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Le Benjamin Bar & Bistro

#23 of 1,020 Restaurants 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

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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 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
Most recent review
Tasty food in a nice Bistro atmosphere

We were a group of 8, got our table on time, and were quickly offered an aperitif by a pleasant and attentive waiter. We decided to have the 5 course dinner (that day: tuna, zander, top sirloin, cheese selection and grilled custard) In particular the the Zander and its dressing was worth the visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
haade
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Oslo, Norway
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oslo, Norway
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We were a group of 8, got our table on time, and were quickly offered an aperitif by a pleasant and attentive waiter. We decided to have the 5 course dinner (that day: tuna, zander, top sirloin, cheese selection and grilled custard) In particular the the Zander and its dressing was worth the visit and the cheese platter was not... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Very cozy French restaurant in Grünerløkka in Oslo. The location could be better, however the food, the staff and most of all the atmosphere of the restaurant is really great. As a fan of the French cuisine I really enjoy their Onion soup and I have had many great experiences with their seafood dishes.

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Oslo, Norway
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125 reviews 125 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This must be my favourite restaurant in Oslo. Always great atmosphere and always great food and service. Being in my neighbourhood helps as well - but it is the things above that always makes me go bakc - and bring my friends to this place. If you look for great food and big portions that gives you good value for... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Great food, great service. They really know their wines :D. I've ordered a wine that was on the menu but they ran out of it. The bartender offered me more expensive one but for the price of the one that I wanted to order. Great service! Highly recommended.

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Reykjavik
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This a small but very homely restaurant. Warm atmosphere and excellent food for a reasonable price. Service was very good and personal. It seems to be very popular as you have to reserve a table 1-2 days in advance. Very well worth the visit.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I have been to this place several times, and the food is always good. The entrecote is the best I have tasted in Oslo, and the cheeses are always delicious. The only thing I would say is a bit negative is that the tables are very tightly spaced together, so it can feel a bit cramped on busy evenings.

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Oslo, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Booked a table for an early dinner after work and we decided to go for a 3 course menu. We were greeted by a friendly staff and quickly had something in our glasses to enjoy. All the staff seemed very friendly and catered to our every needs. They were also busy tasting the wines for the larger tables that night... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I had heard that the food in Oslo was expensive and not that fantastic. However, my experience at Le Benjamin proved otherwise. Each course was prepared well and tasted delicious. We especially loved the Entrecôte and the fried pineapple dessert that was served with an addictive yogurt ice cream. Our waitress recommended wine that we greatly enjoyed. We left warm,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Like a proper Parisan bistro in Oslo. Great food, service and wine. We always have todsay´s special when at this place.

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Oslo, Norway
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92 reviews 92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Great place to go and eat, and managed a group of 11 excellent with right temperature on the food and good service Why not a top score - hard to say but that was the opinion around the table with 9 accountants, one legal and me. So I would expect a lot

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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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