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Restaurante Grano de Oro


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

French, Latin, European, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings

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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We ate here for the 1st night of our honeymoon. The food and service was excellent. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 1975RichardH
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This food was great and it was included with the Manuel Antonio National park day trip! You have the option to buy other drinks. Water, fruit drink, and wine are included.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 657cierraj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been very lucky to discover that one of the best restaurants of San Jose’ is in our hotel and the restaurant is actually really, really good. Yesterday dinner was fantastic: starting with the service (attentive and friendly) and the food was there at...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Travelaround59
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent place to eat any meal of the day, but realize you pay for what you get so not inexpensive but worth it.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ProMetalSales
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is set out around the hotel’s central courtyard and is very impressive. Staff were wonderful and the menu was equally good. Food on offer was mostly cosmopolitan, but did include Costa Rican specialities and we had a jolly good meal. Can’t remember too...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank grumpyguts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ate dinner here while staying in the hotel. I had a table in the courtyard which was pleasant and slightly less formal than the main restaurant. The decor and furnishings are very traditional so the service matches this by being quite formal and offhand....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bro44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met my cousin and her husband here for a reunion in early Jan 2019. We spent all afternoon on the patio savouring a dining experience which is world class. Owners have gone above and beyond to create an unrivalled ambiance and cuisine. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Seez
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On the last night of my holiday trip to Costa Rica my family decided to take me to this fancy restaurant in San José. It’s probably the most elegant restaurant I’ve visited in my nation’s capital. Our waiter was super charming and knowledgeable. Everything we...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jsenior84
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A major reason to go here is to see the beautiful dining room. We had the country pate, veal shoulder and lamb shank. All were good and the portions large. Service was as expected for this level of restaurant I.e. pleasant, attentive and efficient.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank vanisle_al
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

We were able to dine here one evening and the food was exceptional. Service was top-notch and very friendly.

Date of visit: January 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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