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Barcelona Restaurant & Bar
Barcelona Restaurant & Bar

Barcelona Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.barcelonacolumbus.com
  • Phone: (614) 443-3699
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm. Bar open Monday - Friday; 11am - close, Saturday and Sunday; 5 pm - close. Patio Seating - Seasonal & First Come First Serve. There are no reservations taken for the patio.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Jacob Hough
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Barcelona offers off-premise catering now through our new venture - Sidecar Global Catering. Please visit the Sidecar website at www.sidecarglobalcatering.com. For questions or booking your event, please call 614-425-4986.
  • Private Party Facilities: Barcelona offers a semi-private area Sunday through Thursday accommodating from 10 to 65 guests. Larger groups can be accommodated during closed hours. Please contact a manager for more details and how we can accomodate your group.
  • Private Party Contact: Tim Hawkins (614) 443-3699
  • Entertainment: Live Music 7:00pm to 9:00pm, Sundays, no cover charge.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Barcelona features wine tastings, dinners and other special events throughout the year. Please see our events calendar on our website for more details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jaeger Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet service is on Jaeger street (the cross street), south of Whittier. Street parking also available.
A word from Barcelona Restaurant & Bar
Barcelona was designed to be one of the premier restaurants in Columbus offering a warm, inviting atmosphere, quality service & exciting cuisine. Barcelona’s goal is to be a driving force in the culinary landscape of Columbus. We work hard to present great atmosphere, incredible service, a warm environment & above all, wonderful food. To achieve these goals, every day we: bake all of our breads & desserts from scratch in our kitchen, serve only the freshest products & offer you daily entree specials competitively designed by our passionate & talented kitchen staff. We attribute our success to our service staff, unique, colorful individuals dedicated to exceeding your expectations. To keep the offerings at Barcelona on the cutting edge, we change our menu weekly reflecting the freshest & newest products available. An award winning wine list has been created to enhance the offerings of Barcelona. We hope you see the dedication of our staff each time you visit us.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was fabulous! The patio is a gem! It was the perfect place for my small birthday get together!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "To say I was disappointed with the food is putting it mildly. The "tapas" were barely enough for 1 person. They charge over $7 for a plate of extremely thin cut cold cuts & call it a tapa. HA! The true outrageous disappointment was the paella. We had the paella Barcelona which included everything (chicken, shrimp, calamari, mussels, peas, red pepper, and chorizo. A true paella has to have saffron ("azafran")... & it didn't. The supposed home-made chorizo "a la European" is a bunch of crock. It spoiled everything & it didn't taste a thing to what it's supposed to. OK place but won't go back. Only real good thing is service. So, I'm still in search of a REAL Spanish restaurant. Oh yeah... ensalada de papas should be patatas.... so burros!!!!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Barcelona, it just sounds romantic! Unfortunately we weren't too hungry when we went but lucky enough for us their Tapas were just the right size. Their cocktail list was extensive and we tried at least 6 different drinks and loved each one more than the last. We ate indoors with our reservations but the patio looked beautiful, the noise level did start to soar a bit towards the end of our date but all-in-all it was just lovely."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Barcelona never disappoints. The staff are knowledgable and friendly; timely and attentive. The outdoor patio is great all year round and accommodating for a mid sized group or intimate date. I've never had a menu item I didn't like and food is ALWAYS fresh. Their lunch menu is pleantiful and they have several offerings to vegetarians! It's a tasty, quaint, classy, lovely neighborhood gem for sure!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We've eaten at Barcelona many times and usually love it. For some reason, while everything *else* (e.g. the atmosphere, the service, etc.) was as good as ever, the food was somewhat - lacking. It was a Sunday, and I suspect the sous-chef's were running the show - I ordered the Cerdo, and was very disappointed - the potatoes were actually sorely undercooked, and the romesco as well as the pork shank were somewhat bland and under-seasoned. I was quite surprised, as my previous experiences with similar cuisine at Barcelona (e.g. the tres cerados during Restaurant Week) were stellar. I imagine we'll be back at some point in time, but after those potatoes I'm not in a hurry."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Our meals was tasty from start to finish. Thank you."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "One of our favorites. Our meal was delicious, the garden lovely on a perfect day, and the service was top notch."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Superb paella. The patio is excellent. Fabulous dinner."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Table was ready when we arrived, service was impeccable, food was perfectly cooked and seasoned. Cured meat was not to the guest liking as an appetizer, however the braized short rib tapa was delicious. The Chocolate Paprika Carmelized Bannana dessert was surprisingly delicious. We are repeat guests and enjoy every meal. It was a bit crowded and noisy for an intimate conversation or anyone who has diminshed hearing. Otherwise a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Went here for a birthday dinner and ordered a few different tapas and paella- everything was so good! The patio is adorable and a fun spot to be in the summer. Jenna, our server, was great. My mother had just gotten back from two weeks in actual Barcelona, Spain and said the paella was just as good as the real deal!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Our first visit to Barcelona was for lunch on a Friday were seated on the beautiful patio as requested. Three of our party of four ordered the "menu del dia". Our choices included spanish olives and cheeses marinaded, gazpacho, special deviled eggs, a salad with goat cheese. All were delicious. We also had the pasta and peas, the chicken salad and the scallops with mushrooms. The sides included a very tasty and nicely seasoned mediterranean vegetables as well as fresh fruit. Every food item was perfectly prepared. We would definitely return to Barcelona for lunch or dinner. Quite nice patio ambience. The service was attentive and just right."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The $12 lunch menu and free hummus for reserving online were additional perks to the great food, beautiful patio, and server who was both friendly and knowledgeable!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "It was well recommended , but was a dissapointment. The menu was written well and made you want to order a lot Every suggestion the server made we ordered. All lacked flavor and was nothing special The " Ensalads de verdure" was the biggest dissapointment, just sautéed onions and red and yellow peppers with a few zucchini slices, no seasoning The"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "My husband and I went for our anniversary and we were not disappointed! We had the spinach salad and calamari and both were good. I had the crab cakes and my husband had the tapas tasting. We thought the price was on par with other restaurants of similar type."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "A special place with special food - a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Great food, great ambiance, great service - they never disappoint."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My wife and I both had excellent meals (grouper and short ribs paella), salad and wine. The only item I wouldn't get again was the Tres Leches dessert."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Pleasant night out great meal. Food was excellent."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "As always Barcelona did not disappoint. From the beginning to the very end, we had a lovely meal and experience!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our 30th anniversary here at the Barcelona. It was an amazing evening. Everything was excellent."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This was not our first visit and it won't be our last! This time it was Father's Day but we've brought out of town guests for graduations and have loved our anniversary dinner in the garden. Love the food!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food and service were great. It was crowded and loud when we arrived. And we were at a table that was in a noisy spot-that was the only distraction."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Barcelona is our new favorite restaurant. Not only has the food been wonderful each time we have dined there, but the staff is so attentive, but not in a hovering sort of way, and is very knowledgeable and open when answering questions regarding menu and wine selections. Also, the atmosphere on their beautiful patio is perfect!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The setting is fantastic. The food was great (she had scallops, I had paella ). Plus the best Manhattan that i have ever had. Atmosphere nice, upscale casual. Friendly, attentive waiters."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Tapas were great! Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Barcelona. Loved the atmosphere, service and food. Will definitely return!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "...good. See all other reviews!! Look, this place is great, but opentable keeps asking me to rate each time."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We were sad when Marbella, an excellent Spanish Restaurant near us in the Cleveland area closed, so when we saw Barcelona on the Open Table choices for Columbus, we had to try. We were not disappointed. This was one of the best meals we have had in a long time. Of course we started with a carafe of Sangria. They have 4 choices. The waiter was very knowledgeable with their menu and helped us to decide what to start with and what would go with the Paella, as my wife and I like to share. As this was built into an old factory, it can be noisy with the sounds bouncing off of the old brick walls."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Once again Barcelona delivered an amazing meal. So many wonderful options to choose from. Great wine menu! Daughter (18) commented that we needed to go back again the small dishes were "good and fun.""
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Although the noise level seemed excessive when we entered, we had no trouble carrying on a conversation. The food quality varied widely. One member of our party had the filet, and it was excellent. The rest of us had tapas. A chopped salad was over dressed but mushroom fritters were perfect. Our server was first-rate. All in all a pleasant but unexceptional dining experience."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Paella de Costillas y Vieras – braised beef short ribs, pan roasted scallops, piquillo peppers, sofrito, aioli verde, cabbage slaw, calasparra rice 30*"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "A little pricey, but the food was well worth it. I had the Tapas Sampler (with octopus substituted for pork belly) and my wife had the scallops. Everything tasted fantastic. We sat inside and found the room picturesque, while most people, on the warm evening, headed outdoors. Both inside and outside areas were unexpectedly large given the modest front of the restaurant along Whittier. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive and helpful, with good suggestions. Just one small caution: the Sangria with Cava seemed a bit strong, and we ordered a carafe and out came a full glass each plus the carafe. We are used to less potent sangrias, and that turned out to be a bit more alcohol than we wanted."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "My wife and I had a great time. Our waiter for the night Mike did a great job. Looking forward to going back again in the future."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I felt as thought I was bothering the employees from the moment I walked in the door. The restaurant is located in a particularly pretentious neighborhood, so maybe that's what is to be expected. The ambiance is great, the food is delicious, just don't expect to feel appreciated."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Have dined with you before and the experience was over the top! Great drinks,amazing server, and the food was impressive, 'hit the spot' kind of fulfillment. This time was for a special occasion, the server was nice however she recommends the highest priced wine on the list, which is fine, but it wasn't directed towards of specific tastes she just was selling the price. Now the food, the mussels were sitting in canned halved tomato juices with zero flavor- zero-. Ocopus had a nice chared taste and of course a little chewy but that's just it's nature, it was okay not 'grand'. Steak was steak and chocolate cake was chocolate cake. It wasn't the experience we had enjoyed before, it was just disappointing. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Tapas were poorly put together, wine was not good either. Service was good and place is lovely but will not return. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Barcelona is my favorite Columbus restaurant. It has never disappointed!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We travel to Columbus yearly and eat at Barcona every time. The pork chop and the salmon were outstanding as we're the cheese tapas!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We had a great evening at Barcelona. Tonia was excellent, provided wonderfully attentive but not intrusive service. Every dish we had was delicious... avocados with goat cheese, beet salad, marinated mushroom salad, crab cakes, mushroom/risotto fritters, capellini pasta, and chocolate pudding cake. We'll definitely be back again if we're in the area. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Barcelona has been on our top ten dining bucket list for "date night" since my wife and I moved to Columbus. Turns out it should have been a "top three" venue! Splendid seafood options (uncommon in Ohio), interesting Tempranillo and other Spanish wines ... and, well Tapas style is just such a fun way to dine, isn't it? If you are a foodie then a visit to Barcelona is a must!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We arrived early on a weeknight with a reservation, and loved our dinner at Barcelona! Our server, Mara, was very friendly and helpful, and the food was delicious. My husband really enjoyed the paella with short rib and scallop, and I enjoyed an assortment of appetizers. I would definitely recommend Barcelona!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Barcelona is a real favorite of mine. Let me explain why. There is a solid consistency in both food and service. The food! It is lovely.Tonight the scallop ceviche was exquisite, and was beautifully presented. Tonight we had Paella Barcelona (a favorite) and Camarones - sauteed shrimp with Piquillo barbecue sauce. The shrimp flavor came through clearly and was complemented by the sauce. The deserts - ah - you must leave room for those. They always have new items on the desert menu. I almost never get desert when I go out, but I do always get desert at Barcelona. It is just too good to pass up. The service is always right on - not invasive, but attentive. We always leave with a satisfied glow. Thank you Barcelona for a special anniversary."
    Dined on 5/19/2014