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Le Benjamin Bar & Bistro

#3 of 1,117 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
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Soendre gate 6 | 0550 Oslo, Norway, Oslo 0550, Norway
+47 22 35 79 44
13:00 - 23:00
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Sun 16:00 - 23:00
Tue - Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 13:00 - 23:00
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Oslo, Norway
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170 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As a French, I was both excited and sceptic about going there but I have to say Le Benjamin exceeded my expectations! The food was delicious (beef tartare for starter) and it reminded me so much of the food I used to have in France (especially the entrecôte!). The desert was excellent (quince compotte) and the wine selection was very... More 

Thank MamCandig
Oslo, Norway
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good service, excellent French cuisine. Wine list with wide range of selected wines. We were very happy with courses, mine was confit de canard and duck breast. Cheeses at end were perfect. Highly recommended! KtJ

Thank KjellJo
Oslo, Norway
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great service, great food, makes me feel I am in France. The details in the meals makes it an even better experience. . Usually necessary to book a table.

Thank Laila1960
Oslo, Norway
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The menu has few courses which is good. All were happy with their choices and the food tasted great.

Thank RagnarO
Oslo, Norway
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have eaten here four times over the last two years, for family gatherings of four to six adults. We go for the excellent food and the relaxed, friendly atmosphere. We have reserved a table, but I see they do their best to accomodate walk-ins. The food is what I think of as "modern French food" but not weird or... More 

Thank UIDame
Oslo, Norway
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131 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Informal and friendly atmosphere - like a local French bistro. We had not booked in advance but there were tables available and we were shown to the table by a friendly waitor. We had fried crap as a starter and cod as the main course, and both dishes were very well prepared. There is no doubt that this restaurant wants... More 

Thank Breiva
Oslo, Norway
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything is really good- the food, the service, atmosphere. Great wine selection. One of the top places in Oslo.

Thank Mildos
Oslo, Norway
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73 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there to celebrate a birthday with some friends from work. Pretty good food, but unlike the rest of our party I wanted my entrecôte medium rare and not medium. I got a very tough piece of meat.

Thank polarlady
Oslo, Norway
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time at Le Benjamin, and what a treat it was! Absolutely amazing food - and service! We were especially impressed with the waitress, she seemed to know everything you ever wanted to know about beer and wine to go with our food. Following her recommendations, we had what we all felt was a perfect meal experience.... More 

Thank vintererbest
Oslo, Norway
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89 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Highly recommend reserving a table if you would like to eat here during the weekend. Lovely food with daily specials in fish and meat maincourses. Busy but nice waiting staff. We had the tartar which was super good and a jerusalem artichoke soup. Both lovely but will especially recommend the tartar. For mains we had turbot and dear. Both fantastic.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
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?