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About Benjamin Steakhouse
For serious steak-connoisseurs, Benjamin is a must visit. The restaurant, located in the heart of Manhattan, offers the finest and carefully selected prime USDA meat, dry aged to perfection. Wide selection of wines and vintages for pairing. The 5,000 square foot restaurant features a ten-foot working fireplace, rich chocolate brown leather seating, oak wood paneling, vaulted decorative ceiling, and modern brass amber toned chandeliers.
New York, NY 10017
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 7:30am- 11:00pm
Between Park and Madison Avenues
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please inquire for details.
Parking is available at a public lot on 41st Street between Lexington and Park Avenues.
Grand Central Station (4|5|6|7|S)
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please inquire for details.
Benjamin Steakhouse offers both private and semi-private dining spaces for all manners of business or celebratory occasions.
Benjamin Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews
We ordered prawn cocktail and steak for 2. Steak is over cooked and the meat needs use the Benjamin house sauce to eat. Otherwise it will be too dry. Not juicy tasting in meat. And my wife use flash in camera, and we were so scared about the steak. It is totally dark in 1 side. I understand this way of cooking let us eat the crispy side and could explore different layer of meat softness. But it is really not healthy to body. We decide cut of all dark black surface. Sorry, not a fan of dry-age style of steak.
We liked the Lobster tails very much. One of us had the surf and turf which was enjoyable. There was a problem with the first serving of the filet, as it was full of gristle. The staff very promptly and graciously replaced it and the second serving of the filet was delicious. We would definitely return.
The place didn't meet my expectations. A bit disappointed. My filet mignon was cooked to my liking internally but was a bit too seared on the outside to the point of dryness. Service was average. The waiter took my wineglass away and assumed I didn't want another glass of wine. My husbands experience wasn't any better. I'm sticking with Ruth's Chris.
First time going here and my experience was incredible... The waiter was most pleasant and I don't have words to describe the food... Definitely coming again and would recommend to anyone... It was noisy but that's fine because it made the environment vibrant
My wife and I went to Benjamin's after I saw it advertised in the American Way magazine. We had a light appetizer (Clams) and each ordered the Ribeye and split a baked potato and veggies. The ribeyes were perfect and we enjoys as much as we could eat as realistically we could have split 1 steak between the 2 of us. It was absolutely delicious and may have been the best steak we have ever had.
The environment is a bit noisy although the service is excellent and the food is well worth going.
We had our 13 year old granddaughter and would have loved to have the option for a smaller filet. It was amazingly good but she could not eat it all. Other than being sad to leave such a delicious steak this was an amazing dinner . I asked the name of the wine I ordered and the host brought the bottle for me to see and even poured me another glass. That was so nice. I would definitely put this on my list of restaurants to recommend and to dine again when I return to NYC!!!
I travel to NY several times per year and have a nice steak dinner at least once on each trip. My normal place was booked this time so I rolled the dice on Benjamin's since it was only a few blocks away. I'm sure glad I did. Beautiful restaurant, great atmosphere, friendly staff, and the ribeye was off the charts. One of the best if not the best steaks I've ever had. Already looking forward to a return trip.
If you are going solely for a superb steak and solid sides, this is a great pick.
I personally found the service a little rushed and when you are paying these prices, you should feel nothing but relaxed and at ease.
Our waiter was very helpful with suggestions and despite mixing up fish dishes, was very knowledgable.
Most disappointing was walking in - we did not feel welcome and felt that we were in the way. We were even asked to move while we were waiting for our table, which we would have gladly done, however there was nowhere to go. Just not a very comfortable way to begin this kind of experience.
I don't eat red meat, but my husband tells me it was not in his top 25 steaks ever eaten. He ordered medium and it came a bit under. It was fine but wouldn't necessarily return here unless we happen to be in the neighborhood. My husband also tells me the bourbon pecan pie was amazing. My fish was fine and I like that they have choices of fish, which you don't always get at a steakhouse in the city.
Given the ratings and reviews, I expected this to be a great meal. Simply put, it wasn't. Starting with the food - although a fairly extensive menu, the main menu item, STEAK, was tough, tasteless and not properly cooked. The other items didn't knock our socks off either. The restaurant was loud and cramped, and the service was adequate. I have been to steakhouses throughout the world and this one does not stack up. Would look elsewhere if you are looking for a great steak experience.
The first person who greets you in a restaurant should leave an impression, this female had her eyes glued to the computer screen, never made eye contact and and barely acknowledged our presents. We were 5 minutes early for an 8pm reservation, she said "well get you"..but in 5 minutes we went to the male host requesting a quiet table and was seated promptly and efficiently. Overall service after that was great and food excellent.
Not quiet enough for 4 women to chat.
Food was great, service was attentive and knowledgeable, but the restaurant was incredibly packed and loud at 6 pm. The bar crowd (and noise) thinned out after a while. Tastiest veal chop I have ever had, and the side of mushrooms was spot on. Great bourbon and wine lists. Topped off the meal with some good Calvados. I'll go back.
Ok, so it's not hard to do steak and fries. But there's value in finding a place that does them extraordinary well and has the cozy atmosphere you expect a steak place to have. That's what keeps me coming back. Oh..and the bacon! Close to Grand Central and mid-town hotels, it's a great place to wind down on cold night with a fiery drink and late night snack at the bar, which must include at least one strip of bacon.
A few minutes after paying a $467 check for two, in the midst of a discussion with my client we were approached and told that others were waiting for our table. In more than 35 years of dining at some of the best restaurants in the world I have never had this happen to me – nor had my client.
The venue is breath-taking! High ceilings, great finish, very tasteful decoration.
But then it goes a bit downhill...
The manhattan and the old-fashioned I had were mediocre at best. The service was friendly but they took away drinks before we finished them which is one of my pet peeves.
The rib-eye my friend had was fantastic but the filets that I and another friend had were mediocre at best. Mostly no char, the meat wasn't tender but rather chewy. The creamed spinach was ok, the steak fries were great!
Overall a nice experience in terms of ambiance but the food and drinks just weren't en par with other great steak places in this price category. I certainly had higher expectations.
As we were leaving I started talking the General Manager who explained a little history about the restaurant and what the plans are for the future. We were on our way out but ended up having drinks at the bar. Both are steaks were cooked perfectly. I had the bone in ribeye mr and my friend had a filet m. Our sides were mashed and asparagus . No seasons needed .
For my husband’s birthday I wanted to take him to a very good steakhouse. Looked in Zagat’s and saw that Benjamin’s is #3, but the first two are in Brooklyn and we are in Manhattan. Some negative reviews had me worried, but last night we had one of the best steak meals ever. The restaurant is large with high ceilings and additional seating on the second floor. We got one of these, overlooking the restaurant, which gave us a bird’s-eye view.
The service was impeccable, a veritable army of waiters everywhere I was impressed by their flow When food arrives for a table, everyone jumps in to serve a plate. They are all looking around to see what needs to be done, creating a smooth flow. I observed that the manager, who seated us, seemed to be everywhere— both upstairs and down—all night long. We had the oysters (blue point from Long Island), a steak for two, creamed spinach and steak fries. My husband loves Spanish wines and was delighted with their selection so an excellent Viña Mayor Ribera del Duero 2009 accompanied our meal.
We New Yorkers compare every steak to Peter Luger’s. Ours was right up there, just as good, tender and flavorful. We ordered medium and got medium, pink and juicy. Cheese cake and chocolate mousse cake finished our meal. Hubby raved about the cheesecake, said that unlike most cheesecakes, it was very light.
We waddled out of Benjamin’s and walked for many blocks, full and satisfied after a truly delicious meal and a memorable evening.
Dinner was $230 for 2. Expensive but not unusual for a great NY steakhouse. THIS IS NOT
Seated 30 min after our mid-week reservation time
Complimentary bread nice - except it was stale and (probably) a day old
Butter for bread not merely cold, actually frozen
Noise level excruciating. Cannot talk to your adjacent partner without yelling. Forget talking across table
Steak was good - not exceptionable
Seems a good 20-something pick up spot, not a serious, expensive steakhouse
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