Restaurant Bagatelle, Oslo
Tel: 47 22 12 14 40
Concierge.com's insider take:
Although it opened way back in 1932, Bagatelle remains one of Oslo's best restaurants. Its venerable history and burgundy facade belie the modern dining room within: Modern art by International artists hangs on caramel-colored walls, and art deco–inspired chairs offset tables set with linens and crystal. The cuisine leans French, but indigenous ingredients pop up all over the menu—live lobsters are imported from Kvitsøy, diver scallops are fresh from Tromsø, and lamb comes from the wild herds of western Norway. Light meals can be fashioned by making selections off the two prix-fixe menus, but go ahead and splurge on the house specialty eight-course Grand Menu.
Open Mondays through Saturdays 6 to 10 pm, mid-August through mid-December, mid-January through the week before Easter, and the week after Easter through June.