Costa Brava

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$31 to $50
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Southern Spain
Costa Brava is a unique setting of distinct worldly charm with the warmth and comfort of Historic St. Augustine. Enjoy the culinary creations of our James Beard featured Chef with our menu that features fresh and flavorful coastal cuisine with Floridian style combined with Bohemian inspiration. In accordance with CDC recommendations, our restaurant is actively increasing its attention and frequency of cleanliness and sanitation procedures. We do this to protect you, our loyal patrons, our Grand Performers and everyone in our community as we continue to bring you artful dining and inspired experiences.
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WilliamM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely fancy and beautiful place. The decoration is out of this world, it made me feel I was in an art museum. The food and service were also outstanding and prices were reasonable for the quality, beauty and convenient location of this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiters and waitresses were very friendly. Given the Covid-19 situation, the seating was more in the bar area but still very nice. The food was absolutely amazing. The Halibut is something everyone must try! I’d recommend the Nutella lava cake for dessert. Everyone should try this beautiful place!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable. Cocktails and food delicious.

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shannons
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Anniversary trip

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Guiness1
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was very elegant. The service was on point. The food was absolutely delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This restaurant needs a face lift

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Shender
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation for fathers day breakfast. We were seated in the bar rather than the dining area, it was so dark i could barely read the menu. The service was very slow from start to finish. Our glasses smelled like fish water, the eggs Benedict smelled and tasted like rancid pork. My husband asked for ham in his omelet which never came but we were charged for. At no point could we complain since the server dropped the food off and never returned. Overall a very poor experience, overpriced and sanitary concerns.

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vipMELISSAM
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked a reservation. Got there, and the door was locked. Looked in the window and it was empty. Tried calling the restaurant and it kept ringing and ringing. No one at the hotel was helpful. I have no idea what happened that night.

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Charles
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We have been here on a few occasions when it was the place to go for a special fine dining experience. Let's put it this way, compared to before, we were overdressed this time as other diners were in shorts and jeans. Average food, high prices. It needs to find its way back to former times when the name alone made you anticipate an above average celebration.

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CarlosS
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I will definitely be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful & the service was excellent. I ordered pancakes. They were perfectly prepared. However, $12 for 3 med-sized pancakes was a ridiculous price. I would have been embarrassed to serve those 3 single pancakes on a full-sized plate.

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KellieF
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Two employees to wait on tables (they were working their tales off). $15 a drink. Rude bartender. small small portions. Dessert was literally a sample size.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

This restaurant has an identity problem. Their website describes themselves as “Refined Asian & Middle Eastern cuisine in a romantic Moorish setting at the Casa Monica Hotel.” The category of cuisine on all the reviews is Mediterranean. And the ACTUAL menu was your basic run-of-the-mill chicken, steak, and bacon cheeseburger.

There is nothing refined, Asian, or Middle Eastern (or Mediterranean) about this place. To their credit, seasoning was good and I would consider going there if other run-of-the-mill restaurants like Fridays or Applebee’s were the alternatives.

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vipOscar13
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five-star dining experience within the historic Casa Monica. Food, service & ambience were outstanding. We started with fancy Martinis & heirloom tomato salad & each ended with filet mignon. The cuts were so juicy & tender that they barely required chewing! Emerging from quarantine, we appreciated the special attention of the bartenders & restaurant manager. Memorable romantic first night in St. Augustine. So grateful they opened for Memorial Day weekend.

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Ninjaneer
Jacksonville
23 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Costa Brava has become one of our hometown favorites. Perhaps due to the current virus scare, it was quieter than usual for a Saturday night. That made it even more special for me and my wife. As always, the food was exquisite, the service timely and professional and the ambiance magical. We also like their very professional valet parking. We shall return--soon!

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viplamplugh
London
32 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Superb meal...salmon for both me and my wife. Chowder to start. French bread with olive oil for the table. Every bite was excellent. Very high marks to the kitchen staff and to the server for providing a highly enjoyable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Loved the bottomless Mimosas! Service was a little slow, and it was not busy, but food was very good.

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JoseR
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my experience, the decor, space and staff, made us comfortable, the dining experience was fantastic the portions were excellent but I felt it a little over priced, examples a $4 for either Toast or English muffin. That’s is why I graded it a 4 on the value.

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JoeandMaryS
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I highly recommend the Hunters Platter for an appetizer. It was plenty for the 4 of us and had a great assortment of cheese, olives, chorizo, etc. Our dinners were really delicious too!

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vipflowers
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We loved our meal ...only complaint is your tag line online is tapas and you offer very few BUT what we had was excellent
We were disappointed that the Quilt wine on your list was not available

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good but the portions were small. Prices were not terrible and the place was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five stars from start to finish. Our server was excellent - prompt / efficient without interrupting our meal. Pretty good wine selection...we opted for a bottle of our favorite wine - Sancerre. Calamari was excellent, salmon was good, and my husband’s scallops were divine (perfectly cooked and like butter)! Can’t wait to return!

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Romeo
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time unfortunately the experience that we had in the bar for pre-drinks was very disappointing service wise. We waited for a very long time to be serviced and then to get our bottle of wine along with checking out took a very long time.

The meal in the restaurant was absolutely amazing!

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vipTequilagirl2
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

When we were first seated my husband was near a busy door to a private party. We requested to be moved. Marcus helped us find a much better table. We appreciated his prompt attention. Also our waitress was very professional and attentive. We will return.

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RebeccaF
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great night. Beet salad was great but the dressing need some kick to it was a little bland. Steak and lobster was fantastic. Sea bass was cooked perfectly and the beet purée was good but would have preferred a different purée on the fish. The seafood cocktail and the risotto were fantastic. The seafood chowder was yummy. Would eat there again. Fantastic service.

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JoanneP
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Menu this year was excellent both for me (not a foody) and my foody husband. Lucky for us Amber was our server. She was our server previously, and is so pleasant and attentive. The only negative was the obnoxious, noisy,and, I think, inebriated lady(?) seated next to us. This behavior was noted by the manager and Amber and thus, my glass of wine and husband’s scotch were compt.

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JimK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day dinner could not have been better. Surf and turf at most restaurants usually has one item lacking in quality but not here. Our rood was excellent and the wait staff was perfect, not seen too much or too little.

It was apparent that all restaurant staff was working hard to make their Valentines event memorable for all and they succeeded! We highly recommend Costa Brava!

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AndesMiner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Nice experience but adding a 20% tip automatically for a party of 2 seemed odd and it was not mentioned with room for an dad's tip on the bill. A little aggressive.

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williamm
Pinehurst
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

wonderful service, excellent food - really a treat! Besides wonderful food, they really take very good care of you.

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PeterS
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service for a party of 8 on a busy Saturday night. Excellent martini’s and good as well!

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JamesB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food=Great
Service = Great
No Pressure = Fantastic
Both we and our guests will be back

Costa Brava
Responded on February 8, 2020

Good Day James, Thank you so much for the kind words. We look forward to hosting you and your guests again soon! Kindly, Barrett Toole Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for Sunday brunch and had the BEST time. Our server, Amber, was amazing. She was attentive but not overbearing. The food was quick and delicious. The music was so relaxing. All components lead to an A+ experience. I will definitely be back soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This was a great restaurant but had a few service/food glitches based on our orders, however, they did go out of their way to try and fix it and to meet dietary needs. The food we had was ordered well done and tasty and just right for brunch.

My biggest complaint was that the live music during brunch funneled right into the side room we were given for our party of 7 which made it difficult to converse.

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vipKevinP
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was good but a bit under seasoned....
Good, not great....expected a bit more....

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dc0235
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The place is beautiful , the ambiance and staff are amazing. The downfall is the food and the value. I would pay 500$ for a plate of food if it wow's me but the food although tasty i could get anywhere else for much less. Nothing exciting very blah menu.

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TERRYW
Yosemite
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

A nice table was ready when we arrived. The service was excellent. The food was just above average. The salmon was very good, but the lamb was overcooked. We requested medium rare, but it came just little short of well done.

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vipboyneboy
Orlando
52 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were staying at the Casa Monica for the weekend and dined at Costa Brava for a lunch and a breakfast. The food was very good both times and well prepared. What stands out are the staff. Our lunch server Amber was not only very attentive as our waiter but at the end of the meal and we were the last diners, she assisted us with recommendations to see in the neighborhood. Very friendly but also spoke very highly of the hotel and its care of her and the other employees. We overheard another waitress speak about when she had a family illness, how good the hotel management was to her and that she had never worked for an employer as good as Kessler. Its a beautiful hotel, very good food, but the dedicated people who work for this company that cares - that is five star in my book. I highly recommend both the restaurant and the hotel.

Costa Brava
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you for the kind words! We will share the feedback with both ladies. We look forward to hosting you when you're back in St. Augustine. Kindly, Barrett Toole Restaurant Manager

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vipVickiS
Orlando
32 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Easy breakfast in our hotel lobby. Service was top notch and food was good. Prices are as expected in a hotel. One of the only places to get a breakfast while town is packed and has limited options.

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ThomasR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We appeared for dinner on New Year's Eve and were very disappointed. We had been to the restaurant several years ago and enjoyed it, so made a reservation for New Years about a month in advance. When we arrived for an 830 reservation, after waiting to be seated we were placed in a table right by the bar where the band was so loud we could not hear at all. When I asked if there were any other tables available, the maître de rudely told me no. The food was mediocre at best, for a high price for St. Augustine. We will never come to this restaurant again.

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Costa Brava offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (904) 819-6018 ext. 6011.

Costa Brava is rated 4.1 stars by 1550 OpenTable diners.

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