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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:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
Saturday - Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm,
Happy Hour: Every day 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
Food is always awesome here although it’s a bit pricy. Great bartenders. Specialty drink menu is always changing, however, if you know what you like just describe your flavors and they’ll make some great suggestions. They also make sure you’re happy with the choice before they walk away. Great experience and great pre fixe menu for Valentines Day this year.
I have been to Granada before. This time it was for my daughter's birthday. It was perfect overall all the way around. Only exception was the food was slow to come out and in between appetizer and main the wait was even longer. Not sure if they were understaffed in the kitchen that night.
We ate at Granada during restaurant month and had a great time. The food was all very good, and the optional wine pairing was delicious. It can feel a little crowded on the patio, but the ambience is lovely. You could definitely spend a good chunk of change here - delicious, but worth knowing in advance. It is also pretty darkly lit, so if you have trouble reading you might want to be sure to remember your glasses!
I enjoyed my dinner at Granada, but my husband and friend didn't as much. I had a great whiskey sour (made the traditional way) and my friend had wine that tasted like it had turned. The waiter later said it was a "funky" wine. It would have been good to know that before ordering. She ordered gnocchi, which was priced in the mid 20s for a handful of gnocchi. I really enjoyed my entree of hangar steak, potatoes, and chimichurri. My husband had a hamburger (I heard from others that it was delicious) but he said it was really salty. For dessert, we ordered apple empenadas that were decent any my husband had the key lime cheesecake that was essentially frozen over. He couldn't really eat it because it was so hard. Overall, we enjoyed the ambiance but not everyone in my party liked their meals.
I have been wanting to try Granada Bistro forever. As a local, I couldn’t wait to sit out on the romantic outdoor patio. The restaurant has great ambiance and our server and additional staff were wonderful. The cheese plate and wine selection we enjoyed very much. Then it kind of went downhill. It took so long to get our meal (gnocchi and pork chop - so nothing too involved), that our server brought us some olives to eat and apologized. Everyone else seemed to be getting their food in a timely fashion, so I’m not sure what happened. When our main courses arrived, they were just ok. The pumpkin gnocchi were completely bland and there was no salt or pepper on the table. I didn’t want to offend by asking for seasoning, so I just didn’t finish the meal. We had budgeted over two hours to eat before we had to be somewhere else, thinking that would be plenty of time for drinks, appetizer, meal and dessert, but by the time we were eating our main course we were almost out of time. I asked our server if we could order dessert while we were eating dinner and she “put a rush” on it for us. (I didn’t want to miss out on part of the experience even though we were cutting it close). We paid the check while we were waiting for dessert and our apple empanadas arrived just in time. They were very good, but we had to inhale them and run to our event (which luckily was close by). This was a special occasion for us - and more expensive than we normally would spend - but we figured it would be worth it. I’d say it was just ok. The staff and the ambiance are what saved it for us. The food...not so much. If we go again I’d say it would just be for drinks and appetizers. But I was glad to finally get to go! Thanks for the easy reservation!
This was a visit during restaurant month, so they were ostensibly putting there best foot forward. Disappointing would be too kind. The service was great. But the food was poor to mediocre. Its hard to ruin a Caesar salad, but they did. Too much dressing (by far) and covered with very fine bread crumbs that were like eating sand. Really unpleasant. The main course of "prawns" were really medium sized shrimp, oversauced with a too sweet sort of Asian sauce. Edible but really pretty amateurish. I won't be back.
On the positive side, the wine pairing was sensational. Really good all European wines.
We, a party of four, went to the Granada for a get together and because it is Restaurant Month in San Luis Obispo. Our reservation was at 6:45. We were promptly seated outside. It was a bit windy and we were offered nice big, heavy blankets for our laps, so nice. Service was excellent. It is so nice to have a professional server, Angee, take good care of us. Back staff was great, too. Everyone was cheerful and pleasant. The meal was excellent and the best $40 meal I believe I have ever had. Fried Brussels sprouts, cauliflower soup and excellent prawns over forbidden rice. We are very happy to not have dessert, so it worked perfectly for all of us. I think we will have to go back for the same meal before the end of January, so, so good!
I booked this place for a recent trip to SLO. It was even better than I anticipated. We sat outside with heat lamps and blankets, and the ambiance was wonderful. This is a perfect spot for cocktails, good food, and easy conversation.
My favorite thing I ordered was the brussel sprouts with dried cherries and goat cheese. The fruity pebbles ice cream was a close second though!
The food was so good, as usual other than there being a lot of chimichuri sauce on my steak that took over all the other flavors. The service however was not good. We waited a long time for our food. We had to ask several times for things like refills on water, our drink orders, and our food! We sat for almost 2 hours and we were just 2 people dining.
We’ve been coming here for holiday meals over the past two years. The flavors are always very good, but the past few meals, we’ve noticed the quality of food has decreased significantly. Possibly due to the hotel/bistro pulling themselves too thin with trying to open a bar and another food shop on either end. Thanksgiving was mediocre. Menu described the things that were not delivered on the final product. The Lamb was a poor cut, very tough, not worth the $38 paid, and found a couple of shells still attached to the shrimp in the pasta dish. Will probably find another location for our holiday meals, which bums us out.
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.
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