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Solon Bistro & Bar

Bankastraeti 7a, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 562 3232
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (25 reviews)
“fish and chips” (84 reviews)
“curly fries” (35 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, International, Fusion, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bankastraeti 7a, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Casual dinning at its finest, prices within reason. This is a great location on the main strip in downtown Reykjavik. Would recommend the steak sandwich with Bearnaise sauce.

Thank itsamadworldtravel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place for drink or drink, staff were very helpful in great location. Food was delicious and very modern bistro

Thank Ashley K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beware: generous portions! Enjoyed a late lunch on a Sunday. The atmosphere is so lovely, a fun place to people watch, too. Waitstaff was friendly and efficient. I would definitely return.

Thank M S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not to be missed, lovely modern restaurant, great service and atmosphere. I ate Salmon and asked for a side of mash, they couldn’t have been more accommodating and the food was so tasty! My partner had a club sandwich and he said this was also...More

Thank Jones84marsh
Jón S, Owner at Solon Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind remarks. Cheers.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stumbled in hungry after long travels. Late for lunch and early for dinner, so not so crowded, which was pleasant. Had a salad, which was good, but not out of the extraordinary.

Thank Birgit N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok I try not to eat at the same restaurant 2x while traveling so I can try new ones but this place I went back to 3x. I had the steak and potatoes and veg soooo good I had the vegetarian pasta....delicious ( was not...More

Thank Adventure809910
Jón S, Owner at Solon Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind remarks !

Reviewed 9 October 2018

I make it a point to stop in, every trip, for lunch. Great WiFi, good food, and drinks. Great location.

Thank FranW17
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to eat, nice chilled atmosphere, really friendly staff and the food was excellent. Highly recommended.

Thank Kevin M
Jón S, Owner at Solon Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Thank you Kevin for your kind remarks. Jon Sigurdsson, owner

Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Food is expensive everywhere in Reykjavik but the food here was very good and the service was great. It made for a good value. The fish and chips were excellent and my wife loved the eggs benedict.

Thank joelrU5895RY
Jón S, Owner at Solon Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Thank you for your kind remarks and you're welcome again. Cheers. Jon

Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely little place, gorgeous food and friendly staff!! Got the fish and chips it was so good!! Not overpriced either

Thank y0ung_c0uple21
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Questions & Answers
13 December 2017|
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Response from Jón S | Property representative |
We are not open on Dec.24th. However, we are open during Christmas & New Year's as follows: Dec.23rd - 11am - 11pm Dec.24th - closed Dec.25th - 11am - 11pm Dec.31st - 11am - 10pm Jan.1st - 5pm - 10 pm Jan.2nd - 11am... More
4 June 2017|
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Response from Jón S | Property representative |
We are very sorry that you lost your hearing aid but it was not in Solon restaurant. I hope you find them. Take care and good luck. Jon Sigurdsson, owner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$42
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bankastraeti 7a, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 562 3232
  • E-mail
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.
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