Benjamin Opens for Lunch

Midday Dining in Downtown Highland Park

Lunch starts Tuesday, November 8
Lunch served Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Benjamin, a notable and new North Shore eatery, will now offer locally-sourced, seasonal American cuisine for lunch. Starting Tuesday, November 8, Benjamin will continue their “farm to fork” philosophy with seasonally-inspired lunch offerings that range from salads, soups and small plates, to flatbreads, sandwiches and sweets.

Fall favorites are certainly found in Executive Chef Benjamin Brittsan’s midday menu: Chicken and Three Bean Chili; Roasted Pumpkin, Blood Orange and Frisee Salad; Wild Mushroom, Arugula and Goat Cheese Flatbread; House-roasted Herb Turkey Breast Sandwich; “BYOB” Build-Your-Own Burger on Brioche Bun; and Brownie ALa Mode with House-made Caramel. The lunch menu is outlined below.

Lunch at Benjamin will be available Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
*Beginning November 13, Benjamin will start dinner service on Sundays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (this is in addition to Tuesday-Saturday dinner service)

Fall Winter Lunch

Dressings include chipotle honey lime vinaigrette, herb Caesar, citrus vinaigrette, blood orange balsamic vinaigrette, blue cheese, ranch and French

Southwestern Chopped iceberg / romaine / corn / beans / scallions / tortilla / queso fresco / cucumber tomato / warm tortilla bowl / chipotle honey lime vinaigrette 9

Local Beet, Arugula & Goat Cheese preserved lemon / blood orange balsamic vinaigrette 7

Benjamin Signature cucumber / greenhouse tomato / local goat cheese / arugula / dried Michigan cherries / hazelnut / radish / citrus vinaigrette 8

Grilled Caesar brioche croutons / white anchovies / housemade herb Caesar dressing / black truffle essence 9

Roasted Pumpkin, Blood Orange & Frisee pumpkin seeds / curry / chervil / housemade ricotta toasts / blood orange balsamic vinaigrette 9

Ahi Tuna Crudo winter sprout salad / housemade yuzu / crispy garlic, ginger & shallot / EVOO 15

Add chicken / salmon / seared ahi tuna / steak / shrimp 5


Soup of the Day seasonal ingredients sm 4 lg 6

Chicken & Three Bean Chili sm 4 lg 6

French Onion toasted ciabatta croutons 6

Add Sourdough Bread Bowl 2

Served with mixed greens, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes & cottage cheese

Tuna Salad 8

Chicken Salad 8

Three Bean Salad 7


Flatbread of the Day seasonal ingredients 9

Wild Mushroom, Arugula & Goat Cheese 9

All sandwiches served with choice of housemade chips, fries, side salad, or fruit
White or Multigrain Ciabatta Bollo Roll
Lettuce, Tomato, Mayonnaise, Mustard & Pickle

House Corned Beef 8

House Roasted Herb Turkey Breast 8

House Roasted Beef 8

Tuna Salad 7

Chicken Salad 7

BYOB (Build You Own Burger) 8
Served with house baked brioche bun / third lb black angus beef / spring greens / red onions / tomato / pickle / housemade ketchup / whole grain mustard

Each additional topping $1
red onion marmalade, roasted wild mushroom, jones farm bacon, merkts cheddar, smoked gouda, American, fontina, swiss, pepper jack, cheddar, goat, smoked blue, boursin, avocado, sautéed peppers, jalapenos, horseradish mayo, chipotle mayo, pesto mayo


Chocolate Chip Cookies 4

Brownie A La Mode with Housemade Caramel 5

Housemade Ice Cream Trio 4

Benjamin Restaurant
1849 Second Street
Highland Park, IL 60035


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