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Benny's bistro

#275 of 2,253 Restaurants in Ottawa
$$ - $$$French, Cafe,
119 Murray St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5M5, Canada
+1 613-789-6797
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good47%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (39 reviews)
“gravlax” (10 reviews)
“bread” (14 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 17 November 2017

A hole in the wall bistro behind the French Baker. Three of us had wonderfully unique and tasty brunch 'events'. The service was a little slow, but worth the wait. I went out to the French Baker to get a couple of melt in your...More

Thank Brownkin
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Breakfast here is very good indeed. The food is superb. The staff were friendly and we had no trouble with the service. Our table service was prompt and helpful. If you are near Byward Markets you should try Bennys for breakfast at least once.

Thank WoollyTraveller
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is a small restaurant at the rear of a wonderful Ottawa bakery. I can understand how one might become frustrated if in a hurry. However, the meals coming out of this two or three person operation are well worth the wait. On a recent...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

They have a nice little bistro style menu with one person serving, bussing etc. Brutally slow. I'd like to say the food is worth the wait but it's not. Been that way for years and they don't seem to care. Very limited wine list

Thank BellyFullmmmm
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Me and a couple girlfriends ate here in May when we were staying in Ottawa at the Andaz for our girls weekend. The lady on the front desk recommended that we try the breakfast at Benny’s Bistro. This is such a little hidden gem. We...More

Thank Vanessa B
Reviewed 1 September 2017

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 30 August 2017

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 22 August 2017

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 21 August 2017

- 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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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