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New American Restaurant, Lounge, and American Restaurant$$$$
University Place, Houston
  • mai p.
    "HH pork potstickers and blood orange margaritas are my fave"(5 Tips)
    Julie M.
    "Crunchy chicken & Mom's cake are absolutely amazing!!!"(4 Tips)
    Sarah P.
    "Awesome happy hour with creative cocktails and delicious appetizers."(17 Tips)
    Kari M.
    "The Citrus Blossom cocktail is amazing."(2 Tips)
88 Tips and reviews
  • happy hour
  • seafood
  • crunchy chicken
  • citrus blossom
  • cocktails
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  • Casa D.
    Casa DeleonAugust 20, 2014
    Everything we ordered was fantastic! Truly a 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 meal. I forget the name of the items we had and would not do it justice to just describe it as is, but everything we ate was superb!
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressNovember 6, 2014
    Benjy's Happy Hour has a stellar selection of $6 cocktails (think lychee fizzs, blood orange margs, and peach spritzers), $5 wines by the glass, and $3 beers! Read more
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressAugust 4, 2014
    Benjy Levit has been serving some of the most creative modern American cuisine in the city since 1985. The Village location of Benjy's is remarkably small, but that's a part of its charm. Read more
  • Julie M.
    Julie MinerboJune 19, 2013
    Crunchy chicken & Mom's cake are absolutely amazing!!! The warm & moist chocolate cake psired with the icy Mwxican Vanilla ucy ice cream is to die for! The Kale & peach salad was tasty too!
  • Tyler L.
    Tyler LundSeptember 27, 2015
    Benjy's is a great mainstay in Houston with solid food and nice staff, though the decor and atmosphere are just a little pretentious for what you get. The prices match this a bit too. Few beers
  • Jackie L.
    Jackie LuoAugust 7, 2014
    Great food with a cool Asian fusion twist. The hay-smoked duck breast made my life. Plus, there aren't many restaurants in Houston with a better vibe for twenty- to thirty-somethings!
  • Cara K.
    Cara KummerMarch 28, 2015
    Fun brunch environment. Excellent food and good service. Had the breakfast plate with chicken sausage, potatoes, French toast and I would have it again in a heartbeat
  • Cariña G.
    Cariña G.October 10, 2013
    One of Houston's BEST happy hour spots! Great food, great drinks, great rooftop deck & even better service! Get the Mom's Chocolate is the!
  • Wayne A.
    Wayne AJanuary 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to the lounge during Happy Hour and enjoy great appetizers and drink specials. Their potstickers are amazing - better than any Chinese restaurant for sure.
  • CultureMap Houston
    CultureMap HoustonJuly 14, 2011
    Head all the way upstairs to the patio. It may be cozy, but it gives a wonderful view of the Rice area while sipping on a blood orange margarita.
  • Marie N.
    Marie N.September 6, 2014
    Try the BBQ pizza and pot stickers. These happy hour appetizers are $6 along with cocktails. Blood orange margaritas are nice.
  • Ed
    EdDecember 26, 2015
    The off-menu lamb chorizo special is awesome! Ask for it, what do you have to lose?
  • Ed
    EdDecember 26, 2015
    The Brussel sprout appetizer is an original twist on the classic dish. Not necessarily for sprout beginners, though.
  • Desmond F.
    Desmond F.December 23, 2015
    Shrimp and grits are delicious. Also, you can always ask for more of the biscuits.
  • Angela S.
    Angela SkeesFebruary 21, 2014
    Had the saffron seafood risotto. Absolutely lovely. Great place to try something a little different. Chocolate Cake was soooo good.
  • Arnab M.
    Arnab MukherjeeApril 13, 2013
    Excellent desserts - blood orange sorbet was fantastic, and mom's chocolate cake was lovely. Try the blood orange margarita.
  • Kim S.
    Kim SophiaAugust 12, 2011
    Get here early for happy hour or else youll have to sit out in the heat. Either that our pay full priced for drinks and appetizers which basically pays for their AC.
  • Christy L.
    Christy LandesNovember 7, 2014
    Creative specials. Brussels sprouts were creative appetizer. Pork shank and grouper were delicious.
  • Fernando C.
    Fernando CovasJuly 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The steak and eggs is really something special. One of the tastiest cuts of meat in town!
  • CultureMap Houston
    CultureMap HoustonNovember 29, 2011
    Also, Mom's Chocolate Cake is still made by Benjy's mom, and is hands-down the best chocolate cake around.
  • Nik B.
    Nik BannisterJuly 4, 2013
    The Cornflake Crusted Gulf Shrimp & the Red Mule will do wonders for your pallet!
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressMay 31, 2012
    Check out Benjy's' Happy Hour on the Go Time Happy Hour App! Download for free on iphone, android and blackberry!
  • Christian E.
    Christian EspanaMay 7, 2014
    The halibut was great! Sat at the bar, service was excellent, super friendly! Highly recommend.
  • Alkeisha S.
    Alkeisha SOctober 25
    One of the best happy hours in Houston!!
    Upvoted Oct 25
  • Melissa R.
    Melissa RisteffJuly 12, 2013
    Food and service were both incredible. They take amazing care of you!
  • Ed
    EdDecember 26, 2015
    The shrimp and grits are excellent and compare favorably with the best in town.
  • Katy I.
    Katy IrvingNovember 30, 2010
    Must try the goat cheese appetizer! Delicious Asian salad with the most delicious soy vinaigrette! Worth a visit!
  • Greta S.
    Greta SkudraMay 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Lemon drop martinis are delicious! As are the happy hour pizzas :)
  • Bud S.
    Bud ShortJuly 20, 2014
    Everything was good and im not just saying that cause the name of the place is Benji's
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah PasquesiNovember 22, 2014
    Awesome happy hour with creative cocktails and delicious appetizers.
  • Jide A.
    Jide ApenaJune 17, 2014
    Good spot to go on a Sunday, sit upstairs indoors or outdoors on the deck.
  • Eva K.
    Eva K.March 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Elderflower Elixir and Goat Cheese Cakes, get there by 5:30 to get a table outside!
  • Susanne D.
    Susanne DenkAugust 9, 2013
    The big couch in the middle is a great place to start talking to people!
  • Kari M.
    Kari MFebruary 15, 2012
    The Citrus Blossom cocktail is amazing. Also, love the Cheesecake!
  • Houston Press Street Team M.
    Head on over to Benjy's for a superb three-course prix fixe brunch!
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin D'SouzaAugust 23, 2013
    Awesome hh menu! Only at the bar though.. So big groups might have a hard time.
  • Desireé
    DesireéAugust 20
    Try the Beef tenderloin with glorified mashed potatoes with green beans
  • Josh M.
    Josh McNameeMay 14, 2011
    Brunch is some of the best in Houston. Shrimp and notch
  • Britney S.
    Britney SamsonMay 13, 2014
    Awesome spot for brunch on Sundays! Friendly waitstaff.
  • Irena
    IrenaNovember 26, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    the tofu is amazing and on the HH menu! the calamari n pizzas also super good!!
  • Mark K.
    Mark KristenAugust 28, 2012
    Smoked Sashima Salmon and Pork Potstickers were so delicious.
  • Tony B.
    Tony BodeepongApril 9, 2015
    Try the Spicy Jambalaya Risotto {Half Order) - (via @Foodspotting)
  • David D.
    David Die Jr.January 18, 2014
    Love this place. We try to stop here every time we make it to Houston
  • Samantha Mae
    Samantha MaeJuly 19, 2015
    Happy hour is good with excellent cocktails!
  • Wayne A.
    Wayne ADecember 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The happy hour potstickers are the best I've ever had!
  • Miriam G.
    Miriam GoldmanAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Quite possibly the best restaurant in Texas. Try the tofu!
  • mai p.
    mai phamOctober 13, 2011
    HH pork potstickers and blood orange margaritas are my fave
  • Marni
    MarniOctober 19, 2014
    Best scallops I've ever had.
  • Kimberly B.
    Kimberly Boyd-BallaOctober 26, 2013
    Incredible brunch. Make reservations.
  • Sachin S.
    Sachin ShahSeptember 17
    Great brussel sprouts and goat cheese cakes!
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