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Barcelona Restaurant & Bar
Barcelona Restaurant & Bar

Barcelona Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.barcelonacolumbus.com
  • Email: barcelonarest@aol.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 Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "Split a tapas (small plate) and split a Paella between the two of us in a romantic-type setting to celebrate a special occassion. Went on a Sunday night and was a little disappointed they did not have any more lobster tails or scallops so that eliminated a few of the menu options. All-in-all this was a great little spot in German Village and well worth the price $$$."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Thank you for yet another great meal. We celebrated our wedding anniversary on the patio. The weather was lovely. The staff greeted us and gave us lots of personal attention. They wished us a happy anniversary and even had personalized printed menus. Barcelona is a pillar of the Columbus restaurant scene."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We did not enjoy the food at barcelona. It was bland and flavorless? I much preferred Cameron Mitchel & Ocean club. Mediocre food should not be touted as upscale dining. If you are looking for great food then this is not the place."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "great food, fun place. Great to sample different smaller portions in tapas, all of which were very good."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Special menus were prepared for us celebrating of Anniversary. Very Nice Touch. The Chef had organized a small plate sampling menu for the evening. We both tried and enjoyed the delights the Chef provided. More than enough to satisfy our appetites. Nice wine list was also provided. Many wines to chose from. We end up with a selection from California. Excellent choice at a reasonable price. Establishment was clean. Service was good, not pushy!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Always have a great experience at Barcelona, the food was beautifully presented, mixture of flavors and textures were amazing, fabulous service! Can't wait to go back when the patio is open."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was delicious, the service outstanding, but the portions were pretty small. This was my first time to a spanish restaurant, and I guess I was expecting small portions for tapas, but it doesn't really register until they bring it out. However, it was delicious and they had a string quartet playing. Would definitely go again. Great place for a date."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The food was amazing and the service was awesome. It was a completely different experience, the menu changes every week, so you can always try something new when you go. It is in a very neat area of German Village and has valet parking, which is great! The restaurant has a large drink menu and many options on its food menu. Amazing experience!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Always have a great time at Barcelona...the service is exceptional and the wine list is extensive. And, my girlfriend's favorite meal in the world is there!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Outstanding on all levels as usual. Lobster grilled cheese sandwich was amazing! Special thanks to Scott, Matthew and Mara for taking such good care of our group."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Took a work friend to the recent Torres Wine Tasting and loved it and the dinner afterwords. The paella was excellent. Not authentic Spanish style in my opinion. And not the best I've had, but certainly good enough to warrant 4 stars."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite spots for a business lunch: food is always good and reasonably priced; plenty of options to accommodate varied tastes; service is always professional. Barcelona delivered again on this visit!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I thought the food was amazing and the service was even better. "Mike" understood what we wanted and made perfect suggestions. I had two small complaints, the noise level was very high for the few people that were there and tables were so close to each other that you couldnt have a conversation without it being overheard. Not a "romantic" spot at all."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This restaurant is one of our favorite. Every time we eat here the food is excellent! I would recommend the scallops they are the best! They also have a great wine list and my girlfriend loves their sangria. Highly recommend this restaurant if you are anywhere near Columbus!!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "My husband and I have eaten at Barcelona many times before. This time, we did not have the tapas tasting menu, which we usually do, and ordered entrées from the regular menu. Every single dish we ordered was a revelation, including the amazing bread pudding at the end of the meal! Our waiter was superb, and we appreciated all of the attention he gave us. Even the man in charge of valet parking was charming and friendly. (By the way, I had the salmon and risotto; my husband had the steak and puréed potatoes. Both were excellent.) And thanks for all of the extra olives in my martini!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I was visiting Columbus from LA, & after eating at a bunch of places that were good, but not great, I stumbled upon Barcelona. The service was excellent, we loved the ambiance, & the menu made it hard to decide what to get. We didn't know what wines we wanted even after a few samples, so we told our server what we each liked, & he prepared a very generously poured flight for each of us for only $11 each! Fantastic! They were spot on. We ordered the dates with blue cheese & marcona almonds. Very good. And then we shared the paella with scallops & short rib. Very good & large. We added the lobster tail for $10 which was NOT worth it. The tail was overcooked, dry, & the size of a large shrimp for $10! But this was my best meal in Columbus!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "In short, Barcelona was fantastic. The food, ambiance, the service, all was great. It was a bit noisy so for those looking for a quiet dinner you may not like that, however it did not bother me at all. I certainly recommend it to anyone interested in a great dining experience and I will definitely be back. Cheers!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Barcelona always delivers outstanding food, service and atmosphere! Their patio is second to NONE! Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "It's our favorite German Village restaurant; one of our favorite's anywhere. And, the Sunday "retail price" wine deal makes it the best dining value in town on a Sunday evening. The Friday night "Happy Hour" food specials at the bar are also great."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I do love Barcelona, but it is so loud there. That's the only drawback. We also had the seafood paella, which was super fishy. All of our other dishes were great, though. You can't win them all! Neither are deturrants that will keep us away :)"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great food, service and atmosphere is always delivered at Barcelona."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Barcelona is a gem in German Village. The atmosphere is relaxed yet elegant. The service was exceptional. The wine list is extensive and offers many choices. For dinner, I would recommend the scallop and short rib paella. Perfectly cooked and served, it was a great change from most restaurant food. This was our first visit but we are looking forward to our next dining experience at Barcelona."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "For a unique menu and delicious food, you simply can't go wrong here! We love it."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Lovely, attentive service, and the food was very good. The noise level was a little high for our group--the interior is all hard surfaces. The wine list was great--so overwhelming that I had our waiter choose a white wine flight for me and it was wonderful, all Spanish wines. There was a very large group in the back of the restaurant that cut off access to the restrooms for part of the evening (there is a small unisex restroom up front that takes up the slack)."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Nice place. Extensive menu. Food was terrific, nice portions for tapas. Drinks a bit pricey. Service was impressive."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "They had a Tapas sampler menu for $35 that was excellent! Three flavors as an "appetizer" and four as a "main course." Excellent variety of tastes from Spain. Dessert was good too! Salty caramel and chocolate mousse! Yum!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Very good food. We sampled 4 different entries and they were all excellent. Also had two tapas that were excellent as was the twine we chose. Service was excellent. We will return in the future."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My guests from the UK loved Barcelona. The food was excellent, and we had the restaurant's usual high-quality service."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My husband found this place last year for our anniversary as he was seeking something different than your olive garden or red lobster. It was so amazing that we decided to make it a yearly tradition. The food combination s there hit taste buds I never realized I had. The food is amazing. Tonia was our server both years and she was fabulous. Experience ceremony overall was amazing."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great food, great location, great staff, great management. You really can't do any better for a special occasion in Columbus."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I called the Columbus VCB and they highly recommended this place. It was amazing. Particularly the tapas plates AND the desserts - O.M.G.!!!! I highly recommend this place!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Barcelona never disappoints, great service, awesome food"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Visited Barcelona for our 5 year anniversary. The service is incredible. Top class staff, especially our waitress Grace. She was knowledgable, attentive and very accommodating. They were able to customize their menu to meet my fiancée's intolerance to dairy. I was very pleased with the service of this restaurant. The food is great for those first trying Spanish cuisine. I ordered the Paella Negra and my fiancée ordered the lobster. We enjoyed our dishes were much. We love seafood. However, the Paella Negra did not provide that Wow factor that you look for when trying a new restaurant."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We haven't been to Barcelona in some time and we're very please with everything. The food and service were great."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Barcelona is probably my favorite restaurant in town and it delivered once again on Valentine's Day. The gazpacho was great (how they mange that in February is beyond me). I had the paella with short ribs and scallops and my wife had the filet. Both were perfect. Our server Jenna was outstanding - friendly without being cloying and efficient without being overbearing. And the atmosphere was energetic without being so loud and chaotic that you can't talk without shouting. I can't wait for a special occasion in the summer so we can go back and sit on the patio this time."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Valentines reservations aren't easy to come by, so we were really happy to book our reservation for four at Barcelona. The food, from tapas to dessert, was excellent. The wait staff did their best to make it a fun evening for all of patrons by taking photos of/for them."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dining experience at Barcelona's. From the drinks, to the food, to the service we had a great experience. The Paella was flavorful and a unique spin on scallops and braised beef."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We are so lucky to have such a wonderful restaurant in our historical German Village..The food was so good and the servicer Paul was a real delight ..."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We had a work group dinner and it was great for 6 people. Food excellent and wine list great (and affordable)"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "This was my second time at Barcelona inside six months, and it was as great as I remembered. I took a few clients there, and everyone reported an excellent meal. Especially fun was the dessert tasting menu--not listed, but they'll bring your table (recommended for 5-7 people) a platter with 5 of their desserts. :)"
    Dined on 2/1/2014