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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!

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Surrender to temptation and celebrate your love at Costa Brava. We'll be offering a lovely 4-course pre-fix menu for $99pp; complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival. 5pm-10pm

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

based on recent ratings
food

3.8

service

3.6

ambience

4.2

value

3.3

Noise

Moderate

69% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (16)
Romantic (16)
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Notable Wine List (7)
Cozy (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Seasonal (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Authentic (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Live Music (3)
Tapas (3)
Business Meals (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Happy Hour (2)
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Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 5 days ago

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 5 days ago

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 15, 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 8, 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 January 1, 2018

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 31, 2017

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

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 31, 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 27, 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 26, 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 26, 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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·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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·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 25, 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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·Dined on December 25, 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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·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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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 23, 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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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food was good but pricy.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 22, 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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·Dined on December 20, 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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·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

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!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was decent , service potty. The servers were nice but not trained properly. The restaurant is ran poorly, we had a reservation and to wait 40 min to be seated when there were tables available inside. Definitely understaffed...

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Thumbs up. Great wait staff. Nicely timed.
Carrpacio terrific! Corkage fee a little high.
will enjoy returning.

Tags: Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The restaurant did not have our reservation...Ate in bar ..

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 30, 2017

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 26, 2017

A good hotel restaurant with a somewhat limited menu. Everything was good but we should have ordered more food. We had missed lunch and were hungry - our fault not theirs.

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