From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
- Address: Nedre Strandgate 25, 4001 Stavanger
- Phone: +47 51 50 12 30
- Web: tango-bk.no
- Seats: 60
- Opening Hours: Tue-Fri 6-01:30 AM, Sat noon–01:30 PM
Out of step
Tango is a small, bright, elegant restaurant located within sight of the harbour – a place to see and be seen. It has a great view of the city, which is only exceeded by the view from their rooftop seating area, where the restaurant serves food from the grill throughout the summer. At first glimpse Tango might seem to have a fine dining concept. The staff are perfectly groomed and formally dressed in suits behind the welcoming desk. The tables are covered with white linen, and the diners are also formally dressed. But when the waitress comes over to have a seat on the couch next to us while she presents the five-course menu, we realize the place is a little more relaxed and informal than it appears. Tango defines its offering as "rough dining" , and there are several reasons why, including the loud noise from the bar and the fact that the bar and the restaurant share restrooms. The menu captures the essence of Stavanger in a classic but technically diverse way. The two first servings are like tiny jewels of white asparagus and herring with egg cream. They are gone in a second and easy to mistake for teasers, especially as they are not accompanied by wine. The two following plates have a very different style. They are bigger and more traditional. A trout from Sirdal is served with ramsons, pickled cucumber, fried noodles, fennel and chervil. Both the trout and the new interpretation of lamb fricassee attempt to balance on the border between an everyday Norwegian dinner and a luxurious dining experience, but unfortunately end up on the less exciting side of things. Tango offers a reliable restaurant visit when it comes quality and expertise, but the menu and the classic wine pairings are very expensive in comparison with what you get...
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