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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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12:00 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: Reservations

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 1
    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
Delicious food, attentive service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
Ray P
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Edison, New Jersey
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Edison, New Jersey
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 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
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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New York City, New York
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195 reviews 195 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Fantastic restaurant. We have been going here since they opened and probably only had 1 not so hot meal. That's a pretty good record! Appetizers are excellent. The hot chocolate cake desert is the best in the world. They will make anything you like...so don't worry if what you want isn't on the menu. The 5 cheese ravioli is to... More 

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NY
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

All i can say if you are visiting from the country of Mexico you may think this is good Italian fare. Let me tell you, its is not! My meal of linguini and 'clams' was $26 and terrible. I could have had a better meal out of a can. The service from the waiter was terrible, a limited menu and... 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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?