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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

3.9

service

3.7

ambience

4.2

value

3.4

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Good for a Date (15)
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Romantic (14)
Notable Wine List (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Casual (6)
Cozy (6)
Authentic (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Seasonal (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Tapas (3)
Business Meals (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Music (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

Maybe it was just a busy night, but the service was not as great as I hoped it would be for the price. I felt as if they were rushing us to order and when we did, our tables server/waiter was scarcely around. I had to request another carafe of water from another server. The couple next to us arrived approximately 20 mins after us and ordered their food, but our food came out merely 2-3 mins before theirs did. I get that sometimes the kitchen may get backed up, but some notice would have been appreciated and our steaks came to our table a little cold. When we were done eating, that’s when they really picked up the pace. As soon as I placed my utensils on my plate, they were there to clear my plate and were anxious to get the table cleared as if they were just hovering near us. If I do return to this restaurant, I may try for a different reservation time.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

We didnt realize that this was the old 95 Cordova restaurant just renewed. The interior looks nice. The place was not too packed when we arrived at 6:45 pm but later it got busy. Right off the bat the place looked great. The only issue we had was it was our third year anniversary and we put on Open Table to requests a nice quiet table. That wasnt at all what we got. We got a standard table between other parties. The turn off was there was PLENTY of secluded tables. Didnt feel like the restaurant even read the notes! We ordered the Sangria. The Sangria was made with Jim Beam and was honestly the WORST Sangria I have ever had. Try Columbia....much better. I finished it only because of the cost, but woke to a terrible headache. Jim Beam really? Anyway, we ordered some Wagyu Carpaccio and grilled octopus. Both were very good. I ended up doing the Ribeye which was also very good. The total bill was close to $200 and to be frank, not the best meal for the price. Stoll down St George Street to find better for cheaper. Probably a reason we stopped going here years ago. not bad food and good ambiance, just not for the value.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 6 days ago

Great experience even though Very busy Valentines day. Martin the server was fantastic, and food wonderful.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was excellent & our server Josh was superbly!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Service was great and food delicious. Music was strange

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Lamb chop was under cooked but restaurant gave us credit, loved the dessert!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The restaurant was beautiful and the food was amazing. Our server was really nice but wasn’t the caliber we would have expected for the restaurant. Took a while to see wait staff then a few key things were forgotten.

We will try it again and hope for a better experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was great but our server seemed a little overwhelmed. It was very busy and he may have been new but our overall experience was very nice.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Went with my husband for dinner., while staying at hotel . Tables are very dark you can barely see menu or food. I had the pear salad which was just passable. My husband had the steak and I had the salmon for entrees, they were both good but not exceptional. Service was good.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great time for my wife’s Birthday. Very special place. New management has reduced prices and have daily specials. A little expensive but well worth the cost.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Beef carpaccio was excellent.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great customer service.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I would first like to say that the food was very good as was the service. The people that were dining next to us was so loud that we could not even have conversation. The seating that we had was like eating "family style" with strangers sitting right next to your elbow. There is also a lot of noise coming from the lounge area that really takes away from a cozy dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We arrived a little early for our reservation and were promptly seated. Our server Matt could not have been more cordial and efficient. We had the crab cake & Hunters Plater (assorted meats & cheeses) as appetizers.
We shared an entree comprised of beef filet, chorizo & lamb chops.
Everything was really enjoyable including our wine selection and sangria.
We were greeted by the manager Alex who was very personable- welcoming and accommodating. We really enjoyed our time here- we'll certainly be back again.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Elegant, lovely setting, good food, manager came by table to say hello. Props to our server who went to get us a bar/pub menu when I asked about burgers (dining room is more formal and didn't have burgers on the menu). We specified we were trying to get to a theater performance by 7:30 p.m. and our server ensured we were not running late. The dining room crowd is definitely older and the place is quiet before 7 p.m. After that it livened up with more young people.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Excellent food and service. Uniquely prepared fresh food. Great octopus!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 17, 2018

I really can't say enough about the lunch - I guess an 11 out of 10.. Service was fantastic,
and the Salmon Mediterranean was "to die for" Thanks for the chocolate cake for my Birthday

Fantastic

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 14, 2018

One of the worst dining experiences we have had in St Augustine. It was our anniversary and I had requested a romantic table or the best - which they tried to accommodate but there really wasn’t one. The couple seated behind us were very drunk, using profanity loudly which, that’s fine because they were happy, but I figured at this establishment it would have been handled. I had to ask for bread and water just because it had been about an hour of waiting. The food was mediocre at best. Which was surprising since it was a $36 sea bass. It also seemed the waiter forgot about us. We ended up going through old photos and reminiscing on our year together. We ended up talking to guest services and all she could say was sorry, which I’m sure she didn’t know what to do. It would have been nice to have a manager speak to us or to take our name and number. I’m so bummed because I had waited years to eat here as I live downtown and it happened to leave a very bad taste in my mouth. Pun intended. Maybe it was an off night for the restaurant.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Went for wife’s birthday, nice place, food excellent, nice walking around town after a good meal.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 4, 2018

It took 45+ minutes to get our food. I asked to speak to the manager who never came. No apologies. Not sure if order lost or server overworked. Too bad because food was good, ambiance was nice. Just lacked capable staff.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 31, 2017

On New Year's Eve, you know that all restaurants will be full and a bit chaotic. I don't mind paying extra -- but $125 was too much for what was delivered. The food was below par. Soup lukewarm, appetizers tiny...reminded me of a so-so catered banquet meal. Service was rushed and impersonal. The entertainment was too loud - thank heavens we were a distance away. Next year - need to make plans earlier to have more options. This will not be one I would consider.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were there for NYE and it was a prix fixed menu. Everything was very good, but they got the temp of my steak wrong twice. They were quick to replace it and offered to accommodate with extras. Atmosphere was perfect for us and the waitress was calm and attentive.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Terrible hostess service. Not equipped for busy times. Food was good when eventually served.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I've been going to this hotel and restaurant for years, and something must have happened. The dining room used to be great, especially when they changed the menu a year or two ago and brought in a great chef. Recently they changed it up again and not for the better. It's unfortunate and I hope they get back to where they used to be - both in quality of food, menu options and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Really too bad but this place was the worst of our meals during our 3 day stay. Service was slow for all tables. They said they were hit all at once but I did not see evidence of that. The bar was super busy which seems like a separate portion of the hotel. Everyone looked really annoyed. Seemed like they were short staffed. The good, I had the seabass was fine. Portion was a tad small but good flavor. I did, as one will, a huge palmetto that ran under one of the pole supports in the middle of the room. Didn’t sit well.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 26, 2017

4 of us decided to attend the Downton Abbey clothing show at the Lightner museum. Costa Brava is right across the street with convenient hotel parking. Costa Brava's menu was delightfully eclectic and our food turned out to be very good. Unfortunately, it took a long while to get to us. I don't think it was the waitress. She was attentive and pleasant. It appeared to be more the kitchen. The whole place didn't seem prepared for customers; one waitress, no one to greet or seat us. Frankly it was very strange as the town was busy as it seemed was the hotel.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We picked this Casa Monica hotel restaurant only because it was open on Christmas Day and the other restaurants that had been recommended were not. Fortunately we made a reservation because it was packed. We were not told in advance it was a $69 prefix menu, so that was a surprise. It was mostly tasty, service was slow but polite, not the best $225 we’ve spent on a meal as a couple.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Overall, very disappointing. We went knowing that there was a fixed Christmas menu, which looked very good. The food was well-prepared and presented, but the only note-worthy dish was the pan seared sea bass. The appetizer was one shrimp and one oyster. The crab bisque, which came out quite awhile later, was good, but not outstanding. The sea bass was perfectly delicious, but quite small (about 3 or 4 ounces) the herbed risotto was very bland. The Buche de Noel was quite good, not too sweet or too rich. Our server was excellent. He was personable and attentive and had a very professional demeanor. However, service was VERY SLOW and not our server's fault. We were seated at about 7:00 pm and by 8:15 we had had only two courses. Dinner was not worth the $200 we paid. By the way, whatever happened to dress codes? If one can afford to eat at Costa Brava, then one can afford to leave the holey jeans and camo cargo shorts in the closet and choose something more suitable.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I went there for the Christmas dinner.

The atmosphere was very nice, but the food was not the best. I had the sea bass, which did not taste fresh and was really fishy. The portions were extremely small for the price. I left hungry after 4 courses and I'm tiny.

The woman working at the front desk was very friendly, helpful and welcoming.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The Christmas Day buffet was a bit picked over by the time we got seated at 3:00 and they stopped replenishing the buffet around 3:30 so we didn’t get to enjoy as much as we would’ve liked to. We were still very happy with the food and service.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a Christmas eve dinner, so it wasnt a very fair time to review it. They had a special evening meal and a VERY crowded resturant. They made their reservation time commitment, but service was slow between courses.......like 20 minutes between each course. The food however almost made up for the extended wait times between courses. Everything was delicious. We will definately return to St Augustine and we will definately try this resturant again.

Tags: Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very expensive menu for Christmas Eve. Price/quality too expensive. Booked 4 weeks before to be located next to the bar! The buche de Noël wasn't good and the rest was only just okay.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a great dinning experience on Christmas Eve. Our table was wonderful and private, the server was outstanding. I did not realize it was going to be a pre-set menu, that is that my favorite. but the food was still out standing!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Thanks to Mike our waiter for a wonderful evening. Food was over the top!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Fixed menu for holiday. $500 dinner for 4 with a bottle of wine.
Cocktail bar was terrible: drinks poorly made (1 had NO alcohol) and poor service

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Seasonal, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Service was terrible and slow especially considering it was a prefix menu at $70 per person. We were first to be sat at opening and still took 2 1/2 hours to finish meal. Took about 30 minutes to get drinks. 45 minutes to get kids meal which was kraft Mac and cheese which they tried to charge us $12 each for and gave no first or third course like menu said. When I questioned why I was being charged $24 for two Kraft Mac and cheeses the server got smart with me. The menu said kids 6-11 were $24. My kids were 2 & 4 and didn’t get appetizers or desserts. Then when the bill came it didn’t include gratuity but after everyone paid 20% gratuity got put on there. No wonder the server didn’t care the whole time we were there. Food was mediocre for how nice of a restaurant it seemed to be. Ambiance was great, food and prices not worth what we paid at all. Will never return or recommend. Management definitely needs to have top servers on flood especially for what we paid on a special occasion, Christmas Eve.

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Waited over an hour for appetizers. Upon reminding them that we had appetizers they suddenly were found about 15 minutes later. Entrée was served approximately 20 minutes after that. We’re not that busy at that time of night but I have the feeling that I had not brought it to their attention I will still be sitting there waiting for my dinner.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food was good but pricy.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great dining experience, appetizers were awesome, entree was awesome and great atmosphere. Knowledgeable and polite staff. Would definitely go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Took my daughter to dinner, expecting a five star experience. We have stayed at the Casa Monica many, many times and it has always been great . First thing I noticed when we were seated was the table next to us - the people were dressed as if they were at Denny’s !! The woman had some sort of dress ?? And the man had on Jeans and sneakers !!!! Really !!! To pay close to 200.00 for dinner for two , I don’t want to see Denny’s people . What happened to the dress code ??? If the restaurant is so desperate for guests , perhaps offer hot dogs on the menu . On the up side , our server was awesome and very knowledgeable - atmosphere was great as well ( just as it always has been ) . I recommend putting the dress code back in place !!!!!! The Casa Monica used to be one of few places to really have a classy night out .... very disappointed. Tell Richard he has to do a better job .

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