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About Costa Brava Bistro
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"
Bellaire, TX 77401
Spanish, French, European
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Monday -Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm;
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
S. Rice Ave.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Plentiful Front and Back of Building
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Monthly Wine Event held on the last Monday of each month. Call for details.
Costa Brava Bistro Ratings and Reviews
The restaurant claims to be a mix of French and Spanish food and it's neither. The Galician Octopus was poorly prepared (over cooked) and lacked grain sea salt. The french onion soup had little to no cheese. The fish was well cooked but garnishments were average. I ordered a side risotto and it was undercooked. No refills on anything (even though cost for soda is $4). No real Spanish food on the menu except for 4 items. Limited wine selections. My wife and I have been to authentic Spanish restaurants in the costa brava (north of Spain) and had high expectations which were not met. Will not return
My second time visiting Costa Bravo Bistro and it does not disappoint! Lovely place and wonderful food. Not may vegetarian options but if you are a meat or fish lover there is a wonderful menu and everything is delicious with slightly different takes on soups like French onion or Gazpacho. A great place to go for a quiet dinner to catch up with a friend or date!
This is a nice neighborhood restaurant, a true gem in Bellaire. It is pricey, and there is no lunch menu, so it a very pricy lunch if you go then. I do wish they would have some lighter fare, but most of their food is quite heavy. I usually just eat a small portion of the meal and bring the rest home. All that being said, the food is very good, and the service is A+. They offer a very nice selection of wine, and the sangria is delicious. The salmon with cauliflower purée is delicious, as is the chicken dish with lentils. I can't say I've ever had a bad meal here, so essentially you can't go wrong with any entree! They have nice coffee, but no non-fat milk if you like that for a latte or a cappuchino. The desserts are ok, but very sweet. The atmosphere is nice and welcoming. It can be chilly in the restaurant, so bring a wrap if you tend to get cold easily.
Costa Brava is our only "go-to" restaurant when we're visiting Houston a couple of times each year.
It has never, over five years, disappointed us in any way. And we are, I can assure you, very picky guests, having dined throughout France, Spain and Italy.
Go. You'll be impressed, too.
Costa Brava does not disappoint. Food is consistently very good or excellent, whether it is a special entree or standard menu item. Two of us had lamb (chops, lamb "Osso buco") and another had quail. All were fantastic. The special stuffed pepper appetizer was just enough to whet our appetite; and the two desserts were fantastic.Service is extremely attentive without being cloying. Good wines both by the glass and bottle. All in all, a great spot.
We have been before and enjoy it every time. The staff really show they care that you enjoy your meal. They are adaptable to different requests for different folks. We asked for a slow pace between courses and the people next to us were speeding through and going to a show and everyone seemed happy. Their Octopus appetizer is always good and never rubbery so if it is something you always wanted to try this is the place to do it. The wine list has a nice selection of Spanish wines which are not always on the list at other California dominated places. All in all a dependable good experience.
Excellent, always fresh food offerings. Excellent ambiance, with a personal touch!
Any of the seafood (i.e. The Grilled Rainbow Trout and the Snapper are favorites) dishes are expertly prepared, with a nice selection of sides. On this visit, my husband had a lamb shank that was 'fork-tender'! Nice wine selection, and dessert options (if you have room, try the Manchego Cheesecake or the carmel apple tart)!
We dine here often, and have never had a bad meal!
My friend and her daughter were visiting from Ecuador. They have both travelled extensively and are well versed in regional cuisines of the many places they've been to. I wanted to impress their taste buds with an authentic Catalonian meal. In addition, my friend has developed some intolerances so food items recently and has had to become a vegetarian. Luckily for us, Costa Brava had delicious selections for everyone, and they even adjusted some to her vegetarian needs.
Wine was very good, as usual. And I had my customary glass of cava. Lifes doesn't get any better!
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