Peter Luger alumni Benjamin Prelvukaj and Chef Arturo McLeod have combined over 30 years of experience to create Benjamin Steakhouse, conveniently located near Grand Central Station in the century-old Chemist Club Building. From the beautifully marbled cuts of dry-aged beef to the impeccably refined Old World service and charm, Benjamin Steakhouse prides itself in providing a quality dining experience in an elegant midtown setting.
From the 10/22/2014 edition of the New York Times:
Two restaurants whose owners once worked at Peter Luger Steak House give perennial award winners like Per Se and Marea a run for their money in the 2015 Zagat Guide to New York City restaurants, released on Wednesday.
Benjamin Steakhouse in the Dylan Hotel on East 41st Street received a high score, 27 out of a possible 30, for its food. Sea Fire Grill, a steak and seafood restaurant on East 48th Street, came in with a 28.
Neither made it into the top food list last year. This year, Sea Fire Grill was just ahead of Per Se in the overall food rankings. In the seafood category, it was ahead of Marea and just below Le Bernardin. For steaks, Benjamin Steakhouse came in second only to Peter Luger, the famed 1887 steakhouse in Williamsburg, Brooklyn... (read more)