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San Jose, Costa Rica
22288515 o 22288516
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
New year's Eve Dinner

We went to Le Monastere in Escazu for New Year's Eve with a couple of friends. The price was reasonable with 3 choices on the menu. We took the first and second choices. Can't say we were impressed with the dinner but in Costa Rica, prices can be pretty steep and you get what you pay for. Ambiance... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2016
felixjb123
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Mississauga, Canada
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Mississauga, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

We went to Le Monastere in Escazu for New Year's Eve with a couple of friends. The price was reasonable with 3 choices on the menu. We took the first and second choices. Can't say we were impressed with the dinner but in Costa Rica, prices can be pretty steep and you get what you pay for. Ambiance is very... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

It is unfortunate that such a breath taking view and wonderful architecture does not include great food at decent prices. The food is average and the prices are high.

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Thank nealcr
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

My date and I had a wonderful experience last dining in the Le Monastere - what made is special was the staff...excellent service with a smile - The manager Giovanni, whom has worked there for 17 years literally, "wined and dined" us until our hearts were content ! The food was remarkable too - We ordered 4 different appetizers for... More 

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Thank Bruce B
SeaTac, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Great views, great food and lots of fun in the lower level of the restaurant. The had live music for us and we really enjoyed ourselves.

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Thank Ken T
Clearwater, Florida
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

You need to experience this. The staff was amazing, the food was incredible. The view - breathtaking. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of this night. Wonderful.

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Thank KSS1204
Costa Rica
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120 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

This is one of my favorites restaurants, love the view, service and food Dishes with steak and seafood are the best! Great wine selection

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Thank Jlizanox
Monterrey, Mexico
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I decided to go to this restaurant as two locals recommended it. At the end I felt like it was a waste of money and time. First of all, it's far from downtown San Jose, so it takes a while to get there and come back, we spent 45usd in taxi. Now, the food, it is expensive and obviously you... More 

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Thank Dey M
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401 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

we went to celebrate, 7 people. the place is amazing, mainly the view. service is professional and nice and the food is great - all dishes. warmly recomended

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Full of kitsch - from the moment you walk in and see the decor, to the waiters dressed as monks, to the fake piano player with a dead monk playing - it all is too much from the get-go. We would have put up with all of that if the food had been extraordinary but alas it was not. The... More 

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Thank Solyesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Simply incredible, the food is delicious, excellent customer service, great view, the best place to go with your couple.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 22288515 o 22288516

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view

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