Costa Brava

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$31 to $50
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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. 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. In accordance with CDC recommendations, our restaurant is actively increasing its attention and frequency of cleanliness and sanitation procedures. We do this to protect you, our loyal patrons, our Grand Performers and everyone in our community as we continue to bring you artful dining and inspired experiences.
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
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4.2
ambience
3.9
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Foodie
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased to be seated at a table that was away from everyone else. The restaurant is still practicing social distancing. The waiter was attentive without being unctuous. Food was excellent. I had the watermelon salad and the halibut and a glass of zinfindel.

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vipcalgood
Jacksonville
151 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Costa Brava is an excellent fine dining restaurant in the Casa Monica Hotel in Saint Augustine. The menu is versatile with new special offerings, the wine list is expanding, and the cocktail and drink selection complements the dinner experience. The service is very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Parking is easy with valet. A lovely evening!

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StevenM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect choice for our wedding anniversary! I had the halibut, my wife had the lamb chops. Absolutely delicious food. Wonderful atmosphere. Can't wait to go back! Thanks for a perfect evening!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 2 year wedding anniversary. Great place! Charming atmosphere in an old historic hotel.

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Jerry5
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding! We would absolutely recommend this restaurant!! We look forward to our next dining experience.

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PerryM
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go every year for our anniversary. Even with the COVID 19 restrictions, the experience was excellent. I would recommend them now especially due this moment in time. Our 20th-anniversary dinner was just great, thank you!

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vipDJinJAX
Jacksonville
42 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife is Vegan and has a gluten allergy. Martin was able to ask the Chef to do a great fish for her. My beef tenderloin was perfectly cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was overpriced and under produced.

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vipcalgood
Jacksonville
151 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Costa Brava is emerging as an excellent fine dining restaurant as it once was some 15 years ago or so, before Marriott Hotels took over the Casa Monica Hotel. This restaurant has a very nice selection of Continental Cuisine based on the Spanish coast, Costa Brava of Spain. The restaurant has a great wine selection, full bar, and attentive, friendly, and very knowledgeable & accommodating service.

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Irmie
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, and drinks... I truly appreciated the attention to detail, including the seriousness of social distancing and taking safety precautions, while at the same time providing an enjoyable atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Best hell of a butt ever!!!

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LucilaL
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such an amazing time. The server was so personable and attentive. The food was delightfully delicious! Highly recommend.

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BECKSTERS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and great food. Service was great wonderful server.

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EdwardT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything immensely from the appetizers through to the dessert! Even though Covid affected the amount of people at the restaurant we saw no difference in the quality of food nor the wait staff, in fact, we felt we got extra attention from the staff cuz they were slower than normal and it led to some excellent conversations. The food was tasteful, colorful, well presented and as I feel with any review, we will 100% be back again in the future!

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GerriB
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience1

We loved this restaurant before they changed it a few years back. It has lost its old world charm. However, our server has been Martin for many years. He’s the reason we choose to dine there Time and again. We understand the limited menu due to Covid 19 but we think it is just a bit too limited. Let’s hope things can get back to a bit of what it was.

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DaleS
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Fantastic food and service. The ambience, however kind of sucked. Actually it sucked big time but it was no fault of the hotel. It's just the way things are in this COVID-19 era. Would we eat there again? Absolutely!

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WilliamM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely fancy and beautiful place. The decoration is out of this world, it made me feel I was in an art museum. The food and service were also outstanding and prices were reasonable for the quality, beauty and convenient location of this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiters and waitresses were very friendly. Given the Covid-19 situation, the seating was more in the bar area but still very nice. The food was absolutely amazing. The Halibut is something everyone must try! I’d recommend the Nutella lava cake for dessert. Everyone should try this beautiful place!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable. Cocktails and food delicious.

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shannons
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Anniversary trip

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Guiness1
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was very elegant. The service was on point. The food was absolutely delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This restaurant needs a face lift

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Shender
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation for fathers day breakfast. We were seated in the bar rather than the dining area, it was so dark i could barely read the menu. The service was very slow from start to finish. Our glasses smelled like fish water, the eggs Benedict smelled and tasted like rancid pork. My husband asked for ham in his omelet which never came but we were charged for. At no point could we complain since the server dropped the food off and never returned. Overall a very poor experience, overpriced and sanitary concerns.

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vipMELISSAM
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked a reservation. Got there, and the door was locked. Looked in the window and it was empty. Tried calling the restaurant and it kept ringing and ringing. No one at the hotel was helpful. I have no idea what happened that night.

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Charles
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We have been here on a few occasions when it was the place to go for a special fine dining experience. Let's put it this way, compared to before, we were overdressed this time as other diners were in shorts and jeans. Average food, high prices. It needs to find its way back to former times when the name alone made you anticipate an above average celebration.

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CarlosS
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I will definitely be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We celebrated a birthday and the dinner was delicious. Will definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful & the service was excellent. I ordered pancakes. They were perfectly prepared. However, $12 for 3 med-sized pancakes was a ridiculous price. I would have been embarrassed to serve those 3 single pancakes on a full-sized plate.

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KellieF
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Two employees to wait on tables (they were working their tales off). $15 a drink. Rude bartender. small small portions. Dessert was literally a sample size.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

This restaurant has an identity problem. Their website describes themselves as “Refined Asian & Middle Eastern cuisine in a romantic Moorish setting at the Casa Monica Hotel.” The category of cuisine on all the reviews is Mediterranean. And the ACTUAL menu was your basic run-of-the-mill chicken, steak, and bacon cheeseburger.

There is nothing refined, Asian, or Middle Eastern (or Mediterranean) about this place. To their credit, seasoning was good and I would consider going there if other run-of-the-mill restaurants like Fridays or Applebee’s were the alternatives.

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vipOscar13
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five-star dining experience within the historic Casa Monica. Food, service & ambience were outstanding. We started with fancy Martinis & heirloom tomato salad & each ended with filet mignon. The cuts were so juicy & tender that they barely required chewing! Emerging from quarantine, we appreciated the special attention of the bartenders & restaurant manager. Memorable romantic first night in St. Augustine. So grateful they opened for Memorial Day weekend.

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Ninjaneer
Jacksonville
23 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Costa Brava has become one of our hometown favorites. Perhaps due to the current virus scare, it was quieter than usual for a Saturday night. That made it even more special for me and my wife. As always, the food was exquisite, the service timely and professional and the ambiance magical. We also like their very professional valet parking. We shall return--soon!

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viplamplugh
London
32 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Superb meal...salmon for both me and my wife. Chowder to start. French bread with olive oil for the table. Every bite was excellent. Very high marks to the kitchen staff and to the server for providing a highly enjoyable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Loved the bottomless Mimosas! Service was a little slow, and it was not busy, but food was very good.

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JoseR
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my experience, the decor, space and staff, made us comfortable, the dining experience was fantastic the portions were excellent but I felt it a little over priced, examples a $4 for either Toast or English muffin. That’s is why I graded it a 4 on the value.

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JoeandMaryS
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I highly recommend the Hunters Platter for an appetizer. It was plenty for the 4 of us and had a great assortment of cheese, olives, chorizo, etc. Our dinners were really delicious too!

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vipflowers
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We loved our meal ...only complaint is your tag line online is tapas and you offer very few BUT what we had was excellent
We were disappointed that the Quilt wine on your list was not available

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good but the portions were small. Prices were not terrible and the place was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five stars from start to finish. Our server was excellent - prompt / efficient without interrupting our meal. Pretty good wine selection...we opted for a bottle of our favorite wine - Sancerre. Calamari was excellent, salmon was good, and my husband’s scallops were divine (perfectly cooked and like butter)! Can’t wait to return!

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Romeo
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time unfortunately the experience that we had in the bar for pre-drinks was very disappointing service wise. We waited for a very long time to be serviced and then to get our bottle of wine along with checking out took a very long time.

The meal in the restaurant was absolutely amazing!

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Costa Brava is rated 4.2 stars by 1567 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.