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Ben Benson's Steak House - CLOSED

123 W 52nd St, New York City, NY 10019-6098
+1 212-581-8888
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Aug 13, 2016
Jan 5, 2016
“Best Steak in Town.....”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
123 W 52nd St, New York City, NY 10019-6098
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1 - 10 of 104 reviews

Reviewed August 13, 2016

Gotta love this place - I like that it's right in the heart of the city and not too hard to get to. Service impeccable, food is fabulous - RED MEAT YUMM

1  Thank JaydieGee
Reviewed January 5, 2016

Ben Benson's is a little off most peoples radar ,but this has been one of the best New York Steak House's I have been to. The service is five star and the steaks are cooked just the way you want them. I have been here...More

Thank Oldmaster
Reviewed September 1, 2014

I've been using Ben's pretty much since it opened it's doors and for the life of me I can't see understand why Peter Luger's continues to be held in such awe - I mean, it's in Brooklyn… In best NYC steakhouse fashion it ain't a...More

1  Thank Robert W
Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were very satisfied. In fact the week before we tried a "special" that they offered on "Restaurant Week" that listed many restaurants in NYC. We were not very happy so decided to give it another try. This time we ordered from the regular menu....More

1  Thank Bill T
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.

1  Thank nouster
Reviewed December 8, 2013

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...More

Thank jerrold04
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!

Thank Hanna E
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 ;)

1  Thank Tom_Kr_Foosnaes
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...More

1  Thank Don H
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

Thank michael s
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers
like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$41 - $80
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 W 52nd St, New York City, NY 10019-6098
    (bet. Sixth & Seventh Aves.)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-581-8888
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