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Review of Vognmand Nilsen Restaurant - CLOSED

Vognmand Nilsen Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $38
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Norwegian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed May 28, 2012

the food is good - but not great
the menu is ok - but not a lot of changes
the service is good - but not really
the place is nice - not fantastic
after a visit you have been given an average experience

1  Thank Monica S
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

Good value for money and a great central location in Oslo.
They change their 3-5 set course set menu every week and offer flexibility for customers to pick and choose as they like. The 5 course set menu is priced at 495NOK and for another 495 NOK they include the wine package. The quality of both food and wine is comparable to other more expensive alternatives.
A good alternative for couples and friends

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1  Thank Gjeddefett
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Reviewed February 15, 2012

When you rate a place like Vognmand Nilsen, you have to rate it for what it tries to be. I talked extensively with my girlfriend about this whilst we were eating there. Imagine you're eating at a pizza place. The pizza tastes great and you give it 5 out of 6 stars. Now imagine you're eating at Vognmand Nilsen. The food tastes great, even better than the pizza, but it's really not competing against a pizza place - it's competing against other fine dining restaurants. So you can't really give it 5 out of 6 starts.

Therefore: As a fine dining restaurant, Vognmand Nilsen really doesn't compare to the other places out there. The food tastes bland, without any rich taste. The servers are short, not too amiable and the presentation is impersonal. The wine list is lacking in all regards, and doesn't even state the year of the individual wines.

In short, Oslo has better places on offer.

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2  Thank Stormen
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Reviewed December 10, 2011

I have been visiting this restaurant 4 times this year. The ambience is warm and welcoming. The staff recognize me, and greet me in a friendly way. The food is simple, but delicious, and the recommended wines excellent - every time. The service is warm, but professional, even in busy december. The facility is located off the main streets in easten Oslo, so dining on the front terrace during the summer seasons is always a good option.

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1  Thank Ewa N
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Reviewed November 6, 2011

Booked for a party of 13. 3 course dinner, nothing much to talk about. Ok service, but you get the feeling that they want everything to go quickly.

High prices for the simplest wines, but ok for the more expensive ones.

Standard coffee was served without being asked.

So kind of a disappointment compared to 2 years earlier.

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Thank yef70
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