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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, 95 Cordova Street
Costa Brava at Casa Monica Resort & Spa
St. Augustine, FL 32084
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
King

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(904) 810-6810

Website:
http://www.casamonica.com/dining/restaurant/

Entertainment:
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.

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
Discounted Valet when dining with us, Metered and public parking available.

Public Transit:
Yes

Executive Chef:
John Botkin

Additional:
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!

Private Dining

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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

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Quiet

83% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for a Date (8)
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Good for Anniversaries (7)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Business Meals (4)
Casual (3)
Cozy (3)
Live Music (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tapas (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Authentic (2)
Fun (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined 5 days ago

Our waiter Doug made my birthday even better. He was knowledgeable, efficient and helpful. The dining area was much quieter than the bar area. And the noise level was well-suited for conversation.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

My food was delivered 25 minutes after everyone else. We waited 20 minutes for our car.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 9, 2017

WE have dined at Costa Brava many times and never disappointed. The service is excellent and the food outstanding.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We stayed at Casa Monica for my birthday and ate dinner there as well. We had a great meal and the service was terrific. It was a little pricey but I would certainly recommend it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food was delicious and the service excellent. The surroundings are beautiful in the hotel it's tucked into. Beautiful place and wonderful food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food and service were excellent! We will be back soon!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

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❤️

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Casual
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The place was impeccable. The service was above the bar. The food was ok. Not many choices and the spices were over done. A peppercorn roasted steak should not taste overwhelmingly like thyme.

Tags: Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Excellent wine, excellent food, excellent service!! Really enjoyed our time!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Our dinner was delicious. The service was great. Will definitely come back! Great food, great service, very nice ambiance!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 28, 2017

I booked the table for 9 pm but the restaurant closes at 9pm. Open Table should fix this. Happily the staff looked after us

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

It was a lovely place but I felt like I was sitting in the foyer of the hotel! It was also expensive!

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

We enjoyed a tour of all the tapas offered and the hunters board. Service was excellent. And since it was Saturday night we enjoyed live music while we dined. Five star food, service and atmosphere!!!

Tags: Tapas, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Organic, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Great Beer, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Vegan, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 1, 2017

This was an excellent meal---had the pepper steak, and was excellent---this placer is consistent, which is so important has well trained wait staff and a nice atmosphere

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

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!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Made reservations on Open Table for 9:30pm. Arrived at 9:15 to find restaurant entrance locked and upon entering hotel entrance, was told restaurant was closed.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 21, 2017

This restaurant was great! Both my wife's meal as well as mine were cooked perfectly. The setting is great too! Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 21, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on July 11, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

The food was delicious, the service was outstanding and the ambience unique.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 8, 2017

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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 (Indiana)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Father's Day

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The experience here was definitely worth it! Our table of 4 shared a few of the small plates and were very satisfied with the quantity, quality and presentation. The roasted sherry shrimp, Hummus and Bohemian calamari were on the top of our list of favorites. Even the manager Amy came over and said a few words to us. Her team is doing an outstanding job!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Casual, Tapas, Special Occasion
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·Dined on June 17, 2017

We had dinner there for my boyfriend's birthday weekend and the food was amazing. Great service and we will definitely return.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 13, 2017

We went to Costa Brava for our 47th anniversary. Everything about the adventure was top notch. We would recommend it to anyone looking for a romantic dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Tapas, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on June 3, 2017

enjoyed our dinner, but could not finish our order because the "small plates" are quite large.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Visited for a special reunion with my Mom visiting from out of town. Loved the ambiance of the restaurant, and our food was phenomenal.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Solid dinner. Small execution issues with the kitchen such as items left out of dish ( a tweil/ cheese crisp). But very good.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Great experience overall. ...appetizer, salad, beef and dessert were all just right. Service was attentive and professional.

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Very ample tapas plates and great entrees. Dinner and service we're very good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Tapas
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day Brunch

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We were trying to find a very nice restaurant to have Mother's Day Brunch before heading to the beach when I remembered Cordova 95, now called Costa Brava, was a great, fine-dining restaurant for special occasion brunches. As I also recall, the prices were not inexpensive...in years past we've spent close to $50/person for brunch, however feeling it was worth it as the brunch options are delicious and extensive.
We were however disappointed that it was not pointed out online or when we called to reserve that the prices were near $70/person or that a 20% gratuity would be added to our bill automatically. After experiencing very sub-par service from our waiter (I had to ask twice for a glass of O.J. and 3 different times to have my coffee refilled), we were absolutely shocked at the bill when it came. Shame on me for not asking for the brunch prices before confirming our reservations, however I was expecting near $50/person when I booked... I guess shock just overcame us after our not-so-impressive service. I mean really, how difficult is it to provide spectacular service when all you are responsible for is the drinks and the accompaniments since the food is procured from the buffet by the patrons?
I love the ambiance and cuisine at Costa Brava, however will definitely think twice when considering it again for Sunday Brunch.... hopefully the service is more inline with the price-tag during dinner service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Had a great Mother's Day brunch!

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 (Savannah)·Dined on May 6, 2017

We made reservations at the Casa Monica Hotel's restaurant for our best friend's 27th anniversary. The evening started with our trying to contact the restaurant three times to let them know traffic was delaying our arrival. The phone rang continuously, and no one answered. When we got to the hotel, there was no parking. The valet told us to drive around the city and to find our own parking.

The bad service continued after we were seated. We waited 25 minutes with no service. Finally, someone took our drink order, which took another 20 minutes to deliver, at which time we asked for appetizers. Because it took over 40 minutes to get our drinks, we ordered our appetizers and dinners at the same time. We would have ordered a second round of drinks, but no one stopped by our table again until dinner was served. The club soda was served in plastic cups. The waiter spilled my drink all over the table and left it for me to clean it up. My husband requested a refill of his club soda, and he poured table water into his glass. The carafe and glasses were spotty and there was lipstick on his glass.

Finally, our dinner was served. We were told that our service was delayed because of another table that was demanding his attention. There were only 5-6 tables so I cannot imagine why our service was so bad. We had a large bouquet of roses on our table, so it was obvious that we were dining out for a special occasion.

Despite the terrible service, the food was absolutely delicious, but we expected so much more from a restaurant associated with the Casa Monica Hotel. We used to dine at 95 Cordova regularly and loved it. If we had not been given gift cards, we would have left after the first 30 minutes of waiting. I do not foresee returning to this restaurant.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The food and the staff were simply amazing! They took care of everything and every thing tasted fantastic. Great job!

Tags: Tapas, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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