Our Philosophy

#WeGrillThings

At The Optimist, we grill things. Located over three floors at 239 Hennessy Road, we are a no service-charge Barcelona chic bar and Asador-inspired restaurant which gives an authentically generous Northern Spanish experience. Eat your heart out with towers of fresh seafood, grilled prime cuts and sharing dishes. Choose your steak or fish by weight from our daily blackboards and market displays while the grill master cooks it fresh in front of you on Asador-style traditional grills.

Join us for a drink at our street-level bar which transports you to early 20th century Southern Europe with vintage detailing, quirky artwork and lush greenery. The softly lit ambience is a perfect place to hang out with amigos over goblets of our signature Spanish-style gin and tonics or delicious hand-crafted cocktails.

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