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About Costa Brava
Costa Brava is a unique setting of distinct worldly charm with the warmth and comfort of Historic St. Augustine. Take a culinary journey along the Spanish & French Mediterranean at our Costa Brava restaurant. The signature restaurant features four separate dining rooms, two breathtaking bars featuring Cobalt Lounge and panoramic views of Lightner Museum from Cobalt terrace and Costa Brava Dining rooms. 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.
Costa Brava at Casa Monica Resort & Spa
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Southern Spain, European, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 10:30am, Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
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Whether you’re a fan of rock, alternative, jazz, country or show tunes, you’re guaranteed to have an entertaining evening at Costa Brava, one of St. Augustine's most esteemed live music venues.
The event staff of Costa Brava and Casa Monica Resort & Spa will ensure that your special occasion is executed flawlessly. Please contact the Restaurant Manager to begin planning your perfect event and curating a custom menu.
Discounted Valet when dining with us, Metered and public parking available.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We always prepare something special for the holidays - from Grand Buffet Champagne Brunches to multi-course, prix fixe dinners. Please see our website for upcoming special events. Join us and spend your family's next holiday celebration with us!
We offer three unique private dining rooms that can accommodate small and large groups. Come experience the Costa Brava cuisine, culture, flavor, fusion. Let Costa Brava be the location for your next event!
Costa Brava Ratings and Reviews
This restaurant should be at the bottom of the list in St. Augustine’s best. My wife and I chose this spot for my birthday dinner and it was nothing short of terrible. Apparently there is a miscommunication between the restaurant and valet as people are being sent to them but it is not available so you have to find alternate parking three blocks away. The restaurant was not overly crowded at this time, yet we found the wait staff and managers are slow and inattentive. The waiter recommended the Costa Churrasco or the grilled lamb, my wife and I ordered them based on his recommendation with sides of creamed spinach and olives with artichoke hearts. The meats were to be prepared medium rare. It seemed like we waited quite a while for our food, and Tables sat after us were already receiving their food. Not once did our server fill our drinks, or let us know the status of our food. It finally arrived and was plated nicely. Cutting into our lamb(a favorite of ours) it was over cooked and tough. We were not asked how our meal was or given a chance to correct it. Several managers passed us constantly, but seemed more interested in playing with their radios and ear pieces. At the end of the night, the waiter looked down at the untouched lamb on both plates and asked “do you want a box and did you save room for dessert?” This was extremely disconcerting as server in a restaurant of this caliber should have picked up on the fact that there was a problem. We declined both and he handed us a check. We payed the bill, tip and parking which put us at just under $200 for a throughly disappointing birthday experience. With numerous, high quality options in the same price range well within walking distance of the hotel, I would not take a chance on them again.
Will not return! So many great restaurants in this city that are fabulous no need to go back! Personally talked to manager he has no clue of how to run a great restaurant! The right chief and manager with experience in this beautiful building would do great in St. Augustine, FL. Open table should take this location off there list, I am dropping out of Open Table! 1st excperience & last!
The food was great. I made the reservation with a note asking for a quiet table as it was for my wife's birthday. When we were seated, we were asked by the hostess if there was a special occasion, which was disappointing, but not a big issue. Then the waiter never mentioned the Birthday at all. Also, the service was extremely slow and he never filled our water glasses. Really, very poor service given the quality of the hotel and the food. I would recommend it, but with some reservations. We have dined here before, and the service is spotty at best.
Save your money and dine 2 or 3 times at other area restaurants for the same cost.
Bottom line: Very expensive overall, low quality and poorly executed entrees, and disappointing inattentive service. Considering that Costa Brava is double the cost of other restaurants (Of much better quality) in St Augustine, the ambiance and brand don't begin to make up for these major failings.
We made the mistake of bringing a business partner here and were tremendously embarrassed. Water glasses were empty for 30 minutes and only refilled once, almost an hour after ordered appetizers arrived; two filet mignon ordered medium and medium rare came out 60 minutes after appetizers and were cold and completely raw; fish dishes were bland and unappetizing and vegetables were over-salted and cold.
The manager did offer a concession of a nice bottle of Bordeaux for the party, but needless to say the mood was set, and my business client and I left hungry and disappointed.
Very interesting and attractive space located inside an historic hotel. (we did not stay at the hotel). Food was good, but the menu was somewhat limited. Octopus was recommended, and while it was tasty, it was not as tender as I had expected. My wife loved her fish chowder. Full bar and a very good wine list, but limited offerings by the glass. Very good service provided by a single waiter, and manager stopped by the table to see that everything was satisfactory, which it was. Moderately expensive.
The food quality we received was fair, but the service as horrible. When we asked for a manager, we were greeted with no resolution of concerns or apologizes. Do not waste your money. There are many excellent establishments in the area who do care about customer service.
We joined friends before the winter spectacular and were in a time crunch. We let the server know that we had to leave by 6:45. Our food didn’t arrive until then. I was so hungry that I ate part of my dinner even though it was the worst meal I’ve had in a LONG time. My steak was so gamey and tough. My husbands was just as difficult to cut and his was medium. It didn’t help that we only had a butter knife. When I say the steak was bad, that’s an understatement. It was the worst I have ever had. We would’ve sent it back if we weren’t starving and rushed. If Costa Brava wants to be upscale then it needs to express that vibe through the food. Honestly, we should be reimbursed or issued a credit for hopefully a better experience
Group of ladies of a certain age celebrating over 40 years of friendship, good times together, trips, special programs. We didn't want to be too noisy for other diners so requested an appropriate setting....were put in private dining room off main dining room. Perfect! Lovely meal, service, setting. Another memory made!
The staff were friendly but too busy to give decent service. They seem to have a staffing/management issue. As expensive as it was there was no sign of management. Some of the food served cold and one dinner came late - after some in our group were nearly done. The food was generally very good.
A great get away with my husband this weekend, our waiter was super helpful and kind. Love the option to sit at the bar or the dining area. Super cool art work throughout the dining area. Overall experience was wonderful and definitely will be visiting again❤️
Went down to st. Augustine up from Jacksonville with my wife to enjoy a nice overnight getaway. Decided on this restaurant since we've never been there before. The ambience and overall Aesthetics were beautiful. However, the service was lacking to say the least. Server wasn't very personable and had forgotten to even put in our appetizer. Which wasn't realize until they brought out our main entree. They did however, at least offered us a complimentary dessert. Just overall wasn't what I what expect for the prices on the menu. Honestly not really interested in going back
I wish I could have said something positive but can't. I arrive a few hours early to try to change my seating time in person but waited 15 minutes for anyone to talk to me. The lady behind the bar was supposed to get someone to help but never did so it was a complete disappointment
It was a major bummer because this restaurant hasn't been consistent since becoming Costa Brava. Our last experience before this one was great, a very generous piece of sea bass. We brag the place up to our friends and invite them and then the fish is half the size. Consistency is the key. It's was drives people away.
My lamb chops were excellent. They were two double chops about the size as in a rack of lamb.
The roasted peppers were burned and not firm. The charring overcame the taste of the peppers. They definitely didn't go with the lamb chops. We also had a couple of roasted onions, which were not chared and were delicious with the chops.
They served a sweet ligonbrrry sauce with this dish. While it was tasty, I believe a mint jelly sauce always goes better. We're from the northeast, where mint jelly typically accompanies lamb.
Our seafood chowder soup and lettuce wedge were both excellent. Our dessert, a cheese cake, likewise was excellent.
My wife and I went here for our one year anniversary dinner. I had the golden tile fish, and it was the absolute best piece of fish that I've ever had! It was cooked perfectly. Slight crispness on the outside, tender and moist on the inside. Would definitely recommend for a fancy date night or special occasion!
Unbelievable how good the food was. Thought we were eating at a different restaurant and realized we were eating at the Casa Monica Hotel in St Augustine, where we have eaten many times and now they have a new chef and new decor.
Food and service were absolutely amazing and you should try the grilled octopus and the Spanish ham, and we loved just splitting appetizers and wine.
Very limited menu. The food was ordinary. Our waiter was inattentive. He forgot to bring my salad until we reminded him when he brought my entree. Even then it took a while to bring it. I was finished with my meal when it came. The food prices were high for the quality of the meal and for the standard this hotel claims, it was far below my other Kessler experiences.
This was a huge disappointment. We had an 8:45 reservation and were promptly seated. The Casa Monica cocktail lounge (Cobalt) is right outside the entrance to the dining room was in full swing with live music. We asked to be seated as far from the door as possible but still had to lean over the table to hear one another.
We ordered the White Seafood Chowder ($9), the Heirloom Tomatoes and Burrata ($13) and the Seafood Empanada ($13) to start. The chowder was delicious, but only about half a cup worth and the scallop I scooped up was a little hockey puck. My husband enjoyed the empanada which I didn't try. The tomato/mozzarella plate was just that. No burrata...the tomatoes were very tasty, but the whole plate could have used a little bit more balsamic and basil as there wasn't enough of either to go with each bite. I asked if the kitchen was aware they were serving sliced mozz (like I can buy from Publix) instead of burrata and they said, yes, they had forgotten to tell me. At $13, that's a big slip. In all fairness they offered to take it back, but I did eat it so I thanked them and declined.
My husband ordered the Grilled Lamb Chops ($35) and ordered the Brandy Flamed Pepper Steak ($38), both medium rare. The two chops were nicely done, very flavorful, but dry. The orange chutney was actually cranberry...
My steak was generous (visions of morning steak and eggs!) and smelled fabulous, but (wait for it!) was well-done. Again, they offered another steak, but my husband was almost done eating and I was just over it! They did take the steak off of the bill, but I would have preferred to pay for one I could eat.
One and done. Oh well.
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