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“Excellent food, service and atmosphere”
Review of Engebret Cafe

Engebret Cafe
Ranked #45 of 1,614 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 11 - USD 39
Cuisines: Deli, Seafood, Norwegian, Scandinavian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: The restaurant Guests enter the low corner building originating from the 1700's, Oslo's oldest restaurant, where staff and guests could celebrate Engebret Cafe's 150th anniversary in 2007. When it opened, the restaurant was located right opposite the old Christiania Theater and was often visited by actors and audience. Engebret also provides banquet services, designed to accommodate both small and large gatherings.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As we all know, Norway is an expensive place to eat. That is why I chose to make a reservation for lunch at Oslo's oldest restaurant. I took my husband as a Father's Day treat and it was a treat. We both ordered the fish soup ($18) as we were hesitant to go all out and try the reindeer for $38. We were so glad we did. Delicious and beautifully presented. We finished by sharing a Napoleon that was elegant, light and delicious.
Engebret Cafe has been a family-owned restaurant since 1857 and the haunt of writers, theatrical types, artists, musicians, journalists and politicians since then. This is pretty much the Sardi's of Oslo. Composer Edvard Grieg's piano stands in the corner of one dining room. Original artwork is displayed everywhere, along with memorabilia from events and individuals from as far back as 150 years ago. Plaques designate which tables were the favorite of luminaries such as writer and Nobel laureate Bjørnstjerne Bjørnsons and playwright Henrik Inbsen.
We were the only tourists in the restaurant and were given permission to wander freely and poke our noses in all of the rooms. It was a delight for people who love history, culture, and good food.

Thank Stacie C
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

We had the luck to have a very nice weather so we sat outside and saw the water fountain and enjoyed the great view. The menu is not too long but there is a good choice of fish. The meat of the day was whale and it was delicious. Service is also friendly and efficient.

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Really pretty set up and the location wise very good for a peaceful meal. Not a very wide selection of food but mainly dominated by seafood in the menu! We tried whale and reindeer for the first time! food is slightly expensive I would say but you pay for the gourmet meal! We asked for water but the waiter forgot to serve it.Also, she didn’t serve us the drinks menu, we had to ask for it! Other than that it was good! I would recommend the restaurant for special occasions.

Thank Florencia_Angelica
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Traditional Norwegian cuisine prepared perfectly. We sat outside and everything was lovely-highest recommendation

Thank PrincetonBelle
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

We went there on a Friday for 7:30 PM. We arrived a few minutes early but were seated promptly. We sat on the outdoor patio as it was a lovely evening with a temperature of 25 C (76F). The restaurant was crowded . Our waitress like everyone who works in Norway was fluent in English. We ordered the trout and asparagus appetizers and the herring and reindeer main courses. Each one was fabulous and presented in an excellent fashion. Nothing in Norway is cheap but this was excellent value. It is not far from the Karl Johan pedestrian street so easy to get to.

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