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ABaC Restaurant

Avda. Tibidabo 1, 08022 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 19 66 00
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Ranked #15 of 6,067 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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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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Los Angeles, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 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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Bergen, Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Oh my god. Had our wedding in Abac in July. We where 10 persons that had the Grand Abac with wine. Dont know what to say.How about this: I canceled my trip to Paris this spring. I am going back to Barcelona for another go. This is not a 2 star. Wake up Michelin. This is a 3 star. Thanks... More

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