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Costa Brava Bistro

4.8
4.8
1554 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


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, French, European

  • Hours of operation

    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 1,554 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Houston

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. LY

    Looking4Yum

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful food Angeles and the crew as charming and attentive as ever.
  2. RA

    RobinA

    New Mexico

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrated our 42nd anniversary and this was the right place. Everything was very relaxing and the food was tasty. We had the chefs tasting menu with wine pairing. That is a bit pricey but no regrets. I’ll be back but probably order off the menu next time. Tasting menu is an experience.
  3. ER

    ElbaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Will be a returning customer! Excellent quality food
  4. JO

    JOHNG

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GREAT SERVICE, G00D FOOD, EXCELLENT WINE, LOW NOISE AND A GOOD FRIEND.
  5. CJ

    CarynJ

    New Orleans

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this little Bellaire gem! I have never had a bad meal or evening here. Great wine selection & mixed drinks. Highly recommend. EAT HERE!
  6. LB

    LynnB

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Costa Brava is always top notch, the wine selections are excellent and the service is always good. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and, best of all, quiet! Highly recommend.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  8. r

    rondl

    Houston

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s hard to believe it is been almost 10 years since the first time we have visited Costa Brava. The food was absolutely wonderful and the service was not rushed. Two people in the party got the shrimp appetizer that was so garlicky and delicious. And three of us had the incredibly wonderful lamb chops. These are the best lamb chops in the city. The fourth in our party Kathy snapper with crab meat and she loved every bite of it.
  9. C

    Cafegourmet

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! And the service is great! A neighborhood gem, but we don't really live in the neighborhood. It is a very cozy comfortable restaurant. Highly recommend it!
  10. VH

    ValerieH

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food is excellent. A bit pricey, but great menu, good service, and a nice ambiance. Perfect for date night. Note: after two visits here we noticed the crowd they attract seems to be much older.
  11. CB

    CBellaire

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always. I enjoy how they create dishes that pair so well with the featured wines. One in our party chose not to reserve the wine dinner in advance, electing to order off the regular menu. The staff didn't make that guest feel awkward and timed their appetizer, entree, and dessert to the wine dinner courses. Lovely evening!
  12. LY

    LisaY

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can’t wait to go back! The food was delicious and the service was excellent.
  13. t

    texanchef

    Houston

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Spanish restaurant in Houston! The food was superb and the wine pairings were excellent!
  14. IM

    ImpressMe

    Houston

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We went to Costa Brava to celebrate our 27th anniversary. This is a lovely restaurant but a little crowded in COVID times. Tables seem a little close together. We were not sure why every other table had amuse-bouches and we were not offered any. We also waited a while for water or menus after arriving. My salad with anchovies was excellent but strongly garlicky. My husband's duck confit appetizer was a bit fatty. Our seafood entrees (snapper with green beans and scallops with risotto) were delicious. Chocolate croissant bread pudding was excellent. A nice anniversary, but at these prices, we expect 100% exceptional service and food.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, great service.
  16. K

    Kathy

    Houston

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Lamb chops, quail and duck confit were all delicious and the apple tart for dessert was the perfect way to finish it off.
  17. FD

    FernandezDiaz

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food...awesome... The service...Excellent The best Spanish restaurant in Houston...highly recommended.
  18. g

    godzilla

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique European bistro food, not available anywhere else in Houston.
  19. m

    mafore

    Nashville

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem
  20. k

    krisinparis

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing dinner at Costa Brava. The octopus appetizer was outstanding. The Cochinita has a delicious crispy skin. The snapper was also very good.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Overall very enjoyable!
  22. B

    donB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    This is a place that has been high level of quality since day 1 The menu has always been diverse on a Mediterranean theme Some times portions have been on meager size but no reason to avoid If you want perfect ambience high quality food preparation and usually impeccable service make a reservation ASAP
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you like traditional Spanish and French with a high end fine dining experience… you can not best this place! I highly recommend.
  24. DC

    DebbieC

    Tallahassee

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always!
  25. BS

    BarbaraS

    New Orleans

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful food and service. The wine dinners are superb!
  26. G

    Greg

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Entrees are pricey and maybe an off-night but just lacked the flavor I expected.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A farewell dinner for friends leaving the country.
  28. DC

    DeniseC

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around amazing...as always!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Chet’s tasting menu - absolutely terrific! Creative and perfect execution
  30. BM

    BarryM

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals in town!! We love the people and the food!!!
  31. RJ

    RJRDIVED

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    4 of us were there for anniversary celebrations. Food, service, wine recommendations were excellent. We will return soon.
  32. BS

    BarbaraS

    New Orleans

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meals at Costa Brava! The wine dinners are spectacular!
  33. S

    Sandee

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attended a 5 course wine dinner with Spanish wines for each course. Delicious food. Wine pairings were great. We were seated promptly and were not rushed through dinner. The restaurant was full but we could still have a pleasant conversation without raising our voices. Impeccable service and we had a nice visit with Kitty the chef.
  34. DC

    DeniseC

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oustanding in every way!
  35. a

    anon

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We participated in the Chef's Tasting menu. True, the price will raise an eyebrow, but the offerings are worth every bit of it. We were able to experience a generous selection of foods and tastes, delightful surprises and unique presentations, and we left well satisfied. The chef, Kitty, is warm and welcoming, and she and her staff are truly talented and gracious. We are definitely returning!
  36. RO

    RODC

    Houston

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as usual
  37. KB

    dinerKB

    Houston

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best food in Houston!
  38. G

    Grin

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful Bellaire gem. Always good food and service
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was awesome and the choices were numerous. The only negative was our server. He continually rushed us and pushed various dishes on the menu. When he spoke of the special, one could not understand his mumbling.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and great service.

FAQs

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

Costa Brava Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 1554 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


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

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, French, European

  • 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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