Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar

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$31 to $50
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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.

Special Offers

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

A special Christmas menu will be served for $95 per person. This is the only menu available. Email & phone number required for all reservations. Menu to be sent with email confirmation. The full $95 will be charged for no shows or cancellations less than 48 hrs before reservation.

Wednesday, 25 December, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

2 Special Menus are available on NYE. 5:30-7 pm - 3 course menu for $85. 7:30-10:30pm - 5 course menu for $150. Email and phone number are required for reservation. Menu will be sent with a confirmation email. Full meal charge will be incurred for no shows or cancellations 48 hours before event.

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

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New York Area
48 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely atmosphere and caring, professional service. An ideal midtown lunch spot and a wonderful choice for dining before or after the show at City Center.

MI
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, great food , rations on the small side.

f
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I was a i Bit upset that the only menu available was brunch they should be more explicit in their website

p
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening, enjoyed by all. The staff graciously handled a blow-up by one of our party with empathy and aplomb! Merci!

AV
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

I’ve been lucky enough to eat at this restaurant several times. The food is always spectacular. Normally, the service is good. However, the service a today’s Saturday brunch was probably the worst I’ve ever had at any restaurant at any price point. Our group got to the point where we were quietly laughing amongst ourselves. It was like we were in a Saturday Night Live skit or the TV show Punked. We would ask for things and they would not arrive. All our orders were mixed up and mistaken components. Food arrived cold. Etc. etc. Waiter was MR.

OT
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good outstanding! Very noisy

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 7 December 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comment. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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I
New York Area
178 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Benoit was bustling Wed night when we arrived at 9:45. Service especially slow to start. First rate quenelles with superb nantua sauce were worth the wait. Almost always order the gougeres profiteroles with excellent chocolate sauce. Again, we didn’t mind waiting. Benoit has a strong wine list. Staff is welcoming and want to please.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 7 December 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a nice review following your dinner at Benoit. 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! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lindo ambiente
Buena comida
Buen precio
En general muy recomendable

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J
Orlando
113 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

So disappointed, escargot good. Rest bad, especially our undercooked chicken that arrived before the jus and fries that went with it. Used to be our favorite spot. Last 2 visits awful. Wont go back.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 7 December 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 have been duly noted and will be discussed with the management and kitchen teams. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benoit has come a long way from its uneven performance in its first few years. Absolutely outstanding in food, service, design...in every respect. Authentic French bistro, excellent wine list and bar. Bravo.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 7 December 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a nice review following your dinner at Benoit. 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! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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J
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, outstanding cuisine and most gracious welcome and service!
A lovely way to spend time with a dear and long-standing friend!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 7 December 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a nice review following your dinner at Benoit. 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! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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JL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good . Service was good, not great. In all fairness, the restaurant was busy so one should not expect individual attention under those circumstances. We certainly would go back.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 7 December 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 have been duly noted and will be discussed with the management teams. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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PR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Exquisite food but the service was only average. I had to pour my own wine from the bottle several times. It's a small thing, but if I'm going to pay this much for a dinner, I expect excellent service.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 7 December 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 have been duly noted and will be discussed with the management teams. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Perfection.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 7 December 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comment. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I've always been happy dining here before and I take into account it was Thanksgiving day.
I expected better. Service poor, particularly the sommelier. I always appreciate Ducasse, and will not hold Thanksgiving against him.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 7 December 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 have been duly noted and will be discussed with the management teams. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the future. Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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j
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Benoit for Thanksgiving dinner. When we arrived, they had a private room for us. It was beautiful. We had not asked for a private room, so this was such a nice surprise. It was a special menu for the holiday. Everything was perfection. We will return when we get back to New York!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 7 December 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a nice review following your dinner at Benoit. 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! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Table was by the entrance where outside air directly hit and it was very cold when someone walks in or out.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 3 December 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 were cold during your meal. We are currently working on a solution to stop the breeze coming from the lobby. I hope to welcoming you back soon at the restaurant. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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p
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good place good food

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 7 December 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comment. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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BH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Pity that in a french restaurant the "greeter" is not French. There were at least 8 people waiting in line to be seated and the restaurant was empty. Not good service at the onset. I missed not having a proper Maitre d'hotel greet us or take our order. Most of the staff is hispanic although there were lots of french men walking around. Not sure what their role was. Other than that, the food and the presentation were delicious as usual. I somehow expected a little more of a "french welcome touch". Better next time.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 3 December 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 have been duly noted and will be discussed with the management teams. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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S
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

This has been my favorite place for dinner for several years when I am in NYC. I was VERY disappointed at the lack of service and food which wasn't worth the price. My sister whose birthday we were celebrating has been to Benoit much more often and was also very disappointed.
Mary Meese

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 3 December 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 have been duly noted and will be discussed with the management and kitchen teams. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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r
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was overpriced, portions were astonishingly small and our food generally was just ok tasting. Was disappointed entirely.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 25 November 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 have been duly noted and will be discussed with the management and kitchen teams. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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P
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service a bit too « busy »

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 25 November 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Benoit following your recent visit. Please be assured that your remarks have been duly noted and will be discussed with the management teams. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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j
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

with limits
very loud but food and service were good
prices a teeny bit on the high side

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 25 November 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 have been duly noted and will be discussed with the management and kitchen teams. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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JD
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great chicken

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 19 November 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comment. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Very disappointing and for the second time our food has been overcooked. The two steaks were tiny and not very nice.

The little plates, by contrast, were excellent.

However, service was poor in this occasion - we had three different waiters and food was served with no one checking on wine - perhaps because we were having cocktails and wine by the glass since one of the group was not drinking. We had to ask for a waiter three times to come to the table.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 19 November 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 have been duly noted and will be discussed with the management and kitchen teams. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent wine list and the waitstaff was friendly in explaining the French on the menu to those who do not speak it.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 19 November 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a nice review following your dinner at Benoit. 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! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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EW
Cancun
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good french food, a cosy and lovely place

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 19 November 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comment. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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r
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the food is good, the wine list is impressive -- it's all quite expensive.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 19 November 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Benoit following your recent visit. I am glad to read that you enjoyed your meal! Please be assured that your remarks about pricing have been duly noted and will be discussed with the management and kitchen teams. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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HA
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, lovely interior, friendly staff and wonderful cuisine. We let the waiter know that we had a show to make and he made sure we had a relaxed and efficient experience. Our niece is a vegetarian and was presented with a nice choice of dishes. My husband and I decided on the tasting menu with the wine pairing and were delighted with the selections and descriptions of the wines and dishes. Definitely recommend this restaurant!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 19 November 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a nice review following your dinner at Benoit. 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! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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LL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice, relaxing and upscale. Excellent service.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 19 November 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a nice review following your dinner at Benoit. 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! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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LZ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived late for our reservation due to horrendous traffic. We were accommodated immediately. We were also in a rush to make a play and the staff worked to ensure we made it on time. The staff could not have been more accommodating and the food, though we took some to go, was delicious. Would happily go back again when we are not pressed for time.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 19 November 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a nice review following your dinner at Benoit. 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! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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j
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was exactly what I expected and needed it to be. A great business choice that I usually reserve for our personal pleasure.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 11 November 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comment. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

A top end restaurant shouldn’t use pouring devices to measure the wine form the pairing menu, it’s looks cheap and stingy. Especially as this is a stark contrast to the well selected matching the sommelier has chosen.
Also the Duck was burnt, was very close to sending it back but didn’t want to cause a scene in front of my visitors from Australia.
Not a bad meal but not to the level I have experienced in my previous visits.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 11 November 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 have been duly noted and will be discussed with the management and kitchen teams. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bravo! Delicious and every pleasant ambiance.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 11 November 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comment. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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AG
Denver
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good experience with food and service but we were celebrating a bday and specifically asked at the reservation and promised for cake and a candle at the end of the meal and were never presented with that! Disappointing!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 11 November 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 we are terribly sorry for this mistake. It is our duty to add a candle for birthday celebration. Your remark has discussed with the management in order to avoid such a situation.. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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RL
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were there for a birthday. Atmosphere is of a Parisian bistro. Elegant, polite, slightly pretentious. Service was excellent. The menu is a bit difficult to understand . The food is good but not excellent, and far from memorable, including the cod, salmon, and the skirt steak (side dishes are apart). Portions are small. Desert was better but the chocolate soufflé was a bit dry. We enjoyed the wine which we chose ahead of time. The wine list is heavy on French selections, but there are several American wines that are noteworthy. Mark up is steep but not unusual for New York. Overall, average food at high prices - not a good value.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 11 November 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 have been duly noted and will be discussed with the management and kitchen teams. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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RS
London
18 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good food and service. Love the atmosphere. Prices are a little high.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 5 November 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comment. Be assured that you comment on prices will be discussed with the management team. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and service, Sommolier better than most and the wine pairings were great.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 5 November 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a nice review following your dinner at Benoit. 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! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a fantastic lovely environment. Ambiance and courses were over the top amazing.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 5 November 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comment. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It feels as if you were in Paris in this restaurant

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on 5 November 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following your dinner at Benoit. It is a pleasure to read your kind comment. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future! With my kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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