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“Christmas dinner”
Review of Costa Brava

Costa Brava
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Ranked #188 of 596 Restaurants in St. Augustine
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: King
Description: Enter Costa Brava through hand painted gold leaf Moroccan arches into the elegance and allure of Costa Brava Restaurant. Polish casual dining with a southern Bohemian influence. Focusing on fresh local seafood and eccentric tapas.
Reviewed December 28, 2012

This was the perfect choice for Christmas dinner. Everything you can imagine is served buffet style . Musicians played Christams tunes in the buffet area. The food was excellent. I think we ate enough we don't have to eat again until next Christmas

Thank Marty W
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Allen L, Manager at Costa Brava, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2012

We appreciat your kind review and that you chose 95 Cordova to share your holiday with us. Our entertainers for that day, James and Sylvia Kalal, are an amazing asset to our restaurant as they are featured on Sunday Brunches as well as in our lounge several times a month. Please feel free to call us and we will let you know when they again appear here at 95 Cordova.

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Reviewed December 26, 2012

I've been here a number of times over the years, and it remains a favorite upscale dining location. This time we were there on Christmas Day. It was lively, the buffet was colossal, there was live music for a while, and a free glass of Champagne or Mimosa was included. 95 Cordova has never been cheap: $59 on Christmas wasn't unreasonable for the occasion, quality, and quantity however. I was careful to not overindulge early. Planning is essential with a colossal buffet, so I surveyed all my choices before eating anything. My 3 plates produced two favorites (and everything else was at least pretty good): the creme caramel was about the best I've ever tasted; and the Italian meats and cheeses were top-flight. It's a treat every time I visit 95 Cordova.

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Allen L, Manager at Costa Brava, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2012

Thank you for your wonderful comments about 95 cordova and our Christmas buffet. We love the holidays and the opportunity it presents to show case our restaurant here in St. Augustine. We are very glad that you were able to appreciate the many different offerings on our buffet as we spend a great deal of time developing the items as well as their presentation.
Happy Holidays and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed December 26, 2012

We were very pleased with the Christmas Buffet. Beautiful hotel and dining rooms. Professional but friendly wait-staff. A lovely experience. Buffet set up with wonderful stations - ceviche, oysters and shrimp; salads and cheeses, fruit; roast beef, ham and turkey and appropriate sides. So many dessert choices. Despite it being very busy we were not hurried nor made to feel part of a production line. And great people watching with everyone dressed up in festive attire. A perfect Christmas Day experience.

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Allen L, Manager at Costa Brava, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2012

Merry Christmas and thank you for your kind observations. We at 95 Cordova love the Holidays as it gives us an opportunity to showcase the talent of our chefs as well as the professionalism of our service. We also offer these events at Easter time and Mother's day if you are interested in a more Spring style menu.
Thank you again for your review.

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Reviewed December 19, 2012

There isn't a prettier hotel and restaurant in Saint Augstine. It was fun to dress up with our friends as we do every year to celebrate a trifecta of birthdays and an anniversary. When we enter a restaurant and approach a hostess (especially one in a fine venue as this) we expect a greeting and a welcome. We were ushered to a table with a curt "follow me", menus dropped and we were left standing there. In the past seats were pulled out and birthday and anniversary greetings were made.
New chef, new menu and many interesting choices. I miss the rack of lamb but the scallops were perfect. The bar selections were varied and the wine list is extensive. Everyone enjoyed their meal, service was delightful. The waiter forgot our birthday/anniversary cake and candles which surprised us but we left without saying anything. When we called today to follow up they offered us free desserts at a return visit.
I wanted to fall in love with this restauran tbut it didn't happen.For the prices, it should have been superb. It's so pretty and so perfect for special occasions. It just is still missing a beat.

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Thank NanaT_10
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Allen L, Manager at Costa Brava, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2012

Thank you for your comments, good and not so good. We are very proud to have excellent surroundings, great Martinis, and generally good service. This was not one of our best nights for service and the items that you have mentioned have been points of training and discussion to prevent these missed opportunities to impress in the future. It is with the honest comments such as yours that we can continually improve.
Again thank you for your comments and we hope that you will give us another opportunity in the future.

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Reviewed December 18, 2012

Love the atmosphere and food here. Savanah shrimp and cheese grits was awesome. Dinner for 2 was $140 total, including a 25% tip. Great bohemian appetizer, 2 entrees, and bottle of Rioja reserva wine.

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Thank ob205
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Allen L, Manager at Costa Brava, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2012

We are very pleased that you had an enjoyable experience here at 95 Cordova. We strive to provide quality with a nod toward the Bohemian.
Thank you for your kind comments and we look forward to seeing you in the future.

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