Last night was perfect.
The atmosphere was modern, hip and energetic -- not too loud so that we could hear ourselves.
The service was excellent. Great recos, and the friendly server even brought us potstickers (on the house!) that we considered for an appetizer but didn't order. Pace was really good.
Food and drinks were TASTY! benjy's has a very varied and eclectic menu, and the Asian dishes that I ordered had bold and complementary flavors (I was surprised how good it was).
I will definitely return and would highly recommend the restaurant.
Here are some of the items we ordered that I tasted:
Lemon Basil Gimlet
Enchanted Rock vodka + basil and lemon juice + basil-ginger syrup
2011 Argyle Reserve Pinot Noir
BHR Pork Potstickers
Yangnyeom Crispy Chicken
korean red chili + kimchi
Hay Smoked Duck (duck was cooked perfectly!)
soba noodles + soy milk-ramen broth + shiitake mushrooms + bok choy
Dr Pepper Braised Short Rib
heirloom grits + pipian + taqueria vegetables