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Solon Bistro

) #55 of 350 Restaurants in Reykjavik €€ - €€€ American, European, Soups
Bankastraeti 7a, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 562 3232
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, European, Soups, Scandinavian, International, Fusion, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Bankastraeti 7a, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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1 - 10 of 679 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

I stopped here with a good feeling. It looked really clean, from the outside it just looked neat and popular without being too crowded. I ordered a beer (Wolf) and the bacon cheeseburger. It was delicious.. they don't do the usual lettuce and tomato stuff...More

Thank MartiniManLondon
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This restaurant has a menu that caters for most tourists. There were a few types of burgers , fish and chips, salads, soups and meals. By luck we had a pleasant table in the sun at the front of the restaurant. There are only a...More

Thank smithnz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't go wrong with the breakfast here. Small menu but they know what they are doing. Friendly staff & prompt service.

Thank Anshul G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This attractive bistro, located on the main shopping street, offers a variety of delicious local dishes, including salmon, whale meat, and lamb dishes. The fresh-caught salmon is out of this world! Even my husband, a confirmed meat man who avoids fish, ordered the salmon several...More

Thank LizattheLake
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just arrived in Iceland and stopped for a bite to eat at Solon Bistro. The service was outstanding, and Juan gave us great tips to explore the local area. The food was good and the atmosphere fun. Highly recommend.

Thank cmcdmc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was nothing special about Solon with fairly standard food catering for the passing trade and a somewhat dark atmosphere. Service was as expected and pricing was a little high for waht was offered. There are better places around.

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Solon Bistro is located on a bustling shopping intersection. Nice staff, reasonable prices, great breakfast and treats. The sidewalk tables are prefect from for relaxing and watching the locals and tourists stroll by. A great place to relax with a cup of your favorite...More

Thank parkerisland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife had the chicken caesar salad, while I got the fish and chips. We both enjoyed our meals. The fish was locally caught and delicious, and I got a generous helping of both fish and fries. While the prices were Icelandic (a bit high),...More

1  Thank Gabriel G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

11 of us had a great dinner here on our first night in Reykjavik. I made a reservation for our group a couple of months in advance after reading good reviews. The email correspondence I had with the restaurant was timely, helpful & cordial. They...More

Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Near the downtown government square stands building that housed the only pharmacy in the city for decades. It is now one of the best restaurants in town. The decor remains and the food is healthy

Thank GordonGlaser
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We were there may 31 and had a fine meal BUT I lost a hearing aid that day. It is very small and has 2 parts, 1 flesh colored amd the other part clear, connected by a thin tube. If you found it please let me know and we will figure out how to get it home. There will be a reward.. I am hoping tho the chances aren't great. Thank you for your time. Barbara Levin 847-328-87806 inthe U.S.
3 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$41
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • 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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