Time Out says
If you've got a family dinner or want to go out with a dozen of your closest friends, you'll be happy to know that Chardonnay isn't one of those places that rolls its eyes at groups, and you don't have to travel out to the sticks to find a big table. Right in the heart of the Barri Gòtic, Chardonnay welcomes you with a display of tapas, seafood, rice dishes and meats that will have the servers tapping their pens while you try to make up your mind. It's all made with truly fresh produce, and you can tell. They take a lot of care with their fish of the day, make championship steaks, and serve up a lobster paella that you'll dream about for weeks to come. If you're short on time, you can always count on their set lunch menu; it's affordable and tasty, two great things that don't always go together when dining out in Barcelona.