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Le Monastere

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$$$$
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San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2228 8515
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Montgomery, Texas
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a group of 8 having dinner. Everybody was happy with the experience. We walk out on the Patio to experience the View. Unfortunately it was very windy so quickly inside to view through the panoramic windows, just as good. The food was great, snails for appetizer, tenderloin for main course and Chocolate Mousse for dessert. Others had different... More 

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1 Thank Stinalr
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The service was excellent and the viewpoint very good view. Costs a little high. Very delicious food.

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Victoria
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

The restaurant is perched on the hillside providing an exceptional view of the city. This former monastere has been converted into a unique dining experience. Oh...and the food was good as well. The service was excellent and the seafood was the star of the menu. They do host a lot of events there so call ahead so you aren't disappointed.

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1 Thank DStanger
Escazu, Costa Rica
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Great food and comparable service. The view is outstanding and the dinning rooms are nice. Convenient secure parking out front. All round a good lace to go.

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1 Thank Broho
San Diego, CA
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

We visited the restaurant only to find a wedding in progress and the place was reserved. We did walk out to see the views and it is over the top. Sweeping, panoramic views of the valley.....it is a special place! Maybe next time we will have a drink or dinner!

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1 Thank funinlj
Costa Rica
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

The location is outstanding with great view of the Central Valley of San Jose. It is recommended to visit at night to get out the best of the view. The food is very good. It is an expensive place though. Perfect for business meetings or special family events.

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1 Thank OsoP
Sao Paulo, SP
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Amazing view of San Jose! Very good service and menu! Charming decor! Good experience! Placed on a top of a mountain, the restaurant offers a contemporary menu with very good presentation!

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Thank Paula M
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Reservations needed to secure the best tables with views overlooking the San Jose Central Valley. The food is amazing as is the wine selection. This is a don't miss venue for that special "date night". Look for the massive neon green cross to see the location of this restored monastery.

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1 Thank Jack E
New York City, New York
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

It is probably one of the most famous restaurants in San Jose. It is a historical old monastery and has an astonishing view of the city. A very romantic place, candles, and so on...but the food is not so great as they brag about. Just average food and really expensive! Also, they should improve on the service and their staff.

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Thank LAschermann
Fresno, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Like others said way overpriced for mediocre food. Average $30-80 a plate. And food was at best ok. Order ceviche mixto, it did not cook in the lime juice long enough and tasted bland. I've had it before and it was much better. I ate the pollo con mango y tequila. It was ok for $28, but should have been... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene
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: +506 2228 8515

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?