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.View Private Dining Details
The service was slow and inattentive
Much worse than our previous dining one ,two and three years afo
Benoit is outstanding. Wonderful food and excellent service. Highly recommend. Salmon and cod was cooked to perfection!
We have been coming to Benoit for a year now. We love the food, the atmosphere and the always sensational staff. It's a little gem in midtown.
The food was well prepared and beautifully plated. I had the striped bass and my friend had oysters and scallops and both were delicious. Nice wine selection and excellent service.
We’ve dined at Benoit many times for lunch and dinner, but never for brunch. I don’t know if it was because this was typical for brunch, or because it was Mother’s Day, but our meal today was average at best. The service felt rushed. Our sever was asking for our entree order and our appetizers hadn’t even arrived. The food was borderline diner style. The French toast was dry and the croque monsieur looked like a pile of mashed potatoes. Horrible presentation for both. My steak frites was clearly not set to rest after it was cooked. There was so much juice from slicing the meat that it looked like I was eating a broth by the time I was halfway through the steak.
I wouldn’t care if all of the above occurred at a diner or a tavern, but I certainly would never expect that from Benoit.
I will not be back for brunch again.
This was the best dinner we have had in a week in NY.! The escargot and sweetbreads were outstanding! Very French. Highly recommended. Pricey but worth every cent.
used to love it here but after the renovation the noise level is unbearable.
Food was great , service rushing and way to loud !
Always very good. Chicken and beef tartar are outstanding.
We have been before and this is now one of our go to spots in NYC. If you cannot get to Paris come here- food and drinks excellent -service friendly and professional . Wine list delish -Chablis and Sancerre perfect after a brunch cocktail.
Pastry basket and desserts are not to be missed. Poultry Roti is straight out of Provence - every dish is wonderful .
Service uneven. Quality food but not as spectacular as we expected.
Never disappoints us - always terrific. Excellent service, ambiance and delicious food.
We had a great brunch here last weekend. Everything was spot on from the minute we walked in. The staff is very welcoming and knowledgeable.
The food was great, this is in my opinion one of the top 3 French Bistros in the city. Way above some of the more famous ones, everything they do is just wonderful.
Always look forward to dining here.
ON ARRIVAL GREETED IMMEDIATELY IN A PROFESSIONAL AND HOSPITABLE MANNER. SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT. ENJOYED THE MENU SELECTION. FRIENDS FROM MARYLAND COMPLIMENTED THE LUNCH LOCATION AND AMBIANCE AS IT WAS THEIR FIRST TIME AND COMMENTED FAVORABLY ON THEIR LUNCH CHOICES AND PREPARATION.
LOOK FORWARD TO RETURNING SOON AGAIN.
The restaurant is very reliable, with consistent food quality with weekly to seasonal special dishes which is nice. The service is generally good but can be more attentive.
Just wish tables were not so close to each other!
Great food, every dish was amazing
Much improved since we were last there a good number of years ago.
Nothing to report this time, except that the food was excellent as expected, and we were pleasantly surprised when we were offered madeleines that had been freshly baked.
The only negative aspect: other guests were noisy.
Service began slow, but the server, who was handling *a lot* of tables, apologized and was very attentive after that. You would not go here for cutting edge, experimental cuisine--for that go elsewhere in Manhattan--and expect to pay for it! What you get here is what I dare to call classic French fare: I had escargots and then as a main course the sweetbreads. Both were very understated in preparation, letting the taste of the escargots and the sweetbreads come through fully. I found both excellent. The white wine selection by the glass was as usual nowadays rather limited, but the white Cotes de Rhone was very good and to my luck the best priced. The cheese selection and accompanying port were also very good. I will return.
Perhaps it was an off night. We have eaten occasionally over the years at Benoit and
last Saturday evening with our son and his recent bride was a disappointment. The
hostess who greeted us was not the least bit gracious. Gone are the days of Claire and Lamont and French elegance. The young man who poured the water, who was very French and with a debonair, mustache also seemed to be the wine person, but also gave us our menus. The bus boy, who translated for the sommelier was very nice, read the description of the fish of the day to us. The waiter, who also seemed to have maître d' duties took our orders, and helped remove dishes during courses, and at one point jerked the bread plate away from our daughter-in-law leaving the bread hanging in mid air in our daughter's hand. The roast chicken was very good as always, perhaps the best in New York. The hors d'oevres selection looked great, till they arrived. They used to look and taste better.
In all the dining experience here used to be less hurried. The painted over wood paneled room
also seemed reflective of the new crassness and the rest rooms were not clean.
Amazing food! Loved everything we ordered. Great service: attentive, but not hovering. Will definitely come back.
We had a good dinner. I started with the escargots bourguignonne, which was delicious. Two of us had the steak tartare for a main course and were very happy with our meals. The third person ordered the duck for a main course and was given a small slice of a duck breast, which was delicious, but unimaginable as a main course.
Timing way off on food and beverage services
Trying the NYC Benoit for first time, have been to one in Paris many times, bar area quaint dinning room needs some color, service great, food get top marks,.
The Tart Tatin is a must have. While a touch pricey the wine list gets top marks as does the menu. Save for speical night. It was our 45th anniversary.
Very good Bristot in a more touristic area!
Excellent meal and service! Interesting selection with good wine list.
Superb. It is, without a doubt, among the finest French restaurants in NYC. Great service, fine wine list and outstanding cuisine.
Excellent brunch place
Brunch was very good. Enjoyed the sweet corner with unlimited crepes and pancakes made to order (amongst other goodies). The buckwheat galette was delicious. Good value for the money.
The waiter and service staff rushed us and took the food away before we were finished. Food was good but very small portions.
After theater dinner was excellent! Great service! And food!
Food was very good. We tried a mix of five hors d'oeuvres plus a pate, the duck entrée and the tart tatin for dessert, and particularly liked the shrimp ceviche and the octopus hors d'oeuvres. Service was attentive but there were some language difficulties; I could not make the person who took our order understand that I'd like the appetizers I ordered split for some to come at the same time as my companion's appetizer and the rest with her entrée, eventually gave up and all of them came at the same time as her entrée. There was also a pacing problem with the meal - reasonably paced for our glass of wine order and then the pate, but then a wait of maybe 40 minutes for the main course. We were not in a hurry so didn't inquire about the delay. Overall would recommend. The food we saw being delivered to nearby tables looked good as well.
I'll admit I came in with high expectations from a restaurant with Alain Ducasse's name on the door. Unfortunately this only added to the price tag of the meal and did not contribute to the quality of the food. The crisp sea bean and spelt salad sitting under the striped bass tasted incredible with hints of bottarga haunting each bite. It's unfortunate though that on top of it sat a tough, unevenly cooked block of striped bass that was seemingly cooked half frozen (or half hearted). A true disappointment for what should have been the highlight of the dish. Had I not been out for lunch with business colleagues (and been the person to recommend the restaurant), I would have certainly sent it back to the kitchen for review.
Like this restaurant and have been many times Food is consistently good. Service is erratic and tonight was a mess The other thing that is consistent is poor service in terms of making and serving drinks Why does a mixed cocktail arrive and an aperitif poured over an ice cube take an extra five minutes? While management deleted a charge,it remains a mystery why this pattern persists In other occasions the drinks were improperly prepared Maybe the bartender needs a tutorial
Great place for a date
We chose Benoit for a pre-concert dinner and were delighted with the good food and wine and the quick and attentive service. It has the ambiance of a French brasserie and reminded me of the many pleasant hours where I spent my time during my student days in Paris many years ago.
Had family Easter Brunch- incredible food , exceptional service - tasty cocktails . The reverse martini is a must have as was house special drink / pomegranate juice, grey goose and champagne - not sweet - this a I great drink .
We ordered all the brunch starters-cheese, Pate/charcuterie , pastry basket and tarte. We gobbled - they were all delicious and we felt as if we were in Paris . Entrees were inventive and tasty . Dessert crepes - try chocolate and Nutella .
Is a wonderful experience and will definitely head back there . Very nice bar/wine bistro in front . This is a can’t miss .
Sublime, as only Alain Ducasse can be. Best bistro meal I've had outside Paris. Impeccable -- and not at all pretentious -- service. Fantastic meal.
Excellent address, cozy and elegant in busy, noisy midtown. Elegant, tasteful French classic food with impeccable service. I will come back!
Visit Benoit often over the years ... I just moved to two blocks away and now I go to Benoit at least once a week for either lunch or dinner. Food is always good ... service is touch and go depending on attendant . Some are better than others. Lunch price is reasonable but dinner a bit on the high side and there is no Prefix menu. Restaurant is a lot quieter than many others in midtown. That's why I don't go to those other restaurants any more.