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About Benoit Restaurant and Bar

Open since 2008, Benoit New York is the third member of internationally-acclaimed Chef Alain Ducasse’s Benoit family – which also includes the bistro in Paris since 1912 and Benoit Tokyo.

In New York, guests enjoy a warm and authentic experience and a menu filled with traditional bistro dishes with a modern flair. In 2016, the restaurant underwent a renovation, bringing a contemporary New York City touch to the classic French restaurant.

60 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Bistro, Contemporary French / American

Hours of Operation:
Restaurant - Open Daily
Lunch (Mon-Fri): 11:45 am - 3 pm
Brunch (Sat & Sun): 11:45 am - 3 pm
Dinner: 5:30 - 11 pm

Wine Bar - Open Daily
11:45 am - 11 pm

Cross Street:
Between 5th and 6th Avenues

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(646) 943-7373

Website:
http://benoitny.com/

Entertainment:
Connect with Benoit New York on Facebook , Instagram or Twitter.

Catering:
Catering available through our Private Dining department.
Please contact events@benoitny.com for more information.

Public Transit:
Subway:
57 St [F]
5 Av/53 St [E, M]
57 St – 7 Av [N, Q, R]
7 Av [B, D, E]
47-50 Sts - Rockefeller Ctr [B, D, F, M]

Executive Chef:
Laëtitia Rouabah

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Benoit New York offers guests an authentic and charming experience and a menu of French bistro classics and contemporary twists by Alain Ducasse. Located on the second floor, Les Salons and L'Officine welcomes guests for various types of events.

Benoit Restaurant and Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (40)
Fit for Foodies (36)
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Good for a Date (29)
Romantic (26)
Notable Wine List (25)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Business Meals (21)
Great for Lunch (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Cozy (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Casual (11)
Fun (9)
People Watching (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Seasonal (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Fabulous classic french food in a classic brassiere setting!
Escargot as good as in Paris, bread, butter onion soup all delish..
Wait staff is as professional as in Europe~ really care about your experience!!
expensive...but worth it!!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great place, great cuisine, the bar area has great service from Rene.

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

We had spent 5 weeks in France and Spain this summer and had been to Alscae on a previous trip. We were looking for a meal to bring back some of those memories. Did not disappoint. My Duck was perfect and my wife loved her tarte flambe ( just like Alsace). Service was excellent.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Food is consistently really good. Having eaten there several times in the last 2 months
Service not up to the same standard as the food. Service is not bad just not as good as the food.
Fantastic all round relative to every other French Brasserie. Reminds me of Les Halles but with a higher level of refinement

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was mediocre, chicken dry and mostly uneaten. Staff could not have cared less.
Service in general was slow and unresponsive. Slow wine service, although good selection and value by the glass.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Paris without the need to travel. Everything about this restaurant clicks.
Absolutely authentic and charming.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Staff and service slow and dismissive- food was ok - but they treat you like you have three heads - not worth it - La Bonne Soupe just a few steps down is a much more enjoyable experience

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent experience in all facets: Food , Service and setting. The Sunday Brunch was a delight and we will most certainly return!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent meal from start to finish

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Authentic French cafe/bistro/restaurant near Rockefeller Center. The place was very charming and the food, service, ambiance and service was wonderful. Expensive, but worth it.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fun, Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent for business lunch.
The layout provides comfortable space, privacy and openness to it - a simple zen quality.
The food portion was un-American with smaller amounts but still filling enough to require a long walk in Mid-town afterwards. I had the bourguignon which usually is salty because the big pot used to cook it is placed over a low simmering heat and becomes condensed. This one was not and seemed just perfectly timed for my order - meat and vegetables were firm and succulent. Dessert sizes were generous, just like in France.
Waiter was slow in coming around, thus it became a long 2 hour lunch. In France, they do that on purpose. Not ideal for me where I need to get back to the office in an hour.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent service! Great food. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Food was very mediocre. No flavor and quite expensive for what it was.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Wonderful bistro. As close to Paris as you can get in New York City. Given the highquality of the drinks, food and wine, it is also a great value compared to other restaurants of this type. An overall wonderful experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 5, 2017

the food mediocre and the service so bad and ignorant my husband ordered the Bass and it was over cook I ordered scallops they were so dry I called the waiter but they didn’t care will never back to this restaurant again

Tags: Live Music
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great--as always. Every time I come to New York, I try to fit it in.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a reservation for 4 people last week and frankly feel that a typical Parisian bistro at any location does better French food and especially service. Since we frequent France often, we consider ourselves Francophiles who love to dine in the French way. Yes, dining in the evening is supposed to be enjoyed leisurely, but when you don't get attention to the table, it makes the dining experience at most so-so. We ordered three course meals with cocktails & wine. We waited quite a bit to get the waiter to first come to the table and take the order. We got the drinks and bottle of wine. He kept the white bottle chilled, but our glasses were totally empty for most of the meal. We actually had to get up to get our bottle and leave it on the table. When asking for the after dinner Ports, the wine waiter had no idea about the Ports or region made. He had to refer to another waiter who just brought out the drinks without asking. As for the meal preparation, it was only fair of an inexpensive brasserie. The sweetbreads were over cooked and the other dishes lacked some flavor. With this being an Alain Ducasse restaurant and the prices paid for food & service, one would expect much more. After we went back to the Hilton on 57th, the concierge asked about our dinner. We mentioned these comments and others and she promptly called to speak with the manager. She informed me that the manager had my contact information and was going to get back with me. I have given this manager a full week to make contact and I hadn't heard from him. I was hoping that they would redeem themselves with some apology or concern. It appears that this restaurant is just holding onto past reputations and fail to be concerned about today's dining guests. If we want French food in NYC, there are so many other restaurants offering better food & service.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I had a wonderful dinner with my parents. Food was delicious in particular the onion soup and pate en croute. The restaurant was packed and the waiters seemed to be struggling with so many people. We had to ask twice for all beverages we ordered.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The dessert was very nice

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I have dined at Benoit more than once and have never been disappointed. It’s on my list of favorite places to eat French food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

It is our “go to” French eatery when in NY

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Terrible service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Nourriture excellente, raffinée. Bravo
MAIS piètre service. Précision importante : peu de clients en salle.
Dès le départ ce fut long: 10 minutes avant d’offrir l’apero et un autre délai pour prendre la commande. Très long avant de recevoir l’entrée. Toutefois le plat principal a suivi assez rapidement.
Une autre longueur pour prendre la commande des desserts.
Un temps interminable pour obtenir nos factures qui furent criblées d’erreurs. Une autre éternité pour obtenir des factures corrigées ( corrections qui ont été faites à moitié : nous avons préfèré faire nos propres corrections sur le trottoir en sortant du restaurant). Dommage : à 200$ pour 2, sans vin, nous nous attendions à un bien meilleur service.
Probablement que nous aurions passé l’éponge sur toutes les lenteurs mais le cafouillage avec les factures et le peu de disponibilité pour vouloir corriger la situation nous a laissé un souvenir amer de notre visite Chez Benoit. Dommage

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Went on a date. Attracts a tourist clientele, therefore not great ambiance.
Good service and great wine list. Food was good but not great.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Too much up selling/upfeel

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vip
 (Cancún)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excelente bistrot francés en NY, servicio atento y comida muy típica francesa

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Always a wonderful place for a pre-dinner drink in the bar. The restaurant is lovely. The food is excellent and the service is good.
We always enjoy going to Benoit.

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Superb French Cuisine. Creative menu. Attentive and informed service. Quiet but was a Sunday night. All and all a wonderful dinner well worth repeating or recommending to friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 19, 2017

One of us had an omelette which was excellent. The second of us participated in the sweet bar which was good not great. As the name indicates, it was a bit too sweet. Should have had fruit as a selection for inside the crepes or on top of the pancakes.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Had a reservation and told us 45 minute wait
Service very slow

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

A great chef should be able to offer something better in a bistro format than this. While the atmosphere is quite authentic, the food is a mixed blessing. The onion soup was very good, the escargot were OK, but both our main courses were disappointing. The steak tartare was overpowered by mayonnaise though the meat was chopped, like it should be. A main course potatoe and cepe hot pot with truffles, supposedly a house specialty, was unspectacular. The truffles could only be smelled but not tasted (truffle oil instead of truffles?), the potatoes were not particularly tasty and there were not many cepes. And the portion size was very small. We saw appetizers served at other tables in the same small pot. Dessert was necessary.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The most authentic bistro in NY. Runs like a well oiled machine with just the right level of attention paid to each table. The new chef has modernized and tweaked the menu.
One of my favorite places in NY

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Never a bad meal served at this midtown French staple. Always excellent service and well prepared creative dishes that will not disappoint.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I like this restaurant very much. Not only is it physically beautiful, the food is delicious and the staff is courteous, efficient and helpful. I have recommended it to others and they thought it was great also.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Very accommodating staff. The manager added two guests to our reservation without hesitation. Very friendly. Not stuffy. Food is reliably good.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great find! I felt like I was in Paris, & of course the food was delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Took European visitors to Benoit for lunch in November; they loved it and said it was one of the best meals that they had ever had! It is a go-to restaurant in New York with good friends or business colleagues for a sophisticated ambiance and wonderful food.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Tarte flambe & poulet pour deux. Superb et tres delicieux!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Accessible Alain Ducasse. The creativity in the kitchen is superb as is the service. Our second time there and looking forward to the third. The tart flambé is delicious. The scallops and duck entrees, exceptional. And the “make your own” profiteroles are the perfect desert. Enjoy!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Not the same excellent service and food....disappointed

Tags: Casual
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