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ABaC Restaurant

Avda. Tibidabo 1, 08022 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 19 66 00
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Ranked #20 of 6,092 Restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $167 - $193
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

One of the best meals I have ever had.. I thought from start to Finnish this was just perfect.. I had the tasting menu..the starters, with foam, coconut spray, were an excellent start to an incredible experience.. Then the dishes, which were all, top notch.. Creative, great use of different foods, so tasty.. I have never eaten pasta like the... More

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255 reviews 255 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Amazing food that is show also. Entertaining service,a 3 hour meal that is exceptional. Need reservations needed 3-4.months in advance. Very pricey ,but you have to admit worth it. Worth every dollar, a meal that surpasses any that has gone before. Probably worth the trip to Barcelona alone. I have eaten in other 4-5 star restaurants and they should strive... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We took the large tasting menu and we were not disappointed. Both food and service were outstanding and there is nothing we would complain about. Do not be surprised by the bill but restaurants of this category do not come at a bargain price.

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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Boring interior, terrible service from obviously lowly paid and under skilled immigrants, many dishes were far too salty and almost un-edible, uninspiring ambience. What saved the evening as we were getting annoyed by the service, was the Argentinian senior staff who took over our table, at our request, and who actually had a clue about the 12 course tasting menu... More

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New York, New York, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 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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London, England
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93 reviews 93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 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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Sao Paulo, SP
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 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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