Menu Musts-Benchmark

Benchmark is one of my favorite neighborhood spots for a consistently delicious lunch or dinner. It kicks the standard bar slider and pizza puff menu up several notches, and it has a retractable roof that makes it perfect for mild weather.

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My favorites:


  1. Hot Soft Pretzels: These are hands down my favorite menu item. They are perfect for sharing; or not.
  2. Sriracha Chicken Sliders: A relatively new addition to the menu. I love the slight kick of sriracha paired with a bite-sized Hawaiian bun.


  1. Fish Tacos-You can mix and match cod, tilapia and shrimp. I usually do the shrimp and cod.
  2. Mediterranean Plate- A good sampler platter with a healthy variety of grilled chicken, quinoa tabbouleh, roasted red pepper and eggplant dip, pita and avocado yogurt.
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Fish Tacos


There is only one dessert and you will love and hate yourself for it at the same time. The skillet cookie is perfect. My friends and I smelled it from two tables away the last time I was there. We came close to asking for a helping.