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ABaC Restaurant

#216 of 7,967 Restaurants in Barcelona
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Avinguda Tibidabo, 1, 08022 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 19 66 00
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Barcelona for the first time over a long week-end and decided to treat ourselves to a 2 Michelin star dining experience. We were greeted by a reasonably friendly girl who escorted us to the lounge. We had an aperitif and chose the avant garde tasting menu with matching wines. After a tour of the kitchen we headed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First night in Barcelona, including many dinners at Michelin* establishments. We had truly high expectations from what we had read. From entry, we felt they were just trying too hard and experience did not feel authentic. Service was sterile, with perfection in technical timing and presentation focus vs. providing good and interactive human service. Chose long tasting menu and wine... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best restaurant in Barcelona. Have 2* michelin and really decided it. I really enjoy the place, had amazing food experience and service.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well, its a tough one as my experience at Abac did not meet the perfection I am used to by 2* Michelin establishments. We had the Avant-Garde menu - where the food was partly experimental, partly unbalanced. Irritatingly separately listed courses (22?!) got served together while at a couple of occasions the lack of service coordination was plain unacceptable. Overall,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We try to eat in a Michelin starred restaurant whenever we travel, and this was a disappointment. The food was so-so, and so was the service. The female sommelier had a neck tattoo -- rather off putting for a high class place. The wine pairing with the tasting menu wasn't very good -- or maybe it was the sommelier? But... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Dining at ABaC was a memorable experience. Located in the historical residence of Dr. Adreu's daughter and recently renovated by catalan architect Antoni de Moragas; the restaurant is connected to a small hotel and it is surrounded by magnificent gardens. The evening began at the lower level lounge where the apperitives were served in a stylish lounge bar. Bloody Mary... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Abac is the best restaurant of the known chef Jordi Cruz, it has two Michelin stars and it is located in the high part of Barcelona, in Tibidabo. The restaurant is a remodelled house and it is amazing! Only for the decoration and the rooms of the restaurant, which is also a hotel, you should come here! The chef is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Very impressed with abac. Very talented young chef. The food itself was very good and clean service let them down slightly with wine descriptions and no introduction to each dish they varied from a story to just a few words. Lots of table work done with food being done at the table to keep guest entertained

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Theatrical without being flashy, not as try-hard as Dos Cielos. Service and ambiance are stylish, elegant and sophisticated, kind of old world charm. Dishes were delicious. The overall experience is ideal for an important business meal or date, the kind of place where raucous meals would be out of place. Love the quiet understatedness.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

start was bit weird since they didn't have my reservation...after I showed confirmation email from them, they fixed us up right away. we have been to Michelin starts restaurants in Spain and this time also satisfied us w quality, creativity of off and amazing service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$167 - US$193
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avinguda Tibidabo, 1, 08022 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona
  • Phone Number: +34 933 19 66 00
Description
In 2000 ABaC Restaurant opened its doors in his first location, Carrer del Rec 79 in Barcelona. In May 2008 changed to his new address in Avenida Tibidabo, 1.

The gastronomy is the fundamental axis of the project. The restaurant awarded with 2** Michelin, and nominated by The Best Restaurant 2011 in Catalonia by the Catalan Academy of Gastronomy, can seat up to 56 diners. Located in the newly constructed pavilion in direct contact with the garden, the interior and the exterior are found through large windows.
It is a caprice of whites, in all tones. In a calm, neutral and elegant atmosphere, the sense of sophistication is shaped by the small details and the materials used, as well as a sophisticated combination of lights.
The kitchen of 200 m2 has been designed by Joaquim Casademont. It is a black container, in which stainless steel furniture takes all leadership, an effect that has been reinforced by the lighting, a route marked by leds serves as a guide and allows the guests to cross it.
Rooms for private events with a capacity of 20 to 60 diners respectively, complete its restoration facilities. The "Lounge Bar", which opens until 2.00 p.m. and where the music, light and color of the room subtly change;There is also an extensive cellar, offering near 1000 references, and from which you can select your perfect wine.
Chef Jordi Cruz and his team of young professionals develop a creative cusine of superb technique, based on the product and which meets both creativity and tradition. In addition, our attentive yet friendly service create a professional but relaxed atmosphere, which makes ABaC holder of 2** Michelin.

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