Posted Tue, February 15, 2011 10:33am EST

Benjamin Steakhouse Is A Must If You Visit Or Live In NYC — Even If You're A Vegetarian!

From the bread to the dessert this steakhouse is hands down one of the best places to dine in Manhattan!

It wasn’t a regular monday night at the eatery when I went but rather Valentine’s day. It was extremely busy but not in the least bit overcrowded. I was greeted with a beautiful long-stemmed rose and was promptly sat at my table. They were amazing enough to sit two of us at a table for four unlike other NYC restaurants who would cram a couple into a tiny table to save room. The service was impeccable — from the enthusiastic waiter offering up his best advice on dishes to the bus boys who always seemed to know once I was finished with my last bite. As for the food: The half-shell Oysters were delicious and the crab meat appetizers were to die for. The cocktail sauce had a spicy kick to it which only made it better. The table next to us had Benjamin’s signature canadian bacon that looked great and must have been — because they couldn’t stop raving to us about it!

The entrees were next and let me tell you, even if you are a pescatarian or a vegetarian there is something delicious on the menu for you. The Porter House Steak for one was flawless not to mention huge and the lobster tails with butter melted in your mouth. The cottage fries and broccoli were great but we say — skip the creamed spinach.

We finished off with a little champagne toast — courtesy of their Valentine’s Day special — and a slice of cheesecake big enough for two that comes with chocolate covered strawberries and whip cream. It was a fantastic end to an unforgettably delicious dinner.

Star Sightings:

Including, but not limited to: Bill Paxton (Big Love), Brooke Burns, Bryan Batt (Mad Men), Bryan Greenberg (How to Make it in America), Chaske Spencer (Twilight), Gavin DeGraw, Olivia Munn, Gretchen Rossi (Real Housewives of O.C.), Hillary Duff, Ice T, James Gandolfini, Jessica Hart, Joel McHale, John Stewart, Victoria’s Secret model Kylie Bisuti, Mena Suvari, Molly Sims, Nigel Barker, Niki Bolonski, Pauly Shore, Roxy Olin (MTV’s The City), Seth Green, Shanna Moakler, Slash, Sonja Morgan (Real Housewives of NYC), Whoopi Goldberg, Warren Sapp, Vin Diesel, Tyler Hilton, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi.


Couples and business meetings.


Loud and lively.

Girl to Guy Ratio:




Signature Dish/Most Popular Dish:

Porterhouse for Two

Signature Drink:

Benjamin Cocktail
*Ben created it, and it highlights him being from Monenegro. It is best served as an after dinner drink. The drink is masculine in nature so it suites the Steakhouse atmosphere.

3 parts Remy XO
Dash of montenegro
Drop of grand marnier
Dash of lemon juice

HL Rating:


$$$$$ Steakhouse, Seafood
Address: 52 E 41st St New York, NY 10017 (between Madison Ave & Park Ave)
Number: (212) 297-9177
Hours: Breakfast Mon-Fri: 7am-10:30am Sat-Sun: 7:30am-11am Lunch Daily: 11am-3:30pm Dinner Daily: 4pm-11pm

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