Benoit is a good NYC restaurant in midtown for brunch, group brunches, big groups, lunch, business meals, parent visits, outdoor seating and small bites. The bar area is also great for midtown business drinks, casual dates, first dates, meeting rich guys, cocktails and wine. Here are a few more details:
Big Groups: The restaurant is spacious enough that it can accommodate groups for brunch, lunch and dinner at pretty much any time of day. Also, the private dining room is beautiful and super cute and intimate.
Lunch: Perfect for business lunches due to the midtown location and great for weekend lunches due to its proximity to MOMA and really good shopping.
Small Bites: There’s a big selection of hors d’oeuvres for the table which can be ordered in groups of three or five. Plus they’re all really delicious so they’ll satisfy pretty much anyone.
Good For Business Drinks: Besides the great location, Benoit has a bar area that is adorable and perfect for casual business drinks. The cocktails are really inventive and the wine list is extensive. When (full disclosure) they were my client at a former agency five years ago or so I got them featured in the New York Times due to their awesome drinks. The bar space feels like a French Bistro and is a quiet yet not boring after work bar.
Benoit’s Address: 60 W. 55th St. (btwn 5th & 6th – Midtown West)