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ABaC Restaurant

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Avinguda Tibidabo, 1, 08022 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 19 66 00
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Description: In 2000 ABaC Restaurant opened its doors in his first location, Carrer del...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Not quite Top Shelf... Yet.

We were a table of four, for a menu degustacion, together with matched wines. Let's understand firstly that this menu is more expensive than the menu degustacion at Celler de Can Roca. ABaC does an excellent job with at least 3-4 stand out dishes on the degustacion menu. But it was couple of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We were a table of four, for a menu degustacion, together with matched wines. Let's understand firstly that this menu is more expensive than the menu degustacion at Celler de Can Roca. ABaC does an excellent job with at least 3-4 stand out dishes on the degustacion menu. But it was couple of details which really shows to what extent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I booked a couple of months in advance and received an email confirmation but did not see there was a dress code notation at the bottom. My fault. I arrived where nice shorts and a button up but was informed men were not allowed to wear shorts. They offered me slacks. Problem solved. We did the 14 course tasting menu... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a superb restaurant.There is soemthign bizarre that it comes so low in Trip Advisor ratings when it is such an outstanding restaurant.The food was as interesting as any of the three star Michelin restaurants we have eaten at, except maybe the deserts.We arrive 30 minutes before the restaurant opened, we were welcomed in, given a drink and from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I've recently been to some of the best restaurants in the world, and ABaC did not disappoint. We tried the longer tasting menu, and from the Bloody Mary to the chocolatey desserts, this meal was delicious. The food was presented artistically, yet there was more than enough of a "taster" with this dish to fill up quickly. Presentation of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Our dinner was extraordinary and so was the price! Every dish of our 18 course meal was exquisite, for us, a once in a lifetime experience! To start our dinner, we had Bloody Mary's like we never had before. All of the tomato pulp was filtered out and the ice cubes were made the same way! Excellent! The eel sandwich... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

We made a reservation and they canceled last minute without sending us an email. When we got there all they wanted to do was prove they sent us the email. They didn't try finding us another table and they were aggressively and rude. When we left because before eating because of the service, they didn't care they just let is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is my second time at ABaC and brought 2 couples from abroad for lunch. The ambiance and food were as expected however the service put a big damper on an otherwise great meal. It started out ok with a drink on the balcony but after being seated it was over 20 minutes before we were offered anything. This set... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

One of the best restaurants in the world! I mean it! Didn't expect a lot because we are foodie but every dish looks delicate and tastes so good! To me, food is a fusion of Asian and Spanish! The best of the two worlds!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We were there with Christmas, they made it a wonderful experience. The food was outstanding and the service and presentation was of a high level. The wine pairing was great, one dish was even served with a specialty beer. We had their most exaggerated menu, of which I enjoyed every single bite!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

very good restaurant,only tasting menus,i think if i compare with others stars michelin i don't have desire to repeat, staff very good but irregular,forgetting to serve the wine. it was a sensorial experience because the portion were minimal, i only liked the desserts were amazing.

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Address: Avinguda Tibidabo, 1, 08022 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 933 19 66 00
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona
Average Prices: USD 167 - 193
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Fusion

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 167 - 193
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

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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