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Cafe Chic

Calle Uruguay | en frente de Ligne Roset, Panama City 00507, Panama
005073917070
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Ranked #12 of 452 restaurants in Panama City
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, Brasserie, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: A European French styled restaurant- bar- terrace, a very upscale nice place for an international crowd. 55 seats inside, 24 seats on the terrace for lunch, tea & drinks and dinner. Open from Monday till Saturday from 11pm to 3pm and from 7pm to 11pm. The menu does have French & Mediteranean classics with daily fresh "honest" food for reasonable prices, a very smart bar and a Paris styled terrace.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: A European French styled restaurant- bar- terrace, a very upscale nice place for an international crowd. 55 seats inside, 24 seats on the terrace for lunch, tea & drinks and dinner. Open from Monday till Saturday from 11pm to 3pm and from 7pm to 11pm. The menu does have French & Mediteranean classics with daily fresh "honest" food for reasonable prices, a very smart bar and a Paris styled terrace.
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Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

This was a really awesome treat - we very much enjoyed the live music (on Wednesday nights), the atmosphere, the gracious host, food and wine. It's a small restaurant with great character on a good night. Fully recommend!

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roeland b, Owner at Cafe Chic, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review!! We love your compliments and recommendations for Cafe Chic! Tonight Friday we will have another great band with that great sound and we will be very happy to welcome you again! Soulful regards, Roeland Biever More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

If you are looking for a restaurant and bar offering live jazz entertainment in Panama City, this is where you should go. While listening to the live jazz, you can enjoy Mediterranean, Italian and French classics for a reasonable prices, and a very good service. Roeland Biever, owner and founder had a vision to create a New York style Jazz... More

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roeland b, Owner at Cafe Chic, responded to this review

Well your review sounds like "sweet soul music" in my ears!! You mention it all, the food, the service and the great live music on Wednesdays and Fridays! Thank you so much for your comments and we hope to see you back on Friday when we will present another great band with real musicians and with real instruments, guys with... More

Kuwait
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

I took my family here based off the previous reviews and it exceeded my expectations. The location is in a beautiful area with other restaurants nearby by. The ambiance is beautiful yet clean and sophisticated. Album artwork by famous soulful musicians cover the wall with a great bar. I suggest you call and make reservations. Not to say that you... More

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roeland b, Owner at Cafe Chic, responded to this review

We are so happy with your review! Thank you!! So nice you had such a great time with us at CAFE CHIC......... true the atmosphere on both nights was outstanding with great bands and a very happy crowd. We loved to have you as our guests and highly appreciate your positive comments about the food and the service. Enjoy your... More

Colchester, Vermont
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

Go to Cafe Chic on Wednesday night. Get there around 7:30 PM. Enjoy a good bottle of wine and some steak frites. Listen to some really good jazz music. Meet the travelers next to you. Enjoy more wine, laugh, swap stories, revel in the moment when all your paths have crossed. Go on to your respective far flung destinations and... More

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roeland b, Owner at Cafe Chic, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great feedback!! We are very happy to know that you had a great time with us last week! True!!.........the JAZZ is great.........and so is the crowd! The 5 star rating you gave us is a xxxlll compliment, thank you so much! Tomorrow Valentines Day we will have a special performance with the EDDY DURAN... More

Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Last Wednesday we went to Cafe Chic as we always do when we are in Panama. It was announced as a very special Live Jazz event with the Carlos Garnett Quintet. Wow!!!! what a night!.......it felt like being in the great Jazz Clubs of New York. The house was pact with a swinging crowd, the music was amazing and the... More

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roeland b, Owner at Cafe Chic, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are very pleased to have you as a regular guest at Cafe Chic! So nice to know that you enjoyed our food and the live Jazz! For the coming week we will have the Eddy Doran band on Wednesday and Friday! Hope to welcome you again any time soon! Soulful regards,... More

Panama City, Panama
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I just returned from Cafe Chic with a group of friends. We greatly enjoyed Carlos Garnett and his Jazz Quartet but I was disappointed by the attitude of the "manager/owner". When I received my car which had been parked by the valet, it had been ticketed for illegal parking. I went back into Cafe Chic and the owner stated that... More

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roeland b, Owner at Cafe Chic, responded to this review

Dear Guest!.............thank you for your review. However we totally disagree with your opinion! First of all your review is suspect for the simple reason that is your first and only review on Tripadvisor . You delivered your car to the valet parking, he is a very reliable and polite guy, he parked your car on a private parking lot of... More

Panama City, Panama
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

My wife and I just returned from a very pleasant evening at Cafe Chic. We went for dinner and to listen to a Jazz Band. The menu is limited for what we are accustomed to. I ordered the Gazpacho Andaluz to start. The soup was tasty, but it did not have any really bold or strong flavor. The presentation was... More

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roeland b, Owner at Cafe Chic, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed our food, the service and the music! Yes you are right the Steak au Poivre is a bestseller! This week we will have great live music again! We hope to welcome you again soon! Kind regards, Roeland Biever More

San Pedro Sula, Honduras
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Must try, live music, good ambiance, great service, exquisit cuisine. Food was well cooked, flavors were on point and service was up to par. I am a professional chef and I must say, I will come back for more.

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roeland b, Owner at Cafe Chic, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the compliments! We are very happy you enjoyed our food and service, especially knowing that you are a chef your self! On Friday Jan 3 we will have the Eddy Doran Quartet performing at Cafe Chic. Please come and join us again to celebrate the New Year with great food and swinging Live Jazz! Happy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I just visited Cafe Chic and was compelled to write this review. My wife, infant son and I had a wonderful meal. Live music, imoecable service and the food, oh my God, the food was exquisite. For starters we ordered the tuna tartar, I had the steak frites bernaise and my wife had the fish meunier, simply put, DELICIOUS! Highly... More

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roeland b, Owner at Cafe Chic, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review about Cafe Chic! We are very happy with your compliments about the food, the service and the music! Hope to welcome you soon again to celebrate the New Year with us! Happy New Year to you all!!!! Kind regards, Roeland Biever More

Cypress, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

This is a lovely place with live music frequently. That said the food leaves a bit to be desired - meinuere lacked flavour and steak overcooked, and only two servers means food can be delivered on top of each other - appetiser delivered just minutes before entree!! Servers also don't understand serving/clearing etiquette, snatching plates away while others still eating... More

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roeland b, Owner at Cafe Chic, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are happy you liked our restaurant and do fully understand your remarks about the service etc. It's true, especially when we are very busy and with new staff in the service we might encounter some problems, but they do their very best, they are friendly and polite and they smile, it's Panama! We hope... More

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