Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar

4.5
3526 reviews
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French
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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 2016, the restaurant underwent a renovation, bringing a contemporary New York City touch to the classic French restaurant.
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CZ
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience for all of us. We can't wait to go back and one of the best restaurants we went to in NYC this year.

N
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We have been coming for years because of its proximity to City Centre. We always enjoy the atmosphere and service. Food is the big issue for me. I had rather boring escargots followed by a tiny piece of halibut that was dry served with a caponata that was tasteless. The tarte tatin was the tiniest I have seen anywhere in the city that serves it, but it was good. I order wine by the glass here, but the pour is not generous and it is served in very small glasses, to boot. I complained about this on a previous visit and they gave me a few cc's more. How generous of them! The cost of dining here is very steep, and frankly, not worth it. Other than these issues, it is a fun place to hang out in. Much more attention needs to be paid to the quality of the food.

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely meal. Impeccable service. Loved the extra attention and Madelines.

DY
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Surprised by the freshness of the fish and vegetables, as if just picked up from field and ocean. A luxury in the middle of highrise and busy city center!

CC
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

The interior is great and the service is great, but the food misses on every level. It's like the place is confused as to what it wants to be - pick authentic French or Americanized French, but don't straddle both sides.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Benoit following your recent visit. I am sorry to read that your experience did not meet your expectations. Please be assured that your remarks on the menu have been duly noted and will be discussed with the kitchen team. I am looking forward to welcoming you again on a future occasion. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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L
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Elegant yet charming, we think this is worthy of repeat patronage. Everything was very good except for one main course - the halibut was bland and dry. But don,t let this deter you from visiting. Make you visit special and Arrange for one of the center silver top ding tables if you can.

CO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous service, delicious food & presentation. Best Pain Au Chocolat ever !!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind review! I have shared your nice remarks with the team who was delighted to hear. I am looking forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

It was just ok...

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Benoit following your recent visit. I am sorry to read that your experience did not meet your expectations. Please be assured that your remarks have been duly noted and will be discussed with the management team. I am looking forward to welcoming you again on a future occasion. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer

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OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a 2 hour trip to Paris without the TSA. Excell t service and food. "Best duck I had since 1978.

Said my 93 yd old gourmet father in law

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 10 August 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind review! And a special thanks to your father in law! I am looking forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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J
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pre - concert. BENOIT IS ABSOLUTELY THE VERY BEST IN EVERY WAY! Fabulous cuisine; wonderful, authentic service! Makes its Parisienne ancestry, dating back to 1912 amazingly proud! A dream of a restaurant. We will definitely be back very soon, Restaurant Week or not!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, I am very pleased to read your kind feedback following your visit at Benoit. Thank you for taking the time to share very positive comments on your experience and for your confidence! Will give the note to Olivier! I am looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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NY
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Met friends for Sunday brunch ... drinks great! Food not so, flavor was lacking and eggs Benedict were not even warm on the inside.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Benoit following your recent visit. I am sorry to read that your experience did not meet your expectations. Please be assured that your remarks on the menu have been duly noted and will be discussed with the kitchen team. I am looking forward to welcoming you again on a future occasion. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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RA
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, delicious food, and killer rum baba for desert. Truly lives up to its famous name.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 10 August 2019

Dear Guest, I am very pleased to read your kind feedback following your visit at Benoit. Thank you for taking the time to share very positive comments on your experience and for your confidence! I am looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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JL
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service was great and the atmosphere was as described in making the reservation. We were celebrating our anniversary and they did a nice job recognizing that with an additional desert. Assistance with our wine choice was excellent.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 10 August 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind review! I have shared your nice remarks with the team who was delighted to hear. I am looking forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Steak over cooked. Price fixed portions too small. Chicken & fries yum & moist.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 10 August 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Benoit following your recent visit. I am sorry to read that your experience did not meet your expectations. Please be assured that your remarks on the menu have been duly noted and will be discussed with the kitchen team. I am looking forward to welcoming you again on a future occasion. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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H
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent. Went for NYC Restaurant Week: good selection. Appetizers, main dishes & deserts were very well prepared, although in the "petite" side" ! Service was prompt, courteous and professional. BRAVO

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 10 August 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a nice review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comments. I will make sure to relay your feedbacks to the team as they are a great reward to their efforts. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future, to enjoy our tasting menu! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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TE
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Very attractive place, charming hands- on host, good food, nice drinks, fair service

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 6 August 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind review! I have shared your nice remarks with the team who was delighted to hear. I am looking forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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I
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner at Benoit was magical. Kudos to The General Manager and the new sommelier for an extraordinary evening.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 6 August 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind review! I have shared your nice remarks with the team who was delighted to hear. I am looking forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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JB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was delicious and expertly prepared in the French style. Servings were so large we couldn't get close to finishing it. The corn veloute with crab was a fantastic dish, the roast chicken outstanding and the chocolate souffle was great. We will definitely make this a regular.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 10 August 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a nice review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comments. I will make sure to relay your feedbacks to the team as they are a great reward to their efforts. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future, to enjoy our tasting menu! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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ET
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing meal with attentive but discrete service.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always consistent, always exceptional

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 5 August 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind review! I have shared your nice remarks with the team who was delighted to hear. I am looking forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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U
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really nice food and great service! Would love to come again and try something else.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 5 August 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind review! I have shared your nice remarks with the team who was delighted to hear. I am looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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QC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the tasting menu it was amazing and not badly priced for the quality. Huge fan of Alain Ducasse. He always does it right!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 5 August 2019

Dear Guest, I am very pleased to read your nice review following your visit at Benoit. Thank you for your trust in Chef Ducasse and for your consideration towards our restaurant!. I am looking forward to welcoming you again very soon. Warm regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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AW
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Had a nice brunch right before broadway play. Food was good relatively nice price for the location.

EN
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Service was fast and very attentive. The staff made sure we were satisfied and were willing to listen to us. They certainly appreciated our business. The restaurant is visually nice but it is very noisy. Difficult to carry a conversation. Regardless, it is a highly recommended place.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 5 August 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind review! I have shared your nice remarks with the team who was delighted to hear. I am looking forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service
Excellent food

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 29 July 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind review! I have shared your nice remarks with the team who was delighted to hear. I am looking forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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t
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excelente restaurante de comida Francesa, impecable y delicioso. Lo recomiendo ampliamente.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 5 August 2019

Buenas tardes, Muchas gracias por su amable comentario! He compartido sus comentarios con el equipo que estaba encantado de escuchar. Espero poder darle la bienvenida nuevamente. Saludos cordiales, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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J
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was very impressed. Great quality across the board. This is my second time at Benoit and it is consistently great!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 29 July 2019

Dear Guest, I am very pleased to read your nice review following your visit at Benoit. Thank you for coming back and for your consideration towards our restaurant!. I am looking forward to welcoming you again very soon. Warm regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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A
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We did the five course chef’s choice with wine pairing. It was very fun - lots of new flavors and combinations. The wines were chosen carefully to compliment the food and were perfect. We enjoyed the meal.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 19 July 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share such compliments about Benoit . This kind of nice and constructive criticisms serve us to maintain and respect the standards of quality in our restaurant. I am looking forward to welcoming you again for a future occasion. Warmly, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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o
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

If you’re looking for an authentic French restaurant look no further. The food is exceptional, the wine list is expansive and the service is impeccable. I would recommend for special occasions and large groups.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 19 July 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind review! I have shared your nice remarks with the team who was delighted to hear. I am looking forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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J
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Truly a joy! And so inventive!
Quiet!
LovedIt!
Will return!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 19 July 2019

Dear Guest, I am very pleased to read your nice review following your visit at Benoit. Thank you for your consideration towards our restaurant!. I am looking forward to welcoming you again very soon. Warm regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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JV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always greeted warmly, wonderful, attentive service, varied tasty menu with classics and new twists on classics. Their chocolate soufflé never disappoints.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 19 July 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share such compliments about Benoit . This kind of nice and constructive criticisms serve us to maintain and respect the standards of quality in our restaurant. I am looking forward to welcoming you again for a future occasion. Warmly, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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OT
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was amazing, the service was wonderful and the ambiance very nice.

One disturbing note....... A dog was seated on one of the upholstered booths. When I pay more than a hundred dollars for a meal I don’t want to worry about getting dog hair on my clothing or being exposed to fleas.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 9 July 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share such compliments about Benoit . This kind of nice and constructive criticisms serve us to maintain and respect the standards of quality in our restaurant. I am looking forward to welcoming you again for a future occasion. Warmly, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A lovely birthday evening. Food, ambience, service all lovely! Can’t wait to return.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 9 July 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind review! I have shared your nice remarks with the team who was delighted to hear. I am looking forward to welcoming you again very soon! Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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SK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great. Quite and comfortable. Wine paring was great with the menu.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 9 July 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind review! I have shared your nice remarks with the team who was delighted to hear. I am looking forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We love this friendly restaurant with excellent food

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 19 July 2019

Dear Guest, I am very pleased to read your nice review following your visit at Benoit. Thank you for your consideration towards our restaurant!. I am looking forward to welcoming you again very soon. Warm regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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AL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Classy restaurant where the service levels and food are top class

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 9 July 2019

Dear Guest, I am very pleased to read your nice review following your visit at Benoit. Thank you for your consideration towards our restaurant!. I am looking forward to welcoming you again very soon. Warm regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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MJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed fabulous food, impeccable service, and a great atmosphere!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 9 July 2019

Dear Guest, I am very pleased to read your nice review following your visit at Benoit. Thank you for your consideration towards our restaurant!. I am looking forward to welcoming you again very soon. Warm regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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J
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Benoit. It’s very relaxing, chic and feels like a mini vacation. Try the roast chicken. It is the very best!! And the Cher’s plate is also great with a glass of Sancerre and a piece of their delicious bread.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 9 July 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share such compliments about Benoit . Our roast chicken is a Benoit Classic and it is always nice to read that people are still enjoying it! I am looking forward to welcoming you again for a future occasion. Warmly, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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DF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Loved the wait staff: they were everywhere, filling our water glasses, and checking if we needed anything. Timing of all courses spot on, main waiter was knowledgeable and very helpful in assisting with food selections. Pairing our wine perfect and it was not over priced. Main courses on the small side but good. I have been chasing the superb taste of my honeymoon escargot for 44 years and found it again.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 5 July 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind review! Happy to read you finally found back your beloved escargots! I have shared your nice remarks with the team who was delighted to hear. I am looking forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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G
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was very attentive. The food was exceptional and our waiter was helpful with good suggestions. I was delighted to show my niece a true NYC dining institution.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 5 July 2019

Dear Guest, I am very pleased to read your nice review following your visit at Benoit. Thank you for your consideration towards our restaurant!. I am looking forward to welcoming you again very soon. Warm regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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