Barcelona, a wine bar/restaurant out of Connecticut, is in the soft-opening phase at 1709 E. Passyunk Ave., the South Philly corner of 12th, Morris, and East Passyunk, where A Man's Image used to be.

It's a Spanish small-plater featuring a 400-bottle wine list and lots of reclaimed wood. There's a sizable, landscaped outdoor patio.

Most dish prices are $10 and under.

Hours for now are irregular – evening only. Last night, the 190-seater was packed, mostly with locals.

I'll have more on this later. Here are a few photos.

Bar dominates the dining room at Barcelona, 1709 E. Passyunk Ave.
MICHAEL KLEIN / Staff
Bar dominates the dining room at Barcelona, 1709 E. Passyunk Ave.
Mushrooms topped with egg at Barcelona, 1709 E. Passyunk Ave.
MICHAEL KLEIN / Staff
Mushrooms topped with egg at Barcelona, 1709 E. Passyunk Ave.
Octopus at Barcelona, 1709 E. Passyunk Ave.
MICHAEL KLEIN / Staff
Octopus at Barcelona, 1709 E. Passyunk Ave.
Seating against the garage doors that lead to the patio at Barcelona, 1709 E. Passyunk Ave.
MICHAEL KLEIN / Staff
Seating against the garage doors that lead to the patio at Barcelona, 1709 E. Passyunk Ave.