Granada Bistro
Granada Bistro

Granada Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.granadahotelandbistro.com/
  • Phone: 8055449110x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm.
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
    Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, Californian, International
  • Executive Chef: Justin Casey
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: Granada is available for private parties or social events! Whether its an office party, wedding rehearsal dinner, or just a gathering with friends, our swanky and intimate venue is the perfect place to share exceptional wine and cuisine. To book a private party or for more information please contact via email at events@granadahotelandbistro.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Higuera
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking meters are free after 6pm.
A word from Granada Bistro
The heart and inspiration for Granada is the beloved and pre-existing Granada Bistro. This space has been renovated and re-imagined in industrial chic design, serving farm-to-table ingredients sourced from Central Coast farmers and purveyors. Dishes are inspired by Mediterranean culture, French and Spanish cuisine. Small plates, charcuterie and the freshest local seafood, meats, and produce are complemented by an eclectic wine list including Spanish and French selections, and a range of the Central Coast’s finest artisan wine producers



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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Granada Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (31)fit for foodies (25)special occasion (22)romantic (21)neighborhood gem (19)hot spot (12)notable wine list (9)good for groups (8)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (5)great for brunch (4)scenic view (4)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (0)Show More
  • Best burger in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We have a lot of 'em in SLO. Granada's is the best, and pretty much everything on the menu is great. I've gone here for business lunches, date night w/ my husband, and Sunday brunch, and have never been disappointed with the food or the service. The fire feature outside is a bit extreme. :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't arrive hungry.
    owlhillfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Food was wonderful but it took forever to get to the table, and we had arrived hungry in anticipation of a great meal. Not sure why it was an hour after our arrival that the appetizers were served, the restaurant didn't appear that busy. Service was friendly but never apologized for or explained why everything was so slow. Portions are not large, requiring lots of plates, which combined with high prices made for quite a formidable bill. Bread was great quality but cost an extra $3. Beautiful setting outdoors eased the embarrassment somewhat as we were hosting guests.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Foodie's Divine Haven
    9112014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We had a divine dining experience at Granada Bistro for my daughter's birthday! The food was excellent! The proportions were great and very tasty! The service was impeccable and the ambiance was divine! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great dinner and romantic evening
    Leroyboy
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Friendly personnel. Good food. Kitchen was a little slow. 1/2 hour wait between finishing salad and being served dinner. Romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious Small Plates
    debwyck
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Since this was our first dining experience at Grenada Bistro we decided to order a handful of small plates to get a feel for the place.....and we were impressed! I definitely would return and they have a very personable and informed staff working at the Bistro. Great wine list and cocktails also!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent meal in a lovely setting
    Mamajo
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    A romantic setting at dusk with excellent food and beautiful presentation. The bouillabaisse was scrumptious and the wine choices were outstanding. Excellent service and the outdoor dining terraces are beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Lunch!
    eatandtalkVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We met an old friend for lunch. The setting is lovely - outdoor or "almost outdoor" seating. We sat by the slide open window, fresh air but in the shade. Perfect. We ordered a couple of small plates for the table: deviled eggs (really special and spicy!) and bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with blue cheese (yum!!). The chicken cobb salad and steak salad were positively wonderful. The special salmon of the day was also good. Our friend asked to have the pureed veggie sauce on the side which they did, no problem. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ambiance - Great! Food - Meh
    MimiLaLa
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Beautiful setting in downtown San Luis Obispo, but it may be time for a new chef. Clams in a murky reddish broth with supermarket baguette; overdone salmon; best part of mussels were the frites. Maybe that's why there were only two tables of diners at 8 on Saturday night?
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • greens for days
    slofoodie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The burratta with spiced peaches was the best of the 4 dishes I tried. The duck confit was rich and flavorful but I found the ciabatta too thick for its topping. A thinner bread might have worked better. The greens in all the dishes (the beet salad especially) were abundant, perfectly dressed, and at the peak of freshness. And the key lime pie was both authentically key and innovatively served. Service was attentive but not fawning. My only complaint? The side of fries I added in a moment of indulgence did not pay off. They were stubby and therefore difficult to use in the terrific dipping sauce they came with. It was like they had reached the last of the batch and were left with just the shorties. I will be back to try the next 4 dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place
    SLOEater
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Nice place, friendly staff, "good" food/selection. Had to pay for bread with appetizers/"small plates"(most places it's part of table service). .
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AWESOME!!!
    MonicaL
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We came here "just because"....and had a great time!!!!...Great food, great staff, and the ambiance is fantastic. Would definately come here again and again!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maxy3964
    Foodlover
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Amazing food. Everything we ordered was flavorful & well put together. Service was great and ambiance was above par. We are definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It looked good...
    ELCJR
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Unfortunately we ate inside- very noisy. The food was so-so. If you eat here, do it outside. We won't return- there are a lot of places to eat in SLO that have better food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • and a nifty cocktail list
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Delicious, although we simply ordered several appetizers. Our waitress had a gift for timing: bringing the next dish when we finished the previous one. We plan in returning to explore the rest of the menu. AND it's a restaurant in a hotel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One word...
    Pamela
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    AWESOME! The food was great! The atmosphere was beautiful and relaxing. We loved the outside seating area because it was protected on 3 sides and not windy or chilly. The service was charming. Our waitress was so pleasant and knew just the perfect drink to recommend when asked. Try the "welcome" drink! Light and refreshing!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Small Plates Yummy Bites
    BellaunoVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Thursday night with the Farmers Market in full swing was fun and entertaining. The food is delicious. We tried the Burrata bruchetta, Duck Confit, and Ceviche. All good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to go back
    Winn
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We just had our first visit to Granada and can't wait to experience it again. The atmosphere is unlike anything else in SLO county - a great mix of old world with a modern update. The food and wine were delicious. The vibe felt as if we were in NYC, LA, Chicago or Europe. It's like a great urban bistro. Bring a sweater or jacket for the outdoor seating. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    2aboutUVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I was in SLO with my son to register for school and with since he was occupied with his college friends I went looking for a nice dinner. I went on line and found the Granada Bistro that apparently has an attached Boutique Hotel. All I can say is the evening was a treat. From the hand rubbed and pan seared steak (I think it was achiote paste) to the wine followed by dessert, I took my time and enjoyed myself all the while being attended to as if I was a special guest. I plan on being in the area several times a year and will definitely go back to the Granada Bistro to try the scallops but also to stay at the hotel as well. Some dinners next to me said it was incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 18 reviews are from the Granada Bistro reviews archive.
  • Outstanding Dessert!
    Cirque
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We had the hamburger, steak and lamb and they all were very good but the best was the cheese cake!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant setting and good food
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We really enjoyed our table at Granada because we were close enough to the table next to us to carry on interesting conversations with 2 different couples. The food was very good too. The nettle pasta was interesting, though a little too salty. The fresh salmon was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Too Shabby
    emtaps
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I wouldn't necessarily consider this a tapas bar when comparing it to something similar, like Luna Red. The restaurant had great ambiance, but is a little on the smaller side, so I was happy we reserved through OpenTable. The service was wonderful and the staff is very friendly. I asked for a recommendation for brunch between an omelet and a salad, thinking both would fill me up. My parents and boyfriend got hearty egg dishes, while my salad could have passed for a side dish at the same price! That was my only problem in our experience there. I will definitely make sure to order a sandwich or breakfast item next time around!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best in SLO!
    JuneBugVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Granada has the BEST service in SLO, as well as fine quality food. We always dine here whenever we stay in SLO. We recommended Granada to all of our friends and family.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    sandy
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Visiting from Seattle. Went to Granada with my Cal Poly gal and three of her friends for Easter lunch. Wonderful! Great menu, great service. I had heard good things and it surpassed the reviews. Will definitely recommend and return
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sophisticated yet relaxed
    Loulou
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    When we went to visit our college son, we wanted to take him (and his friends) to a cool, sophisticated restaurant. As we were staying in the Granada (gorgeous hotel) we decided to give the Bistro a try. The food was tremendous, creative and original, and delicious. The chef is a master, who came out and greeted us during the evening. The manager also came by to say hi, the service was first class and matched the quality of the food. My husband travels the world for work. This bistro matches anything, anywhere. I would highly recommend it, and will both stay at the Granada and dine at the Bistro when I next visit San Luis Obispo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • week day special lunch with son
    StephKR
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    We had sushi appetizer that popped out at us in the "we gotta try that!" yellow tail category. The coffee served in large splendidly silver carafe was perfect, I had the Caesar salad, never enough anchovy and my son raved about the chicken sandwich, mostly about the sauce. The only down side was that it took them a little while to notice we had arrived....standing around awkwardly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous food. Disappointed
    Mary
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Fabulous food. Disappointed with wine list. I would like to see expansion of wine to add more local wines at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extraordinary Service
    ESC1
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Five of us went for a special occasion. There was a large party celebrating, and the management graciously moved our party into the adjacent hotel lobby area. This was much more intimate for us and perfectly quiet and comfortable. I really appreciate the management seeing the situation and taking care of it so seamlessly. Our waiter was friendly and very knowledgeable about the various menu items. The food was delicious and well-prepared and well-presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Disappointing!
    ccmgoose
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    My second (and last) try at the Granada was for lunch with friends. The setting is great, but the food was very slow (30+ minutes with few other tables occupied) and not worth waiting for: Two orders of fish & chips were fried too hard to cut, the "cobb salad" was a small head of romain cut in half, sprinkled with a few bacon bits and a couple of shreds of onion, sitting in some gluey dressing, and the salmon requested "well done" showed up rare had to go back to the kitchen. Staff did apologize for the wait, but offered nothing to fill the time or hungry stomachs. I wish they'd go back to take Hospitality 101 again and bring this place up to its potential.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Treasure of a restaurant
    Emily
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Granda Bistro has a very special, intimate feel. Local sustainably harvested ingredients, creatively and deliciously prepared and served beautifully. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eh
    tangy
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Went for lunch, hadn't checked menu beforehand and didn't realize their lunch menu didn't include any type of real tapas. Just a bunch of sandwiches and overpriced appetizers. Cheese plate was decent, clams and mussels decent but portions were small and not all the clams opened. The ceviche had way too much lemon juice, that's all it tasted like. However the waiter didn't charge us for it. Good service, nice ambiance.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine's day dinner perfection
    dine2wine
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Naturally they were very busy, but because of the occasion we didn't mind the extra wait. The atmosphere was great, which made the wait painless (I'm sure it helped that I had great company). The set menu for that night was varied and everything we ordered tasted great. The service was a little awkward but I would toss this up to a hectic night. We were sat on the second floor terrace which was nice. It was a chilly night but they had ample heaters. The second floor felt lonelier than the packed first floor but it offered a quiet place to talk over dinner. Being a wino I had to look through the wine list which not only had great bottles (DRC if you are looking to spoil yourself!) but also had witty descriptions to boot.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Restaurant
    SloFoodie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Granada Bistro is a very romantic restaurant because of its interior design. I was very happy about that because this was where my girlfriend and I went for valentines day dinner. However, there are much better restaurants for those who would call themselves foodies. I am happy to have tried it out, but I don't plan on going back for sometimes. This is probably a once a year place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Valentine's Day Dinner
    Trace228
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed dining here on Valentine's Day. The menu was great, food delicious, and ambiance lovely. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just a great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Great food, great ambience, great service! We took our family there for dinner after a day visiting the area. Our table was ready on time. The outdoor dining by the fire was beautiful and everyone loved their food. The entire staff was very friendly and attentive. Would absolutely recommend this restaurant to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for tapas and drinks.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/21/2012
    Great spot for tapas and drinks. I would of given it a five had it not been undergoing construction.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved the place. Nice eclectic
    BLScattini
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Loved the place. Nice eclectic atmosphere. Would be a great place for appetizers and drinks with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet