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“Wonderful Indian Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Benares

Benares
240 W. 56th Street, Between 8th Ave and Broadway, New York City, NY 10019
2123970707
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Ranked #1,133 of 11,776 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: On W 56th street between Broadway and 8th ave
Transit: Subway : 57th Street Station: Q . R , W Trains Columbus Circle Station: A. B. C, D Trains
Description: At Benares, we offer a selection of traditional and regional Indian cuisines that are carefully prepared and presented by our experienced chefs.
Stuart, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Wonderful Indian Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This restaurant is a terrific place for Indian cuisine. The staff was attentive, helpful and informative. The food is delicious, especially the lamb chops. Very nice menu selections.

Visited April 2014
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Ashland, Oregon
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Loved this place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We became big fans of Indian food when we lived in London years ago. Whenever we travel we're always looking and Benares did not disappoint. I was fairly conservative, choosing Chicken Tikka Masala (great) and my wife went with Aamiya Jhinga, prawns marinated in mango and spices, cooked in a tandoor (outstanding). Service was excellent, and the fact that it is only 5 minutes walk to Carnegie Hall is an added plus. Highly recommended.

Visited April 2014
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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146 reviews 146 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
“Great Indian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

After seeing a matinee Broadway show we had a terrific dinner at Benares. Every dish was truly wonderful and the ambiance and service were also great. If you appreciate top quality Indian food, then go here.

Visited April 2014
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Asheville, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fab!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The dinner was fabulous! Staff, food, ambience was perfection! Thank you so much!!! We had butter chicken which was to die for! Recommended!!!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Guelph, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Indian!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Great food, friendly and helpful staff reasonable prices. Amazing Tawa scallops, Murgh Pateeli Saag was delicious. Gohbi Jaipoori was excellent but spicier than we expected. Overall a great meal!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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