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Date
Thu, 4/26
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10:00 PM
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da Benito Ristorante

4.7
270 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Notable Wine List
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday 11:30am - 10:00pm
Saturday 5:00pm - 10pm
Sunday: Closed
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Phone number
(908) 964-5850
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Galloping Hill Rd
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 270 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I've been dining at Benito's for 30 years. 30 years later I'm never disappointed. In addition to the menu Benito will also cater to your preferences/dietary requirements. Always an enjoyable experience.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always an incredible experience excellent from start to finish!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Second time dining with Benito's. The food and service were excellent. Really enjoyed the roasted chicken so much I ordered it again. This entree was flavorful with a nice crisp skin and tender breast. Both salads on the menu were nicely prepared and offered up a lot of flavor. I wanted to try the black sea bass entree but they were offering the red snapper in its place with same preparation. Hopefully the sea bass will be available soon. Coffee and dessert rounded out a very enjoyable dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The food was fabulous, the drinks well prepared, the wines were remarkable, the service second to none and the atmosphere is great. Never disappointed in all my years of dinning at da Benito’s Ristorante!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

da Benito's has been a favorite restaurant of our for close to 30 years now. Each time we go back my wife and I are never disappointed. They service is impeccable, the food is over the top delicious (I particularly enjoy the gondola ravioli my favorite) and the atmosphere is excellent. We particularly enjoy the wine room and the surroundings. Our waiter Lorenzo has been a favorite of mine and we look forward to going back soon.

Benito and Donny have a run a great restaurant and always make you feel welcome and special. if you are looking for a 5 Star restaurant in Central NJ, this is the place to go.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Enjoyable dinner, food and service were excellent and wine by the bottle reasonably priced. We are planning to return soon.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Excellent food and Service! Wait staff was very accommodating to our group.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great says it all.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Best restaurant in New Jersey

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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....

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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).

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on September 12, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service. Great value for money.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Food is always great and service is impeccable highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on August 12, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Exceptional quality ingredients, masterful preparations.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Great restaurant with outstanding food and service

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