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City Bistro

$$ - $$$
Scandinavian, International, European, Norwegian
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Madlaveien 18, Stavanger 4008, Norway
+47 51 53 95 70
18:00 - 02:00
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 02:00
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We were two couples out for a pre christmas dinner. We expected a fun and relaxing evening. But thanks to a really bad waitress, we actually left after the main course, instead of having dessert and drinks. Yes, the food was good, as expected. We received our first drink and ordered dinner, also as expected. BUT, after dinner was served... More 

Thank Stephen S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We called at the last minute but the owner was very obliging to my colleague and accommodated our party ( 8 in total) even though they were extremely busy that particular evening The food was first class. The service was very good. And for the first time after many attempts over the past years I actually tasted a good version... More 

Thank Charles S
Sandnes, Norway
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81 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Celebrated my father's birthday here. Had seafood soup for apetizer, and fish as my main course. Others had steak. Everything was delicious, the portions generous and the service was excellent. Do visit and eat here if you get the chance, you will not regret it!

Thank Andrea M
Stavanger, Norway
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

The only place you find real food,real drinks and real service in a reasonable price. I have been there so many times...meet comes from hunter somewhere in the middle Norway and from Lofoten islands! The manager there is the only persob i would trust to pick a wine for me. Real restaurant in very nice building with amazing decoration. 5... More 

Thank Padila176
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97 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Dined here with a group of 15 people, and I have nothing but good things to say about the food and service. Great place for larger groups due to the fact that you get "your own room". The food was very good, and the staff was very nice, and they provided great service.

Thank Ole-Gunnar R
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

The food and service are great. The restaurant room is nice. It is quite expensive but anyway in line with Stavanger Standards

Thank Dario D
Vancouver, Canada
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83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2013

This place is 2 kms from downtown Stavanger, in an old 3 story house. For the x-mas season(2013) they sell about 11 metric tonnes of their own lutefisk. Even lutefisk haters will have to acknowledge this place makes it exceptional well. The place is not exceptional fancy nor is the clientale, service can be better the aquavitae selection is missing... More 

Thank 2Seasoned-Traveller
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52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2013

For the third year in a row we had the annual christmas party at City Bistro, this year we were 13 in total. First of all the service was just excellent (in the bar and at the table). I had Gunnar's lutefisk of course and it was delicious, it was almost as good as the one my father makes. I... More 

Thank palvs
Stavanger, Norway
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2013

Had the pleasure of eating the well renowned lutefisk at City Bistro. It was as tasty as I had hoped for. Enough food and Akevitt! Will return.

Thank Fpeck
Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2012

Had a nice 3 course dinner from the menu there. Selection was limited, but the various dishes we got was good. We had a good wine from the menu as well. It generally took a bit long I think and I also think, that a couple of dishes could have been a bit sharper with respect to taste. So even... More 

Thank GroningenCopenhagen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$118
Scandinavian, International, European, Norwegian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Madlaveien 18, Stavanger 4008, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  Rogaland  >  Stavanger Municipality  >  Stavanger
  • Phone Number: +47 51 53 95 70

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?