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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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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 21
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 2
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  • 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
Mike's first visit to Benny's

Great place very cozy décor and excellent wait staff very professional and accommodating. Traditional Italian restaurant with a great menu. The food was well prepared and as described and fresh with generous portions. This is a great place for a dinner meeting or a romantic evening. This hidden... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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Glen Head
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Glen Head
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Great place very cozy décor and excellent wait staff very professional and accommodating. Traditional Italian restaurant with a great menu. The food was well prepared and as described and fresh with generous portions. This is a great place for a dinner meeting or a romantic evening. This hidden gem is located in the heart of the Village of Westbury at... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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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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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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Wilton, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Benny's

Address: 199 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590
Phone Number: 516-997-8111
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Westbury
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Italian

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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

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