Benjamin Steakhouse to Open in Hartsdale


Two Peter Luger alumni — Benjamin Prelvukaj, below left, and chef Arturo McLeod — will open their second Benjamin Steakhouse in the former Mighty Joe Young’s space in Hartsdale this month.

The space will be luxurious and comfortable, with dark wood floors, banquettes, burgundy booths and chocolate leather chairs. A stone fireplace is the centerpiece of the 200-seat dining room.

(Submitted photos)

There’s also a 50-seat patio and a bar and lounge area. The menu will, naturally, focus on steak, including ribeyes, filet mignons and 36-ounce Porterhouses, all dry-aged in an aging box that holds more than 25,000 pounds of beef. Other choices will include Chilean sea bass, crab cakes, a seafood platter with shellfish, and sides, including McLeod’s signature “Creamless Creamed Spin­ach.”

The 411 is coming, til then: 610 Hartsdale Ave., Hartsdale.


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.


  1. Prele Sinishtaj on

    I’m looking for full time/part time bartenders job.
    If you have such an opening please let me know.
    Best of luck with your new place…you should do well.
    (It is a very rich neigberhood).
    Sincerely..PS 917-945-6700

  2. We went to Benjamins Steakhouse in White Plains last night and was extremely disappointed with just about everything there. from the moment we entered we were greeted by a man and a women with no expression on their faces …no smiles …no people skills. The young women working in the coat room looked like she was interviewing for a part in the Adams Family.
    We were seated and given a basket of cold, hard rolls……We ordered a bottle of wine and were told they didn’t have it so we proceeded to order a second bottle and were told they were out of that one as well.
    The place is noisy with wait staff that reach in front of your face and don’t know how to set a table properly. The food when it did arrive was not anything special and way over priced.
    I would not recommend this place to anyone and would certainly never go back.

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