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“amazing views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Monastere

Le Monastere
San Jose, Costa Rica
22288515 o 22288516
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Ranked #58 of 295 restaurants in San Jose
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Oviedo, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
“amazing views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

The wait staff all wear monk-type clothes and are very attentive. The food is very good and the view is unbelievably amazing, especially at night.

Visited September 2011
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Miami
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67 reviews 67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Real nice but expensive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Great service. Charming place. Surreal views. Great food. Expensive so the wife and I go without the kids. Well worth it. Extensive wine selection. Perfect for a special date or day.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great view of the city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

While on business in Costa Rica I was taken to Le Monastere (The Monastery) restaurant to eat. It's an old Monastery converted into a restaurant. The wait staff all dress in period monk type clothing. There were some unusual things on the menu, rabbit and bear as I recall. The view of the city was incredible. The ambiance was worth the trip up to the place. The food was just good, not great. It is the ambiance and the view that make it worth the trip.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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san jose, costa rica
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great food, Great view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

If you are looking for an upscale, elegant and great French cuisine, then look no further. You get what you pay for here. Its much more expensive then most other fine dining places in CR but dont let that stop you from enjoying the experience of Monastere.
If your are looking for something a bit less formal, try the Cava. live music and a more bar/grill energy down there. This is one of the places to not miss while in Costa Rica.

Visited May 2012
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Queretaro, Mexico
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34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Expectacular view of San José”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

Food and service are good, but the view of the city is just breath taking, if the weather is good.

Visited November 2011
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