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Barcelona

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Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
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63-65 North Main Street, Norwalk, CT 06854
+1 203-899-0088
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5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
Description: Opened in 1996, the original Barcelona, South Norwalk, has grown from a...
Opened in 1996, the original Barcelona, South Norwalk, has grown from a tiny tapas bar seating 30 to a 140-seat restaurant with two sophisticated, beautiful dining rooms and an outdoor patio. The original 40-foot-long, hand-carved walnut bar is still there, as are the young and young-at-heart who populate South Norwalk in the evenings. SoNo Barcelona showcases the old brick and raw steel of the former factory building it inhabits. It's a touch of SoHo in SoNo, with the food and flavors of the Ramblas.
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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Amazing place!

Super service, very tasty food... Really liked that amazing place. Staff is friendly, no rush and they suggest a lot of good(and cheap) ideas!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
EricBMontreal
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Super service, very tasty food... Really liked that amazing place. Staff is friendly, no rush and they suggest a lot of good(and cheap) ideas!

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Thank EricBMontreal
Westport, Connecticut
Level Contributor
38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We eat here a few times a year and have always been pleased. They have delicious tapas and v good wine menu. It's fun to sit outside in summer and has great energy Inside The food is great

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Thank smsmsm
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Went for family dinner and can't wait to go back. Cocktails were interesting and delicious. Food was really good and the service truly outstanding. Highly recommend.

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Thank tat15
Redding, Connecticut, USA
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320 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Went here with a large group for drinks and appetizers and ended up staying for dinner. Great bar, good selection of wines and affordable. I think we sampled every appetizer on the menu and most were great. Especially liked the ham and cheese balls. Sounds odd, but they were yummy. Excellent service and a varied menu. Lots of fun and... More 

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Thank yecats59
Jason B, Manager at Barcelona, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind words and for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and I hope you'll join us again soon. Cheers! More 

Norwalk, Connecticut
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Barcelona has dropped quite a bit since their early days. What was once a new and creative dining experience has gotten a bit old and stale. The menu is stagnant and uninspiring. Happy hour isn't much of a deal and doesn't change much. For a place that calls themselves a wine bar, they pour some pretty cheap wines that taste... More 

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Thank CaptainPismo
Jason B, General Manager at Barcelona, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback about your experience. I apologize for not doing enough to wow you when you came in last. We have made some exiting changes and brought in some talented young chefs to help revamp our menu. We will not only be making changes to our regular menu but we will also be rotating new... More 

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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

this place is off main street in sono, right across from the movie theater. we ordered a bunch of tapas. my favorite was the skirt steak. for desset i got the crepas. wow! our waitress was just incredible hustling all night and gave us just impeccable service. nice place for a family dinner or a date night. been here a... More 

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Thank rz1519
Jason B, Manager at Barcelona, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review! I'm glad to hear you're a Barcelona fan. Hope you can join us again soon. Cheers! More 

Milford, Pennsylvania
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265 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I decided to come back to Barcelona's because of a previous very good experience. Called a week before and told them we were visiting again and will be celebrating my wife's birthday. Unfortunately, it was not noted because nobody said anything until I pointed it out to Jason, the GM. He was very nice. We (2 couples)... More 

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1 Thank BB601
Jason B, General Manager at Barcelona, responded to this review

Hi, I want to personally apologize for all of the mistakes we made with you and your guests the other night. I especially want to apologize to your wife for failing to deliver on her birthday. Clearly I was not on my game and I am sorry for giving you a sub par experience. I know how hard it can... More 

Huntington, New York
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We went here as a group of 8 on a Saturday night and had a wonderful meal. We left the wine and food choice up to our waiter and he didn't disappoint. Each dish was flavorful and a great contrast to the others. My favorites of the night were the trout pate, gazpacho and flan, but everything was great, as... More 

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1 Thank Elizabeth R
Brian C, Manager at Barcelona, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the nice review! I appreciate the feedback. Great to hear that your party enjoyed their visit. Hope you'll join us again soon. Cheers! More 

Trumbull, Connecticut, United States
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179 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Went with the family to Barcelona. We were lucky, it was not crowded so we had great service. The Tapas menu is awesome! A great variety of tasty food that does not fil you up. The desserts were even better. Only reco I would make is don't put so much ice a glass of Sangria. I recommend this restaurant for... More 

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1 Thank TonyLovesToDineOut
Fairfield, Connecticut
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Extensive tapas menu and wonderful service in a pleasant environment. Every dish we ordered was beautifully presented and delicious. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. He and the bartender went the extra mile to make a cocktail that was not on their menu. I will definitely eat here again!

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Thank boymom1208
Brian C, Manager at Barcelona, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! Hope you'll join us again soon. Cheers! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 63-65 North Main Street, Norwalk, CT 06854
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Norwalk
  • Phone Number: +1 203-899-0088

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Opened in 1996, the original Barcelona, South Norwalk, has grown from a tiny tapas bar seating 30 to a 140-seat restaurant with two sophisticated, beautiful dining rooms and an outdoor patio. The original 40-foot-long, hand-carved walnut bar is still there, as are the young and young-at-heart who populate South Norwalk in the evenings. SoNo Barcelona showcases the old brick and raw steel of the former factory building it inhabits. It's a touch of SoHo in SoNo, with the food and flavors of the Ramblas.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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