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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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Great place to take your special someone! Great drink options and food is always done just right."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The food is always amazing. The patio is lovely. The service is always top notch."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We dined on a very busy Saturday night. It has been several years since our last visit and we were not disappointed. As always, the ambiance was great. Barcelona is great choice for a date, gathering with friends, even a family dinner. The calamari has always been the best in town, since they opened many years ago. I think the tapas have actually gotten better since then, too. The chef's tasting menu is a treat, and it's fun to pair with cocktails and wine. Cocktails are well done. Table service from Mike T. is professional and unobtrusive, yet friendly. The chef really cares about food, and the owner cares about managing. We hope to return more often."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "It was the first time I went there with my guests. We dined outside. The atmospher was lovely. Staffs were friendly and nice. Dishes came out with a nice interval, no rush and no long wait. We kept enjoying conversation way after we finished dinner, but we felt very welcomed. The tables outside were nicely spaced, so it wasn't like rubbing shoulders with the people at the next table. The outdoor was lovely with plants and flowers. Although the restaurant is at the corner of a street and the parking lot of Giant Eagle across the street, I did not notice any noise of a traffic. Such a nice gem in the neighborhood !"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Nestled in Columbus' historic German Village, Barcelona achieves a hip and trendy vibe while sustaining a kitchen and menu worthy of an executive chef and sous-chef. The wait staff was very helpful in helping achieve the feel of an authentic Spanish meal by recommending we order between two and four Tapas (we ordered three: Jamón Serrano, Patatas Bravas, and Pastel de Cangrejo) for the table and then splitting the famed Vieras dish (scallops). The outdoor patio is positively scenic."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Wow what a night! First of all thanks to Tim for being so sweet. We knew that it was going to be a great evening before we even sat down. What a great guy. Secondly you can't find a better patio in the city of Columbus. Now to the food, seriously some of the best food Columbus has to offer. Love love love Barcelona."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Birthday celebration here could not have been better. Delicious food, caring service, lovely restaurant. Big thumbs up."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "With the Columbus restaurant scene on fire, sometimes it is hard to choose that perfect dinner spot ... Barcelona is one of those rare places that never disappoints. Great for foodies, business dinners, and special occasions. The paella is superb, cocktails are made just right, and the wine list, especially by the glass, is great. So much to like that it is in our top 4 go to places."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "This is a great place to take out of town guests; it highlights the diversity of the Columbus dining experience. My sister and her husband were visiting and I took them to Barcelona for their anniversary; they simply loved everything about it."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This restaurant was recommended to us by a local and we thoroughly enjoyed it! The service was excellent and the food was a true dining experience. We enjoyed sitting by the pond on the patio and will definitely visit here again the next time we're in Columbus."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Great way to spend date night with the hubby. The patio is gorgeous and worth the wait (or go early). Our cocktails were fabulous and the food was phenomenal! I had the ribeye - huge portions, couldn't even eat half of it but great the next day. My husband got the scallops and was very impressed. We shared the Strawberry Rhubarb Bread Pudding and it was out of this world!! Great evening and will definitely return. Thank you!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Barcelona was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. We chose it entirely based upon ratings on OpenTable and one other site, and it turns out that hundreds of people could not be wrong. The cocktails, food, and service all were terrific. Everyone in my large party liked everything they had. The Paella Barcelona isn't to be missed."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dining experience of appetizers and paella. The gambas ajillo , avocado with goat cheese, and the charcuterie platter were great starters before the Barcelona paella. Added to those fabulous flavors was white sangria. The only problem was that the paella came out before we had finished our appetizers. Do not order the paella until you are almost ready to eat it. We were told that it would take 30 minutes to cook but to our surprise it came out too early. The rice was done perfectly as were the mussels, clams, shrimp, chicken and chorizo. A satisfying night was enjoyed by all!!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Great patio dining! Great Spanish food! Server was friendly and knowledgable."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "The food was underwhelming. I should have paid attention to reviews that said it was bland. Seriously. No flavor. Tapas were pedestrian. Steak was a poor cut and totally lacking in anything to recommend it. I wasn't going to complain but I had to take a call and while I was away from the table my husband did. The manager came over and while I was pretty much over the whole experience and just wanted to leave she basically forced me to get something else. It was uncomfortable although I know she was trying to make amends. Oh. And the server essentially said it was my fault for not understanding the cut of meat I ordered. Uh? Thanks for that?"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Restaurant week menu had something for everyone. Very good."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My child does not like just any food, so we go around town and try new 4 to 5 star restaurants. The place is pretty and the food ok, but they treated us terrible. My daughter wanted a dessert from a specialty menu, and the manager told our waiter " absolutely no" about purchasing the dessert from the specialty menu alone. We spent $250.00 in dinner for 3, but we could " absolutely not" have a dessert from a $30.00 set menu. Poor service, they dont know how to do business."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I was really looking forward to trying Barcelona, it is very well known in Columbus and came recommended by several friends. Unfortunately the appetizers (friend artichokes and tortilla corn chowder), and the entrée (chicken with risotto) were very bland. I expected a lot more flavor out of Spanish cuisine, I was shocked. And the desserts very unbalanced (coconut and banana cream pie and chocolate flan). There was nothing sweet at all in the banana cream pie and the caramel was the saltiest thing I ate all evening. The outdoor patio is lovely and the wine selection is good, but the food was not up to par."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I have lived in Columbus, OH for three years and after trying many of the best restaurants in this city, I have not found a better overall fine dining experience. Whether dining here for business dinners or making a spur of the moment decision to dine with a date, I have always enjoyed an excellent meal and a good memory."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The atmosphere of the bar was very nice. However, after being seated and looking at our menus it took 25 minutes before anybody came to ask us what we would like to order. The salad I had was nice and the entree was decent. The dessert that I chose was the chocolate espresso flan. It was not up to par in my opinion. The texture was very rubbery and there was very very little flavor."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We were so happy to see a printed "Happy Anniversary" on the cover page of our menu! It made us feel like they had planned to host us and were pleased to do so in a very special way - offered us Champagne at the end of the night but we were delightfully full from a delicious meal. Thank you - we will be back!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "A group of friends and made reservations here after discovering 614 Magazine's Restaurant Week. There is quite a bit of local hype about Barcelona and I'm pleased to say, the hype is not unwarranted. The food was everything we hoped for and the atmosphere was elegant. It was a fine dining experience. The Restaurant Week special included a small menu selection. We'll most likely come back to try the full menu in the future."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Awesome food, great service and an overall fun place to dine with friends."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend on date during this past restaurant week. Upon arrival, we requested a seat on the patio and was informed we had to wait till a table opened up. As we were lead on to the patio, I realized it was worth the wait. The ambiance was great! It’s one of the best patios in Columbus. We both ordered from the Restaurant Week menu and was delighted by what we got. The starters were tasty and sufficient. I highly encourage you to order the goat cheese stuffed avocado if they have it. Our entrees were large and filling. I had the Cerdo which was one of the better pork loins I have ever had. Desert was indeed another palate pleasing experience. For the price, it’s hard to beat. We got a lot of great food for a great price."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Barcelona did not live up to the hype for myself and 3 guests. It could have been due to restaurant week but that should be when restaurants are trying to impress new customers. The Prix fixe menu looked good on paper but was not that great. The fried artichoke hearts were bland the the playing of the dish was lacking. The seafood stew was quite good, although slightly overcooked. Our bread was hard and a little overcooked. I am willing to give it another try specifically for the paella but this first experience was nothing special. I will say the patio is quite nice."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The hostess was unable to locate our reservation, and service was poor."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "While we didn't feel the restaurant week menu was "tapas style", the food was EXCELLENT. We sat outside and the garden was just so charming and beautiful. We will definitely be coming back!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Excellent is the only word to use for Barcelona. The food, service and atmosphere were all excellent. My first time but definitely not the last!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We truly enjoyed our dining experience at Barcelona. We had never been before and the good was amazing! Service was excellent and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. We went there during restaurant week and I was concerned it may be too busy but it was not, it seems they handled reservations very well. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We were at Barcelona for Restaurant Week. My Zarzuela was excellent and brought back taste memories of my time in Spain decades ago. The underlying flavor reminded me of the fresh gazpacho I loved there some four decades back. The selection of Spanish wines was great. We settled on a superb Tempranillo Rioja (Finca Allende 2005) that really delivered the taste. The heavy fruity tones matched up well with both my wife's beef dish and my Zarzuela."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "There is no better location for lunch or dinner than Barcelona's patio! Our specific outing was for a dear friend's 40th birthday lunch and it was lovely. The patio was beautiful and we sat under an umbrella next to the fountain. It couldn't have been nicer."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Food and service were outstanding! The waitress was pleasant and helpful. The menu was varied which was another positive. The drink menu was so extensive it took a long time to make our selections, though it was great to have so many options."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great service from everyone. The hostess' and personnel in reservations were very accommodating, as was our server. He was outstanding. Very pleasing atmosphere on the patio -- loved the flowers. Presentation of food was excellent. Everything brought to our group looked delicious -- wish I could have sampled all of it! We had the "special" which was an excellent, unique grilled cheese sandwich, paella de mariscos, pollo, salmon, aquacate relleno con queso -- can't remember the rest. All the food was excellent. Looking forward to our next luncheon outing for another perfect day."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The menu is always fresh and exciting. I love the choices and the great oattentive staff. I have been to Barcelona on several occasions and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I love paella and I love short ribs - I thought this would be a marriage made in heaven for lunch - especially at one of my very favorite restaurants. But I walked away a bit disappointed. Perhaps it was my perception of how it was going to taste that really disappointed me. The saffron rice was perfect, the short ribs were perfect - but oh how I missed the carrots and lima beans and the wonderful kick of chorizo. All in all, not a good marriage of flavors for me. But I like to live on the spicy side. But, all was not a loss! The molten chocolate cake with ice cream, whipped cream and strawberry completely delivered! Yummm!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The only complaint was about the Barcelona paella. Two people ordered it and it seemed a little dry. May be best to ask the waiter before ordering."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "food and outdoor atmosphere were outstanding. Only negative was that we were seated one hour beyond our pre arranged reservation time."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I went to Barcelona for the first time this past weekend. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Our server made excellent recommendations. The food was fantastic. I will definitely be making this a regular spot."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My wife & I went to Barcelona this weekend. I ordered a rib-eye special. After 15 minutes, the server came back with another round of drinks and commented of her own volition that I had the last rib-eye. Unfortunately, 5 minutes afterwards she came back out to apologize; there were no more rib-eyes. Not sure what happened in the interim, but clearly something was miscommunicated earlier. They offered another cut of meat, which was flavorless when it arrived. However, the manager was overly apologetic, volunteered to take the meal off the check, and provided free coffee and deserts to my wife and I. Things happen, so I wasn't too upset, especially after the manager did the right thing and saved me from making a fuss about the bill."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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