Behind the Swinging Doors: A Look Inside Benoit’s Kitchen

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What goes on behind the kitchen doors at Benoit?
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One the other side of the line, servers wait with trays for their dishes.

Server Picks Up an Order

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One the other side of the line, servers wait with trays for their dishes.

Prepping Dishes

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On the left, sous chef Romain Remacly checks an order, while on the left chef Bertineau assists chef de partie Chester Tsai in breaking down a roast chicken.

Quiet Moments in the Kitchen

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Dishes wait to be plated while a sauce simmers on the stove.

Serving the Salads

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The Rainbow Beet Salad is a popular item on the restaurant's lunch prix fixe and pre-theater menus.

Onion Soup and Steak Frites

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Classic French dishes are all over the menu at Benoit.

Line Cook

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Chef Remacly organizes the serving area.

Reservation Report

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The reservation report from OpenTable hangs near the kitchen doors. One guest requests that their birthday dinner involve "No singing!!!"

Chef Philippe Bertineau

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Chef Bertineau comes from the central-west region of France, where he perfected his culinary skills on his family's farm.