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“Beautiful setting and lovely food!”

Restaurante Grano de Oro
Ranked #2 of 599 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French, Latin, European, Costa Rican, International
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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
Oslo
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting and lovely food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

My husband and I celebrated his birthday at this expensive but beautiful restaurant. The amount of food in each portion obviously means you should order both appetizers and desserts as well. And you really should have dessert here!!! That was, in my opinon, the best part of the meal! The desssertmenu is varied and absolutely worth paying for! The staff is very serviceminded and even had time for some smalltalk. A very nice dinner in a gorgeous patio inside the hotel. Bring a cardigan or something if you tend to get a bit chilly in the evening.

  • Visited February 2013
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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51 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Amazing!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

This place has it all! Beautiful atmosphere, fantastic food, and great service! We ate here at the end of our trip around the country, most of Costa Rica doesn't have memorable food but Grano de Oro is a must! There is indoor or outdoor dining, fine china, great wine selections and a fantastic menu. The chef has a great concept of food...each bite of each item seemed to expand your senses a bit more. You will love this restaurant...and I'm hoping to return and stay in the hotel because it looks really beautiful and you could eat here more often!

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Dublin
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95 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“Mmmmmm”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

This was a blow out on our last night in Costa Rica, in fact the only blow out, fab dinner in Costa Rica, it ain't cheap but its very stylish and sophisticated and the food was truly superb!

Visited December 2012
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DC
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“just do it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

This lived up to the reviews! In a country not known for haute cuisine, this was a fantastic meal. Great last night treet in beautiful Costa Rica.

  • Visited February 2013
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Cambria, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Outstanding restaurant and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

We heard it was good and we agree. The atomospeer is amazing, staff exceptional, and dining experience fabulous.

  • Visited January 2013
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