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benjy's upper washington

4.3
4.3
868 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The benjy�s on Upper Washington Avenue in Houston, Texas offers both a lounge and dining room. The lounge offers a happy hour menu and the dining room serves lunch and dinner, as well as brunch on the weekends. The lunch menu at benjy�s fits both light and hearty appetites with salads, sandwiches, wood oven pizza and large entr�es such as braised short ribs and 12-ounce NY strip. The dinner menu at benjy�s also offers wood-oven pizza and a number of large plates including fennel crusted swordfish, Scottish salmon, angry shrimp and Texas Buffalo burger. The pistachio empanada is ideal for completing the meal. Local draft beer is on tap to quench your thirst. Wine is also offered.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday 11:00am - 3:00 pm; Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Phone number
    (713) 868-1131
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Mike Potowski
  • Private party facilities
    The wine room at benjy's upper washington has a maximum capacity of 50 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Manager: (713) 868-1131
  • Neighborhood
    Northside
  • Cross street
    Knox
  • Parking details
    We offer both self parking in our private lot as well as complimentary valet parking.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 868 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience

NoiseModerate

868 Reviews
  1. UltimateWarrior

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Been here for brunch twice in the last month. Tried the Shrimp and Crab Omelette once and Benjy's Breakfast Plate the other. Neither was particularly amazing. The omelette was rather tasteless, and the Breakfast Plate was solid, but the chicken sausage was odd tasting. They do a Bloody Mary right and the staff is attentive and courteous. Get there early (11ish) if you want to walk in, it starts to get crowded after that time.

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  2. MrsKateSmith

    Houston

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2013

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We should have known something was wrong when the parking lot was half empty and the restaurant wasn't even half full at 8:15 on a Saturday night. It took 10 minutes for our server to come to the table and another 20 to get our drinks. The menu has completely changed and over half of the ingredients listed are things 90% of consumers wouldn't know. The server informed us that the chef changed the menu in an effort to get patrons to "share dishes and stop ordering the Crunchy Chicken." I loved the Crunchy Chicken, why mess up a good thing? Our dishes weren't anything as they were described. Goat cheese grits had no goat cheese flavor. The risotto was overpowered with herbs and the pork was bland. So disappointed.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Both the food and the service were exceptional. Will definitely visit benjy's again!

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  4. HJF1

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Really nice attentive service without being overpowering. Great choice of food and drinks. A little noisy - acoustics are bad - but not too extreme. Will definitely go back.

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  5. Cookster

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Dining at Benjy's was thoroughly enjoyable. The food was delicious, and the menu offered items that were different without being "kooky". Very innovative, very satisfying. The Washington Avenue restaurant is beautiful with a luxe atmosphere, with leather seating and a variety of table sizes.

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  6. Meby85

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Benjy's is our favorite restaurant. We decided to go for my boyfriend's birthday because he loves the crunchy chicken. When we learned that the crunchy chicken had changed, we were upset but still ordered it anyway. It turned out to be BETTER and we loved it! We followed it with the amazing "Mom's Chocolate Cake" and the dinner was nothing short of perfect.

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  7. Lizzie

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friends and I went before the theatre and were excited by the menu. I had the shrimp and grits which were yummy, although very rich. The others tried different omelets. Portions were large. Hmmmm.....and definitely the blood orange mimosas.

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  8. Hookem720

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After going to Benjy's many times for brunch, lunch, and dinner, I visited again with some out of town guests. Again, the service was excellent and the food was delicious. I had the brisket stack this time, which was extremely tasty, but that didn't stop me from eating several bites of my husband's fried chicken, which is my fave! Thanks again!

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  9. sonya

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came to the restaurant for the first time to brunch in Sunday. I brought my (Sometime pretentious) foodie friend from out of town and we were both super pleased with out meals and service. My crunchy chicken and his brisket stack were flavorful and very filling. Not to mention the mimosas were quite potent. He and I can't wait to have dinner there.

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  10. MikeG

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the farm to table dinner, food and drinks were fantastic!

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benjy's upper washington offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 868-1131.

benjy's upper washington is rated 4.3 stars by 868 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for benjy's upper washington

5922 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77007

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Knox
  • Neighborhood
    Northside
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday 11:00am - 3:00 pm; Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    We offer both self parking in our private lot as well as complimentary valet parking.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mike Potowski
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (713) 868-1131
  • Private party facilities
    The wine room at benjy's upper washington has a maximum capacity of 50 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Manager: (713) 868-1131
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