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“Excellent brunch and a delicious dinner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Brio Brasserie at The Waldorf Astoria Panama

Brio Brasserie at The Waldorf Astoria Panama
47th St. & Uruguay Street | Marbella, Panama City, Panama, Panama City 00000, Panama (Formerly Brio Brasserie at the Waldorf Astoria)
294-8018
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Ranked #35 of 557 Restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: French, American, Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Panama City
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137 reviews 137 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Excellent brunch and a delicious dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

As foodies in Panama, we were happy to have another higher end offering in Panama City. Finally a restaurant where the staff seems to have had some training!

Mother's Day Brunch:
Typically I'm not a fan of buffet brunches, but I have to say that this was one of best buffet brunches I've been to in years. Everything was fresh and delicious and there was a huge selection. It wasn't cheap ($42.00 per person), but it did include an unlimited mimosa, bellini and caesar bar. There were eggs, sushi, sucking pig, roast beef, salad bars, dessert bars, juice bars, fruit, hot selections, deli selections and more. It was very extensive, so I would recommend going when you have time to linger and enjoy the cocktails over 3 hours or so. Everything was very tasty and they were replenishing regularly. Our server was very attentive and all of the staff were very sweet with our 22 month old.

Dinner (we've gone 3 times):
Dinner has been consistently decent. The first time was the best, but overall everything was mostly yummy and again, the service has been very attentive (which can be hard to find in Panama). There aren't a ton of options on the dinner menu, but the appetizer tacos were yummy. I also tried the turkey sandwich (which was OK, not great) and one of the salad entrées (which had quite a few ingredients and was very yummy) - sorry, I don't remember the name. The desserts were OK, not great, but overall a really solid choice in Panama City.

The decor of the hotel and specifically the dining room is very nice, modern and classy. It's a great place for a date, business meeting, celebration or just a nice night or brunch out. It conveniently located near Calle Uruguay, which is a hopping area to walk around (for bars and clubs) on a weekend night.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Orange, California
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“Not worth the price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We were surprised to see this place pretty packed for lunch on a Friday. However, portions were rather small and food was overpriced. Flavor was just ok. The place looks nice but rather simple for a Waldorf-Astoria.

Service was great, attentive and friendly. I wished they notified us about the $19 "executive lunch" though.

Although there's a glimpse of the water from the restaurant, the view wasnt as great as there's a residential building right in front of it. Would not go back.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“No need to go!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Several friends and I met for lunch at the new hotel resturant. Some friends were from New York City and were familiar with the Waldorf in NYC. The service was very attentive, but the food and drink was terrible and over priced. The martini was half vermouth and half vodka, very bad; the bartender thought it must be great. The sea bass filet was about the size of a credit card, well cooked but maybe tired. For $26, a bad choice in Panama City. Valet parking was great. Elevator to resturant a little small.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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