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Barcelona Restaurant and Bar

263 E Whittier St, Columbus, OH 43206-2323
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Ranked #14 of 1,973 Restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Spanish, Bar
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Jaeger Street
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201 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Went here for my wife's birthday to start our evening off and were very delighted! She just wanted some appetizers from here before we headed of to her choice for dinner. There just so happened to be a tapas sampler with like 6 or 7 different tapas that was featured that night so we ordered it. Hands down the best... More

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columbus, ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Dining at Barcelona evokes memories of times well spent and hopes for times to come. The food is delicious, the service extremely attentive without being annoying. The surroundings on the patio on a summer night is serene, but the hubbub inside can also be very invigorating. Go here for a special meal or for a spur of the moment night... More

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Dublin, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

t's been several years since we've returned to Barcelona. The last time we were here, the food was quite disappointing, especially the paella. However, we've been hearing good things about it for a while & decided to give it another chance. Besides a slight mixup on the reservation, everything went very smoothly. The service was professional and helpful. There were... More

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95 reviews 95 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Ate here during 614 Columbus dining week. Food was really good. Service was good too but SLOW. Value for price paid not so good. $14 for a cocktail? Portions were small. Will need to go back on a less busy night.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was a truly great meal. First off the wait staff were on the spot and watching our every move and anticipating our needs. The Tapas were wonderful everything from marcona almonds in sea salt with light oil, to meats, cheese and the like. Had the pork shank, meat fell off the bone and the portions were generous. Can't wait... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Barcelona is located in a lovely area. Lovely, warm decor inside and terrific outdoor patio. I loved the atmosphere. The food was well prepared and freshly made. We had sangria which was good. I like local places and would recommend Barcelona. So nice to find this unique place.

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Toronto, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We have visited Barcelona every year for the past 3-4 years while visiting for a trade show in Columbus and it is by far our favourite restaurant mainly due to the lush tropical outdoor patio, extremely knowledgable staff and excellent food and wine. There is no comparison in Columbus.

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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Our "foodie" best friends from Bexley, suburb of Columbus, OH, took us to this superior restaurant for an evening in taste bud heaven. We were visiting after years and miles of separation, so needed a place to relax, talk, and enjoy each other's company. Not only was the service fantastic, but the entire experience incredible. A "wine flight" recommended by... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The tapas menu is the best in the area and sharing several small plates is a great change of pace from the standard salad/main course. For two of us, the 1/2 tapas platter plus two hot tapas was great. Also kudos for good wine prices. The Raimat albarino for $6 a glass was great. We didn't sit in the patio... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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207 reviews 207 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Hadn't been in several years. Stopped in for lunch. Food was good, service was good, atmosphere was great on the patio. Very beautiful patio and second only to Lindey's in German Village. Definitely worth the trip.

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