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Theatercafeen

#23 of 1,117 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian
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Stortingsgata 24-26, Oslo 0117, Norway
+47 22 82 40 50
Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love places that keep their tradition without being out dated. Could be that Theatercafeen has looked like this for the past 70 years or so, but it still does not feel worn down. It has managed to keep the style and charm. Classic food that does not try to be hip, good! Friendly and efficient service. We ate an... More 

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Thank Survivory
Fuerth, Germany
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Though a bit on the expensive side, the restaurent has an excellent menu. Very attentive staff and excellent food. Reservations recommended: this place is always packed.

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Thank Petra0407
Orlando, Florida
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108 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very beautiful restaurant, with stunning and ornate decor. The location is perfect for theatre dining. I was seated at the long booth that spanned one side of the restaurant and was divided into sections for 1 or 2 people. My individual section was almost like a throne. The hostess who seated me was very polite, but my... More 

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Los Cristianos, Spain
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wanted to have a nice dinner with my wife at the Theatercafeen restaurant. I guess the quite noisy athmosphere is what can be expected from this quite popular place, so no surprise there. What came as a surprise are these issues: Glasses of prosecco as foredrink, white wine for the starter and red-wine for the main course was put on... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We managed to secure a table for 6 at the Theatrecafeen to celebrate a very special occasion on the 3rd of December. My husband ordered a magnum of their house champagne which has always been very good value. We ordered our food however the wine list that was presented to us didn´t have a wine for under Nkr 2000 with... More 

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Thank Caroline2810
Theatercaféen T, Leder  at Theatercafeen, responded to this review

Dear Caroline2810, Thank you for taking time to send us your feedback. We are constantly trying to get better and your comments are valuable to us. We're glad to hear that you were delighted with our kitchen. On the other hand, the situation with the wrong winelist is hopefully based on a misunderstanding. However, we fully understand that you felt... More 

Asker, Norway
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99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Went here for a birthday celebration. This is an iconic place in Oslo, with loads of history. The food was very nice; everything from rain deer to halibut and steak was cooked excellent. The fish was absolutely top notch. The service was good considering the very crowded restaurant. A visit to this classic place should be on everyone's "to visit... More 

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Thank Tomas S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This year the rakfisk, the lutefisk and the service was perfect! I have eaten here every Christmas for the last 5 years, and this was the best so far. The only thing I missed was rice-cream (riskrem) for dessert. I will be back next Christmas!

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Thank Hobiewan
Stavanger, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We had lunch at Theatercafeen and were very satisfied with our visit. The service was great and the variety of food was very good. The interior is great. Nice to see all the photographs of actors and celebrities.

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Thank Berit2011
Chicago, Illinois
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90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is bistro style atmosphere and it was a total delight. The staff was very warm and efficient. It was a lively environment filled with local charm. The food was classic Norwegian fare… but if you lack the adventuresome spirit there were safe options as well. I must admit I was planning to go the safe route… but everyone kept... More 

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Thank jammiee
Asgardstrand, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Crowded before Christmas, difficult to get a table for dinner. Good traditional food, average desserts.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stortingsgata 24-26, Oslo 0117, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 82 40 50
Description
Exuberant and bustling, lively and unique... Theatercafeen is part of Norwegian cultural history and an absolute must for every visitor to Oslo. This legendary Vienna-style café is featured on the New York Times list of the world's ten most famous cafés, and has indisputably been the city's most popular dining and meeting place for over 100 years. Inside the café you can see a unique collection of portrait paintings, all portraying people who are, or have been, regular guests at Theatercafeen. Reservations recommended.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?