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Benji's French Basque Restaurant

4001 Rosedale Hwy, 4001 Rosedale Hwy, 93308-6130, Bakersfield, California, Bakersfield, CA 93308-6130
+1 661-328-0400
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“rack of lamb” (12 reviews)
“tongue” (26 reviews)
“french fries” (21 reviews)
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4001 Rosedale Hwy, 4001 Rosedale Hwy, 93308-6130, Bakersfield, California, Bakersfield, CA 93308-6130
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I, along with 3 other couples, went to Benji's for Basque food. Our favorite Basque restaurant is not open on Sunday's so we decided to try Benji's . We had eaten here several years ago and thought it was ok, then, but...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Certainly worth extra 50 miles drive - I decided to stay in Bakersfield rather than stop earlier just because I wanted to eat at Benjy's. Did not wanted to eat at the diner and decided to seat by the bar. Friendly and quick service, excellent...More

Thank road_warrior_1970
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't say enough good things about this place. We were looking for a good french basque restaurant and we really lucked out on this place. Food was delicious. Fine sauces and accompaniments compliment the entire meal. Loved the chocolate souffle. The veal scallopini was...More

Thank Honeybunny96
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

I’m never been a really big fan of Basque food but Benji’s was a pleasant surprise. The service was very good and the food came out promptly. The corking fee was average at $15 a bottle. The food was as good as Basque food gets....More

Thank jhemp1
Reviewed May 13, 2018

Over priced, under whelmed! Expected a French ambiance and experience and received neither. The wait staff was friendly, courteous and put forth the extra effort to educate us on the restaurants history.

Thank HDTravlr
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

What an experience! Lots of food. Very fresh. Very Basque. Worth the trip. Come hungry. There are lots of side dishes and don't forget the soufflé for dessert!

Thank Chen245
Reviewed April 1, 2018

My wife and I never miss an opportunity to visit "Benji's". We love the food! The so-called "setup" is wonderful: soup, salad, heavenly beans, French fries, pickled tongue etc. - everything very tasty. Be careful, you may well be full already when your main dish...More

Thank Buddy-Bear
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Our friend wanted to try Basque food so we took him to Benji's. We had taken him to Woolgrower"s on a previous visit and he was unimpressed. He loved Benji's.

Thank David F
Reviewed December 20, 2017

My wife and I ate here with another couple. Even though it was busy, the server stayed on top of things. Everything was tasty and sufficiently garlicky. A good meal.

Thank FairwayFound
Reviewed November 22, 2017

My husband and I are small eaters, so the setup (everything except an entree) would have been sufficient for us. My favorite was the pickled tongue.

Thank Carol M
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Terry E
August 22, 2017|
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Response from travelnfoody | Reviewed this property |
Definitely advisable to call for reservations for a small or large group.
April 30, 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4001 Rosedale Hwy, 4001 Rosedale Hwy, 93308-6130, Bakersfield, California, Bakersfield, CA 93308-6130
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: +1 661-328-0400
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