Last week I accompanied my friend, Jen, to an appointment in New York City. She can’t always get someone to go with her and I love making the trip! After handling our business we stopped for a late lunch at Benjamin. Wow was I pleasantly surprised! What a fine dining area to go with some equally amazing food.
Benjamin Restaurant & Bar
603 2nd Avenue @ 33rd St.
New York, NY 10016 • (t) 212.889.0750
Jen ordered the Grilled North Atlantic Salmon with Meyer Lemon, Verdicchio and Herb Sauce, Chive Mashed Potatoes and Sautéed Vegetables. What a treat. The sauce was smooth and luscious with just the perfect amount of lemon. The sides were equally impressive. The potatoes cooked home-style mashed and very flavorful. The vegetables just like we like them with a bit of crispness. Everything was seasoned perfectly and the portions were so generous, Jen could not finish the entire plate.
I ordered two appetizers for my lunch. The Truffled Mac and Cheese and Aunt Jennie’s Meatballs with Grated Pecorino Romano and Marinara. The Mac and Cheese was delicious with just the right amount of truffle flavor. Aunt Jennie’s meatballs were to die for. Perfectly moist and delectable and seasoned just like they came out of Mom’s kitchen!
We highly recommend you stop in to visit David and his staff whenever you have the chance. The service is excellent, the atmosphere equally enjoyable and the food … well, what else can we say.