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Benito Restaurant

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184 Walton Avenue, 222 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ 07083 (Galloping Hill Rd)
19089645850
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2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Ristorante da Benito boasts exquisite cuisine complimented with our...
Ristorante da Benito boasts exquisite cuisine complimented with our extensive for a unique and memorable dining experience at this top New Jersey restaurant. Our award winning wine list, featuring hundreds of names to choose from including the very best from Italy, France and California will take you on a worldly tour of varietals of all types. Attention to detail defines "Fine Dining" at Ristorante da Benito. With immaculate white table linens on every table and a professional wait staff will cater to your every wish. Our menu is as rich in flavor as it is diverse and incorporating local grown vegetables, homemade pastas, aged steaks that rival the best steakhouses and fresh wild seafood creates a menu that has to be tasted to be appreciated. For a refreshingly delicious meal to remember, come take a seat with us at Ristorante da Benito!
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  • 14
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
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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
Christmas Eve dinner

A little pricey but good food & decent service. Not great service but there aren't any restaurants in Union with really good service except Ursino.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2015
LLB4
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

A little pricey but good food & decent service. Not great service but there aren't any restaurants in Union with really good service except Ursino.

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Thank LLB4
Dona N, owner at Benito Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your candor. While I wish we had impressed you a little more, it sounds like you enjoyed everything overall. I look forward to another chance to truly wow you in the future. All the best, Dona Naito, Manager More 

New York City, New York
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

I live in Union, NJ and decided to finally try Benito's out. My experience was similar to many of the reviewers, except no visit from the chef. The PRO's are the service, the ravioli appetizer and the overall quality. The CON is the price to value ratio. My wife and I went for our anniversary but it felt like a... More 

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1 Thank David P
Dona N, owner at Benito Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts, David. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your ravioli so much. We use only the freshest ingredients here, and we set the price accordingly. That said, I always want our guests to leave feeling satisfied, and I hope you'll consider giving us another chance in the future. All the best, Dona Naito, Manager More 

Millville, New Jersey
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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Thank Thomas C
Dona N, Manager at Benito Restaurant, responded to this review

I can't tell you how much your review means to us, Thomas. You have been one of our most loyal customers over the years, and we look forward to each and every visit. Best wishes, Dona Naito, Manager More 

Piscataway, New Jersey
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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1 Thank lonelybaker
Dona N, Manager at Benito Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm disappointed to hear we didn't impress you more. We use only the freshest and highest-quality ingredients navigable, so I'm especially sorry to hear our Veal dish didn't quite hit the spot. It sounds to me like you might have caught us on an off night, and I'd love to get a second chance to show you what we can... More 

Edison, New Jersey
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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3 Thank Ray P
Union, New Jersey
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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3 Thank jjperry2014
NJ
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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Thank twcrea
Union, New Jersey
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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1 Thank autumn334
Bayonne, New Jersey
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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3 Thank Evan E
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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: 19089645850

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

Description

Ristorante da Benito boasts exquisite cuisine complimented with our extensive for a unique and memorable dining experience at this top New Jersey restaurant. Our award winning wine list, featuring hundreds of names to choose from including the very best from Italy, France and California will take you on a worldly tour of varietals of all types. Attention to detail defines "Fine Dining" at Ristorante da Benito. With immaculate white table linens on every table and a professional wait staff will cater to your every wish. Our menu is as rich in flavor as it is diverse and incorporating local grown vegetables, homemade pastas, aged steaks that rival the best steakhouses and fresh wild seafood creates a menu that has to be tasted to be appreciated. For a refreshingly delicious meal to remember, come take a seat with us at Ristorante da Benito!
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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