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“Outstanding”
Review of Palace Grill

Palace Grill
Ranked #107 of 1,567 Restaurants in Oslo
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Very popular outdoor backyard with a unique atmosphere. Thursday-Saturday the backyard turns into a nightclub with dancing and a good party atmosphere. Outdoor concerts during summer. Indoor concerts at the bar all year.
Reviewed November 14, 2011

If you're looking for wow factor in your food this is the place. 10 courses of simply exceptional food. I went with a group of clients who world travellers in the oil business. We all concluded it was the best restaurant experience ever, no mean feat with this group. The wine pairings provided perfect balance and harmony with the food. Go early, we arrived at 5 on a Tuesday and just got in. The atmosphere is intimate but fun. The hostess is charming, knowledgeable and playful.
Oh, and by the way, expect to pay top prices in one of the most expensive cities in the world.

Date of visit: October 2011
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1  Thank Buzby66
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

Some colleagues of ours had told me and my friend what an amazing restaurant this is whilst we were having a drink in the bar next door. They´d also warned us that you can´t book a table and you can´t order off the menu! So arrive at or just before 5pm when it opens and get your name down on the list. I would never have known about this place had I not been told about it by colleagues, the restaurant is small and dark and has assorted jars around the room containing everything from a preserved snake to Barbie!

There is only one waitress, but then there is only about 30 covers, and she is amazing. She is very informal, and will sit down and stroke your arm whilst you order, she also really knows her stuff and was really helpful in choosing wines that would compliment the food, but not break the bank!

The food was served over 6 hours which seems a long time for dinner, but its 10 courses and it was really nice to relax over dinner and although I was very full at the end, I wasn´t so full I couldn´t finish! But, wow, the food was amazing, possibly the best meal I´ve ever had. The menu changes frequently, depending on the season and the desire of the chef, and you can see the kitchen in action. We had predominantly fish and seafood (5 dishes), including oysters, lobster and halibut, then one meat, one poultry, a slush (to cleanse the palate) cheese and dessert.

It isn´t cheap and expect to pay the best part of 200 GBP for food and wine, my colleague and I were quite conservative with the wine and only had two bottles, it would´ve been easy to drink more, but we may have ruined our enjoyment of the meal. But it is worth every penny and I would thoroughly recommend this if you love food, can justify the expense and want to have a very unique dinner in Oslo

Date of visit: March 2011
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Reviewed July 15, 2011

There's a set 11-course menu, basted on the best raw ingredients to be found on that particular day, and the chef's whims. Every little course is a small sensation in itself, and if you let the waiter select the wine for you, you are guaranteed a great culinary experience! You'll also become rather inebriated. The waiter is also a strong believer in the personal touch, and literally hugs you and asks if you enjoyed the meal. Not cheap, but definitely the place to go for a special occation!

Date of visit: December 2010
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Thank siriramsay
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Reviewed July 15, 2011

This place serves fabulous food, one of the best restaurant experiences in my life, really. The atmosphere is not exactly what you would expect of this kind of gourmet restaurants. First, you can’t book a table, even if they probably don’t have more than 20 seats. You can’t choose your dishes either, since it’s a 10 courses fixed menu. The service is professional and the waitress knows very well her stuff, but she is informal, to say the least (in a friendly way though). At the end of the service she seemed almost as drunk as the guests, but it gave the place an cheerful and relaxed atmosphere.
The evening I ate there food was incredible from the first to the last course, with a good balance of fish and meat courses. Raw ingredients are the best you can find in Norway, including trufle, foie gras, exclusive seafood… All in all we spent 6 hours eating and drinking so I would keep this restaurant for special occasions (it’s not exactly cheap either, 1150 kr/person without wine).

Date of visit: February 2011
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Reviewed June 29, 2011

Fantastic menu of 10 courses, adjusted to the seasonal availability of different kinds of food. No matter what they serve you, they make it a fantastic experience. Try the full wine menu if your wallet allows, it too is impeccable.

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1  Thank BeM07
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