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Theatercafeen

#26 of 1,130 Restaurants in Oslo
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Stortingsgata 24-26, Oslo 0117, Norway
+47 22 82 40 50
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11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Trondheim, Norway
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67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Business dinner for 2 people by drop-in. Very helpful staff. We followed staff recommendations and dot only good food.

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Thank Steinar S
Boca Raton, FL
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a storied restaurant with great food, make a reservation in advance for the Theatercafeen at the Hotel Continental. This felt like a special occasion restaurant, and based on the well-dressed appearances of the patrons, this seemed to popular with persons who live in Oslo.I was there for lunch and had an incredible omelette a la... More 

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Tallahassee
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130 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at this lovely place, and enjoyed excellent service from the competent staff. Prices are high, but Oslo is a shock to the American wallet in every way. The food was quite good, and everyone enjoyed the evening. I was struck by all of the locals of Oslo, dressed in their theater-going finery, enjoying a meal here. If... More 

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Thank Frank W
Oslo, Norway
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere in this place is fantastic and was the high point of our visit. Unfortunately the service was mechanical and uninterested and the food expensive and mediocre in quality according to price. This is my experience for my last 3 visits over a period of a year. Its a popular place and has excisted for decades, but they need... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We came for an early dinner, right after checking-in in hotel Continental. Service was excellent, food choices were good, but we think it was a bit overpriced - 1300 NOK for two people (starter and main course for each, bottle of water and glass of beer). If you are looking for something fancy - you found your place.

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1 review
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We ordered Cheeseburgers. This was a great tastefull burger served with bacon, coleslaw, tomato and french fries.

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Thank Anne Christina B
Brazil
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70 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

What a more than nice place! Photos everywhere of famous visitors. The restaurant is a must go place in this city! Food, absolutely excellent! Wine, from all over the world. More than nice staff and ....what else? Just go and see( taste) it by yourself. Don't forget dessert! LOVELY! Cream Bruleé! Trust me, you won't regret having gone there!

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Thank soluzcwb
Bergen
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Theatercafeen on Stortingsgata is a good and central place for lunch (and dinner). Even with a lot of people visiting you can get a quiet spot for you and your companions. The food and service are excellent. I had fish soup and my wife two (!) sandwiches; shrimps and salmon. And this was more than enough for both of us... More 

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ireland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely food, experienced staff, nice atmosphere, great location. Kids had great burgers, we had lovely fresh fish of the day. Delicious sides to accompany, would recommend.

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San Francisco, California
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74 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

White linen restaurant frequented by politicians. The menu is varied and reasonable considering Oslo is one of the most expensive cities in Scandinavia and Europe. The staff was friendly and service was excellent. The food was delicious as well.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stortingsgata 24-26, Oslo 0117, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 82 40 50
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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