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Barcelona Restaurant

1192 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203
(518) 438-1144
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  • English first
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English first
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103 reviews 103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We did not have a reservation on a Saturday night at about 5:15 and they still accommodated us which was nice. The decor and atmosphere are honestly traditional looking and very warm. I love the atmosphere here. The food was quick to come out but we could time it well by holding off on ordering dinners until after our appetizers... More

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Albany, New York
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118 reviews 118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went to Barcelona for a special dinner for my birthday and was very happy with our experience. All of the dishes we had had a little 'extra' to make it more unusual and unique...filet with roasted red peppers and demi-glaze....tilapia topped with lobster meat...escargot on toast-tips. Steaks were cooked to perfection and very tender. Prices were fair for the entrees... More

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Excellent food! Wonderful chef and service. The deck and private room made our event even better. Everyone loved the evening.

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Atlanta, GA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Had a pleasant evening - lovely but inefficient hostess, efficient & pleasant bartenders, waiter just okay. We got to sit upstairs on the outside and the weather could not have been more beautiful. The food was hit or miss. Bruschetta was very tasty - lots of garlic, paella was not the tastiest I have had. Reasonably priced bottle of wine... More

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Asheville, NC
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209 reviews 209 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This part tapas, part regular Italian/seafood/whatever restaurant has a friendly atmosphere, but the food we tried was mediocre at best. I understand that this is Albany, so I take that into account, but don't expect sophisticated food. Service was good and prices were reasonable. We sat out on the second--floor verandah, which was enjoyable despite the traffic noise.

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Newark, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The staff was very attentive, the food was excellent, the portions were large, but the dining room was very loud.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at 4:30 on a Sat.. They were not at all ready for guests. There wasn't a soul in the place yet it took 5 min to figure out there was one table available... Ok. It took a while for our server to come over to us.. I inquired about the specials but wasn't given them because the cook... More

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Austin, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Pass by all the pizza joints and enjoy real Italian Restuarant with great service. Bruschetta was great. Very fresh. Malbec wine at good price. Eggplant generous enough for two. Take your student here for a civilized meal but may be a bit pricey for the student budget.

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Albany, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I went with my husband for an anniversary dinner. The service started out fine. The waiter was cordial but not overly endearing. However, the service became worse (for me) as the meal went on. Once the meals were delivered, the waiter never spoke to me, or looked at me again, unless I forced him to. He offered my husband refills... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The food was just average and the cost was very high. The restaurant is in an old house so it is cozy and inviting but food doesn't measure up to cost.

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