This little bistro feels like it would fit right into the streets of Paris or Barcelona, but here it is in San Luis Obispo, the "happiest city in the USA."
The menu is limited, but what they do, they do well. Their cocktails are winners and their salads are fresh, local, and great. I'm no hamburger eater, but my friend offered me a bite of hers and I nearly wrested it from her grasp. The secret? The chef includes bacon pieces in the ground meat. What could go wrong with even more bacon in our diets? Sorry doc.
Sitting out on the lower patio by the fire pit and sculptural tree is wonderful on even nippy nights, but we nearly froze up on the terrace above there. Indoors is nice at night. Very cozy and perfect ambiance.
You have to check out the copper unisex washbasin outside the bathrooms. Talk about a great example of upcycling. It looks like it was once one of those big hot water tanks attached to a wood
stove. Very cool wash area.
The staff is accommodating and fun. Hip. Young. Uplifting.
Really, I mentioned the cocktails, but I need to mention them again. Wonderful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A boutique hotel and restaurant serving farm-to-table dishes inspired by Spanish cuisine. The hotel includes 17 rooms: 3 Classic, 10 Deluxe, and 4 Suites with balconies. The design exposes the raw elements of the original 1920's building. Each well-appointed room features original hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, antique Persian rugs, original artwork and the finest textiles. They are 100% non-smoking and offer air-conditioning, LCD flat-screen TVs, and bath products by C&O Bigelow and Kiki de Montoarnasse. Also included in the rate is a complimentary Linus Bikes for touring the area. Granada is situated in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo, making it easy for guests to enjoy a wide range of activities including wine tasting, hiking through the lush countryside, a day at the beach, golfing, or strolling downtown shops and restaurants. The world famous Farmers Market is located one block from the hotel, and is held every Thursday night. Oprah Winfrey and National Geographic recently named this ‘the happiest city in America’. ... more less
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