We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Solon Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Bankastraeti 7a, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 562 3232
11:00 - 23:55
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:55
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

789 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 658: English reviews
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was our last day and had looked at this menu several times on our walks around, so decided to go in and eat. We ordered the fish & chips and crusted salmon. Both meals were lovely, and generous portions. For dessert we had the Caramel Apple Tart and Hot Lava Cake (hot chocolate cake with a chocolate goey centre)... More 

Thank 1111travellers
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We've been here 2x now. The food is good with lots of options. Plus,they have happy hour which is great when in Iceland since everything is so expensive.

Thank Matthew B
Level Contributor
54 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here twice during our stay, for some lunch/cake/coffee/curly fries! The staff were lovely and friendly, and very attentive. Lovely fresh food - tried cakes, sandwiches burgers, soup, and coffee - all delicious- fussy daughter loved the chicken wings and curly fries and the French chocolate cake! Would recommend for any time of the day!

Thank bluecat115
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
321 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had walked past this place during our first wander around town and ended up coming back to it again later. That proved to be a bi of a schoolboy error because we missed happy hour and, once you've been in Reykjavic more than a day, you realise that happy hour is very...very important. My wife had a Club Sandwich... More 

Thank BigCol63
Level Contributor
102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered the lamb soup, which was made of the bone and spices that gave the hot broth consistency. The pieces of lamb were cooked so tenderly that you didnt need to chew more than four times yet it was redish in the middle. NOT OVERCOOKED at all. just the right amount! It came with bread and a dip that... More 

Thank prosignia300
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the whale and a black death. Everyone had a great meal. Highly recommended....waitress was fantastic.

Thank David H
Odder, Denmark
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a monday evening - the day before returning to Denmark. After trying to choose a suitable place after a long day on the streets, we were drawn in by the posh exterior and were not disappointed.. The interior was just as nice. Nice and friendly waiters - so far so good. Drinks came pretty fast - Icelandic... More 

Thank mhaugaard2017
Jón S, Owner at Solon Bistro, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear about your experience which seldom happens at Solon Bistro. If you want to write to me then email to solon@solon.is Thank you. Jon More 

Brooklyn, New York
Level Contributor
89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot.....nice to eat and people watch! I had the french toast.....and they serve "American pancakes". Went for dinner with a group and had the salmon...very delicious!

Thank Jen-jer75
Swansea Bay, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
198 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first place we went to eat in Reykjavik and it was probably the best one too. The food was fresh and tasty and the staff were lovely. It was bright and airy with big windows - it felt like it was an old bank from before the financial crisis - but I have no evidence for this.... More 

Thank D W
Palo Alto, California
Level Contributor
26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a chicken salad that was delicious. A whole breast, fried prosciutto & yummy dressing. And tomato soup, which was fairly basic but very tasty. Spent around $50. Best salad so far in Reykjavik.

Thank Paul A

Travellers who viewed Solon Bistro also viewed

Reykjavik, Capital Region
Reykjavik, Capital Region
Reykjavik, Capital Region

Been to Solon Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
American, European, Soups, Scandinavian, International, Fusion, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:55
11:00 - 23:55
11:00 - 23:55
11:00 - 23:55
11:00 - 23:55
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bankastraeti 7a, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 562 3232
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Solon Bistro and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Solon Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?