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Barcelona Wine Bar

1085 Howell Mill Rd. NW (Brady Ave.) Send to Phone
The food and wine of Spain inspires the cooking at Barcelona Wine Bar in the Westside Ironworks.

Dinner nightly
Open late

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Barcelona Wine Bar Restaurant Review

: Barcelona Wine Bar’s contemporary, somewhat rustic interior avoids (thankfully) any tasteless references to iconic Spanish imagery. Its open kitchen, led by executive chef Benjamin Meyer (Iridescence in Detroit), is visible from the entrance to the restaurant as it abuts a large section of the dining room. Noise levels can be severe, so in good weather a table on the patio might be nice. The food and wine of Spain inspires the cooking, in such dishes as the croquetas of ham and manchego cheese, presented with a bit of garlic aïoli. Crispy on the outside, they show the requisite creamy texture within. In season tomatoes yield chilled salmorejo (a cousin to gazpacho). Dotted with Marcona almonds and halved grapes, it exhibits the garlic/olive oil foundation that underpins this classic. Pork belly, seared and sweet, gets a nice counterpoint and a bit of local flavor from a muscadine mostarda. We opted for the crêpes for dessert, but might have done better with the flan Catalan. The draw here is the wine list, heavily although not entirely Spanish, so fans of properly served sherry will find plenty to like, all the way from fino to Pedro Ximénez and rarely seen Palo Cortado. Serving temperatures on reds need to be reduced, but the selection is pure viticultural entertainment. Also located in Inman Park at 240 N. Highland Ave. NE, 404-589-1010.


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