Award-winning tapas restaurant and wine bar.
hough we had a different maitre d and server on visit #2, friendliness and professionalism appear to be the byword at Barcelona. This visit, on an early Sunday evening, coincided with Yale graduation ceremonies so there were a large number of servers in apparent anticipation of higher occupancy later in the evening. The menus and our drink orders were shortly followed by hot, right out of the oven, crusty bread with olive oil. We started off with chorizo with sweet-sour figs which proved to be light on the figs. Much better were our chicken empanadas with a spicy guacamole. The crust was flaky with the filling being spicy and delicious. Our second order included a small plate of sauteed escarole with garlic and chili. Like the empanadas that preceded it, this was the best rendition of this dish I have ever experienced. We also had the monkfish a la plancha which was very moist and tasty. Though portion size is sometimes a negative, the quality and preparation of each dish is excellent.
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