Granada Bistro

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$30 and under
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Californian
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 seasonal, 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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JM
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak frites was exceptional. Sat outside which was lovely. Terrific service by Tanya.

SO
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cocktails were spectacular! We loved the environment & friendly staff. Add delicious food to that and you have the ingredients for a delightful evening.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was fantastic, the chia starter was probably too if a portion. It was thick and filling so the amount could be reduced.

Drinks were great. It took a bit of time for the staff to make one of our guests second drink so it lengthened our stay while we were waiting for the check, etc.

M
Washington DC
228 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a lovely table outside to celebrate our 10th anniversary! Highlights included the delicious beet salad, and the chocolate pudding dessert with PB mousse and "coffee soil." Thank you GB!

C
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outdoor seating with heaters provides wonderful setting for a delicious meal.

T
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Love the burger and brussel sprouts

CP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food with a beautiful atmosphere. We really enjoyed the starters!

S
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Sat outside in their lovely sidewalk seating area. The Brussels Sprouts were overcooked with a weird, sticky sauce, although the dried cherries were an interesting touch. People who had the Arctic Char loved it. I had the Maitake Ravioli; I love butter but this was like a stick of melted butter with some pasta sitting in it; luckily I thought to order the Half Baguette which was crusty and warmed to perfection, sopped up the butter no problem! Our server was competent but needs a little more training in the wine department, she poured huge first glasses from the bottle leaving no room for it to breathe. I would go back but it wouldn't be my first choice for dining in SLO.

MI
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, loved the cute outdoor patio and food was excellent. Best Caesar salad ever! Loved the Mushroom ravioli with brown butter and the frozen key lime custard was amazing. A perfect date night dinner.

MK
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service right in downtown SLO. Lovely outside patio as well as the small inside dining room. Between us we sampled the cocktails (excellent and unique!), several starters (burrata and scallops were our favorites) and four entrees. My son declared the steak frites just as good as he had in Paris, which is high praise indeed.

VG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

First they were out of the wine we ordered. This took a long time. Then they could not find the next wine for a long time. By then all starters were eaten. Maybe understaffed that night?

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful evening on their patio.

FD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delight to dine here. We tried the fried chicken, it was amazing. Also, check out their “zero proof” drinks, so tasty!

LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience especially because of our incredible server Sabrina!

k
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Really enjoyed the outdoor patio as well

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice food, wine & service

L
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an awesome anniversary brunch here! Delicious food and drinks, such a cool ambiance. We loved sitting outside on their curated furniture. And the bathrooms are wicked cool! Seriously! I don’t want to spoil the surprise for you by describing them. My wife and I love cool restrooms for some reason and these were incredible.

I had cornbread spicy Benedict, my wife had the Cuban sandwich, and I had the strawberry lavender mimosa. Everything was great. Good service too.

ST
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

My major complaint was that the food for all four diners did not come out at the same time - neither our appetizers nor mains. In fact after a significant delay we finally had to lay down our server to get our 4th main. This is very amateur ish; not the level of professionalism I would expect from a restaurant of this caliber

o
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The food is always good at Granada Bistro, i just wish they had more items to choose from. There are only a couple of main entrees and limited salad options. The service seemed slow also. We ordered our food and then got our shared appetizer but it was quite a while before our food came out.

T
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We shared small plates; great flavors, inventive menu, expertly prepared.

SL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

We had 5:30 dinner reservations and a concert at 7:30. We told the server we were going to a concert, but it did not seem to register with anyone. Other folks came in and they were served, but we only had our wine opened and first courses served by 6:50 and we had to request our food TO GO, since we had to leave a bit after 7 to make our concert. My husband and I have dinned there many times and we took our out of town friends. We enjoyed the food re-heated in our microwave at 11PM. I found the service unacceptable and will NOT be going there again nor recommending to a friend.

DS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We were given a poor table, we asked to move told we couldn't. No one ever took any of the tables we requested.

S
Salt Lake City
19 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Brussels sprouts and cauliflower dishes I’ve ever had! Fresh, flavorful, creative...excellent portion sizes and charming ambience. Awesome experience.

N
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been here several times now. What a faboo place. We like to sit at the bar so we get to talk with Mixologist Jeff who always has a ton of info about the libations. The decor is great; the food is wonderful.

RF
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is a beautiful retro vibe to the interior. Very soft lighting and dark woods and brick walls. Wonderfully quiet and romantic, which was nice since it was our anniversary. There is a lovely outdoor patio, but we sat inside. Nice young energetic waiter who knew his stuff. My husband had the sea bass, which of course I sampled. It was excellent, as was the hanger steak I ordered. It was perfectly prepared, sliced over fennel and roasted potatoes, and topped with horseradish sauce. We will definitely return when in the area.

LR
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places. The food is always excellent, the cocktails are fun, and the servers are the best.

RB
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance. Outside sitting is a must. We like this restaurant but not crazy about wine list. Menu eclectic but good. Great place for sharing small plates of very interesting choices.

J
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

First place I take out of town guests. Never disappointing. Definitely one of my favorite restaurant in SLO.

PE
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Food was not arriving for 90 minutes. They didn’t check us in with open table we had to intervene after the fact. Bread was “baking” 45 minutes. They were not refilling water fast enough for extraordinarily spicy picked veggies. Food was ok in the end but it 90 minutes since we were seated to complete the meal.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Poor service. Waited for over 15 mins to be served. Food and beverages took long to be served after ordered. Ask for Medium lamb served rare.

O
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. Unbelievably delicious cheese plate. Great cheeses, especially Shropshire Blue. Lovely bread, delicious olives, nuts and honeycomb. Was so good we went back the next night. What a find. Will be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food! Service was good. The outdoor dining area is beautiful but some of the seating is uncomfortable. I suggest checking it out prior to committing to the table if possible. Nice place for special occasions.

G
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The food was mediocre and the noise level was outrageous. My dinner guest and I practically had to shout at each other. It is really a nice place, but the food quality is not that great.

GG
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This was a fun experience! The food was very good. Tapas is the thing, true to Granada itself: the home of Tapas. The 1/2 chicken was the most exotic dish. Overall, I'd say these guys are right up there in the top restaurants of SLO.

F
Central Coast
22 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After debating between a few places for graduation brunch I chose Granada Bistro. I absolutely made the right choice. Everything was fantastic. Very relaxed, didn’t feel crowded or rushed and the food was amazing. Definitely will return.

OT
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic Ambiance, exceptional food, good service. Highly recommend 👍👍👍

GM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Family and I love the Bistro, both for Dinner and Sunday Brunch! They have a creative Menu and the food and drinks are outstanding. We are excited to check out the late night bar that is fairly new. We are in SLO every few Months to visit our Daughter at Cal Poly. The Granada is a great spot!

CT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and creative seasonal menu, great wine list and cocktails, lovely setting. All in the heart of historic San Luis Obispo. Lovely all around!

D
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed great food and service