Tourists usually miss this relaxed neighborhood eatery in upscale Frogner, just a short tram ride from downtown Oslo. Chef Sergio opened its doors in 1987, and since then he's become quite the local celebrity thanks to his restaurant's wide, open kitchen. Creamy French-inspired sauces dominate Sergio's menu, placing the focus squarely on traditional ingredients and presentation techniques rather than the "new Nordic" craze sweeping Norway's capital. The interior has a slightly dated feel, but the service is swift and the ambience is just right for the food on the table. Great for couples or a romantic celebration.
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Hos Thea, a cozy restaurant of elegant simplicity, occupies a former butcher shop in Oslo’s quiet Skillebekk neighborhood. In addition to a regular menu, it offers a weekly chef’s menu with hearty dishes such as fallow deer tenderloin on a celery root puree with wild berry syrup.