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Le Bistro

Laugavegur 12, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 5979
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Laugavegur 12, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed today

Looked so inviting from the outside and it certainly was. The food was amazing, had Beef Bourignon (hope I spelt that right!). Thoroughly recommend it, stunning. Pretty expensive (as it everything in Iceland) but worth it

Thank TheBatchelors
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife won’t like this, but they serve the best Lamb Shanks I have ever had, and I have had a lot at restaurants around the world. Got some bread to make sure I got all the amazing sauce.

Thank Timothy1967
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found Le Bistro as we strolled around the city, and were not disappointed. The decor is (as you would expect!) consistent with a classic French bistro. Service is very good, and extremely friendly. There is large wide-ranging menu that includes traditional French food (including...More

Thank boruthedog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our cheese fondue served upstairs where the cook pot is on a built in hob was excellent. Bread, mushrooms and skin on potato’s to ‘dumk’ in the melted cheese were amazing. There was a lovely salad too and we were too full to eat dessert....More

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant after a cold day of sightseeing and it was perfect. The restaurant itself is warm and inviting, the staff is excellent and the raclette was delicious! You get a rather large portion of meats, vegetable and bread along with the...More

Thank Elizabethanybird
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

We found this two story French Bistro with personality on the main shopping drag in downtown Reykjavik. We were quickly seated downstairs however we were eventually relocated in the up stairs dining room once we made our order. My wife and I ordered the cheese...More

Thank Scotty92394
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Visited this place on our last night in Iceland, all I can say is wish I found it sooner. The place is warm and friendly the staff are fantastic and so lovely. The food wow, we ordered a French onion soup to start, I am...More

Thank 426victoriaf
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

We had a very tasty raclette, salmon burger and normal burgers. All very tasty and really friendly staff.

Thank Pwrc
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Great and plentiful breakfast, fast food preparation and friendly atmosphere great service in the downtown area

Thank 68vasyap
Reviewed September 19, 2018

Would normally not choose a "French-themed" restaurant, but they advertised fresh mussels, and that is why we stopped for dinner here. The food was tasty--we ordered mussels, cod, and lamb soup. I even tried a shot of Brennivin, traditional Icelandic liquor. Dining out in Iceland...More

Thank mjexico
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Questions & Answers
June 1, 2018|
Response from AlexRocha | Property representative |
Bonjour, yes we take reservations. Please call us directly to +3545515979 or email lebistro@lebistro.is Salutations Gourmandes
November 20, 2017|
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Response from AlexRocha | Property representative |
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
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$16 - $46
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Laugavegur 12, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 551 5979
  • E-mail
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...
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