From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
- Address: Thorvald Meyers gate 26, 0555 Oslo
- Phone: +47 48 24 14 89
- Web: http://bassoslo.no
- Seats: 55
- Opening Hours: Tue–Sat 5 PM–1 AM, Sun 4–9 PM
Give me more bass
Bass is a bar – a bar with very good food, actually. And it’s trendy. When a restaurant has this type of buzz in Grünerløkka, a not-so-recently gentrified neighborhood of Oslo, a line of people is bound to form outside. Some of them will probably stand there because others are already standing there, but the rest are there because they’ve heard about the guilty pleasures, such as sinful and juicy pieces of chicken nuggets and hearty portions of vendace caviar. The restaurateur seems to be relishing this moment: knowing there’s a line outside, they can dare to be themselves and let go of any restraints. Which will probably both keep the buzz going and lead to longer lines. The menu is reassuringly short, full of tempting items. Bass leans less toward fine and more toward fun dining. Although there are few choices, there are enough to woo even the more seasoned diners. It all starts well; the food is playful and elegant in its rough plating. Bass has a wine list that would make both sides of the natural wine feud happy. They cater to all; the only thing that matters is that it tastes good, and it does. The wine is poured generously, so what starts out as a fairly calm evening tends to turn into a party and you might wake up with a number of new Facebook friends. They serve their beloved Danish cheese, Thybo, and a generous amount of fried chicken and dip, but the highlight this evening is raw beef. Raw slices of aged meat topped with vendace caviar is like an imaginative take on a Norwegian taco. It’s paired with a glass of vodka. The stereo plays hits from the eighties. This it where it starts...
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