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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • 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

Locals love it here! Wide variety of Basque dishes, excellently prepared. Come early or wait, because there'll be a long line of people waiting to get in. A bit pricey, but really good food.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Bill D
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Food is great, staff is friendly great place to go with family and friends for any birthdays, anniversary’s

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sharonessert
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I ordered the orange roughy. The sauce was light and tasty. It complimented the fish. We ordered raspberry soufflés and they were light and fluffy. It was a fantastic dinner.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank K M
Reviewed September 13, 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank John B
Reviewed September 6, 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank road_warrior_1970
Reviewed August 28, 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
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.

Date of visit: May 2018
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!

Date of visit: April 2018
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

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Buddy-Bear
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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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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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