BCN Taste & Tradition

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BCN Taste & Tradition, the name gives a nod to Barcelona and the meld of traditional and modern Spanish cuisine. Chef Luis Roger has just relocated from Girona, Spain - trained under Michelin Chef Ferran Adria at elBulli- and taught at the renowned culinary school Aula Gastronomica de l’Emporada.
Located on a 1920’s era Victorian home in the trendy Montrose/Museum District (4210 Roseland St.). BCN Taste & Tradition will recreate an authentic Spanish style dining experience with unparalleled service. The menu will showcase all the fantastic, cutting-edge haute cuisine that put Spain on the world stage.

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C
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Our server was attentive and accommodating.

As for the food we only enjoyed the pork cheeks and the two desserts we ordered. The other items we ordered were decent but some were disappointing. For example the octopus was extremely bland but soft. The suckling pig was soft but the skin was not crispy.

HC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended if you are looking for a authentic Spanish cuisine

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service. Great wine list. Pretty and delicious food.

d
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with family

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing service and very romantic atmosphere.

FL
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very tasty and very balanced in flavors. Definitely recommendable.

OR
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the words of my banking colleagues who were in town from NYC, “Spectacular Meal”....

The food was amazing and service was great. Wine recommendation was fantastic and everybody left looking forward to their next visit to BCN.

The only two complaints I have are:

1) After taking away our appetizer plates, I heard behind me that a waiter dropped some dirty utensils/plates. I ignored it but, towards the end of my meal when I stood up to use the restroom, I realized the lower back/side of my suit jacket was significantly stained with splashes from whatever it was that the waiter dropped. I understand sometimes this happens but I would have expected a minimum courtesy of the restaurant staff apologizing and saying something. Even offering to dry clean my suit...unfortunately, Nada.

2) in this day and age smartphones are ubiquitous and i’ve come to expect people taking pictures of their phone, texting, etc. I’m guilty as charged myself. having said this, the people on the table next to us had a loud FaceTime conversation for almost 10 minutes with their kids/grandkids. I know it is a difficult position for the restaurant staff to say something, but it is annoying to people in surrounding tables.

At the end of the day, these are first world problems that didn’t take away from the amazing food and great experience we had.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mario made a special night all that more memorable. Gin and tonics kill.

G
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

I suspect that my wife and I simply caught their team having an off-evening. The narrow driveway which constituted the valet line became held up to the point where I was concerned that we'd be in jeopardy of running afoul the 15 minute reservation policy. However, we made it in time and were efficiently seated on the second floor. A full fifteen minutes passed before anyone took our drink orders, and even then our server - while certainly very polite - did come off somewhat harried, skipping many of the niceties I've come to take for granted in professional serving staff. There was no introduction to the menu for first-time diners and no offering of any of the evening's specials (if there were any).

For appetizers we had the patatas bravas, which was delicious to eat and artfully presented, and the grilled octopus, which was prepared almost to perfection without a hint of rubberiness. Salads were a marvelous contrast of flavors: smoked eel with green apple, and the burrata with watermelon. For main course I took the Lobster while my wife ordered the salmon, medium doneness. The lobster, a take on a Menorcan stew and served with rice, was tasty, but I was disappointed to find that the lobster had been overcooked and that the tail meat had shrunk and was curling away from its shell. The salmon was outstanding, its bright lemon and arugula cutting through the rich flavor of the bleu cheese wild rice risotto on which it sat. Our desert was perhaps our favorite part of the meal. We took the chocolate ganache cake with chocolate mousse. The cake was dense and topped with a beautifully glossy ganache, and the mousse so airy. It was sweet without being cloying. Had I the foresight to order espresso, it would have made a perfect accompaniment.

Great restaurants have off days and I am guessing that we simply caught them short-staffed or too busy. I'd be happy to circle back to BCN someday.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning. A lovely spot with gorgeous food, superb and very knowledgeable service. Everything was perfect. A great spot for dinner with two or perhaps 2-3 couples. A nice vibe - upscale, chic and global. Ambiance also allows conversation and connections. A must “go” for discerning diners.

Q
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Superb service, great food. Overall, a comfortable, repeatable dining experience! Loved the patatas bravas, my guava gin drink was perfectly balanced, Rabbit was great, too!

TK
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

For the expense the dinner was disappointing. A couple of items were replaced from the fixed menu emailed to us, sea cucumber for lobster and Branzino for merluza. The suckling pig was however excellent and the desserts were very good as were the appetizers.

EA
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very nice dinner, we like the food,

BM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Carlos, was knowledgeable, patient and professional. He steered us in the right direction on appetizers and wine.

a
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was impeccable, attentive, and overall outstanding. Several items were outstanding, BCN Potatoes, dessert. Shrimp special appetizer was not great. Mains (Lobster, Porto Cheek) were also not memorable.
Due to the food, wouldn’t make it a point to visit again, unfortunately.

m
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far one of Houston's best dining experiences. Superb food, wine, and service. Thank you Pack!

w
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to visit, but it will not be the last. Absolutely delightful ambiance and the food was so accessible and delicious. Recommend making a reservation for bar seating and let Mr. Santiago and the bar staff take you on a wonderful journey.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Houston and certainly a great place to celebrate any special occasion.

ML
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BCN is one of our favorite restaurants in Houston. The food is always great and well presented. However it still has the feel of comfort food. The portion sizes are more than enough. We also like the variety of the types of appetizers and plates to share.

No review would be complete without mentioning the wine list. The list is varied and offers options for all pallets and price ranges. We really enjoy Spanish wines so BCN is always a treat.

The atmosphere is both elegant but casual.

j
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paco and Lupita treated us royally!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly spectacular meal. Jesus is an entertainer and waiter. He is so knowledgeable about everything.

EH
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience.

CH
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been wanting to go for months and finally made a reservation. Incredible service and great food. The vibe was perfect for a date night.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVERYTHING was amazing. From the valet to the food. The food was some of the best food I’ve ever had. The service was great and the atmosphere was so relaxing. Loved all of it.

MH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a late reservation (9PM) and despite of this the noise level was very high. It did not help that the music was loud. Loud music obviously incites loud conversations, and everybody tries to speak above the noise. I like to have a relaxing meal where I can enjoy a conversation with my guests and enjoy the food, which was outstanding btw. If the atmosphere is hectic, good food is not enjoyable. Please go back for a trip to Europe and notice that in their best restaurants, including in Spain, the atmosphere remains relatively quiet and yet cheerful. If we need noise we go to Brasserie 19.

MS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, attentive and kind server. Great food, great drinks. The team really went out of their way to make sure we had a special experience.

a
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing find kept behind the hustle and bustle of Montrose area. If you ever come, for sure you will come again in another season as they do serve food seasonal, just like in Spain. The best olive oil I have ever tasted since me and my wife last travel. The food brings back the memories while we are touring the entire Spain especially in Catalan province. We truly enjoyed the experience of your chef culinary expertise and soul brought to it.

C
New York Area
161 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

quite possibly my favorite meal in houston so far. great unique dishes , very good flavor. great ambiance. great service. will definitely look to return.

KT
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family reunion was incredible here at BCN although we missed the dapper manager who gives special art tours. It’s expensive but unique and always excellent.

t
Houston
50 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent appetizers, entrees - the filet melts in your mouth and the desserts - lemon tart and the phyllo puffs were exquisite!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great - just a bit too cold - the AC was on a bit too strong - had to keep my jacket all night

T
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar and had excellent service. He made our meal very enjoyable with his knowledge of the menu. We had a potato appetizer which was presented in small single bites of soft filled potato cup. Very flavorful. My husband really enjoyed the eel salad as well. He had the duck entree which was fantastic. I wanted to eat light so I ordered the fisherman soup. It had deep flavors and I would order it again. It could have had a bit more shrimp and branzino but it was only an appetizer so I understand. I’d love for them to offer it as an entree and have more fish/shrimp. We split the philo dough dessert. It was small but we were fine with it. Is was pillows of brûlée and rummed raisins. Delicious!! A must Gin and tonic is the one with the honeycomb. We’ll be back most definitely!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Is was great

RP
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and drinks, attentive service from Mario!! Pricey

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch service and outstanding food.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent experience! Food was fantastic and by far the best G&Ts in Houston.

W
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always highly recommended

OT
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bar at BCN is phenomenal and only compliments the wonderful food and service. Gracious in every way!

B
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Potatoes with my quail were way over-salted and my wife’s lamb was a bit tough. Sadly our server didn’t check on us until it was too late to resolve. We still love BCN and will be back over Thanksgiving.

EJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have had in a while, definitely the best in Houston.

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