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Costa Brava Bistro

4.8
4.8
1534 Reviews
$50 and over
Spanish

Owners Angeles Dueñas and Kitty Bailey have created a home where they explore the rich traditions of the food and wine from Spain and France with a modern, personal approach.
Open Table's 2016 list - "100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America"

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Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, French, European

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 17:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    (713) 839-1005

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Kitty Bailey

  • Area

    Bellaire

  • Cross Street

    S. Rice Ave. Next to Bank of America

  • Parking Details

    Plentiful Front and Back of Building

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,534 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you like traditional Spanish and French with a high end fine dining experience… you can not best this place! I highly recommend.

  2. DC

    DebbieC

    Tallahassee

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent as always!

  3. BS

    BarbaraS

    New Orleans

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always wonderful food and service. The wine dinners are superb!

  4. G

    Greg

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Entrees are pricey and maybe an off-night but just lacked the flavor I expected.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    A farewell dinner for friends leaving the country.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    New Chet’s tasting menu - absolutely terrific! Creative and perfect execution

  7. BM

    BarryM

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best meals in town!! We love the people and the food!!!

  8. RJ

    RJRDIVED

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    4 of us were there for anniversary celebrations. Food, service, wine recommendations were excellent. We will return soon.

  9. BS

    BarbaraS

    New Orleans

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing meals at Costa Brava! The wine dinners are spectacular!

  10. s

    skhinlj

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Attended a 5 course wine dinner with Spanish wines for each course. Delicious food. Wine pairings were great. We were seated promptly and were not rushed through dinner. The restaurant was full but we could still have a pleasant conversation without raising our voices. Impeccable service and we had a nice visit with Kitty the chef.

  11. DC

    DeniseC

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it! Will definetly be back soon!

  12. a

    anon

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We participated in the Chef's Tasting menu. True, the price will raise an eyebrow, but the offerings are worth every bit of it. We were able to experience a generous selection of foods and tastes, delightful surprises and unique presentations, and we left well satisfied. The chef, Kitty, is warm and welcoming, and she and her staff are truly talented and gracious. We are definitely returning!

  13. RO

    RODC

    Houston

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous as usual

  14. KB

    dinerKB

    Houston

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best food in Houston!

  15. G

    Grin

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Wonderful Bellaire gem. Always good food and service

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    The food was awesome and the choices were numerous. The only negative was our server. He continually rushed us and pushed various dishes on the menu. When he spoke of the special, one could not understand his mumbling.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and great service.

  18. S

    Suzie

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was excellent and food was better than ever. Just what I needed for a long weekend! Keep up the good work!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best restaurant in Houston by miles. The food is incredible, the restaurant is beautiful and the service is so wonderful that any time you go feels like a special event. So lucky to have Costa Brava to celebrate all our family’s special Moments!

  20. r

    reniew

    Berlin

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    we have eaten here many times and have never had a bad meal

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went to celebrate my girlfriends 50th birthday. We were with her kids and all noted the great decor. Had some Spanish champagne and a bottle of French rose. Enjoyed some gazpacho, foie Gras, jumbo shrimp with garlic. All appetizers were sublimely wonderful. Artfully designed. Then came the entrees. Crispy Salmon, Grilled trout, and seared snapper. The snapper appeared broiled. It had some lump crab meat with a burre blanc reduction. The French green beans perfectly cooked was a nice touch. Jesus, our waiter was superb. Very courteous and attentive. Hats off to the chef and owners of this Bellaire gem. The deserts were not to be missed. The Babu of Rhum was delicately prepared and as if floating on a cloud of cream. Manchego cheesecake was dense enough to hold lots of flavor. And my girlfriends apple tart was divine.

  22. BS

    BarbaraS

    New Orleans

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service always superb. The wine dinners are really amazing! Never disappoints!

  23. CO

    CarolO

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was one of the most enjoyable evenings we have had in a long time. The food was delicious, prepared with care and creativity. Wonderful service and ambiance. We will return many more times!

  24. DG

    DebbyG

    Houston

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Enjoyed our authentic Spanish dinner, ingredients top notch. The jamon bellota was superb! Look forward to returning soon.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    Horrible experience!!! $85 per person...for what?? My boyfriend and I should have left the moment we saw the sticker price and that it was a set menu. For that amount of money that one spends in this place, I do not recommend this restaurant at all. The food had a lack of taste in every single dish on the set menu , it was deplorable. I also was thirsty the entire time because all I got was a very small Pellegrino and a very small glass. I had to ask the waiter multiple times for something to drink because I was so thirsty from the lack of food that was not satisfying my appetite. Every single plate that was served to me I did not finish, and I was extremely surprised that the waiters or a general manager did not pick up on this for the sticker price of what we were spending. I was extremely disappointed that not one person noticed how dissatisfied I was with the dinner and did not say anything to me. Overall, my boyfriend and I should've spoke up and demanded that we get our money back. I would have rather eaten cardboard then return to this place ever again. And one last thing, the owners or managers of the restaurant smiled at us as we walked out and said "we hope you enjoyed your meal and have a good night." We got played!

  26. MR

    MarcoR

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food , authentic Spanish flavors.

  27. M

    Moviegoer

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The food was okay but we were shocked to see that we were charged $6.00 for the "table treat" that we asked to have replenished. That treat was comprised of about 6 or 7 very small Spanish olives. Also, it was surprising that they didn't have Chardonnay by the glass.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waiter was excellent with questions about food and wine pairings.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent, we were thrilled to be back following the pandemic, to this s fabulous new space! Well done! The food and service were top notch as usual.

  30. F

    Flaco

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Welcomed as first time guests by each of the owners. Food did not disappoint. Wine pairing was perfect. Fabulous first experience of more to come.

  31. D

    Duvel78

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5

    Great service. As always. Drive from Katy to eat here. Worth the trip every time.

  32. GH

    GloriaH

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    From starter tromp l’oeil olive amuse bouche to strawberry cake dessert, every dish was beautifully presented. The white asparagus foam with iberico ham crisp was artful, the snapper crepe was light, the octopus with black garlic was tender, and the lamb rack was flavorful and not greasy. Chef Gabriel Reyes and the wait staff did an amazing job, and are so friendly. Even one guest who is not so enthusiastic about tasting menu was won over.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely loved this place. We live in the area and it is so nice to have a place of this caliber to dine near by. The food was fabulous and the wine and drink list were great too.

  34. BS

    BarbaraS

    New Orleans

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Costa Brava always does a wonderful job with every aspect! The wine dinners are superb

  35. JM

    JustoM

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Very nice almost neighborhood restaurant. We enjoy very much excellent Spanish food. Good service, a bit busy servers. On a pick hour, a bit loud. Overall nice experience. We certainly will come again, and it’s not our fist time.

  36. BM

    BarryM

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The absolute best!!!!

  37. B

    Bevfoodie

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our anniversary… wonderful ambiance…fantastic food …service incredible!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a wonderful experience; food is ALWAYS great!

  39. AH

    AngeeH

    Houston

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    This restaurant is a hidden gem in Bellaire. Attentive service, Excellent food, always wonderfully prepared. We'd had not visited in a while (we moved out of the area); but upon entering, we remembered how wonderful this restaurant is-the ambiance warm and welcoming. Wonderful Fish, Excellent wine selection; and save room for the Manchego Cheese cake for dessert!

  40. ME

    MarianneE

    Houston

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    The restaurant atmosphere is very lovely. The noise level on a Saturday evening was high. The food was good, but we’ve had better there at previous visits. Still, the menu offers interesting opportunities and the desserts are wonderful.

FAQs

Costa Brava Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 839-1005.

Costa Brava Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 1534 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Costa Brava Bistro

5107 Bellaire St. 100 Bellaire, TX 77401

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    S. Rice Ave. Next to Bank of America

  • Area

    Bellaire

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 17:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, French, European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Plentiful Front and Back of Building

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Kitty Bailey

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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