For starters we had the Lobster Bisque, Mini Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, and Extra Thick Canadian Bacon paired with a glass of Taittinger Domaine Carneros (made by one of my favorite Champagne producers). The bisque was delicious, and had the right lobster : cream ratio - a perfect balance to kick off a great dinner, and, of course, whet our appetite. The bacon was the star of the first course - thick cuts of Canadian bacon grilled to perfection with the right amount of char. I warn you, one slice can fill you up easily, but you must order it when you're here. Dip it in some of Benjamin's homemade steak sauce, and your taste buds will sing.
|Extra Thick Canadian Bacon|
|Porterhouse served on a hot plate|
|Bearnaise sauce, available upon request|
For sides, Benjamin prepares excellent creamed spinach, broccoli, and home fries. The creamed spinach here is not like what you get at other steakhouses - it was on the lighter side, prepared without the cream (and guilt). You can view the recipe on their Facebook page.
No steak dinner is complete without dessert. We had a sampler platter with a variety of savory treats to indulge in. Our favorite: Apple Strudel with a side of homemade schlag (whipped cream).
|Desserts at Benjamin Steakhouse|
|Inside Benjamin Steakhouse's wine cellar.|
610 Hartsdale Road
White Plains, NY
Tel: (914) 428-6868
The restaurant is open for dinner Tuesday-Thursday from 4pm to 10pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 4pm to 11pm, Sunday from noon to 10pm. Closed on Monday.