From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
- Address: Øvre Slottsgate 16, 0157 Oslo
- Phone: +47 23 10 01 65
- Web: brasseriefrance.no
- Seats: 150
- Opening Hours: Mon 4–11.30 PM, Tue–Fri 11.30 AM–3.30 PM, 4–11.30 PM, Sat noon–3:30 PM, 4–11.30 PM. Closed 23/12–2/1.
Paris meets Oslo
Brasseri France is an institution of classic French cooking located in the middle of Oslo’s tourist district, just off Karl Johan, the shopping street that leads to the royal palace. Chances are, if you ever eaten in Oslo and had excellent service, the waiters have been trained here. Excellent service is hard to come by, but here it is as correct as it is formal. The clientele consists of returning customers and other restaurant workers enjoying a day off work. (Brasseri France is a favourite among chefs and waiters in Oslo.) A round of fine de claires starts off the dinner, with condiments such as vinaigrette, tabasco or a lemon. Chewing on the salty, rich flesh makes us contemplate the past, when this was the food of hardworking men and women, to be eaten by the dozen. The main course of boneless rib-eye is cooked to perfection. A dark brown crust frames the moist and juicy meat, and the marbled fat melts in our mouths as we chew. The acidity from the béarnaise matches perfectly and together with the green beans and pommes frites, it is a classic take on one of the most beloved dishes inherited from French cuisine. The duck confit comes with kale and Pommes Anna. The crispy duck skin is perfect with the buttery potatoes. Brasseri France makes proper French food, the kitchen applies flawless techniques, and the textures and flavours hit their marks every time. Brasseri France is a safe choice if you should find yourself wanting for attention, love and care, and you’ll receive it in the form of food, service and wine. Even on a Monday at lunch...
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