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Solon Bistro offers a great variety of small courses, salads, hamburgers, sandwiches and steaks in addition to fresh fish daily. Solon Bistro is located in the city center, at the top of Bankastraeti just below Skolavördustigur. The old building that Solon resides in is very beautiful with lovely interior design which gives the restaurant a vibrant and romantic look and feel. The second floor is for rent and more information please contact via email. The wine menu is very versatile and you’ll find wines from most of the world’s renowned vineyards. Coffee, drinks, cocktails and snaps of all sorts can be found at Solon Bistro. You're always welcome.
PRICE RANGE
$11 - $44
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar, European, Scandinavian, International, Fusion, Gastropub, Soups
FEATURES
Takeout, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed July 15, 2020 via mobile

Traditional cafe style atmosphere. Food served on wooden cuts which is nice. The tacos were very good and the fish’s chips as well. Good value for money

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 1, 2020 via mobile

I cannot stress how unsatisfied I was with everything at this place. Lady serving was very rude and provided false information. The drinks and food were overpriced. The nachos we got were pathetic; it was a dish of stale chips with a splash of sour...cream and cold cheese. I would highly recommend going anywhere else for drinks and food in downtown Reykjavík. There are plenty of places that have honest staff, better food and better prices.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 16, 2020

We were passing here around lunchtime and thought the menu looked ok so just went in. Waitress was welcoming and friendly and prompt to bring over a menu. I chose Eggs Benedict and it was very good with plenty of tasty sauce and perfectly poached...eggs.Husband's steak sandwich was generous and tasty. The desserts on display looked so tempting I could not resist. I had the meringue with chocolate and hubby had the apple pie which was served warm. Both delicious. Eating out in Iceland seems to be expensive but Solon seemed to fit in with the average budget and we felt we had had value for money compared to another restaurant. The following evening we decided to go back into town for dinner and decided to re visit as we had been happy with the food service and value the previous day. The Caesar salad was very generous with plenty of nicely cooked chicken. The fish and chips was also a good portion and tasty. The staff remembered us which was nice and they were very pleasant again. We would eat there if in Reykjavik again.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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672j_ns, Owner at Solon Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2020

Thank you for your kind remarks. We would love to see you again. Jon Sigurdsson, owner

Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

We had lunch at Solon, lovely atmosphere and great food. Quick service, nice friendly staff! Definitely recommend!

Date of visit: March 2020
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672j_ns, Owner at Solon Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2020

Thank you for your kind remarks. Jon Sigurdsson, owner

Reviewed March 5, 2020

Enticed in with afternoon meal deal which was really good offer for Iceland. The food was fantastic out of this world tasted great. Service was very good and restaurant it’s self was lovely so 10 out of 10

Date of visit: February 2020
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672j_ns, Owner at Solon Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2020

Thank you for your kind remarks. Jon Sigurdsson, owner

Reviewed March 3, 2020 via mobile

Lovely Place , great atmosphere Lovely Place , great atmosphere so much so we came back again the next evening . Juan remembered us From the evening before and we were very pleasantly surprised . We were even given a complimentary pudding . Lovely place....More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 3, 2020

Excellent food,super friendly staff.can highly recommend a visit. Not to far to walk from our hotel.nothing is too much trouble. Knowledgeable of local attractions & excursions.

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

Had a fantastic gluten free meal of duck and my partner had fillet of lamb,delicious! Pricey, yes but to be expected when in Iceland although the drinks were on happy hour so just had to try the mojitos and wow, just as impressed as the...meal. Would definitely recommend and visit again.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 26, 2020 via mobile

Hardly anyone inside which made me a bit anxious however, we were able to choose a table and sat down, a lovely efficient waitress came to bring the menu's, usual, vegan etc. I asked about gluten free and vegetarian, the waitress was able to supply...most of the information, anything she wasn't sure of she asked the chef. I chose mushroom risotto (swapped chicken for broccoli) delicious!! My husband enjoyed his club sandwich that came with French fries! Came quickly and was hot! My husband had a soft drink, I had tap water, you can ask for tap water in most restaurants. XxMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

A very pleasant place to eat. The staff are attentive and helpful. Chicken wings, for a starter come recommended and there are plenty of them. The lamb tenderloin was cooked perfectly, nice and pink in the middle and so easy to eat, it just melted....Total bill for the meal was 22,400 IK which equates to £130 which is about the norm for 3 course meal and drinks but at least the food quality was worth the price.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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LuvTheMemories
December 12, 2017|
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Response from Jón S | Property representative |
We are not open on Dec.24th. However, we are open during Christmas & New Year's as follows: Dec.23rd - 11am - 11pm Dec.24th - closed Dec.25th - 11am - 11pm Dec.31st - 11am - 10pm Jan.1st - 5pm - 10 pm Jan.2nd - 11am... More
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barbaralevin
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Response from Jón S | Property representative |
We are very sorry that you lost your hearing aid but it was not in Solon restaurant. I hope you find them. Take care and good luck. Jon Sigurdsson, owner
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Frequently Asked Questions about Solon Bistro & Bar

Yes, Solon Bistro & Bar offers takeout services.

Yes, Solon Bistro & Bar offers delivery services.

Solon Bistro & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4