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Le Bistro is a small authentic French bistro and wine bar on Laugavegur, Reykjavik's main shopping street. Serving moderately-priced (for Iceland), classic and contemporary French food along with a great selection of wine and beer. As you step into this casual, lively and bohemic place, the French atmosphere is unavoidable. We serve slow food, with mostly local Icelandic ingredients. This is likely the only the place in the centre with a walk in policy, so you will probably only have to wait a few minutes for a table. Groups of six and more are welcome to book ahead. Bienvenue et bon appetit...
PRICE RANGE
$17 - $48
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
French
FEATURES
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed September 14, 2020

We had a table reserved for a Sunday night dinner last night, but when we arrived the door were locked, windows taped over with paper and no one was answering the phone. The bartender in the bar next door said the restaurant has been permanently...closed. Never heard anything from the Bistro. Real shame.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed July 12, 2020

My wife and I found this little gem on our first night in Iceland; it was so good we diner there on our last night too. The food, wine and ambiance was absolutely top notch. I've read some of the more negative reviews here, and...none of them reflect our experience in any way. I thoroughly recommend this restaurant; take the time to treat yourself.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed March 26, 2020

Great bistro with a great selection of food.Beautiful interior, cosy place, and great food.Extensive French and Icelandic menu.Very nice atmosphere and very friendly staff. Good pricing compared to other similar category restaurants on Laugavegur. I would recommend this place to anyone who is visiting Reykjavik.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed March 24, 2020

This place we came across by chance and from the moment we entered this establishment, we knew we’d made a wise choice. Only one front of house/server on duty and she did a fine job indeed. Very friendly and attentive. Wasn’t too busy and had...a very relaxing homely feel to the place. I opted to go with the Brie/truffle burger and it came out in good time and was very good! Well cooked and a interesting choice of cheese to use and it worked well! The fries were excellent. My brother had the soup of the day and praised it with real enthusiasm. Just a very pleasant lunch experience.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

We really enjoyed the food at this restaurant - we chose from the Icelandic specials. We had the Salmon and the Lamb Shank - both were delicious. Followed by the Icelandic style Tiramisu which was to die for! We would highly recommend!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

Lovely romantic restaurant it’s a great French menu. I’d highly recommend the Icelandic cod and confit duck burger, both delicious! Lovely staff and good selection of wines.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 27, 2020 via mobile

Fabulous meal here! Lovely food, great service and lovely surroundings! A great find in Reykjavik! Highly recommend!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020 via mobile

The decor in Le Bistro is French, pleasant and creates a cosy atmosphere with candles. We were served quickly and staff were nice enough. The food arrived incredibly quickly, at a guess within ten minutes of ordering which I find a bit off putting. Personally...I found the food to be average (not bad but just not great) and id have preferred it to be hotter. However the other members of our group enjoyed their meals. There’s nothing particularly wrong with this restaurant which is well located in the centre of Reykjavík but if I had the chance again I’d recommend spending a little extra elsewhere.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 20, 2020

We chose the three course set menu option. One of us had the Icelandic one, the other the french option. It was beautiful and there was nothing that I could fault with the food and there was plenty of it as well. Service was fabulous...and nothing was too much trouble. The restaurant was very busy but the service didn't dip at all. The restaurant itself is very cosy and feels quite authentic in its French decor.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

Cozy restaurant with romantic atmosphere. Food was delicious so as the wine. We will definitely come back!

Date of visit: February 2020
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EhrlichWCE
June 1, 2018|
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Response from AlexRocha | Property representative |
Bonjour, yes we take reservations. Please call us directly to +3545515979 or email lebistro@lebistro.is Salutations Gourmandes
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sallyb24818
November 20, 2017|
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Bonjour Sally thank you for your interest in Le Bistro here are our opening hours over Christmas and New Year. kind regards, Le Bistro Opnunartími um jól og áramót / Christmas and New Year opening hours 24.12.2017 : 09-22... More
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Jill E
February 20, 2017|
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Response from Hepd | Reviewed this property |
No, they have a full bar.
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  • Le Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5