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“A perfect place to surprise my husband for his birthday”
Review of Statholdergaarden

Statholdergaarden
Ranked #3 of 1,482 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: One of the finest gourmet restaurants in Oslo, located in a 17th-century building in the old city centre. The ceiling has some of the finest stucco work in Northern Europe. The chef, Bent Stiansen, won the prestigious chef championship Bocuse d'Or in 1993. Order from the à la carte menu or try the six-course menu of the day. The menu is composed of the best ingredients available at the time Stiansen uses high-quality Norwegian ingredients, coloured by European tradition. Chambre separée for 8-24 persons. In the basement you find the more informal Statholderens Krostue, which is open for both lunch and dinner.
Oslo, Norway
Level 6 Contributor
396 reviews
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“A perfect place to surprise my husband for his birthday”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

I made a reservation at Staholdergaarden for my husband's birthday. He did not know where we were going until I told him that we get off the bus. There is only one fancy place in the area so he expected it must be Bent Stiansen's restaurant.

The food was fabulous and it was nicely presented. For fine dining restaurants, you would expect small portions. Indeed it was the same here. But after receiving 5 different dishes, I got satisfied in the end. I have been to Paul Bocuse restaurant in Lyon and I could say that Paul Bocuse must be special in serving big portions. The only Michelin restaurant that really serve big portions.

I highly recommend Statholdergaarden because of the quality of the food. Each dish has a distinct taste. It has character. It is also a nice place to celebrate a special event in your life like a birthday or anniversary.

Just be prepared to pay about 2500 norwegian kroner including wine. With this price my husband had wine for each of the different dishes. I do not drink much so I just ordered 2 glasses of wine during the whole meal.

Be aware too that the location of Statholdergaarden is near the "red district" of Oslo. I saw 2 women outside standing infront of a shirt store and cars stopped. You could see that they were selling sex with the skimpy clothes they wore. It was safe to go home late at night even though the location is in the seedy area of Oslo.

  • Visited October 2012
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Darien, Connecticut
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“Underated by Michelin”
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Should be two stars at least. Excellent innovative food, good friendly service in a classy dining room. Everything we had was interesting and different but not for the sake of being different.

  • Visited July 2013
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Oslo, Norway
1 review
“Wow”
Reviewed 26 July 2013

This is the best meal i have ever tasted, fantastic, i will for sure return with my friends too. Cheers!

  • Visited July 2013
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Nonthaburi, Nonthaburi, Thailand
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11 reviews
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“Fantastic dining!”
Reviewed 11 July 2013

It is the best restaurant in Norway. It is at center of Oslo. I love the soup and main dish. Everything is very well prepare. You should not miss this place if you come to visit to Oslo. Chef Stiansen is a Norwegian chef, who in 1993 became the first Scandinavian gold medal winner of the Bocuse d'Or. Wish to come back again.

  • Visited July 2013
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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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“Magical Evening”
Reviewed 30 June 2013

I was lucky to have business associates who took us here for dinner. The wine pairing was beyond words and I loved every course. I wish I could describe the menu but we did have a variety of appetiziers that were beautifully displayed, a delicious soup, a fish dish, lamb and a sinful chocolate dessert. No one was disappoointed. The restaurant is located in an old mansion and it is beautifully decorated. Our friends were last here 15 years before as it is quite expensive and reserved for special occassions. We considered ourselves lucky to get the opportunity to dine here.

  • Visited June 2013
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