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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JW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had friends come in from out of town. They have traveled the world and are foodies, they loved the menu selection, service and ambience. This was our second time dining and the experience was exceptional!

E
Houston
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Continues to perform and to excellent standard.

SH
Austin
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience5

The food was overpriced and lackluster. They should not take 10:15 reservations if the kitchen takes last call and shuts down at 10:30. We were rushed and the bill was huge for just tapas and wine.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection!

AW
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant for celebrate wedding anniversaries. The food is amazing, great cocktails, and wonderful service. Our waiter made us feel special by preparing a special anniversary dessert for us!

TU
Houston
50 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BCN is the Epitome me of a unique dining experience. Paco and all of his staff truly go out of their way to make every dining experience superb.

WH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant! Beautifully prepared, genuine Spanish cuisine without any Latin American influences. Very good selection of Spanish wines. Friendly and attentive service. Lovely atmosphere. Somewhat pricey but well worth it. This restaurant has successfully maintained its very high standards. It’s one of our favorites and is highly recommended.

WM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible as expected! The Iberico croquettes were heavenly. The Gintonic list is also lots of fun. Amazing service. Lupita helped us out this time and last time. She is a gem!

ML
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently the best food, service and ambiance in Houston.

DK
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, thank you for a great Valentine’s Day dinner.

TB
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent and an asset to Houston's culinary collection!

SM
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here on a Tuesday evening. Didn’t realize I booked reservations for at the bar, but host staff was quick to accommodate our request for a regular table since I am pregnant/not drinking. It was quite busy and service was outstanding. Food was the best I’ve had in a while. We had olives & anchovies for an appetizer, 2 different salads (my husband had something with chickpeas & mine had watermelon), and lobster as the entree, and chocolate mousse dessert. Can’t wait to go back and have a gin & tonic or bottle of wine!

AM
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

After my first visit a few months ago, I recommended this restaurant to everyone I know. Sadly, since my second visit a few days ago, I can no longer do that. The service from our main server was exemplary, but the bread and water server was very poor. Inexplicably, he decided to give one of the two of us water and the other one bread, as opposed to giving us both water and both bread. Each time, we had to request he bring water/bread for the other person. Also, the meal was not a particularly good value for the cost. The first time I came here, the food was amazing and the price (though high) was totally worth it. I got the same dish the second time, and it just did not measure up. To begin with, the risotto was cold. The server apologized profusely and had it redone for me, so that was good, but on the replacement plate the salmon was overcooked. Given how long it took to get the first replacement plate, I did not want to send it back a second time. I am not sure if being seated upstairs (my second visit), as opposed to being seated downstairs (my first visit) made a difference in my enjoyment of the meal but, overall, I definitely had a better experience downstairs. Also, the restroom upstairs left a LOT to be desired.

IR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Houston. Certainly the best Spanish one in Texas.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jesus took care of us, and he created a fantastic experience. The food was just outstanding !

RC
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is excellent and ambiance is very relaxing and comfortable! We love bringing friends to try the foie gras as well as the branzino and filet.

WB
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar for dinner. It was a great time with good conversations with the staff and great food!

l
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Redundantly..............it is the BEST restaurant in Houston.

LA
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a delightful pre theater dinner with best gal pal. The decor of the restaurant is very sophisticated. The size is just right. The food is really top notch. I had the salmon with a blue cheese risotto which was perfection. The service was top notch and professional - carefully explaining the influences from Spain in the menu as well as the chef specials for the evening. We were delighted to get a little mini tour of the Picasso porcelains, pottery and a lovely Miro. I found the dining experience to be on a par with NYC and San Francisco. I have already recommended this restaurant to others and plan to return soon!

JF
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every meal I’ve had herd has been great - great food, great service and great ambiance. BCN continues to be in the very top tier of Houston restaurants. Given how much of a restaurant city Houston, that’s a terrific accomplishment.

BR
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at BCN is perfection!

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection!!!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

JP
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding, truly spectacular and special vending. the service, the wine, the food were all amazing and we can't wait to come back again.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date

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C
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
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 on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended if you are looking for a authentic Spanish cuisine

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BS
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant, service and food overall is simply delicious

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
21 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
11 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
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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