One of my favourite dishes since childhood was grilled beef filet. But only in later years, after having left my home country, did I realized that if beef is not “well done”, it tastes better. Later I discovered the superlative: grill a massive thick slice of meat so that the outside would be “well done” but the inside remain “rare”. In that way the full spectrum of possibile flavors would unfold in your mouth. Thank you USA.
The restaurant Costa Brava offers this pleasure. If you go there, get the beef filet. You will not regret. (avoid the version with mushroom sauce, though). If you choose fish, get the sole.
The Spanish kitchen is famous for its appetizers. In Costa Brava they are too big to be called tapas. Think of medium sized pleasures (“entremeses”) like shrimp with garlic, grilled sepia, mushrooms, yamm.
For dessert: Crema Catalana. Don’t argue.
The ambiance is cosy. The restaurant is not vast and stressful. So it is ideal for both hedonists and romantics. Of course, pleasure comes at a price: Costa Brava is not a budget tip. But it would be ideal for that special occasion where the two of you celebrate that anniversary or maybe want to make the first step towards an anniversary. And if you are on a business trip and are trying to figure out where to dine (courtesy of the company), head there. It’s a safe bet.
In the summer there is a terrace.