Benoit Bistro

Benoit Bistro

French Restaurant · Midtown East
60 W 55th St (at 6th Ave), New York, NY 10019, United States
Closed until 11:45 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:45 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:30 PM–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Wine, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Alain Ducasse's autentic Parisian bistro in New York. Chez toi Benoit, on boit festoie en rois!


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    Anthony S.
    "Adour and Alain Ducasse in NYC"(6 Tips)
    dara lynne
    "Good prixe fix lunch, excellent service and vegetarian friendly."(4 Tips)
    Kimberley-Marie B.
    "The cheese soufflé and the vanilla millefeuille are so delicious"(2 Tips)
    "cool place for after-work cocktails and hors d’oeuvres"(2 Tips)
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  • cheese souffle
  • alain ducasse
  • seafood
  • French food
  • cocktails and hors
  • desserts
  • bistros
  • wine
  • steak frites
  • French onion soup
  • great value
  • escargot
  • coq au vin
  • good for dates
  • french fries
  • scallops
  • pate
  • buffet
  • salads
  • mussels
  • Jing L.

    Pleaaaaase do not miss out on August special - shredded oxtail stuffed tomatoes! It's so so deliciousSss

    Jing Lee · August 16
  • Nancy A.

    Feed the francophile! Alain Ducasse true bistro classics. Order the sharable charcuterie platter (with a tiny jar of cornichons, crusty bread + Dijon). Stellar lunch= salad w/roast organic chicken

  • Harumi U.

    Alain Ducasse place but probably not the top of his line. Probably the best is lunch or dinner (must be there before 6:30) prix fixe. They give you a little present (was merengue for me) after dinner

    Harumi U · June 7
  • st

    killer bar

    st · March 29
  • Ross

    Scallops are the choice.

    Ross · March 28
  • Karla A.

    Best chocolate souffle in the City!

    Karla A · February 21
  • Luiza S.

    Scallops and the apple tart are divine

    Luiza Santos · January 14
  • John Michael C.

    Only french brasserie worth a damn in midtown. Great place to do a nice meal, or just grab a steak frites and a drink alone at the bar after MOMA. Pied de Cochon are tasty, and the coq au vin is money

    John Michael Cassetta · December 2, 2014
  • Ashley A.

    Decent selection of wines available by the generous carafe. Also: free cheese bread puffs. So. Savory. So. Good.

    Ashley Alvarez · September 6, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    François Payard, chef of François Payard Bakery, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Chef Philippe’s warm chicken salad. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
  • Sergio Morilo R.

    Very good lunch option near 5th Ave. The duck is delicious.

    Sergio Morilo Rodrigues · August 21, 2014
  • William N.

    The prix fixe lunch is an awesome deal.

    William Nelligan · August 10, 2014
  • Cristian G.

    Great seasonal soups (French onion, gazpacho, butternut squash). Steak frites hits the spot. Soufflé or profiteroles to share for dessert a must.

    Cristian Gonzalez · August 8, 2014
  • amNewYork

    This burger was created in 2012 in honor of the 100th anniversary of Paris’s original Benoit restaurant. Read more

    amNewYork · August 4, 2014
  • Daniel B.

    Chef Philippe Bertineau started off his New York career at Daniel 20 years ago and has remained a friend ever since. Don’t miss his cassoulet!

    Daniel Boulud · July 30, 2014
  • Douglas Elliman

    Alain Ducasse’s high-end bistro modeled after the original Benoit in Paris. It has a rich beautiful décor however maintains a relaxing vibe. We highly recommend the Cassoulet!

    Douglas Elliman · July 17, 2014
  • Sanaë L.

    Best millefeuille in New York City

    Sanaë Lemoine · April 30, 2014
  • Sean S.

    casual French restaurant serves faithful versions of all your bistro favorites like coq au vin, cassoulet, and escargots. The bar room is a cool place for after-work cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

    Sean Stenstrom · February 21, 2014
  • Jia Y.

    A lovely place, great service. Definitely get Hos D'oeuvres as appetizer, pick any 3 or 5, they are all delicious. I had Foie de Veau for.entree, I was pleasantly surprised of the portion,very tender

    Jia Yan · December 29, 2013
  • Thiago S.

    The lunch menu has great options: to be very french, try the mussels with french fries! With a glass of shirah wine 😍

    Thiago Soares · December 6, 2013
  • George P.

    Cheese soufflé is delicious, as well as all the menu. Service 5 stars!

    George Patrick · November 17, 2013
  • Alper Y.

    Great service great ambience very nice and friendly staff. The confit was really the best i ever ate (incl. those in paris). Still i didnt love the margarita. In any case it'll be my fav. French in ny

    Alper Y · February 13, 2013
  • Martin H.

    Lobster salad appetizer is delicious!

    Martin Hurst · February 3, 2013
  • Martin H.

    The French onion soup followed by the lobster salad appetizer was the perfect amount of food and absolutely delicious.

    Martin Hurst · February 3, 2013
  • Rich C.

    Great place, staff very knowledgeable and friendly. Food is awesome.

    Rich Cameron · January 24, 2013
  • David T.

    The Moules Frites are awesome. Service OK. Cocktails a bit pricey.

    David Tradewell · December 19, 2012
  • Dan

    Too slow for lunch!!

    Dan · September 11, 2012
  • Bullfrog & Baum

    If you go here for brunch, definitely try the Three Egg Omelette

    Bullfrog & Baum · August 27, 2012

    Niciose Salad is the cats pajamas!

    SNOCRU · June 13, 2012
  • Bean C.

    Just saw Alain Ducasse!

    Bean C. · May 4, 2012
  • Edouard B.

    Amazing place and it really feel like i'm In paris!!! Food is exquisite

    Edouard Burrus · February 22, 2012

    The décor exudes Paris–reminding us of elegant bistros on the rive droite. Also, Benoit New York borrows menu classics from the Parisian original, such as paté en croûte (an 1892 recipe) Read more · January 20, 2012
  • Eater

    The bar room is a cool place for after-work cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and on the weekends, Benoit serves one of the best brunches in Midtown (it includes a dessert buffet). [Eater 38 Member]

    Eater · January 11, 2012
  • Laura V.

    $4 for a soda. 3/4 full of ice in a highball glass. Nice ambiance though.

    Laura V · November 4, 2011
  • Kimberley-Marie B.

    The cheese soufflé and the vanilla millefeuille are so delicious

    Kimberley-Marie Blanchot · September 29, 2011
  • amNewYork

    Meringues were once called the forgotten cookies, as they can be cooked in a cooling oven, but it would be difficult for diners to overlook the pink, almond-sprinkled meringues bagged at Benoit.

    amNewYork · September 28, 2011
  • Julien D.

    The only real french bistro chic in New York

    Julien Dassault · August 30, 2011
  • Eelain S.

    not overly impressed with this place. although service was great, the food didn't live up to the fact that it's part of the Alain Ducasse family of restaurants. stick to the basics here..

    Eelain Steketee · August 22, 2011
  • dara lynne

    Good prixe fix lunch, excellent service and vegetarian friendly. Get the vanilla cream dessert. Yum!

    dara lynne · July 17, 2011
  • Peter D.

    The Medot by the glass is great.

    Peter Delucchi · June 5, 2011
  • Brian P.

    The creme caramel dessert is outrageously good!

    Brian Pitz · February 3, 2011
  • nymag

    The three-course, $25 lunchtime prix fixe menu is one of the better deals in midtown. And per Adam Platt, the signature tarte flambée is worth a special trip. Read more

    nymag · June 29, 2010
  • Cyn

    Benoit Bistro: It's on the pricey side, but it is authentic French food. The service is great too. If it is your first at Benoit, try the salmon puff pastry and Crème brûlée is a must have. Read more

    Cyn · June 13, 2010
  • Nicolas G.

    Go to Benoit and enjoy a perfect French meal at very reasonnable price!

    Nicolas Grounin · May 18, 2010
  • Pamela G.

    Yummy steak au poivre and caeser salad!

    Pamela Gleeson · May 10, 2010
  • Ginny B.

    Roast chicken for two awesome!

    Ginny Bechtold · March 30, 2010
  • Paul M.

    Watch "La Haine" on the tv while sitting at the nickle bar

    Paul MacDougall · March 11, 2010
  • Pablo D.

    Great deal. $36 pre-fix dinner is delicious. The front room is charming.

    Pablo Douzoglou · March 8, 2010
  • Anthony S.

    Skip it. Sorry, but this is the worst restaurant in NYC. Food not even mediocre, service terrible. Ardour, Alain Ducasse and his other high end restos around the world are great, so go there instead.

    Anthony Schneider · November 19, 2009
  • Anthony S.

    Skip it. Sorry, this is the worst restaurant in NYC. Food rarely hits mediocre, service terrible, loud. Adour and Alain Ducasse in NYC are superb, and I'm sure his other high end restos are too.

    Anthony Schneider · November 19, 2009

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