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“Dedicated owner, under-educated staff”
Review of Benson's restaurant - CLOSED

Benson's restaurant
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed December 24, 2012

My husband, son and I went to dinner...we were excited to see what new ownership has done to this beautiful old building. Unfortunately we were greeted with a view of the staff out smoking out back and then coming in to serve us smelling like smoke. The bad service didn't end there,the waiter didn't know if they had kids menus or what type of wine was in house, he was so bad that we were flagging down other waiters to help us. My elk steak, and my husbands burger were completely dry. The Bruchetta was amazing though. The only thing that saves this place is the heart and dedication of the owner. She was so accomodating and kind. I hope she hires more people like her because this old house needs to have people who care again.

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1  Thank J. C
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

we ate lunch there and the food was good.we had the smoked trout blt which was very good.we asked the female manager or owner if they smoked the trout in house.she said yes.as we left to go to our car the chef was standing at the back door and i asked him about the smoked trout.unfortunately he gave us another version of how it was smoked.somewhere else.it was still good but the owner or manager should either know what is going on in her kitchen or not fabricate the truth about it.our server was totally inept.we felt like we were an inconvenience to her.rush,rush,rush.she actually pulled an appetizer plate while my lady friend was still dipping her beef in the sauce.she scooped it so fast that i didn't have a chance to stop her..one final thing about the server,her apron was filthy.yuk!!! i know the restaurant has only been open for eight months and the owner's looked young, but they should realize that good food is usually forgotten when the service is as bad as we received..

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3  Thank STOINK31
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

Benson's is located in the heart of downtown Billings in a restored farm house that for years housed George Henry's, a long-time Billings "institution." The food is exceptional and it is an incredible value for the price. Generously portioned and perfectly cooked entrees in the mid-$20s. The menu is varied with a wide-range of fresh seafood, beef, bison, and pasta from which to choose. Beautiful salads that are chilled perfectly, outstanding soups (mia amore and I had a smoked cheese soup one evening that was simply off the charts), a great selection of appetizers, and killer desserts. Try the croissant bread pudding; you won't be disappointed. Service was fast and friendly and the ambiance is intimate, romantic, and charming. This is Billings newest and one of its finest restaurants.

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2  Thank Boston1522
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

Just ate at Benson's it's a new restaurant in town. Atmosphere is great for that special occasion for two. Setting is in an old house so the eating areas are seperate and quiet. Not too kid friendly no childrens menu or things that little ones would like to eat. Price is moderate to high for this area. Presentation is great and meal was filling. No liquor license yet but should be by December. Overall a good place to go once in awhile.

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Thank Jim C
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Excellent service, food, and atmosphere. The pheasant is to die for and the prime rib was the best I've had.

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Thank Bob R
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