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#37 of 1,225 Restaurants in Oslo
$$$$French, European,
Balchens gate 5, Oslo 0265, Norway
+47 22 12 93 80
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“turbot” (7 reviews)
“chef's menu” (4 reviews)
“foie gras” (3 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
French, European, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Balchens gate 5, Oslo 0265, Norway
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1 - 10 of 68 reviews

Reviewed 3 November 2017

Excellent use of seasonal ingredients, attentive and knowledgeable staff and lovely ambience. A great place for business or pleasure (or both!!).

Thank SisselG_63
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Does a splendid job with service, food and wine. Good space between tables and nice surroundings with neutral colors. A great Frogner place.

Thank Morits S
Reviewed 26 July 2017

They sent written confirmation of our reservation. When we turned up, they were closed. They had my phone number and email address for the reservation but made no attempt to notify me. We're also out return cab fare, which isn't cheap in Oslo. Overall, a...More

Thank Gibberisher
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We were a party of three without a foodie background. We were blown away by the chef's menu. 7 courses of melt in your mouth, subtle flavors and presentation. The chef is rated # 1 in Oslo. The other patrons were upmarket Norwegian. The location...More

1  Thank Sheila W
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Small, intimate restaurant, very cozy and warm. Excellent service from everyone. We decided to go with the "Chef's Choice," which was a 7-course meal. Each dish was beautifully presented and served, and the quantities were perfect. We were not hurried and spent almost 3 hours...More

1  Thank Butternut1017
Reviewed 29 April 2017

The menu changes every now and then, so go here with an open mind (or check their webpage in advance). We went here a few months ago and had a terrific, but laid back experience. The female server was very professional and let us take...More

Thank Onthegofromthesnow
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic evening, the best food and wines, served in a very relaxed and fresh designed restaurant. It's owned by one of the best master chefs in Norway , Lars Erik Underthun. We will strongly recommend this restaurant in Oslo.

Thank reataurants
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

I like innovation in cooking if it works. Often alas, it does not, especially when pairing food with wine. Last night I enjoyed a first-class meal that eschewed modern wizardry, high numbers of ingredients per dish and overly sweet sauces and instead let the ultra-high...More

Thank LouisLaloop
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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...More

Thank eloilevermil
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$110 - US$110
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Balchens gate 5, Oslo 0265, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 12 93 80
  • E-mail
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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