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Benny's bistro

#341 of 2,259 Restaurants in Ottawa}
$$ - $$$French, Cafe,
119 Murray St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5M5, Canada
+1 613-789-6797
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (39 reviews)
“gravlax” (8 reviews)
“french toast” (11 reviews)
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French, Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
119 Murray St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5M5, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has been on our "to-try" list for a while now and on a sunny Sunday morning in mid-August we (2 adults) went in to give it a go. What an unfriendly place! We stood there (like idiots) for an uncomfortably long time without...More

Thank leolion5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not the place for a quick in and out lunch. A friend and I sat and sat before we could order and sat and sat before the food arrived. It's a very small restaurant and I see no reason for this slowness. My...More

Thank Faience44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Andaz Hotel staff recommended Benny's Bistro for coffee (espresso) this morning, and I discovered breakfast in their bistro. Instead of a coffee-only start to the day, had the most delicious French Toast ever. Loved the ambiance of the bistro with their wonderful collection of art...More

Thank Round268
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

- Great hidden spot tucked away behind the bakery - Small menu but can't go wrong with any of the dishes - Service wasn't great (had to ask for cutlery, didn't check on us after we were served, etc) but quality of food made up...More

Thank Traveltimes84
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Never even knew there was a restaurant behind the bakery. Food is very unique and delicious. Unfortunately service is really slow and not very happy people. Glasses of water were like warm with no ice. Not a very friendly place but food is good

Thank cindyz9999999
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Happened upon this place by looking in the bakery window. What an utter delight. The surroundings are clean and sparse. Not too many tables, and it was full when we arrived. The staff are very friendly and made the 3 generations that we were, very...More

Thank Ally T
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We had heard excellent things about this restaurant from our Ottawa friends, but cannot tell anyone what the fuss is about because we were never able to be seated. The restaurant closes at 2:30 p.m. We arrived at 1:45 and were told that the wait...More

Thank icopnick
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The small restaurant is at the rear of of a bakery. The menu is very limited but the food is exceptionnal. This was my second visit. Today I had the sandwich special (croque Madame) and salad. For desert, we had Florentines from rhe bakery. We...More

Thank CharlesSeems
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We chose to stop into the French Baker for coffee and croissants, yet were intrigued by what would be served for breakfast in the bistro. It was worth our time to wait for an out of the ordinary meal, artfully prepared, but you can't be...More

Thank alice w
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Arrived at 11am on Sat for brunch, was told 30 min wait. A table is available after 15 min for 3 of us but we did not get seated another 7 min after. Took waiter another 10 min to bring us water and we have...More

Thank AC416-2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Murray St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5M5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-789-6797
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