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ABaC Restaurant

#202 of 7,649 Restaurants in Barcelona
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Avinguda Tibidabo, 1, 08022 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 19 66 00
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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been to maybe 20 different Michelin * or ** restaurants and I rank ABaC number 3. The better ones are Le Meurice and Le Cinq in Paris. There is one thing ABaC could do better: some of the waiters pronounced English so badly that I had problems understanding. But the food was great, which is the most important thing.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The first impression of the restaurant is from the street and it's an appealing sight. Clean lines and bright welcoming lights on a cold Barcelona evening. Inside similarly, modern decor, well spaced tables, large tables with offset seating, lots of glass and large statement ceiling lights.Appealing. Getting there from our accomodation in Eixample (and back) was very easy as the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at ABaC on one of the week nights. Restaurant itself was in a reasonably accessible location in Barcelona. Staff were all helpful and friendly. We had the bigger meal of 20+. Food itself was great, most of the dishes were excellent. Although staff were friendly, for a 2-star Michelin restaurant, the service could benefit from a touch... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The is one of the top Michelin restaurants in Barcelona and opens on Sunday. A lot of other Michelin restaurants are closed, and found this one and decided to give it a try. We were late for almost one and a half hour, but ABaC still keep our table for us. We had the menu of 170€, The food were... More 

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Thank Helena T
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I dined at several award winning restaurants during our stay in Spain, most notably, Martin Berasategui and Akelare, and both restaurants were amazing. ABaC was extremely disappointing, especially for a 2 Michelin star winning restaurant. The service from the staff at ABaC was great but where the restaurant fell short was the food quality. This is a... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really tried to like this restaurant, but several circumstances led me to view our dinner as a less than stellar experience. Our first impressions were not great as we were escorted to a table tucked away in the corner of a side room, close to the kitchen entrance, while there were clearly many tables left in the main dining... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Quite possibly the best meal I have ever eaten! Faultless from start to finish. Stunning food, stunning service, beautiful dining room!

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Thank eddychef
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

The food and the service were outstanding, what you would expect on a 2 Michelin stars restaurant. We had the the Gran ABaC tasting menu (16 courses), and each course was beautifully presented, and explained. The wines were really subpar, and not worth the money. Can you believe that they served ONLY one red wine?

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Arlington, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

This was the third restaurant with a Two Star Michelin rating we had been to which serves 20+ courses. The first one in Copenhagen was very nice. We did one in Stockholm and were less enamored. After the restaurant, I wouldn't waste my time (which you should be prepared for 3 hours or more). This restaurant was less worthwhile than... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

food great, service appauling, no atmosphere, staff clearly want to be elsewhere! My daughter treated me to a special 60th birthday meal. I travelled from Australia and my daughter from London to eat in this restaurant. After paying in cash around $340 euro, by mistake paid 15 cents short. On leaving staff chased after my daughter to get the 15... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$167 - $193
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avinguda Tibidabo, 1, 08022 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona
  • Phone Number: +34 933 19 66 00
Description
In 2000 ABaC Restaurant opened its doors in his first location, Carrer del Rec 79 in Barcelona. In May 2008 changed to his new address in Avenida Tibidabo, 1.

The gastronomy is the fundamental axis of the project. The restaurant awarded with 2** Michelin, and nominated by The Best Restaurant 2011 in Catalonia by the Catalan Academy of Gastronomy, can seat up to 56 diners. Located in the newly constructed pavilion in direct contact with the garden, the interior and the exterior are found through large windows.
It is a caprice of whites, in all tones. In a calm, neutral and elegant atmosphere, the sense of sophistication is shaped by the small details and the materials used, as well as a sophisticated combination of lights.
The kitchen of 200 m2 has been designed by Joaquim Casademont. It is a black container, in which stainless steel furniture takes all leadership, an effect that has been reinforced by the lighting, a route marked by leds serves as a guide and allows the guests to cross it.
Rooms for private events with a capacity of 20 to 60 diners respectively, complete its restoration facilities. The "Lounge Bar", which opens until 2.00 p.m. and where the music, light and color of the room subtly change;There is also an extensive cellar, offering near 1000 references, and from which you can select your perfect wine.
Chef Jordi Cruz and his team of young professionals develop a creative cusine of superb technique, based on the product and which meets both creativity and tradition. In addition, our attentive yet friendly service create a professional but relaxed atmosphere, which makes ABaC holder of 2** Michelin.

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