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Le Benjamin Bar & Bistro

#15 of 997 Restaurants in Oslo
#17 of 1,049 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: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 57
    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 dinner

We had the five course menus, great food and wine pairing! Excellent service and atmosphere! Typical French menu, but somehow with a nice local twist. Prices are reasonable for Norway..

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Oystein S
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Oslo, Norway
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158 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Oslo, Norway
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We had the five course menus, great food and wine pairing! Excellent service and atmosphere! Typical French menu, but somehow with a nice local twist. Prices are reasonable for Norway..

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The food at Le Benjamin is always excellent, and the waiters are highly skilled and friendly. They always have great wine recommendations, and offer a large selection of wines by the glass. You will however find that the restaurant is often full, so if you do not want to wait - make sure to book a table. The staff are... More 

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Oslo, Norway
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Le Benjamin is generally regarded as the best cheap gourmet restaurant in Oslo. I have visited the place several times for the past years; and I really like it. Food is great; well made french food, knowledgable waiters, good service and great atmosphere. You should probably book in advance, but if you are a few persons, you might get seated... More 

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London
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I walked into Le Benjamin following a walk in the nearby botanical gardens. The waiter that greeted us at the door explained that they had a table available until 8pm (two hours), which suited us fine. The service was excellent. We were given menus in English, had the specials described to us and were brought warm bread... More 

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Paris, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We just loved it. - The food was just delicious : beef marrow, seabass in a crust of salt with lemon sabayon, rhubarb macaron... - The service was great. We were with 2 kids and they loved it too. Great value for Oslo and great food for Oslo or even Paris :). Highly recommended.

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Oslo, Norway
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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is one of the hype places to eat. It's very modern adn a very good atmosphere. The food was classy, but they use to much salt in the food generally. But overall its worth a visit. We ate 2 courses each and had some beer for drinks. The total cost for 2 persons was 1400 NOK (190 USD)

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Backus, Minnesota, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

H We all had fish dish with fried potato side that came along. Excellent meal and very reasonably priced. Excellent service and typical classic French atmosphere.

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Oslo, Norway
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

You will not better restaurant value for money in Oslo than this place. The menu is filled with French classics, and all the things we had were very good. The service was friendly and efficient, although the place got packed after we arrived on a Saturday night.

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Oslo, Norway
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Good atmosphere, lovely food, attentive service. I have been satisfied every time I have been here with the main course. The dessert, however, was a bit disappointing on my last visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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