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“Very welcoming!”
Review of Solon Bistro

Solon Bistro
Ranked #68 of 464 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$42
Cuisines: American, European, Soups, Scandinavian, International, Fusion, Gastropub
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Good for: Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: 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.
Cheshunt, Herts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Very welcoming!”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

I had breakfast here two days running on a recent three day visit to Iceland.

A continental buffet, all the food was very fresh, staff were both very friendly and helpful and a very reasonable price as well. Would not hesitate to recommend the Solon to other visitors.

  • Visited May 2014
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A great place in a great little city...”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

I visit Reykjavik quite often and when there, I always go to the Solon Bistro. If you want a bite to eat, chat over a glass of wine or enjoy a coffee with friends, then this is the place to be. A great atmosphere with an eclectic mix of clientele from shoppers to artists, writers, work colleagues and small groups enjoying an evening out. Try it once and I'd be very surprised if you didn't want to go back...

  • Visited September 2013
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Upstate New York
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good food, good ambiance”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

We chose this restaurant at random, just by wandering around and looking at menus. We liked the feel of this restaurant--cozy but urban, friendly enough for families with young kids yet still sophisticated. The main courses were wonderful. The salmon was grilled and served in a delicate dill creme sauce, with an unusual kind of potato and roasted vegetables. The bruschetta and cauliflower soup were also excellent. Waitstaff were very nice, but a little too busy to give excellent service. The only disappointment was the carrot cake dessert, which wasn't worth eating.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Harriet B
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Calgary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Average food and service”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Paid 6810 krona (approx $68 CAD) for our meal for two - chicken and pasta and a single glass of wine. We ate here our first night in Reykjavik. I have come to realize that the prices for eating out at a sit down restaurant are the same everywhere on the island, but at first this seemed outrageous. The portions were relatively small and the food was only average for taste. The service was slow and a little disinterested. Only a few vegetarian options.

  • Visited April 2014
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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“perfect evening”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Visited Reykjavik as my husband is from there. The country is quite expensive but beautiful. We met with several members of his family and had lovely snacky food, desserts and nibbles. Earlier that day we had had a light lunch in there. The atmosphere was great and I would definitely go there again next time we visit Iceland

  • Visited September 2013
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