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199 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590 (Maple Ave.)
Long Island railroad one block south of restaurant.
516-997-8111
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 12:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 21
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  • 5
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Authentic Italian Food

Benny's has a great selection of traditional and unique Italian dishes, some I haven't had since my parents would make them when I was a child. The Eggplant Ala Benny was a terrific appetizer special with eggplant wrapped around Cappellini pasta. And, the traditional Zabaglione with Fresh Berries... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
cmau3
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Benny's has a great selection of traditional and unique Italian dishes, some I haven't had since my parents would make them when I was a child. The Eggplant Ala Benny was a terrific appetizer special with eggplant wrapped around Cappellini pasta. And, the traditional Zabaglione with Fresh Berries dessert was freshly made table side by the wait staff and had... More 

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New York City, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Thank the G-D'S for classics: fine food and wine, first rate service, tablecloths, elegant, understated decor, richly flavored apps and mains....the beat goes on! Bennys has been a Post Avenue mainstay for decades. One is graciously and warmly welcomed upon entry. The wait staff is "Manhattan trained." Flawless recitation of the specials is always fun and good to hear. The... More 

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Westbury, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Food is spotty - sometimes very good- sometimes not so great. Service is sometimes attentive - sometimes rushed and uncaring. It is difficult to recommend a restaurant when you are not sure which Benny's will be in house that day. Four trips to Benny's - 1st and 3rd visits were very satisfactory while 2nd and 4th were not up to... More 

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Westbury, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Food is excellent. Upscale restaurant (khakis, polo shirt, and shoes fit in nicely). Reservations accepted, if you go early (5p - 7p) usually there is plenty of tables (they tend to get a late crowd, and definitely fill up on Fridays & Saturdays). Food is consistently excellent, and wait staff is attentive. We have celebrated a majority of our Anniversaries... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

overcooked fish and restaurant in serious need of update. Poor bar choices and overall nothing to get excited about

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Rowayton, Connecticut
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67 reviews 67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We were kept waiting for 15 minutes for a table even though we made reservations. Seeing that we were annoyed they gave us an unacceptable table right in front of the entrance and in between the kitchen and the main dining area. Three out of the four of our party were constantly being jostled as waiters and patrons passed by... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We dined at Benny's twice on a recent trip to Long Island. Twice in 5 days because once was not enough!! I am an old Italian guy whose mother cooked up a storm. This place is the real deal. From Lisa greeting guests when they arrive, to the excellent wait staff and, of course, to a wonderful selection of northern... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

After reading reviews and listening to friends, my wife and I made our first visit to Benny's. The best thing this establishment has going for it is the warm welcome and personal attention given to patrons by the staff. The waiters are experienced and professional. Unfortunately, for us, the food did not match the level of service. We both had... More 

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Port Jefferson, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Went for the first time May 2014. Could not have been more pleased with food, service, wine and ambience. Excellent choices of wine by the glass as well. Was restaurant week so can not comment on regular prices. Classic Italian restaurant with staff that appears to really care about the customer. Will return soon.

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Seaford, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Benny's is always a good choice for special occasions, Benny is almost always on the premises making sure that his guests get the best service & food. The restaurant is family run and the staff is always is friendly & professional .

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 199 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590
    (Maple Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Long Island railroad one block south of restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Westbury
  • Phone Number: 516-997-8111

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?