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La Dama, an emblem of the bourgeoisie of the '80s and '90s that wanted to grow up modern, reopened in the early part of 2016 under the direction of the trio of Josep Maria Parrado (Bar Cañete, in the dining room), Mariana Isaza (in charge of the kitchen) and artist Peter Cauro who takes care of the social aspect of the venue.
Their aim is to make this singular space – located in a splendid modernista building by Manuel Sayrach i Carreras – a social place akin to social houses in London, serving up lunch, dinner and nightlife, but open all day as well, with a cocktail bar to boot. To that end, the renovations see the various rooms in the restaurant filled with hardwood and works of pop art (including Joan Ponç paintings and original drawings from 'The New Yorker' magazine).
Cooking up classic French-style cuisine, chef Bruno Zubek creates dishes made with the highest-quality products and the right amount of technique to bring out the best in the raw materials: try the Chateaubriand with Béarnaise sauce, real crab or rice dish with rabbit and squid eggs. Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy a meal here – it's a place to sit, eat and stick around a few hours.
Av. Diagonal, 423
|Transport:||Diagonal (M: L3, L5), Provença (FGC)|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 1pm-4pm, 8.30pm-11.30pm; Sun closed.|