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Benny's bistro

#126 of 2,186 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Byward Market Area
French, Cafe, Canadian
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119 Murray St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5M5, Canada
+1 613-789-6797
07:00 - 17:30
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 17:30
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Ottawa, Canada
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128 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Benny's Bistro is a Market favourite that somehow I had never visited. But one morning with an out of town guest, we stumbled in for breakfast and were delighted at the creative, fresh very French eggs, the gorgeously tasty bacon and homefries. It even had great coffee. I strongly recommend it.

Thank David L
Ottawa, Canada
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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Benny's bistro for brunch on Sunday. It is a very attractive small restaurant in the back of the French Baker. They serve Mimosas and Kir Royale for $8. I had a salmon cake in a crispy crust and it was very tasty. The items ranged from $15 to $20. The walls are painted in primary colours with attractive... More 

Thank OttawaMarge
Montreal, Canada
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142 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

A limited menu but very innovative and even better very, very good. The portions were generous even if at first I did not think so. It is a very small place so better to arrive a bit before 10h30 (Saturday and Sunday) if you want a table. In any case, before 10h30 you can have a continental breakfast, i.e., coffee... More 

Thank demo51
Aurora, Ontario, Canada
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We were looking for a place for Brunch, after and a quick we found Benny's Bistro, and are we glad we did, it is hidden away behind a bakery, there are no windows and the place feels more like a lunch room than a place that would be serving out the wonderful dishes that they do. It is worth the... More 

Thank Luke M
Summerside, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Came to Ottawa to celebrate my girlfriend'a 21st birthday and could not have picked a better place . Researched online beforehand hand and heard nothing but amazing recommendations on numerous blogs. Came here our first day (Saturday) for brunch and it was our first taste of Ottawa. Simply amazing . Had amazing service the moment we walked and it wasn't... More 

Thank Breealoma
St. Catharines, Canada
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We were on a walking tour of Ottawa And decided to try it out. It's behind the bakery - initially their menu seemed a little daunting to me I loathe salmon and that was 2 items And a few others didn't sound appetizing and while I try to be open minded it's sometimes hard My wife and I both opted... More 

Thank dmcampbell1977
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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140 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

A great local spot, which we've been to several times. The breakfast is just what the Doctor ordered and has whatever you want. If you require something to sop up the previous night's excesses, I suggest the Eggs and bacon hash

Thank Riskm
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Visiting from out of town, my father in law suggested we grab a French style breakfast at this place (I love Parisian cafes). Walked in and saw a simple but delicious selection of goods (I'd rather see few things done well than many things done poorly) - so I was intrigued. Walked out of the bakery front of house to... More 

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Chelsea, Canada
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117 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

What a surprise! We stopped by for lunch and all four of us were beyond impressed with our lunch choices! Unbelievably fresh, well prepared, novel pairings. Service was great and the venue while understated is very comfortable. We will be back!

Thank Catherine M
Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I don't get here often- I usually go about twice a year with a friend for lunch. I am never disappointed by the food or the service. Everything is delicious and prepared with care. There is a very good variety of items on the relatively short menu. It's always such a pleasure to see the friendly chef/owner working away! Recommended... More 

Thank Terri B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Murray St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5M5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-789-6797

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?