French vibes at restaurant Ginette, Born

French vibes at restaurant Ginette in Barcelona’s trendy neighbourhood Born/Santa Caterina.

French vibes at restaurant Ginette

French vibes at restaurant Ginette, Barcelona

 

AT FIRST SIGHT

Restaurant Ginette is a newbie in Barcelona, just opened a couple of months ago, in a part of Born/Santa Catarina that is blooming. New hotels, refurbished old buildings with high standard flats and restaurants are popping up in the area faster then fast.

For being a new kid on the block they seem to be doing really good, I walked by various times and there is always a crowd.  The locale of Ginette is cosy and intimate, the interior design is well thought through. From the floor, wallpaper, tables, sofas, plates, cutlery and the dim lights, you can tell they know how to turn up the modern cosiness.

French vibes at restaurant Ginette

Cosy dining area at French vibes at restaurant Ginette

Ginette is a small neighbourhood restaurant with a French cuisine but mixing in the Catalan and Spanish kitchen. So there is something for everyone.

On the menu there are various options; for the less hungry, a selection of tapas, cheese and cold cuts. For the ones with more appetite; à la carte. On the weekdays they also offer a today’s menu for 14,90€ and on the weekend they serve up brunch.

To enjoy with the food they have a selection of French and Spanish wines.

DISHES TRIED AND TESTED

On our visit we opted to go strait for the à la carte since we eat way too much cheese, cold cut and tapas on a regular basis.
For starters; roasted beetroot with goat cheese and toasted hazelnuts 7€, and deviled eggs 7€ caught our eye.

French vibes at restaurant Ginette

Beetroot salad and deviled eggs

For mains we did a surf and turf. Cod with beurre meuniere or browned butter sauce served with sesonal vegetables 17€, and dry-aged beef served with a red wine reduction and roasted potatoes 20€. The later for me was the best of our selection of dishes. The beef was tender, the potatoes well roasted and the wine reduction spot on.

French vibes at restaurant Ginette

Dry-aged beef with roasted potatoes and red wine reduction

For dessert, we actually didn’t want anything as we were perfectly satisfied after the other dishes, but hey!, when you see chocolate mousse on the menu and you heard it’s supposed to be really good.
We need to have a go. The chocolate mousse served with salted caramel sauce and toasted hazelnuts, was dense, creamy, rich, and yes it was really good, 6€.

French vibes at restaurant Ginette Barcelona

Rich chocolate mousse with salted caramel sauce & toasted hazelnuts

OTHER BUSINESS BY THE GUYS BEHIND GINETTE

Ginette is the first try at the restaurant business for the French duo that normally work in real-estate.

 

Who goes:
Frenchies, locals & visitors

Address:
Carrer del Rec Comtal 12, 08003 Barcelona

Hours:
Monday closed
Tuesday to Friday 13h – 01.30h
Saturday and Sunday 12h – 01.30h

Phone:
+34 932 809 503

Website:
ginette

Facebook:
GinetteBCN

Instagram:
ginette_bcn

 

Other places in Born click here, here and here.

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2 responses to “French vibes at restaurant Ginette, Born”

  1. Suzan Taher says:

    I’m curious to try brunch as well.

  2. Sara says:

    Let’s try it!

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