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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 #3 of 300 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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Escazu, Costa Rica
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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
28 helpful votes 28 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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Aarhus, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The restaurant is part of a hotel styled in a colonisation era design and has a lovely atmosphere. The drinks were great and the food was superb, though the portions were rather big for a french inspired menu.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My wife and I were staying at the hotel for our honeymoon and didn't want to leave to eat dinner. We were easily accommodated. After looking briefly at the tripadvisor page we anticipated a relatively expensive meal. We each had drinks, appetizers, and entrees and with tip (20%) and tax our total bill was about $120 for two. Which is... More

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