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Le Monastere

Calle Pilas, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2228 8515
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“escargot” (5 reviews)
“caesar salad” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, Vegetarian Friendly
Calle Pilas, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’m travelling on business, and my local contact brought me here for dinner. The views are simply amazing and I love the decor and atmosphere of the restaurant. They have done a great job in renovating the place. Service is good and food is tasty,...More

Thank Adriana S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there on a Saturday night and it was fairly quiet. The main restaurant overlooks the city and really is a fabulous view! The bar downstairs has good views of the city too, and less costly food. The food was fabulous, and the wait...More

1  Thank michaelkS2138PM
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in San Jose for a couple of days in advance of a cruise and were intrigued by the description of Le Monastere. It was quite a long (and expensive) taxi ride to reach the restaurant for an 8:00 dinner reservation , but the...More

Thank venturasf
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Great restaurant for romantic occasions. Panoramic view over the city, best to go at night. Great food variety.

1  Thank marcomalcotti
Reviewed 3 January 2018

One of the best meals we have ever had. The view of San Jose is just amazing. Went with the specials and they were wonderful

1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Great views, food was good, service was good. Very unique place and very quaint. A little musty but to be expected for a place that was built in early 1900's.

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 January 2018

I was here about 3 months ago for a dinner with my girlfriend, the location is a bit far and not easy access for everyone. But the restaurant is awesome and the same with the food. I'd recommend this place for evening dinners because of...More

1  Thank Carlos Mauricio C
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We went to le monastere on New Year’s Eve The view of San Jose at night is absolutely stunning. The staff and management were delightful and went out of their way to make sure we had a great evening.the food was good - in particular...More

1  Thank Joan D
Reviewed 17 December 2017

The view alone is worth having dinner here. Table side Caesar salad. - awesome soups. The Sea Bass with Shrimp and Hot Tomato sauce was terrific. Steaks were great too! Service impeccable.

1  Thank DBS5687
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Me and my husband came here for dinner even after reading some negative reviews. I️ cannot say enough about it! The view was breathtaking and the food was cooked perfectly! My husband got chicken parm and I️ got beef tenderloin with escargot. My beef was...More

1  Thank Jenine N
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11 March 2018|
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
Per their website, Sunday they are closed on Sunday Hours: Monday 6:30–11PM Tuesday 6:30–11PM Wednesday 6:30–11PM Thursday 6:30–11PM Friday 6:30–11PM Saturday 6:30–11PM Sunday Closed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Pilas, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2228 8515
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