I like all kinds of food, but let’s face it: There’s nothing like a great steak. Nothing in the world. A fine steakhouse is my favorite place to indulge in a delectable filet, sides that make me weak in the knees and a rich dessert that will make me sigh all week.
Benjamin Steakhouse opened in Manhattan at the Dylan Hotel on 41′st between Madison and Park Avenue in 2006. Lucky for us, they opened their doors in White Plains in 2010. With six cuts of dry-aged beef: 36 ounce porterhouses, top sirloins, rib eyes and filet mignon and an impressive selection of seafood (Chilean sea bass, lobster, yellow fin tuna and seafood platters with fresh oysters, jumbo shrimp, half lobsters and more!), Benjamin Steakhouse is the quintessential steak house.
My meal at Benjamin Steakhouse was memorable, and I’m going to take this moment to re-live it. I ordered the crab cakes which were all crab, very little cake, with the perfect amount of heat. I also tasted the Benjamin Salad with lump crab meat, apples and red onions on Mesclun greens. The combination was refreshing and tasty. The porterhouse was absolute perfection with a juicy rare center and a flavorful charred outside. The lamb chops which were cooked perfectly and will make every other lamb chop I eat in the future seem lacking.
For sides, I ordered the crème spinach which was better than ice cream, and onion rings that were perfectly crispy.
I loved their key lime pie and coming from a girl who practically grew up in Key Largo, this is a huge compliment. The crème brulee was not a bowl of boring, but delicate and creamy with hints of egg and vanilla. I also tasted the chocolate cake and home made whipped cream, which was out of this world.
Benjamin Steakhouse has a roaring fireplace and an inviting atmosphere, but it’s not the decor that is memorable. It’s all about the food which made me a very happy gal. Take me here and I’ll let my husband order any dessert he wants. (Get it? Yeah, I mean that kind of dessert.)
Benjamin Steakhouse has complimentary valet parking and offers outdoor seating in the warmer months. Dinner for two is approximately $150.
Benjamin Steakhouse: 610 West Hartsdale Avenue, White Plains; 914-428-6868, Open Tuesday – Sunday and for Sunday Brunch.