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Restaurante Grano de Oro

Calle 30, Avenida 2 y 4 | #251, San Jose 1007, Costa Rica
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Ranked #4 of 297 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Costa Rican, International
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Restaurant Grano de Oro merges Costa Rican tropical with European cuisine under the expertise of our French chef Francis Canal. Once a simple cafe, this restaurant has evolved into one of San Jose’s finest dining establishments, frequented by locals and tourists alike.Specialty cocktails, classically presented dishes and delicious desserts are served in the charming ambiance of a magnificent period home with an elegant inner courtyard. The bilingual wait staff provides professional and friendly service. Service is offered throughout the day from 7 am to 10 pm. Restaurant, patio and bar are non-smoking

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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Absolutely delightful venue. The hotel itself is recognised as one of the very best in Central America, and no surprise. We had a table for 2 in a window overlooking the beautiful courtyard. My wife went for the three crème brulees to start, and I had the scallop dish. Both fantastic. Followed by the chateaubriande for me and the chicken... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Decor is lovely. Very elegant, dark, formal, dramatic. Service at the bar and table was incredibly slow. I think they were trying to set a mood, but a solo traveler, should be served at a quicker pace than a romantic couple or large party. Prices seemed very expensive for Costa Rica. Now the important part, ate dinner here twice (ravioli,... More

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Ventura, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a beautiful place with raw silk curtains and a sophisticated french decor with an open courtyard. It is nice even when it rains in the courtyard. We enjoyed drinks at the bar, breakfast, lunch and two dinners. The service was always very good. All of the food was top notch with the quiche, chateaubriand, macademia crusted sea bass,... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

I stayed a couple nights at the hotel (which is also very nice) and had three meals at the hotel. The menu is brief and confident, which I am a fan of. The wait staff is friendly but not in a high class servant way. They are warm and ready to engage in conversation, and to offer suggestions. The food... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is really a restaurant worth visiting, everything is exactly as it should be. Starting with a not extensive menu, but that each option results incredibly attractive. Every dish will totally exceed your expectations, having a great presentation and flavour. Also they have a nice variety of wine and cocktails (definitely recommend the champagne cocktails). The service is also worth... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great experience, wine, food, desserts, very elegant place in San José, excelente atention and beautiful building

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Miami, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Service was very slow and food was not what it used to be. Besides, prices have escalated tremendously at the level of my hometown, Miami, Florida

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Lisbon, Portugal
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235 reviews 235 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The place is great... lovely restaurant in a nice boutique hotel. The food was quite good but the service was weak. Waiters seemed distant and cold. Yes they delivered what we ordered but it seemed that they only wanted for the night to finish and go home.

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We have eaten at this restaurant many time and were always satisfied. Last Saturday we went and as we do when we are just the two of us satay the bar. We enjoy this. The bartender treated us like we were disturbing him. He was not busy nor was the restaurant. When asked for menus he did not want to... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had dinner here twice during a recent trip to CR. The food is very good, including reginal and international dishes, the ambiance calm and elegant, and the service attentive and friendly. Also the bill is correct, given the level of the place. A very positive experienxe.

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Additional Information about Restaurante Grano de Oro

Address: Calle 30, Avenida 2 y 4 | #251, San Jose 1007, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-2255-3322
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Costa Rican, International

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