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Barcelona Restaurant and Bar

263 E Whittier St, Columbus, OH 43206-2323
614-443-3699
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Ranked #14 of 1,977 Restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
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
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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English first
Eastern Shore, Maryland
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255 reviews 255 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We like Spanish food... at a leisurely pace. And Tapas at Barcelona was the way to spend an evening relaxing after a pleasant day sightseeing in German Village. We walked here from our German Village Guest House... and were seated promptly (with reservations). The decor is chic eclectic. While there is a degree of ambient noise, it gives the place... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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171 reviews 171 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This would be a destination restaurant almost anywhere for fine Spanish fare, beautifully presented, with great service and really reasonable prices. The patio may be the city's best. Wonderful wine list with terrific single glass options at very good values. The scallops are truly to die for, but do consider the tapas sampling menu which is also very good. Desserts... More

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Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Columbus
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96 reviews 96 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 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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Spartanburg
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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