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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Barcelona, Spain
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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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Hong Kong, China
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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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Indaiatuba, SP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Everything about this restaurant was excellent: service, atmosphere/ambiance, décor. However, the food did not live up to the 2 Star Michelin rating. My wife and I both got the Gran Menu with wine pairings and while the food was still good, it felt formulaic and gimmicky. When we left that night we spent more time talking about the bathroom décor... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I picked ABaC for our pre-proposal dinner and we were not disappointed. The reputation of its chef Jordi Cruz and his food is exceptional and we had high expectations. I am delighted to say that those expectations were surpassed! We chose the Gran Menu which was an 18 course tasting menu. I couldn't possibly list every dish we had but... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This was one of the most disappointing meals we had in Spain. We are foodies and have eaten at wonderful restaurants around the world. This was, arguably, at the bottom of the list. My wife called it “Smoke and Mirrors”. The smoke part is the generous use of liquid nitrogen with courses, served to create a “fog” around the food.... More 

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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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