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Benoit

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60 W 55th St, New York City, NY 10019-5308 (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
(646) 943-7373
Today
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
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Mahwah, New Jersey
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115 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the French host, to the bistro decor, to the menu, you really feel like you walked from a NYC street right into a Parisian Bistro. We happened upon this restaurant with the help of open table. We were looking for a restaurant close to the Warwick Hotel where we were staying. We had a relatively early reservation so the... More 

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Thank Bellybirdsmom
Bonita Springs, Florida
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Benoit, which took the place of Cote Basque several years ago, serves excellent food in the same beautiful setting. My wife and I travel to NYC twice each year, and we make Benoit our kind of special night each visit. My wife and I both started with the escargots, which were perfect. For her main course, my wife had the... More 

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Thank Lawrence B
New York City, New York
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely ambiance and warm welcome. Unfortunately, the food and prices don't correspond to the surroundings. The pre-dinner champagne was $25/glass. A 3-glass carafe of average house wine was $57. The hors d'oeuvre serving of octopus was microscopic and the escargots were lackluster and seeming reheated and tepid. The King salmon entree was also tiny and seemingly cut out with a... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Face it. You hear Alain Ducasse and you think no way I can do there by myself much less to take my wife and kids! I'll go broke! Not true! Of course, you are welcome to do so. Here is how: go at peak hours, order lots of drinks, and order the most expensive dishes. And YOU'LL BE IN HEAVEN!!... More 

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Thank WPBLocalColour
Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I dined at Benoit with my partner for our two year anniversary. I love that they offer carafes of wines. We shared a carafe of riesling and it deliciously complimented our meal. We started with escargot, which was delicious. I had the fish special and my partner had the grilled salmon. Both were great. We really enjoyed the ambience as... More 

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Thank Palmer H
Spicewood, Texas, United States
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely glad I tried Benoit after my visit to MOMA. Nice atmosphere & attentive service at lunch even to those who dine solo. Perfection. Escargot are delicious with herbs, garlic & butter. Never had any better. Opted for rack of lamb and it was superb with seasonal vegetables. Wine parings were lovely. Too full for dessert but will return. Viva... More 

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Thank Diane D
Walnut Creek, California
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Frommers recommended this restaurant. The food and service were spot on. This is not an inexpensive restaurant and they met the expectation for the price point. Our only issue was the couple next to us They obviously lived in NY and were regular patrons of Benoit. They made comments about our weight and which hand we held our knife in... More 

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Thank blakemont
New York
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lovely French bistro is a bit of Paris in NY city. Food is very good. Roast chicken the best outside of France. Ambiance is charming and service is very good. Great for pre City Center performances or any theater for that matter

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Thank Mamaski912
New York
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303 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a two star review in the New York Times I was expecting a much better meal. After all, I had eaten at Benoit in the past and had a good meal. Not perhaps the food was even better? Not my experience. The food was good but in NYC you can find far better bistro fare.

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Thank Antionio10
Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous escargot, so so king salmon, excellent duck breast, disappointing apple tatin, friendly staff.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 W 55th St, New York City, NY 10019-5308
    (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (646) 943-7373

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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