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Ben Benson's Steak House - CLOSED

123 W 52nd St, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
(212) 581-8888
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Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: bet. Sixth & Seventh Aves.
Transit: 1 train to 50th St. C train to 50th St. B, D, or E to the 7th Ave. stop F, V to 47th-50th Sts./Rockefeller Ctr.

133 reviews from our community

72% Recommend
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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

If you're going to NY and want to experience authentic american food and in particular a delicious well cooked steak, then look no further.

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Fiumicino, Italy
20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

I was at a business dinner last week. I thought Peter Lugars had bad service. People say the waiters throw the steaks at you. Ben Bensons has them beat for the worst service. The staff was rude, impatient and aggressive in pushing food. When you needed something you had to wait. We had ask twice for a replacement knive, with... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

I have heard really awesome things about this place, unfortunately, I never got to experience this awesomeness for myself... My steak came out well-done even though I asked for medium-rare... It tasted like cardboard... Oh well... Hopefully this just happened to me!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

The steaks are big and really great. But what makes this place awesome is the atmosphere and service. The waiters are really funny and friendly. And most of them are probably 70+ but they are way cooler than people half their age. Including me ;)

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

My wife and I have eaten at Ben Benson's every year on our annual visit to NYC during the Xmas holidays as well as every other well known steak house in NYC and have always found Ben Benson's to far exceed those other steak houses with their excellent service, unbelievable steaks, and incredible Martinis. It's sort of hidden away near... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is the real deal when it comes to steak. Everything is superb. You better be seriously hungry or don't go. The waiters are fun and it is an experience that should not be missed

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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I went here only once, accompanying out-of-town friends leading the way. Fine-enough cocktails & steaks, delicious spinach & other traditional accompaniments. Just, I wasn't Wowed; so I'd only re-visit if/when its location helped. If you've got the time & initiative to do better, there're better steakhouses within cab/subway reach.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

you can have Peter Lugers, Ben Bensons out runs with great pleasant service without the attitude and fantastic food a delight for an evening to dine with a friendly feeling. Service is fast but not so fast you feel you have to eat and run you actually feel pamper and fully fed.

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New York City, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

If you like classic steakhouses, you will love Ben Bensons. The steak was perfect and the wine list extensive. Our server was very funny yet efficient and everyone in our party had exactly what they wanted. We were all pleased and very full! Would recommend to everyone.

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Oceano, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Food and drinks were always excellent and I can't say enough good things about the service. I was fortunate to be able to dine one more time during there last week in business. This establishment will be missed.

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