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City Bar & Restaurant

#287 of 7,977 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
El Born / La Ribera
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Via Laietana 30 | 30, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 95 79 05
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I spent 2 evenings in this bar. It's very good place to drink (great choice of wines, good cocktails), located very comfortable. All staff is very friendly and pleasant. Especially was good barman Hicham. He does his job very good, advised me good vines and was like real professional. This hotel also has rooftop bar,it's good choice for summer. I... More 

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Thank Olya P
Papendrecht, The Netherlands
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was great. Some dishes better than others, but the waiter did a great job. He was wonderful! Told us everything about the dishes and wine/cocktails. This man was truly passionate about his work. Tip: take a cocktail arrangement to try!

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Thank lisettev766
Winchester, United Kingdom
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364 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here on three nights as we were so impressed on the first visit. The staff were particularly friendly and offered advice on the menu. There was a very good fixed price menu option which we highly recommend.

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Thank Charles K
Jaime E, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at City Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Charles K, Thank you for your fantastic comments. It is so wonderful to know that you are becoming a regular guest and that we keep the same level of quality. Our staff will be thrilled to know that they are doing a good job. We hope to welcome you very soon! Warm regards Jaime Estellés More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice bar & restaurant with great service, drinks and excellent food. Try Filet de vedella Rossini, it was perfectly cooked and absolutely fantastic.

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Thank MaxMauser
Jaime E, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at City Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear MaxMauser, Thank you for sharing your experience with others following your recent visit at City Bar & Restaurant. We are thrilled to specifically have compliments the Rossini Fillet as it has been so far succes guaranteed. We hope to welcome you very soon! Best regards Jaime Estellés More 

West Sussex
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Randomly bumped into this Restaurant looking for a decent cocktail and a break from Tapas. The cocktails were spot on and the food in the restaurant was incredible. Really top notch.

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Thank twocups2
Jaime E, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at City Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear guest, It is very satisfying to know that you found us randomly and we left you with such positive experience. Our signature cocktails are indeed to die for. We sincerely hope to welcome you back very soon. Best regards Jaime Estellés More 

Akranes, Iceland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved everything about the City Bar & Restaurant. Food, staff and atmosphere. Can´t wait to get back.

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Thank doddig14
Santa Ana, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

The food was incredible!! Presentation and service was also top notch. Great wine list too. Will be back.

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

My girlfriend and I had two vouchers for 40 euros each which were included in our hotel stay at the Grand Central Hotel at the same site. The restaurant was modern and quaint. The staff was friendly and on point. The restaurant is very clean. We were unsure what to order and the waiter recommended the ravioli for myself and... More 

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Thank jettasback
Jaime E, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at City Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear jettasback, Thank you for sharing your experience at the City Bar & Restaurant. Alberto Vicente, our Head Chef, would say the same "Must have the Raviolis". I am very happy that our waiters so recommend what they believe is best, however every dish in our menu shine for itself and we just hope you will be able to try... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Nice welcome and service. There was a problem with our reservation through "thefork", but they still managed to get us a table and kept the 30% off offer. Beautiful place with perfect light levels. Food was really good, and the filet Rossini was superb. It´s not cheap, but considering we are talking about a 5 star hotel restaurant and quality... More 

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Thank FrankieGVA
Jaime E, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at City Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear FrankieGVA, We are amazed with your review. To see that our team reacted so well to a technical issue speaks very well about the service we provide. We hope to welcome you for another enjoyable dinner. Best regards Jaime Estellés More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Very good restaurant! Great atmosphere and very helpful waitresses. Everything was perfect from apetizer to dessert.

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Thank Kurt G
Jaime E, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at City Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Kurt G, Thank you for sharing your impressions with us. It is a pleasure for us to know that you found in City Restaurant a great atmosphere plus positive and helpful service. We are glad you enjoyed your meal from the beginning to the end. Impressions like yours help us to keep on improving day to day. Hope to... 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$22 - US$43
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Wine and Beer
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
09:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 00:00
Thursday
09:00 - 00:00
Friday
09:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Laietana 30 | 30, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighbourhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 932 95 79 05
Description
City Restaurant is part bistro, part gastropub, serving market-fresh Mediterranean cuisine. Always recognisable, abundant and for everyone. The menu features traditional dishes updated with fresh, local produce of the best possible quality. The food has a classical foundation, with nods to international cuisine and loads of flavour. A warm, comfortable, timeless space with a simple elegance that conveys a much-needed calmness in the heart of the city. At CityBar you'll find the best atmosphere in the city, day or night, and extremely creative cocktails, including the "Mosco y Lola" (with vodka, black pepper and Earl Grey tea), as well as old favourites like the "Old Fashioned" and the "Whisky Sour" A venue in the heart of the city where you can also hold private events, with optional DJ and a wide selection of set menus for groups.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighbourhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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