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ABaC Restaurant

#194 of 7,901 Restaurants in Barcelona
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Avinguda Tibidabo, 1, 08022 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 19 66 00
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New York, New York, United States
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

My husband and I dined at ABaC on 10/14/2014 for our anniversary dinner while were visiting Barcelona. The overall experience was disappointing. The food was quite imaginative, and some of the courses were excellent, particularly the "eel sandwhich" and some incredible amuse bouche. There were a couple of big misses though. The squid ink with "squid rice" was pasty and... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2014

Expensive? Yes - but WELL worth the price. We had the 16 course tasting menu paired with wine. It was like " eating art" - what a wonderful experience. It was a great way to spend our 25th anniversary. If you are a foodie, this is a must try restaurant.

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Sharon, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2014

We had heard wonderful things about this restaurant, and for both my wife and me, it was the best meal we have ever had, including the best restaurants in New York City. That is a tall order, but the food was just superb and so creatively presented. We had lunch at 1:30PM which lasted until 4:30. I am not sure... More 

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Tarragona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2014

Abac is an extraordinary restaurant, certainly expensive but worth every penny. Its main chef, Jordi Cruz, is a TV celebrity, regularly followed by paparazzi, but do not let this put you off: he is an outstanding professional, who came to our table after the meal to check our degree of satisfaction. We had the more expensive tasting menu, made with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

A bit "odd" getting in as we were dropped by taxi outside a closed gate where we had to use the intercom to notify them we had arrived. Also, we were taken straight to our table without offering anywhere to have an aperitif. However we had an exceptional and amazing anniversary dinner! Decided not to go for the tasting menus... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014

I highly recommend this restaurant if you want to experience new amazing flavours of the Catalonia region. The service is impecable and all of the waiters are very knowledgeable of the food and wine they offer. Moreover, they are very friendly and professional, in other words you won't find an snob service. We ordered the tasting menu and it was... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2014

Our best meal in Barcelona. Very pricey, but 135 Euros for 13 courses of this quality is not unreasonable. Not every dish is perfect, but many are. Highlights included the foie gras focaccia, octopus with black potatoes, guinea fowl with black garlic, and an incredible cheese, truffle and cream dish.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

Not only is the food incredible but the service is exceptional. We arrived a little early for our reservation so we had a drink on the garden terrace. Once seated in the restaurant we ordered the 13 course tasting menu and a bottle of cava on the recommendation from the sommelier and were asked if we wanted to change any... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014

I came here with my parents and sister for my 30th birthday and we have already planned another trip back to Barcelona and this was the first reservation we made! We are lucky enough to have eaten in many fine dining restaurants and we all agreed this was on of the top 1 or 2 meals of our lives. All... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2014

16 Course Grand Tasting with Wine Pairings. From the entrance (you need to be buzzed into a long walkway). to the ending walk, everything was done with great attention to detail and executed perfectly. Definitely modern styled cooking and technique, but an incredible experience. The tables are unusually shaped and have plenty of room as many dishes are finished table-side.... 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, 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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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