Oslo Dinner on the 18th

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  1. Travelsavant
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    Hi all,

    With my limited Norwegian language skills, which is basically NONE:), I did some restaurant research, & as LN_FHU warned, Norway is expensive! Please take a look & cast your vote or add any other dining suggestions. I've started attendee list (below); please confirm, delete or add your name. Is 7 pm a good time for all or should it be a bit later?

    If anyone has a favorite Oslo restaurant or other dining suggestions that would fit our group better, please post in this thread. And if you are a native of Norway, especially if resident of Oslo, & will be joining our dinner, would you consider assisting with dinner arrangements?

    Suggestions:
    Hard Rock Café is near the Palace & has moderate pricing ($25-60, sans alcohol); varied menu which should fit most dietary requirements. Informal, large restaurant, full bar. [Yes, not very representative of Norway, but it's decent food, & not heart-attack expensive] http://www.hardrockcafe.no/menu/

    http://www.ruffino.no/01-meny.htm Italian restaurant near Palace with very good/high ratings; medium priced, about $60-100 pp for dinner & wine

    http://www.feinschmecker.no/english-menu/ expensive starting at $100 pp & up, sans alcohol*, but looks to be a gourmet Norwegian dining experience.

    http://www.ororestaurant.no/side.asp?id=23 recommend by haakonks, this is a bib gourmand restaurant (good food at reasonable price). 3 courses runs around $80, sans alcohol*.

    * "sans alcohol" only refers to not included in price; it does not mean the facility does not serve alcohol - they all do - it just costs more to eat and drink!

    Oslo 9/18 Dinner Attendee List:
    TOS_EBG
    Eirik S. (from flyprat.no)
    haakonks
    SC-801
    Cova
    Margarita girl
    briantoronto
    yunicorner
    Storyteller
    Glean EBG
    delanet
    travelsavant
     
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    Should that be 18th? The DO starts on 19th.

    I think I arrive back in OSL too late on 18th to join for dinner.
     
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    THANKS for the catch & sorry you won't be with us!
     
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    I will be attending!
     
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    Of the restaurants you have mentioned, I would sugest "Ruffino", it's a very nice Italian restaurant, friendly staff, and it has a high ranking. I would advise against Hard Rock Cafe.

    Another posibility is "Oro Bar & Grill", which has a Bib Gourmand (good cuisine at a reasonable price) in the Michelin Guide.

    Me (haakonks) and Eirik S (from Flyprat.no) will join for the dinner.

    I can off course also assist with the dinner arrangements... :)
     
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    Great; your name has been added to the dinner list. Looking forward to meeting you!
     
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    Thanks; I added Oro t0 the dinner list choices but I am favoring Ruffino too. I only threw Hard Rock in because it's cheap & has full bar.
    Once we have heard from the others, we can make diner reservations. I'll need your assistance with that as one must call & reserve vs online booking.
     
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    Currently I arrive on the 19th afternoon and will be unable to join all of you for dinner. Should things change I will contact you ASAP
     
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    OK but keep us posted as to earlier arrival.
     
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    I can take a pass on the Hard Rock, thanks.
    Oro gets my vote–I work for an NGO, so something less than 100$ would be nice!
     
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    OK, noted.
     
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    Ruffino or Oro for me. As long as they have vegetarian options, I'm happy.

    Thanks TS for organizing!
     
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    I will like to join, oro or ruffino sounds great As long as they have some meat option.
     
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    I'll show up with the group - but definitely not at the Hard Rock Cafe!
     
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    Ruffino or Oro good for me. But since haakonks recommends Oro - let's do that (he's local).

    Also - make sure the restaurant of choice takes US credit cards (visa/mc) and does separate checks (with the high dinner cost).
     
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    Seeing Haakonks suggested Ruffino & also mentions Oro as a possibility, I'd be happy to dine at Ruffino too.
     
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    I'm not sure how my name got on the list there, but since it's there I'll guess I have to join you.... ;-) Where we'all meeting?
     
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    It appears I am going to have a conflict, so will pass on the dinner Wednesday night.
     
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    I put you on it but it's not mandatory!:D
     
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    Sorry to hear that; if your plans change let us know.
     
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    Veggie request noted!
     
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    Great - you are on the list!
     
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    Hi haakonks: need your help in making restaurant booking. We have 12 for dinner on the 18th & votes are for both Oro & Ruffino. From the online menus, appears Ruffinos' wins as it has both vegetarian & meat options. Can you call Ruffinos & see if they can take a party of 12 around 7:30 pm on the 18th. Thank you!
     
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    Wow....talk about being slow... I'm not arriving until thursday so I'm not able to join you . So sorry :-(
     
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    I'm traveling and will be back in Oslo on the 15th, but will send Ruffinos an email... I will also tell them that the size of our group can change. They are usually flexible with this! :)

    Will come back with more info when I get a reply!
     
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