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Feinschmecker

#68 of 1,131 Restaurants in Oslo
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Balchens gate 5, Oslo 0265, Norway
+47 22129380
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Feinschmecker is one of the best known restaurants in the capital city,...
Feinschmecker is one of the best known restaurants in the capital city, ranked among the top in Oslo since it opened in 1990. Yet its doors are open to all. Guests receive a warm welcome, whether it be for a gourmet meal or just for a glass of wine. Feinschmecker also welcomes parties and caters for a variety of events! You and your guests can start the evening with a visit to the wine cellar, move up to the kitchen and then end with a meal in the restaurant's chambre separée.
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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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One of Oslos' classical fine dining restaurants. Excellent food and service. It is being frequently used for business dinners.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
Alvestad
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Oslo, Norway
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Oslo, Norway
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

One of Oslos' classical fine dining restaurants. Excellent food and service. It is being frequently used for business dinners.

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Thank Alvestad
Norway
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Feinschmecker is like a good old friend; dependable and with a penchant for pleasant surprises. Service is always good, but this time it was exceptional - as was the food and wine. We went for the eponymous menu which was sublime. It ain't cheap, but all seven courses were great, but the fried foie gras with rasperries(!), the turbot and... More 

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Thank AuroraBorealises
New York City, New York
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The dinner and service at Feinschmecker was amazing. The server did an excellent job pairing wine with our dishes. I was also really impressed with their use of vegetables. We ate there on our first night of Norway, and it was a great meal that kicked off a great trip!

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1 Thank ChicagoTraveller15
Oslo, Norway
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75 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Based on the prices I did suspect this place to have a stuck-up atmosphere with arrogant waiters. Boy was I wrong. It's been ages since last time the staff were this pleasant. Very warm and welcoming and the atmosphere was super relaxed and informal. Overall it was a very plesant experience. I was a bit worried about the prices as... More 

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Thank Lanfear23
Oslo, Norway
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108 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We booked the restaurant for a party of 13 in July. In advance we discussed food and wine with the Chef Vinay and chose a menu that we thought everyone would enjoy. This was a really enjoyable evening. The service could not have been better from arrival to departure. The waiters were attentive, discrete and helpful. The food was everything... More 

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Thank SORCEL
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97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

One of the first high-class restaurants in Oslo, and still is. Nice food presented with care. Both service personnel and chefs provide excellent service and food.

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Thank Stig K
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Very enjoyable evening with work colleagues. Food was impeccable as were the matched wines. My favourite on the menu was the passion fruit chocolate ball for desert with the matched desert wine.

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Thank Craig B
Oslo
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is probably one of the best restaurants in Norway, headed by the ultimate chef and owner, Mr Underthun, a must to visit when in Oslo !

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Thank annikaOslo
Stavanger Municipality, Norway
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The food at Feinschmecker was more than excellent and the service even better. The wine that was served with the food was a match made in heaven and it complimented the food quite good.

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Thank Madeleine N
Oslo, Norway
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73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Feinschmecker lost its Michelin star last year and one might understand why. Not that the food isnt great or the staff attentive and competent. But it just seemed a bit unformal and ordinary. The restaurant is quite large to be a fine dining restaurant and that did show on the service and execution of the dishes. Definately great food and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Balchens gate 5, Oslo 0265, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22129380

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 105 - 105
  • Cuisine: French

Description

Feinschmecker is one of the best known restaurants in the capital city, ranked among the top in Oslo since it opened in 1990. Yet its doors are open to all. Guests receive a warm welcome, whether it be for a gourmet meal or just for a glass of wine. Feinschmecker also welcomes parties and caters for a variety of events! You and your guests can start the evening with a visit to the wine cellar, move up to the kitchen and then end with a meal in the restaurant's chambre separée.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?