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Bensi
Cuisines: Italian
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed June 18, 2008

Comfortable, Affordable, but not great food....especially being so close to so many great options.

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Reviewed November 24, 2007

Bensi Restuarants are popping up all over North Jersey, so we went to one in Denville on a busy night and had a delicious Sole w/arugala and tomato...that was light and delicious but the service was sooooo slow. The food was a bit cold. Took forever to get our dinner about an hour. It was a bit crowded so we thought it was due to that. But then I tried the Bensi in Whippany for lunch and we were one of only 2 tables, and it took nearly an hour to get our lunch. This was just crazy. Gee I cook for 4 people every night faster than that! Someone needs to train these young kids that are dressed liked waiters, but don't have a clue, that when someone orders coffee, it's cold out, perhaps you should visit the table within the next 30 mins to see if they need to refill their coffee. The mgr or hostess was obviously more concerned with chatting than training her 3 waiters that sat with nothing to do as we tried to get a 2nd cup of coffee for 45 mins. And since the room is large with high ceilings much like a fancy lunchroom at college, perhaps she doesn't realize how the voices carry and we heard her entire personal conversation...And by the topic of their conversation, it is probably a fun place to work...The food again was good when it finally arrived, not hot, so one of the meals was probably done before the other, - The pasta dishes and pizza seem to be the best thing but amazing how they can make eggplant even worse than I make it. Did you ever hear of eggplant you need a knife to cut thru? Sauce and cheese were good, Salads were fresh ..just skip the eggplant, don't expect the food to be hot... and bring a thermos of hot coffee if you want a refill.

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