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San Jose, Costa Rica
22288515 o 22288516
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Marvelous view

It is a fancy place, not to go alone. The best way to enjoy this restaurent is with your couple or with your friends. A little bit dancing, nice conversation atmosphere and a view to contemplate. Don´t go up too late, because it takes a while to get there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
William R
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The place is very nice and traditional, not as high end as locals will tell you. Internal decor is outdated and a bit stale. They have a nice house beer, but waiters don't know enough about it to even tell you if they make it in house. We went on a full house Friday, and were seated after 20 min...... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Visiting Costa Rica, this is one highlight that should be scheduled in your itinerary. Spend a few more extra dollars for a lovely romantic dinner with excellent food (several selections to your heart's desire and what your palate crave for) , great service (friendly accommodating bilingual waiters), and an Amazing view of San Jose at night that surely will be... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

It is a fancy place, not to go alone. The best way to enjoy this restaurent is with your couple or with your friends. A little bit dancing, nice conversation atmosphere and a view to contemplate. Don´t go up too late, because it takes a while to get there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

It's a real nice restaurant with decent food and good service...views are spectacular...the waiters all dress like munks in what used to be a church of sorts Great place for tourists to enjoy the gorgeous views

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Timbuktu, Mali
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Incredible location above San Jose, especially at night. Appears as old monastery but replica, including chapel. Great service. Good wine and good but not great food. Go for the view.k

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Las Rozas, Spain
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33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Le Monastere is located uptown about 40 minutes from city center. It's an affluent neighbourhood with outstanding views of the Central valley and the 3 volcanos. The place preserves the monastere facades as well as a chapel. The rest is refourbished and the courtyard as well as most of the tables of the various salons offer the views of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The restaurant is very fancy, we really like it a lot! The view is wonderful, as well as the staff. Food was very good, however I found it quite expensive. Very good place if you need a fancy place to go!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I went with some friends and the view is perfect, as well as the personel. I do think, even it is a fancy place, it is over-priced at some point.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Wife, adult daughter and I visited for dinner. This restaurant over looks the city and the view is quite spectacular at night. It is a pricier french restaurant, set in an old monastary. The staff wear jumpers resembling monk garb. Unfortunately our experience was diminished by a substantial delay in service. Atfer our salads we waited 35 minutes for the... More 

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

we took maurice kanbar the inventor of skyy vodka here just for the views and the food is ok but not great

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

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