Alain Ducasse’s Midtown bistro Benoit has reopened after a brief round of renovations. Benoit — the American spinoff of a 104-year old Parisian bistro — closed August 13 so that the team could make minor changes to both the design of the restaurant and its menu. Fans of the restaurant will still find favorites (now highlighted on the menu as "classics") like roasted chicken with pommes frites, foie de veau, escargots, and chicken ballotine on the menu. Chef Philippe Bertineau and Co. added a number of new dishes including duck breast with beetroot, lamb chops served with confit lamb shoulder, and marinated sea bream. The bistro's design and layout have been updated, too. Many of Benoit's red accents have been switched out for bright-white interior and exterior details, and the restaurant now has a blue awning. Still, the red velvet banquettes and gilded glass partitions remain.
In February Benoit received two stars from Pete Wells, now eight years into its Midtown residency. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner. Check out the new dinner menu below, and be sure to let us know what you think of the menu and space if you happen to stop by.
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