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Restaurante Grano de Oro

Calle 30, Avenida 2 y 4 | #251, San Jose 1007, Costa Rica
506-2255-3322
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Ranked #4 of 299 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
Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

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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231 reviews 231 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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Milano
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Gotta try the Salmon, but actually everything is good here. Meats, pasta, etc they all are premium quality. U really get for what u pay for.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We decided to visit Grano de Oro since it was so well rated on Trip Advisor. It did not disappoint. The waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable on the menu and wine list. The complimentary amuse bouche was innovating and delicious. The complete experience along with its dishes was perfect. We recommend the escargot and duck. Great specials and dinner... More

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Costa Rica
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is the kind of place you go to celebrate. It's a cute boutique hotel that makes you feel all elegant and classy! We went for lunch, as a celebration. The decorations of the place are very tasteful, the service was really good and the food, the best part of it. Every dish we had was wonderful, good portions and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A superb meal: not to be missed. Quality ingredients, beautifully executed, great service. Top rated wine list!

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Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

One of the better meals we have ever had. Server was attentive and knowledgeable. Atmosphere was beautiful. The menu is pricey but your paying for top quality food and drinks. Quail eggs app was to die for. Would most defintely come back to San Jose just for eating here.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

our first night in CR we really didn't want to have to leave the hotel to dine. We were so pleased when we walked in the lounge and smell all the great aromas. we stared out with escargot, moved to light salads then enjoyed perfect prepared fish meal. all should take time to enjoy this place.

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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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