da Benito Ristorante

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385 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Exquisite cuisine complimented with our extensive award winning wine list featuring hundreds of names to choose from including the very best from Italy, France and California makes for a unique and memorable dining experience at this top New Jersey restaurant. Attention to detail defines “Fine Dining” at restaurant da Benito. Immaculate white table linens on every table and a professional wait staff will cater to your every wish. Walls full of pictures of celebrities who frequent daBenito will cause you to look around because you never know who you will see. Our menu is as rich in flavor as it is diverse and incorporating local grown vegetables, homemade pastas, aged steaks that rival the best steak houses and fresh wild seafood creates a menu that has to be tasted to be appreciated.
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another 5 star dinner. Always the best service from the bar to the kitchen.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous, delicious, perfect evening

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite from start to finish! Amazing cocktails, phenomenal cuisine that outshines any NYC restaurant! Best restaurant in New Jersey, customers for life!

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always five star, special service by all. Food is excellent and exciting.

PS
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always look forward to dinning at daBenito's. The food is superb, the service is wonderful and there are selections off the menu that are always available and just too good to pass up.

I highly recommend this to anyone looking for great food, wine selection, and service 2nd to none.

OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is always impeccable as well as the food. Had the tuna special on Saturday evening.
The best ever.
da Benito Ristorante is a restaurant for everyday dining, a date, a special occasion, business meal as well as Friend’s get-together. It is a must place to dine

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & service

FD
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent quality in all aspects! Have been a customer for over 30 years!

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The reservation wasn’t met on time, but I can understand why that can happen. We were so comfortable there that we couldn’t stayed longer. Great service and worth it!

B
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I love this place. We have come here since the mid 1990s. The service, the people and the food are all amazing. I highly recommend this place.

RO
New York Area
616 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service at Benito's cannot be match. The staff works in synch to provide a seamless dining experience. Each and every plate that came to the table looked like a picture, plated and seasoned beautifully.
For a relaxed evening of great food and service, Benito's is a must for your foodie bucket list.

a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

YOUR WELCOMED WITH A WARM MANNERISM. FOOD AND SERVICE MAKES THE RESTAURANT A REGULAR STOP.

PM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! The ambiance, service, food and drink always perfect!

MB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food is delicious with a wide variety to choose from.

s
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down my favorite restaurant! Benito and Donny and the whole team are welcoming and professional. The food? Amaaaazing! The ambiance? Sophisticated and chic!

PM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always my favorite restaurant. Food and staff second to none!

J
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service, and terrific accommodation for two if our group that requested special dishes!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great all round experience !!!!!

RG
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

excellent food and service. the bartender is fantastic and I would highly recommend the place.

RA
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This restaurant is always terrific. It offers fine dining for New Jersey residents without their having to fight traffic crossing the river to get to New York City for an excellent meal.

RO
New York Area
616 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a relaxing evening dining on spicy sauteed calamari, super Caesar salad with great garlic and anchovy flavor. I adore the roasted chicken with green beans and parsnip root but my husband opted for this entree. In turn, I ordered the veal scallopine over fennel/Yukon gold hash, which was a really nice dish with a flavorful sauce. Caymus was on the wine list and we couldn't be happier, it is one of our favorite Cabernets. Cappuccino and house made gelato rounded out a wonderful night. I also wish to commend the wait staff for their polished and competent service to provide a great dining experience.

W
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in New Jersey! Consistent, creative, and beyond delicious!

JY
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place known to locals for years. Benito personally greets all of his guests in a friendly and jovial atmosphere. Creative and interesting presentations provide for a most unique dining experience. One of the best, if not the best, in the area.

RO
New York Area
616 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and cuisine are top notch. We enjoy the Caesar salad every time we visit. It is prepared with an abundance of garlic and anchovy, which we love. Crisp skinned roasted chicken with parsnips and green beans is my go to entree. My husband usually opts for something from the special menu to keep it interesting or he will order the NY strip steak. No matter the choice, the food is prepared and plated well. Their wine list continues to evolve, as popular Cabs come to the fore front. Always a great evening at Benito Ristoranti.

GT
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Some things were good and somethings were not. Cocktails were terrible - order wine. Crab cakes were terrible. Grilled shrimp dinner was good. Napoleon dessert was good. Cappuccino was good. Nothing was outstanding. This place is for old timers.

DJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. The food, drinks, and waiters were all phenomenal! Pricey but worth every cent.

OJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always heard Benito was really special, somehow we never made it there. Until this past Tuesday, my wife’s birthday and I really wanted to go somewhere special with her and special for her. Well, sometimes even I get it right. Special really doesn’t say enough about really really great this place is. Food from appetizers to dessert was beyond great. Tasted fresh, looked like it would look right on a Gourmet Magazine Cover. The chef really knows what he’s doing, and he came by our table twice and also every other table as well. The servers were attentive without being on top of you every minute. But really the best part of the night was the room itself. Great bar, nice decor. My wife commented that it was like going back in time to when class was class.

Don’t be like me and wait to get there. Go now, you will not be disappointed.

PS
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been dining at da Benito's now for 30+ years and the restaurant continues to maintain a level of service that is second to none. The staff is friendly, extremely attentive and always available. The food continues to be mouth watering delicious and the Caesar salad is made from scratch and not bottled dressing. Overall I look forward to out next time dinning there.

C
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious from start to finish!! One of the best restaurants in NJ!

TM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service are consistently excellent. Have been coming here for over 20 years & have never been disappointed

L
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! The food is always delicious and consistent. We shared an appetizer of grilled octopus which was a recommendation from our server. He was spot on. Perfect! I ordered the gnocchi, again, perfectly cooked, so light and pillowy in a very delicious and light tomato sauce. My dining partner enjoyed a striped bass over greens, another perfect dish. Our favorite bartender Niam suggested a wine and we thoroughly enjoyed it with our dinner. Lovely restaurant with attentive owners.

SM
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a family we've been going to Mr. Benito's place for more then 10 years. Benny is a great owner and his daughter Laura, and son are great hosts as well and make you feel like family. Mr. Benito is a warm and congenial host always knows what is going on at ALL times (I mean this in a good way)! Please go and try "Da Benito" we guarantee you won't be disappointed and will become a return guest, like us!!!

RO
New York Area
616 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Dinner with friends, always a good time. Restaurant exceptionally busy with private parties.

CY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely the best restaurant ever. Great food, great service and the chef came out to greet the customers. The waiters were wonderful and made us feel like royalty!

OT
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best! Consistently outstanding. Best wine list anywhere.

OT
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant is very nice and the food is delicious. It is not typical italian food. We had the tuna tartar appetizer as well as the pasta fagoli soup. The steak, halibut and special pasta of the night was excellent. We would definitely return.

PL
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

I went for dinner with my girlfriend, I like the atmosphere of the restaurant and the wine list , but the food was ok , we both ordered pasta but unfortunately it tasted like frozen food, they need to improve their quality. Also they need to train their servers how to poor wine not to fill it to the top .

PM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I used to go there in the 90s for work but it was too far away from my home to go. I just recently moved into the area. Couldn’t wait to try it out again. It’s as good as I remember!! Will be a regular in my rotation!

FL
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place to go to experience true culinary experience. I consider it the best Italian haute cuisine in NJ

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