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“Sangria!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Barcelona Wine Bar

Barcelona Wine Bar
222 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06901
(203) 348-4800
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Ranked #4 of 398 Restaurants in Stamford
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
White Plains, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Sangria!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Tapas were terrific and the sangria was top-notch. Great place for a Sunday brunch in the summertime.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Stamford, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Nice inexpensive wine list - tapas!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

This tapas bar has a very interesting menu. But the wine list really sets it apart - interesting inexpensive wines. Service is terrific, very attentive, and the location is excellent. It is just down the street from the movies - so it can be a good date combo.

Visited December 2012
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Stamford, Connecticut, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Dining as if you are abroad.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Wonderful atmosphere. Great wines. Outside dining on the street when weather allows creates a festive experience similar to Europe. Good and friendly service.

Visited July 2012
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Impeccable Service at this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We were staying across the street at the Marriott and picked this restaurant because it looked busy and I love Spanish-style tapas. The reservation book was full, so we went over and put our names on the list and had a drink at the busy bar. I was served right away and we had a delicious pitcher of red sangria. We were celebrating a girls weekend away, so we were having fun. I checked in with the front to see where we were and talked to the great manager, who assured me that we would get in and asked where we were seated at the bar. From then, the service was phenomenal. Both our waitress (there was someone who claimed to be waiting on us and did take our order, but it was the girl who rocked it) and the manager checked with us all night, sent over special dishes and all in all, made our experience special.
By the way, the food was great too. We had tapas and everything (the croquettes, albondigas, roasted garlic etc) was very delicious. Honestly, the prices were very reasonable also.
Highly recommend this great, service oriented place!

Visited December 2012
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Very strong tapas dining and great wine list...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

First, I will openly admit I am related to a person involved in the Restaurant Group that runs the Barcelona/Bartaco group. There are a number of these in Connecticut, and I have been to West Hartford, South Norwalk, and Stamford. On this occasion, we entertained 12 business associates.

This restaurant is consistently outstanding. They have a changing and extensive offering of tapas style foods, small plates ordered over a longer period of time for a casual meal more reminiscint of what someone would find in Spain. All in my party raved about the food quality, the creativity, and the extensive choice. We had the Mixed Grill, a series of simply prepared meats including house made sausage, pork chop, steak, and chicken. Tapas included grilled brussel sprouts, beef and chicken epenades (my favorite,) boulliabaise, cheese plates, mussels, etc. All were served hot, fresh, and incredibly tasty.

Yes, you may think I am driven by my relationship, but the truth is, this is a very strong restaurant. It is a great place for a quite, romantic couple or a small party of couples or close friends. The ambiance is fantastic for friends who want to relax and have fun over time.

Note, these restaurants are always busy. Plan on a wait, if you have note made reservations. The Bartaco franchise is usually right next door and a great place to start. The fact this place is always crowded is a testament to it fine capabilities.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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