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#20 of 1,101 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
French, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options
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Stortingsgata 24-26, Oslo 0117, Norway
+47 22 82 40 50
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is bistro style atmosphere and it was a total delight. The staff was very warm and efficient. It was a lively environment filled with local charm. The food was classic Norwegian fare… but if you lack the adventuresome spirit there were safe options as well. I must admit I was planning to go the safe route… but everyone kept... More 

Thank jammiee
Asgardstrand, Norway
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Crowded before Christmas, difficult to get a table for dinner. Good traditional food, average desserts.

Thank Captain_KJ
Oslo, Norway
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good service. Nice staff that made you feel welcome. Very nice and old historic place. Had eggs royal, very good food. The burger sandwich was also good, but looked a bit boring.

Thank eidmon
Oslo, Norway
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the more classical restaurants in Oslo and is well worth the visit. We had the pre-Christmas classic lutefisk and the meal was great. The reason I take one star off was the dessert. There was something that looked like ice cream in it that tasted more like butter and it did not go well with the... More 

Thank kyrretamber
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you are well dressed or you will get some very odd looks. If that's ok with you, then you can enjoy the great food and drinks on offer

Thank PetieB
London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here several times over the years and the theatercafe has never failed to impress. The interior is truly elegant, lovely classic décor, wonderful classic scandinavian dishes, attentive service and very elegant clientèle. A must in Oslo.

Thank stephen g
Helsinki, Finland
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Vert good place for business dinner, service is relaxed and still very polite. Food is exellent you can choose variation from menu even for bigger groups.

Thank Eatandjudge
Treviso, Italy
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81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

great hospitality even in a special evening plenty of celebrities, artistis, singers.... service was great, food very good more international than typical Norvegian Cuisine.. I suggest it for a business dinner or for a dinner with friends. Good, friendlly relaxing envoironnement

Thank monica g
New York
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127 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Charming room with lots of period detail, excellent attentive & friendly service, great food. We had dishes ranging from reindeer to turbo and more -- and each were delicious. Recommend!

Thank HuntleyNewYork
Bergen, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Theatercafe has a unique atmosphere that makes you feel like you entered the set of Mad Men only with an updated and modern vibe to it. The service is very correct, but also friendly and laid-back. What I like the most about this restaurant is that even though it has been an institution in Oslo for over a decade,... More 

Thank bergentraveller2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?