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“Lovely food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante Grano de Oro

Restaurante Grano de Oro
Calle 30, Avenida 2 y 4 | #251, San Jose 1007, Costa Rica
506-2255-3322
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Ranked #3 of 346 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: International, Costa Rican
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Lovely food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Top quality food, attentive staff and excellent wine list. A little under staffed so slow service but a speedy email from hotel when they read this in the guest book was impressive.

Visited December 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Miami Beach
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Platonic French Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

My partner dined at this elegant restaurant last
evening and relished one of the best meals
I've ever enjoyed!
The black bean soup was wonderful as an
appetizer, but the piece de resistance was
the mind-blowing deliciousness of the
seabass prepared in a sauce that is one
of the glories of French dining...the
magnificent beure blanc! This
pairing of fish and sauce was incomparable!

To finish, we shared a first-rate creme brûlée.

Wines by the glass were excellent as well.

All I can add is "Wow, wow, wow, what a meal!"

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Amazing food in an amazing setting. Varied menu with good variety of choices. Eat inside or outside, the surroundings are beautiful.

Visited January 2014
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Chatham, PA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Elegant dining with colonial atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We dined here twice and had great meals both times. Great atmosphere and you really felt like you were dining in old Costa Rica. The service was attentive, although the first time a bit slow. HIgly recommended.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Luxurious but not expensive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This is a very nice place to be with that "special one". You can enjoy a very pleasantly place, good food, good service, without paying huge amounts. Early breakfast, or a nice dinner in the restaurant is a beautiful experience!!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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