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“Avoid at all costs! Food poisoning”
Review of Abrassame

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Ranked #747 of 9,541 Restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $17 - $57
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Eixample
Description: We are a Mediterranean restaurant. Our new menu varies with the season, but always offering a variety of high quality fish and seafood that we complement them what the sea gives us that day, with a large selection of the best meats cooked on the grill and specialized in paella and rices. We are very demanding about quality, so our products are purchased in fish markets, orchards and local markets. All made by the best professionals for you to enjoy on your table daily. In our restaurant you'll discover more than 30 tapas to whet your appetite. Those found from mussels, calamari, crayfish, iberic ham, our "bravas" potatoes or tuna tartar among others... The restaurant design has managed to merge the modern and avant-garde architecture with the Mediterranean and traditional cuisine, giving an emphasis on detail, creating different atmospheres comfortables and pleasants, offering amplitude to the guest and achieving the perfect balance to enjoy your experience. At the heart of Abrassame we find the Showcooking which is surrounded by a bar in which we can eat while we see the daily exhibition of our best fish and watch as the cook makes it in the embers. In order to that each visit become unique for our customers, we have created several atmospheres in the same space; from the winery area with a large collection of wines, going through the central dining room and bar until the two private dining rooms, ideal for business dinners, events, groups or families, with capacity for 10 and 12 persons and they can join to form a single for 26 diners. Together to the restaurant is the large terrace with a unique and spectacular views across the city. With air-conditioned to enjoy it all year. For us every customer is special, for this reason we thought in choose the spanish words game "Brasa-abrazame" embers-hug, one word defines the center of the restaurant and the other as we want to make feel the guest (loved, embraced, happy...)
lyla1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Avoid at all costs! Food poisoning”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Started out with a good start. Nice ambience, good drinks (happy hour) albeit a not so happy waiter/ door manager.

Then the food came and it just went downhill from there. We had soggy rice with lobster and was absolutely appalling. Probably the worst meal I have ever had. Taste- bad. Lobster- tasted like frozen seafood that has gone off. What's worse, there were fish cakes/ fish paste thing in the meal. Feels like the restaurant is trying to cut cost and not have much lobster in it, but to add fish cake is simply unacceptable!

Lo and behold, I had food poisoning the next day. This confirmed my suspicion about the lobster that tasted "off". The only different meal my husband and I had on our entire four week trip in Europe was this place as my husband was not hungry and did not touch my meal. This is not just me, read reviews further down and see that I wasn't the only one who caught food poisoning from this place.

If you want to give this place a try, have cocktails and cocktails only, please do not have meals here.

  • Visited April 2013
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Lingfield, United Kingdom
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“Very good food and lovely views”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

We came here looking for a quick lunch and ordered 3 tapas and a salad between us. The food was all very well presented and tasted great, menus easy to understand and service was very good. Not the cheapest meal we had, but we knew from the location that it wouldn't be. We didn't have room for dessert, but they looked really tasty.

  • Visited June 2013
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“Amazing!!”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

We loved this restaurant located in an amazing place with spectacular views of Barcelona. The food was really good and we were treated very well. We will come back again in our next visit to Barcelona.

  • Visited June 2013
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Lerwick, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent service”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

The restaurant decor is very attractive, and you could see the chefs cooking. The menu had an excellent choice and it was made easy to follow in English. We really enjoyed the food and the wine. The service was excellent and the staff had a sense of humour making our evening even more enjoyable. Will visit again.

  • Visited June 2013
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Hod Hasharon, Israel
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“Excellent experience - we went back for more”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

Firstly there is no need to pay for the lift- go into the center and go up the escalators to the top floor. We were looking for a romantic evening and settled on Abrassame - For the first course we had the tomatoe bread, which was devine, followed by the grilled vegetables, which were to die for and the fish soup, which my wonderful wife thoroughly enjoyed. We both had the salmon which was simple, but excellently cooked.

It is not Haut cuisine, but an excellent choice for simple fare.

  • Visited May 2013
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