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Theatercaféen, Oslo,

Theatercaféen

4.5
4.5
21 Reviews
$30 and under
European
Theatercaféen has been one of Oslo’s most popular places to eat and meet for more than 100 years. You will feel at home in our unique and lively atmosphere. This is a relaxed place, equally appropriate for drinking a glass of wine or for dining. Our chambre séparée or private room seats up to 36 people and is a perfect venue for smaller events. Our bar counter provides a pleasant option if you are on your own.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    European, International, Nordic

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    22 82 40 50

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Stig Drageide

  • Private party facilities

    We have an elegant private dining room which can accommodate 10-36 guests for lunch or dinner, or 50 guests for receptions. Ideal if you want to enjoy our unique ambience in your own private room. Please contact us direclty to reserve our chambre séparée.

  • Private party contact

    bord@hotelcontinental.no: 22 82 40 50

  • Neighborhood

    Oslo

  • Parking details

    We offer valet service, however, you can find parking lots in the area as well as public street parking.

  • Public transit

    Nationaltheatret. You can access this station by buss, underground, tram and train.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 21 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place and a perfect spot for a Norwegian experience!
  2. JL

    JanetL

    Las Vegas

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun lively great spot
  3. R

    Ricci

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Vegetables with main course served cold Rather an expensive meal
  4. L

    Larry

    Los Angeles

    288 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    288 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    This restaurant is an institution in Oslo. It has been there around a century and feels like the perfect movie set for a picture circa 1899. It was a nice way to kick off our Norway trip.
  5. MB

    MiaB2020

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food is very good, like a good French bistro although it is very expensive (like much of Oslo). The cheese and charcuterie platter (at ($25) is enough to feed you as a meal. By the time we finished the the apps and steak tartare no one was hungry for a main so do not order all at once. The atmosphere is relaxed so drink and take you time and avoid ordering too much. My only less than ideal experience of the evening is the waiter (hasse) insisting everyone try the local Aquavit. Which I did not like and yet we were all charged $15 a glass whether we drank it or not. I mentioned that i did not like it and he did not take it off the bill. It left an unfortunate taste in my mouth (figuratively and literally) and so do not take staff recommendations because even if you do not like it, or eat/drink it, you will still pay for it. Order what you like and want and not what they are pushing you to order.
  6. EJ

    EliseJ

    Key West

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We found the menu inventive and many food combinations exciting and different. Pricing was reasonable for Norway and considering the food quality. A lively ambience with a good mix of diners, both business people and local as well as a few tourists. A chef who clearly understands fresh food and creative seasoning. A true winner.
  7. j

    jani

    Berlin

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful oysters and beef fillet, nice upmarket wines by the glass. Splendid Art Deco interior. Such a pleasure!
  8. MS

    MargeryS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food, excellent service, attractive table setting. Recommend as an historic restaurant.
  9. RL

    RichardL

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Elegant and traditional service in a large room. We all ordered fish(halibut or salmon). The fish was well prepared and very tasty.
  10. LV

    LauraV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great place, last evening of our holiday (we’re from Holland). Good food, very hospitable Hungarian waitress!
  11. W

    Wild

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I had duck confit, which I liked a lot. My wife had the risotto, which she didn’t enjoy, or eat much of, because they poured a lot of olive oil on top. Maybe this is risotto to someone, but I’ve never seen it prepared that way. Drinks were all good.
  12. D

    Denae

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  13. MG

    MarianaG

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first dinner in Oslo and Theatercafèen proved to be perfect. The restaurant’s atmosphere was very chic and classy. The service was impeccable. We had salmon tarts, fish soup, oysters and steak tartare.Everything was delicious. We will definitely come back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very nice, great food
  15. f

    federicon

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Locale elegante e storico in un bellissimo ambiente, servizio gentilissimo e puntuale. Cibo molto buono e prezzi buoni tenuto conto che siamo nella capitale più cara d'Europa.
  16. JH

    JulieH

    Surrey

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delightful
  17. JA

    JonArni

    Munich

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is a great place in the City of Oslo, nice service and food is has alway's been great. Good choice of wine..
  18. K

    Karrijini

    Norway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service, old fashioned-cute decoration making you feel in the 1940’s with taste and style, beautiful food... a great evening !
  19. U

    User2020

    Norway

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best scallops, excellent fillet, expected professional service
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is a wonderful place, the setting takes us back to the times of the "Belle Epoque" the food is excellent and the service very professional and pleasant. I highly recommend it. Remember to book.
  21. DB

    DavidB

    Norway

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's a lovely place and the food was immaculately presented Was a great place to end our Stockholm and Oslo tour

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Theatercaféen is rated 4.5 stars by 21 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Oslo

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    European, International, Nordic

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer valet service, however, you can find parking lots in the area as well as public street parking.

  • Public transit

    Nationaltheatret. You can access this station by buss, underground, tram and train.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Stig Drageide

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    22 82 40 50

  • Private party facilities

    We have an elegant private dining room which can accommodate 10-36 guests for lunch or dinner, or 50 guests for receptions. Ideal if you want to enjoy our unique ambience in your own private room. Please contact us direclty to reserve our chambre séparée.

  • Private party contact

    bord@hotelcontinental.no: 22 82 40 50

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