Ben Benson's Steak House

★★★★☆
Delicious Steaks & Seafood. Extensive Wine List. Heart of Midtown Manhattan.
  • 123 West 52nd Street

    New York, NY 10019

    Cross street: nr. Sixth Ave.

    Map & Directions
  • 212-581-8888

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Came here as a recommendation from a good friend of mine, now I can't stop thinking about! I ordered the shrimp cocktail to start, delicious with an amazing cocktail sauce! As an entree I had the Prime Rib, man was it good! Cooked to

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★★★★★

Came here as a recommendation from a good friend of mine, now I can't stop thinking about! I ordered the shrimp cocktail to start, delicious with an amazing cocktail sauce! As an entree I had the Prime Rib, man was it good! Cooked to

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Came here testing out the Restaurant Week menu. We nearly walked passed it, that's how low-key the outside was. It was a similar scene in doors--nondescript.\r
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I ordered the soup of the day (lentils), English cut prime rib with mashed

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Came here testing out the Restaurant Week menu. We nearly walked passed it, that's how low-key the outside was. It was a similar scene in doors--nondescript.\r
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I ordered the soup of the day (lentils), English cut prime rib with mashed

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My wife and I have been wanting to try Ben Benson's for some time now. So we decided to take a ride into the city once and for all.

We started with the caesar salad which was very leafy (Bright Green Ends of the Romaine Lettuce usually

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★★★★★

My wife and I have been wanting to try Ben Benson's for some time now. So we decided to take a ride into the city once and for all.

We started with the caesar salad which was very leafy (Bright Green Ends of the Romaine Lettuce usually

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I love what I got when I came here with a friend of mine Nicholas. He had brought me here on a late Friday night and we had always wanted to talk to each other but we would never make a move. So last weekend he finally did and we came out

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★★★★★

I love what I got when I came here with a friend of mine Nicholas. He had brought me here on a late Friday night and we had always wanted to talk to each other but we would never make a move. So last weekend he finally did and we came out

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Apparently, I had read the wrong reviews before deciding to have dinner at this particular restaurant. Even had one friend tell me they liked it. I can honestly state, without equivocation, or fear of contradiction, it was the worst meal

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★★★★★

Apparently, I had read the wrong reviews before deciding to have dinner at this particular restaurant. Even had one friend tell me they liked it. I can honestly state, without equivocation, or fear of contradiction, it was the worst meal

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But the sun has set. Get with it Ben. Times change and you should as well.

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★★★★★

But the sun has set. Get with it Ben. Times change and you should as well.

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Very first time there...We arrived early...Waited outside and met Matt...He was one of the waiters...He came over to talk to us while we waited and before you knew it we were sitting inside...He was so pleasant we asked if Matt could be our waiter and was seated in his area... Then Ben walked in...We called him "Mr. Benson" and he said call me "Ben"...Had good conversation with him and made us feel at home...

We ordered the Dinner for Two $90.00.....2 very large Lobster Tails and a 16 ounce Fillet Mignon...Mashed Potatoes with caramelized onions and creamed spinach...We started with the most delicious Pea Soup..(my favorite) and a Caesar Salad...Then came our dinner which I mentioned above...

This was the most wonderful "Surprise" Birthday Dinner...
Before dinner we went to see "Jersey Boys"...What a wonderful day....

I would recommend Ben Benson's Steakhouse to all that love to eat and feel at home...2 waiters to every table...Wait service was Excellent!!!

Forgot to mention dessert...Bread Pudding was outstanding!!!

If you decide to go there because of this review....I would ask for Matt as a waiter...He will really make you have a memorable experience...

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★★★★★

Very first time there...We arrived early...Waited outside and met Matt...He was one of the waiters...He came over to talk to us while we waited and before you knew it we were sitting inside...He was so pleasant we asked if Matt could be our waiter and was seated in his area... Then Ben walked in...We called him "Mr. Benson" and he said call me "Ben"...Had good conversation with him and made us feel at home...

We ordered the Dinner for Two $90.00.....2 very large Lobster Tails and a 16 ounce Fillet Mignon...Mashed Potatoes with caramelized onions and creamed spinach...We started with the most delicious Pea Soup..(my favorite) and a Caesar Salad...Then came our dinner which I mentioned above...

This was the most wonderful "Surprise" Birthday Dinner...
Before dinner we went to see "Jersey Boys"...What a wonderful day....

I would recommend Ben Benson's Steakhouse to all that love to eat and feel at home...2 waiters to every table...Wait service was Excellent!!!

Forgot to mention dessert...Bread Pudding was outstanding!!!

If you decide to go there because of this review....I would ask for Matt as a waiter...He will really make you have a memorable experience...

Pros: Wait Service - Food Choices - Ambiance

Cons: Can't think of anything!!!!

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This was such a disappointing experience. I was visiting my daughter(from Seattle.) Absolutely the most RUDE server I have ever met! We mentioned this to another server. He was replaced by someone els who was very perfunctory and rushed. The food was terrible: cold steak ,burnt on outside and on a COLD plate. Blah salad...bagged croutons. Nothing special or even acceptable about the entire experience. Not crowded ,so there was no reason for any of this . Would never go there again or recommend this to anyone!!!!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

This was such a disappointing experience. I was visiting my daughter(from Seattle.) Absolutely the most RUDE server I have ever met! We mentioned this to another server. He was replaced by someone els who was very perfunctory and rushed. The food was terrible: cold steak ,burnt on outside and on a COLD plate. Blah salad...bagged croutons. Nothing special or even acceptable about the entire experience. Not crowded ,so there was no reason for any of this . Would never go there again or recommend this to anyone!!!!!!!!

Pros: none

Cons: rude waiters, poor quality food

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The hype doesn't match the beef. Appetizers and salad were good, but my bone-in sirloin and my wife's skirt steak where as tough as a longshoreman.

Lots better steaks in NYC. Over priced for the quality.

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★☆☆☆☆

The hype doesn't match the beef. Appetizers and salad were good, but my bone-in sirloin and my wife's skirt steak where as tough as a longshoreman.

Lots better steaks in NYC. Over priced for the quality.

Pros: Nice Setting

Cons: Lousy steak

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The food is special

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★★★☆☆

The food is special

Pros: Food is good

Cons: Don't like the crowd

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Ben Bensons was one of the worst dining experiences I've ever had. From the moment we sat down it took the waiter fifteen minutes to come over to us, granted it was busy. When he came over he was very disinterested in us and rushed our order. When the appetizers came somone dropped off the food with no silverware. It took five minutes to find someone to get us silverware. The bread was hard and stale and we didn't even get water at the table. I ordered split peas soup that was very watery and tasted like it was froma can. When the steaks arrived I ordered the 16oz. filet medium. It arrived burnt on the outside and rare on the inside. The steak was so fatty that the waiter took it off our bill. The busboy didn't even take the empty plates off our table until they were piled up. The soda was even warm!!! When i asked for fresher bread the waiter brought over a kaiser roll cut up!!!!!! this is what we paid 500.00 dollars for????? go to old homestead!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Ben Bensons was one of the worst dining experiences I've ever had. From the moment we sat down it took the waiter fifteen minutes to come over to us, granted it was busy. When he came over he was very disinterested in us and rushed our order. When the appetizers came somone dropped off the food with no silverware. It took five minutes to find someone to get us silverware. The bread was hard and stale and we didn't even get water at the table. I ordered split peas soup that was very watery and tasted like it was froma can. When the steaks arrived I ordered the 16oz. filet medium. It arrived burnt on the outside and rare on the inside. The steak was so fatty that the waiter took it off our bill. The busboy didn't even take the empty plates off our table until they were piled up. The soda was even warm!!! When i asked for fresher bread the waiter brought over a kaiser roll cut up!!!!!! this is what we paid 500.00 dollars for????? go to old homestead!!!

Pros: not crowded

Cons: worst experience ever

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Ben Bensons has the best steaks in New York. Not much else to say really, ok, the side dishes are very good too(hash browns & creamed spinach).

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★★★★★

Ben Bensons has the best steaks in New York. Not much else to say really, ok, the side dishes are very good too(hash browns & creamed spinach).

Pros: Steaks, Steaks, Steaks

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I came from out of town(Maryland). The food was absolutely out of this world. I fell in love with the rolls with the raisins & walnuts(I think). The tomato soup was superb. We came up on restaurant week, and had the time of our lives. My Maryland crab cake was terrifc,but it wow, those rolls were something!!!!!
I would gladly come to your restaurant again if I had the money. Everything was outstanding!!!

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★★★★★

I came from out of town(Maryland). The food was absolutely out of this world. I fell in love with the rolls with the raisins & walnuts(I think). The tomato soup was superb. We came up on restaurant week, and had the time of our lives. My Maryland crab cake was terrifc,but it wow, those rolls were something!!!!!
I would gladly come to your restaurant again if I had the money. Everything was outstanding!!!

Pros: the wonderful food

Cons: the steps to the bathroom

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My second time to NYC but my first trip to Ben Benson's. The restaurant was recommended by my NYC friend so I had a feeling it would be good. Benson's surpassed expectations. The steaks were really good as were the sides. I didn't go for dessert as we were full by then, maybe next time.

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★★★★★

My second time to NYC but my first trip to Ben Benson's. The restaurant was recommended by my NYC friend so I had a feeling it would be good. Benson's surpassed expectations. The steaks were really good as were the sides. I didn't go for dessert as we were full by then, maybe next time.

Pros: Great Food

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Ben Benson's was tremendous! One of the best meals I've ever had. From the salad to the shrimp cocktail to the porterhouse, I was thoroughly impressed. Everthng tasted great and the service was excellent. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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★★★★★

Ben Benson's was tremendous! One of the best meals I've ever had. From the salad to the shrimp cocktail to the porterhouse, I was thoroughly impressed. Everthng tasted great and the service was excellent. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Pros: Steaks, Service

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Wow.....what a total disappointment!!! We've been to Ben Benson's once previously on a special occassion and were totally and thoroughly impressed. Naturally, we expected a similar experience.....but unfortunately, that was not to be. On a Saturday evening at 9PM, we'd expect the service and food to be tip top. Instead, the quality of porterhouse steak we ordered was sub-standard and clearly not cooked to our requested medium rare. To make matters worse, we we disappointed in the moderately disinterested service. Having a screaming undisciplined child at a table in the backgound in conjunction with a loud roudy bunch of guys did not add anything positive to our experience. Sadly, it is no wonder the restaurant was half-empty during a primetime Saturday evening.

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★☆☆☆☆

Wow.....what a total disappointment!!! We've been to Ben Benson's once previously on a special occassion and were totally and thoroughly impressed. Naturally, we expected a similar experience.....but unfortunately, that was not to be. On a Saturday evening at 9PM, we'd expect the service and food to be tip top. Instead, the quality of porterhouse steak we ordered was sub-standard and clearly not cooked to our requested medium rare. To make matters worse, we we disappointed in the moderately disinterested service. Having a screaming undisciplined child at a table in the backgound in conjunction with a loud roudy bunch of guys did not add anything positive to our experience. Sadly, it is no wonder the restaurant was half-empty during a primetime Saturday evening.

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I had a fantansic experience before, but this time was terrible. We went to the bar for a drink before sitting at our table and the bartender made eye contact with us, then walked away and sat at a nearby table to talk on his cell phone. When he was finally finished with his calls, he came back to take our drink order. We were seated for dinner between a loud family with a screaming child and a group of guys that were playing music loudly on their cell phones. Our steak was overcooked and fatty but we did not return it b/c by the time it was served we were totally starving. The steak was $97.00 and nowhere near worth the price. It was tough and chewy. Our bill was almost $200 w/the tip and we left completely irritated. We politely tried to express our dissatisfaction to the manager suggesting that perhaps they have an area for families vs. people who would like to enjoy their meal w/o listening to screaming and he said "what do you want me to do, tell people they can't bring children?" Mind you, it was after 9pm at an expensive restaurant. It may have well have been 5pm at Chilis by reflection of the atmosphere and quality of response from the manager. I will never go back there again.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had a fantansic experience before, but this time was terrible. We went to the bar for a drink before sitting at our table and the bartender made eye contact with us, then walked away and sat at a nearby table to talk on his cell phone. When he was finally finished with his calls, he came back to take our drink order. We were seated for dinner between a loud family with a screaming child and a group of guys that were playing music loudly on their cell phones. Our steak was overcooked and fatty but we did not return it b/c by the time it was served we were totally starving. The steak was $97.00 and nowhere near worth the price. It was tough and chewy. Our bill was almost $200 w/the tip and we left completely irritated. We politely tried to express our dissatisfaction to the manager suggesting that perhaps they have an area for families vs. people who would like to enjoy their meal w/o listening to screaming and he said "what do you want me to do, tell people they can't bring children?" Mind you, it was after 9pm at an expensive restaurant. It may have well have been 5pm at Chilis by reflection of the atmosphere and quality of response from the manager. I will never go back there again.

Pros: None

Cons: Service Stinks, including management response to complaint

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I've been here several times. My family loves going for lunch or dinner. Their crab cakes or on the lighter side, a Cobb salad at lunch hits the spot. Dinner- hard to decide between a fresh lobster or meat. You can't beat the soft shell crabs (in season), lamb chops or the NY Sirloin. Well, maybe you can because the fried chicken (obscene amount) and the sides are terrific also:creamed spinach, garlic mashed potatoes, home fries (yum). The service is very professional and knowledgeable.

Pros: great food, good service
Cons: noise level, a bit pricey

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★★★★★

I've been here several times. My family loves going for lunch or dinner. Their crab cakes or on the lighter side, a Cobb salad at lunch hits the spot. Dinner- hard to decide between a fresh lobster or meat. You can't beat the soft shell crabs (in season), lamb chops or the NY Sirloin. Well, maybe you can because the fried chicken (obscene amount) and the sides are terrific also:creamed spinach, garlic mashed potatoes, home fries (yum). The service is very professional and knowledgeable.

Pros: great food, good service
Cons: noise level, a bit pricey

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Ben Benson's Steak House is the best steak house ever! I'm a big meat lover and have been to many steak houses but this still has to be my favorite place to eat. The fillet migon *mediam rare* just melts in the mouth. It has the butter sauce that adds a special touch to it. You can even ask for extra butter sauce. Their service is great and ambiance is perfect for a romantic meal!

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Ben Benson's Steak House is the best steak house ever! I'm a big meat lover and have been to many steak houses but this still has to be my favorite place to eat. The fillet migon *mediam rare* just melts in the mouth. It has the butter sauce that adds a special touch to it. You can even ask for extra butter sauce. Their service is great and ambiance is perfect for a romantic meal!

Pros: steak,service

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What a great meal....and I'm a picky New Yorker. I'd only been here once before a long time ago and it was as good as I remember. What can I say except delicious steak, sides and desserts. Definitely worth the trip.

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What a great meal....and I'm a picky New Yorker. I'd only been here once before a long time ago and it was as good as I remember. What can I say except delicious steak, sides and desserts. Definitely worth the trip.

Pros: Steak, Steak, Steak and STEAK

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Steak this bad shouldnt be allowed to be served. I made the mistake of going once, because I had a brain meltdown and was "open-minded" what a mistake-I'll never make it again and neither should you.

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★☆☆☆☆

Steak this bad shouldnt be allowed to be served. I made the mistake of going once, because I had a brain meltdown and was "open-minded" what a mistake-I'll never make it again and neither should you.

Pros: NOT A SINGHE THING

Cons: THE DISGUSTING MEAT

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I've tried most of the NYC steakhouses and find myself returning to Ben Benson's more often than any other. The steaks are simply fantastic, meaty, juicy and cooked perfectly every time. Of course, sides like creamed spinach and hash browns don't disappoint either. Highly Recommended!

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★★★★★

I've tried most of the NYC steakhouses and find myself returning to Ben Benson's more often than any other. The steaks are simply fantastic, meaty, juicy and cooked perfectly every time. Of course, sides like creamed spinach and hash browns don't disappoint either. Highly Recommended!

Pros: Steaks, Sides

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Rib Steak for my wife,
Porterhouse for my two friends,
T-bone for me.
All cooked to perfection.
Service outstanding!
New York prices $$$$
My favorite Steak House

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★★★★★

Rib Steak for my wife,
Porterhouse for my two friends,
T-bone for me.
All cooked to perfection.
Service outstanding!
New York prices $$$$
My favorite Steak House

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My husband & I have been to many steakhouses in the city but we always return to Ben Benson's. From the delicious meats to the seafood to the desserts, they never disappoint. Recently, we sent our picky Texan friends who were in from out of town. They're always bragging about the steaks in Texas but even they had to admit to loving Ben Benson's.

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★★★★★

My husband & I have been to many steakhouses in the city but we always return to Ben Benson's. From the delicious meats to the seafood to the desserts, they never disappoint. Recently, we sent our picky Texan friends who were in from out of town. They're always bragging about the steaks in Texas but even they had to admit to loving Ben Benson's.

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I've been to Ben Benson's many times over the years and the food is always fantastic. Great cuts of meat, cooked perfectly, every time. Nice wine list, The waitstaff is always attentive and it's great for a group of friends. Ben Benson's, always a good choice

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★★★★★

I've been to Ben Benson's many times over the years and the food is always fantastic. Great cuts of meat, cooked perfectly, every time. Nice wine list, The waitstaff is always attentive and it's great for a group of friends. Ben Benson's, always a good choice

Pros: Steak, Side Dishes, Service

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We went for lunch during restaurant week with 4 people and were seated way, way in the back. The service was lackluster; the waiters acted as though they didn't really care about serving us. The salads were tasty, but that was about the only good thing I can say about the food. 3 out of 4 of us ordered the sliced filet mignon and the food was COLD upon arrival at the table, no matter how it was cooked. The vegetable dish (a pile of canned mushrooms) was cold also. At least the mashed potato was warm, not hot, but warm.
The cheesecake dessert was so-so; I've had much, much better in NY. Very disappointed; will not be back. Glad I didn't pay full price.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went for lunch during restaurant week with 4 people and were seated way, way in the back. The service was lackluster; the waiters acted as though they didn't really care about serving us. The salads were tasty, but that was about the only good thing I can say about the food. 3 out of 4 of us ordered the sliced filet mignon and the food was COLD upon arrival at the table, no matter how it was cooked. The vegetable dish (a pile of canned mushrooms) was cold also. At least the mashed potato was warm, not hot, but warm.
The cheesecake dessert was so-so; I've had much, much better in NY. Very disappointed; will not be back. Glad I didn't pay full price.

Pros: Coat check lady only dropped one jacket.

Cons: Cold food!

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Do NOT go if just a couple (2) people. Upon arrival, shuttled upstairs to an empty room while the main dining room was 30-35% full. The wait staff does NOT provide same level of service (probably due to size of tip). Bread was cold; steaks were luke warm (sitting due to inattention of wait staff) comment from waiter was "I did not cook it". Vegetables got cold while waiting for steaks sent back for warming. Waiter never returned to see if dinner was satisfactory or ask if we wanted another drink. We had to ask the maitre d? for the check. For $ 170.00 NEVER GO AGAIN, VERY DISAPPOINTING NIGHT. These people are living on a reputation of good food and good service that died many years ago.

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★☆☆☆☆

Do NOT go if just a couple (2) people. Upon arrival, shuttled upstairs to an empty room while the main dining room was 30-35% full. The wait staff does NOT provide same level of service (probably due to size of tip). Bread was cold; steaks were luke warm (sitting due to inattention of wait staff) comment from waiter was "I did not cook it". Vegetables got cold while waiting for steaks sent back for warming. Waiter never returned to see if dinner was satisfactory or ask if we wanted another drink. We had to ask the maitre d? for the check. For $ 170.00 NEVER GO AGAIN, VERY DISAPPOINTING NIGHT. These people are living on a reputation of good food and good service that died many years ago.

Pros: None

Cons: Cold Food, Poor Service, Over Priced

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Good atmosphere for steak and glass of red wine after a long day at work. Nice bar at entrance. Service is great. Highly recommend the porterhouse cut.

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Good atmosphere for steak and glass of red wine after a long day at work. Nice bar at entrance. Service is great. Highly recommend the porterhouse cut.

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Even though I RSVP'd hours in advance, I was not seated promptly upon entering. When I was finally taken to a table, it was in a corner next to the bar. If I wanted to watch the ballgame during dinner, I would have went to my local Fridays or Applebees so I had to ask to sit elsewhere. I made the mistake of not doing my homework prior to eating here for the first time. The environment is very loud and far from romantic. As for the food I ate, the Maryland Crab Cake was delicious, and the Prime Rib Steak was a bit tough on the outside but still tasty. When I pulled a waiter aside to tell him it was my girlfriend's b-day, he almost ruined it by talking so loud that she could hear, and told me to let him know before I order desert, which I obviously couldn't do, because it would have made it obvious! Fortunately, after we looked at the desert menu, and didn't pick anything from it, they still brought a cheesecake out and sang happy b-day. Unfortunately, the "5-Star" restaurant used their last candle on a cake given to a customer earlier that evening. Overall, the place is not bad for groups, but if you want value and a more romantic setting, don't think about coming here.

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★★★☆☆

Even though I RSVP'd hours in advance, I was not seated promptly upon entering. When I was finally taken to a table, it was in a corner next to the bar. If I wanted to watch the ballgame during dinner, I would have went to my local Fridays or Applebees so I had to ask to sit elsewhere. I made the mistake of not doing my homework prior to eating here for the first time. The environment is very loud and far from romantic. As for the food I ate, the Maryland Crab Cake was delicious, and the Prime Rib Steak was a bit tough on the outside but still tasty. When I pulled a waiter aside to tell him it was my girlfriend's b-day, he almost ruined it by talking so loud that she could hear, and told me to let him know before I order desert, which I obviously couldn't do, because it would have made it obvious! Fortunately, after we looked at the desert menu, and didn't pick anything from it, they still brought a cheesecake out and sang happy b-day. Unfortunately, the "5-Star" restaurant used their last candle on a cake given to a customer earlier that evening. Overall, the place is not bad for groups, but if you want value and a more romantic setting, don't think about coming here.

Pros: Crab Cake

Cons: Over-priced

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I thought this classical edifice in midtown serves some of the best in the city. I would highly recommend.

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★★★★☆

I thought this classical edifice in midtown serves some of the best in the city. I would highly recommend.

Pros: Juicy tender meat

Cons: not enough ladies

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Excellent food and service. Pricey but our filet was fabulous. We split it and chose the carmelized onions & mashed potatoes. Their bread basket was huge and great to have with a glass of wine before your beef arrives.
They offered us Bernaise Sauce with the filet; sometimes it's an extra, they didn't charge us. It was awesome.
Highly recommend this restaurant but bring your wallet.

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★★★★★

Excellent food and service. Pricey but our filet was fabulous. We split it and chose the carmelized onions & mashed potatoes. Their bread basket was huge and great to have with a glass of wine before your beef arrives.
They offered us Bernaise Sauce with the filet; sometimes it's an extra, they didn't charge us. It was awesome.
Highly recommend this restaurant but bring your wallet.

Pros: great food, service

Cons: wine is very pricey and quite noisy inside

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Another restaurant week venture. Although I do take clients here for business lunches. As always, the steaks here are amazing and grilled perfectly to your preference. I prefer Prime rib, skirt steaks, and filet mignons medium rare and Ribeyes medium well. But the best part is how perfectly the sides accent the steaks. I recommend the garlic mashed potatoes and steak fries. Today I had a vegetarian in my lunch group and even she enjoyed here veggie dish. Well worth multiple trips.

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★★★★★

Another restaurant week venture. Although I do take clients here for business lunches. As always, the steaks here are amazing and grilled perfectly to your preference. I prefer Prime rib, skirt steaks, and filet mignons medium rare and Ribeyes medium well. But the best part is how perfectly the sides accent the steaks. I recommend the garlic mashed potatoes and steak fries. Today I had a vegetarian in my lunch group and even she enjoyed here veggie dish. Well worth multiple trips.

Pros: The FOOD! Steaks and sides are amazing.

Cons: Too Corporate. Steaks this good deserve to be savored and linger.

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Try the Double Porterhouse! I went here for the first time last night, and the steak was superb. The service was also a lot better than other high-end steak houses I?ve been to, such as Peter Luger?s. The meal was around $120 for my date and I, which included sides and drinks. The mashed potatoes with caramelized onions and the cream and herbed wild mushrooms were excellent compliments to the Porterhouse. The quality of both the food and service was outstanding.

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★★★★★

Try the Double Porterhouse! I went here for the first time last night, and the steak was superb. The service was also a lot better than other high-end steak houses I?ve been to, such as Peter Luger?s. The meal was around $120 for my date and I, which included sides and drinks. The mashed potatoes with caramelized onions and the cream and herbed wild mushrooms were excellent compliments to the Porterhouse. The quality of both the food and service was outstanding.

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I frequent Ben Benson's for years and this is by far my favorite steak house. The food is simply the best and the service superb.

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★★★★★

I frequent Ben Benson's for years and this is by far my favorite steak house. The food is simply the best and the service superb.

Pros: Best Steaks

Cons: need reservations

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my folks took me here for my birthday after a friend of mine recommended this place to me a billion times. I love steak and found the steak to be on the average side. The potatoes, which were also mentioned were okay. but aside from those two things, the rest of the meal.....WOW. The salad, steak sauce and especially the cheesecake were without a doubt the best i've ever had. The steak sauce was so good, that i practically smothered my steak in it (we even purchased a bottle for home) the cheesecake was so good, i was licking my fingers after i was done it was so tasty. couple that with some of the best service i've had at a restaurant, and you have a place that will be seeing us again.

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★★★★☆

my folks took me here for my birthday after a friend of mine recommended this place to me a billion times. I love steak and found the steak to be on the average side. The potatoes, which were also mentioned were okay. but aside from those two things, the rest of the meal.....WOW. The salad, steak sauce and especially the cheesecake were without a doubt the best i've ever had. The steak sauce was so good, that i practically smothered my steak in it (we even purchased a bottle for home) the cheesecake was so good, i was licking my fingers after i was done it was so tasty. couple that with some of the best service i've had at a restaurant, and you have a place that will be seeing us again.

Pros: service, cheesecake, steak sauce

Cons: potatoes are on the everage side

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4 adults for pre-show dinner
Chose it based on radio ad campaign
Gruff and "disengaged" waiter
3 out of 4 steaks tough
2 sides were lukewarm
We never felt the least bit welcome

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★★☆☆☆

4 adults for pre-show dinner
Chose it based on radio ad campaign
Gruff and "disengaged" waiter
3 out of 4 steaks tough
2 sides were lukewarm
We never felt the least bit welcome

Pros: convenient midtown locale

Cons: too many to list

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Probably in my top 5 NYC steakhouses. Great meat, good service, and I enjoyed the atmosphere. Prices are what I've come to expect from a NY steakhouse - high.

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★★★★★

Probably in my top 5 NYC steakhouses. Great meat, good service, and I enjoyed the atmosphere. Prices are what I've come to expect from a NY steakhouse - high.

Pros: Steak

Cons: Midtown gets a little mobbed sometimes...

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I have a huge bias writing this review, this has been my fav resturaunt for years now. Nothing comes close, every element of it is just perfect... i realize it is costly, and I am not wealthy by anyones standards, but its worth the big bucks; even if it costs more one day ill save up to go.... I just cant say enough great things about this place

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★★★★★

I have a huge bias writing this review, this has been my fav resturaunt for years now. Nothing comes close, every element of it is just perfect... i realize it is costly, and I am not wealthy by anyones standards, but its worth the big bucks; even if it costs more one day ill save up to go.... I just cant say enough great things about this place

Pros: worlds best steaks, professionalism, consistancy

Cons: absolutly nothing

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My husband picked Ben Benson's for our last trip to NYC and it did not disappoint. We were seated promptly, service was good and not over the top, and the steaks and sides were outstanding. I liked the decor as well. I had the filet and it was cooked perfectly. Caesar salad was also awesome, as was the bread they serve. I would go there again and again and again....

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★★★★★

My husband picked Ben Benson's for our last trip to NYC and it did not disappoint. We were seated promptly, service was good and not over the top, and the steaks and sides were outstanding. I liked the decor as well. I had the filet and it was cooked perfectly. Caesar salad was also awesome, as was the bread they serve. I would go there again and again and again....

Pros: Good location, Good service, Great food

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Excellent! The French Onion Soup was delicious, as well as the Goat Cheese Salad. Prime Rib, garlic, spinach and peppers was fabulous. The Portabella sandwhich and Grilled Rib Eye are also delicious choices at this fine establishment. With dessert at Ben's, you can't go wrong. Try the Chocolate Exquisite!

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★★★★☆

Excellent! The French Onion Soup was delicious, as well as the Goat Cheese Salad. Prime Rib, garlic, spinach and peppers was fabulous. The Portabella sandwhich and Grilled Rib Eye are also delicious choices at this fine establishment. With dessert at Ben's, you can't go wrong. Try the Chocolate Exquisite!

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I only eat the Roast Prime Rib, not the Prime Rib Steak. The former is cooked as part of a larger piece of meat and then carved off while the latter is individually cooked. It makes a *HUGE* and crucial difference. I don't go much for the steaks as I like mine pan-seared and then oven-cooked while most steakhouses broil their's. However, the Creamed Herbed Wild Mushrooms and Creamed Spinach are my favorite sides and the Lump Crabmeat Casserole and Salmon Tartare my favorite appetizers. The only bad thing I can say is that George the Maitre d' treats people, even regulars, shabbily.

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★★★★☆

I only eat the Roast Prime Rib, not the Prime Rib Steak. The former is cooked as part of a larger piece of meat and then carved off while the latter is individually cooked. It makes a *HUGE* and crucial difference. I don't go much for the steaks as I like mine pan-seared and then oven-cooked while most steakhouses broil their's. However, the Creamed Herbed Wild Mushrooms and Creamed Spinach are my favorite sides and the Lump Crabmeat Casserole and Salmon Tartare my favorite appetizers. The only bad thing I can say is that George the Maitre d' treats people, even regulars, shabbily.

Pros: Roast Prime Rib, Salmon Tartare, Desserts

Cons: George the Maitre d'

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I've heard a lot about this classic steakhouse but had never been. A buddy and I went for lunch one day and Benson's did not disappoint. The steaks were delicious and perfectly cooked. We shared a couple of sides(creamed spinach and hash brown potatoes) and they were both delicious. The waitstaff was very friendly and knowledgable. Even though we didn't have room for dessert we split a piece of cake. This place is the REAL DEAL!

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★★★★★

I've heard a lot about this classic steakhouse but had never been. A buddy and I went for lunch one day and Benson's did not disappoint. The steaks were delicious and perfectly cooked. We shared a couple of sides(creamed spinach and hash brown potatoes) and they were both delicious. The waitstaff was very friendly and knowledgable. Even though we didn't have room for dessert we split a piece of cake. This place is the REAL DEAL!

Pros: Steaks, Side Dishes, Service

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I ate here at the age of 18 with my brother and four of our friends. The service was great so if some say it isn't its because they must have had no respect for the server. The food was even better true its a bit price but well worth it. I consider the atmosphere to be fun for the lack of a better word.

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★★★★★

I ate here at the age of 18 with my brother and four of our friends. The service was great so if some say it isn't its because they must have had no respect for the server. The food was even better true its a bit price but well worth it. I consider the atmosphere to be fun for the lack of a better word.

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This classic NY Steakhouse lives up to its reputation. Great steaks, sides(creamed spinach, potatoes, etc.) and delicious desserts. The wine list was very good and the bar area was a cool place to hang before we sat down for our great meal. Highly recommended.

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★★★★★

This classic NY Steakhouse lives up to its reputation. Great steaks, sides(creamed spinach, potatoes, etc.) and delicious desserts. The wine list was very good and the bar area was a cool place to hang before we sat down for our great meal. Highly recommended.

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We were treated like children. We are in our mid-twentys and the waiters gave us no attention to us after we received our meals. We sat at our table over 25 minutes even had a wine spill and still noboby came. There was a group of older gentleman sitting beside us and the waiter came to their table several times while passing by our wine spilled table. Overall our first and needless to say last experience was unacceptable and unenjoyable.

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★☆☆☆☆

We were treated like children. We are in our mid-twentys and the waiters gave us no attention to us after we received our meals. We sat at our table over 25 minutes even had a wine spill and still noboby came. There was a group of older gentleman sitting beside us and the waiter came to their table several times while passing by our wine spilled table. Overall our first and needless to say last experience was unacceptable and unenjoyable.

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Ate here last weekend before a show. We were seated promptly by Ben himself. Had a 5 p.m. reservation and the place wasn't crowded. Gave us time to walk off dinner before the show which I highly recommend. My filet was the largest I've had; not the best, but still a very good steak. The green beans and mashed potatoes were outstanding. Creme brulee with fruit was to die for - devasted I didn't have room to finish it. I liked the decor a lot - very comfortable. Pictures make it appear brighter than it actually is.

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★★★★★

Ate here last weekend before a show. We were seated promptly by Ben himself. Had a 5 p.m. reservation and the place wasn't crowded. Gave us time to walk off dinner before the show which I highly recommend. My filet was the largest I've had; not the best, but still a very good steak. The green beans and mashed potatoes were outstanding. Creme brulee with fruit was to die for - devasted I didn't have room to finish it. I liked the decor a lot - very comfortable. Pictures make it appear brighter than it actually is.

Pros: location near theater, timely service

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The steaks are good and the desserts are big but leave something to be desired. The cheescake is dry, pound cake bland, and bread pudding chewy.

The wood is old and needs to be re-worked and the lights need to be dimmed. Service is good though.

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★★★☆☆

The steaks are good and the desserts are big but leave something to be desired. The cheescake is dry, pound cake bland, and bread pudding chewy.

The wood is old and needs to be re-worked and the lights need to be dimmed. Service is good though.

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I found this restaurant to be very disappointing, the waiter was very snobbish and rude.he made no attempt to be polite. I did not feel welcome or comfortable at all. The steak was tough and inedible. We dont usually frequent very expensive restaurants so this was supposed to be a treat for us. I will never go to this pompous overrated place again!

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★☆☆☆☆

I found this restaurant to be very disappointing, the waiter was very snobbish and rude.he made no attempt to be polite. I did not feel welcome or comfortable at all. The steak was tough and inedible. We dont usually frequent very expensive restaurants so this was supposed to be a treat for us. I will never go to this pompous overrated place again!

Cons: , rude staff, tough steak

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Ben Benson's serves one of the best tasting steaks in town. Not to mention, their crab cakes truly are as good as everyone leads you to believe. They also have the best wine selection of any steak house I've been to on the east coast. Although a bit pricey and host to NY's elite, the food here is an experience for anyone. Must make an attempt to eat here at least once in your lifetime.

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★★★★☆

Ben Benson's serves one of the best tasting steaks in town. Not to mention, their crab cakes truly are as good as everyone leads you to believe. They also have the best wine selection of any steak house I've been to on the east coast. Although a bit pricey and host to NY's elite, the food here is an experience for anyone. Must make an attempt to eat here at least once in your lifetime.

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took my girlfriend here for dinner on new years eve, and the experience was outstanding...we were seated promptly, and the service was teriffic...hands down the best skirt steak i have ever eaten, and the mashed potatoes w/horseradish are also superb...if you are looking for a great place for a special occasion this is a good choice

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★★★★★

took my girlfriend here for dinner on new years eve, and the experience was outstanding...we were seated promptly, and the service was teriffic...hands down the best skirt steak i have ever eaten, and the mashed potatoes w/horseradish are also superb...if you are looking for a great place for a special occasion this is a good choice

Pros: great food, fast seating, huge portions

Cons: expensive, a la carte menu

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New York has been overrun lately with modern steakhouses whose sights are set on reinventing the classic meat-and-potatoes meal. Ben Benson's, however, has been serving dry martinis and hefty slabs of good steak to its clientele for years,…

 

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