123 West 52nd Street, New York, NY | Directions 1001940.761719 -73.980610
Neighborhoods: Theater District - Times Square, Midtown
the WORST EVER!!!!!!! – 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!!!
The BEST! – 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).
Those rolls!!!!! – 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!!!
Great Experience! – 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.
TREMENDOUS! – 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!
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.
Don't Bother – 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.
My Favourite Steak House.. – 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!
Top Notch – 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.
Touristtrap/amateur steak house – 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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