Sometimes, the urge to have French food strikes, and nothing satisfies until you get it. When that happens, count on 10Best to point you in the direction of Oslo's best French restaurants. We understand the desire to have a great meal, and we work hard to bring you the top places to eat in Oslo. We vet restaurants carefully for quality, and when we recommend popular eateries like Feinschmecker or tell you that La Petit Provence gets good reader feedback, you can believe it. From Central Oslo to Frogner, we'll make sure you get - and eat - what's best.


Central Oslo

Both the décor and the menu of this charming restaurant are prepared with southern French flair. Intimate tables, rustic chairs, and red tablecloths with Provence motifs provide an authentic and cozy atmosphere. The cuisine is straight from Provence with such staples as bouillabaisse, carré d'agneau, barbecued tuna fish, and a variety of seafood choices. The crème brûlée is fabulous. Reservations are recommended.

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Evocative of a Parisian restaurant in a romantic movie, this restaurant features exquisite traditional French cuisine prepared with typical Norwegian ingredients. Both the menu and the wine list feature extensive selections. A favorite of business people and those who favor outstanding food and a stylish bar. Reservations recommended.

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This exclusive restaurant, located in Frogner, is housed in a luxurious brick mansion built in 1900 and decorated with antiques, chandeliers, and baroque paintings. Only the freshest and most choice ingredients are used to prepare the elegant dishes. Duck is the specialty, along with seafood from the best parts of Norway. A very extensive wine list features predominantly French wines. Reservations necessary.

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This elegant, first-class French Norwegian restaurant is one of the most prestigious in Oslo. The frequently changing four-course menu includes grilled scallops with crispy potatoes and celeriac purée; sautéed ocean crayfish tails with apple cider, wild rice, and sun-dried tomatoes; and grilled monkfish with sautéed mushrooms and morel-enriched cream sauce. A popular main course is the rack of Norwegian lamb. An extensive wine list. Reservations are necessary.

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This is the ideal place to enjoy a local dining experience because it is not well known by tourists. Located in the heart of the Grunerløkka district, the bohemian-style restaurant serves French-inspired cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. The yellow walls are filled with paintings and contrasted by tasteful black tables. Most tourist areas in Oslo lie in the western district and a trip east is a good opportunity to participate in a more authentic Norwegian experience.

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Central Oslo

This charming restaurant is located near the old quarter of town, close to the Akershus Castle. This lively Parisian brassiere provides a relaxing atmosphere ideal for both formal and informal occasions. The menu features exciting French cuisine. The Bouillabaisse or Magret de Canard avec Roties are exquisite. Features an excellent wine list as well. The impressive French restaurant is an extremely popular place to entertain clients. Reservations are necessary.

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This popular and cozy cellar restaurant features a generous French-inspired menu with excellent cuisine and a cloister-like ambience. The overall space is quite large but has been tastefully divided into smaller dining areas. Candlelight and the soothing sounds of Gregorian music create a relaxing atmosphere. Reservations are necessary.

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