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“Great atmosphere!”
Review of Theatercafeen

Theatercafeen
Ranked #24 of 1,482 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Norwegian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere!”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

I had a three course dinner at Theatercaféen and everything was cooked really well, tasted good and presented nicely. The only thing they could improve was the wine list: not the best and biggest selection but ok. The service was very good, proactive and professional.

For being in Oslo it was normally priced so I can definitely see myself return for another dinner.

  • Visited December 2012
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Stavern, Norway
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Historical restaurant in Oslo”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

We visited the restaurant for lunch. It is always a nice place to be. The chairs are hard and awful, but it is always an experience to go there. Had the duck confit for lunch. It was excellent.

Visited December 2012
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Siena, Italy
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent food, service, and history”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

Top notch and still keeps the feel you could visit every day. Highly recommended! Service is excellent, even when busy.

Visited October 2012
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“A must in Oslo”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

I have been here 15 years ago and I had now the same feeling of being in an old traditional establishment keeping the vitality of excellent old wine. The food was very good, only the creme brûlée was too sweet for my taste. Service was excellent and friendly and atmosphere on a Thursday evening was like in a great party!

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Copenhagen
Level 6 Contributor
256 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
“very nice historic restaurant”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Located right in the centre of oslo - this place stays open until 11pm . Not usual in oslo, so nice to be able to have a late night snack. Nice Lunch with jazz music played by a piano player on the balcony. Food nice but not exceptional. A bit cold and bland without flavour to be honest

Visited November 2012
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