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Einar Ben - CLOSED

Veltusund 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 511 5090
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
30 Nov 2017
“Romantic older building”
13 Oct 2016
“Above average”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Veltusund 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 6 November 2015

Set in one of the oldest buildings in the square it was a delight to climb the stairs into this wonderful restaurant and bar. We were made to feel welcome as we peruse the menu and settled on the chefs special three course. What a...More

2  Thank Keith V
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Einar Ben is located right in the Reykjavik City Center so not only is it easy to find but you will end up there as you're walking around anyway. It's a pretty restaurant on the outside, it offers great ambiance on the inside and it...More

1  Thank DrCarl527
Reviewed 27 October 2015

We came here for dinner since this restaurant was recommended both on Trip advisor and Top 10 Iceland travel book. Restaurant itself is charming on the second and third floor of the old building. It has small rooms with different decor. Our table was in...More

Thank BeeLittle
Reviewed 9 October 2015

My friend and I both ordered the risotto with lamb. It was delicious but what I would consider comfort food not fine dining ( more like the Icelandic version of shepherd's pie) The warm chocolate cake was delicious also but we shared it- I could...More

1  Thank Janemichelle326
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Serves traditional Icelandic food in historic house Prices were high, but Food was blah Eat elsewhere if you have a choice

Thank Panda113
Reviewed 2 October 2015

We had lamb (their specialty) and fish of the day. Both were superb. Wait staff nice, not overly friendly - but no complaints. Restaurant is on the second floor of an older building with lots of separate rooms. Interesting decor. Definitely worth stopping.

Thank Kimberly H
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The restaurant is located in a lovely building and I was hopeful for a lovely meal. However, the staff seemed less than enthusiastic to have us there and that really put a damper on the meal. I was part of a larger group and it...More

Thank dwynwen13
Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

I really wanted to try lamb before heading back home and this restaurant was recommended to us. We both got the tomato soup as a starter. What amazing flavor. We both nearly licked the bowls clean (we used the bread instead). We ordered the chicken...More

1  Thank JiniUSA
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Einar Ben is in an old beautiful building. The dining room was elegant and staff paced our food very nicely. We all started with lobster soup which was delicious. Our entrees were very good as well with an artistic presentation. The meal was so well...More

1  Thank Averil_12
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant by accident and were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and the detail that had gone into creating the refreshingly unique dishes. The chicken salad was my personal favourite. I would never have thought to put the...More

1  Thank Angelika P
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Veltusund 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik>  > Miõborg
  • Neighbourhood: Miõborg
  • Phone Number: +354 511 5090
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