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da Benito Ristorante

263 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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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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Cross street
Galloping Hill Rd
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 263 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

viptommy (New York Area)
4.0  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

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Stagecoach (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great says it all.

DianeSlip11 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

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

vipSteveB (New York Area)
3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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.

vipwestie18 (New York Area)
3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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

eatswell (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Best restaurant in New Jersey

Gloria (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  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!

vipvidalia (New York Area)
5.0  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....

npjohn (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

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

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

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

vipBobG (New York Area)
4.0  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

ChrisH (Philadelphia)
5.0  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).

RichP (New York Area)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  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.