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Barcelona Restaurant and Bar

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$$$
Bar, Spanish
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263 E Whittier St, Columbus, OH 43206-2323 (Jaeger Street)
614-443-3699
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 137
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
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
Will Go Back

Took a group of 6 there for lunch. Food was a little slow to come out but they made up for it with service and quality of food. I have the seafood entree with a variety of shrimp, octopus, clams, etc. It was cooked well and tasted great. Nice environment to talk and would be good for dinner as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Dble-D
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Zanesville, Ohio
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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237 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Zanesville, Ohio
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Took a group of 6 there for lunch. Food was a little slow to come out but they made up for it with service and quality of food. I have the seafood entree with a variety of shrimp, octopus, clams, etc. It was cooked well and tasted great. Nice environment to talk and would be good for dinner as well.... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Nice atmosphere and good food. The menu is varied, and seems to change often. The patio is nice. My experience with the staff hasn't been consistent. Sometimes the service is great, sometimes just so so.

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great atmosphere: try to get a table on their patio in warm weather...you'll think you've left Columbus for paradise unknown! Cocktails and wines are fabulous, but it pales in comparison to their food!

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Columbus, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food at Barcelona is just okay. They do have decent paella, but that's the only thing I'd go back for. The rest of their food is simply overrated.

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Athens, Ohio, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We weren't able to get reservations online at the last minute before an Over the Rhine show at the Lincoln Theater, so I called the restaurant and told them that we could be there in 15 minutes for a 5:30 seating. That's a bit earlier than we care to dine but they were able to accommodate us and we were... More 

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West Salem, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Barcelona feels like a trendy, hip place to be. The crowd is fun. Decor is lovely. Food is very good - but slightly overpriced. Our server was annoying, but we have eaten here before and had great service. A nice selection of tapas, great wines, delicious desserts. We shared a chocolate mousse type of dessert that was incredible.

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Santa Barbara, California
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Atmosphere,delicious food and a perfect martini. AND you can carry on a conversation without being drowned out by the noise...This shef knows how to prepare an excellent paella.

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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I had the pleasure of dining at Barcelona's on their patio...in November. They are known for their great summer patio, but during the Holiday season they enclosed it. What a fantastic room. The owner, Scott, stopped by to make sure everything was perfect. It was. Great Food and Great service. I highly recommend Barcelona's.

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Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had been to Barcelona Restaurant previously and enjoyed the food and music. We visited this time after having visited the city of Barcelona and with true Barcelonans visiting Columbus. The staff was pleasant but ironically none spoke Spanish. Our guests felt much of the menu would not be served in most family restaurants in Barcelona, but did enjoy the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The only reason I would not give this restaurant a five across the board is that I'd like to see some new items on standard menu . We were just there on New Years Eve and had great food and service. We are regulars and will always recommend .

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 263 E Whittier St, Columbus, OH 43206-2323
    (Jaeger Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: 614-443-3699

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Bar, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?