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54 E Palisade Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631-2902
+1 201-894-5700
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Wed 11:30 - 21:30
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Princeton, New Jersey
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509 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Nice Saturday lunch at Bennies. Cozy place, good food, reasonable prices. The staff was extremely kind and helpful and accommodated all our extra strange vegan dietary needs (no eggs, no east, food has to be fried separately, etc.) New waitress passed the test with A++. We ordered Hummus, Falafel, Fries, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Pellegrino (still do not understand how the... More 

Thank EarlyRetirementAbroa
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Small restaurant with wonderful middle eastern food and very reasonably priced. Staff works hard to be courteous, explain menu and accommodate any other requests. Also this is a BYOB.

Thank Eileen L
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Great Middle Eastern meals. The owner/chef is creative and knows how to perfectly spice and pair foods. Broad selection so even the less adventurous diners can find a delicious option. Vegetable Lasagna, Barley dishes, Golden Beet Kale Salad, Pistachio Chicken Wrap, Homemade Yogurt, and the daily Chicken options (turmeric chicken, avocado chicken, etc) are not to be missed. All the... More 

Thank 660jillh
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Food is consistently good and service is warm and friendly. Seating is a bit tight, but families/groups are accommodated. The salads, Mediterranean dishes and pizza are all delicious, as are the spiced beverages.

Thank DanTravellerNY-NJ
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We can to the Restaurant hoping to have a good time. The food is so so. Both Rice and Chicken was microwaved. I asked the waitress if it was microwaved. Here is the WORST part. And I am writing this because I feel SO humiliated.... I asked the waitress how much was a side dish. BIt costed $2 each. So... More 

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New York
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

We have been to Bennies a few times and love it each time. It is a small place so I would recommend reservations. Food was delicious and service was excellent.

Thank udpt82
New York
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

After a long day at the Museum of Natural History, we decided to leave the city without dinner and head closer to home. We were craving some type of middle easter cuisine. Tripadvisor led us here. There were three of us and we all had the platter which is one meat and 3 sides. All of us had the lamb... More 

Thank Elaina S
Parsippany, New Jersey
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

Squeezed into a narrow store front on Palisade Ave, Bennies is a uniquely decorated establishment serving tasty Mediterranean food that caters to couples and larger groups. Our dinner this week was an enjoyable experience that will bring us back at some point in the future. Despite reviews to the contrary, we didn't experience a crowded dining room or a long... More 

Thank NJ_Diver79
Barnegat, New Jersey
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

An easy walk from the Bergen PAC and parking. We chose Bennies thanks to the great reviews on TripAdvisor and the food and service did not disappoint. We were very hungry so ordered one falafel appetizer, shared a Fattoush salad, and then DH had chicken kabobs (a daily special) while I opted for traditional shish -- the lamb chunks. Both... More 

Thank QuakerGal
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

The food here is fantastic. I counted 22 appetizers/sides and over half were vegetarian. Lots of meats to add to complete the plate. This guy knows how to do kale, cinnamon, beets, cauliflower. So many amazing choices - get some hot tea for the unique presentation. Wine stores are nearby. Third time here and the service is perfectly consistent.

Thank 792beck

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 E Palisade Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631-2902
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Englewood
  • Phone Number: +1 201-894-5700

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?