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Le Benjamin Bar & Bistro

#6 of 1,092 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
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Soendre gate 6 | 0550 Oslo, Norway, Oslo 0550, Norway
+47 22 35 79 44
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Le Benjamin has become our favorite French bistro in Oslo. This is based on high quality on the food, high service level, great knowledge on food and wines, and nice ambience. Paired with good prices in after Norwegian standards.

Thank sverrewh2015
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here on a Friday night, the atmosphere is vibrant, the service is great and the food tastes fantastic. Price vs quality is very good. It’s a modern twist on French bistro food, and it really works. The atmosphere is informal and feels great. Reservation is definitely needed as this place is popular.

Thank Kirienesral
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a reservation at 20:15 which we had to wait for 15-20 minutes. The bar was crowded, but it was a mild evening, so we waited outside. No problem to get drinks there, but not the best start. From there on it went upwards. Gratinated bone marrow, pidgeon and cheeses all excellent and great service. Wine was quite pricey, but... More 

Thank Hobiewan
Oslo, Norway
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did you ever eat at a place that you couldn't fault? That was my experience at La Benjamin. I had no expectations & was so pleasantly surprised at the high standard of food & wine. The homemade Blueberry ice cream was delicious & the pasta with clam fish. Service excellent!

Thank Nollaig McBrien J
Stafford, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had two mains, caramelised cauliflower and clams with pasta; one dessert and a cheeseboard for two. Two glasses of house red rounded the bill out to roughly £90, 950 kroner. Certainly not expensive for Norway and not ridiculous for an upmarket UK restaurant. Service was friendly and efficient and most importantly the food was excellent. I highly recommend it.

Thank staffordfatboy
Oslo, Norway
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Like french cooking? like french wine? like good service? If yes, then this is the place for you!. The price tag is Oslo-average. This restaurant is on my shortlist in Oslo!

Thank RalfJorg
Pulborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We had the three course special menu, it was excellent, lovely presentation. Staff very friendly. Advise to book a table to avoid disappointment.

Thank Christine S
Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

One of our favorite places. Food is always really good and the price is affordable. Nice atmosphere and the staff is friendly.

Thank Line G
Alesund, Norway
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We were 6 people visiting this restaurant. The food was excelent, the staff were friendly and helpful - and the atmosphere was great. If you want to have dinner in a french bistro in Oslo - this is the place. We will most likely visit this bistro again. Thanks for a lovely evening .

Thank Vidar95
Trondheim, Norway
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

The ambition is obvious, Le Benjamin aims at providing a modern urban version of a traditional French restaurant, hence classic courses as oysters, grilled marrow bones, entrecôte etc. The place was full and the reception was a bit hesitant (turned out the young lady was a trainee), however, we had made reservations so we ended up at a decent, though... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Soendre gate 6 | 0550 Oslo, Norway, Oslo 0550, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 35 79 44

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?