Row 1

45 Murray St (Park Place)
New York, NY 10007
(212) 967-0400
$ $
Mon–Sun: 11:00 AM–10:30 PM

Benares has two locations in Manhattan — one in Midtown, and the other in Tribeca. Executive chef Peter Beck, culinary visionary of the restaurant, devised a menu meant to blend signature Indian dishes with an emphasis on cuisine specific to the Western state of UP (Utter Pradesh) where the city of Benares — after which the restaurant is named — is located. These flavors, as it was explained to me, are unique to Indian restaurant offerings (in America), and focus more on Tandoori styles of cooking, in addition to the traditional Indian sauces, but with a twist. This twist, as I would later find out, was a cleanness and distinction of flavor that I found missing previously. —Tyler Sullivan, Assistant Editor

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  • I never leave tips, but the service and food was so good here that I have to. Get the lunch special and order the samosas. Just awesome.
  • Casual yet refined Indian that's an interesting spin from the usual north Indian menu, but with hits and misses.
  • Cute place!! Food is decent and portions are good. Try the malai kofta and garlic naan!
  • Chicken curry medium is great
  • Awesome garlic naan
  • Get kozhi Erachi ! Phenom!
  • Chicken korma has a lot of depth
  • The lunch special is a fantastic deal. Really enjoyed the garlic naan, saag paneer, and seekh kebab. Nice ambience also.
  • Lunch special was a great value for money. Very good indian food. Chicken curry was top.
  • Chicken Tikka Marsala was very good. Had the spinach soup as part of my lunch special too. Good service and nice atmosphere. Get there before noon for a lunch table
  • I ordered the paratha, navratan korma, chai and a mango lassi. I was disappointed by everything. The korma was bland and too sweet and it seemed like the fruit and veggies came from cans.
  • Kadhai Goat + Garlic Naan + Malbec =
  • Excellent food !!!
  • Wonderful decor and lots of great vegetarian options. They also have a full bar, which is unusual for a lot of Indian restaurants.
  • Amazing! Start with delicious samosas, which are triangular turnovers filled with potato and green peas. An entree of tender lamb chops, and chocolate lava with rose petal ice cream for dessert!
  • Everything
  • One word. Cauliflower
  • Great place for lunch specials. Good variety of choices. Definitely come here for lunch if your in the neighborhood!
  • Chicken tikka masala is on point.