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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.
New York, NY 10019
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
Between 5th and 6th Avenues
$31 to $50
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Catering available through our Private Dining department.
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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]
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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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
Our drinks never came so we had to flag someone down. Then they finally came when the dinner was delivered. So much for a cocktail before dinner. Waitress said no one was helping her so it wasn't her fault. Chicken was dry. French fries cool and not crispy. Bummer all around. Won't be back.
Not convinced it's worth the expense
Yes, it's beautiful, quiet, and the food is scrumptious - but my duck a l'orange consisted of one long slice of duck breast. One slice, approximately 6 or 7 inches long, an inch tall, and 1/4 inch wide. This is a tiny portion, in my opinion. The duck came with some highly forgettable leeks/parsnip circles. There went $36. I wouldn't call that a "breast of duck." I'd say it was a nice sample of a breast of duck. In contrast, my husband's onion soup was incredibly large and filling. One could have fed four with all the melted cheese. He also enjoyed a huge portion of steak tartare, coarse ground, very tasty.
This was my third visit after the change.
First time steak tartar was to chewy. Uneatable.
Second time was New Year's Eve. Fabulous food.
Third visit, the main ingredient in onion soup was salt. And cassoulet pot was left on the stove unattended for too long before it was served. It had hardly and liquid.
All it all the service has improved but the food is too inconsistent to go there on a regular basis. You'll be taking a chance. The only thing that's consistent is the fabulous price.
Alain, I don't think I'll see you again mon ami.
Very poor quality food--oysters were small and tasteless, sweetbreads and duck entrees
were boring and flat. Onion soup and millefeuille dessert were flavorless. Extremely disappointing dinner for a huge amount of money. We told the manager our thoughts and
he reduced the amount of the bill, but we still ended up paying over $200 a couple for an
The food was excellent and the servers were much more attentive than in a typical European restaurant. Some of the flavor combinations were unexpected but tasty! We also dined in the bar area on another occasion for a quick bite of dessert and were quite pleased.
Christmas dinner at Benoit was most enjoyable. I'd have liked a different fish option (though my daughter enjoyed the one offered), but the oysters were just right, the duck was absolutely the tenderest I've ever had, and the terrine au chocolate was dreamy. The wines were well-chosen & the sommelier most helpful in answering questions.
Only one thing they need to look into: one person manning the front desk and checking coats on a busy Friday night made for a difficult check in. It wasn’t her fault; she was overwhelmed by several parties all coming in at the same time and she had no help.
Once we were seated, everything was sublime.
My husband and I dined at Benoit last week and loved our meal. We decided to return the next week to taste the fabulous looking roasted chicken. The chicken was dry and tasteless, and my husband’s potato soup was cold. The roasted chicken lunch was most disappointing and not up to the standards we’d experienced the week before.
The restaurant was very accommodating. We were very late in arriving due to traffic but they held our reservation. Our waitress was was funny, charming, knowledgeable and accommodating. The food was delicious, the service excellent and the restaurant charming.
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.
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
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.
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