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#63 of 1,049 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
French, European, Norwegian, Gluten Free
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Balchens gate 5, Oslo 0265, Norway
+47 22129380
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by the concierge at our excellent hotel. He undersold it a bit as being good but not currently trendy. The menu on the website looked okay so I asked him to book a table for two. Well, the chef said hello before service, the courses were well-presented and beautifully cooked. The freshness of the ingredients... More 

Thank cmasb
Oslo, Norway
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Consistent quality, friendliness, professionalism, atmosphere and superb food since 1986. Another celebration with friends, and again a superb evening with the establishment's principal menu and accompanying wine meny. All well prepared/well selected and in ample quantities. Courteous and professional staff. All was pure enjoyment.

Thank Boomerang60
Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

I have been here several times and the food and service is always at the highest quality. The environment is stylish, formal and relaxed at the same time. The experience is always very personal. Especially the chef Vinay was professional and friendly in his way of presenting the food. After having traveled basically the whole world this is one of... More 

Thank globetrotter21664
Oslo, Norway
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48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

I had the full menu with wine paring. All the food was well prepared and the wine paired well. The restaurant was half full this day but is still had a kind of warm feel to it. Friendly experienced staff.

Thank WinStarT
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

Great food, great staff and wonderdul wine! I would strongly recommend this restaurant when visiting Oslo. Thanx a lot to Ida and Victoria for the great service

Thank Richard K
Oslo, Norway
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

This restaurant is really worth a visit. The decor is maybe a bit old fashioned, but the food and the service... Wow! We went for a full menu and did not regret it. All the dishes were wonderfully presented and consisted of really great taste combinations. The wine package was beautifully balanced to each dish. This restaurant used to have... More 

Thank OleAnton
Oslo, Norway
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37 reviews
16 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.

Thank Alvestad
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

Thank AuroraBorealises
New York City, New York
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Oslo, Norway
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77 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$106 - $106
French, European, Norwegian, Gluten Free
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Balchens gate 5, Oslo 0265, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22129380
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?