Tel: 47 22 83 56 00
Concierge.com's insider take:
Next to the Folketeatret theater and hotel of the same name, this steak and seafood restaurant, a 2011 newcomer, has a long stainless-steel bar perched around the open kitchen and charcoal grill that's ideal if you're dining solo. The main dining area appeals to groups too, with large oval tables and glowing candles everywhere. The focus here is in on Norwegian meats and seafood, with some interesting game selections in the mix. Dishes change with the season, but you might find cod loin served with risotto and wild mushrooms, lamb from the Jæren region served with mint chimichurri, or slow-baked veal with braised leeks. Appetizers sized for sharing include mussels with harissa and grilled foie gras. Bookshelves stretching from the floor to the high ceiling cover the back wall of the restaurant, and if you bring a cookbook to donate that's not already among the tomes, you'll be treated to the main course of the day.—Terry Ward
Open Tuesdays through Fridays 6:30 to 10 am and 4 to 11 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 8 to 11 am and 4 to 11 pm.