Costa Brava

4.4
1458 reviews
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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. Take a culinary journey along the Spanish & French Mediterranean at our Costa Brava restaurant. The signature restaurant features four separate dining rooms, two breathtaking bars featuring Cobalt Lounge and panoramic views of Lightner Museum from Cobalt terrace and Costa Brava Dining rooms. 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.
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St. Augustine's Best Happy Hour

Enjoy artfully curated daily features

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 7, 2019

Ends: May 8, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-7:00PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Come join us for the grandest Thanksgiving brunch in St. Augustine from 11am-3pm. Make your Thanksgiving dinner elegant with our artfully curated 4 course menu from 5pm-9pm.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy a one of a kind artfully curated 4 course Christmas Eve dinner that will take your palate on a culinary adventure. From 5pm-10pm.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 1458 People Are Saying
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OT
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a very nice evening at Costa Brava. Our friend was disappointed there was no Snapper (on menu) available. We also had a bad bottle of wine (which we understand happens occasionally). However, our next two choices were not available.

Food was good, presentation decent. Service was good. We have dined here before and will return.

AB
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch is more than you expect...wonderful ambiance with a guitar player, fantastic food and mimosas. A great way to celebrate our anniversary.

RW
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Food quality not commensurate with the price. Food somewhat flavorless with no complexity.

Costa Brava
Responded on August 10, 2019

Good Day Robert, I appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback of your experience. I apologize that the food did not live up to our shared expectation. We just released our new Summer menu and would appreciate the opportunity to discuss with you further in detail and to make it right. Kindly, Barrett Toole Restaurant Manager

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ML
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and fantastic service in an historic setting!

JK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

We have eaten in many restaurants in St Augustine. This was by far the worst experience I have had. Service slow, some dishes ok others cold and tasteless. Will not go back. Overall a wasted meal.

Costa Brava
Responded on August 10, 2019

Hello Jay, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback of your experience. I apologize that it did not live up to your or the restaurant's standards. We would appreciate the opportunity to discuss with you further in detail and to make it right. Please let us know how we can correct this mistake and restore your faith in Costa Brava. Kindly, Barrett Toole Restaurant Manager

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N
Jacksonville
19 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and service in a convenient location. We shall return!

JM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent
Michael our waiter was superb
I ordered the sea scallops they were cooked to perfection and plenty of them. I could not finish them all
If you need that little sweet something at the end of meal....highly recommend the basil berry sorbet

Costa Brava
Responded on August 10, 2019

Hi Janet, Thank you for the kind words about your experience! We just released our new summer menu with a new take on our scallop dish. We look forward to your return and hope it will be a new favorite! Kindly, Barrett Toole Restaurant Manager

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l
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place and great food , actually had the best steak tenderloin I’ve ever had . Wait stall also did a great job .

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Server forgot our appetizers, and the food was mediocre

JT
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a very nice meal- my wife commented that the calamari was, perhaps, the best preparation sha had ever tasted. My meals was presented beautifully and tasted delicious.

MR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, nice atmosphere. Food delicious.

JP
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Parking the car was easy, and it was our 45th Anniversary and we were looking forward to our arrival. We checked in with the front desk and were immediately met with a friendly and warm smile and escorted to our table. The staff were all dressed appropriately, restaurant was very nice and our waiter introduced himself as Richard and our evening began in a great setting. It was very nice.

The negative side should only be taken in a positive vein. It was a rainy evening and my only draw back was to sit in a nice room that had no dress code. People in Blue Jeans, shorts and inappropriate dress for a restaurant did had draw backs. My only regret and it was a deterring factor for the costs incurred.

If costs are to be as they are your going to need a dress code. I often go to your Bohemian restaurant in the Orlando area for Sunday Brunch. Yes its expensive but to look around and see everyone dressed is part of the restaurant experience. This doesn't happen and while so much was right the dress code was far to relaxed for weekly attendance by us. You can make a difference and you should. Think about what others saw and its not just me. You need to keep your repeat customers. Just my opinion.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Overall decent place, but server disappeared for 40 minutes with no explanation. All other servers were coming by tables regularly. Food is good, but definitely not memorable and not the best value. I recommend Ice Plant if you haven’t been there yet.

PF
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food with great small plates and shareable options. Richard, our waiter, was terrific. He let us eat at a nice leisurely pace. We appreciated getting regular ice with our drinks (not the 1 ice cube at extra fee!) and our wine was excellent too. We recommend Costa Brava, a secret hidden gem in the Casa Monica Hotel.

KC
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and wonderful service!!

T
Houston
73 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dramatic decor that adds to the dinner experience. Food was excellent and service outstanding. We shared several small plates and it was fun. Very good flavors. We would go back

MB
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant, and the hotel that it is in, the Casa Monica, is a Saint Augustine gem. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner, the charcuterie board was amazing!

d
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful father's day brunch.
Great food and friendly staff!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my fiance here for her birthday under my brothers recommendation who had visited St. Agustine prior to is going there. Was not disappointed! The atmosphere was beautiful, live guitarist, and the service was amazing! Food was also very delicious and would go again!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome birthday celebration for my bf

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was very good but my entree was not hot.

SG
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

My food came out with tomato Which I’m highly allergic to. No mention anywhere on the menu of tomato being in the dish. Nor has it been the last five times I’ve ordered the same dish. The food had to be redone at 30 min additional wait. My husband ate alone while I sat starving. A discount at least would’ve been nice. At 70$ food should be served properly at the same time.

SB
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Had not been there in some time but the Marriott influence is clear. I would probably not recommend since it is not even close to what the old 95 Cordova (before Marriott) was like. It Had much better food selection and presentation, and a very pleasurable Ambiance. The place now looks like any other 4 or5 Star Hotel, no longer anything special.

MI
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great (salmon).. Katie was a great server and made the Birthday celebration something special

SG
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was amazing and so was the food. Truly appreciating the compliance with my restrictive diet

EF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food and service. We both had hanger steak item in the menu and the steak was tender and flavorful. I highly recommend this place.

f
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service

M
Atlanta
37 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We truly enjoyed our time at Costa Brava. The room is off the lobby of the Casa Monica hotel and is beautifully decorated in a Spanish motif. The service was excellent. We asked for some significant changes to one of the dishes we ordered and they were done without any difficulties at all. My steak was perfectly cooked but the sauce was under flavored. My husband loved his scallops. Prices were reasonable for the location.

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great dinner - service was a little slow however we were not in a rush. The Maître D was outstanding and offered amazing service

SG
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delightful experience following daughters dance show. Food was delish. I wish the quantity of vegetables was consistent. Sometimes the menu items are very generous and other times lacking. The taste was a 10 so we will continue being regulars:)))

t
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Had small plates and shared a salad. All excellent. Would recommend

CW
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner. Perhaps the best filet I have ever had! Duck was superb. Service was impeccable and the decor luxurious. Highly recommend!

SG
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our best experience in a long time. Kelly our server couldn’t have been better. The kitchen was very accommodating with my strict diet issues and the food was a delight. I even thought the manager on staff was amazing.

AB
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome sunday brunch! Unlimited mimosas, crab legs, oysters, carving station, and more!

C
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Food and waitress were great! Long wait at maitre d stand to be seated. Managers (?) didn’t seem to care and more interested in excuses rather than apologizing.

IO
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary dinner and were treated like king and queen. The food was superb! We will definitely return with family and friends.

JL
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 4

The dining experience was spoiled by the policy that the restaurant seems to have regarding the check for the meal. We were a couple, celebrating Mother's Day, and enjoyed the meal and service. However, when we received the check, I noticed that a gratuity had been added to the check - the server never mentioned that fact, and it's possible that I would have added another gratuity and not been aware of the double payment. I understand that adding gratuity to a check is common when there are six or more guests, but have never seen it for a couple. And, certainly the dining guests should be apprised of the policy. It may have been in small print on the menu, but that is not enough notice as we look quickly at the menu, select a meal and enjoy conversation. We don't study the menu for fine print. Very disappointed!

a
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Ben was amazing! Second time he had taken care of us, and it really added to the experience

DB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best holiday brunch I’ve ever had! Definitely got our moneys worth with how much seafood was offered. Also had the biggest charcuterie board I’ve ever seen! They had live music that was perfect for the setting, as well. Absolutely want to go back!

SG
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am currently very grateful that Costa Brava exists. I’m on a diet that allows very little. Everything is fresh, so modifications can be made. My husband I had the duck this evening and it was very good. I was sad to see the sea bass off the menu but glad there was a replacement

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