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  • Review Count
    2
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    October 15, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 26, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.5
 
 
satisfied's Reviews
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Flavorful, polite
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/24/2014
 2005
Dined on 12/24/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Polite welcoming reception, well-appointed attractive room, efficient service and exceptionally flavorful food. I know how odd this will appear, but I had a memorable lamb broth, just alive with a fresh mix of lamb and vegetable flavors. Followed by short ribs. At least as rich. What a delightful evening."
Dined on 12/24/2014
 2005
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Located in the heart of Brooklyn's Park Slope, Benchmark features a New American menu focused on pasture-raised animals and locally-grown produce. Chef Ryan Jaronik has created a diverse menu that melds the traditional and the contemporary with global influences. Featured is a section of à la carte steaks and chops offering up to five different cuts, including a 24oz Bone-in Ribeye and an 11oz Filet Mignon. Other favorites include Duck Confit Salad with Frisée, Lardons and a Poached Egg and a Trio of Beef Shortribs. <br><br> Between the '20s & '40s, the space that now occupies Benchmark was used as an icehouse and major way station for goods that that arrived on the banks of the Gowanas Canal. While excavating, several "benchmarks" (surveyor's marks) were found, along with architects' tools, some of which are displayed on the restaurant's walls. Benchmark's rich history and naturally rustic interior is enhanced by warm exposed brick, arched windows and spacious garden seating.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Just right
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We come to Park Slope around twice a year and were fortunate to have found Benchmark. Cordial, knowledgeable service, excellent food (and pleasingly presented), suitable quantity, seating not so close to other tables to become part of their party, comfortable environment. All the way around a very pleasant evening, after a long drive to Brooklyn."
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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