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#75 of 1,130 Restaurants in Oslo
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Skovveien 1, Oslo 0257, Norway
+47 22 54 89 80
17:00 - 01:00
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Oslo, Norway
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here during the restaurant festival in Oslo. Felt welcome right away when we walked in the door! The food was great! The waiter gave you lot of attention during the whole meal. Will absolutely come back!

Thank hito81
Oslo, Norway
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This place has the little extra. The service is friendly and alert. The seafood dishes are innovative and good tasting. Fresh and airy premises

Thank bjsimon
Oslo, Norway
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We were little bit disappointed. We expected top seafood after the reviews we had read. We are not coming back. Oslo has better seafood than this.

Thank k W
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Mares used to be among the top seafood restaurants in Oslo. But this visit was very disappointing. Service was slow and food was just average. And the menu was very limited with only few possible selections among starters and main courses. The restaurant was full, and the waiters hardly had time to attend to the table. Not a good experience... More 

Thank Global_traveller17
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125 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Beautiful fine food, seafood restaurant. Were very obliging to accommodate for a coeliac diet. Lovely atmosphere, good wines, unusual and finely balanced menu

Thank MelbourneSeashell
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Excellent service and amazing food! You get the feeling that the people working there really care for their guests. Have also been here for business purpose with really good experience (had one part of the restaurant for us own).

1 Thank Andreas L
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing food really recommended. Exclusive dinner based on seafish revisited with fine French touch. Expensive as Oslo can be but definitely worth the level of the food

1 Thank Alessandro N
Toronto, Canada
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640 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 565 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Mares is a great choice for a tasting menu caliber meal that is out of the tourist centre. I enjoyed the meal, atmosphere and service. For my meal I found the dishes to be creative and tasty. The only somewhat miss was a large (too large) piece of halibut for the main course. The accompanying sweet breads and black olive... More 

1 Thank mbc421
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Great service, fantastic food in a charming atmosphere in Oslo''s nicest area. Can't ask for more. Thanx.

2 Thank Ariel J
Denver, CO
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

My husband and I had the good fortune to find Mares while visiting Oslo and we loved it. Tucked away off the main drag, Mares has a very intimate atmosphere. I think it may specialize in the Prix Fix meal, with wine pairings, but that is not what we did. We had a wonderful appetizer....gazpacho with smoked scallop, and for... More 

2 Thank ColoradoCats

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, European, Scandinavian, French, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Skovveien 1, Oslo 0257, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 54 89 80

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?