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About da Benito Ristorante

Exquisite cuisine complimented with our extensive award winning wine list featuring hundreds of names to choose from including the very best from Italy, France and California makes for a unique and memorable dining experience at this top New Jersey restaurant. Attention to detail defines “Fine Dining” at restaurant da Benito. Immaculate white table linens on every table and a professional wait staff will cater to your every wish. Walls full of pictures of celebrities who frequent daBenito will cause you to look around because you never know who you will see. Our menu is as rich in flavor as it is diverse and incorporating local grown vegetables, homemade pastas, aged steaks that rival the best steak houses and fresh wild seafood creates a menu that has to be tasted to be appreciated.

184 Walton Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 11:30am - 10:00pm
Saturday 5:00pm - 10pm
Sunday: Closed

Cross Street:
Galloping Hill Rd

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(908) 964-5850

Website:
http://www.dabenito.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

da Benito Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Casual (4)
Cozy (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Comfort Food (3)
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Tasting Menu (2)
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

When my wife and I arrived at the restaurant there was no one to greet us, there were waitstaff which seem to be running, and I mean literally running all around the restaurant but no one acknowledged us. Eventually the hostess arrived and showed us to our table. After we sat several waiters came up to us and try to take our drink order seemingly like they didn’t know who had our table, we were also asked several times if they could take our dinner order after we had already placed it. There seems to be an ample amount of help just very unorganized . I guess it’s better than being ignored. We had the stuffed clams and pasta fagoli both were very good. For dinner we had the osso bucco and the strip steak again very well cooked and very good for dessert we shared a fruit Napoleon which again was excellent unfortunately we were finished with with our dessert by the time coffee came. I believe that if we had been seated in a different spot in the restaurant we wouldn’t of seen all the problems with the waitstaff, not terrible but we were seated right by the wait station and we saw and heard all that was going on. We will probably give them another chance, based on their food, but perhaps not on Saturday.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Food and service were fantastic. Our servers were attentive to all things food and beverage and the Maitre D' was very knowledgeable and helpful.
Our only complaint was the noise level, some sound proofing would certainly help and it was difficult to have a conversation at a normal volume and/or to hear each other, even though there was no background music playing.

We will definitely be back, we would likely just rethink timing to avoid some of the volume.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 4, 2017

More than likely, this is the best restaurant in New Jersey. The food is second to none. Not just an Italian restaurant. The menu is diverse and the special are amazing. The service and attention are wonderful. Worth every penny.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

I had the pleasure of dining here after many years. The food, service and hospitality were excellent. I can't wait to go back on a Saturday evening.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Food was excellent, everything from the appetizer to dessert. The service was good but they seemed to rush us through our meal, even though the restaurant wasn't crowded. Our dinners came before I was able to select the wine!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service. Great value for money.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Expensive but worth it! Service is impeccable. Food is delicious; I have never had a bad meal there. Most beautiful bathroom I have even seen in a restaurant!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Food is always great and service is impeccable highly recommend!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

The best restaurant I have ever experienced! The food was excellent and the owner was impeccable!

Tags: Disabled Access, Cozy, Late-night Find, Fun, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

A restaurant that is always dependable with an "aim to please" staff. A full bar and comfortable atmosphere make da Benito Ristorante even more inviting . Our dinners were cooked perfectly!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Calimari appetizer was very good, Roasted pepper appetizer that was ordered never came to the table, Waiter apologized, Seafood Ravioli had a distinct fish taste, not pleasant. Angel hair pasta with shrimp and tomato sauce was good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food was good. Service was excellent. Nice meal and nice evening

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We love coming here and have always had a superb meal. The food is cooked with love ❤️ in each and every detail. A favorite of ours.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Exceptional quality ingredients, masterful preparations.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great restaurant with outstanding food and service

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Dinner at Benito's is never disappointing. Service, food & wine are always top notch. I've been dining at Benito's for more than 25 years & all of my guests have always loved the dining experience. Whether you're a picky eater (like myself) or adventurous (my husband) Benito always delivers above & beyond.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Everybody enjoy the food, memorable for our group lunch. keep on coming back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Casual, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Not my first time. The black bass was amazing. This place never disappoints.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Best food and service in NJ ! Been going there for over 30 years and never disappointed.
Always looking forward to the next visit !!!
Benny , Donnie and staff treat you like family ....they are the best !!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The food and the service was excellent. The only recommendation I would make is for an eating / break area for the staff. The bartender was eating a plate of food while perparing drinks and the hostess was having a beer at the bar. This doesnt look professional.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The food was tasty, not really good for children ...for the price it could have been better. Be prepared to take your time, they do cook the meals fresh.

Tags: Business Meals, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Continues to be Best in a Class! Used to go all the time when I worked at Union Hospital. Went again this past weekend to find the food again, excellent. The service, matreD and the chef engaging and impeccable service. Even stayed and watched the Kentucky Derby after our meal was over at the bar. Penne Integrale was shared by my wife and I and the hint of Gorgonzola and roasted beets was tremendous. I had the duck special and it was cooked to perfection. Need to put this back on my rotation as I have enjoyed it every single time. The Moscato at the end of the meal added that Italian Flare that is evident from when you enter.
Dr. Jim.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

One word sums this Restaurant Up "SUPERB" the food is nothing less than OUTSTANDING! The selection is Great the Staff is MORE than Friendly! Always my Special Dinner Selection to visit! If you haven't been here, do yourself a Great Favor & Stop By you WONT be sorry you did!!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Well done from start to end. I was very impressed with the wine list and the varieties available.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Excellent service and superior food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Delicious food and excellent service. Noisy for a Wednesday evening at 8 PM, but crowded, so people must love it. We had wonderful recommendations from several people.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Always love the food and service at Benito's! One of my families favorite restaurants ever!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 30, 2017

The gen of the area. I have been dining in the area for the past 16 years, it always surpasses the others. Food Quality, Wine List, And Service.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

food/service/ was excellent - consistantly good. High end but quality of food is worth it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 25, 2017

I have frequented this ristorante for over 25 years because the quality of the food and overall experience is always exceptional! Their wine cellar is also one of the best, yet unheralded in NJ.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Absolutely superb service & an owner who made sure you were satisfied on ever aspect of the evening without being overly intrusive . Outstanding !!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

de Benito is an always reliable choice for dinner out on a Saturday evening. The staff is friendly and accommodating and the food and service always on the mark. de Benito feels like a throwback to an era when dining out was an experience to be anticipated and yet it has kept pace with the times and delivers on its promise of authentic food in a great setting.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Tonight's dinner was delicious as always, and the service was beyond excellent. The staff always takes great care of us, but tonight they went above and beyond for Dad's 77th birthday.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Food is of the highest quality starting from the ingredients. Tempting selections, skillfully prepared and seasoned, and beautifully presented. All 6 of us loved it!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

First time going there, took my girlfriend out for Valentine's Day and it was out of this world. We ordered 3 courses and everything had SO much flavor. We were the youngest people in the restaurant, and it was pretty expensive. BUT, for that food, I would pay that much again for it. It was the end of a perfect day for my girl and myself.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The food was great, service was very good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Valentines Delight

Been going to Benitos for 32 years. Home away from home

Fabulous team and Bar. Benny is truly a gentleman and one of the best chefs anywhere.
Even on a packed Valentines Day evening he made everyone's dinner delicious and personal.
Benitos is a must

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Tapas, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Valentines dinner. Good food but overpriced .

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The best restaurant in NJ! Delicious food cooked with love, great attentive service, and a great atmosphere.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Benito's never disappoints. The food is excellent, the wine list is superb, and always friendly service. The swordfish special over quinoa was to die for. My wife always gets the 4 cheese ravioli (not on menu) which is as good as pasta gets. Love, love, love this place. So luck it is in our town!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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