Bar Benno is Chef Jonathan Benno’s very first Parisian-style bistro, with a menu refined by his years of French culinary experience and a focus on evoking the warmth of classic French fare. Bar Benno is the chef’s homage to the bistronomy movement in Paris, allow him to elevate traditional dishes, combining the skill and execution that garnered him his Michelin star with a focus on quality, seasonality, and accessibility that diners can enjoy multiple times a week.
“When we began planning Bar Benno I really wanted to focus on my foundation in French food and technique, the kinds of dishes I remember from travelling and cooking in France.”
Bar Benno is located in the Evelyn hotel redesigned by Award-winning firm Parts and Labor Design. Largely inspired by the landmarked building’s existing Art Deco architecture, the design features a mix of materials including dark woods, green and white marble, brass, and richly-toned stained glass, which are reflected in geometric lines and patterns throughout the spaces. Bar Benno features an expansive horseshoe-shaped bar with ceiling height back bar shelving, a dining room featuring wooden tables with marble accents, and a large display kitchen with fire engine red Rôtisserie providing diners a glimpse into the culinary craft.