About Benjamin Steakhouse

52 East 41st Street
New York, NY 10017
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For serious steak-connoisseurs, Benjamin is a must visit. The restaurant, located in the heart of Manhattan, offers the finest and carefully selected prime USDA meat, dry aged to perfection. Wide selection of wines and vintages for pairing. The 5,000 square foot restaurant features a ten-foot working fireplace, rich chocolate brown leather seating, oak wood paneling, vaulted decorative ceiling, and modern brass amber toned chandeliers.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30pm - 4:00pm; Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am- 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Between Park and Madison Avenues

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 297-9177

Website:
http://www.benjaminsteakhouse.com/

Catering:
Please inquire for details.

Parking Details:
Parking is available at a public lot on 41st Street between Lexington and Park Avenues.

Executive Chef:
Arturo McLeod

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Promotions

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Details
Mom deserves the best so treat her to a delectable three course prix-fixe lunch or dinner! All moms will receive a $50 gift certificate to enjoy on her next visit.

Private Dining

Benjamin Steakhouse offers both private and semi-private dining spaces for all manners of business or celebratory occasions.

Benjamin Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

special occasion (107)
fit for foodies (89)
good for groups (75)
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notable wine list (66)
romantic (38)
great for lunch (36)
neighborhood gem (30)
hot spot (26)
vibrant bar scene (19)
great for outdoor dining (6)
late-night find (6)
great for brunch (3)
scenic view (2)
kid-friendly (1)
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Benjamin, an excellent alternative to Peter Luger

Dined on April 24, 2016

The food at Benjamin Steakhouse is every bit as good as Peter Luger's. It is also easier to get a booking there and it takes credit cards. The ambiance may be more special at Peter Luger, but the service at Benjamin is every bit as good. Highly recommended.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Not for vegans!

vip
Dined on April 24, 2016

The steaks are properly cooked to order; here, "rare" means RARE! The Benjamin's steak sauce is hearty, sweet, and piquant; the Benjamin house potatoes, robust and tasty. The wine selection is excellent but even more overpriced than the food.

food2
ambience3
service5

Steak for 2 has a lot of fat. Not worth ...

vip
Dined on April 21, 2016

Steak for 2 has a lot of fat. Not worth the price.

food5
ambience4
service5

Always top shelf

vip
Dined on April 21, 2016

Always top shelf

food2
ambience3
service1
value2

The host could not have cared less about details.

Dined on April 20, 2016

We made a reservation and noted that we preferred to have a quiet table by the side. As we arrived, the host (male) simple grabbed two menus and seated us in a table in the middle of the dinning room. No welcome, no smile, we could have been in a diner in the burb's instead of a nice restaurant they claim to be. It was not our first time here, but the food came charred for the bacon and a rare steak. Was anybody checking the orders before they left the kitchen. Very disappointed this time.

food5
ambience5
service5

Double Cut Veal Chop

Dined on April 19, 2016

Double Cut Veal Chop

food5
ambience5
service5

Nice atmosphere in general. We had the b ...

Dined on April 17, 2016

Nice atmosphere in general. We had the bad luck of having a large table next to us....beside that, fantastic dinner

food5
ambience4
service4

Always a great steak at Benjamin

vip
Dined on April 17, 2016

Always a great steak at Benjamin

food5
ambience4
service1
value3

great food terrible service

Dined on April 16, 2016

i took my girlfriend for her birthday dinner and would of given it a 5 as the food was amazing but after seating down and our waiter taking our order. It took them about 45 minutes to bring out a salad and our appetizers. while people around us that sat down after we did was getting all of their salads and apps way before us. I had made reservations early at 530 pm to be able to make it to a Broadway show at 8 pm due to the fact that we didn't get everything later and ended up being a half hour late to the show. As well we saw that all the waiters were talking and asking the other costumers how they were doing. Not once did our waiter came to ask us how we were doing or have a small conversation like he did with everyone else. for the price and the type of experience i had there will not be coming back.

Tags: notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

The best steak in NYC! Make a reservatio ...

vip
Dined on April 13, 2016

The best steak in NYC! Make a reservation for sure. Great service also!

food4
ambience3
service5

Steak was fabulous and cooked as ordered ...

Dined on April 11, 2016

Steak was fabulous and cooked as ordered. Sides and dessert also great. The restaurant was a madhouse on Monday for 7:30 reservation. Even though I checked in a couple of minutes beforehand, I was told to wait, which I did for close to 10 minutes. I finally grabbed a host and complained and he told me to follow him. Not good organization at reservation check in desk. BEST service from a waiter I can remember.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great steaks in Midtown

Dined on April 11, 2016

I had heard of the Benjamin Steakhouse and was staying nearby and wanted a very nice place for a special dinner, and this venue hit a home run. The wait staff are of the old school, polite, discreet, professional, and very knowledgeable. The presentation of each course was as if a piece of art. Great care was given to make sure every part of the meal from the cocktails to the coffee and dessert was something memorable. The special steak for two was the best T-Bone -- cooked perfectly and served on a very hot plate with a great natural juice from the beef -- a highlight. The best in a long time.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience2
service1
value3

Food - Excellent Service - Extremely Poo ...

Dined on April 10, 2016

Food - Excellent Service - Extremely Poor I contacted them directly after our less than wonderful experience and Benjamins offered to send me a gift certificate to try them again. Will do that as the food was seriously awesome! Hope they can improve the service and the crowded seating.

Tags: fit for foodies
food3
ambience4
service5
value3

There are much better Steakhouses in NYC

Dined on April 9, 2016

Nice place and the service was GREAT but the food was hit or miss. Food came out at a nice pace and we sat for 3-hours with no pressure to leave and since I had guests in town from CA that was pleasant. Three of the four steaks were excellent but one fillet was tough and fatty (poor cut). Drinks were very short pours and a NY steakhouse scotch is expensive as we are prepared for but the pours were just 50ml. Most steak houses I go to are generous with the drinks. I said something and my next drink was double (maybe a bit more) but was charged double. Tomato and Mozzarella came out plain, no nothing other than the two ingredients, no season or oil and vinegar/ on the side which was served once we asked for it. We all tried the Canadian bacon slab appetizer which was to die for (and the cheapest on the menu) and the shrimp cocktail was also very good. I decided to skip my normal Caesar salad and went with the onion soup. It had absolutely no flavor and was boring and for the price should have been great. Deserts were good too but out of 5 stars we all gave it a 3 and won’t go back since there are better choices for the same price range.

food5
ambience5
service5

Steak was tasty and cooked perfectly. T ...

vip
Dined on April 9, 2016

Steak was tasty and cooked perfectly. The rib eye was enough for us to share. The entire wait staff is very attentive.

food4
ambience1
service2

A traditional steak house with old schoo ...

vip
Dined on April 7, 2016

A traditional steak house with old school decor. Food is great. Good dining venue for men, or a group of men. Not suitable for a date. Service is not befitting of its reputation. Recommend that the restaurant upgrade from chairs that are too short for modern humans.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

What a great find!

Dined on April 6, 2016

I have been coming into NY for years......staying around the corner at the Grand Hyatt....decided to try this place, and boy, am I glad we did. AWESOME food, great atmosphere, and great service. Will be back!

Tags: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Lovely Evening!

Dined on April 4, 2016

Very pleasant evening, excellent steaks, very attentive service.

Tags: fit for foodies
food4
ambience4
service4

Good food, nice wine list, attentive ser ...

Dined on April 2, 2016

Good food, nice wine list, attentive service. Would return

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Fabulous experience

Dined on March 31, 2016

The steaks are the best I have had including Peter Lugers. Although pricey, the food is excellent. I love the side dishes such as Benjamin fries, no cream creamed spinach and mushrooms. The service is excellent without being intrusive.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5

Fantastic room, Steak cooked to perfecti ...

vip
Dined on March 29, 2016

Fantastic room, Steak cooked to perfection along with the friendliest and most accommodating staff in the Steakhouse business I have ever seen make Benjamin's my favorite by a mile. I can't wait to go back !

food5
ambience4
service4
value3

a NY restaurant

Dined on March 29, 2016

we went there for a good steak and we got it. the food is outstanding, the place is crowded but very NY stile

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
food2
ambience4
service3
value2

Benjamin Steak House

vip
Dined on March 28, 2016

they should be embarrassed to serve there chicken ceaser salad. it is just romaine lettuce with a dry piece of grilled chicken you could get the same quality or better at Wendy's and I never eat there but is was disappointing. my friend had the grilled chicken with vegetables and potatoes that looked greasy and the vegetables were over cooked, service is good and the ambience is lovely but the quality of food for the prices they charge is ridiculous we probably could have had a better meal at Annie Moores next door for 25% less.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Meat lovers take note

Dined on March 27, 2016

Old fashioned steak house decor. Great steak grilled exactly as ordered. Our party had the steak for two and a individual sirloin. Creamed spinach without cream and mashed potatoes were great. very good wines by the glass at reasonable (for Manhattan) prices. Location is a short walk from Grand Central Terminal.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Never disappoints

vip
Dined on March 26, 2016

Quality of their steak is in the top 3 in NY or in the US.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great Place!!

Dined on March 26, 2016

Service incredible, host incredible, overall a great experience and will go again soon!!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
food5
ambience4
service5

The food was delicious. It was little bi ...

Dined on March 25, 2016

The food was delicious. It was little bit to cold in the restaurant .

food2
ambience4
service4
value2

Business Lunch

vip
Dined on March 25, 2016

Service and ambiance were very good. Steak salad with steak salad was perhaps the worst piece of meat I have ever had. I did inform the waiter and he was very nice. I will give the restaurant another try as I think this was an anomaly.

food5
ambience3
service4
value3

Steakhouse

vip
Dined on March 24, 2016

We had the ribeye and the salmon both were excellent !

Tags: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food3
ambience2
service2
value2

Too many others

vip
Dined on March 22, 2016

Service was uninterested, noise crazy loud, food adequate although sides very small. Lots of better choices for steak houses in the city

food5
ambience4
service3

Steak for two was unbelievable- service ...

Dined on March 20, 2016

Steak for two was unbelievable- service was ok- typical NYC. Very quick service.

food5
ambience4
service4

Our first visit. Restaurant was busy at ...

Dined on March 19, 2016

Our first visit. Restaurant was busy at 5:30pm. We had the Benjamin salad and steak for 2. The salad was very tasty and a nice surprise. Light salad dressing and lumps of crabmeat which were very tasty. Steak was cooked to perfection and we ate every bit. Also enjoyed the no cream creamed spinach. Overall a very positive experience. This is not the place for a quiet dinner!

food5
ambience4
service4

Classic and classy New York steakhouse. ...

Dined on March 18, 2016

Classic and classy New York steakhouse. They don't take themselves too seriously; focus on quality ingredients and quality execution. You will absolutely year dining experience.

food2
ambience2
service1

We were seated, with a reservation, in a ...

vip
Dined on March 18, 2016

We were seated, with a reservation, in an area of the restaurant lit by extremely bright lights, creating a hot zone. I asked to be relocated and was told it was impossible. Our waiter appeared and I attempted to order a crab cake with mashed potatoes as my entree. Even though both items are on the menu separately, he said they could not be ordered together as an entree. I then asked for the crab cake appetizer with the side of mp that appeared on the sides menu. He again said no, that was not possible. I asked 3x. Heard no 3x. I then ordered the lunch filet, medium, with extra potatos, no cauliflower. This proved acceptable. The steak arrived cooked until dead. Brown through n through. I asked if I could get a new steak, prepared medium. Again, was told that would be difficult ... the kitchen was very busy and my steak had been cooked as ordered. Apparently 'medium' = 'roadkill dead'. I had a flight to catch, so I choked down the cow brick I was served. Of course, now I had to wait 30 minutes to see my server again, so I could ask for a check, the delivery of which was the only prompt and accurate part of my experience. Truly disappointing.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Fantastic

Dined on March 17, 2016

Perfect from the moment we entered through dessert. Big thumbs way up. Food and service were top notch.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

The best steakhouse in NYC!

vip
Dined on March 16, 2016

The best steakhouse in NYC!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Outstanding Steaks-Porterhouse to Die for!

vip
Dined on March 16, 2016

Having been a patron during the early days of Benjamin's, the consistency, ambience-clubby dining room, attention to details- flat breads, appetizers and potatoes 6 ways, and extraordinary quality of the steak makes this a most memorable experience for special occasions, important business or social gatherings, and has me returning with guests who themselves become regulars.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Great Lunch

Dined on March 16, 2016

Benjamin's has a great Lunch special fit for a king. Their Dinner service is great as well.

Tags: great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Everything we had was excellent. Filet, ...

Dined on March 15, 2016

Everything we had was excellent. Filet, sea bass, salmon, various sides - all excellent.

food4
ambience5
service3

Ambiance was great. We sat upstairs over ...

Dined on March 13, 2016

Ambiance was great. We sat upstairs overlooking the main room. Food was very good, but salad was average. Took forever for waiter to get us our bill, even after we asked.

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