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Benji's French Basque Restaurant

4001 Rosedale Hwy, 4001 Rosedale Hwy, 93308-6130, Bakersfield, California, Bakersfield, CA 93308-6130
+1 661-328-0400
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“rack of lamb” (12 reviews)
“tongue” (25 reviews)
“french fries” (19 reviews)
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4001 Rosedale Hwy, 4001 Rosedale Hwy, 93308-6130, Bakersfield, California, Bakersfield, CA 93308-6130
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I ate here with another couple. Even though it was busy, the server stayed on top of things. Everything was tasty and sufficiently garlicky. A good meal.

Thank FairwayFound
Reviewed 23 November 2017

My husband and I are small eaters, so the setup (everything except an entree) would have been sufficient for us. My favorite was the pickled tongue.

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were visiting a sick friend in Bakersfield and asked him if there was a good place for dinner. He suggested Benji’s. Basque food was new to us, but we were pleasantly surprised. Everything was served family style. Soup,salad,tongue?,salsa,pinto beans and an...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Our first trip to Bakersfield and wanted to try Basque food. Benji's was super. We had rack of lamb, it came with salad potatoes, beans and soup. The hot sauce was used on all! Everything was very tasty and plentiful. Servers was friendly and very...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I was the recipient of an email thread a few months back raving about this place. So I had put it on my list of places to eat when we were in town (we live 60 miles away so it's not like we would just...More

Thank al g
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Our waitress was sweet, but It was not the traditional family style basque restaurant. They brought one thing at a time and you had to wait in between items. The salmon was way overcooked and was smothered in a sweet cream sauce. I sent it...More

Thank projectmgr2016
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This is the third Basque restaurant that I have visited in the Bakersfield area. This each with slightly different Basque offerings. I heard mixed reviews from friends and co-workers, it I was glad to finally try it for myself. I will definitely return. The staff...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Went with my boyfriend for lunch, had the rack of lamb. It was great that sauce with the potatoes. Then the set up, soup, beans and salsa. Service was very good. I always enjoy myself, whether for lunch or dinner.

Thank mperez22016
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Good seating around long tables, served family style. Great Basque food and good service, even for groups

Thank J8922ZWjackg
Reviewed 1 July 2017

The expectations were higher and it was a let down this time. I have been to this restaurant several times when traveling through town, in the last ten years. Sometimes with family, once by myself. We have noticed a decline in the quality of the...More

Thank 452gabriellet
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Terry E
23 August 2017|
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Response from travelnfoody | Reviewed this property |
Definitely advisable to call for reservations for a small or large group.
1 May 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4001 Rosedale Hwy, 4001 Rosedale Hwy, 93308-6130, Bakersfield, California, Bakersfield, CA 93308-6130
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: +1 661-328-0400
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