Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar

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$31 to $50
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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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

A special Thanksgiving menu will be served for $85 per person. This is the only menu available. Email & phone number required for all reservations. Menu to be sent with email confirmation. The full $85 will be charged for no shows or cancellations less than 48 hrs before reservation.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

A special Christmas Eve menu will be served for $95 per person. This is the only menu available. Email & phone number required for all reservations. Menu to be sent with email confirmation. The full $95 will be charged for no shows or cancellations less than 48 hrs before reservation.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

A special Christmas menu will be served for $95 per person. This is the only menu available. Email & phone number required for all reservations. Menu to be sent with email confirmation. The full $95 will be charged for no shows or cancellations less than 48 hrs before reservation.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

2 Special Menus are available on NYE. 5:30-7 pm - 3 course menu for $85. 7:30-10:30pm - 5 course menu for $150. Email and phone number are required for reservation. Menu will be sent with a confirmation email. Full meal charge will be incurred for no shows or cancellations 48 hours before event.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 3562 People Are Saying
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L
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had brunch there before Theater. It was delicious. The service was very good. They will go out of their way to make everything right. I definitely recommend it.

AS
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My husband and I had not been here in a long time and thought we would try it again. The 5 small plate appetizer we ordered was very good but I thought the portions were a bit small. The entries, steamed sea bream for me and quenelles for my husband were perfectly prepared. The room was a bit too loud for me and the service was very slow.

WL
London
119 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Had the menu dejeuner and it was good and good value. Due to bit of a mix up, service was very slow to the point I almost left. In the end, it was rectified, but there was nothing in the experience that would draw me back again

TK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just visiting in NY and have eaten here several times! Took friends this time and they loved everything about it!

T
Houston
68 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I would not return to Cafe Benoit. The salmon was a little fishy and the prices don't justify the price. Darling atmosphere but unfortunately not great

FT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ristorante tranquillo e casual/raffinato.

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S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We dined at Benoit on a Saturday evening. Service was strained especially at first. initially the Maîtres D interacted with us for the wait staff was too busy. We asked for the sommelier. He was rather perfunctory and not very helpful or excited about any wines he recommended. The bottle was not left on our table, so we depended upon the sommelier or the waiter to keep our glasses filled which they did not. We always had to ask. Food was mixed. Pomme frites were very good. Roasted chicken (a house specialty) was pretty dry. It was good, but far from very good. Escargot and pate en croute were both very good. We will probably try this restaurant again, but will order a different dish the next time and just follow the waiter's advice on the wine.

One strange thing was that about in the middle of our meal the restaurant started to empty out. At that time a couple was seated right next to us even though there were quite a few vacant tables with no one to either side where they could have been seated. We and they would both have been more comfortable.

LV
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent, with delicious food and excellent service.

GG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic cuisine, elegant surroundings.

Imagine my surprise after walking all over Manhattan and gliding into this charming, chic dining spot.

We were rather tired and weary. Sadly, underdressed. The staff glided about our table and gave top notch service. True professionals. Our meals were sumptuous.

Dessert, sublime. I am so grateful that Benoit treated us like VIP guest and did not judge according to our appearance.

Naturally I tipped well and will be back..wearing high heels and Channel ☺️

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on October 7, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a nice review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comments. 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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S
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

This restaurant is good for business meetings. Service was okay. I would have expected better. We had theater tickets and we almost didn't make the curtain as the waiter would disappear at times although the restaurant was not at full capacity. He seemed uninterested in providing us with a good experience.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on October 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 on the menu have been duly noted and will be discussed with the management team. I am looking forward to welcoming you again on a future occasion. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything great, except the food was a bit too salty for French dining.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on October 1, 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 comments. I will make sure to relay your feedbacks about the salt to 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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CK
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went on a Sunday morning. Nice brunch menu. Portions however were very small and I thought it was expensive for the meals ordered. I have had better experiences there with their pre-theatre menu.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on October 1, 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 on the menu have been duly noted and will be discussed with the kitchen and management team. I am looking forward to welcoming you again on a future occasion. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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B
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was an absolute pleasure to eat at this restaurant. Not only are the acoustics terrific - you can actually carry on a conversation - but the service, food and ambience are terrific as well.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on October 1, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a nice review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comments. 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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A
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

we arrived with our 1yo daughter later in the evening having just gotten off of a long plane ride. She was cranky, wee were all hungry and the staff was amazing in getting us in & out while also being thoughtful and kind to our baby. Could not ask for anything more, they're terrific.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on October 7, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a nice review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comments. 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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AD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Good appetisers and deserts but really main course was rather tasteless and did not seem to receive any attention from the chef
Overpriced for what it is

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on October 1, 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 on the menu have been duly noted and will be discussed with the kitchen and management team. I am looking forward to welcoming you again on a future occasion. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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FH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Big fan of the place!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on October 1, 2019

Dear Guest, I am very pleased to read your kind feedback following your visit at Benoit. Thank you for taking the time to share very positive comments on your experience and for your confidence! I am looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As usual, fantastic service and overall experience.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on October 1, 2019

Dear Guest, I am very pleased to read your kind feedback following your visit at Benoit. Thank you for taking the time to share very positive comments on your experience. I am looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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ES
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Julien Moreno, sommelier, is a true hospitality pro! Great experience.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on October 1, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a nice review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comments. I will make sure to relay your feedbacks to Julien! 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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SB
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This our neighborhood restaurant and we really love it. The food is always outstanding. Some nights the service is better than others. Needless to say, we recommend the restaurant to any one looking for wonderful French food. The liver is the best in NYC and the soufflé is mouth watering.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on October 1, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a nice review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comments. I will make sure to relay your feedbacks to the kitchen 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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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was okay but not to the level expected

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on October 1, 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 on the menu have been duly noted and will be discussed with the kitchen and management team. I am looking forward to welcoming you again on a future occasion. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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AS
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday Dinner. Enjoyed the tasting menu EXCEPT the Amuse Bouche - awful pickled Okra!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on October 1, 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 on the menu have been duly noted and will be discussed with the kitchen and management team. I am looking forward to welcoming you again on a future occasion. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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ED
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose this restaurant on a whim because it was near Radio City Music Hall where we were going for a show. I didn't realize this was an Alain Ducasse restaurant but was pleasantly surprised. Our waitress was a very sweet young French girl who was new to the restaurant (and NYC) but she was absolutely wonderful. The staff was very knowledgable and extremely attentive - they were always quick to refill drinks, take away dirty plates, etc. The food was delicious - they served these mouthwatering warm cheese bread balls (no idea what they were - kind of like a savory "choux." We each got a cocktail (the spritz was very good) and shared a cheese plate before dinner (very un-French, oh well!), and each got salmon, a veggie plate, poulet-frites, and another fish dish. All were heavenly but the salmon was the best I've ever had. We would have loved to stay for dessert but were in a hurry. It was quite pricey but we would definitely go back!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on October 1, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a nice review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comments. 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
19 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Better than expected

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on October 1, 2019

Dear Guest, I am very pleased to read your kind feedback following your visit at Benoit. Thank you for taking the time to share very positive comments on your experience and for your confidence! I am looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ランチで訪問。
料理は質味ともに満足。
値段は酒無しで60ドルほど。コスパは良くはないが、雰囲気も含め高評価。

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place always delivers. Julien the sommelier was fantastic; tasting menu was excellent.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on September 13, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a nice review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comments. I will make sure to relay your feedbacks to Julien! I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future, to enjoy our tasting menu! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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JJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was really great, the food, service and the decor of the restaurant. but the only thing that I would suggest was the music choice was somewhat off. It didn’t really go well with the restaurants classic atmosphere.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on October 1, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a nice review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comments. We will discuss the music matter in our next manager meeting. 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
Monterrey
21 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

La comida muy mala, la remodelación que le hicieron se me hizo también mala, estaba mejor antes...

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderfully prepared, fresh and flavorful, and aesthetically pleasing. Service was outstanding...always attended to.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on September 13, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind review! I have shared your nice remarks with the team who was delighted to hear. I am looking forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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Phoenix
50 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service.Good wine selection at reasonable prices

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on September 13, 2019

Dear Guest, I am very pleased to read your kind feedback following your visit at Benoit. Thank you for taking the time to share very positive comments on your experience. I am looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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R
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service and beautiful dishes presentation and sleek ambiance makes this restaurant a perfect place for romantic date or special occasion.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on September 13, 2019

Dear Guest, I am very pleased to read your kind feedback following your visit at Benoit. Thank you for taking the time to share very positive comments on your experience. I am looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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RR
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant, quiet, everybody was very nice and professional.
Had a very nice service by Hélène and Anais and a server who used to serve in the same section.
Excellent food and very judicious wine pairing .
We will come back!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on September 13, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a nice review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comments. 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, to enjoy our tasting menu! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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GR
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been there several times. For some reason, I just remember having better menu choices in the past. There were a lot of seafood entrees, not as much variety in the other choices. We love the little bar and the cocktails.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on September 13, 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 on the menu have been duly noted and will be discussed with the kitchen and management team. I am looking forward to welcoming you again on a future occasion. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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OT
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

As always wonderful food and setting. Love it.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on September 10, 2019

Dear Guest, I am very pleased to read your nice review following your visit at Benoit. Thank you for your trust and your consideration towards our restaurant!. I am looking forward to welcoming you again very soon. Warm regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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JG
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great French restaurant on side street in NYC. The service began with a warm greeting at the door and continued through the entire meal. the portions were adequate for a French eatery. the duck liver pate was outstanding and the salmon was cooked to perfection. The cocktails and wine were a fine addition to the meal. The chocolate souffle was light, airy and full of chocolate. The tax on booze and food in NYC is ridiculous and I see why people are moving out!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on September 10, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a nice review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comments. 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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NY
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Foie gras was good but the sweet breads were over cooked , soufflé was the best part of the meal , service was fine .

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on September 10, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Benoit following your recent visit. Please be assured that your remarks on the menu have been duly noted and will be discussed with the kitchen team. I am looking forward to welcoming you again on a future occasion. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had the chef’s tasting menu with wine pairings which was delicious - but a bit rushed for the first couple courses. The Corn Veloute and the Cod were exquisite. The duck was also very good. I did not expect to like the dessert from the description but it was a pleasant surprise.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on September 10, 2019

Dear Guest, I am very pleased to read your kind feedback following your visit at Benoit. Thank you for taking the time to share very positive comments! I will let the pastry Chef know about your nice words. I am looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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CZ
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience for all of us. We can't wait to go back and one of the best restaurants we went to in NYC this year.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on September 10, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind review! I have shared your nice remarks with the team who was delighted to hear. I am looking forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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N
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We have been coming for years because of its proximity to City Centre. We always enjoy the atmosphere and service. Food is the big issue for me. I had rather boring escargots followed by a tiny piece of halibut that was dry served with a caponata that was tasteless. The tarte tatin was the tiniest I have seen anywhere in the city that serves it, but it was good. I order wine by the glass here, but the pour is not generous and it is served in very small glasses, to boot. I complained about this on a previous visit and they gave me a few cc's more. How generous of them! The cost of dining here is very steep, and frankly, not worth it. Other than these issues, it is a fun place to hang out in. Much more attention needs to be paid to the quality of the food.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on September 10, 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 on the menu have been duly noted and will be discussed with the kitchen and management team. I am looking forward to welcoming you again on a future occasion. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal. Impeccable service. Loved the extra attention and Madelines.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on September 10, 2019

Dear Guest, I am very pleased to read your kind feedback following your visit at Benoit. Thank you for taking the time to share very positive comments on your experience. I am looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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DY
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Surprised by the freshness of the fish and vegetables, as if just picked up from field and ocean. A luxury in the middle of highrise and busy city center!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on September 10, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a nice review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comments. 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, to enjoy our tasting menu! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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