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“DO NOT MISS!!”
Review of Monvinic

Monvinic
Ranked #482 of 9,698 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$70
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Eixample
Description: Monvinic has been founded with the aim of being an international benchmark for the dissemination of wine culture. A pioneering space, created by Sergi Ferrer-Salat, which has opened wide its doors to present an unrivalled selection of wines from all over the world. And, what's more, to explore the how and the why of each bottle. At a time when the number of wine enthusiasts, all keen to appreciate and to learn, is growing apace, Monvinic opens in the city of Barcelona to promote and to encourage this passion. And to do so in a way that is rigorous and respectful, yet at the same time providing an atmosphere that is natural, uninhibited, joyous and outgoing.
Williamsburg, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“DO NOT MISS!!”
Reviewed 5 April 2012

Unbelievable. I'd read about the restaurant online; WSJ called it best wine bar in the world. Was shocked to get a reservation the very night we called. It's in the University District. Thought it would be larger but it's actually quite intimate; and despite the contemporary, slick design, sound absorbing panels keep the sound down to a low murmur.
The service was amazing, with waiters waiting on whomever needed anything. You get a tablet to look up wine by region, type, etc. They have numerous wines by the glass or half glass; overall, their cellar has of more than 4000 bottles. We ordered glasses of white and put put ourselves in the waiter's hands. Starters for the table (we had our 16 yo son with us) was a wonderful bowl of beet root soup with pine nuts, to tiny shrimp and some kind of flower (kid refused to eat flower 'worried about what his brother would say." Then a spoon with a piece of pickeral halibut that tasted of the sea. We then were brough a bowl of half cooked eg, ham, and tiny asparagus, and spring onion, first of the season, with a carignone wine; second was a black sausage and fava beans in a dewlap sauce with a shiraz;then a very large piece of hake-like rock-fish-like with seaweed and mixed roasted/steamed veggies with a light white; final course, which I could barely eat at that time, was the best lamp I've ahd; suckling lamb with white beans; they slow roast the lamp for about 10 hours then finish on the grill for external crispness covering the melting lamp. I will never be able to eat lamp again, this was so over the top delicious. ALL the food is sourced from local suppliess, whose photos they display in a video on the wall at the end of the evening; prior to that the video shows a loop of the menu in Catalan, Spanish and English. Son had croquettes and a cuttlefish/delap dish with the cuttlefish ink. To our surprise, he enjoyed it. He also had dessert, a flan; he nearly licked the plate. Our entire bill was $175 euros and worth every bit. Make this your splurge dinner in Barcelona and you will not be sorry. We met the chef and nearly hugged him. He was so happy to hear our thoughts on the meal. The main thing is that they let the freshness of every ingredient come through without fancy sauces or piling on too much stuff like too many restaurants do these days. Go, Go, Go. You will not be sorry.

  • Visited April 2012
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Shanghai, China
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“great wine selection with trendy setting”
Reviewed 3 April 2012

went with a local friend for early evening wine. Great selection of wine in a trendy enviorment..

  • Visited January 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
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“wine and food well done”
Reviewed 13 February 2012

we like a lot this place the tapas are very nice and tasty

  • Visited February 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great wine tasting in a sophisticated atmosphere”
Reviewed 30 January 2012

We had some tapas and tasted a few wines on Friday night. Even though we didn't have a reservations we could sit at the tapas' space and enjoy some delicious choices both of tapas (try the veal tongue) and red wines. The place has some very modern decoration and the service is quite good (all waiters/esses are sommeliers). For the restaurant, be sure to book in advance.

  • Visited January 2012
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1 Thank Marina L
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Osaka, Japan
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Amazing wines, amazing food and amazing venue”
Reviewed 23 December 2011

Mon Vinic has two different spaces:
- The Wine Bar: take a seat and enjoy drinking the different wines from around the world they open everyday (around 30 different new bottles per day). You can order 1/2 glass, glass, bottle...
- The Restaurant: traditional Catalan cuisine but with an innovative touch. What I like from the restaurant is that the Chef adapts the menu to the different seasons of the year. So if you go in autumn you will find typical products from this season and if you go in the spring different ones.

What I specially like:
- excellent atmosphere: jazz music at the perfect volume.
- excellent service: experienced sommeliers who speak different languages will guide you through the journey.
- option to order just glasses of a wide variety of international and national wines.

What I don't like:
- they don't open Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Visited May 2011
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1 Thank David G
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