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ABaC Restaurant

#208 of 7,839 Restaurants in Barcelona
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Avinguda Tibidabo, 1, 08022 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 19 66 00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are so many great restaurants in Barcelona and if the Michelin team had our dinner, they would have been impressed with the sommeliers, service and wines but the food would never rate 2 stars. Pro: They must have a great fishmonger Con: It does not take much inspiration to serve really great raw fish-if totally fresh He has lots... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

One of the best in Barcelona, worth the price. Gorgeous restaurant and boutique hotel, a little out from the city centre however so plan for that. A fantastic, relaxing tasting menu!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This cozy restaurant is like a chemistry lab. They put so many cooking tools on your table each course, and you can see the cooking process in front of your eyes. It's so interesting. And the building, the garden are quite and private. I want to bring my gourmet friends here.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I've been to maybe 20 different Michelin * or ** restaurants and I rank ABaC number 3. The better ones are Le Meurice and Le Cinq in Paris. There is one thing ABaC could do better: some of the waiters pronounced English so badly that I had problems understanding. But the food was great, which is the most important thing.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The first impression of the restaurant is from the street and it's an appealing sight. Clean lines and bright welcoming lights on a cold Barcelona evening. Inside similarly, modern decor, well spaced tables, large tables with offset seating, lots of glass and large statement ceiling lights.Appealing. Getting there from our accomodation in Eixample (and back) was very easy as the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We had dinner at ABaC on one of the week nights. Restaurant itself was in a reasonably accessible location in Barcelona. Staff were all helpful and friendly. We had the bigger meal of 20+. Food itself was great, most of the dishes were excellent. Although staff were friendly, for a 2-star Michelin restaurant, the service could benefit from a touch... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The is one of the top Michelin restaurants in Barcelona and opens on Sunday. A lot of other Michelin restaurants are closed, and found this one and decided to give it a try. We were late for almost one and a half hour, but ABaC still keep our table for us. We had the menu of 170€, The food were... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I dined at several award winning restaurants during our stay in Spain, most notably, Martin Berasategui and Akelare, and both restaurants were amazing. ABaC was extremely disappointing, especially for a 2 Michelin star winning restaurant. The service from the staff at ABaC was great but where the restaurant fell short was the food quality. This is a... More 

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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
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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