We are SF Bay Area chowers. We are going to spain later this week starting in barcelona. We would like to do (at least) one very nice meal in Barcelona while the rest will probably be less expensive. We eat just about everything, but what we really want is food that we can't get in the states - which I imagine is most food out there.
Some other basic questions:
(1) what is the dress codes for restaurants? In the bay area you can go to a nice place in jeans, but i've also lived in NYC where you can't.
(2) If we eat at 8pm (which is even latish for us) will we will be the only ones in the restaurant? I definitely find half of the food experience is being around others.
(3) I gather most nice places are closed on Sundays and Mondays. Are there basic good places open on those days (i.e. tapas bars)? What is the best bet for travellers to do those days.
(4) How necessary are reservations? At nice places? At more everyday places?
Thank you all as always,