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Bennie's Thai Cafe
Posted by Anonymous on 06/08/2013
Had lunch (tofu red curry) here today and thought it was delicious. We have Thai a lot and I felt this food was above average. Service was nice but not very attentive. Atmosphere is hole in the wall which I think has a bit of charm when the food is great! We'll be back for sure.
Posted by annoyed on 04/22/2012
pretty poor and super late delivery service, over and over again until i just gave up ordering from these guys... and they dont apologize or give you any explanation other than to say "it'll be there in a minute"... for more than 1.5 hours... 1 hour wait is normal... dont order from here.
Posted by Fred on 12/01/2011
Tried this place today. It was packed so I figured great find. Wrong. Squeezed in to a small spot with a rocking table and wobbly chair. No room to move at all. Small place. Popular. I can almost deal with that. I ordered the red curry chicken lunch special and thom kah gai soup. The soup came quick and was hot and tasted pretty good! Then came the chicken dish. Looked ok at first. Not the typical "red" curry I expected though. First I flatten out the rice. It's cold. No worries. Food will warm that up. Wrong. Food was cold. Not FRIGID but cold. Funny though the plate was warm. I called the waitress over and sent it back then went back to my soup. She came back with the food and I could see it was the same dish and it wasn't steaming. Tasted again. Still cold. No difference. I sent it back and she offered to "make me a fresh plate and cook fresh". I didn't want to hear that. It should have been fresh in the first place. She offered me something else but I didn't want it anymore. I was frustrated. Then, the check came. They charged me for the soup. Ok. I ate it so I'll pay for it. Whatever. I gave her my debit card for the $6.50 total and she wouldn't take it. Said I needed American Express for less than $10. So, I would have had over $10 had my lunch not been served cold twice. They ended up forcing me to give them ID to go outside and hit the ATM where I paid a $3 convenience charge not to mention what my bank is gonna hit me. I went back and paid the bill. I then told the person at the counter how disappointed I was and all she could say was I am sorry for the trouble.
Posted by anonymous on 07/11/2011
There is a terrible shortage of food in Battery Park City, especially Thai. We came across Bennie's going to the South St Seaport and ordered it the following night. The food is delicious! Sometimes delivery takes a bit, and sometimes the service is difficult, but the food is always delicious. We're big fans of the curry puffs and the chicken pad si ew.
Posted by Irene on 04/27/2011
The food is OK here, not bad, not great. Papaya salad not spicy, spring rolls bland, soups not spicy and sour enough, entrees need a bit of oomph. The sweet sticky rice with mango however, that's a different story. I have had this dessert at at least 10 different Thai restaurants around the city, and this beats them all. Rice is not too sweet, mango slightly sour, together, they create true bliss. Worth going here just for that.
Posted by wilfred32 on 04/22/2011
My wife is from Thailand and I've been to Thailand around ten times for extended stays. There are a few places we frequent for authentic Thai in NYC, and this is one of them. Perhaps because we speak Thai, and know what to order (sometimes stuff not on the menu, but any soup, any larb and beef salads are excellent) we like it. I'm sort of annoyed that people say it's not authentic - it is. It's not the best in the city (Wondee Siam and especially SriPraPhai are); but it's solid and good. Don't go there for the atmosphere, though.
Posted by Foody Girl on 02/28/2011
I eat at Benny's any chance I get. I consider myself a foody and I think the food is good, any person who said the place is fast food chinese, should go to Yipps, no comparision at all. I like the staff and they are always nice to me.