About Benares - Tribeca

At Benares, we offer a selection of traditional and regional Indian cuisines that are carefully prepared and presented by our experienced chefs.

45 Murray Street
New York, NY 10007
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Indian, Contemporary Indian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 2:45pm

Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 766-4900

Website:
http://www.benaresnyc.com/tribeca/index.php?action=page&id=1976&location_id=25

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

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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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Benares - Tribeca Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

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Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (9)
Authentic (7)
Business Meals (7)
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Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Spicy (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Vegan (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Casual (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Romantic (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The space is lovely and, unusually in TriBeCa, the noise level is very moderate. We sat at a booth with two large groups in the restaurant and we barely heard them. Portions were large and the food was vibrant and spicy. Menu contains items far beyond the usual dishes found at a typical Northern Indian restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Amazing food. We had the chicken shahi korma and paneer makhani, both were amazing!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Went there as it's our go- to Indian restaurant, tho there are several others a lot closer to where we live. Sharing a lunch special + 2 pieces of poori was more than sufficient for 2 of us + we were surprised by the yummy rice pudding the waiter brought over at the end of lunch.
The maitre d' greeted us like old friends and made us feel very comfortable throughout . I used my $20 Open Table dining reward certificate too, so that made the dining experience even better! Can't wait to return. m.b.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Booked online only to find restaurant. Closed on arrival at booked time. Disaster with no apologies!!!!!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Benares - Tribeca is a lovely Indian restaurant with authentic dishes and a really wonderful staff. I went there to celebrate Diwali and was not disappointed! Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Very nice atmosphere, good food, good service. Great value for money. I hosted a 15 person business lunch there and they handled the table and orders very well. The Tandoori Platter was delicious too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

I was disappointed with the food, my friend and I both ordered the mixed Tandoori grill. The lamb was cold and so dry it was almost inedible. To the restaurant's credit they brought us new lamb that was moist and warm but still very tough. The chicken and shrimp were over-cooked as well. There was a large table of 16+ so perhaps the kitchen was overwhelmed. Service was attentive but don't think I'll be running back.

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·Dined on September 20, 2017

The best tasting Indian food as of yet! Taste and innovative options take 5 stars! Crap appetizer - a must have!

After being seated, service was excellent! A perfect combination of timely, professional and courteous.

Improvements suggested: Upon entering, a host should be available for seating. Didn't receive acknowledgement/smile/courtesy from staff at the bar. Heard noise of trays/similar items dropped quiet a few times.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Spicy, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Nice waitstaff. Enough food for 3+ lunches. Quiet.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 23, 2017

It was fantastic food. Had a great time and could talk with my work colleague as it wasn't noisy.

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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Mediocre Indian food. The Paneer in the Shahi Paneer was not soft enough and the dal wasn't very flavourful

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

The food was excellent, the service was OK .Good value for money. However the bill was wrong: always check!

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Very good and cheap vegetarian food. Good value for money.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Excellent Indian food; friendly staff. I've eaten here a lot and this restaurant changed my opinion on Indian prepared seafood.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Food was incredibly average..

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

Service needs improvement, order incorrect, some food not delivered to table without prompting, staff seem disinterested. The food itself is good, but the service inspires me to dine elsewhere.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2017

This place has some real spice! A lot of Indian food is prepared with less spice to accommodate the American palate, but not this. My dish as well as my friends' dishes were all really spicy and delicious. Highly recommend.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Food and service was amazing. Will definitely be back again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Rushed out - Benares Tribeca has been one of ny favorite lunch spots for years. I guess it may continue to be since the food and the service is great. My major disappointment on this visit, a business lunch, was that we were rushed out after about 45 minutes because the restaurant needed our table to accommodate a throng of guests. Now I made a reservation, had just finished our entrees, and was in the midst of a business conversation when the owner asked if we could please leave because he had a number of large groups arriving. Although he was apologetic,it did spoil the business conversation and proved to be a embarrassing because I was the one who suggested that we lunch at Benares. If I choose to return, i suppose next time I'll ask if we'll be alllowed to stay for longer than an hour.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Great place and very accommodating to your tastes. Waiters very knowledgeable about the food and have great suggestions. Had a lunch prix fix.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vegan, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Always great service and fantastic food

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Great service and friendly staff. Food was very good if you like Indian fare.

Tags: Spicy, Cozy, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Awesome Samosa! Very authentic Indian. Love the Mutter Paneer (in face all their Paneer dish's are great) Saag is not oily like so many places. Crisp naan. Waiter brough raita when asked. Eaten here many times and keep on coming back for the food and for the service - both excellent!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 16, 2017

They kicked us out at 10:30 p.m. Very unprofessional for NYC, especially downtown.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

It was my daughters 1st communion I we were a group of 13 plus a two year old. The staff could not have been more attentive and the food was delicious, authentic & plentiful. Highly recommend!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2017

It was a nice lunch. Menu had good variety to select from. Thanks

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Awesome restaurant. Great staff and ambience. Had the Kadhai goat and it was amazing!

So many other choices to choose from! I look forward to coming back.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Wonderful selections of northern Indian dishes. Tandoori items were particularly good, as were the goat and the mango lassi.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Good food and good service as always

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Beautiful place. Very good Indian food with lots of delicious vegetarian options. Big dishes so can be shared. Three of us got one appetizer, two dishes and dessert, and were full. And pretty reasonable prices for the area. I will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Nice ambience, authentic tasting food, and they have combos that come at a very reasonable price

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2017

I have dined at Benares previously and because I have been impressed with the food and attentiveness of the staff. I decided to host a small dinner party there. Everyone complimented the chef and was pleased with their entrees that they ordered. Will definitely dine again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Everything was great as always and they were so accommodating about the late arrival of my associate.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 24, 2017

I went to the tribecca location with my friend. The food was so flavorful! We got the scallops and the Konkani shrimp appetizer. Both were delicious, a tad over cooked. Then we got the Channa saag (chickpeas and spinach) and the Goan shrimp curry and both were really good. The channa saag is a must! Their drinks are really good too! We tried the dark and stormy and one of the white wines.

Tags: Vegan, Spicy, Fun, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 21, 2017

Super attentive service, great food!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 11, 2017

The food here was simply exceptional, the Pumjabi goat is to die for . The service was excellent also. We can't wait to visit there again from North Carolina.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for a Date, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Very ordinary. Food acceptable. Would not recommend.

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

It was mediocre. The food was not as good, tasteless briyani and the lamb was to sweet. I think the food is overpriced

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

Greeted at the door, on the way in & at the table. Waiter was very friendly but professional & helpful. Food was excellent and priced fairly. Ambiance was pleasant and all together made for a very positive experience.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Fast service, great food. Really nice ambiance!

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