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Restaurante Grano de Oro

Calle 30, Avenida 2 y 4 | #251, San Jose 10107, Costa Rica
+506 2255 3322
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
French, Latin, European, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Calle 30, Avenida 2 y 4 | #251, San Jose 10107, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 842 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can't rate the food but service and facilities are great. I have stayed in other "Small Distinctive Hotels" and have always excelled.

Thank EstebanSolis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to this fabulous French Restaurant for lunch and had a beautiful meal in fantastic surroundings with faultless service and I was in good company Sylvia Mason

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a late lunch at this restaurant, based on our transfer driver's recommendation. The ambience was luxurious, the service was excellent, and the food was also very good...though it was slightly overpriced for comparable quality/quantity.

Thank LookingForFamilyFun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This wonderful restaurant is in the Grano Oro Hotel. It is in an old Victorian home centrally located in San Jose...close to the central downtown area and close to the airport. The food and service were exceptional. My husband and I both had the fish...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The main restaurant features a beautiful courtyard. Service is always excellent and the wine list is good. The only thing holding back the restaurant is the main dishes, some were simply underwhelming given the price. Stick to the waiter recommendations and you will enjoy.

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I visit this restaurant after reading fantastic reviews! But I was really disappointed. The place is great, beautifully decorated but... the food was nothing special. No soul at all. And it's very expensive.

Thank MariaFrancisPuraVida
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent restaurant with excellent service. Very fancy, with fancy prices. It was a little stuffy for my taste. Quite formal. But I imagine good for business dinners, impressing the in-laws, etc.

Thank Sophie F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, the place is beautiful and the food is amazing! Speak easy, the restaurant is bautiful!

Thank crnani
Reviewed 21 May 2017

A wonderful restaurant with a great wine selection, fabulous romantic dinner. The service was excellent and the food outstanding!

Thank sylviamegret
Reviewed 20 May 2017

The Grano de Oro hotel restaurant is located in the center of this very high quality hotel 9see my review). It has both an open space in the middle, and other tables inside. The restaurant has indeed its own character, beautifully decorated and excellent seating....More

Thank Tamir_Caspi
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What time is your mid-afternoon lunch menu? do you have menu on a website?
16 May 2017|
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Response from Evelyn A | Reviewed this property |
Yes! They have the menu on their website.
Can I get a reservation for 2 for dinner at 6:00 PM May 24, 2017 for our anniversary? We will be staying at the hotel and will check in on May 24. And do men need to wear pants in the dinning room for dinner or can they wear dress shorts?…thanks, Gail and Milton Pacheco
27 March 2017|
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Response from CiroGDO | Property representative |
Good morning! Please contact our reception directly to make your reservation. For our hotel guests we don't have an official dress code but recommend business casual as that is how most of the locals dress when they come to... More
Hours for lunch
6 June 2016|
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Response from Kenneth H | Reviewed this property |
I asked them about this when I had breakfast today. They have 2 lunch menus. The first starts at 11AM. Then at 2:30 they switch to a "mid afternoon" menu. They use that until 3 or 4 PM.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 30, Avenida 2 y 4 | #251, San Jose 10107, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2255 3322
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
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