Ben’s In the News
Ben’s was recently recognized for its top-notch hospitality from TripAdvisor® in its Annual Certificate of Excellence Award Survey. Ben’s received an exceptional bubble rating from its customers and visitors from around the world who recognized the company’s continuous effort to execute the best customer service.
TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site that honors certain restaurants’ hospitality each year. This award stems from thousands of reviews the company receives from travelers worldwide. TripAdvisor® uses a proprietary algorithm to determine which restaurants receive this prestigious award. It is only given to restaurants with significantly high reviews from customers who truly care about their favorite restaurants and keep them in business.
"We are honored to accept the Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor®," says Ronnie Dragoon, Owner/CEO of Ben's Kosher Delicatessen, Restaurant & Caterers. "Customer service is a big part of our company and we are happy to accept this award from one of the best travel sites in the country. We look forward to making more customers feel at home when they walk into Ben's."
Welcome to Ben's main entrance between the two wooden pillars under the party room balcony.
The party room takes shape next to the smaller adjacent mechanical loft.
Standing in the party room looking at the glass wall on the left.
Ben’s was selected as one of three restaurants in the New York State Restaurant Association for the 2014 National Restaurant Association Neighbor Awards. The Neighbor awards recognize restaurants that demonstrate commitment to their local communities.
Construction is under way at our new Scarsdale location. Stay tuned for more photos as we move along.
The view of Ben's beautiful new Westchester restaurant from the street.
Ben's inviting front entrance welcomes guests.
The expansive dining room and full bar. Martinis and pastrami anyone?
Ben's 2nd floor party space with balcony can accommodate over 80 guests.
Chicken fingers, fries, and a Coke. That was my standard order at Ben’s, and I was always loyal. I especially loved the fries, with their crinkles and those little bits of potato skin. Being a Ben’s regular, I ordered them often.
Growing up on Long Island, my family would go there every few Saturday nights for dinner. We were booth people, who occasionally sat at a table. Once seated, I was focused on one thing: that very first sip of Coke in one of Ben’s signature tinted, textured plastic glasses. There was something so special about them. I don’t know if I thought Coke tasted better in plastic tinted glass, or if it was that since I rarely had it, Coke was a treat, but I was enraptured.
Kosher deli food -- everything from brisket to knishes to chopped liver and more. Their motto: "We cure our own corned beef. Our chicken soup cures everything else."
Lively. Check the walls for clever, humorous proverbs and interest artwork. One of them: "For 5,000 years we were a wandering people. Then we found Boca Raton."
On September 7th, NYC Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson visited Ben's in Bayside. Pictured below is Mr. Thompson with Ben's General Manager Hal Simon! Bill Thompson is the second NYC Mayoral candidate to visit Ben's this year, Christine Quinn also visited Ben's Bayside on July 28th. In fact, Ben's welcomes candidates from all parties. After all, tummies and taste buds are something we all share!
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Christine Quinn, NYC Mayoral candidate and speaker of the City Council, and her staff enjoyed delicious hot dogs, knishes and potato pancakes at Ben's in Bayside on July 28th.
Pictured above with Ben's staff (l-r): Jenna Leibowitz, Dana Dorian, Christine Quinn and Fran Sanchez.