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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Benoit New York

Benoit New York
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Ranked #448 of 13,552 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: Between 5th and 6th Avenues
Description: Restaurant, Wine Bar & Private Dining - Open since 2008, Benoit New York is the third member of internationally-acclaimed Chef Alain Ducasse's Benoit family - which also includes the bistro in Paris since 1912 and Benoit Tokyo. In New York, guests enjoy a warm and authentic experience and a menu filled with traditional bistro dishes with a modern flair. In August 2016, the restaurant underwent a renovation, bringing a contemporary New York City touch to the classic French restaurant.
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245 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

Yes, I felt like as if I were in Paris. They serve cheese gougere while you wait.Everything I ordered was excellent. 'Can't go wrong and it's not the usual old school choice of French standbys. Even the salad was magnifique. And when you leave, they hand you a small package of homemade meringue. Typical French and a nice gesture!

Visited May 2013
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Denville, New Jersey
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Expensive but delicious food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

We made an impromptu and unplanned stop here for dinner (without checking any reviews), and ordering off the prix fixe menu I wasn't sure what I was going to get, but It took only a single bite of my hake dish (a fish I was unfamiliar with) to convince me we made a good choice. This was one of the tastiest dishes I've had in a long time. As the meal progressed I also noted the excellent attentive service we received, despite the fact that due to our unplanned circumstances we were very casually dressed. I can't call this place a bargain, but we all left feeling it was worth what we paid. A couple of things to note are that the restaurant is pretty large, and the bathrooms are up a flight of stairs.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Arny E
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Tourist trap and a terrible experience”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

This is the worst restaurant that I have ever been to in New York. The place gives a bad feeling when one arrives. We should have left. The mussels were horrible, the cassoulet tasted like microwaved hash brown potatoes.
We were very upset with the 4 Seasons Hotel for recommending this poor quality bistro.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Rosa D
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Sao Paulo, SP
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166 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Classic french and delicious food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

This is a place to go for comfort food. Delicious croque monsieur, champagne, mussels, salads, everything delicious. Good service.

Visited April 2013
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“An interesting coincidence”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

This this French bistro style restaurant was a couple of blocks from our hotel so we decided to try it since we had been to another restaurant with the same name in Paris a number of years ago. What a coincidence; it was the same owners.

The food was quite tasty and the prices we reasonable for New York. We shared a pate as a starter; we were glad we did since that was a nearly a meal in itself. The loup de mer was excellent.

The only drawback was the tables were small and the conversation from the next table was a bit annoying. These two businessmen were trying to impress each other by showing off their Rolex watches. Then the conversation switched to ways they could get around taxes through clever "schemes". Too bad we were not from the IRS.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Voyageurs65
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