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Solon Bistro

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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is located in the downtown shopping area of Reykjavik and was very good. It serves breakfast until 2:00 (along with lunch) so we had Fish and Chips, French Toast and an omelette. All were excellent - my omelette was the best I've ever...More

Thank DebL457
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited as s party of 6 adults. Thoroughly enjoyed our brunch, pancakes / waffles / omelettes . Very well made and tasted equally good.

Thank Elizabeth N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the Reykjavik high street, Solon offers excellent people watching (if you luck into a table near the window) and pub classics in addition to a few Iceland-only options like peppered minke whale. They brought the wrong main for one of the three in our...More

Thank James_YLB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had been walking around Reykjovik and descended upon this little gem. Great service. Great beer!

Thank alwazlayt
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the scallops small plate as my meal and it was one of the best meals on my whole two week vacation. Others in my group really enjoyed their meals, too. Our waitress Isabella was also memorable - very friendly and prompt.

Thank MLGinFM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had both lunch (burger) and dinner ( salted cod) Dinner was perfect, best cod we had in Iceland Correct price in an expencive country Located in the main shopping area of town in an well decorated and cosy building Friendly staff Relaxed feeling

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like most restaurants in this town, the food and beverage prices are high by US standards, but they are in line with other similar establishments. The burgers and fries exceeded expectations. The meat soup was outstanding. Service was excellent. There is outdoor sating during the...More

Thank MrJoelB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Solon Bistro on Bankastraeti (a main tourist thoroughfare) is an excellent place for lunch or casual dinner. The restaurant, housed in an older building, is charming and tastefully appointed. The menu is varied and offers items for every palate (menu is available on line)....More

Thank John D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were having a late dinner (10PM ish) and ordered a couple of the Solon Special burgers, quite delicious on the menu, quite expensive for a burger, bistro burgers in Reykjavík tend to be worth it. This time around we were very disappointed. The burgers...More

Thank Thorbjorg S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Solon twice for dinner and not disappointed on either occasion, nor indeed was I on my previous visits last year. The food is delicious and for the price you pay you do receive a lot on your plate. We had fish and chips...More

Thank Durhamguy
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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$43
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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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