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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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

Always amazing

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

My new fave

m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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.

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....)

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

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

m
Philadelphia
25 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!

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.

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 not freshly sliced. The coffee was awful and cold. What a shame! For a french bistro of this caliber not to be able to deliver a delicious brunch was shocking. I may return to try the chicken (and the fries again for sure) - but never again for brunch. Never.

F
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Need more non fish options.

MJ
New England
27 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch- lovely setting, great food and attentive service

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded 2 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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C
New England
74 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always remarkable. Food remains really French and perfect. Service slid down as restaurant got busier.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a nice review following your dinner at Benoit. 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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C
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday lunch with family

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following your dinner at Benoit. 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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N
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited this restaurant first time .
Thank you for your some good hospitality,I had an enjoyable New Year’s Eve with my husband.
I’ll be back next holiday,thank you!!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded 2 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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A
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Atmosphere was nice. Food was very good. Escargot was delicious and the chestnut soup was was wonderful. Service was good but not great

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a nice review following your dinner at Benoit. 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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AA
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Waitress was great
Food server was too rough with clients and pushing everything around on the table placing plates . This is not fast Chinese restaurant on Canal street . Ruined the mood

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded 2 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 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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L
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quiet place for having a conversation. The service was great!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded 2 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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OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance of a Parisian cafe

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following your dinner at Benoit. 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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JE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was top notch. I saw the floor manager notice no one was serving us so he came over to check if everything was ok and took our order. The attitude of the staff was very pleasant and the food was very high quality. I would definitely come here again because it seems they are very intentional about keeping high standards.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded 2 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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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Over priced food. The food was great but the services were beyond horrible. waiters were not attentive and my wife and I had to wait 20 minutes for the menu to come (restaurant was not very busy). we wouldn't recommend going there.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on December 30, 2019

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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BP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The menu was very uninspiring. Cassoulet - beans were under cooked. Would have served three or four people. Service was a little frantic. Overall not a great experience.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on December 26, 2019

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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R
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really delicious meal, off the prix fixe lunch. Seriously good French feel to everything. Want to go back and have the whole roast chicken.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded 2 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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EM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I am a regular here, although they never recognise me. I live out of town, and it is convenient for business lunches, with parking next door and relatively easy access to the West Side Highway. The food is of good quality, if the portions are more French than American (hint: don't come too hungry): the lobster salad should have come with a magnifying glass. I was here on Thursday (December 19th) and had a good if unspectacular meal. My one complaint: putting a couple of strips of prosciutto and a smear of cream cheese on a slice of thick toast does not make it a "tartine". Otherwise it's fine, and I will return - but without ordering the tartine

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on December 30, 2019

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 and kitchen teams. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the future. Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food and perfect wine.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on December 26, 2019

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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B
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Food as always was very good. Service was unusually disorganized and long delays between courses and even longer delays clearing table between courses. After entrée and before dessert order was taken, our table was only half cleared with rest being cleared 20+ minutes later. At one point a dessert utensil was dropped accidently by one of our party, a passing waiter picked it up and indicated he would return with a new utensil -- never returned! Seemed to be almost no supervision by maitre'd personnel who didn't seem to notice the poor overall and disjointed service. However, all waiters and staff were at all times very cordial and polite. Just didn't get the job done "Benoit" style. In past have never experienced this at Benoit. A very disappointing experience.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on December 26, 2019

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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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service, fabulous food, lively and energetic ambiance!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on December 26, 2019

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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T
Mexico City
52 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was excelent, the onion soup is very good and the service is outstanding

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on December 26, 2019

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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G
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It's one of life's pleasures to enjoy oysters & champagne or the delicious French onion soup on a winter's day. Lovely brunch.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on December 26, 2019

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
49 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely atmosphere and caring, professional service. An ideal midtown lunch spot and a wonderful choice for dining before or after the show at City Center.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on December 26, 2019

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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MI
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, great food , rations on the small side.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on December 17, 2019

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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f
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I was a i Bit upset that the only menu available was brunch they should be more explicit in their website

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on December 17, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following your dinner at Benoit. We will make sure to get our website updated. 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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p
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening, enjoyed by all. The staff graciously handled a blow-up by one of our party with empathy and aplomb! Merci!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on December 17, 2019

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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AV
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

I’ve been lucky enough to eat at this restaurant several times. The food is always spectacular. Normally, the service is good. However, the service a today’s Saturday brunch was probably the worst I’ve ever had at any restaurant at any price point. Our group got to the point where we were quietly laughing amongst ourselves. It was like we were in a Saturday Night Live skit or the TV show Punked. We would ask for things and they would not arrive. All our orders were mixed up and mistaken components. Food arrived cold. Etc. etc. Waiter was MR.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on December 17, 2019

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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OT
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good outstanding! Very noisy

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on December 7, 2019

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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I
New York Area
183 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Benoit was bustling Wed night when we arrived at 9:45. Service especially slow to start. First rate quenelles with superb nantua sauce were worth the wait. Almost always order the gougeres profiteroles with excellent chocolate sauce. Again, we didn’t mind waiting. Benoit has a strong wine list. Staff is welcoming and want to please.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on December 7, 2019

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 December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lindo ambiente
Buena comida
Buen precio
En general muy recomendable

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on December 17, 2019

Buenos días, Muchas gracias por tomarse el tiempo para publicar una reseña después de su cena en Benoit. Es un placer leer su amable comentario. ¡Espero tener la oportunidad de darle la bienvenida nuevamente en el futuro cercano! Con mis cordiales saludos, Marc Hofbauer Gerente General Benoit NY

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J
Orlando
113 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

So disappointed, escargot good. Rest bad, especially our undercooked chicken that arrived before the jus and fries that went with it. Used to be our favorite spot. Last 2 visits awful. Wont go back.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on December 7, 2019

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 and kitchen teams. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benoit has come a long way from its uneven performance in its first few years. Absolutely outstanding in food, service, design...in every respect. Authentic French bistro, excellent wine list and bar. Bravo.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on December 7, 2019

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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J
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, outstanding cuisine and most gracious welcome and service!
A lovely way to spend time with a dear and long-standing friend!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on December 7, 2019

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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