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Benjamin's

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14900 Forest, Forest, VA
434-534-6077
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 40
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pretty good food!

Arrived at 7 on a Sat evening with only a 10 minute call ahead notice. It was really crowded so we hung at the bar for about 20 minutes until we were seated on the patio which was a great surprise as we got to see the sunset over the Blue Ridge Mts. The green tomato bruschetta was delicious, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Virginiatopgun .
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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English first
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Arrived at 7 on a Sat evening with only a 10 minute call ahead notice. It was really crowded so we hung at the bar for about 20 minutes until we were seated on the patio which was a great surprise as we got to see the sunset over the Blue Ridge Mts. The green tomato bruschetta was delicious, and... More 

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BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing Benjamin's, and for the great review. We hope to see you again soon. Ben More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We decided to give this restaurant another try after a no-so-good meal a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, it was another bad experience. The caesar salad was my favorite part of the meal, as the dressing was yummy and the romaine tasted very fresh and crisp. I ordered the seafood platter "pick three" and chose the shrimp and grits, a... More 

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BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this review

I truly appreciate your honest feedback, as that is the way we get better. Please allow us the opportunity to earn back your trust. Thank you. Ben More 

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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Had a great experience coming here for dinner. Excellent menu options and the food is very good. The only downside is the price point. We would eat here more often if it was less expensive.

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BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this review

Hi Brandi, thank you for the great review. We appreciate your business and support. Ben More 

Forest, Virginia
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61 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Benjamin's has the look and feel of a Casual Restaurant with the menu and service of a Fine Dining Restaurant, so I call it "Casual, Fine Dining" (CFD). It had been a while since our last visit to Benjamin's when our son came home from Nashville and he chose to go there for dinner. First of all, reservations are a... More 

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BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words and support! I look forward to seeing you soon. Ben More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Love Benjamin's! Our go-to spot for years! Their Sunday Brunch is unmatched. I love the Beef Medallions and Omelette DeJour! So many great combinations with Wagyu beef, Berkshire sausage and crab meat. Sam is a creative genius! You will not be disappointed. Make sure you too it off with a Bloody Mary!

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BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this review

You guys rock! Thanks for the great review and support. See you soon. Ben More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Love Shane the bartender and Sam is great chef and helps me w my muscle builder diets! Mama Sue makes desserts you will love. Sunday brunch is the best in the area w Mimosa and Bloody Mary too! Nice views and great events. Local meats and produce are used. Lot of love in the food. Support this "mom n pop"... More 

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BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and great review. Shane is smiling right now! See you soon. Ben More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I love Benjamin's the food is awesome the drinks are out of this world. Sams cooking is amazing. Shawn makes the best drinks. Will definitely be back and would recommend to anyone. My new favorite place.

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BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review! See you soon. Ben More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

From the time we walked in, we were so well taken care of. Our waitress was most informative and accommodating. We had a lovely time with a very good meal. We all shared an extremely large steak and each of us had a delicious side dish. My grits with smoked Gouda was excellent. Oh yes, do try a dessert. They... More 

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BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review and support. We hope to see you again soon. Ben More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Live only 3 miles from it but might as well be 3000. I would be just as likely to go. Tried it several times and disappointed every time. Worst shrimp and grits I ever had and I've eaten my share of them. OK atmosphere unless they stick you on the closed in porch where it's hot or cold but regardless... More 

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BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this review

Bob, thank you for your feedback. We hope to earn back your trust in our ability to provide the best food and service around. Ben More 

Forest, Virginia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I remember with excitement a decade or so ago when Benjamin's first opened in Forest. It was a complete culinary explosion of great food, unique top notch presentation, flavor profiles, and combinations that until then, was NOT what one could expect from an eatery in This Area. I actually took several of my cuisine minded friends there after, and met... More 

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BenjaminMcGehee, Owner at Benjamin's, responded to this review

Frank, thank you for your honest feedback. My chefs and I will begin right away to transform our "good bar food", back into entrees suitable for a "Chopped" chef. I hope someday that I may return the favor by evaluating your profession so that your can become better, as you have done for me. I look forward to personally serving... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14900 Forest, Forest, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Forest
  • Phone Number: 434-534-6077

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 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?