Benares - Tribeca

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316 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Indian

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At Benares, we offer a selection of traditional and regional Indian cuisines that are carefully prepared and presented by our experienced chefs.
What 316 People Are Saying
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MS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is amazing and the food was very flavorful! Enjoyed dinner very much that night :)

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Excellent brunch 👌🏾

VI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not a business venue for lunch..they try to rush you..and seating is too congested..even with a reservation we were given a really bad seating area. Service is very average as well.

KB
Las Vegas
47 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with reasonable prices

EJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Tasty food and great value for the neighborhood. Very noisy and service was spotty, though friendly. It looked like they were understaffed.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant with authentic Indian food in the heart of downtown Manhattan.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and fast/reasonably priced

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Decent food. Very poor service, poor choice of music and too loud.

K
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had samosa and kadahi paneer, good taste. Slightly spicy but I was warned about it. Good for me, not for everyone.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Food was mediocre at best. I was dining with my kids and wife and asked for all of the items mild. It is as if they ignored that request entirely and brought out spicy dishes for everyone. Plus, bathrooms were disgusting and filthy. Would never go back and waste money on this dump.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

excellent food, and wait staff, I would highly recommend

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great. Highly recommend!

NI
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Good ambience and location. Would go there again.

RK
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Pathetic stale food. Poor service. Paneer was so chewy. Felt week old. Zero empathy towards customers

KF
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice atmosphere, although there was a shrieking child that the parents didn't seem to care about. Food was good - especially the chicken tikka masala - and plentiful. Overall, a good dining experience.

E
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The restaurant flawlessly and graciously served our group of 12(!). Different dishes from spicy to plain to the delight of all.

GY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This was the first time I came here for lunch. The lunch option was good but the portions are definitely smaller than the dinner.

This is a good place to come for business lunch. Also good price.

GY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I definitely recommend eating dinner here if you're in the area and craving Indian.

They definitely do Indian food right here. I particularly love that they have a separate menu for the vegan options. The waiter was also very kind and generous to explain the vegan options.

I had the eggplant potato curry and roti. All the dishes came with rice. The curry, roti and rice was very delicious.

I enjoyed it so much that I came back for lunch today.

RF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food. New interpretations on old classics.

KH
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Other than out garlic naan being delayed and then overcharged on our bill, this place has decent Indian food. Recommend if you’re looking for a quick bite to eat!

s
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I give high marks for this restaurant, also menu has many options for vegetarians and vegans

OT
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place!! Best food

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so delicious and the service was amazing! Service was attentive and the flavors of the food were great. They have lunch specials so it’s great for business lunches.

SL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy Indian, great wait staff and a really fun night.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great value for tasty Indian food. Great for big groups and sharing different plates.

J
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I enjoy Indian cuisine but a lot of the casual restaurants in my neighborhood don't have the ambiance that I'd like while enjoying a meal. They also don't offer wine. That's why I liked my dining experience at Benares. Besides serving good food, the ambiance was nice and they have a wine list. Now I know where to go when I want to enjoy Indian cuisine the way I'd like! I recommend Benares to diners.

N
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Very good Indian food. Venue is alright, prices are a bit high.

NG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere and wonderful service. Everything was excellent

MT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food for the neighborhood, excellent service

VG
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Used to be good.

Too noisy

Waitress didn’t knew anything about food

Quality of food worst

Kebabs in starters are microwaved and served

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Just do it.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What s great lunch , awesome vegetarian options, freshly made, manager / owner took great care of us

A MUST Return

RS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Benares! The food was top-notch, as was the service. It has rather upscale decor, warm and inviting. The entry is misleading, you think it is going to be a hole in the wall and then you walk into this beautiful space. Highly recommend!

RF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great range of food choices. The restaurant is wonderful about accommodating special dietary needs. Friendly and helpful staff. A downtown favorite.

OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An incredibly good prix fixe lunch-a nice array of choices at an amazingly reasonable price. Portions were ample and the food was well prepared. The breads were excellent as well. Service was attentive. I’ll be going here again.

C
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here. Very attentive and efficient but unobtrusive service. Came for a birthday lunch with a colleague in a work day. Lunch specials offered a nice selection of appetizers and entrees to select from and rice, naan and dessert were included. Nice unhurried lunch, but we were actually out within an hour and back to the office

EG
New York Area
156 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great place for lunch with friends or coworkers. The lunch menu is a great value.

FA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was good just a little salty

YB
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am an analyst in the area and typically go here for lunch. The food is always great. The staff is phenomenal from the front of the house to the back of the house! At lunch it can get packed because of how great the lunch menu is, however, seating is quick and wait time is short.

RF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently excellent food. A wide range of choices.