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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 and Instagram.

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

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (51)
Fit for Foodies (44)
Authentic (39)
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Good for a Date (38)
Pre/post Theatre (32)
Romantic (30)
Notable Wine List (28)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Business Meals (23)
Great for Lunch (19)
Cozy (19)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Casual (13)
Fun (10)
Seasonal (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
People Watching (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Healthy (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

We visit here every time we come to New York. Consistently excellent. This time they came out with a complimentary warm pan of madelines and urged us to take one! The staff is always excellent and professional.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was excellent but the noise undid the excellence. I Hope you Can take care of this.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Benoit is an elegant, classic French bistro-style restaurant that we often choose for unhurried romantic evenings with good conversation and well-prepared traditional food. We came the day after Valentine's rather than the day itself to avoid the crowd, and as we hoped, the restaurant was not jammed. However, the service was strangely inattentive even though there were plenty of staff. Our sense was that they weren't really paying attention, even though they were walking around a lot. Timing in-between courses was long. The chestnut velouté was exceptional - rich and light at the same time, and the accompanying cromesquis were crunchy on the outside, and steaming and flavorful to the bite. Cassoulet (which on other occasions here I've thought was the best I'd ever tasted) was dry, though the duck confit and sausage were excellent. Even the complimentary madeleines were dry. And we would have considered dessert but by the time we got someone's attention, we thought better of it. This was not the best evening for this usually wonderful restaurant.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Can’t praise enough the duck foie gras and the foie de veau. The profiteroles are splendid.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Benoit Restaurant is superb. Everything was excellent, from the food to the service.
Experiencing Benoit explains why Alain Ducasse has received so many Michelin Stars.
My husband and I will return and recommend to our friends who understand wonderful French cuisine.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent old fashioned French bistro fare--outed mayonnaise, tarte flambée, cassoulet. Delicious hot madeleines as handouts. Service was very uneven. Wine was excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I come to Benoit for Sunday brunch every time I'm in New York. It's just wonderful. You feel as if you were in Paris! The food and the service are great. Roast chicken is delicious!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The food and service are outstanding.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Benoit is quickly becoming one of our favorite restaurants. The food/staff/ambiance are so authentically french and fantastic. Alexis, the Head Sommelier is so knowledgeable and delightful and always steers us towards wonderful bottles of wine. The roast chicken is perfect...we always enjoy our evenings here whether it's just my husband and I or a group of friends!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

From start to finish it was an excellent dinner experience. You can tell there was great thought in the preparation of each dish .

The tastes were distinct and crisp and not the overly salty sauces.

The soufflé is a must.

Still like Bouley the best but this is excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We have been customers of Benoit since it opened. While the food is consistently high standard the service can at times be lacking. On our last visit the young lady responsible for welcoming us and seating us seemed bewildered that we would wish to have a drink at the bar first and then seemed to forget that we had a reservation when prompted. The service at the bar however is always outstanding. Paul the bartender is a classic example of old school bar tending sadly becoming hard to find in the city as tattoos and beards seem to have replaced product knowledge and personality. He is welcoming, freindly and as knowledgable as any Sommelier. He keeps us coming back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Fantastic food service and ambiance five stars

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

dinner was very good/ service excellent and attentive/ since we visited during Restaurant Week,
we felt the value was wonderful. Yes, would definitely go back to Benoit.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

My one complaint is the rest room...down a steep flight, cramped and out of place in this elegant restaurant. A unisex handicapped bathroom on the first floor would be a blessing.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Food was well prepared and very good. Service was very attentive. A new find for me and I will be back many times again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Absolutely amazing! I had he filet mignon au poivre which was delicious!
Authentic french food!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The food was terrific but the service could have been better. It took ages to get someone’s attention to take our drink order and the young man )who seemed to be both the maitre d and wine steward) had some attitude. Once we had our waiter’s attention the service improved.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

On a trip to NYC for theatre and museums, my friends and I decided to also take advantage of Restaurant Week. Our $29 lunch was delicious (sea bream entree) and beautifully served.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

What a disappointment! I went for dinner during restaurant week, hoping to find a hidden gem that I could return to. First, I was a female dining alone, and was practically ignored by the waitstaff when I arrived. I asked for the wine list, which is all French wines, no California in the bunch… and the list is hugely expensive. The “by the glass” wine list quotes prices by the 2oz pour! With no 2oz pour less than $11. So, if you want a 6oz glass of wine plan on ponying up $33 or more a glass...which is insulting, even by NYC standards! The Restaurant Week menu includes an octopus salad (4-tiny pieces of octopus) and mixed greens, along with steak salad. The steak was delicious and properly cooked, but, the portion of steak/salad was so small I ended up ordering another side salad off the menu for $9 to get full. The entire experience was very disappointing....from the inattentive waiters to tiny portions to ridiculously expensive wines...I will never return.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

My fave restaurant in nyc. Have been to sister restaurant in Paris. Service and food are phenomenal!! Thank you.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This was my first visit to Benoit. The room was attractive and the lighting low. Service was good and efficient. The menu was not large but the offerings were appealing. The food was excellent. My wife had the salmon and I had the chicken. Save room for dessert!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Good experience with the meal and the service

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 2, 2018

To our surprise we were able to be seated even when not everyone was present, that was great!
The food was fantastic, we started with a cheese puff pastry and ended with complementary madeleines.
Service was superb!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We attended for restaurant week. We will definitely go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We went for the Restaurant Week menu and were pleased with the meal, especially the hanger steak which was tender.
Special thanks to the restaurant for remembering that it was for an anniversary!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

It was so loud that it impeded the ambiance.

The food was great.

I do not know why they did not acknowledge the birthday girl. They could have asked, especially since there were gifts being unwrapped at the table. She did have dessert.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

They didn’t specify on dress code prior to confirming our reservation so my friend and I were under dressed but they seated us no problem. Their service was impeccable and very attentive. The ambiance was great as well as the decor, albeit can get very loud in there. Food was very good -my friend and I opted for the RW menu since it was our first time there. I would def recommend others to try out this spot!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We had a delicious lunch at Benoit during Restaurant Week in February. Every dish was well prepared and beautifully presented. The service was attentive without being intrusive. A real find for us.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Restaurant week, so outstanding value for a carefully prepared and excellent meal. Fun, French bistro atmosphere.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The service and experience was great. From booking to greetin to seating to ordering to eating and finishing. All great. Especially the nice people.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Benoit is the place i book first when i come to NY. It is very good for ambiance, the service is outstanding, it is real French food, not an imitation, it is affordable.
The staff is well trained, they know how things are prepared and cooked, they know cuisine, they can tell you about the menu, not like American waiters who cannot tell how a roux is made to save their life! Fortunately, NY is NOT the US and Benoit is a Ducasse restaurant and the crew knows the difference between a whole in the ground and... I started with tarte flambée, but they used the wrong cheese and the dough was not cooked so i did not eat it. The staff replaced it by a slice of divine foie gras .
I had the best king salmon in my life, I have no idea how they can do this, it was moist and perfectly done. The Corton Charlemagne by the glass was a perfect match.
last I had the lightest most tasty baba with Armagnac instead of the traditional rum .
My evening was very pleasant, the staff was a big part of it and Ducasse cuisine was so intense for flavor, ratio quality /price, one of the best place in NY city!
One may find better for 4 times the cost: Jean George, Per Se, le Bernardin...

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Service was quite slow, even to have my order taken. However, the food was excellent, and the restaurant comped a second glass of wine that arrived several minutes after the course it was meant to accompany.

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Paris on 55th Street! Excellent food in a lovely Parisian style Bistro served by friendly knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Everything was perfect. We each had a Restaurant Week special and it was delicious. The cheese puffs were fabulous.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Benoit does a terrific job of evoking the Paris bistro experience in NYC which I appreciate very much.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Benoit is sublime from The unpretentious and very comfortable atmosphere to the perfectly prepared food and very attentive service. We especially like it for a late dinner after s New York City Center production (only a block away)

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

New menu - very interesting and good! Service was a little slow which was a change.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

They are not creative with allergies, limited in adapting

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This could be reminiscent of the old classic dining except for the noise level. Service was excellent and food basically good, but for a flaw which should be easily correctable. I and a companion asked for salmon done medium. Both were irregularly cooked -each steak was med rare on one side and medium to medium well on the other. My wife asked for "overcooked" duck and it came rare. My other companion thought his steak was tough, but thought the problem might be with his teeth - recent implants.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Delicious restaurant week lunch menu wonderfully supplemented by the on point wine selections of sommelier Alexis.

Tags: Business Meals
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