Benihana HARU - Bartender in New York, New York


Responsible for positive guest interactions while accurately preparing and responsibility serving beverages to guests and servers in a friendly and efficient manner. Follows standard recipes, mixes ingredients and prepares cocktails and other drinks. Offers and serves food items to guests, collects payment for drinks served and maintains bar area clean, sanitary and organized.


  • Promptly greets guests, takes beverage orders from the restaurant servers or directly from guests.

  • Promptly prepares beverage orders for servers according to server tickets.

  • Mixes alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, cocktails and other beverages as requested and in compliance with company standards and recipes.

  • Checks identification of guests to verify age requirements for purchase of alcohol. Promptly notifies management of underage drinking guests who are obviously intoxicated.

  • Rings up all drink and food orders in the POS system, collects payment for drinks and/or food served, balances all receipts and follows proper cash handling procedures.

  • Ensures bar area is fully equipped with tools and products needed for mixing beverages and serving guests. Promptly reports any defective product or equipment.

  • Offers and serves food items to guests seated at the bar when appropriate or as requested.

  • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of food and beverage products, menus and promotions.

  • Completes daily/weekly cleaning and side work requirements.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by a supervisor.

  • Responsible for routine cleaning, set up and breakdown of bar. This includes all preparation required to run bar efficiently and smoothly

  • Washes and sterilizes glassware and keeps bottles, glassware and beverage products arranged to make an attractive display


Experience and Education:

  • Minimum 1 year experience in bartending preferred.

  • Previous experience with Japanese cuisine, particularly sushi and sake preferred.

  • Basic understanding of wine, spirits and sake required.

  • Must be certified in Responsible Alcohol Service by applicable agency.

  • Must be 21 years of age or older.

  • Must have a High School diploma or GED. College course work and/or degree highly desirable.

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States.

Competencies, Knowledge and Skills:

Customer Service: Must possess excellent customer service skills. Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism when interacting with guests and dealing with guest complaints. Ability to monitor and anticipate guests’ needs and respond accordingly in an effort to maintain a positive and enjoyable dining experience. Outgoing personality and friendly disposition highly desirable.

Communication: Must possess excellent verbal and nonverbal communication skills. Must be able to communicate and understand guests’ and colleagues’ instructions, read and understand written directives, and be able to clearly communicate if s/he requires further direction. Must be able to interpret nonverbal cues in an effort to identify and correct potential problems. Must be able to effectively communicate in English. Must be able to engage in conversation in a friendly, yet professional manner.

Interpersonal Relationships : Ability to adapt and interact with a diverse group of people. Ability to maintain a professional and courteous demeanor during stressful and/or busy times. Must be able to work as part of a team and recognize the importance of each team member’s role in the guest dining experience.

Physical Demands : Must be able to work in a standing position for prolonged periods of time. Must be able to work under stress, have excellent organizational skills and multi-task throughout shift. Must have a clean, professional appearance with excellent grooming habits. Must be able to work with cleaning products, handle glassware and service ware, lift up to 25 lbs. and work in a fast-paced environment.

Food and Beverage Knowledge, Preparation, Production and Safety : Must be able to clearly explain how food is prepared, cooked, and served to guests. Knowledge of industry standards on food storage and handling techniques is highly desirable. Must be able to learn and describe menu items to guests when requested. Responsible alcohol service certification required. Must be willing to taste new and existing drink recipes in order to provide guests with information about beverage menu items.

Problem Solving and Conflict Management : Must exercise sound judgment and possess good problem solving skills. Must have the ability to recognize and resolve problems in an appropriate manner. Must have basic math skills.

Shift Flexibility: Must be able to work different shifts, including holidays, nights and weekends. Must be able to work overtime as required.

ID 2017-8018

# of Openings 1

Job Locations US-NY-New York

Category Operations

Company HARU Hells Kitchen

Store # 2014