsurant week.
Lovely space, great menu.
My only criticism is that none of our food arrived hot. It had obviously been plated much earlier. The sauce had set and everything was barely warm.
But maybe that’s what you get when you order “Restaurant Week” menu

kathflem (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Took advantage of restaurant week, also to celebrate birthday since we recently move to a block away. The best foods were the foi gras, ribeye steak, cod, short rib and scallops. The desserts were excellent that finishes up a great meal and evening.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

LOVE LOVE LOVE this restaurant. Food was delicious. Had the spicy lobster salad as an appetizer -so delicious! For dinner we had the ribeye and the salmon with wild mushroom and creamed spinach; fantastic tasting dishes. Dessert you have to go with the bread pudding; it was out of this world good.

5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We went for restaurant week and the menu was incredible. We had the beet salad and scallops appetizer, both of which were delicious. The filet minon was perfectly cooked. The best part was the cookie dough egg roll- a must!

OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

You couldn't ask for much more. Three of us went for dinner after a movie and were all very pleased with our experience.

Nichole (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

This was our first time here and we loved it. Our waiter was attentive and thorough. The food was incredible. Even the music (a playlist) was great. Highly recommend.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We live close by and have been wanting to try Benchmark for a long time, so we had lunch there during Restaurant Week. It was delightful! It's a comfortable and interesting space and our server was charming and very attentive. My ginormous burger was delicious, as were the fries. My husband's short rib was also beautifully done, tender and flavorful. The desserts, especially the sweet egg roll, were creative and scrumptious. We will definitely return for dinner soon!