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“Great food with a view”
Review of Le Monastere

Le Monastere
Ranked #52 of 707 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 23 April 2017

My wife and I went there for dinner last night. The food was excellent and the view was amazing. My wife had the corvina with seafood sauce and I had the filet mignon in a gorgonzola sauce. We highly recommend either dish. It is expensive but worth it!

Thank Kevin C
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

My experience: Me and my boyfriend celebrate our anniversary in december 31; so we decided to pay for the New Year´s Eve Dinner they were offering. When we arrive they put us on hold waiting at the entrance because no one was attending. Our reservation was at 10:00pm and by 11:00 we haven´t ordered anything because the waiters were "too busy". When the entrance arrived it was COLD and when they bring it back nothing changed. By 12:00am (New Year) we were only finishing our food and finished our dessert by 1:30am. They lasted an hour to bring the wine and had no idea of the orders. The food wasn´t that good for a $200 dinner. I´ve never seen such bad service. We call back to the restaurant to explain what a horrible dinner we had and they offered a second dinner this time "on the house". When we went it was the same. The waiters and the administrator didn´t know a thing about protocol, nobody knew about this dinner (it was supposed to make up what they did in the first place) and also during dinner the service didn´t changed and the waiter wasn´t trained or qualified. Also when someone asks for the "courtesy of the house" its supposed to be COURTESY, but they charged us for the appetizers. One of the worst expenses I´ve made in food.
The food: they say that their dish is french-inspired but its totally a mockery of what french cuisine really is. Their food is not great, quite expensive and an awful presentation; it looks inexpensive and kind-of-cheap amateur.
The service: they need as soon as possible training for costumer service and someone who can explain them about protocol QUICKLY! This restaurant has no idea of what is taking seriously their image and complaints of their costumers.
The price: really EXPENSIVE and none of service, wine, or food costs what my dinner/ celebration was.

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Thank Anlly A
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We were a group of 8 having dinner. Everybody was happy with the experience. We walk out on the Patio to experience the View. Unfortunately it was very windy so quickly inside to view through the panoramic windows, just as good.
The food was great, snails for appetizer, tenderloin for main course and Chocolate Mousse for dessert. Others had different preparations of Sea bass. Shrimp as well as chicken. It was all good.
After dinner we visited the beautiful Chapel.

1  Thank Stinalr
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The service was excellent and the viewpoint very good view. Costs a little high. Very delicious food.

1  Thank Rogelio M
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

The restaurant is perched on the hillside providing an exceptional view of the city. This former monastere has been converted into a unique dining experience. Oh...and the food was good as well. The service was excellent and the seafood was the star of the menu. They do host a lot of events there so call ahead so you aren't disappointed.

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