The host greeted us immediately, which is always a good sign, then whisked us over to a lovely booth in Benares’ modern, fanciful dining room with its curved lines and swirly furniture. While the lounge atmosphere is befitting for a party, what you will experience is more intimate. Everyone I encountered was warm and welcoming.
New Yorkers are known to be on the lookout for the next best thing, and that’s certainly the case with coffee. There can never be too many odes to caffeine in our high-adrenalin city and lives. Those jones-ing for a buzz (myself included) have yet another option for a high-caliber cup: RBC NYC in Tribeca.