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“Not very "gourmet"”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Julius Fritzner Restaurant - CLOSED

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Julius Fritzner Restaurant
Cuisines: European, Norwegian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Not very "gourmet"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

We were absolutely alone in this restaurant and it was not a big problem for us. We had a 7 course dinner. Service was good, but very slow inspite of there was not anybody except us.
We liked all the meal, they were not big but very well decorated!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank sont_eric
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12 reviews from our community

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Rating summary
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Shocked!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2012

I just moved to Oslo from England this past month and had a friend treat me to a wonderful "secret" restaraunt that he knew of. I guess it is hardly ever busy. Before we went I took a look at this sight and translated some of the reviews and have to admit that I was a little scared to eat here since the past couple of reviews were so bad! Since I didnæt want to embarrass my friend I went anyway and was simply shocked at how wrong these reviews were! The food was absolutely delicious and the service was just wonderful. It is highly comparable to any Micheline restarunt that we have in London.

I was so excited to have found a wonderful place here in Oslo to enjoy for special occasions and then I was told that this lovely place is about to close for good! Again...Shocked! How can this be? Perhaps this upheaval is the reason for the few stars on the other reviews? Maybe they are switching chefs around trying to fill in for someone who has left? Now looking at the reviews before that I see that there had not been any in a while and then several bad ones in a row. Wow... it doesn't look good for the Grand Hotel and thier future! I am really not sure but I assure the reader that on this night they must have had found a wonderful chef and suggest you try this restaraunt before it closes. I know for sure you won't regret it!

  • Visited December 2012
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3 Thank Cindy M
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Sandnes, Norway
Level Contributor
31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“The worst "gourmet" food I've had (so far, anyhow)”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2012

Julius Fritzner is located upstairs in Grand Hotel, and pretends to be a grand restaurant. They offer a choice of 3, 5 or 7 course dinners. We tried the 5 courses. The only nice dish was the red wine sorbet ("cleanse the palate"). Oh, it all sounds good... sole, duck, lamb, etc. But every dish is a mish-mash of flavours and textures, all of it dotted with streaks and puddles of variously colored sauces... really, truly awful.
The best thing you could say about the food, was that the servings were tiny.

The service was tolerable, but nothing more. And allow me to point out: We were in excellent mood when we went there, and we truly tried to enjoy the evening. Impossible.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Trond B
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Copenhagen
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141 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Old school decor meets modern nordic cuisine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2012

The decor of this restaurant mostly reminds of "old school" French restaurants. But the 7 course tasting menu is absolutely a´modern and high class cuisine. Innovative but, not a 5 star tasting experience even though the produce is high class.

Service is very good, and this restaurant deserves way better ranking in the Norwegian papers.

Visited November 2012
Helpful?
Thank batravn
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Zurich, Switzerland
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101 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2012

If you have enough to spare I really would recommend this restaurant! It's my favorite! They really make wonderful elk and reinsdyrs stakes! The ambience is quiet.

Visited December 2011
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1 Thank Sabmue
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