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About 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.

263 E. Whittier
Columbus, OH 43206
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Siesta Fiesta: Monday -Friday: 2:30pm - 5:00pm. Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm. 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.

Cross Street:
Jaeger Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(614) 443-3699

Website:
http://www.barcelonacolumbus.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Sundays, no cover charge.

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.

Parking Details:
Valet service is on Jaeger street (the cross street), south of Whittier. Street parking also available.

Executive Chef:
Jacob Hough

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 or Carrie Brizius: (614) 443-3699

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

Barcelona Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (3606)
Neighborhood Gem (3576)
Fit for Foodies (3562)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (3173)
Romantic (2798)
Notable Wine List (2449)
Good for Groups (1704)
Hot Spot (1565)
Vibrant Bar Scene (985)
Great for Lunch (806)
Late-night Find (339)
Scenic View (332)
Great for Brunch (184)
Tapas (160)
Good for a Date (138)
Creative Cuisine (112)
Good for Anniversaries (110)
Kid-friendly (99)
Authentic (88)
Worth the Drive (71)
Good for Birthdays (62)
Tasting Menu (56)
Cozy (45)
Fun (44)
Bar Seating (43)
Handcrafted Cocktails (41)
Business Meals (38)
Happy Hour (33)
Casual (27)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
Quiet Conversation (26)
People Watching (25)
Seasonal (24)
Good Vegetarian Options (22)
Live Music (20)
Healthy (18)
Local Ingredients (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Spicy (11)
Vegan (11)
Outstanding Value (10)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
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 (Columbus)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Great ambience.. Tapas you can share were excellent

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Always have a great time from the cocktails to entree.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on March 29, 2017

This was my first visit to Barcelona. Our office went to celebrate a couple of birthdays. Although the patio looked very nice, it was too chilly to eat outside. The food was good and affordable. The atmosphere was quiet and inviting. I'm sure we will end up there again.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Great service and food - very fresh seafood, great location. Get a reservation as the place is filled with patrons and that's a great sign.

Tags: Hot Spot, Tapas, Business Meals
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 (Columbus)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Best meal I have had in quite some time. Recommend the scallops!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Spanish cuisine not found elsewhere in Columbus. For a couple interested in tapas and a glass of wine, there is a 1/2 tapas platter available, but not on the menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Columbus)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Went for Dine Originals Week. Food was excellent and larger portions than we expected. Everything was done just right. Service was great especially considering how busy it was. No negatives.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 20, 2017

Fantastic food and service

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 (Columbus)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Great food and great service. Perfect for a great night or for special occasions

Tags: Romantic, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Columbus)·Dined on March 18, 2017

After much research to celebrate our three year anniversary, I decided to bring my lived one to this unique restaurant in the heart of German village with an incredible Spaniard theme menu. From the friendly valet parking, beautiful decor, great service, amazing food variety and taste, Barcelona provides an amazing experience that translates to great memories. Thank you for making our night a very special one.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, People Watching, Tapas, Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Outstanding food including calamari, gumbo, caesar and wedge salads, shrimp small plate and lamb chops.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Wow, wow, wow. If you haven't been here, book it now! The tapas is great but the real star is the paella. We shared the Barcelona Paella, between two of us. That, partnered with some tapas and bread was enough for the two of us. The service was great and the atmosphere is romantic. 10/10!

Tags: Spicy, Live Music, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Tapas
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 (Houston)·Dined on March 13, 2017

Layla did a great job, very knowledgeable about menu and wine selection. Highly recommend!

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 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Incredible food, great service. The wine list was amazing, a lot to choose from. Our paella was incredible, already wanting to go back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas
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 (Columbus)·Dined on March 10, 2017

The dining experience at Barcelona is always delightful! We dined on a selection of tapas; every one was unique and delicious...

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Columbus)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Good food and love atmosphere. We had particularly poor service this night Think waiter forgot about us. Had to ask nearby waitresses for bread, dessert menu, and bill. Very disappointing service by primary waiter.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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service1
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 26, 2017

This was my first time at Barcelona. The food and service were excellent. The only
advice I would give the restaurant is that they fix the sewage smell at the front waiting
area.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Great food and service. Red sangria with Cava is the best in Columbus! Shared an amazing small plate and Paella Barcelona. Can't wait to go back!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Our paella was burned. There were not enough choices of tapas.
The food was generally uninteresting and uninspired.

Tags: Tapas
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food1
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Return visit after more than a year - it's still the same great atmosphere at Barcelona, same great service too. I The menu is diverse so we wandered away from usual choices into unknown territory. think we just happened to order menu items that weren't quite what we hoped - our ignorance, not their fault. We shd have asked more questions before we ordered. I think we'll return to seafood favorites next time. Valet parking excellent as always.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Everything we had was delicious! Well worth the price

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 17, 2017

This is the best kept secret in Columbus. Everyone at Barcelona, - from the owner Scott, to the best waiter in the world, Mike Taylor, to fantastic Chef Jacob - made the entire evening one to remember. I can't recommend this place high enough. It is the best place to go after a long week. Treat yourself and give it a try. We have been long-time patrons for over 13+ years of this place. Truly the best restaurant in Columbus by far.
Hands-down. Thank you Barcelona.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 17, 2017

While I've heard many wonderful things about Barcelona, it wasn't until this past Friday that we experienced it first-hand! The food and cocktails were tremendous, as was our server, Drew. Everything from start to finish is just what you want from a restaurant like Barcelona! We will definitely return.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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food5
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Valentines dinner with my new wife was wonderful. Great service and delicious food. Always worth the drive.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Everything was absolutely amazing! Must come back again and again!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Casual
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Great for a business lunch. Quiet and uncrowded. Excellent service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Amazing as always!! One of the best in the city!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The hostess sat us and expected a waiter to pick up our table, which no one did. So after seeing people that sat down after us meet their server I stopped the first person I could find to get us service. Having worked in a restaurant as a hostess, I know she should have gone up to a server asking them to pick us up, which she didn't so we sat there and waited for 10 minutes. The waitress we did get was the one we had last time we were there which we loved and remembered us and our orders from last time and that I was a vegetarian. But the food was not the best I've had there. I ordered the vegetable paella because I loved it so much the last time I got it. But when it came this time it was lacking and looked like mine was plain rice, instead of rice and vegetable. Overall it was good, but I've had better experiences there and it was a disappointment.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Service was outstanding. Layla has us spoiled and we enjoy our time at Barcelona even more when she is our server.

Tags: Live Music, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Vegan, Notable Wine List
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Everything was perfect. This was me and my partner's Valentine's dinner and it was amazing. Everything from when we were greeted by the lovely host to when we walked out the door and the very pleasant valet got our car was amazing. They had preset a lovely bottle of champagne for us and the server Dylan was appropriately attentive, incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. Seeing as though this was our first time he graciously and patiently guided us through the menu and made wonderful selections and recommendations. The manager was kind enough to visit our table and was extremely friendly and warm. Random side note, the men's rest room was so clean and smelled really nice! A nice change from most restaurants which lack to pay attention to this detail I was really impressed!!! Kudos to both the front of house and back of house staffs for making tonight extremely special! It is incredibly appreciated and we both look forward to adding Barcelona to our list of regular spots to visit!!!!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Great wine list, good music when we went, apps were great; I had the pork shank, amazing! Fiancé had the paella, salty but still good. Highly recommend!

Tags: Happy Hour, Live Music, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date
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food4
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Food was delicious. I have been there for valentine's day and an anniversary, and I am always impressed.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Barcelona is worth a trip from out of town, it's that good. From the fantastic food (I recommend the paella de mariscos) to a truly impressive list of Spanish (and other) wines, you will not be disappointed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Great good. Loud and fun environment.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Food was great. Our waiter (John) was very helpful and informative. Food came out hot and very timely considering the restaurant was busy. We made reservations and was glad we did. We will definitely be back to try something else on the menu.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Barcelona is one of our FAVORITE Columbus restaurants! Laila took great care of us!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 9, 2017

This was my first time at Barcelona. The atmosphere was casual, but refined. The service was attentive, but not obtrusive, and the food was wonderful. I'd go again.
I don't have any idea how to select from the expansive list in the previous section, so I abstained.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Impeccable service, ambiance and exceptional food, always consistent at Barcelona

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Food was outstanding, Service was better! Thanks Lindy for the great suggestions and wonderful evening.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Service was excellent, but food was just OK. Restaurant was very busy, and some of our entrees (salmon and paella in particular) were overcooked. We didn't send anything back, as we were a party of 10 and had plans after dinner. Selection of wines was impressive, and not overpriced. Try one of the Ontanon Spanish reds - we were very pleased. Appetizers were excellent, and I highly recommend their flatbreads!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Notable Wine List
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