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Le Benjamin Bar & Bistro

#18 of 1,025 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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 53
    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
Great restaurant, well priced

We found the restaurant on trip advisor. good recommendation and well priced for Oslo. friendly, helpful staff, tasty meals - we have the cheese fondu. would definitely recommend this restaurant

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
jthielmann
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London, United Kingdom
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We found the restaurant on trip advisor. good recommendation and well priced for Oslo. friendly, helpful staff, tasty meals - we have the cheese fondu. would definitely recommend this restaurant

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We've been her about 12 times and always been amazed! This is the place to go for unpretentious eating with friends, family or lovers. The waiters know their food and wine and the kitchen delivers french staplefood with love!

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Oslo
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

We went for the Daily 5 course choice, which we very much enjoyed. It included a tuna starter, a second fresh water fish plate, tenderloin main dish, cheese plate and a vanilla cream dessert. Excellent meal for the money compared to normal Oslo price level. We enjoyed the Bistro setting of the place, service was fast, informative and good. Clearly... More 

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Oslo, Norway
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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

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
70 helpful votes 70 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?