house with a 1930’s façade, history becomes the story and XXI century
culinary techniques collide with the origins of Costa Rican cuisine.
3 ambiances filled with art, great food and good music.
Todo genial, fue el cumpleaños de mi hermana, el servicio no pudo ser mejor, la comida deliciosa y todo excelente. Recomendado total
Excelente experiencia, comida y servicio expectacular.
El ambiente muy bien, el servicio excelente. El postre esfera de chocolate no estaba bueno, los sabores no se conjuban de manera agradable en el paladar. Me pareció que tenía maíz mala combinación. Sin embargo la espuma de guayaba con muy buen sabor. Tiene futuro si se valora.
Muy linda experiencia
Heiner como mesero estuvo excelente e hizo que la experiencia del menú de degustación fuera aún más mágica. La comida deliciosa, sabores inesperados y después de los 6 tiempos uno queda de verdad lleno. Altamente recomendado!
The place and food is amazing but the access is not.
There is no parking. A ballet parking during the day is required. The area where the restaurant is located is not very safe, and walk from the nearest parking lot to the restaurant is a brave act! Even more if you are a woman.
I know you can always use uber but some of us really avoid due to COVID and work.
20 minutes waiting in the entrance for a reserved table.
Tasting menu that did not respect food allergies
TBH I left hungry after their “6 course meal”... the presentation was great, but the food itself - average at best. The desserts were colorful but tasted like a store-bought cake, definitely not what I had expected. I’m glad it was not a special occasion for us.
experiencia interesante y sorprendente, servicio muy amable, lugar bonito
Delicious food and one of a kind experience. Amazing flavors
Simplemente no cumplió con las expectativas
Silvestre is one of my favorites restaurantes, love the place, the food outstanding and very original. The service is excellence too.
Sala/cuarto estaba muy lleno de mesas/clientes con muy poca circulacion de aire en un lugar cerrado.
No nos hemos sentido cómodo.
El ambiente es excelente! La comida es exquisita y el servicio es rápido y excelente
Excelente experiencia, comida deliciosa, muy buen servicio
Best restaurant in the entire country... totally recommended!!!
Scrumptious food with the surprise menu and we did with wine pairings from chef’s suggestions, service was great, not intrusive, knowledgeable and good story teller, cocktails were very exciting and delicious, will definitely go back and do recommend indeed , don’t forget the reservations. Cheers
The service was lacking and the restaurant was not busy.
Plates should have been cleared that were already used in what is supposed to be a good restaurant.
Portions are small for the price that is charged.
The food was good, but I was at other restaurants in Costa Rica that the food was comparable and the price was better.
Amazing place to dine and the staff were attentive and engaging. Food was a journey of surprises, with their inclusion of Costa Rican centric ingredients a true delight for diners.
Spectacular! The food was amazing as always! If you go try the churchill for desert
Awesome from start to finish. Excellent to celebrate a special occasion
Además de una comida excelente es toda una experiencia. Me encantó la explicación de cada plato
Amazing experience, food has the best of mix of CR traditional with an innovative touch
I am spending a few days in SJO before getting to the forests, parks and beaches. I was told that SJO has little to offer, but what a surprise Silvestre was. OpenTable says it's cuisine is "international"; not at all. It is quite local, which I appreciated. The website states "cocina costarricense contemporánea". I got the 6 course tasting menu, which was exceptionally creative, with elements such as a savory arroz con leche to start, or a savory churro with blood pudding instead of chocolate, and a garlic sauce. Not only the dishes bubbled with creativity, but also the presentation, such as the meat that was prepared in a small bowl on charcoal right at the table, or the bonbon at the end that was hidden in a balloon that the guest had to pop to get to the goodie. Well done, Santiago Fernández! The interiors are also worth mentioning; as was the attentive service. An all around joy, and the meal with liquids came to all of $60 including service and tip; albeit without wine, due to dry January. Which was a shame, because the wine list was quite tempting, also.
Got the surprise 6 course menu
Delicious and so much fun
Nothing like a chef with a sense of humor
We will remember that night for a long time
Best food in San Jose ! Its an experience eating at Silvestre, you cannot miss it. Real fine dining
Exciting, very good, Costa Rican reintepreted food.
Silvestre is one of those places you can’t get enough of, the constant reinvention, experimentation and creativity of their menu is delightful!
Lugar agradable, menú interesante con sorpresas en todo momento!
Costarricam food taken to new level! Is amazing how the Chef plays with what do you see vs what do you taste.
Buena comida y el concepto muy interesante .... espero que saquen el próximo menú pronto !
Well presented food with great service but unfortunately it tasted very average. Everything just missed the mark and there was a strange atmosphere about the place. Looks better in the pictures.
Outstanding food and service. I fully recommend it.
It was good, interesting concept but not wow, as I expected. I prefer to spend my money somewhere else where it is WOW.
Exc experiencia! Menú delicioso
My only complaint is that the special menu had the same main entree as I ordered. We would rather have shared a different main course than having duplicated the same dish. The server could have suggested that in case we didn't want 2 orders of risotto, I should get a different entree. I know it's supposed to be a surprise menu, but it would have been nice to know.
Muy buena experiencia el menú de degustación
La experiencia con comida típica costarricense presentada magistralmente como platos Gourmet y superando los sabores, es extraordinario. Una delicia y muy agradable.
Muy creativo y elegante. El menú de degustacion en un chuzo.
Silvestre is rated 4.5 stars by 312 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.