Been there 3 times in the past 3 months. First and second time were fantastic: excellent food, very good service (which is uncommon in Panama) and wonderful atmosphere. It has a minimalistic but classy decor, with Jazz and Blues musicians posters on the walls. Jazz and Blues at a low volume is always playing.
Menu is rather limited, but the choices are varied.
1st time (September 2012) we were 2; we had the lamb chops and the mushroom and sausage risotto. Both excellent; as well as the drinks. The 2nd time (October 2012) we were 4, and it was very good as well; we had the salmon, pork chops and oriental seafood pasta (which wasn't as good as the rest). Both times we ordered the ratatouille as a side dish, an it is - without a doubt - the best I ever had. Highly recommended.
Prices are a little steep, but the quality of the food, drinks and service made it worth.
The third time (November 2012) was awfully disappointing: food took about an hour to arrive (without and explanation or apology), and the same dishes we ordered before weren't as tasty (except for the ratatouille, which is still the best); we even had to send back the lamb chops, as they were going bad. Same goes for the drinks.
Being a french restaurant, I was surprised creme brulee wasn't on the menu; so I suggested it to who I think was the owner. The 2nd time we went there, I reminded him again. Both times he said he was going to tell the chef, so they could include it. The 3rd time, it still wasn't available; so it's pretty clear to say that they don't care about the customers' opinion.
It has very limited parking, but they offer valet service.
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November 29, 2012
Dear Sir ( Eldisplicente) Thank you for your review concerning your visits at Café Chic! We are
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happy to know that you were very satisfied with the quality of the food, the service and the décoration during your first visits. We took note of your complaints during your third visit. We regret and agree with you that the lamb chops were not of the same quality as usual, they are now replaced by a delicious lamb stew. The good news is..........we are now able to offer you the Crème brullée you were waiting for, please come and join us for lunch or dinner.........your dessert will be on the house!!
Tel. 391 70 70
P.S. please give us ( David the manager) a call prior to your visit to make sure we have everything available for you
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