Benares Previously Saffron
We return to Benares for several reasons. Supporting local businesses is very important now, and the service and appreciation of our being there is evident. There is a very extensive menu. They are always willing to suggest and also to alter the spiciness of any dish. The presentation of each meal is lovely. Their breads are delicious. And the complimentary dessert is amazing and refreshing.
Wonderful staff, amazing food!!! Can’t wait to go back!!!
We had the Chicken Tikka, Lamb Korma & Lamb Saag and they were all delicious. The owner and the staff were all fantastic. Highly recommend!
The food is consistently good. Service is prompt and genial.
Lovely outdoor dinner. Food delicious as usual.
The food is incredible the staff was very nice helpful and attentive
Great food and service!
Food was excellent had eggplant chart and salmon curry, both delicious. Hubby had lamb korma, just perfection
Staff courteous and helpful. Highly recommend this restaurant
We have dined here twice prior to our Covid shutdown, and were anxious to dine outdoors with them last week. While the ambience was not as sophisticated, the service and graciousness of the staff more than compensated for the fact that we were outside adjacent to a parking lot. We were greeted and led to our table which was quite private. The complimentary "starter" of dips was delightful. I use the word gracious again, as the service is so polite and caring at once! It is difficult to decide what to order, as each menu description makes you salivate. That said, we were happy with our selections of both appetizer and main course. Each dish was perfection, with enough spice to wake up your taste buds but not to drown out the flavor. Although it was complimentary, the refreshing orange dessert was so very welcome to cleanse our palettes. You can tell the management is happy you are here and wants you back again. And we will return most likely for lunch in the future.
Excellent experience from beginning to end. The owner was wonderful and engaged. The wait staff was attentive. The food was absolutely delicious. Plated beautifully and tasted great. The owner heard us talking about rosemary or garlic naan and he suggested having rosemary garlic naan (said it was his favorite). The best naan I have ever tasted. I drove an hour from New York and I will definitely be making that drive again.
The food was incredible, service was friendly, prompt and enthusiastic. The waiter helped us select dishes and we were thrilled with all choices!!
Amazing experience! Great food and outstanding service!!
It was really good to get back to eating at this restaurant. As yet only outside tables next to the parking lot - but they had done their best to make it work. Food was very good - we particularly enjoyed the lamb with sweetcorn appetizer. The main courses - Tandoori Chicken and Chicken Jalfrezi - were both very enjoyable, and were served in generous portions. The service was friendly.
Excellent Indian food!
Large menu with lots of delicious choices. The owner and staff were very attentive and professional.
Our new favorite “go to”.
We ordered the malai kofta and paneer makhani and asked for both to be very mild since our kids were eating it. They were both spicy even for me. I asked for yogurt and someone came out of the kitchen to tell me it was mild and couldn’t be any milder. Even with yogurt, my kids had trouble eating. It was also very salty and paneer makhani has a very tangy taste. The food came out super fast which tells me it was all pre-made. We ordered one roti, one plain naan and one garlic naan without butter. I’m not sure why all of the roti/naan had no butter. They were not apologetic at all about the spice level being too much for the kids. They never offered to remake it or provide anything other than what I asked for (yogurt). The service could have been much better. Overall, this was a terrible first experience here and won’t be returning.
FOOD WAS FANTASTIC. WORKERS WERE FRIENDLY, ACCOMMODATING AND POLITE.
Benares did a great job for Valentine’s Day with complimentary Rose Lassi Starter and a DELICIOUS beet and coconut vegan complimentary dessert. As usual, the food was so good and service is so attentive. One of our favorite neighborhood go-tos!
Sat at 6pm, and was not served our meal until 7:30pm and only when we complained to our waiter. Tables that arrived after us we’re served before us. Not excuse, apology or gesture to make it right.
Food was excellent, as was the service.
The food was wonderful. We have little experience with Indian cuisine and so allowed our server to guide and select a dish for us. He was spot on and avoided any up-selling. Indeed, he suggested we not order a third dish. He was so right. The amount of food was perfect. We both left feeling fully satisfied. We can’t wait for our next visit.
Food is outstanding and staff friendly and accommodating.
Beautiful space, delicious food. Service was not as attentive as it could have been but very pleasant. Will be returning to introduce friends to this local gem.
The food was delicious and the service exceptional. Can’t wait to go back!
While the food at Benares was good, I was highly annoyed by the fact that once we were seated , it took over 20 minutes for anyone to come and greet us and take an order, or ask if we had any questions , or even just say we will be with you shortly; While it was admittedly at a busy time , 6:30 on a Saturday night , in my mind there is absolutely no excuse for taking that long to greet a seated customer, and is the mark of a poorly run restaurant. Perhaps I will give them another chance on a mid-week night, but based on my experience , I would not recommend this restaurant to a friend
Went on a Friday night - 5 people - we were able to book a table that afternoon. We were greeted and sat upon entering. Our wines were opened and waters were poured. We ordered 2 appetizers, 5 entrees along with Naan bread and each of us ordered a dessert. Overall, everything was very tasty (a bit spicy, so be warned...we were OK with the heat). However, my mom ordered lamb chops on the bone (medium rare) - they were very over-cooked...to the point of well done, and very salty. She was not happy at all with them (but unfortunately, didn't say anything to anybody until the next day). The remaining 4 of us may go back, but probably not my mom. (plus, the food was a 'little' pricey for what we received). All in all, a decent place to check out...
Excellent food and service.
Telling all my friends about it.
Great menu and excellent food! My favorite Indian restaurant in the area.
Food was absolutely delicious. Two people had food allergies and they were so helpful in directing us towards the right choices
Lamb Korma is great! They also have a naan with a light cherry filling. It’s so good and cute the heat with spicy dishes a bit. A must try!
Warm and welcoming host and staff. The food is exquisite and the variety broad. Extensive vegetarian and vegan options which are flavorful with subtle spices. The breads and condiments are delicious. Also, the Mulligatawny is not only outstanding but vegan which is unusual. This restaurant is a gem.
Great authentic Indian food served with a smile! The service is very good and the menus is diverse offering something for everyone. . They also have a lunch buffet. Cone try it out and sample some of the best Indian food in the area! BYOB
Loved the eggplant chat appetizer!
The chicken tiki Marsala was delicious.
And not only was lamb biryani wonderful, but a very large potion .
Hands down my favorite Indian restaurant. Great selection. Great service. Only thing I could wish for was that they made it spicier when I ask for SPICY. One day they’ll get it spicy enough for this white girl ;)
Good Indian offerings with many vegan options.
This was our first time to this restaurant. Both the food and service were very good. Our server was really helpful. BYOB. We'll definitely be back.
Excellent food, service and ambiance. Our server was awesome explaining the dishes and degree of spiciness. This is now our go-to Indian restaurant!
Excellent food and service, quiet setting and a BYOB!
Finally a fabulous Indian restaurant in northern Bergen! The neighborhood gem I will definitely be going back to. Can’t wait to go with a larger group so I can try more dishes!
Excellent food, and a great, friendly, and knowledgeable wait staff. We were not rushed, and had a wonderful time. One of our new favorites!
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