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“Great Ambiance”

Restaurante Grano de Oro
Ranked #2 of 637 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Costa Rican, International
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Seattle, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great Ambiance”
Reviewed March 10, 2014

Excellent food and good service for breakfast and lunch. Slow service at dinner - it was a Friday night and seemed pretty busy.

Visited February 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Boston, MA
Level 6 Contributor
248 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Vey nice cuisine”
Reviewed March 7, 2014

The decor, waitstaff and menu was so fine. The prices were a bit high but worth every penny. Try the Sea Bass .

Visited March 2014
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GabyML1301
Level 6 Contributor
348 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“A classic”
Reviewed March 6, 2014

If you like classic and elegant ambiance and food, this is the place for a nice dinner with your loved one, your friends or for a business lunch. Definitely a must. And the place is very nice!

  • Visited February 2014
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Lincolnshire, UK
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Fabulous Fish”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

The location and service were superb, The restaurant was filled with both hotel guests and locals which is always a great sign. I had the Sea Bass and my partner the rabbit, both of our meals were just amazing.

Visited February 2014
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Golden, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
201 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Culinary hilight of the trip”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Outstanding service. Breakfasts and suppers we didn't want to end. Formal setting but no need to dress up. Eat in the courtyard day or night and ask for a heater if you are chilly. Broad range of wines and prices.

Visited March 2014
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