Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Houston
  4. Houston
  5. Bellaire

Costa Brava Bistro

4.8
4.8
1635 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"

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, French, European

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:15 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 1,635 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
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Best Ambiance

Sort by

Filters

  1. SK

    SKRed

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambience was superb. Quite place. Food was presented well and the taste was even better. Service was first class. Wine list was good. Will definitely come back again.
  2. NK

    NathanK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic food and atmosphere, expensive but worth it imo.
  3. MM

    MelanieM

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful atmosphere and delicious fresh fish!
  4. CW

    ChuckW

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant
  6. RH

    RogerH

    Houston

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Costa Brava is a gem among Houston restaurants. The food is beautifully prepared and presented by a knowledgeable staff. Wine list of Spanish & French wines is spectacular.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alejandra was amazing. The owners are awesome.
  8. DM

    DaveM

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were fantastic
  9. DB

    DB111

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We had 2 of 4 dishes that were good others not very good.
  10. WC

    WilliamC

    New York Area

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place. Great food. Great service.
  11. ML

    MatthewL

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, thoughtfully prepared and served
  12. J

    Jeanie

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience at Costa Brava is always wonderful— we love the food— the service is gracious and helpful- and every person who keeps Costa Brava wonderful is friendly, professional and excellent at whatever they do. We love everything about Costa Brava— and the food is delicious.
  13. VJ

    VJK1360

    Los Angeles

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A neighborhood gem always great food and service
  14. L

    Leotang

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Paella has no mussels!!! The waiter knew they ran out of mussels, but didn't tell us when we ordered Paelle. The dish is large but the food is very little. Very over priced.
  15. CB

    CBellaire

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for one of their monthly wine dinners. The dishes were creative and delicious. The pairings were perfect! Everyone was so friendly. The representatives from the distributor were knowledgeable and educational.
  16. TN

    TiaNia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants, food is always excellent, service is friendly.
  17. W

    Wandon

    Jackson Hole

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent as usual. One of our most favorite place for a dinner.
  18. A

    Anonymous

    Houston

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent restaurant, we were very happy in general. Unfortunately, I was expecting tapas to be included in their menu. Also, they do not offer pitchers of sangria. Again, overall, we enjoyed the experience.
  19. DE

    DougE

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Flavors are always fantastic. The food is so good here.
  20. E

    Eyrigo

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the best meal in a year. I appreciate the quality of the ingredients, the sauces with subtle taste to compliment the ingredients, knowledge about fine European cuisine specially from Spain. Very good wine selection and very appropriate for pairing with the food. We had and share two appetizers the octopus and the jamon Serrano both exquisite and very much to the standard in my opinion of a Michelin award restaurant the main dish was a scallop risotto which was delicious. In my opinion this is a hidden gem of a restaurant becoming my favorite.
  21. SB

    SuzannaB

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service for a birthday celebration!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was EXCELLENT. Ambiance was very good. Service was EXCELLENT. We will be back!
  23. JG

    JorgeG

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner was exquisite! The Octopus appetizer was perfectly cooked and spiced, the paella was exceptional even for my husband from Sevilla Spain (and he is a critic of restaurants claiming to have “authentic paella”). The salmon was cooked perfectly with crispy skin, the wine selection was great. Perfect 60 birthday celebration
  24. SG

    StefanoG

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a pleasant experience!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my wife here for our 2nd wedding anniversary dinner and couldn't have been more happy. We were greeted with a glass of champagne. Our waiter was super friendly and explained to us the dishes we were interested in and even gave us his recommendations. It all worked out nicely. We enjoyed every dish we had and left with big smiles on our faces. :)
  26. BB

    BigB

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my sweetheart for a break from her home remodel. Next door neighbor recommended the best restaurant in Bellaire, Texas. (quite few have opened up). We met Angeles and Kitty (chef) both extremely cordial and inviting.
  27. R

    Ricardo55

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Houston. Always excellent quality, service and friendly attention.
  28. a

    abar

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary over dinner. Everything was fantastic from the food to the service and ambience. Highest recommendation.
  29. GC

    GCHouston

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First visit after hearing so many good things about the place. We were not disappointed. Decided to go all out and have the Chef's Tasting Menu, it was delicious and well presented. Others at the table had nothing but good things to say about their meals. Can't believe we waited so long to try, will have to return soon.
  30. RM

    RachelM

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem indeed in Bellaire! Everything was delicious from start to finish. We will definitely return.
  31. AB

    AdamB

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Costa Brava never disappoints. Last minute decision to dine here and we made the right call. Drinks and food were on point. Octopus appetizer was excellent, followed by white bean and chorizo soup for me and my wife had the Romaine salad. Both great. My wife had the paella and I had the duck. Both cooked perfectly and the flavor was out of this world. For dessert we split the manchego cheesecake, we both think the is one of our favorite desserts. Will be back for sure.
  32. BB

    BobB

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We attended their November wine dinner. The pairings were outstanding. Lobster risotto, rabbit crepe, beef tenderloin and a delicious dessert. The food was outstanding, the wines delicious and the service impeccable. Highly recommend attending one of the wine dinners. A great value.
  33. BS

    BarbaraS

    New Orleans

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wine dinners are extremely good. Highly recommend!
  34. a

    afoodie

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious as always
  35. PM

    PatM

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Costa Brava is one of our favorite Houston restaurants. The atmosphere is simply unmatched with attentive, yet unobtrusive service. The kitchen's creativity and seasonal focus is remarkable, with perfect execution and presentation. The wine list has great depth and good value.
  36. LE

    Luv2Eat

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Harold the bartender always fun to engage with. Wes, our outstanding waiter, made the birthday dinner all the better. Food, as always, delicious.
  37. B

    Bethy

    San Antonio

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time as always. . Wes was an outstanding waiter. Flounder was spectacular. We had a great time.
  38. L

    Lynn

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoy Costa Bravo Bistro! What a nice restaurant right here in Bellaire. The food is wonderful, the wine selection is excellent and the ambiance tops off the whole evening! It competes with any top Houston restaurant.
  39. J

    Jd77006

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never a disappointment. This restaurant is a true gem!
  40. BS

    BarbaraS

    New Orleans

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food and service as always! Wine dinners are always tremendous!

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 1635 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 21 times today
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–2:15 pm 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

  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
Copyright © 2023 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo