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Restaurante Grano de Oro

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French, International, South American, Costa Rican
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Calle 30, Avenida 2 y 4 | #251, San Jose 1007, Costa Rica
506-2255-3322
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Restaurant Grano de Oro merges Costa Rican tropical with European cuisine...
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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  • 32
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
One of the best restaurant is San Jose

What a nice and cozy place,well located near Paseo Colón and La Sabana Central Park, you always find good attitude and excellent dishes, very well known by costarricans and a politicians meeting point, frugal and elegant

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

What a nice and cozy place,well located near Paseo Colón and La Sabana Central Park, you always find good attitude and excellent dishes, very well known by costarricans and a politicians meeting point, frugal and elegant

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is beautiull the atmosphereis very relaxing and pleasant service is great and very professional, unfortunately the food at best is mediocre, everyhing about the restaurant is great but the food, it could be a great dinner and a wonderfull experience to me and my family; the first disheswe ordered were "patede campagne", "Napoleon Mushrooms" , "Volauvent Escargot Biologicos"... More 

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Memphis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a wonderfully picturesque restaurant nestled in a beautiful hotel. And the food is very special as well. We were happy to relax and enjoy this afternoon delight.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Awesome Saturday night here! Dinner was great and everyone was nice with great service. I would go back for sure.

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Southlake, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This was a two-waitperson team. One waiter was super attentive, made sure our wine glasses were never empty, etc. The other waiter, was pre-occupied with other guests and seemed more in a rush to get us in and out then for us to have a great experience. Food was lovely, good wine and beer list. Well stocked bar. Excellent cheese... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Food is very good. It is rather pretentious, though. The place was empty for lunch but we were asked if we had a reservation (we didn't) and waited a while to be seated. The place remained empty through our lunch so I don't think a reservation was really needed. Service was slow and unattentive. But the food was really good.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We enjoyed breakfast here the day we left. Huevo Rancheros are highly recommended. Fresh juices and coffees were both delicious.

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

GREAT - food, atmosphere, excellent service, parking and the prices are in balance with the package. This is one restaurant worth dressing up for! Check out the hotel - especially the new section !! A happy place.

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Thanks for making our first weeding anniversary unforgettable. Great wine awesome food and nice complementary dessert for 2

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Two years ago my son and grandson stayed at this hotel and ate in the restaurant. As part of my 75th birthday celebration we went there to eat on our last night. This place is truly special, from the protected parking, the exotic plants, the staff, to the food. The wait staff were knowledgeable about the various food and wine... More 

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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: French, International, South American, Costa Rican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 30, Avenida 2 y 4 | #251, San Jose 1007, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 506-2255-3322

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: French, International, South American, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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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