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Benchmark - recent experiences?

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Olive123 Jul 7, 2010 10:46 AM

I saw some very mixed (mostly negative) reviews on yelp. Times short review seemed more positive. Has anyone been recently? Maybe they were working out the kinks previously. I was hoping to try it out tomorrow but am now having second thoughts...

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    sqadams Jul 10, 2010 06:35 AM

    Great ambience. High ceilings, nicely decorated, comfortable space and good service.
    Salads were well done and flavorful. Lamb was perfect and the steak also tasty, but chichurra sause was average.
    Recommend the brussell sprouts, fries were a little dry .
    After so many disappointments in P.S. restaurants, this one might make it.....if they cut down on their prices. I found the entrees overpriced.

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    339A 2nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

    1. FastEddie Jul 8, 2010 12:22 PM

      Went last night. Made a 7:30 rez the day before. Place was quiet when we got there but quickly filled up. In short, the experience was very good. Dishes were very well prepared, service was good. I had foie gras and rack of lamb, which were both very good. Someone else had the wild stripped bass, which I tasted and was really really delicious. Another had a pork chop (double) that was also very good. The foie gras appy was very rich and flavorful, but a rather small portion. Did not have desert. I recommend trying it, but have to say it can be considered a little pricey.

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