BCN Taste & Tradition
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.
It was our first time at BCN and maybe I was expecting too much since this place is usually named in the top 10 romantic restaurants in Houston. We chose BCN for our wedding anniversary.
As per the decor, I would rather call it upscale business restaurant. The place is very clean and with nice neutral colored rooms, but tables were a little bit plain (not sure if this could be due to COVID-19 measures). Since the restaurant is in a repurposed house, it only had single bathroom for each gender per floor; though they were well appointed, you may have to wait in line to use it.
Employees were attentive, even though it was kind of a busy evening. They were well dressed/nice tailored cut giving a posh feeling to the establishment.
Food is mostly good with a few misses. The tuna tartare amuse bouche and the croquettes were delicious. I did not know what to do with the bread which was accompanied by salt and olive oil, so I treated it as I do in italian restaurants. The lentil soup needed a little bit more ham flavor. My wife did not care for the lobster, but my duck breast was delicious. For dessert we opted for the creme brulee filled filo dough; It was good.
The bar makes a good selection of gin cocktails and sangria. The wine list showcased mostly Spanish wines and they were good.
I would have BCN in mind for business meals, not for romantic soirees.
BCN consistently offers the best dinning experience in Houston. The dishes are perfectly executed and the level of service they offer is unparalleled. Patatas bravas, octopus, suckling pig are a must as well BCN’s G&Ts. Oh and don’t leave without having Gypsy’s Arm and the Torta de Santiago for dessert. It’s also important to know that BCN goes above and beyond in following COVID-19 safety protocols. Thank you for making my birthday feel extra special this year!
This was a beautiful experience from beginning to end. I have to say the food and presentation were excellent. The wait staff was through in their explanation of special dishes and answering questions. I will definitely be back. A very fine, classy restaurant!
Excelente comida, servicio y musica.
Excellent food. Fantastic staff. Impeccable wine list.
My birthday dinner was amazing. The food were good. Really happy with the experience
One of the best restaurants in Houston! The food was amazing, great cocktails, nice ambiance. Highly recommended.
BCN always demonstrates why they are at or near the top of the restaurant pyramid in Houston, and our recent visit only reinforced my impression. The front of the house, run by Paco Calza, operates smoothly and with class, and Paco will make you feel as welcome as he would if you were his best friend. The food is always tremendous but is also constantly evolving, and the Fall menu currently in use exemplifies this. Instead of finding one or two things in other restaurants I might enjoy, I had great difficulty trying to decide on just about everything. Whatever you choose, you will love it. The wine list features some wonderful Spanish wines and their gin and tonic menus is easily the best in Houston. Great for special occasions even in the limited seating environment we have now, BCN is well worth the cost.
Amazing !!! It’s a delightful experience to my palate , view & good taste !! Definitely recommend BCN , personalized customer service our host Mario is one of a kind very knowledgeable and all recommendations were great !
Always Delivers, service is excellent, food is fantastic
Jesus did a phenomenal job. Can’t wait to return.
Great service, food and drinks. We will be back soon.
My Daughter’s Birthday
The waiter was very friendly and attentive! Food was amazing and the ambience was perfect for a date night.
This was our second time having dinner at BCN. Everything from the appetizers all the way to desserts was exceptional. The gin the staff makes you feel like you are a special guest in their home. They have a wonderful wine selection as well and a knowledgeable sommelier. Some of my favorite dishes include the “ patatas bravas “ , the grilled lamb and the grilled octopus appetizer. Can’t wait to go back !
Great service. Fantastic food. Will come again.
Thank you, great place!
Absolutely amazing. This was our first time to get the tasting menu and my only regret was that we didn’t do the tasting on previous visits. Amazing food at every course paired perfectly. Icing on the cake for what had already been a great anniversary.
Excellent dining experience - brought us back to our time in Barcelona
Mario was exceptional!!! He is passionate about the culture and the food and we enjoyed his company! This has become one of my favorite dine-ins!
Artful, delicious plates and courteous, helpful service in a highly romantic environment.
This is an elite restaurant with elite drinks, elite service, and elite food. ELITE!!! Love BCN!
Just a perfect evening. Great food, great wine selection, tremendous service and atmosphere. There has been absolutely no drop-off whatsoever in the BCN experience while they have managed to create an environment in which we felt extremely safe. Best patatas bravas on planet earth. Really fantastic care and suggestions by our waitress as well- with new favorites for wine and dessert for future meals. Will be back again soon...
Mario is within a doubt the most amazing sever! He made my mother’s birthday celebration spectacular. The food is phenomenal and the wine pairings were exceptional
Great as usual!
Food was excellent even though the brazino and lamb could have used a little less salt. The service is amazing and outstanding. I love their gin and tonic cocktails. Very nice Spanish wine list. We are making it a tradition to go there for my husband's birthday. Definitely recommend it for a special occasion.
Birthday dinner with friends.
Staff doted on us all night
Wonderful as always. Lupita is the best! Can’t wait to dine here again.
Our sever Crystal was wonderful and very knowledgeable about wine! She recommended and allowed us to try a few different kind of wines so that we can select the best one! She was awesome! The hostess was also lovely, she always has been! Always feel like home when we dine here! 😊😍
BCN has been on my list of Houston restaurants to try, and I can finally checked it off the list yesterday!
The restaurant had a cozy feeling and displays of Picasso's original artworks throughout the establishment. The building was a bit old, so you could see some tear here and there, but that added to its charm though. The service was pretty great, with the head waiter walking through the drink and food recommendations and the rest of the waitstaff working to ensure a great experience for diners.
I was able to try the Lavender Gin & tonic per recommendation, and it was definitely a worthy drink with great presentation! It tasted quite refreshing.
For the food, my date and I decided to go with the Tasting menu to sample some of the best dishes the restaurants had to offer. I sure expected a *WOW* factor for the experience, as Tasting menu usually displays the chef's skills and innovation. But overall, I think the supposedly stars of the Tasting menu (Suckling pig and grilled branzino) were disappointing; and most of the dishes in the Tasting Menu had a factor that prevented me from having a *WOW* moment. That left the experience much room for desire.
Additionally, we had to flag the waitstaff down twice to change dirty napkin and silverware. You would think the hygiene would be better here.
Always great food and Service. The lamb and suckling pic are always amazing.
Outstanding all around! Food, service and atmosphere - none of which could’ve been better!
Did the tasting menu. Excellent as always.
We sat outside and it was beautiful. The weather was perfect. Our waiter was outstanding. He was available as needed but let us take our time and enjoy the evening. We did not feel rushed. The food was delicious! You can't beat their gin and tonic -- yum. We also had a bottle of wine and it, too, was perfect. I highly recommend BCN and I especially like sitting outside.
Great place for creative foodie type. Great imagination with exotic preparation.
We love this restaurant, the food is awesome, the staff is awesome, our Houston favorite! Ask for Krystal or Mario, they are both incredible.
I never heard or knew of this place but I wanted to try something different for an adversary. All the servers were eager to please and the place was relaxing and nice for a romantic dinner. The Spanish food is really good we follow our waitress recommendation also for the cocktails. They gave us a complementary dessert for our anniversary (Nice touch).
Food is on the pricey side but completely understandable based on the quality of the place. We will definitely go there again.
Everything at BCN was fantastic! From the greeting at the valet to the service at the table, we couldn't have felt more welcome. The octopus was some of the best we have ever had - super tender and perfectly matched with the potato. The rack of lamb was perfectly cooked and full of flavor. Desserts were also very tasty and the wine list was well selected and reasonably priced. We will definitely be back again.
Another superb meal at BCN! We began with an amuse-bouche of salmon crudo, followed by ham croquettes, jamon iberico, and the deconstructed patatas bravas. Over a bottle of Abadia Retuerta "Sardon del Duero" my guests and I had quail stuffed with foie gras, bomba rice in cuttlefish ink and a fideua of seafood. The service was attentive and impeccable. We'll definitely be coming back many times more.
You can order delivery directly from BCN Taste & Tradition using the Order Online button. BCN Taste & Tradition also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (832) 834-3411.
BCN Taste & Tradition is rated 4.9 stars by 1384 OpenTable diners.
BCN Taste & Tradition does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://bcnhouston.com/gift-card/.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.