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Benny's bistro


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#157 of 2,240 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017, 2019 Winner


French, Cafe, Canadian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Two Eggs Any Style w/ Toast Crispy Smoked Bacon & Fingerling Potato Hash
Goat Cheese Frittata w/ Chipotle Crème Fraîche & Toast
French Toast w/ Fresh Fruit & Maple Syrup
Mushroom & Cheese Omelette w/ Toast
Pain aux pommes
Potato Hash
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exelllent freshly cooked breafast cofffe and tea clean and friedly service omleete great and cooked eggs potaoe and bacon &toast $40 includongvtax and tip for 2

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Allison R
Reviewed March 30, 2019

Hidden delight that is worth the wait. Our brunch (potato gratin, French toast and salmon Gravlax) was delicious. We arrived around 10:15 am for 10:30 brunch and got the last available table. The service was slow but attentive. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Sue S
Reviewed March 6, 2019

Hotel recommended this special French bistro. At the back of a French pastry shop. Line up but worth the wait, eggs on a potatoes gratin spinach and hollandaise sauce which was not rich at all. Baguettes, fresh food, everything delicious. Next day went back -we...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Susan D
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Located in the back of a bakery which took a few minutes to find on a very rainy day. It was early and the place was almost empty. Good service. I ordered an omelette and and a small cappuccino. The omelette was perfect and the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Reg2654
Reviewed January 31, 2019

Amazing! We went for breakfast but missed that menu by 5 minutes. I’m so grateful we did because the lunch is OUTSTANDING. And the cappuccino was excellent. You walk through the French Baker to get to the bistro in the back. It’s a really charming...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jonsnowsgirl
Reviewed December 31, 2018

where to start. recommended by friends, was told there might be a line up. Arrived for a brunch and there was a line up, wait staff advised a 30 minute wait and since I had to wait for my partner to arrive I was okay...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sand_in_my_bikini_ay
Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

Having traveled extensively, it's not hard to find the owners deeply embedded in the restaurant, helping wait staff, the kitchen, or just greeting patrons. Regardless of Benny's Bistros' excellent food and absolutely amazing waitresses, and I've been there often, I am absolutely shocked at how...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 15, 2018

Benny`s Bistro is breakfast lunch restaurant in the back of The French Bakery on the outer fringes of the central market district of Ottawa. It is a trendy area and attracts a young crowd. We decided to try it for a weekday lunch on recommendation...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Raphott
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Brunch! Gravlax great, somewhat like lunch except there is an egg on it. The buckwheat crepe is fantastic. Small but delicious wine list. Dessert from the bakery - operas so good. The service is great.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank IntSommelier
Reviewed October 26, 2018

We just happened upon Benny's Bistro and were delightfully surprised. We had an amazing lunch - would highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2018
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