San José Restaurants



Le Chandelier

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Le Chandelier Review

San José doesn't get classier than this restaurant, where formal service and traditional sauce-heavy French dishes are part of the experience. The dining room is elegant, with wicker chairs, tile floors, and original paintings. The Swiss chef, Claude Dubuis, might start you off with saffron ravioli stuffed with ricotta cheese and walnuts. His main courses include such unique dishes as corvina in a pejibaye (peach palm) sauce or hearts of palm and veal chops glazed in a sweet port-wine sauce. The more familiar pato a la naranja (duck à l'orange) gets a tropical twist as pato a la maracuyá (duck in passion fruit).

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
  • Closed Sun. No lunch Sat.
Updated: 03-28-2013

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    Gourmet French with a Tico Touch

    Le Chandelier is indeed French...but the clever use of local ingredients makes this as much as gourmet Costa Rican restaurant as a French restaurant that happens to be in Costa Rica. It's very expensive compared to most other restaurants, but the romantic atmosphere, attentive service and wonderful food make it the perfect place to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or surviving a really tough work week.

    by infotrop, 9/8/07

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