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Benny's bistro

#246 of 2,193 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Byward Market Area
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119 Murray St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5M5, Canada
+1 613-789-6797
07:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 17:30
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Toronto, Canada
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120 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 to ask for coffee after another 5 min. That was about 20 min after a... More 

Thank AC416-2015
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Can't understand why this place is so highly rated. I've been there three times now for work purposes and each time found the staff extremely rude and food only average. Customers waiting for a table are completely ignored. Breakfast items come without bread (who eats eggs with out bread) so we had to ask for some. I had pastries which... More 

Thank Moorcs
Ottawa, Canada
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139 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Benny's Bistro is a Market favourite that somehow I had never visited. But one morning with an out of town guest, we stumbled in for breakfast and were delighted at the creative, fresh very French eggs, the gorgeously tasty bacon and homefries. It even had great coffee. I strongly recommend it.

Thank David L
Ottawa, Canada
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65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Went to Benny's bistro for brunch on Sunday. It is a very attractive small restaurant in the back of the French Baker. They serve Mimosas and Kir Royale for $8. I had a salmon cake in a crispy crust and it was very tasty. The items ranged from $15 to $20. The walls are painted in primary colours with attractive... More 

Thank OttawaMarge
Montreal, Canada
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153 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

A limited menu but very innovative and even better very, very good. The portions were generous even if at first I did not think so. It is a very small place so better to arrive a bit before 10h30 (Saturday and Sunday) if you want a table. In any case, before 10h30 you can have a continental breakfast, i.e., coffee... More 

1 Thank demo51
Aurora, Ontario, Canada
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We were looking for a place for Brunch, after and a quick we found Benny's Bistro, and are we glad we did, it is hidden away behind a bakery, there are no windows and the place feels more like a lunch room than a place that would be serving out the wonderful dishes that they do. It is worth the... More 

Thank Luke M
Summerside, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Came to Ottawa to celebrate my girlfriend'a 21st birthday and could not have picked a better place . Researched online beforehand hand and heard nothing but amazing recommendations on numerous blogs. Came here our first day (Saturday) for brunch and it was our first taste of Ottawa. Simply amazing . Had amazing service the moment we walked and it wasn't... More 

Thank Breealoma
St. Catharines, Canada
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We were on a walking tour of Ottawa And decided to try it out. It's behind the bakery - initially their menu seemed a little daunting to me I loathe salmon and that was 2 items And a few others didn't sound appetizing and while I try to be open minded it's sometimes hard My wife and I both opted... More 

Thank dmcampbell1977
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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145 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

A great local spot, which we've been to several times. The breakfast is just what the Doctor ordered and has whatever you want. If you require something to sop up the previous night's excesses, I suggest the Eggs and bacon hash

Thank Riskm
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Visiting from out of town, my father in law suggested we grab a French style breakfast at this place (I love Parisian cafes). Walked in and saw a simple but delicious selection of goods (I'd rather see few things done well than many things done poorly) - so I was intrigued. Walked out of the bakery front of house to... More 

1 Thank Mark S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?