Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar

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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.
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice French restaurant

S
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and service during the meal were amazing.
The appetizers were amazing but a single shrimp as one of the selections seems parsimonious.
However we had to wait for our table to be ready and we were disappointed with the the location of the table despite being returning customers.
At the end of the meal we waited for quite a while to get some a server's attention for our check.
We were not in a rush but we sat with empty coffee cups and desert plates as servers kept rushing past our table.
The cost of the meal is high but the food is delicious but more attention to details would seem appropriate at this price point.

VG
Denver
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was excellent. I don’t often find quenelles on a menu in the US. They were very nice, delicate flavor, beautiful texture. Very nice wine selection. The service staff was quite good, attentive and pleasant. We will definitely return.

JP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine's Day prix fixe menu was amazing, ambiance and service did not disappoint. Will definitely come back and already recommended!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Absolutely horrible. $400 on cold food, slow service and scallops so rubbery I need mouth surgery. Happy Valentine’s Day?

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Benoit following your recent visit. I am sorry to read that your experience did not meet your expectations. Please be assured that your remarks have been duly noted and will be discussed with the kitchen and management teams. Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Why are you so perfect?!! 😂 thank you for perfect Valentines dinner. Service was excellent! Food was perfect! Romantic atmosphere! Life music!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a nice review following your dinner at Benoit. I will make sure to relay your feedbacks to the team as they are a great reward to their efforts. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food is worse than trash.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Benoit following your recent visit. I am sorry to read that your experience did not meet your expectations. Please be assured that your remarks have been duly noted and will be discussed with the kitchen team. Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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SP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience for Valentines Day dinner-pre-theater. Enjoyed the Prix Fixe menu

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following your dinner for Valentines Day at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comment. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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AG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The price fixed lunch is a great value. The day I was there the choices for entree were such that apparently everyone chose the fish and they ran out of the type of fish listed. However, after asking the waiter to check about it, a substitution was made of salmon for cod and it was excellent.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following your visit at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comment. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went in for my son’s 25th birthday. My wife and I have exposed him his whole life to higher levels of dining. He chose the tasting menu which he thoroughly enjoyed and ended up in a food coma. My wife had the bass and I had the duck. Everything was superb. Perfect service, delicious food and wonderful bottle of Pinot noir.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, I hope this message finds you well. Thank you very much for such a kind review following your recent visit to the restaurant. I am pleased to read that your son enjoyed his birthday dinner. I will make sure to share your feedback with our team as it is a great reward to their efforts. I am looking forward to welcoming you on another occasion in the near future. Kindly yours, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for brunch

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, I hope this message finds you well. Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your feedback. I am looking forward to welcoming you on another occasion in the near future. Kindly yours, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and amazing wine selection

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comment. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent Service. The mix of hors d'oeuvres was surprisingly good.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, I hope this message finds you well. Thank you very much for such a kind review following your recent visit to the restaurant. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed our selection of hors d’oeuvres. I will make sure to share your feedback with our team as it is a great reward to their efforts. I am looking forward to welcoming you on another occasion in the near future. Kindly yours, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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LK
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Server almost ran me down as entered dining room. The space between tables was so tight that there was no way for me to fit between without knocking items off table and brushing up against person sitting at next table. They had to pull the table all the way out and ask person to lean in. Took 20-25 minutes to come back to take my order. Water, bread with butter and French onion soup were very good. Salmon and tarte tatin were good. Pear cocktail and bernaise sauce had a weird flavor. French fries were not that good and you would think in a French restaurant they would be fabulous. Asked for dessert to go and bill. Took too long so provided credit card and went to restroom. Came back to pickup dessert and sign bill. Could not wait to get out of there.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, I hope this email finds you well. Thank you for sharing your feedback following your visit to the restaurant. I am sorry to read that your experience did not meet your expectations. We work everyday on improving our quality standards regarding our guests’ experience, so please be assured that your remarks have been duly noted and will be discussed with the management teams. Kindly yours, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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c
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was extremely slow
And the server only took the order and never came by to ask if we needed anything else
Overpriced

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on February 7, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Benoit following your recent visit. I am sorry to read that your experience did not meet your expectations. Please be assured that your remarks have been duly noted and will be discussed with the management teams. Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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MF
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real treat! Presentation was lovely and delicious. I’m hard of hearing and could hear my guest very well.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comment. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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h
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

While it's nice as a bistro, it is noisier than it has to be. The round, separated tables are better for conversation than the banquet. As to food: the duck breast was good (the sauce better than that); but the sweetbreads were pretty tasteless--as if they had been frozen too long (though again, a good sauce). The appetizer flambe was like a little dull pizza. But the baba was superb. The prices are high for what turned out to be more wine bar than high-end restaurant.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on February 7, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comment about the sauces and dessert. Although, I am sorry to read your disappointment about some other dishes and the noise level. Be sure that this matter will be discussed with our teams. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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NE
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic find. I will be back.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on February 7, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comment. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at; the service was superb and the food is excellent!!! Would definitely go back.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on February 7, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a nice review following your dinner at Benoit. I will make sure to relay your feedbacks to the team as they are a great reward to their efforts. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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W
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Disappointing.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on February 7, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Benoit following your recent visit. I am sorry to read that your experience did not meet your expectations. Please be assured that your remarks have been duly noted and will be discussed with the management teams. Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was lovely except my friend’s salmon was too well done

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on February 7, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following your meal at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comment. Although I am sorry to read your disappointment about the salmon temperature. Be assured that the matter will be discussed with the kitchen team. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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MR
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Yes, I would recommend Benoit- but not when they are busy. When booking, I would be certain not to be seated at the banquettes in middle of the room. I was bumped on my back several times by the rushing help, and finally complained to the Maitre D. The room was full, so the only option he offered, was a promise that it would not happen again...but it did. The Appetizer, and the dessert-Creme Brûlée, was delicious. The main course of Pork and Lentils was not very interesting, and the pork had much fat. Finally, the noise level was at times deafening, and kept interfering with our conversation.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on February 7, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Benoit following your recent visit. I am sorry to read that your experience did not meet your expectations. Please be assured that your remarks have been duly noted and will be discussed with the management teams. Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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PN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very attentive. Food was very nicely presented. You don't have to be a foodie to love Benoit.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on February 7, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a nice review following your dinner at Benoit. I will make sure to relay your feedbacks to the team as they are a great reward to their efforts. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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EC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic modern French bistro where classic dishes are created with a modern innovative twist, reflecting the creativity of a Michelin chef (Alan Ducasse). Excellent service- attentive and warm without being too pushy. Ambience is bright, cozy with a hint of old Paris nostalgia. Comfortable to either dine alone or have an intimate conversation. Cheese puff before the meal and warm maidelanes are heavenly.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on February 3, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comment. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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FP
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A restaurant week lunch was delicious and delightful. Good food, well served, in a dining room where I could hear my companion across the table.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on February 3, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following your lunch at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comment. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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F
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Overall lovely, marred by following sommelier’s wine selection advice. Should have sent back the past its prime 2006 Bordeaux - more of a cloudy light vinegar... lesson: trust my own first taste before the salesman’s.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on February 3, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Benoit following your recent visit. I am sorry to read that your experience did not meet your expectations. Please be assured that your remarks have been duly noted and will be discussed with the management teams. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the future. Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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CC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bright, lively atmosphere. One sign of a good restaurant: great bread and butter. The food on the Restaurant Week menu that followed was equally delicious. The service was mostly attentive. We would certainly return for another occasion.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on February 3, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comment. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on February 3, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comment. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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DG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new fave

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on February 3, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comment. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

highly recommend. food was impeccable. lovely french bistro. would definitely go back.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on February 3, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comment. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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WK
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very imaginative and innovative brunch menu. A lovely array of tempting selections. The oysters were marvelous, simple yet flavorful. The service was impeccable-- very attentive but not intrusive. All our selections were perfectly prepared and presented. My kudos to the chef and staff.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on February 3, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a nice review following your dinner at Benoit. I will make sure to relay your feedbacks to the team as they are a great reward to their efforts. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recently visited Paris and feel I am back when I walk into Benoit!

Service, ambience & menu-magnifique!

And-I get to practice speaking le francais!

Ma bon ami/business & personal & moi meet here when I return to NYC every Janvier-always merveilleuse!

Wish to visit your Paris location in the future.

Merci Beaucoup!

Elaine/Helene (My name in my French classes....)

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on February 3, 2020

Dear Guest/ Chère Madame! Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comment. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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Y
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A most enjoyable experience. Food and service on point. Just love the ambience. Will definitely be back.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on February 3, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comment. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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m
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have gone here more than once! We love it! It is a little expensive, but what isn’t in NY?! The food is very authentic and pretty awesome. The only reason for some of the four stars, instead of five, was that my halibut was a little dry and the brown butter was not quite what I expected. Other that that, all was great!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on February 3, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Benoit following your recent visit. Thank you for your nice comments. Although I am sorry to read that your experience did not meet your expectations. Please be assured that your remarks have been duly noted and will be discussed with the kitchen teams. Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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F
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Well prepared French fare and exceptional, traditional French service. It is like revisiting the way it was and should be.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on February 3, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a nice review following your dinner at Benoit. I will make sure to relay your feedbacks to the team as they are a great reward to their efforts. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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EN
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We went for brunch. The bread, butter and fries were great. The rest of the brunch was terrible. The eggs were all over cooked and had to be returned by us twice. They were unable to deliver a runny yolk. The yolks were cooked solid on two out of three of our orders. The bacon is so thin and crisp it disintegrates in the hand. The smoked salmon was cut too thick, and my guess is it is