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Costa Brava Bistro, Bellaire, TX

Costa Brava Bistro

4.9
4.9
1828 Reviews
$50 and over
Spanish
Owners Angeles Dueñas and Kitty Bailey have created a home where they explore the rich traditions of the food and wine from Spain and France with a modern, personal approach.
Open Table's 2016 list - "100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America"


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, French, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (713) 839-1005
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Kitty Bailey
  • Neighborhood
    Bellaire
  • Cross street
    S. Rice Ave. Next to Bank of America
  • Parking details
    Plentiful Front and Back of Building
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,828 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

1,828 Reviews
  1. BarbaraS

    New Orleans

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding wine dinner! Always a great experience.

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  2. EuclidesS

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, it was a wonderful dinner with excellent food. The place was packed and there were a a waiting list. We thought that the drinks were not timely, I thought that waiting 15 minutes for a glass of wine a bit much. One bar attendant was not sufficient for such the number of customers. It did detract from the dinner.

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  3. AmyG

    Houston

    136 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    136 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is worthy of a Michelin star! Each time we dine here we’re are impressed at how much it has grown. Now they are starting with an amuse bouche on a creamy shot of creamy squash soup. We shared the soft shell crab over patatasbravas which was delicious! There are so many terrific main dishes that it is hard to choose. We both had the black rice with seafood which was delicious and filling. We shared a nice bottle of Albarinio which was a nice match for the seafood. Can’t wait to return.

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  4. DSenior

    Houston

    129 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    129 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Three of us for dinner. We had gazpacho, romaine salad, grilled shrimp with mashed potatoes, grilled trout sub risotto for cous cous, daily special branzino, chocolate croissant bread pudding, and everyone was very pleased with his or her food. Server was excellent.

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  5. Traveler

    Houston

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been hearing good things about Costa Brava Bistro for years and finally made it in last Saturday. The food was delicious and met or exceeded our high expectations. Our server Angel was attentive and helpful, and it was nice to see the chef/owner bringing out dishes herself and circulating through the dining room. The wine list is rather short and exclusively Spanish and French (which intimidated me a bit), but our server suggested an excellent bottle which paired perfectly with our meal. We'll be back!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm family feel with superior food, service and ambiance.

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  7. nannygoat

    Houston

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a restaurant that I know well, but have not been to in a while. It was a joy to be back! The food was delicious and different from most restaurants. The service was outstanding... warm and friendly and very knowledgeable. It wasn't particularly cheap, but I think the pricing was appropriate. It remains one of my favorite restaurants!

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  8. CindyS

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious! Love your soft shell crab.

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  9. MelindaL

    Houston

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone at the table loved their meal, especially the soft shelled crab which was available the night we dined. Had a lovely evening & look forward to a return visit in the near future.

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  10. Customer

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently excellent every visit. A must for regular visits

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, wine, and drink choices. Finally a restaurant where conversation does not need to be screamed to be heard.

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  12. kathyr

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We selected the "Chef's Tasting" menu with wine pairing and were delighted. Each course was incredibly delicious and the wine pairing upped the experience. Courses consisted of lightly battered and fried shrimp (2), 2 scallops in a very light sauce, 2 pieces of pork with crispy skin served with 3 sauces and 2 lamb chops. Dessert was chocolate cake with espresso frosting served with a carajillo cocktail. Wonderful experience!

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  13. Mike

    Houston

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've gone to Costa Brava a number of times and always enjoy the experience. We went last night for my wife's birthday and the service was impeccable.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another excellent experience at Cista Brava. Our friends love the ambiance, the great service and delicios food.

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  15. Tolman

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the wonderful folks at Costa Brava did a remarkable job. Excellent food, service, and ambience. Love Angeles, Kitty and the gang!!

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  16. RODC

    Houston

    35 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The steak was really tough to chew. And the Peking Duck was impossible to eat. The service was terrible not only for us but others were complaining. They did a great job of taking my CENTURIAN credit card.

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  17. Joyce

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely dinner with girls friends. Excellent food, nice atmosphere in quiet surroundings. I recommend highly

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  18. raulbrindis

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic gastronomic experience. Like usual the food taste incredible and the service is superb. I visit the restaurant with my father and my son and we had a great dinner.

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  19. Quickdraw1

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Burgundy wine. Dinner. Quail egg Benedict excellent and lemon Risotto with crab excellent as well. Angele and Kitty have a very comfortable restaurant with top notch food and service that reflects their commitment to a wonderful dining.

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  20. Mere

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit Overall very good experience And excellent presentation

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  21. DavidJ

    Houston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Our favorite restaurant in Houston for either special occasions or just a date night.

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  22. GeorgeG

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Would recommend Costa Brava enthusiastically.

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  23. CindyB

    Houston

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I went to Costa Brava for Valentine’s Day and it was just about perfect. The ambience is romantic and the food and service were excellent, even with a packed house.

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  24. me123

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had been hearing about this restaurant from several people and everything they said was true - FANTASTIC! We loved everything we ordered and the service was superb!

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  25. John6491

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Food, Extraordinary Wines. What else can you expect?

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For such an elegant and pricey establishment, they are very stingy with what is usually served gratuitously at other less expensive restaurants. 2 small slices of bread are $4, & you have to ask for water if you want it. Drink pours are quite small, also The filet mignon was well-cooked, but a small portion. The fish was under seasoned. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, & the ambience is nice.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and the service very professional!

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  28. LATA

    Houston

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very welcoming local restaurant. Not cutting edge but pleasant place to go for a meal where you can visit with your friends.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Each course of the 4-course meal and the accompanying wines were delicious and beautifully presented. Service was friendly and attentive, but not disruptive. Made for a perfect date night with my hubby! This is one of our favorite restaurants in the Houston area and they never disappoint! If you never tried them, you’re missing out on a true gem.

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  30. BarbaraS

    New Orleans

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding in every category. Wine dinners are always amazing.

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  31. RozanneR

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I ordered salmon with puréed cauliflower, and it was absolutely perfect!!! I splurged and had apple tart for dessert that was drizzled with caramel sauce on top with ice cream. The coffee was also delicious! I am looking for an opportunity to go back there within the next couple of weeks! BRAVO to Costa Brava!!!!

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  32. EliDines

    Houston

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a stand-out restaurant that never disappoints. A lovely evening all around. The food was fabulous. There was an amazing amuse-bouche -- a creamy mushroom soup that was to die for.

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  33. GloriaH

    Houston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Costa Brava delivers consistently great cuisine and service. Bravo!

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  34. Thptrek

    Houston

    83 reviews

    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cozy room. This is fine dining. Great knowledgeable service, good wine list. A place that you feel very comfortable being at. Food is excellent.

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  35. KimW

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and experience is always amazing here! The chef has curated a perfect menu.

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  36. PabloV

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Muy buen sitio, buena comida, buenos cócteles, buenos postes, buena atención y buen ambiente!

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  37. hellokitty

    Houston

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is a gem in Bellaire. The service is very good, and the atmosphere is perfect. It is quiet, dimly lit, and beautifully decorated. The food is delicious but incredibly rich. We would come more often, but there are only two salads and most of the vegetables served with the meal are drowned in butter. The menu also never seems to change. I like some variety! Being that we have been coming here for years, even before this new building, I feel that an update to the menu would be welcome. Please add healthy vegetables, more salads, and vegetables not drowned in butter.

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  38. Travellady

    Houston

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have always found the food to be innovative and delicious. The fish was impeccably fresh, the light butter wine sauce perfect. The desserts are rich— we could have shared! The service is informed, attentive, not intrusive. A great place to enjoy wonderful food and conversation. Yes! You are not drowned out by music or loud chatter!

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  39. BartH

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for the wine dinner. The trout dish was amazing and one of the best fish dishes I have ever eaten. The lamb chops were prepared in a crispy style which worked quite well. The service was very good and each wine was explained in whatever detail you desired.

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  40. agirlnamedgoo

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love our dinners here! Every aspect is perfect!

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FAQs

Costa Brava Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 839-1005.

Costa Brava Bistro is rated 4.9 stars by 1828 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Costa Brava Bistro

5107 Bellaire St. 100, Bellaire, TX 77401

Additional information

  • Cross street
    S. Rice Ave. Next to Bank of America
  • Neighborhood
    Bellaire
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, French, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Plentiful Front and Back of Building
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Kitty Bailey
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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