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Benno, New York, NY

Benno

4.7
4.7
149 Reviews
$50 and over
Mediterranean
Benno is a fine-dining restaurant featuring Mediterranean cuisine, from acclaimed Chef Jonathan Benno. The menu focuses on the area where Italy and France meet at Liguria and Provence, while highlighting additional regions along the Mediterranean coast. The beverage program also explores the unique wines & spirits from these provinces, with options for both cocktail and wine pairings that complement the arc of the food menu.

Located in the land marked and newly redesigned hotel, The Evelyn, the Art Deco-inspired dining room evokes a grandeur harkening back to the gilded ago of old New-York. The design, cuisine, and service at Benno all aim to create a sense of elegance and refinement, but also fun and celebration.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, French, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 451-9557

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jonathan Benno

  • Private party facilities

    Benno features a stunning 30-seat Private Dining Room, available for lunch, and dinner events. The main dining room is also available to be privatized for seated lunch and dinner events of up to 60.

  • Private party contact

    Isabelle Brochard: (212) 451-9557

  • Neighborhood

    NoMad

  • Cross street

    7 East 27th St. between 5th Ave. and Madison

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    By subway: R/W train at 28th & Broadway; 6 train at 28th & Park; 1 train at 28th & 7th Ave.Nearby lot parking available

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What 149 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. KM

    KamlaM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food, wine and service. These truly professional kitchen, dining, food and beverage service providers work together brilliantly....and the result is perfection in the execution of the delivery of fine dining.
  2. MK

    MarcK

    Baltimore

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, stellar service and lovely space. I’ll be back!!
  3. E

    Eliot

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow!!! Unpretentious service!! World class food!! Outstanding wine choices!!
  4. B

    Barney

    New York Area

    117 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top 3 meals of 2019. JB and team fired on all cylinders. Can't wait to return. Benno is easily one of the first restaurants in NYC. Congratulations. Barney
  5. M

    Marguerite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic service and meal - we didn’t want to leave! Compliments to the chef and Benno team. Outstanding experience at Benno and a well-deserved NY Times 3-star review.
  6. e

    eastcoastvoyager

    Richmond

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant but not stuffy restaurant with a wide range of choices in the 3, 4 or 5 item tasting menu. Excellent service and delicious food. My coddled egg with peas, favas and morels was especially good.
  7. VO

    VOnyc

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2019

    overall1food2service5ambience2
    Tiny portions and very expensive
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service, outstanding food. Go. The staff is personable and not intrusive; I wish I knew the name of the gentleman who helped with the wine — tall guy — he was terrific... and the trofie pasta was outstanding!
  9. SZ

    SusanZ

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. The service beyond wonderful. Decor beautiful. It completely blew us away the experience. One guest had many restrictions and all accommodated. .
  10. s

    sdipo

    New York Area

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Benno is always spectacular, and this visit was no exception. The food is delicious, creative and beautifully presented, and the staff is really without equal. This is one of the great ones.
  11. N

    Neighbor

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Art Deco room tucked away in the Evelyn Hotel. Four star service and style but not stuffy. Food was amazing and desserts extra yummy.
  12. S

    Sportsgirl

    Malta

    132 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very elegant and delicious. Only slight blip in the service was our server was mistaken about our drinks.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a lovely time. I came in on a quiet evening on the 4th of July weekend, and I thoroughly enjoyed the exquisite food and expert service. Although this is a fine dining experience with prices to match, it is also an excellent value compared to comparable restaurants in NYC because there are flexible options depending on how many courses you would like and three courses is probably less than what you’d spend for the same number of courses at a restaurant with anything near this level of food. Cooking technique and flavor combinations on display were exceptional. I highly recommend this place.
  14. w

    whomecoach

    Raleigh

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment they brought an amuse bouche of oyster coated with caviar to the rhubarb dessert, the evening was superb. Service very attentive, knowledgeable and prompt. The wine pairings from the coravin selection were exquisite. Certainly deserves the 3 stars from The NY Times.
  15. C

    Chris

    New York Area

    196 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    196 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were last at Benno in February and many months later they have only grown in warmth, precision, elegance, and extraordinary cooking. The room is genuinely soothing without being sleepy and the well-priced cocktails allow a smooth transition into a relaxed dinner that truly lets you feel like you are away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This sense of escape and timelessness is especially welcome in a town that runs on buzz and hysteria. Benno is a major new restaurant and let's hope it's around a long time.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Benno was amazing. Sensational food, beautiful atmosphere and perfect noise level
  17. B

    Briany

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    THE SERVICE AND DECOR WAS SPOT ON. PASTA DISHES ARE THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT
  18. s

    susanl

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent menu-varied choices, all delicious. Beautiful relaxing space. Attentive but not intrusive service
  19. MQ

    MQuinn

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down the best food I've eaten all of 2019. Every course was simple and delicious. Can't wait to be back.
  20. VA

    VictoriaA

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food, high attention to detail. Truly first class all around
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The menu is pricey fir that ambiance
  22. JM

    JonathanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceeded even our highest expectations. Service, food, and wine pairings were impeccable.
  23. DP

    DeadParrot

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always a fabulous experience! The food is extraordinary—creative yet completely reliable, and totally delicious. The wines are superb, and knowledgeably and expertly curated. The room is a joy. And the staff is quite perfect.
  24. LZ

    LorriZ

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2019

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    The food is very good and presentation is amazing. There are many, many servers. It’s very quiet and a bit stuffy and super expensive so it’s not right for everyone.
  25. JG

    JdGNYC

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is tremendously good!
  26. NJ

    NJGourmet

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have little but praise for this sophisticated restaurant with sophisticated food. That said, there were some downsides. Nearly all our food was too salty, though the other herbs and spices were perfect. Pasta portions were too small, though the entrees were adequate. The only weak food link was dessert--the same reaction as we had had previously. I love dessert, but having it as a required course when one can choose from five course categories for a three-course meal is not attractive, especially when, say, the pasta is delicious but not so the dessert. The restaurant is too dark for our taste, and it's too loud when full, due to the hard edges of the antique tile floor (beautiful) and no apparent noise-softening material. Service was excellent, though a little too "present." With a $120 bottle of wine, tip, and tax, the tab was $425. All of that said, this restaurant is a keeper!
  27. CW

    CarolW

    Washington DC

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food and service. Menu is creative and extremely well executed. Love Benno!
  28. w

    wineipedia

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable Cuisine and Service Absolutely a delightful wine list fairly priced
  29. f

    feaster

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A well balanced and flexible menu. Anyone should be able to put together a meal to their liking. The riff on vitello tonnato was outstanding, the halibut perfectly cooked, etc. The strawberry pre dessert was yummy, although the rhubarb dessert was too bland for three of us who ordered it. The room is adult without being stuffy. Service was top notch. Definitely worth many return visits.
  30. J

    Judith

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    My husband and I ate at Benno with another couple on a Saturday night. The service was outstanding - very attentive staff. The food was very good with lots of appealing choices. Best of all, the noise level was tolerable - a rarity in NYC these days.
  31. m

    mad2117

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing!
  32. KL

    KristenL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service. All courses were delicious, the pasta courses being my favorite but all amazing and the perfect portion of each. Each course also well timed out. We felt very relaxed and enjoyed the entire experience.
  33. T

    Tracey

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend! My husband and I went for a much needed long awaited date night with a baby at home. The food was superb - everything delicious and refined. I feel bad for the comis who had to de-shell all the peas but so worth it. We did the 4-course and everything was fantastic - I had the lobster and my husband the beef. The staff was great, especially the friendly bartender as we waited to be seated (we were early). Everything was timed perfectly and I appreciate that we weren’t rushed. The restaurant is beautiful - midcentury modern/Mad Men-esque. Pricey but worth it. Highly recommend.
  34. B

    Beatriz

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect Amazing food Spetacular service
  35. MG

    MichaelG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very understated, thought that would not be enough to eat as the portions were small. The dinner rolls were great and made sure no one left hungry; but the food was the star, well presented and very good. With dinner for two coating North of $300 expectations were very high and for the most part they were met. Special place.
  36. TS

    TurhanS

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A stellar production from Jonathan Benno. One of the best places to dine in NYC: food of exceptional quality served in a civilized setting, backed by warm, efficient and unobtrusive service.
  37. j

    jamess

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10 out of 10. The tiniest of quibbles: I would add slightly more ice cream to the babka dessert. Without question a sensational dining experience.
  38. KA

    KateA

    San Francisco

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved our meal. We visit NYC from San Francisco every year and had enjoyed several dinners at Lincoln over the past few years, so we’re eager to experience Benno. My husband and I each ordered a four-course menu. All dishes were outstanding: oysters, abalone, garganelli, trifurcation, sea bass, lamb, chocolate babka and pear with ricotta — wonderful preparations all! Our server also chose perfect wine pairings. We shall return for sure!
  39. CW

    CarolW

    Washington DC

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service incredible. Jonathan Benno is a food genius!
  40. NG

    NancyG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The service was excellent. We would have preferred a few more dessert choices. The food was very very good and the staff was extremely accommodating and professional The room is somewhat casual but you get to like that. Best of all besides the staff, was the low noise level and lovely background music.

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Benno is rated 4.7 stars by 149 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    7 East 27th St. between 5th Ave. and Madison

  • Neighborhood

    NoMad

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, French, Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    By subway: R/W train at 28th & Broadway; 6 train at 28th & Park; 1 train at 28th & 7th Ave.Nearby lot parking available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jonathan Benno

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 451-9557

  • Private party facilities

    Benno features a stunning 30-seat Private Dining Room, available for lunch, and dinner events. The main dining room is also available to be privatized for seated lunch and dinner events of up to 60.

  • Private party contact

    Isabelle Brochard: (212) 451-9557

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