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“Wow.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rausch Restaurant

Rausch Restaurant
Calle 53 y Ricardo Arango, Obarrio | Antiguo Snob Shop, Panama City, Panama
399-0222
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Ranked #71 of 572 Restaurants in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Perth, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Wow.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Not much more needs to be said. I have had an awesome evening with good friends at Rausch.
The food was stunning, the ambience was really nice and the service was terrific.
The only thing that could be improved upon is the time it takes for the bar to get a drink ready.
Prices are very fair for the quality you get. I can't wait to see whether they can deliver this experience once more when we return.
The waiter was very nice and observant, too.
I would rate Rausch under the top five restaurants I have been to (yes, outside of Panama) and it deserves a much higher rating here in Panama.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bangkok, Thailand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Went twice.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

We went once on my wife's birthday and everything was truly perfect. She had perfectly grilled salmon and I had the filet, which was perfectly cooked and juicy tender. The Mushrooms in a brown sauce and the beef carpaccio appetizers were standouts. Service was smooth and efficient and when the was a problem with our limited Spanish arose , the head waiter kept everything moving without a problem.
The place is elegant to look at...the music was a light and quiet jazz.
We enjoyed our second visit. This time we each had two appetizers...one as and appetizer and the second as "dinner".
Wine by the bottle and by the glass were fairly priced.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Panama City, Panama
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Not always the same”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

The first time we went to R with a couple of friends,was great. The breads r amazing,service is good. But,the second time we went there food was not as good. So never went back!

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NC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great food very reasonable prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We lucked in to Rausch on a trip to Panama City. Chef, former sous chef to Raymond Blanc at Manoir aux Quatre Saisons outside of London. Five course tasting menu with wines, $52.00 !!!And it was so great, we went back the second night. Everything was superb from the cappuccino of portobello mushrooms to start, melting short ribs over puree, intense caramel sorbet. You get the idea.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Franklin, Massachusetts
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26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“very fine cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

not very french per se in its menu however this was a nice experience.
Cuisinr is mord like fusion/modern.
I tried the degustation menu for $58 with wine. Same menu without wine is $42.
A la carte prices are reasonable for the stanxing, $15-25 for an entree.
Restaurant is inside the hotel Esplendor.

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