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Le Monastere

San Jose, Costa Rica
22288515 o 22288516
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Ranked #69 of 312 Restaurants in San Jose
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We hosted a large group business dinner here and had excellent service and a magnificent view of the city from the mountainside. The food was fresh and well prepared and the staff was very attentive. A great place to go for fine dining ambiance.

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It was a wonderful experience in every aspect. The location and view from the hill was awesome, an interesting small garden with a big cross. The food is unique, what a chef they have! Very good service and the place is beautiful. There is a small chapel in it.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Very nice ambiance at the top of the mountain overlooking San Jose. Food and service were both excellent. Would definitely go again!

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Midland, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

If you want romantic, this place can not be beat. The staff is great, the food is outstanding and the view of the city is magnificant at night.

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USA - CR
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Nothing wrong with the place... super nice view; but the food is nothing relevant.. been there with friends and customers .. food is very average.. no consistency at all. Oh I forgot... very expensive

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San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I have been going to Le Monastere for over ten years. The food got worse and worse. The menu is over priced. Rack of Lamb for $ 90.00. I paid for it but, it was the worst rack I ever had in my life.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I've been here a couple of times and went back for the awesome view of the city and the bar downstairs. Previously the food had been average but this time it was excellent. Part of the bar was being renovated but the part with the great views was open. The bartender really knows what he's doing and took good care... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

If you're looking for a romantic and unusual place in San Jose to have dinner, this is it. It's remote, off the beaten path, and a view that is out of this world. Make a reservation at 7 and it's likely you'll have the place to yourself. The room we were seated in had three glass panels giving a panoramic... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I went to celebrate an important anniversary with my wife. We were not disappointed. You climb up the hill and get a worth while view provided that it is not in rainy season (or fog).

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Went recently with my wife to celebrate her birthday. Food, place, the view, everything is really good. We have different entrees, main dishes and share a dessert, and all of them have a really good taste, presentation and portion sizes. Is a little bit pricey, but based on the food quality and the nice location, is a fair value.

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

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