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About Permanently Closed - Benjamin Restaurant & Bar
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A long-time favorite, Benjamin Restaurant & Bar in New York, NY offers its own take on classic pub fare. Located in a quiet neighborhood, it serves food in a low-key setting and is also a popular spot for after work nibbles.
The menu at Benjamin Restaurant & Bar features all of the classics along with some new twists on classic bar food. There are roasted duck quesadillas and crab cakes with fennel salad alongside enormous onion rings and coconut shrimp. Dinner salads, hearty soups and hefty sandwiches and burgers ensure something for any appetite. With an array of pasta dishes, meat entr�es, thin crust pizzas, seafood and daily specials, Benjamin Restaurant & Bar can be a place for a quick bite or a meal with friends.
New York, NY 10016
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm -12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:45pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Benjamin Catering has been in-house caterers for many of the premium event spaces in the city. We offer drop off platters to full service catering. Great event planners available for your every need. There is no catering company in NYC who can match our quality for the price.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Benjamin Restaurant & Bar - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
Benjamin's is neighborhood restaurant offering consistent quality food and friendly service. Mondays offer a steak or lobster 3 course meal for under $30.00. I've eaten there often when visiting NY and the food is always of the same quality. Good burgers and soup.
Awesome neighborhood restaurant. We either come here or get Seamless delivery from here every couple weeks. The chicken parm is out of this world with a very generous portion of fresh mozzarella cheese; probably one of my favorite comfort food dishes in the city. The people are super nice and it's a relaxed vibe. Highly recommend if you want solid food at good prices with a neighborhood atmosphere.
I and my husband had a very nice time for Valentine's Day at this restaurant. My husband had leg of lamb with fried artichokes, quinoa and spinach. I had the red snapper with spicy crab sauce, linguini and zucchini. Everything was delicious. The service was great as was the price. The lighting was low and soft, but the place could use an updated décor. The only real drawback would be the tight spacing. The back of my chair was up against the back of the diner behind me.
This was my second time visiting Benjamin's and it didn't disappoint. My friend was running late after a doctor's appointment, but the wait staff was kind enough to let me pick a table and get comfortable with a glass of wine. Even though my friend ended up being over a half hour late, no one rushed me or questioned my need for a table. Once my friend arrived, the server came right over and offered to help us get started. Even though we spent some time chatting, no one rushed us to leave.
This is a cozy spot on 2nd Avenue on the corner. You can either request a table with a window and enjoy the view or pick a seat at the bar or near it, a more intimate and private area.
We had wine and fish tacos, but last time we had complete dinners. Both were good.
If I had to pick one area that could be improved it is the seating. The chairs sometimes touch the chair behind you not allowing for enough space to graciously enter or exit table space.
Other than that, I always enjoy my visit to Benjamin's.
At least the beer was good (no exceptional variety, but what they had was ok). Everything downhill from there. Some food just not too bad, other actually inedible. Service reflected in the fact that I had to get up and search for the waiter to pay the (large) bill.
If forced to come after a movie (across the street) KISS - keep it simple, stupid (fries, wings, etc).
The first time we went to Benjamin's (conveniently located near the movie theater) we thought it was a great neighborhood spot with good food. However, our second visit was disappointing. The veal scallopini was gloppy and salty. The burger lacked flavor. (Roasted 1/2 chicken was actually pretty good). Even the coffee was thin and flavorless. At a cheap price this might have been tolerable, but the price was steep for mediocre food.
The menu is perhaps too diverse. Benjamin's might be better off having a smaller, more focused menu that concentrates on doing fewer things well vs. lots of thing not so well.
Horrible experience. Cake was burnt had to request for another, fries were soggy and burnt requested for another but I was turned down. . I was given a shady excuse saying the potatoes were freshly cut.
I was asked to give a tip bit refused and was asked why...who does that.well I told the waitress I ll not give a tip because of poor service
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