Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar

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French
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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SK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best bistro in the country!

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SB
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Always love this restaurant. Best liver in town. They also serve a wonderful roast chicken. The chocolate soufflé is a real treat.
It’s also got a great bar. Lovely outside seating and generous drinks

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Near perfection. Benoit always gets it right. Only recommendation is to staff a little more heavily. The servers seem rushed and spread thin but they couldn’t be more lovely or professional. I can’t wait to return!

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CL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Abosolutly wonderful in every way!

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D
Western NC
54 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our best night out in NYC! We loved the sophisticated food and atmosphere.

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F
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We love this place. Now they just renovate what made the restaurant ambiance much better!

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BF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I have always loved Benoit's quenelle for lunch. This time, the dish was delicious, but the shape of the quenelles was changed from its classic shape to a completely round shape. Notwithstanding its appearance, the quenelles were delicious. Although Benoit is not cheap, if you really like French bistro food, you will really like Benoit.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We ordered the fixed price menu to celebrate our anniversary. The food was very good. The service was okay with two drops of the ball. At the outset, my wife asked if she could substitute the price fixe dessert. They said no problem, but they switched waiters midway and gave her the prix fixe dessert. At least they wrote Happy Anniversary on her plate. Also, no one asked us if we wanted coffee or tea.

We would go back, we love French food and culture, but we hoped for better. A little disappointed.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on June 7, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the restaurant Benoit. I am sincerely sorry to read that you felt your experience did not fully meet your expectations. Be assured that your remarks have been reported to our floor manager to avoid such a situation again. I hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for a future occasion Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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MS
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Again the food is excellent and the staff is the most friendly , professional and engaging team in any of the many restaurants I eat in. Wines and cocktails are special and the pastry chef creates magic so make sure you order dessert .

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on June 7, 2019

Dear Guest, I am very pleased to read your feedback. 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
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fantastic! Best meal I have had in NYC. The atmosphere is slightly casual, more of a bistro feel than an intimate fine dining room. Nevertheless, the crowd was well-dressed and very respectful of each other’s “space”. This restaurant deserves to be a top rated restaurant in NYC. Prices are very reasonable given the quality of the food.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on June 7, 2019

Dear Guest, I am very pleased to read your nice reviews 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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M
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Benoit for dinner. We were promptly seated at the time of reservation. The main dining room is handsomely furnished and has the similar atmosphere to the Parisian sister restaurant. The lighting is beautiful and despite being a bistro it has an air of pleasant formality. The service is impeccable, although they served us one side dish incorrectly, they immediately brought the right dish and did not charge for the other one. Although the hors d’oeuvre we had (shrimp, rabbit and squid) were delicious, except the rabbit you could hardly find the fish on the plate. The l’escargot was superb, just the right balance of garlic and butter upstaging the meat. The duck a l’orange was perfection in the plate and in the mouth. The steak was prepared well and the frites were great. The wine menu consists mostly French selections. The mark up is 300 to 400 percent for some average wines. If the Parisian counterpart served these wines with these prices there would be demonstrations at their door step. We had a bottle of a delicious Cornas and the same bottle at a similar setting was almost half price a week ago. The bistro has a wine bar at the front entrance and I am not sure how they attract people to drink these wines with these prices. Overall the food is perfect but it is a very expensive evening if you dine at the Benoit.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on June 7, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the restaurant Benoit. I am sincerely sorry to read that you felt your experience did not fully meet your expectations. Be assured that your remarks have been reported to our Chef and Sommelier. I hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for a future occasion Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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AJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Delicious food quiet enough for good conversation. Best chilled spring pea soup I ever had. Up scale prix fixe for lunch, but to be expected for location, quality of food and ambience. I’m not sure though that I could afford dinner given the entree prices I saw on the menu but I’d certainly go for lunch again.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on June 7, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We take good note of your constructive criticisms which will serve us to maintain and respect the standards of quality in our restaurant. I hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for a future occasion. Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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OT
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Amazing food but service was not as high as expected. Only go there for the lovely French food.

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Responded on May 31, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Benoit. I am very pleased to read your kind feedback about the food, but sorry to learn that we fail in our service mission. I have shared your remarks with our floor manager in order to avoid such a disappointment again. I am looking forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious. We attempted to eat the whole menu, but the portions are Large and we only managed to have the French onion soup. Charcuterie. Oysters. Escargot. And the Panna Cotta special.
The service is awesome, and synchronized. It was fun watching everyone work together to drop off food and clear tables. The little extras are amazing as well. Thank you so much for a wonderful time!!!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on May 31, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share such compliments about Benoit and our team. This kind of nice feedback is always a wonderful reward for our team which worked incredibly hard to maintain and improve our standards. I am looking forward to welcoming you again for a future occasion. Warmly, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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P
Sydney / NSW
44 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Benoit was recommended to me by the Concierge at The Quin. A very good recommendation for dinner with colleagues. Lovely Hors D’Ouvres. Spicy shrimp ceviche excellent. The scallops main particularly good. Good wine list.

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Responded on May 31, 2019

Dear Guest, I am very pleased to read your nice comment following your dinner. The spicy shrimp ceviche is one of our signature dishes and it is always nice to have good feedbacks on it. I am looking forward to welcoming you again for a future occasion. Warmly, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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PH
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

One of the coldest places I have ever been in.
If this is what the world renowned chef produces, I can’t imagine how his other places got 3 stars from Michelin.
Indifferent from beginning to end.
Cold lighting below average food and lackadaisical service made for a disappointing evening.
This place needs a total redo.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on May 31, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the restaurant. I am sincerely sorry to read that you felt your experience did not meet your expectations. If I may, I would like to discuss this with you personally. Should this be suitable, please kindly contact our reservation manager by via email at jm.triviaux@benoitny.co m, in order to arrange a call. I look forward to speaking with you at your earliest convenience. Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager

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AM
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Though the room is lovely—and the gougeres delicious—the rest of our meal was fairly average. My roast chicken was over cooked (a true shame in a French restaurant) and rather flavorless. Others in the party felt similarly about their meals. With so many great options available in the city, I won’t need to return.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on June 1, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the restaurant Benoit. I am sincerely sorry to read that you felt your experience did not meet your expectations. Be assured that your remarks have been reported to our Chef. Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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R
New England
39 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great place to enjoy flavorful dishes in a very comfortable atmosphere. The top notch service is relaxing and personable.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on May 31, 2019

Dear Guest, I am very pleased to read your feedback. 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
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Menu choices were vast and main course was perfect portions.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on May 31, 2019

Dear Guest, I am very pleased to read your nice reviews 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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D
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An elegant place for brunch

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on May 31, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your brunch experience at Benoit. I hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back on another occasion, maybe for dinner! Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Appetizer and dessert were really good. No side come with entries, so I ordered side then became too much. Only thing no good was When I asked for check, waited at least 20 mins. Overall very good food, especially dessert!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on May 31, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We take good note of your constructive criticisms which will serve us to maintain and respect the standards of quality in our restaurant. I hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for a future occasion. Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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LB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The kitchen needs to follow instructions more carefully. The food was delicious, my portion of salmon was very small. French fries, not crispy or hot.
The service was very good. I would go back and try again.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on May 31, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the restaurant Benoit. I am sincerely sorry to read that you felt your experience did not meet your expectations but so glad that you will give another chance! Be assured that your remarks have been reported to our Chef. I am looking forward to welcoming you again very soon, Warmly, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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WF
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good but the noise level prohibited conversation

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f
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Veal liver was a big dud . Small bites were good. Pate really good, , entrees were disappointing, nothing spectacular.
Overall poor value , kitchen seemed to struggle with execution.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on May 31, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the restaurant Benoit. I am sincerely sorry to read that you felt your experience did not meet your expectations. Be assured that your remarks will be discussed internally. In the meantime, i truly hope to have the chance to welcoming you soon. Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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MA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner. The escargots for appetizers were delicious. My entree was scallops and that was another winner. The sommelier recommended very good wines that were perfect with our choices. I definetely recommend this restaurant and hope that I can return.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on May 31, 2019

Dear Guest, I am very pleased to read your feedback. 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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C
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic French. Lovely!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on May 31, 2019

Dear Guest, I am very pleased to read your kind feedback following your visit at Benoit. Thank you for taking the time to write positive comments on your experience. I am looking forward to welcoming you again on a future occasion. Warm regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overpriced, $39 for THREE scallops!!! Other main courses also overpriced.

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Responded on May 31, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the restaurant following your dinner with us. I was sad to read that your experience didn’t match with your expectation. Kindly note that your comments will be discussed internally. In the meantime, I truly hope to have the chance to welcome you again. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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FB
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deliciously consistent. a long time customer, this was yet another excellent meal.
Never hesitate to recommend.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on May 31, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your fidelity! It is always a pleasure to read nice reviews. I am looking forward to welcoming you again very soon. Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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D
New York Area
257 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience! Everything we ordered was very good and the service was perfect.

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Responded on May 31, 2019

Dear Guest, I am very pleased to read your nice comment following your dinner. I have shared your kind remarks with the kitchen and service teams who were 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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BC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You may as well be in Paris. Loved the white asparagus.

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Responded on May 31, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Benoit following your recent visit. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed the atmosphere and the asparagus. I hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back on another occasion. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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BB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Classic French bistro with all French staff who are knowledgeable and friendly.

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Responded on May 31, 2019

Dear Guest, I am very pleased to read your nice comment following your visit at Benoit. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I have shared your review with our 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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S
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Bread was perfect. I ordered the tasting menu and the first three courses were excellent. The fourth corse was duck spiced with cardamom and there was so much of this strong spice that it rendered the duck inedible. I was surprised and disappointed. Dessert was very mediocre.
My wife’s dessert was also very mediocre. One solution is to charge more for the desserts and offer a better selection and better quality.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on May 17, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Benoit following your recent visit. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed the first three courses of the tasting menu. Please be assured that your remarks on our duck course on the tasting menu and desserts have been duly noted and will be discussed with our Chef. I hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back on another occasion. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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S
Houston
67 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely Mother's Day Brunch!! Fantastic service, food and atmosphere!!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on May 17, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit at Benoit on Mother’s day! I am glad to read that you enjoyed the experience and celebration with us. I am looking forward to welcoming you soon again. Warm regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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JD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in the best tradition of the French bistro.

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on May 17, 2019

Dear Guest, I am very pleased to read your lovely feedback following your visit at Benoit. Thank you for taking the time to share positive comments on your experience. I am looking forward to welcoming you again on a future occasion. Warm regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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J
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We always love the authentic French experience we get at Benoit. The atmosphere and the outstanding service is wonderful. Would like to see at least a lightly dressed greens salad accompanying the skirt steak. It looks like a slab of brown on a plate...the least visually appealing fish I’ve seen there. Tasted great..but still... the salmon entree looked beautiful when served...
The cheese puffs served before dinner are a lovely treat.

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Responded on May 17, 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 on skirt steak have been duly noted and will be discussed with our Chef. I hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back on another occasion. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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F
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Benoit never disappoints. The food is always delicious and the service is top notch.

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Responded on May 17, 2019

Dear Guest, I am very pleased to read your nice comment following your visit at Benoit. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and your feelings about our food and service! I am looking forward to welcoming you again very soon. Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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EM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Marc was outstanding...great service personified!!👍👍👍👍👍

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on May 17, 2019

Dear Guest, I am very pleased to read your kind feedback following your visit at Benoit. I am looking forward to welcoming you again on a future occasion. Sincerely, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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BH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is becoming our favorite restaurant when in Manhattan. Wonderful service, friendly and efficient, attentive to details. Excellent food with manageable portions. Always a winner. Wish there were a dress code!

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on May 17, 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 positive comments on your experience. I am looking forward to welcoming you again on a future occasion. Warm regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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KB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Simply delicious as it always is! Classic, classic French bistro food. Super yummy. Lovely warm atmosphere. Attentive service. Go!

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Responded on May 17, 2019

Dear Guest, I am very pleased to read your nice comment following your visit at Benoit. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I have shared your review with our 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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H
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Waiter spilled wine all of my date’s dress, then just topped off our glasses to compensate for us. Didn’t make up for the dry cleaning bill or fact that her dress was soaking wet the rest of the date

Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar
Responded on May 17, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience, I am terribly sorry to hear about this issue. May I kindly ask you to contact me directly at m.hofbauer@benoitny.co m or call the restaurant 646-943-7373. I look forward to discussing with you. Kind regards, Marc Hofbauer General Manager Benoit NY

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