"I have very special ties to this beautiful establishment, because of its generosity; it has so many delicious stories to tell. Benoit is all about conviviality, memories, and a shared pleasure around the table. It shows a certain lifestyle and tradition, that both have very bright futures." Alain Ducasse
Alain Ducasse’s bistro evokes the charm and pleasure of the original Benoit in Paris, which opened its doors in 1912. Named after Benoit Matray, the restaurant remained in his family for 93 years, spanning three generations, until Matray’s grandson, Michel Petit, handed it over to Alain Ducasse in 2005.
At Benoit New York - which opened its doors in 2008 in the space formerly occupied by La Côte Basque - guests enjoy a warm and authentic experience and a menu filled with traditional bistro dishes with a modern flair. In August 2016, the restaurant underwent a renovation, bringing a contemporary touch to the classic space. While the updated design still retains traditional French bistro elements, the new color palette of whites, grays and blues creates a warmer, yet lighter and airier décor and atmosphere. A vibrant and inviting destination best described as "Paris bistro meets New York restaurant."