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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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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch

Outstanding food and service. Even though expensive, it was very worth it to enjoy the surroundings and cuisine. Very extensive wine list from which to choose.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Outstanding food and service. Even though expensive, it was very worth it to enjoy the surroundings and cuisine. Very extensive wine list from which to choose.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Restaurant with a Hotel. Probably the best restaurant in Barcelona and Spain and... Do not understand why it does not have 3 Michelin stars. probably very soon The food, the service, the ambiance is excellent The dishes change constantly, but every time is perfect. Great wines Have gone many times and never disappointed. Will return many more, every time I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Simply the best meal I've ever had. It's comparable to Le Bernadine in NY or The French Laundry in CA, except that the core cuisine is more to my liking - a blend of Mediterranean and Asian influences. We enjoyed the 18-course lunch tasting menu in their dining room which faces the hotel's internal garden. Service was wonderful and non... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Located in chic area of Barcelona, Abac is a very good two Michelin star restaurant. Beautiful modern architecture and very nice design of the dining room, with a lot of attention devoted to details, such as perfect lighting and very nice design of plates. The service is a bit unequal - exceptionally good maitre d'o, quite plain and a bit... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

All shows (presentation) and no taste. Besides, the server was rude. Practically throwing silverware on the table. The only item that was tasty was the sea cucumber.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had the tasting menu at ABaC Restaurant, and it ranks in the top 5 best dining experiences we've ever had. Every course was amazing and the design of the restaurant enhanced the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

8 friends, great service, amazing food and a lot of patience form the staff even though we stayed until close to 3 am for talking, eating and drinking! Best in Spain specially since Jordi Cruz did spend plenty of time taking care of all of us specially our wife's who got plenty of selfies.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Booked a reservation weeks in advance for the last night of our honeymoon. Two hours before dinner time I received an email that my reservation had been cancelled. Called the restaurant and the receptionist was very rude. When I asked to speak to the manager the receptionist said he would call when he returned. The manger never called. Have dined... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is a dining experience that may take 2-3 hours. You choose between 2 tasting menus but they will make some ala carte adjustments. The presentation is a show unto itself, perfectly choreographed. Extremely pleasant staff added to the experience. If the price seems exorbitant, remember NY theater tix cost more or less the same. Here you have a memorable... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My partner and I were looking forward to visit the place. We only heard good about this place in the internet. I wont say that it was a bad experience because the food was very good and tasty, a lot of different flavours. We have nothing to say about the food. Its was really good. My only complain is about... More 

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Restaurant Details

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, Entertaining clients, 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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