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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (14)
Good for a Date (13)
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Authentic (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Business Meals (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Cozy (4)
Healthy (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Romantic (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Hadn't been there in years, but not sure why. We'll be going more often now! Delicious food & wine.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

A super restaurant with excellent dinner options, outstanding friendly service (and diners) and a gem in the heart of Union, New Jersey. Authentic and very very good

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I can always count on an excellent dinner at Benitos. Service, Food, Wine are always A+

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great says it all.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Loved my dining as Always! The Food is the BEST & the overall experience is Excellent!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

I've been there several times and the food on this last visit was OK.
The seafood appetizers were greasy and the seafood entree was better.
Not as outstanding as in previous visits.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

I found the experience fantastic from being greeted at the door, to quick seating and great service. The menu and specials choices were more than adequate for any taste. The food was served promptly, hot and fantastic to both the eye and taste. Highly recommend Benito's.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Disappointed by the wait staff. Service was not attentive. Prices like these incur expectations regarding knowledge and concern of waiters.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The wait staff was very attentive and the chef came out twice to greet the diners.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Dinner was delicious, and even though every table was taken, we still received excellent service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Best restaurant in New Jersey

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food
Our waiter was stressed and hurried My guess....we were there on New Year’s Eve

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Always a favorite of ours when we lived in N.J. Unfortunately we’re now a 3 hour drive away, but it was totally worth the ride. Brings back great memories, and the food and service are as excellent as always! My black bass entree special was so succulent and flavorful. A true gem of a restaurant!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Wonderful dinner with friends. The appetizer of pasta with bolognese sauce was outstanding. Everyone else enjoyed the goat cheese salad. Loved the Veal Chop breaded with salad on top. Although the steak dishes were enjoyed, the two steaks were very fatty. The Veal Chop with vegetables was wonderful as well. The lovely touch of cookies and biscotti was enjoyed. Would recommend Da Benito for a great night out. Looking forward to New Year's Eve dinner here....

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

A great dining experience. The food was fantastic and the service was very professional.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This is consistently one of the finest restaurants in New Jersey and it has been for a long time

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent meal in all respects. We love this restaurant. Brought friends for their first time and they loved it too. Roasted peppers and all pasta entrees were perfect. Nice cocktails too. Great hospitality. Bravo

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

If you want to try some of the best Italian food in the area, and in NJ in general, pay da Benito a visit. Benito has wonderful menu with ever-changing daily specials. Seafood often dominates the main specials, but they also do wonderful steak and veal specials. Not a meat eater? Plenty of nice pasta choices, including the famous 3-cheese ravioli (which isn't on the menu, BTW).

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Organic
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 (New York Area)·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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food4
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service4
value3

 
 (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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 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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 (New York Area)·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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 (Orlando)·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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