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#73 of 1,127 Restaurants in Oslo
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Balchens gate 5, Oslo 0265, Norway
+47 22 12 93 80
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Lyon, France
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While my first course was a delicatessen (roasted crayfish tails) the second started - a creamy shellfish soup- was too salty. The main course was fried cod with bacon, mashed potatoes flavored with truffle red wine sauce. The cod was a bit chewy and gave me the impression that the fish was overcooked. As a desert we had a very... More 

Thank eloilevermil
Oslo, Norway
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

This is the place to go if you want an excellent meal in an elegant atmosphere. No noisy music, balanced menu. Best scallops I have ever had.

Thank Kjersti G
West Hollywood, California
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Six people all looking forward to a great Christmas Friday night and not disappointed. What a lovely place with comfort and style. The food was good overall but a touch more care with the cooking of the duck as it was very rubbery. We all agreed that the service was some of the best we had had in Norway which... More 

Thank GetMyFood
Fornebu, Norway
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267 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

With an exceptional service and very good space between the tables, you will enjoy the evening in this restaurant. You will be served high quality food and have much to choose from the menu. We had a 4 course Chefs Christmas menu and we all loved it, two different fish / sea food as starters and the duck glazed with... More 

Thank Jan Gunnar B
Drobak, Norway
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Skal man ha et ekstragavant måltid må man gå hit. Ønsker man bare en god hovedrett med litt drikke bør man gå hit. Maten, servicen og imøtekommenheten er utrolig bra. Lars Erik Underthun og hans folk kan virkelig lage god mat. Hvis du ønsker vinmeny blir det enda bedre! If you want an extravagant meal visit this restaurant. If you... More 

Thank dfredrik
Santa Monica, California
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157 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Perhaps we were there on an off-night. There was only one other couple in the place. Admittedly, we were there in early July, and they were closing for the summer break in the next few days. The food was good, but nothing special.

Thank doclewk
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by the concierge at our excellent hotel. He undersold it a bit as being good but not currently trendy. The menu on the website looked okay so I asked him to book a table for two. Well, the chef said hello before service, the courses were well-presented and beautifully cooked. The freshness of the ingredients... More 

Thank cmasb
Oslo, Norway
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Consistent quality, friendliness, professionalism, atmosphere and superb food since 1986. Another celebration with friends, and again a superb evening with the establishment's principal menu and accompanying wine meny. All well prepared/well selected and in ample quantities. Courteous and professional staff. All was pure enjoyment.

Thank Boomerang60
Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

I have been here several times and the food and service is always at the highest quality. The environment is stylish, formal and relaxed at the same time. The experience is always very personal. Especially the chef Vinay was professional and friendly in his way of presenting the food. After having traveled basically the whole world this is one of... More 

Thank globetrotter21664
Oslo, Norway
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59 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

I had the full menu with wine paring. All the food was well prepared and the wine paired well. The restaurant was half full this day but is still had a kind of warm feel to it. Friendly experienced staff.

Thank WinStarT

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$107 - US$107
French, European, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Balchens gate 5, Oslo 0265, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 12 93 80
Feinschmecker is one of the best known restaurants in the capital city, ranked among the top in Oslo since it opened in 1990. Yet its doors are open to all. Guests receive a warm welcome, whether it be for a gourmet meal or just for a glass of wine. Feinschmecker also welcomes parties and caters for a variety of events! You and your guests can start the evening with a visit to the wine cellar, move up to the kitchen and then end with a meal in the restaurant's chambre separée.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?