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Le Benjamin Bar & Bistro

#4 of 1,112 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
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Soendre gate 6 | 0550 Oslo, Norway, Oslo 0550, Norway
+47 22 35 79 44
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16:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 23:00
Tue - Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 13:00 - 23:00
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Oslo, Norway
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131 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Informal and friendly atmosphere - like a local French bistro. We had not booked in advance but there were tables available and we were shown to the table by a friendly waitor. We had fried crap as a starter and cod as the main course, and both dishes were very well prepared. There is no doubt that this restaurant wants... More 

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Thank Breiva
Oslo, Norway
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything is really good- the food, the service, atmosphere. Great wine selection. One of the top places in Oslo.

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Thank Mildos
Oslo, Norway
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73 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there to celebrate a birthday with some friends from work. Pretty good food, but unlike the rest of our party I wanted my entrecôte medium rare and not medium. I got a very tough piece of meat.

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Thank polarlady
Oslo, Norway
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time at Le Benjamin, and what a treat it was! Absolutely amazing food - and service! We were especially impressed with the waitress, she seemed to know everything you ever wanted to know about beer and wine to go with our food. Following her recommendations, we had what we all felt was a perfect meal experience.... More 

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Thank vintererbest
Oslo, Norway
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89 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Highly recommend reserving a table if you would like to eat here during the weekend. Lovely food with daily specials in fish and meat maincourses. Busy but nice waiting staff. We had the tartar which was super good and a jerusalem artichoke soup. Both lovely but will especially recommend the tartar. For mains we had turbot and dear. Both fantastic.... More 

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Thank AnnKirstineKirk
Montalcino, Italy
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Excellent food, excellent service from very friendly staff, all in a very nice atmosphere, make a visit here something you want to last forever. When in Oslo, make a booking here - you willl not regret it.

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Thank henning v
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I call this a bistro/restaurant. Went with 8 friends from the university. The waiters are friendly and skilled. Know the menu very well and suggest wines from good wine list. Tried the crayfish which was nicely cooked, juicy and tasty. I will come back.

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Thank KyrreOlaf
Oslo, Norway
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Part of me want to keep this a secret, but I'll play nice. If you enjoy French Cuisine, friendly staff and an intimate atmosphere - this is the place. I love the food. Make sure to make a reservation. Enjoy!

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2 Thank Anne S
Oslo, Norway
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The staff at Le Benjamin is very skilled and serviceminded, and will give you perferct combinations of food and wine.

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1 Thank a_sunfish
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Best value for money. Exquisite food with very good wine-pairing. NB! Large portions:) If you are more than two people I recommend you reserve a table a couple of weeks ahead. But if you are only two people, try to get seated in the bar.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 23:00
Thursday
16:00 - 23:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Soendre gate 6 | 0550 Oslo, Norway, Oslo 0550, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 35 79 44

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