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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Hit the Waterfront in Oslo


2. Where to Eat

The Edge steakhouse serves cuts of premium veal on the waterfront.  

Enjoy style with your supper at Bølgen & Moi Tjuvholmen, a minimalist eatery designed by the same firm behind the city’s striking opera house. Though it was one of the first restaurants to open following the first wave of the waterfront revival in 2009, it still draws a loyal following with comforting brasserie-type fare like duck confit with a salad of glazed pears and chèvre ($30), and fried skate with glazed onions, Gremolata sauce, and artichoke ($50).

Sample modern Nordic fare at celebrity chef Bjørn Tore Furset’s Tjuvholmen Sjømagasin, a swanky three-floor seafood restaurant that attracts a well-heeled crowd with its haute takes on locally sourced king crab ($38) and grilled cod from Møre ($52). Make a daytime reservation to take advantage of the more wallet-friendly three-course lunch menu ($58).

Dine on Limousin veal at The Edge, Oslo’s first steakhouse to specialize in the prized meat from France. Choose a cut and size of meat (from $61), served with a sauce of your choice and potatoes, before moving on to Roquefort with fig balsamico and melba toast for dessert ($21). The waterfront restaurant is quite popular for business lunches, so plan an evening visit for a quieter experience.

Published on Mar 8, 2012 as a web exclusive.

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