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Benares - CLOSED

240 W 56th St, Between 8th Ave and Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-4306
+1 212-397-0707
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
A 2016 Certificate of Excellence winner from TripAdvisor, Benares is located in New York's Midtown neighborhood. The restaurant's notoriety comes largely from its Indian menu...More
Restaurant Hours Closed
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
240 W 56th St, Between 8th Ave and Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-4306
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1 - 10 of 215 reviews

Reviewed 28 September 2017

We did not find this restaurant until our second last day in NYC. Will definitely put this place on our must go list for when we go back to NYC again. Their buffet is great. A great selection of tasty dishes and at a good...More

Thank Bob R
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Visited this restaurant on Saturday for a lunch buffet. Although there was not much variety, the quality of food at low cost makes up for it. I loved the garlic butter naan and gulab jamun. I wish the paneer was more tender although the curry...More

1  Thank adityamandhare
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The last time we ate here was June 2015. Tonight, just over two years later, we returned and it was even better than we remembered! The food is delicious, the menu options including many vegetarian dishes are plentiful and varied, the ambiance is warm and...More

Thank stevie_23
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

After a very warm reception we were seated immediately ,luckily as we did not have a reservation for this particular evening. We have visited this restaurant before whilst visiting New York and have rarely been disappointed. The waiters were attentive and presented our food beautifully....More

Thank Graham M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I generally enjoy Indian buffets but only if the food stays hot. If it is not hot when I put it on my plate then it certainly won't be hot when I eat it. And so it was today when my wife and I stopped...More

Thank LWL3333
Reviewed 29 June 2017

I was visiting from out of town and exploring mid-town as I searched for some comforting Indian food. I intended to eat elsewhere and had stopped by three other places and, for some reason, I wasn't compelled to dine with them. Upon entering Benares, I...More

Thank MeritageLife
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Walking in Manhattan, the deli we wanted to go for dinner was fulll, a line of 3 hours!! Crazy! We walked around the block, looked at Benares, we thought it was a funny name for an Indian Restaurant, and at that moment it was pretty...More

Thank diva c
Reviewed 24 June 2017

we visited this retaurant for dinner and the food & service was excellent. easy to find near time square.wish we had found this restaurant earlier rather than towards the end of our tour.they do both veg&non-veg. food.arun(owner)& lincoln both looked after us very well.they were...More

Thank harishkumar t
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

I have been eating at this restaurant apx once a month for about 1 year. Every time I am in NYC on business I eat lunch here at least once during my visit. I love the lunch buffet. The food is very flavorful and always...More

Thank Sonya K
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Great food. Variety of options. Attentive service. Nice atmosphere. Great vegetarian meal. Definitely recommend. Good pricing.

Thank Karthiga P
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 W 56th St, Between 8th Ave and Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-4306
    (On W 56th street between Broadway and 8th ave)
  • Public Transportation: Subway : 57th Street Station: Q . R , W Trains Columbus Circle Station: A. B. C, D Trains
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-397-0707
  • E-mail
At Benares, we offer a selection of traditional and regional Indian cuisines that are carefully prepared and presented by our experienced chefs.
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