Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar

4.5
3739 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

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Starting Feb 14, 2021

Special menu from 12:00pm to 9:00pm crafted by Chef Laetitia. $110 per person (Beverages, tax & gratuity are not included). please note our brunch menu will not be served after 4pm. Cancellation policy: kindly advise 24h in advance or a fee of $110 per person will be charged

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IrmaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bread and butter, the pickles, the charcuterie, the filet mignon with peppercorn sauce, the fries, all so delicious. I highly recommend. Very friendly and attentive service as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La mejor carne que he comido en mucho tiempo

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vipmisterart
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very cold in shed and curtains don’t cover entry

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded 6 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. Unfortunately, the strict guidelines of outdoor dining do not allow us to close and cover completely the terrace. We must have one side fully opened to be compliant with regulation. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the future. Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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BeatriceInnReviewer
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best French bistrot menu, yet the burger is a standout!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Dear guest, Thank you so much for your support visiting Benoit and for taking the time to post such a nice review following your meal. 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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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice workers

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on January 4, 2021

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 note. 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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ClaraL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I have already submitted a review. Please confirm receipt of review. It is important that Benoit my comments.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on December 29, 2020

Dear Clara, 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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vipmisterart
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I went on Christmas Eve it was totally rushed by the restaurant .I made an 830 reservation and they should not be taking reservations at that time. Management made me feel like I was at a McDonald’s hurry up hurry up hurry up . Ordered second glass of wine and got a quarter pour. Love this place but Christmas Eve was not good.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on December 29, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Benoit following your recent visit and your feedbacks are very important to us. In accordance with the current New York State guidelines all restaurants have to close promptly at 10pm, all guests must vacate and I am sorry to read that the current situation did not meet your expectations. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the future. Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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BeatrizMonreal
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place! Great food! I super recommend.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on December 29, 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience1

Outdoor dining they did not have heaters and took an hour and fifteen minutes to bring out food.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on December 21, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for your support and for taking the time to review your experience at Benoit following your recent visit. I am sorry to read that your experience didn’t match with your expectations and our electrical heaters weren’t strong enough for your comfort. Please be assured that your remarks have been duly noted and will be discussed with the teams. Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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vipNycjenn
New York Area
203 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Could use one or two more space heaters but this mix the ideal- fully up to codes- outdoor experience! Order a soup and enjoy!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on December 29, 2020

Dear guest, Thank you so much for your support visiting Benoit and for taking the time to post a review following your meal. I will make sure to relay your feedbacks to the 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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vipSamantha
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant feels safe to dine in New York at the moment. It is a bit cold but we didn't mind. Food is as good as pre-Covid-19. Service is great. The outdoor terrace that they built is very nice, elegant and follows the outdoor dining rules.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on December 21, 2020

Dear Samantha, Thank you so much for your support visiting Benoit and for taking the time to post such a nice review following your meal. 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I go to Benoit I remember why I love it so much. The tarte flambé is a must! So classic, so perfect! The steak tartare is delicious! The berry martini was so great! Don’t even get me started on all the incredible desserts!!!!! There’s literally nothing you can get that you won’t love. Feels like a perfect Parisian cafe with the most attentive and wonderful staff!!!!! GO NOW!!!!!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on December 21, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your support and for taking the time to review your experience at Benoit following your recent visit. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future! Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was recommended the Cassoulet and I was NOT disappointed! THE BEST!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on December 21, 2020

Dear guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a nice review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us and the recommendations. 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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IsisL
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor area is amazing!! And the food is always outstanding!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on December 14, 2020

Dear Isis, Thank you so much for your support visiting Benoit and for taking the time to post such a nice review following your meal. 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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vipPierreD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love it!
I missed the Madeleines though

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on December 14, 2020

Dear Pierre, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a nice review following your meal with us. I will be delighted to welcome you again in the near future, hopefully the madeleines will get back soon! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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vipGolosa
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

For a 2 courses meal we had to spend 2h30 seated at the table which wreck our Saturday afternoon

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on November 30, 2020

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my last time going out to dinner in the city with my best friend before leaving to move to Colorado. What an incredible dinner and atmosphere. We were truly able to enjoy a spectacular last dinner as best friends together with the restaurant very eager to make it an incredible last experience and being extra flexible during the pandemic. Definitely recommend the filet mignon with the peppercorn sauce, the butternut squash soup, and a bottle of good Sancerre to accompany your meal. Thanks Benoit!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on November 24, 2020

Dear guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a nice review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your last night with your friend. 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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vipTheatrefan
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another outstanding meal at Benoit the other night. Food, wine, service, and ambience continue to be top-notch. Although they recognize me from past visits, I've noticed that ALL customers are treated professionally and with warm deference and respect. If you are new to this elegant French bistro, I would highly recommend ordering their authentic French onion soup, their to-die-for tarte flambé, the perfect escargots (no ugly shells), the foie gras pate, their delicious roast chicken, and their fresh king salmon, to name just a few. I am quite fussy about my bread, but their new bread supplier is a genius: it's world class - the very best on the planet. I rarely have room for dessert, but when I do, neither the chocolate soufflé nor their homemade profiteroles will disappoint! Also impressive is the caring way in which they've responded to the Covid situation: the dining room seating has been reconfigured to ensure a generous distance between tables, and additionally, unobtrusive partitions have been set up as well. Already looking forward to my next visit, as usual. :-)

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on November 24, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your support visiting Benoit and for taking the time to post such a nice review following your meal. 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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vipMSHOESAFARI
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again an excellent dining experience . This staff has pivoted extraordinarily well to adapt to a Covid world. Feet very safe dining indoors and outdoors. Staff is professional yet so welcoming and friendly . Food is Excellent as are cocktails and wine .we had the ribeye for two . Set bed with tasty frites and three sauces/ each one was exceptional/ felt I were in France. Very enjoyable and also great brunch spot .

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on November 16, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your support visiting Benoit and for taking the time to post such a nice review following your meal. 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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vipWonderful
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so lovely! Fantastic outdoor singing experience

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on November 24, 2020

Dear Guest, I am so glad you enjoyed our terrace and the service! It is a pleasure to read your kind comment. With my warm regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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vipRobert
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome drinks, food and service. Will be returning soon.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on November 16, 2020

Dear Robert, Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review following your meal at Benoit. We will be delighted to welcome you anytime soon! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining area was very cozy and well set up. Service was impeccable as always, and when our favorite wine was no longer on the wine list I was directed to an equally good bottle to share.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on November 16, 2020

Dear Guest, I am so glad you enjoyed our terrace and our recommended wine! It is a pleasure to read your kind comment. With my warm regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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vipInternationalfoodie
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always dinner at Benoit is a special event. The reopened dining room is beautiful. Keep up the good work!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on October 28, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your support and for taking the time to post such a nice review following your dinner at Benoit. Glad you re-enjoyed indoor dining with us! I will make sure to relay your feedbacks to the teams 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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vipFoodLover
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love Benoit. They’ve done an amazing job adjusting to pandemic dining standards. The food is as perfect as always. Charcuterie, profiteroles, appetizers, all exceptional.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on October 28, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your fidelity and 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 teams 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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vipMichelleM
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant-first outdoor and now indoors.
The service is always on point and the food is wonderful. My friend and I have gone there so much I think they know us now... they did a great job with their outdoor experience-you don’t feel like you are in midtown. It’s fabulous!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on October 28, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your fidelity and for taking the time to post such a nice and personal review following your dinner at Benoit. Glad you enjoy our terrace! I will make sure to relay your feedbacks to the teams 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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vipjohnf
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the escargot through the chocolate soufflé, everything was superb.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on October 18, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your support and for taking the time to post a review following your experience at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comment. I’ll make sure to share it with the kitchen team! I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming in the near future! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their service was friendly and kind. Thank you for such a good time:))

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on October 18, 2020

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

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vipASutter
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice experience. The hostess was very nice, allowing us to choose our preferred table. Service & food were excellent.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on October 28, 2020

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

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BobL
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good or better in most areas... wine by the glass might benefit from some additional focus...
Trivial: if a party of 2 orders a burger and a side of frites, they should be informed that the burger is accompanied by frites
Staff could not have been more welcoming or polite.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on October 18, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for your support and for taking the time to review your experience at Benoit following your visit. I am sorry to read that our wine list and service did not meet your expectations. Still, thank you for noticing the politeness of our team. Please be assured that your remarks have been duly noted and will be discussed with the management. Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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vipmike
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good meal, good service.

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vipAlitzapia
Tallahassee
31 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect stop for comfortable, civilized, elegant and delicious lunch. I would definitely recommend it.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on October 18, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food5service4ambience1

We went for a date there and while the food was great, and the waiter was as French as you would get, 0 small talk - straight into the business, we had a terrible table, something placed between two entrances of two buildings, a psychic reading and a nasty hallway- they did have the nice tables that you see on their website available but we couldn’t get them as it seems they were reserved for other people. Food was great, atmosphere was terrible so you might want to check twice how you want to spend your $200 on a dinner

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on September 28, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made mistake on date of reservation and hostess went over and above to still accommodate us and get us a table.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on September 28, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your support visiting Benoit and for taking the time to post such a nice review following your dinner. 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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vipPapapat
New York Area
181 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Loved it. Ate in the street. Fun alternative. Waiter was great, food superb. Lovely night of dining.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on September 28, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your support visiting Benoit and for taking the time to post a review following your visit. 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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vipSusanB
Atlanta
115 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I was so disappointed by my dining experience at Benoit. This used to be one of my favorite restaurants. We had a 4 pm reservation and ordered a charcuterie board( which was ok) it arrived fairly quickly. After an hour and fifteen minutes our entrees still had not arrived. I asked our waiter and he said they were coming. The food came and the grilled octopus was so cold it actually hurt my teeth. My daughter had the grilled chicken Caesar salad and her chicken was ice cold, as well. We decided to just pay and leave. During the time of COVID I am not sure that people want to spend extended amounts of time with a leisurely lunch\dinner. The outdoor seating at Benoit is actually in the bike lane so it is actually uncomfortable with the proximity to the bikers. But what was the worst part was the attitude of the waiter who actually told me after we had been there for 1 1/2 hours that if we were in a hurry that we should have told them in advance. He had two other customers... are you serious? Bad form Benoit. I will not return... there are way too many other great restaurants that need our support to support a bad one.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on September 13, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Benoit following your visit. I am sorry to read that your experience did not meet your expectations and truly appreciate your detailed feedback about the food and service you received. I already shared your comments and can assure we will take it to heart. If you like to give us another chance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly and I’ll be happy to assist with the arrangements. Regards, Marc Hofbauer GM Benoit

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Took a while for the food to come out even though it wasn’t that busy, but great upon arrival

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on September 13, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for your support and for taking the time to review your experience at Benoit following your recent visit. I am sorry to read that we failed in our mission of an efficient service but I am glad you enjoyed the dinner. Please be assured that your remarks have been duly noted and will be discussed with the teams. Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food (French cuisine)
Nice cushions !

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on September 4, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your support visiting Benoit and for taking the time to post a review following your. 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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Eric
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We knew eating a late lunch in the left lane of West 55th Street during a pandemic was never going to be fun, but it was worth it. I started with a chilled tomato soup and my wife had a tomato & peach salad, then we dove into a tarte flambée, which nearly filled us. We were going to get sandwiches but instead we decided to skip right to dessert -- Benoit profiteroles, which are tiny bite-sized creampuffs that come with a dish of warm chocolate syrup for dipping, fondue style. Every bite was wonderful, and we look forward to returning once indoor dining is legalized again in New York City.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on September 4, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your support visiting Benoit and for taking the time to post a review following your. 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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vipHerbert
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Let's be honest not all restaurants are equal when we think about outdoor dining. Benoit's terrace is located between a busy one-way street and a bike path. It's noisy and dangerous. The noise level is particularly unpleasant coming from the traffic and the building construction happening on the other side of the street. Dangerous, because bikers go way too fast, conflicting with pedestrians who don't care about the bike lane. And with all the foot traffic around you should be a bit more cautious about your cellphone, wallet, and purse. The terrace itself is overly branded by "Veuve Clicquot", looking like a cheap pop-up on Governor Island...not to compare with Marea a few blocks up of course. Service: ordered a perrier with a slice of lemon (I am French) and a glass of rose....got only the perrier, my wife asked for house sparkling and iced coffee (L.A. girl)...got only her water. I don't think at a Ducasse's bistro I have to remind the waiter of my order. The food: The lobster roll was ok, but the Grilled lobster was swimming in melted butter, delicious, but with no bib and only a small disposable napkin...I ended up with butter on my face, my shirt, and my trouser (probably on the pedestrian behind me too) after opening the first claw. Rushed to the bathroom to clean my face. How can you serve tiny bits of dried french fries... I don't know, but they sure did.
Overall: unpleasant terrace, mediocre service, and food. I will continue to patron French-owned establishments during this awkward time but I will wait a bit more for Benoit.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on September 4, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience following your visit on Aug. 28th. I'm sorry to read that your experience didn't meet your expectations and truly appreciate your detailed feedback about our current outdoor terrace and the service you received. I already shared your comments with our teams and I can assure we will take it to heart. If you like to decide to give us another chance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly. Regards, Marc H. GM Benoit NY

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You can order delivery directly from Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar using the Order Online button. Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 943-7373.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 3739 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.