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Benito Restaurant

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184 Walton Avenue, 222 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ 07083 (Galloping Hill Rd)
908-964-5850
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellence for 30 years

I have been dining here since it opened in 1985. Many extraordinary meals and many fine wines have been consumed here. The experiences here cannot be faulted. The owner who is also a chef insists on excellence. The wait staff is top notch. It is always a special experience here whether lunch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Thomas C
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Millville, New Jersey
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Millville, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I have been dining here since it opened in 1985. Many extraordinary meals and many fine wines have been consumed here. The experiences here cannot be faulted. The owner who is also a chef insists on excellence. The wait staff is top notch. It is always a special experience here whether lunch, dinner, or a snack.

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

In fairness, I have to say that I rated the experience "average" only as it relates to the prices this place commands. Oddly, it's very noisy as there nothing but hard surfaces: tile floor, no acoustic ceiling tiles but, rather, an artistic wooden assemblage and no fluffy window treatments to absorb the din some guests were making. There were four... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We enjoyed a pleasant dining experience at Benito or (da Benito) restaurant in Union. We had crab cakes as well as the eggplant as appetizers - nicely presented and quite good. For dinner, we had shrimp and pasta as well as the salmon - excellent presentation and delicious food. The wait staff is very attentive without being overly so. There... More 

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Union, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

The food portions are large the food is served elegantly. It is delicious. I have to mention that the kitchen in this place is extremely organized and one of the cleanest I've seen.

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NJ
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have eaten here several times, the food is always spot on, service is over the top. Great menu and knowledgeable staff.

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Union, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food is out of this world.Very Italian.Small portions,but it's the way the Italians eat in Italy.Manager or owner comes around to see if everything is ok.Very expensive but well worth at least trying once.

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Bayonne, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Here's a story that is not to be believed! Took my uncle and aunt to Benito's in Union for their 57th anniversary. My uncle has been a customer there forever and when he worked, was there at least 4 days a week. Now retired, going there is an amazing treat. So, this past Saturday night, my aunt orders steak and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We stop here on our annual (or more often) trip from the Washington, DC area to Maine, exiting the Garden State Parkway at Galloping Hill Road, to be practically right at the driveway to the restaurant. It is extremely convenient, and when coupled with good food and the very attentive service, the experience is both highly practical and enjoyable. My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

One of best Italian restaurant in NJ. You must try the home made ravioli very good. We've been going to da Benito for as long as I can remember. Beni is back in the kitchen and the food is fabulous. You won't be disappointed.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Fantastic dinning experience! If you have the opportunity to dine here, don't think twice. Menu and wine list alone are worth the visit. Excellent service, presentation, cuisine, all of it. You won't be disappointed!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 184 Walton Avenue, 222 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ 07083
    (Galloping Hill Rd)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Union
  • Phone Number: 908-964-5850

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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