Celeb chef Alain Ducasse is behind this old-school bistro, which means that the service is flawless, the atmosphere (with its burnished wood walls and velvet banquettes) tres Gallic, and the food is, for the most part, parfait. Benoit doesn’t try to be creative, but that’s part of the charm of eating here: What’s served is a paradigm of classic French cuisine. The cheese soufflé is an old-fashioned high-calorie treat (it’s an appetizer), the French onion soup is one of the best in the city, and the roasted chicken can’t be improved upon (it’s simple and utterly delicious).
New York City
New York City› Restaurant
60 W 55th St. (near Sixth Ave.).
Our Rating Neighborhood Times Square & Midtown West Hours Daily 11:45am–3pm and 5–11pm Transportation Subway: N, Q or R to 57th St.Carnegie Deli[S] It’s worth subjecting yourself to surly service, tourist-targeted overpricing, and elbow-to-elbow seating for some of the best pastrami in town. Subway: N, Q, R to 57th St Phone 800/334-5606 or 212/757-2245 Prices Main courses $23–$42, with most in the upper $20s. Sandwiches $9.99–$24.99 Cuisine Type French Web site Benoit
Map60 W 55th St. New York City
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