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Benji's French Basque Restaurant

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4001 Rosedale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA
661 328 0400
Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
great food will come back again

We used to come here when we lived in Bakersfield, now we went back as we were on vacation in Bakersfield. My daughter just love the set up they have, especially the soup, she just cant get enough of it. All in all the set up is really nice, good food. I had the orange Roughy and it was great.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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English first
Bakersfield, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

Had been awhile since I tried Benji's so decided it was time again. Service by Andrew, our waiter was not so good. He was inattentive and acted like he was being put out of his way to serve us. Some of the food was very good, the Basque soup, salsa, bread, salad, tomatoes and french fries. The pickled tongue was... More 

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katy
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We used to come here when we lived in Bakersfield, now we went back as we were on vacation in Bakersfield. My daughter just love the set up they have, especially the soup, she just cant get enough of it. All in all the set up is really nice, good food. I had the orange Roughy and it was great.... More 

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Bay Area, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is simple: We called on a busy Friday at 6:00 and got a 7:00 reservation., We were seated at 7:02 and this was, bar-none, the best dinner I've ever had in Bakersfield! The fact that there were about 200 locals there at the same time is testament to the quality of the food. You'll be impressed!

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Bakersfield, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The place can get a bit noisy at times. They have a good selection on the menu and this is regular service versus "family style" with a fixed menu like some of the "true" Basque places in town.

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Bakersfield
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food was good, service was pretty good. Bar drinks are great other drinks are a little behind the times with small glasses refills few and far between and I think I got charged for a soda refill.

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La Porte, Texas
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154 reviews 154 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Let me tell you i almost eat out every nite , I have never in my life had so much food delivered to my table i could have feed 4 people I ordered Orange Ruffey Fish 1st they brought soup and bread then roasted tomato's then beans then cow tongue and salad then the fish i know I left some... More 

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Sacramento, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Did not know that when you order your main course this also includes a variety plethora of other food. So bring your appetite! Ordered the lamb kabobs. This meal, apparently like all others, also includes bread, salad, corn, French fries, soup, beans and pickled tongue. Not too much of a picky eater so tried the tongue and it was not... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Food and we service was great. Had to take home. They we close to hotels rather than being on dark streets and opened at 5:30 pm for dinner versus 7pm.

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Pasadena, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We had a dinner meal at Benji's on Sept 21 and enjoyed the meal. Nothing special but it was a good meal and a restaurant I would return to when in Bakersfield again if not trying a different restaurant. In located in the NW part of Bakersfield on Rosedale Highway, a prominent street. The place has all the attributes of... More 

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bakersfield
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We visited Benji’s Friday night and the restaurant was full. We had not been there for years. I do not like to compare restaurants but we usually go to the Wool Growers. The one good thing about Benji’s is the expanded menu and the delicious soufflé’s! We ordered roast lamb, Scampi and roast tri tip. All came with the Basque... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4001 Rosedale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: 661 328 0400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?