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Le Benjamin Bar & Bistro

#18 of 1,021 Restaurants in Oslo
#20 of 1,088 Places to Eat in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
French, Bistro
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Sondre gate 6 | 0550 Oslo, Norway, Oslo, Norway
+47 22 35 79 44
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 96
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  • 64
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of the best restaurants in Oslo

French bistrot in down town Oslo, serves traditional french bistro food with a modern twist. the best waiters in Oslo, very attentive and professional service. the crepes suzettes are made at the table, great show. For those hwo like french cheeses they apparently have a big selection.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

French bistrot in down town Oslo, serves traditional french bistro food with a modern twist. the best waiters in Oslo, very attentive and professional service. the crepes suzettes are made at the table, great show. For those hwo like french cheeses they apparently have a big selection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Once again Le Benjamin delivers. They seem to get better for every time we are there. I don't hesitate to call it Oslo's best restaurant.

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Drammen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We have been back several times and keep coming back for more. The menus vary throughout the year and consist of an interesting range of dishes, inspired by seasonal fruits, vegetables, meats and fish. At the same time they manage to maintain high quality dining and a classic profile. Remember to book a table as it gets busy at weekends... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Many restaurants claim to have a French kitchen. This one actually does. Pricey, as Oslo is, but well worth it. A good wine list, great menu, and attentive waiters. Book table in advance!

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Lovely local bistro a short way out of the city centre, it's by the river & next to a tram line (5 minutes from the centre). Friendly service, the duck & steak are both first rate. Pricewise its not bad for Oslo.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Lucky enough to be Airbnb'ing in the 'hood so stumbled on this restaurant before reading the TA reviews. Benjamin is a straightforward bistro. I ordered the Mussels (135) as appetizer - very good but not quite Belgium. For Mains I had the whole Seabass (265) which was just amazing, with a side of Spring potato - a very enjoyable carb... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

From the oysters and champagne to the rhubarb macaron, and everything in between, this was a top-notch dining experience. And, on Oslo terms, quite reasonable. Can't imagine being disappointed here!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We have been to this restaurant in a group of colleagues. We had pre-ordered a 3-course meal. It was nice that we have been seated in a separate corner. The first course was fresh, very tasty and nicely presented. These of our round who had wine, were served promptly, while the other two colleagues were overseen several times during the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Le Benjamin has high standards, high quality and offers a complete experience with good service, food and wines. This has become my favorite place in Oslo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I've been here a few times and consider this a great place to dine. Not only is great effort put into the cuisine but, they are quite generous with their choice and volume of wines. The atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming. It's a fine compromise between gourmet and gourmand, fairly priced. It has few actual competitors within french cuisine in... More 

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Additional Information about Le Benjamin Bar & Bistro

Address: Sondre gate 6 | 0550 Oslo, Norway, Oslo, Norway
Phone Number: +47 22 35 79 44
Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: French, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sondre gate 6 | 0550 Oslo, Norway, Oslo, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 35 79 44

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Bistro
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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