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“Benjamins, just a wonderful find.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Benjamin's Restaurant

Benjamin's Restaurant
698 Bay St, Taunton, MA 02780-1351
508-824-6313
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Ranked #21 of 100 Restaurants in Taunton
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Benjamins, just a wonderful find.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I took my family here for Thanksgiving Dinner and we were all so pleasantly surprised to find a restaurant with warm, inviting ambiance, we were seated before our reservation time, greeted by a wonderful, friendly waiter, (Steven), and served our exceptionally high quality food shortly after the order was taken. We were wowed. Not inexpensive but not over-priced either. If you can't be with family at the holiday time, this is the next best thing. Try the pumpkin martinis and homemade pumpkin pie. Any of the entrees is excellent.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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165 reviews 165 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Excellent food and very good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Came here for a special celebration with our family this past weekend and were very happy with everything about it. We had a nice table in a corner near the fire place which was great. Our waitress was a lot of fun. She took several pictures for us and really helped make the day special. We shared stuffed mushrooms and bacon wrapped scallops for appetizers which were delicious as were the meals and the desserts. Our party order fish, veal, and beef dishes and everyone was very happy with them. We were not rushed at all and had a really enjoyable dinner. The only critique I would have is that the decor could stand to be refreshed a bit as it is a bit old but otherwise, I would go back again.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Plymouth, ma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Dark, Bland, and Tasteless”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Was at one time a great restaurant, but it has certainly changed. Prices are high for food that is fresh but tasteless. Get a new Chef! Would not go Back! Call Girls in the Lounge add great entertainment.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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greater boston area
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102 reviews 102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Not what it used to be but still OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I have been going to Benjamin's for literally decades! At first, Benajmin's was THE PLACE to go for a consistently outstanding meal. Unfortunately, it has slipped a bit in terms of their quality. It's still a pretty good restaurant but I would not give it the high marks I would have years ago. The restaurant is decorated nicely but is a bit dated. I believe it was once a mansion so some of the woodworking features are so pretty. The wait staff is cordial and efficient. I had the Baked Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp and it was good. Although the stuffing was a bit overly salted. My friend had a scallop dish and she loved hers. I will continue to go to Benjamin's for certain celebrations as it has become a tradition but I wouldn't go for any other reason.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Pleasant atmosphere, great staff, food usually very good.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I have been going to Benjamin's off and on for many years. Most recent visits are usually for lunch - it's usually pretty quiet then and there are lunch specials available as well as the full dinner menu if you prefer. The staff are always very pleasant and attentive, service is really enjoyable. They really are what makes Benjamin's special.

The food has always been good every time I've gone but I think the cook had an "off day" at the last visit. Both lobster bisque and crab cakes had pieces of shells. I worked around it but it was too off-putting for my friend who opted not to finish the bisque or try another one which the waiter did offer (it was taken off our bill). Also, just a minor thing, but the dessert sundae came without whipped cream and had to have the waiter go back and fix that. Maybe somebody new in the kitchen? This is not typical of my experience at Benjamin's and I would still return if I was looking for a place to go for a relaxed lunch in a pleasant atmosphere with great service.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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