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About 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
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Californian, International, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-3:00pm.
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
Saturday - Sunday Brunch: 9am - 3:00pm,
Happy Hour: Saturday - Sunday 3pm-5pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking meters are free after 6pm.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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 email@example.com
Granada Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Very gluten-free friendly. Such a treat. Our server went over the whole menu, indicating "safe" items and what could be adapted. The pork chops with curried mashed potatoes were stunning. Creative sauce, comfort food with an amazing foodie twist. The appetizer scallops was small, but still stunning. (and given the price, the size made sense).
When in SLO, Granada Bistro is a must. Lovely outdoor seating available with a firepit and heaters to keep you toasty as you enjoy their wonderful menu options. The small plates offered a terrific array of options from which we chose tuna tartare, steak tartare, cauliflower and scallops. They were all delicious but the scallops were amazing. You can't go wrong with any of the entrees..just pick one that suits your mood. Come dessert, don't miss the meyer lemon semifreddo...it is out of this world!
Food was very good. Service was not. We had to flag down our server numerous times, who was also tending bar. The restaurant was empty except for a couple of people hanging out at the bar. Our server was more interested in hanging out with them. We were there for a special occasion, so felt pretty disappointed.
Lovely decor, hipster chic vibe that is fun and modern. I was expecting an exceptional meal based on the initial impression and well designed menu. Brunch was rather bland though. Over cooked ultra crispy breakfast potatoes, slightly watery and bland omelette. The avocado toast and eggs were the best item we tried. At $14-17 a plate very overpriced for the quality. Wait staff was friendly but stretched thin by too many tables with slow service. We have been here for appetizers and drinks in the evening before and were also unimpressed but did enjoy their Old Fashioned.
Loved the look and atmosphere of Granada when we first saw it. Came in for dinner, and weren't disappointed. Our waiter was fantastic--he gave good recommendations and offered tastings of wines so we could choose what suited us best. The food was fresh And interesting but not overly creative. Delicious. Left feeling satisfied and enjoyed an evening at Granada.
We tried only a few of the small bites and felt 2 out of 3 needed salt (which is not something I say often!). Indoor space seemed hip & fun, but a little too loud for us. Outdoor patio was nicely heated and very enjoyable. However, it was so dimly lit we used our cellphones to see the food. May return for drinks & to try other menu items having spoken (later) to a former server who raved about several dishes.
We’ve been customers of Granada since they were in the tiny space that is now the lobby of the hotel. The food use to be sooooo good.
Unfortunatley, since they’ve grown, the food has been hit and miss. I had veal and it was tough! My guests meal was “just average”.
In terms of service, they seemed under-staffed. Ulysses, our waiter, seemed like he had many jobs. He was bar tending and waiting on us, at the very least. He could have sold us more drinks, as we were celebrating my birthday, but he didn’t. (As you know, you can state in your “open table” reservation you can check that it’s a birthday and we did.) There was not a single mention of our celebration at Granada.
It seems when the management changed a couple years ago, is when things began to slip. There was a women managing for quite some time and she was often visible at the restaurant, greeting customers, making sure everything was as it should be. No ones checking now.
The reason we continue to come back is the ambiance is my favorite!!! I hope someone reads this and makes the need adjustments to bring Granada back to her original quality!!!
Generally a favorite of mine. But, did not enjoy my meal at Saturday brunch. Had the roasted vegetable salad. Vegetables were hard and difficult to cut. The sauce on the bottom was fabulous. But they need to learn how to roast root vegetables. Otherwise good.
We went for brunch. The service was SLOW! We had to ask for refills of water and coffee and then wait. Unfortunately this is the 2nd bad experience with our brunch here. This is sad because we love the location and food. The poor service will keep us from going to breakfast/brunch here ever again unless we are staying at the hotel and eating upstairs.
We ordered an omelet to go when we sat down and ordered our dine in food but it never came. We cashed our tag and they said it would be right up but after another 30 minutes of still waiting we had to leave. We were there almost 2 hours. We asked of a refund of the paid for to go food and the waitress started crying. We said keep the money and left.
Limited menu items to choose from, food was good, but not exceptional. I would try it again, but the music was cutting in and out and several guests complained about it yet it took over half an hour to resolve.
I made a reservation asking for a special table outside, but we were given the closest table to the hostess stand, right next to a group of 4, when there were many other tables that were open and separate from other groups. I should have asked for a better table. Our table was so close that it felt like we were eating with this group of 4 next to us. Not a very special occasion as I had hoped.
The Granada did not disappoint. Have been there for lunch and dinner and enjoyed the food and ambiance so decided to try brunch. Had the Granada Eggs Benedict and they were on cornbread biscuits which were divine. Would highly recommend for a nice brunch as they have music and a very nice outdoor area.
I was surprised how loud it was in the restaurant, considering how much I was paying for the food. The honeycomb cheese plate sounded delicious, but the three cheeses just did not pair well with walnuts and honey and figs provided. My gnocchi was delicious. My husband was disappointed with his steak and scallops-he thought the dishes would be better if they had less going on and more simple-as the many pieces just didn't come together.
Food was great, as was service. Music was SO loud though. We couldn't even have a conversation without repeating ourselves constantly and leaning close to each other. And that's difficult with 6 people! Our server did take our request to lower the music volume to the manager, and we did notice it was a *little* lower after that. But still, I will only sit outside when I come again.
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