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ABaC Restaurant

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Avinguda del Tibidabo, 1, 08022 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 19 66 00
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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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
Most recent review
Best dinning experience in Barcelona!

We wanted to try a different restaurant in Barcelona, and this place was the best. Service and food was really a one and only experience! We were even allowed "backstage" to see the staff preparing the meals.. it is an army the people.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
claudillita
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Austin, Texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We wanted to try a different restaurant in Barcelona, and this place was the best. Service and food was really a one and only experience! We were even allowed "backstage" to see the staff preparing the meals.. it is an army the people.

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Crewe
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54 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We chose not to stay at the hotel because we felt it was a bit out on a limb, so we stayed more centrally instead, however we did not want to miss out on the experience of dinning here. A very wise decision indeed. This was the 60th Michelin starred restaurant that I have visited, many more than once. Over... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The only but?? is why it does not have the third star yet. Amazing, quality, products, service. The Argentinian Staff were great, friendly knowledgeable. Chef Jordi just great.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I usually don't like to judge restaurants unless it is in the height of summer and fresh and lovely produce abounds. But dinner at ABaC the other night was a real treat. The shaved foie gras taco, amazing spring peas, black truffles in multiple dishes and the magic of gastronomic playfulness pervaded a meal that surprised from start to finish.... More 

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Esher, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

First impressions were good. When we asked for a dinner reservation at short notice, it was explained that they are booked out well ahead for dinner but suggested we come to lunch. The location was easy to get to by taxi (and at a stop on the city tour bus route) and when we entered into the walled compound from... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Went last night to get ABaC ticked of the list of restaurants in barcelona that I need to visit. The service was extraordinary from first till last moment and the atmosphere was great. The food itself was a bit mixed; there were awesome dishes like eel in brioche with aioli or the spider crab with sorbet. But there were also... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Fantastic food with hidden surprises throughout the meal which made the experience amazing. The service was fantastic with every dish explained without being to obtrusive. Well worth a visit to this hidden gem.

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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55 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We visited ABAC for dinner upon reading the great reviews from other travelers. I would have never imagined the magnificent dining experience I was about to encounter. The restaurant is located in the ABAC Hotel in the Tibidabo. You are immediately greeted as you come in and taken in an elevator to the second floor to the restaurant. Once there,... More 

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The tasting menu was creative and delicious, from the tomato starter to the raspberry ice lipstick. Excellent, friendly service in a beautiful setting.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Very very nice experience! Great dinner and wine and a great presentation of all of the 18 courses! Impressive staff, just wow

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avinguda del 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: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, 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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