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60 West 55th Street, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
(646) 943-7373
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Ranked #486 of 11,618 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between 5th and 6th Avenues
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80% Recommend
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
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English first
Louisville, Kentucky
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Quaint decor and furnishing. Affordable prices. Decent wine list. Several French classic dishes. Wonderful breads. Tasty macaroons. Attentive service. A pleasant surprise in upper midtown Manhattan.

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Mohegan Lake, New York
Top Contributor
203 reviews 203 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I took my wife and 15-year-old son to Benoit for a special dinner, and boy were we blown away by the magnificent food and service. To start out with, the appetizers we ordered were amazing. We shared a dozen escargots, foie gras, and oysters. All were tasty and delicious. The foie gras was buttery soft and the escargots amazing in... More

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Manassas, VA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had lunch at Benoit. We enjoyed everything - lobster salad, green salad, and cassoulet. The wines by the glass were delicious. We were happy they included some new world wines along with the old world wines by the glass. The service was impeccable.

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New York
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103 reviews 103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Husband and I always go there for lunch. It is a great restaurant that serves great French food. Don't miss the oeuvres, they are really delicious! I ordered their skate wing and love it very much. They had a beef wellington before and it was very notable. The lunch menu is really great! We just go there for lunch and... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were recommended to Benoit by our hotel.withing walking distance of 5 th and 50th. Very pleasant surroundings ,warm welcome and great meal. I had escargots and salmon and my wife pepper steak...all excellent. very good friendly service...not in any way patronizing.bill was reasonable in context of excellent quality.

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Toronto, Ontario
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My husband and I stopped in for dinner while we were in New York city for five days. We hadn't heard anything about this place and didn't know what to expect. The ambience is lovely and the staff very helpful and friendly. Our meal was just delicious - my soup was velvety smooth (cold potato/leek) and our mains were done... More

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Leeds (Kent), United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I read mixed reviews for this restaurant but I found it excellent. Not busy (maybe others read the same reviews) but the meal was very good, the wine list extensive with a good choice across the price range, the waiter was wonderful. This is an excellent choice in midtown Manhattan. It is in a bit of a downmarket area but... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

So, I am an Alain Ducasse fan. I love his resto in the Plaza Athenee in Paris and go whenever I am in "the city of light". So I was looking forward to trying Bistro in Manhattan. I casually mentioned to the server that I know and love the Plaza Athenee resto, and he carefully advised that "this is not... More

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New York City, New York
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165 reviews 165 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Food is great, as is the wine and the service. Setting is charming. Nice selection. Location is close to MOMA and Carnegie Hall and City Center

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Northbrook, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Food was perfect. Service was excellent. Sommelier was terrific. A great find. Slightly out of the way for pre-theater .(6pm seating was tight for 8pm curtain ), but if you are dining, this is not to be missed. Just like Paris!

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