Barcelona Restaurant & Bar
We frequently dine at BarcelonaWe frequently dine at Barcelona with family and friends, always great. We recently entertained friends from Buffalo NY and Tucson AZ at Barcelona. Needless to say our experience was outstanding6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulousA friend and I dined here for lunch, which is a treat! The Vieras are my favorite, and I almost always order it!
Highly recommended spot for a romantic dinner outside during nice weather!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWOW!We visit Columbus once or twice a year. When they closed our favorite Spanish restaurant in Cleveland, my wife found Barcelona. This was one of our best experiences anywhere. It all starts with Chris P who was one of the most knowledgeable and attentive waiters we ever had. Most of their menu changes weekly. They have a special tapas listing, with 6 or 7 entries, that you can order individually or all as a meal. We combined this with the Paella Mariscos (Seafood) and the combination was one of the tastiest meals we ever had. Along with a carafe of their Sangria made it an excellent time. We will be back!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMService with a smileOur server Marissa was outstanding. Although she was newer, she took it in stride and had fun with us. She always found out something she did not know the answer to and made great recomendations. Thanks, Marissa! Your service level will take you far!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was good. The patio isFood was good. The patio is beautiful and the service is excellent. It is a fun place to eat and the food seems authentically modern Spanish.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat choice!Very enjoyable evening. The courtyard is beautiful and very comfortable. Professional service. Nearly flawless food. Interesting and extensive wine list.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't miss this oneFood is exceptional, people are super friendly. They really do put customer satisfaction on the top of their priority list. For anyone plans to stay longer than 2 hrs at Columbus, OH, this is one place you should not miss.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMnicewine list was good; cocktails not so much. Overwhelming menu5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentWe went for our 20th anniversary, which I noted on the Open Table comments section when making the reservation. When we were seated I was surprised to find that they had printed a special menu for both of us, which said "Happy Anniversary" on the front, and also our waitress congratulated us on the special occasion. The service was excellent as well as the food, we will be back!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways ExcellentWonderful dinners as always. The halibut was prepared to perfection. Tapas sampler is always a great choice as well. We enjoyed being seated on the patio for our first al fresco meal of the summer. It was cool outside but the strategically placed gas heaters kept us all cozy. Barcelona's patio is not to be missed in the summer.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBack on topDuring periodic visits there was some slippage reported the previous visit with the food, but let me state the chef has it back to top notch and the menu seems expanded. We will be visiting more frequently..5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining again!This is my third time eating there and I have never been disappointed. The food is wonderful and the service outstanding! Love being out on the patio.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food & service!This was my first trip to barcelona. The service was fantastic, and food delicious. I do not go to "nice" places often to eat and was worried I wouldn't find anything on the menu I liked. I was wrong! I had the Alaskan Halibut and it was incredible. I followed it up by splitting a raspberry and chocolate dessert with a friend, and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. I will be coming back to experience the lunch menu soon!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMEngagementI took my future fiancé here before I asked her to marry me. The place is classy and the food is fantastic. Excellent wine and drink selection as well!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, the atmosphereAs always, the atmosphere is energetic and has a great vibe. The food is always delicious but this time, the hummus appetizer was so spicy with raw garlic it was difficult to eat and we are garlic lovers! We left quite a bit. Some of the crackers that were paired with it were very hard. The chickpea appetizer was delish! Our entrée was delicious...the salmon special and the halibut.
I felt the service was a bit slow but everyone was very nice.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service!Our evening was excellent overall. Service great and good perfect.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night out.The server was very nice attentive but not hovering. The food was so tasty good. We had 3 appetizers and two steaks which were prepared exactly how we ordered them medium rare and medium well and a paella which our daughter loved.. We got dessert comped; it was our daughter's birthday. Delicious chocolate lava cake. My gin martini was made just right. I am always surprised because so many places get it wrong. The patio always puts us in such a wonder place.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOutside is the bestDining on the Barcelona patio remains one if the gems of Columbus. Of course, the patio comes second to the always professional service, amazing food (and selection) and just right cocktails and wine list.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSpanish fusion in a great setting!Delightful tapas, wines, desserts and service - if I lived in Columbus, I would make this a regular haunt! The goat cheese stuffed avocado and pan roasted crab cakes were my favorites among the nine dishes we got. The special pastry was a chocolate lavender cake with what seemed like less cake than decadent butter cream icing layers, a spectacular dessert.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat time!It was my first time experiencing Barcelona and I truly enjoyed it. I had the Spanish Onion Soup and the Credo (Pork) and both were equally delicious. I also enjoyed the guitarist (I was there on a Sunday night). At first I thought it would be authentic Spanish music but I was pleasantly surprised when I heard the melody of 'Come Together' by the Beatles and 'Dream On'! I definitely would love to come back and have already suggested it to friends. If I could give one note, I would say that the restaurant is not fit for young children. Working in the restaurant industry I realize you cannot exclude children but If suggesting it to someone, I would say that it isn’t kid friendly.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBarcelona does it again!Our Mother's Day luncheon was a delight! The Tapas as appetizers and the main courses were perfect. We were particularly pleased that we were not rushed, nor did we feel neglected. Time between courses was appropriate and relaxing. My wife's dessert, when she tried it, was not to her liking. It was graciously exchanged for another that she really enjoyed. The Orange-Pistachio Cheesecake was out of this world!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI enjoy your hour invitesI enjoy your hour invites for wine and tapas. Keep those coming and the prices fairly prices at $15 is a perfect week night out.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day GemThis was a awesome restaurant for a Mother's Day or for any special occasion. We had a great time and the service and food was very good.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMReally greatIt was very nice, best food so far at Barcelona, and it's always very good.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMTwo words: Incredible evening!Food, service, wine, etc. was top notch. Everyone should eat here. Period.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great!As always, Barcelona was great. We enjoyed chowder and small plates and a really nice bottle of wine. Service was wonderful, just right. The Sunday night jazz featuring Richard Lopez and Roger Hines was a perfect compliment to the evening.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful ExperienceMy husband and I made reservations to celebrate our 5th year anniversary. Our dining experience was very pleasant. Our waiter, John was knowledgeable and extremely professional. The restaurant has a very romantic feel. Our meals, chicken and crab cakes were delicious. We definately will come back for another fabulous dining experience and will probably request seating outside.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent foodAlthough we were longing to sit on the patio for our anniversary, we still had a great time. Our server, John, was very attentive and friendly. I loved every piece of food that came to our table from the bread, to the avocado with goat cheese, my husbands paella was amazing and I had a scallop dish that had a great flavor. Next time we hope to dine on the patio but we hope to go back at least once more before the summer is over.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMTapas was nicely presentedTapas was nicely presented and delicious. Paella was attractive and generous portion, tasty but a little dry. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. We would def return.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's got it all!This restaurant has been a favorite since my husband and I happened upon it a few years ago. We took our daughter and family there recently to celebrate her graduation from OSU and they raved about it as much as we have. The food is absolutely superb, the servers are helpful and attentive and the ambiance is artistic and energetic. It's great for a romatic evening in the garden or a family affair to celebrate a special occasion. We just love Barcelona!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOne word AWESOMEThis was my first visit to Barcelona. I was blown away with the taste of the food, the quality of service, and the overall dining experience. I have to say it was one of my most favorite restaurant visits and leads the top of my list of places to visit again. My girlfriend and I loved every minute we were there and look forward to another dining experience at Barcelona Restaurant and Bar.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a very good experienceHad a very good experience at Barcelona. Great food and great service.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA delightfull evening withA delightfull evening with my family eating excellent food in a warm and beautiful place.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful place to takeA wonderful place to take our daughter for a special celebration. Our waiter was especially gracious.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOur group, once again, hadOur group, once again, had a wonderful experience at Barcelona. The food was well prepared and the presentation was inviting.
We had outstanding attention from our waiter who kept the meal moving forward being sensitive to our pace and needs. He was
knowledgeable about the food and was able to answer any questions we had. We look forward to dining here again.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service impeccableFood and service impeccable to celebrate our first year of marriage.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a large group and allWe had a large group and all enjoyed our dining experience - from the friendly, helpful service to creative, tasty dishes and great sangria and wine list.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFine dining at its best. QuiteFine dining at its best. Quite expensive, but totally worth the experience and the food4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was delicious! LovedFood was delicious! Loved the selection of tapas and the service was excellent. We will definitely be back!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAlmost the perfect lunch.Always reliable. Good food, great ambiance but we could have been seated at a better table for lunch. Ate on the patio which was nice but they seated us in the corner when better tables were available. Always uncertain if they have certain tables set aside for open table guests. Felt rushed by server.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service. A gemThis is our first time to Barcelona Restaurant. The food is excellent, especially the scallop dishes, one on the appetizer menu, and the other on the entree. The chef really knows how to cook scallop the right way. Texture, taste and freshness were perfect. Our server, John provided excellent and attentive service. His recommendation on wine on the glass and the food on the menu all turned out to be excellent. He is knowledgable, professional, friendly and attentive without imposing. He has a great attitude, someone that knows and love wine and food, and really enjoy being there.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe sat on their lovely patio.We sat on their lovely patio. The food was fab and we had amazing service.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOur third time there in theOur third time there in the last three months. Perfect every time!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMEasily one of the TOP TENEasily one of the TOP TEN restaurants in Columbus. Authentic Spanish Catalan cuisine expertly prepared and presented by a top notch serving staff. We think of Barcelona as our downtown home for dining out. Beyond the terrific menu, watch for special tastings and dining events.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI would recommend BarcelonaI would recommend Barcelona to all of the foodies, great atmosphere and excellent service! There was an extensive and gratifying tapas menu as well as mouth-watering entrées and the wine list was definitely for the wine enthusiast!
My husband and I started off with Calamares Fritos - flash fried calamari. Although a little seasoning was needed, they were very fresh and fried to perfection!
For our entrees, I had the Paella de Costillas y Vieras – braised beef short ribs/pan roasted scallops soaked in herbs/spices over calasparra rice! It was amazing!! I could taste every flavor and if I had not eaten the fresh bread brought to us, I would have devoured every bite! My husband ordered the Filete – grilled beef filet wrapped in bacon, cur4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the DriveBarcelona has always been a go-to place for special occasions, but on our recent visit,we were reminded of what a wonderful restaurant it really is. Barcelona has something for everyone-a delicious selection of cocktails and wine at the bar, small plates (tapas) for the budget minded who want outstanding food and many choices,entrees that are hard to match anywhere, and desserts that you can't pass up. The specials are always worth trying, and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Barcelona may have changed chefs, but they haven't missed a beat. This restaurant is worth a drive from Circleville; what are you waiting for if you live in Franklin county? (And it will patio time soon! Beautiful!)4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery time I'm in ColumbusEvery time I'm in Columbus I try to have dinner at Barcelona and I am never disapponited. It's a great way to impress business companions. This time I had the pork shank and it was fantastic, especially with the potato puree and the mushroom rosemary sauce. To top it off I had the dessert special of goat cheese and rosemary ice cream. OMG!!! I think the waiter said it is homemade and if it is, you need to sell it in stores because I would eat it by the bucket full.
It seems my dinners always stretch to 3 plus hours because the food and ambience is so conducive to long leisurely chats. When weather permits I always ask for the patio.
I look forward to my next trip to Columbus.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent, serverFood was excellent, server was very friendly and efficient.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent experience. WonderfulExcellent experience. Wonderful food and fabulous service. Highly recommended.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of Columbus's finest!I love the feel, food and service. The wine selection and small plate options have expanded. The choices are awesome and tasty! It is always a winner for me and whoever we have join us.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AM