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Benito Restaurant

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184 Walton Ave, 222 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ 07083-8918 (Galloping Hill Rd)
19089645850
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I've been here three times over the last year and every time we have good meals and everyone in our party always seem to enjoy what they order. The service is good and the chef always makes his way around the dining room which I love!!!

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Thank Sweetmelissa73
Union, New Jersey
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

The food was delicious, they had a great wine list and excellent service.....a bit pricey but worth it

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Thank 2016Travels
Dona N, Owner at Benito Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your meal paired with just the right wine! Thank you so much for your excellent words, and I hope we'll be able to welcome you back on your next travels through New Jersey. Hope to see you soon, Dona Naito, Manager More 

New Jersey
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

I made a reservation to meet my cousin from out of state for lunch. After being rushed through our lunch, we were informed that the owner wanted to close early due to lack of patrons. 2PM reservation and asked to leave by 4:30! I hadn't seen my cousin in 40 years and Benito's came highly recommended by my husband. Such... More 

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1 Thank Maureen R
Dona N, Owner at Benito Restaurant, responded to this review

Maureen, while it's wonderful that you and your cousin grabbed lunch together, I'm truly sorry to hear that your experience didn't live up to your expectations. I just want to make sure that we had the pleasure of you and your cousin visiting us. Did you recently visit Benito Restaurant in Union, NJ? Our hours are till 10:00 pm in... More 

Mountainside, New Jersey
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Boys and girls... This may be one of the finest restaurants in the Country... Every detail is meticulously attended to... The restaurant is handsome ... the service impeccable... with prices below any first-class restaurant in Manhattan providing world-class cuisine ... BUT... the quality of the food is magnificent... Veal ... Fish... Pasta ... All are tremendous ... While the menu... More 

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1 Thank rjmunch
Dona N, Owner at Benito Restaurant, responded to this review

THANK YOU SO MUCH for your fabulous words! No amount of capitalization or words can express how wonderful it was to earn such a glowing recommendation from you. Truly it was our pleasure having such an enthusiastic guest, and I hope you'll be back to Union soon for another OUT OF THIS WORLD meal. Can't wait to see you soon,... More 

Brielle, New Jersey
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

We couldn't get a reservation in Newark when we were going to see Joshua Bell at the NJPAC. Remembered daBenito from a prior visit and made a reservation there. I was delighted with our selection as my meal (a veal dish) was outstanding with a sauce I'd never experienced. We shared a beet salad, it was too small for a... More 

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Thank shoppingal
Dona N, Owner at Benito Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your outstanding words. I'm delighted we had the chance to welcome you during your visit, and craft you a delicious finish to your night. I can't wait for your next visit either. Hope to see you soon, Dona Naito, Manager More 

Westfield, New Jersey
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124 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Very high class Italian restaurant. Specials change daily. You might even bump into some of New Jersey's Political Hoi Poloi here.The pasta is fresh as is everything!

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Thank maxinedds
Dona N, Owner at Benito Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for enjoying some fresh classics with us. Crafting you a meal that shares our heritage is our pleasure, so thank you for your kind words. I hope we'll get the chance to welcome you back for another homemade meal soon. The pasta awaits, Dona Naito, Manager More 

New York City, New York
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

A little pricey but good food & decent service. Not great service but there aren't any restaurants in Union with really good service except Ursino.

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Thank LLB4
Dona N, owner at Benito Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your candor. While I wish we had impressed you a little more, it sounds like you enjoyed everything overall. I look forward to another chance to truly wow you in the future. All the best, Dona Naito, Manager More 

New York City, New York
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

I live in Union, NJ and decided to finally try Benito's out. My experience was similar to many of the reviewers, except no visit from the chef. The PRO's are the service, the ravioli appetizer and the overall quality. The CON is the price to value ratio. My wife and I went for our anniversary but it felt like a... More 

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1 Thank David P
Dona N, owner at Benito Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts, David. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your ravioli so much. We use only the freshest ingredients here, and we set the price accordingly. That said, I always want our guests to leave feeling satisfied, and I hope you'll consider giving us another chance in the future. All the best, Dona Naito, Manager More 

Millville, New Jersey
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have been dining here since it opened in 1985. Many extraordinary meals and many fine wines have been consumed here. The experiences here cannot be faulted. The owner who is also a chef insists on excellence. The wait staff is top notch. It is always a special experience here whether lunch, dinner, or a snack.

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Thank Thomas C
Dona N, Manager at Benito Restaurant, responded to this review

I can't tell you how much your review means to us, Thomas. You have been one of our most loyal customers over the years, and we look forward to each and every visit. Best wishes, Dona Naito, Manager More 

Piscataway, New Jersey
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

In fairness, I have to say that I rated the experience "average" only as it relates to the prices this place commands. Oddly, it's very noisy as there nothing but hard surfaces: tile floor, no acoustic ceiling tiles but, rather, an artistic wooden assemblage and no fluffy window treatments to absorb the din some guests were making. There were four... More 

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Dona N, Manager at Benito Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm disappointed to hear we didn't impress you more. We use only the freshest and highest-quality ingredients navigable, so I'm especially sorry to hear our Veal dish didn't quite hit the spot. It sounds to me like you might have caught us on an off night, and I'd love to get a second chance to show you what we can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 184 Walton Ave, 222 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ 07083-8918
    (Galloping Hill Rd)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Union
  • Phone Number: 19089645850
Description
Ristorante da Benito boasts exquisite cuisine complimented with our extensive for a unique and memorable dining experience at this top New Jersey restaurant. Our award winning wine list, featuring hundreds of names to choose from including the very best from Italy, France and California will take you on a worldly tour of varietals of all types. Attention to detail defines "Fine Dining" at Ristorante da Benito. With immaculate white table linens on every table and a professional wait staff will cater to your every wish. Our menu is as rich in flavor as it is diverse and incorporating local grown vegetables, homemade pastas, aged steaks that rival the best steakhouses and fresh wild seafood creates a menu that has to be tasted to be appreciated. For a refreshingly delicious meal to remember, come take a seat with us at Ristorante da Benito!

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