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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 296 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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92% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Diego, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I felt like I had taken a step back in time with how well they have refurbished this property, and then the food was first class.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My husband and I travel to San Jose a couple times a year and we look so forward to our meals at Grano de Oro. Once again amazing food, wine, atmosphere and service. Can't wait to go back in September!

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Istanbul, Turkey
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This would have been one of the best meals I ever had and it's only by a small margin that it is not. But the food is almost excellent, service simply impeccable, and I guess the too touristy clientele disrupts a bit, but that is only normal at a place like this. It's pricey but you won't regret it.

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Very nice location inside or outside in a beautifull patio. Very good service , a menue with a nice variety of dishes carefully prepared. A top wine card. Compared to the average restaurant and the dominating fast food trend this is indeed top class but the food misses finesse.

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Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The restaurant itself is beautiful. It has a wonderful menu, great wines, delicious food and exceptional service

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Auckland, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

the food was wonderful the only thing that let us down were the waiters not professional enough for this top restaurant. We were made to feel like second class citizens.

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Dallas, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

After reading the reviews, we were very excited to try this restaurant (my husband thought the poor review of "too much butter" should have warranted a 5 star rating. The restaurant is beautifully decorated with a very elegant atmosphere without being stuffy and service was attentive. We started dinner with a round of cocktails - Hendricks Gin martinis for both... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My family and I stayed one night at the Hotel Grano De Oro prior to leaving for the airport the following morning. We had lunch at the restaurant after checking in and breakfast the following morning. The waite staff was always attentive, as expected and the food was delicious for both meals. The restaurant has so much character and we... More

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Wow! We chose the restaurant simply because we stayed in the Hotel, we were tired and it was convenient! Sheer dumb luck on our part that it is one of the best restaurants that we have ever eaten in. The meal was excellent, the service was at least equal to the Mel, and the staff was fantastic. Breakfast the next... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Delicious food, reasonable price and fantastic service! We went to Restaurante Grano de Oro on the first day of our trip to Costa Rica, which was also the same day of our 2nd anniversary. I was able to make the reservation via e-mail in english which was very convenient. I mentioned that it was a special day for us when... More

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