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Stortingsgata 24-26, Oslo 0117, Norway
47 22 82 40 50
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Ranked #48 of 933 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: English, Norwegian, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Exuberant and bustling, lively and unique... Theatercafeen is part of Norwegian cultural history and an absolute must for every visitor to Oslo. This legendary Vienna-style café is featured on the New York Times list of the world's ten most famous cafés, and has indisputably been the city's most popular dining and meeting place for over 100 years. Inside the café you can see a unique collection of portrait paintings, all portraying people who are, or have been, regular guests at Theatercafeen. Reservations recommended.
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Bucks County, PA
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177 reviews 177 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We ate dinner here the night we arrived in Oslo and thoroughly enjoyed both the food and the atmosphere. The restaurant is very historic and we enjoyed taking in all the pictures around the room and the ambience of such an old Oslo restaurant. And, as already said, the food did not disappoint.

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London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Let's face it Oslo can be a bit.. boring... You only can dine so many times at restaurants overlooking the waterfront... This wonderful historic restaurant certainly makes a change. The setting is lovely with a beautifully vaulted ceiling and tastefully subdued lighting - the perfect backdrop to some very good cooking. The dishes don't stray too much from the classics... More

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Bergen, Norway
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Last week i was going to the Theatre to see Peer Gynt at the national Theatre in Oslo. AS the performance tok 3,5 hours I thought I would eat dinner at Theatercafeen before the Theatre . I git a very pleasant table, ordered entrecote and a glas of wine. The wine had just arrived together with some bred AS the... More

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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134 reviews 134 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The restaurant is beautiful - elegant, understated and sympathetic to the period building. The service was warm and welcoming but unobtrusive. The food was absolutely delicious and very nicely presented. Our party was seated in a private dining room to the side. It was light and bright, and the glass windows meant that you had privacy without feeling cut off... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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182 reviews 182 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

One of the oldest continuing restaurants in Oslo. It was almost as much fun to hear the waitress' story of the building and the family that owns it as to eat the dinner. The food was all very well prepared, but came out at irregular intervals for our group. We spent a lot of time waiting between courses. I suppose... More

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New Jersey
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146 reviews 146 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is elegance. This place is in the Hotel Continental in the heart of Oslo. It seems like an old grand hotel that one must visit when in Oslo. We had afternoon tea with some snacks and dessert. Everything about it was perfect. The service was friendly and attentive. No one was stuffy, which you could experience in a similar... More

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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Theatercafeen has the full package; Great food with real ingrediences, social and elegant atmosphere and most of all proper service. I like a restaurant with soul and if you are looking for a place that gives you a great feeling not only from the food, then Theatercafeen is a good choice! Love the "smørbrød" choices! Thank you for the experience,... More

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Seattle, Washington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I had one wonderful meal here, the fish of the day, which I think was Artic Char, and whatever came with it. The great thing about this place is the ambiance, but it is expensive! Not too many people dining here, but service was fast and attentive.

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Alessandria, Italy
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

After many years abroad we returned to Oslo and of course immediately went to ahae lunch at Theatercafeen. Unconstesdedly the most elegant café in town and on the level with the best in Europe. For lunch we had their famous open sandwiches. Incredibly expensive but good. For dinner on a sunday night it is near to impossible to find a... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Just next to theater. Very good food nicely served. Norvegians go there before or after the show. The artists are often present. Their pictures hang on the wall. Here you are surrounded by Norvegian elegance.

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