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benjy's in the village

4.2
913 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great for Brunch (937)

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About

Benjy�s in the Village is a restaurant in Houston, Texas that specializes in serving modern American cuisine. The restaurant features casual dining in a sleek and trendy space.

Benjy�s in the Village offers brunch, lunch, dinner, dessert, happy hour and wine menus. Brunch at the restaurant features such fare as classic French toast, ham and cheese omelet, Korean fried chicken, fried catfish and grits and biscuits and country gravy. Lunch and dinner at Benjy�s in the Village offers an assortment of wood oven pizza and small and large plate selections, including kale salad, albacore tuna sashimi, pan seared gulf flounder, braised short ribs and crunchy chicken.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
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Phone number
(713) 522-7602
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Joseph Stayshich
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Private party facilities
The wine room at benjy's in the village overlooks the main dining room. The room accommodates groups of 12 to 22. Food and beverage minimums do apply and vary based on the time of day and the day of the week. Our staff is happy to personally assist you in developing a menu that best suits the needs of you and your guests. Chef's tasting menu and wine pairing dinners are also available.
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Cross street
Kelvin
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Parking details
Ample self parking located directly in front of the restaurant
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Special events & promotions
Join us for Sunday Supper! Three course dinner served every Sunday from 5 to 9.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.0
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3.0
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rayfrommd (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2013

I took two colleagues from Maryland, so we ate a variety of dishes. Both said their dishes were great & showed it by absolutely cleaning their plates (for all dishes, appetizer & entree). They had soup, salmon tartare, risotto & short ribs. I ate the crunchy chicken which was great. I had to take a box home only because I had eaten late that afternoon,

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vipSailingpro (Houston)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2013

Consistently good food and great service. Interesting menu prepared well.

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tina (Houston)
4.0  Dined on October 27, 2013

First time to visit. Food was delicious, service was good, would certainly go again. Noise level very high at noon on a Sunday, but that's okay if you're not expecting quiet and/or intimate. Small place so do make a reservation. We had one, and without it would have been a 35 minute wait.

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vipSunnny (Houston)
2.0  Dined on October 26, 2013

service is not good at peak time and no flexibility at peak time

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Houstonvisitor (Houston)
5.0  Dined on October 24, 2013

Everything about this resturaunt outstanding and the chocolate cake is the most delicious thing I have ever eaten in my life.

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vipfatendo (Houston)
5.0  Dined on October 22, 2013

I brought my friend from Canada to Benjy's for dinner and he loved it so much that we went to Local Foods for lunch. My friend had the Crunchy Chicken, one of my favorites. I had the Asian salad which was perfectly blended. Keep up the good work, Benjy.

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Susie (Houston)
5.0  Dined on October 22, 2013

I have always enjoyed Benjy's as one of my favorite restaurants. The new menu is outstanding with unusual and delicious items. I like the focus on local sources. We tried two new dishes--a kale salad that was outstanding and their new salmon main course which was delicious. I can't wait t go back and try some of the other new dishes!

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kd271 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2013

I came for brunch with my family and service was so attentive and perfect! The food was excellent and it is a funky venue! Highly recommend it.

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FormerHoustonite (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2013

I used to eat at Benjy's regularly when I lived in Houston and made sure to go back on this past visit. The food was great and the muffins before the meal were a unique touch. You can't go wrong with any of the food choices on the menu!

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pianogirl13 (Houston)
4.0  Dined on October 19, 2013

The food and service was good. We only wished they 'd have more light in the room, hard to read a menu , hard to see.Had a better experience at lunch there with day light in the room.

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RecruitingLunch (Houston)
2.0  Dined on October 18, 2013

We arrived at our reserved lunch a few minutes behind schedule. It was noticeable that this was not a huge issue due to the restaurant not being fully booked. When we arrived there was nobody at the counter to greet us and the table we had requested for five had not been set up at that point. In the reservation we stated that we would like a quiet table that was not in the aisle or near the kitchen. After about 7 minutes the hostess came to get us and took us to the first table located by the door... in the aisle. I politely asked her for a quieter table which she said was fine, but did not look pleased. We were sat in one of their booths which was a little big for our group, but out of the way. Service and food were okay at best.

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Wheatenmom (Houston)
4.0  Dined on October 14, 2013

It's the Farm to Table that attracted us. Good locally sourced food and prepared in generally a healthy idea. The Kale Caesar salad was just wonderful.

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Brian (Houston)
5.0  Dined on October 11, 2013

We really enjoyed our evening, the sommelier brought us a beautiful bottle of red wine...dinner was very good and we highly recommend it for any occasion. The bar upstairs was a happening scene and we enjoyed it!

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dkozee (Houston)
5.0  Dined on October 9, 2013

Loved this place. Food was creative, flavorful and fresh. Service was outstanding. I will return. Parking was a little challenging.

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Stephen (Houston)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2013

This was my second time to Benjy's and I really love the food. I specifically picked Benjy's since their website stated that they were serving their wedge salad. Upon arrival, the staff were amazing and our service was outstanding!!!! Unfortunately, the wedge was not on the menu and instead we went with a 5 spice salad - it was an interesting blend, but was not complimentary to the main dish or appetizer. Just a thought - it seemed a bit too complicated. Will be back soon. =)

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