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Restaurante Grano de Oro


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
French, Latin, European, Costa Rican, International
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely beautiful food and the service was excellent. Definitely worth a visit, superb fine dining.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Louise O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent our final night of a fortnight's holiday in the hotel Grano de Oro and booked dinner in their restaurant. The hotel itself is magnificent, as good a boutique hotel as I have seen anywhere in Europe or the Americas, and the food in...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Standard fine dining fare. Uninspired and a bit overpriced, though you pay a lot for the location, which is beautiful.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Forrest L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant gets very good reviews and deservedly so. It is used by locals who dress up for the occasion. The décor is stunning. The service is friendly and efficient. We enjoyed two meals here and especially like the terrine, the pork (with pineapple atop)...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank robyn r
Reviewed 1 week ago

The breakfast menu was filled with creative options and the 4 items we tried were all delicious. They start your meal with a basket of breads & jams, with really good coffee. The various versions of eggs benedict were quite good, as were the huevos...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Luv2TravelFarNWide
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I chose to eat here after seeing how beautiful the dining area was. We were travelling with my brother-in-law and his wife, which chose to grab an inexpensive breakfast at a nearby cafe. They paid for their breakfast, and as the plates...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank OClind
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here after reading about it in Lonely Planet. The first two courses were just ok - beef tartar was served on greasy potato chips and the cured fish sampler tasted like a dill pickle with a fried shrimp on top. Odd combination choices....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank DamonSun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Serene ambiance, excellent attention from the moment you park your car to every single detail. The location is beautiful, the food is delicate, and delicious. Will definitely make it a regular.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SilviaA64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very beautifull rooms and friendly staff, very also very good, in centrum of san josé, but quit and welcome drink

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Ingrid V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The entire experience of dining at the Grano de Oro was a delight! First of all, the restaurant is gorgeous with an open air garden dining room and a luxurious bar that makes you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. The service is friendly,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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15 March 2018|
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Response from EdyBrunner | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is open on Sundays best is to make reservations before going to the place. Prices are in cólones and dollars. It’s worth it the place and food are very nice!!
13 December 2017|
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Response from 589fernandoh | Reviewed this property |
Costa Rica is a very informal place. He will not need a jacket but I would not go there in shorts during dinner. But otherwise no one will bother you if you wear jeans or other informal wear.
17 May 2017|
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Response from Evelyn A | Reviewed this property |
Yes! They have the menu on their website.
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