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Cafe Chic
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

Just stumbled upon this place for lunch, love having just two options for the menu, especially when it is delicious.!

Thank LucasDaniels
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7 - 11 of 150 reviews

Reviewed April 9, 2014

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!

Thank SpecialK2012
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roeland b, Owner at Cafe Chic, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2014

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

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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 club in Panama that would treat deserving artists with respect, while allowing patrons to see the world's finest jazz musicians in an intimate and comfortable setting every Wednesday and Friday. A program of the highest standard of Jazz artists from international and local artists is a weekly feature.
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Thank Eduardo C
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roeland b, Owner at Cafe Chic, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2014

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 passion and love for their music!!
And of course the great home made food of Cafe Chic!!!!

Thanks again and soulful regards,

Roeland Biever

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Reviewed April 3, 2014

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 won't get in but it's best to secure your night. Upon answering my call for the reservations they spoke English and were welcoming.

If you can go on a Wednesday or Friday night it's best because they have a great live jazz band playing every great song you can think of. Last night a gentleman from Amsterdam asked if he could sing with the band and he sang an Argetinian classic with a beautiful voice to match as well as played the drums on another song.

The service was great and our server managed our table well, making sure we enjoyed our dishes as well as letting us enjoy the night. Our server was attentive, knowledgable and you couldn't ask for anything more.

The food (I saved the best for last) was amazing. The appetizers were amazing and nicely priced. My wife has never finished an entire meal until last night. She ate a Vegetable Pasta Primavera and devoured it all. I enjoyed the Con Choirzo Espanol which was a cheddar dish with risotto and chorizo. The dessert was Creme Brûlée and it was the best I ever had. This wasn't the first or fifth time I have eaten it either. The chef's were simply amazing and your tasted it with every bite.

The food mixed with the ambiance matched with the service makes Cafe Chic a must see. Than add in a live performance by the band and you have a night to remember. We will be repeat attenders before we leave Panama

Thank jaytay36
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roeland b, Owner at Cafe Chic, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2014

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 days in Panama and hope to welcome you again!

Soulful regards,

Roeland Biever

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Reviewed February 12, 2014

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 appreciate what serendipity feeds your life.

3  Thank cperrera
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roeland b, Owner at Cafe Chic, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2014

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 quartet .
If you are still around please come and join us for another great evening at CAFE CHIC.

ART BLAKEY used to say..............the louder the audience will applaud........the harder the artists will work for you!!

Soulful regards,

Roeland Biever

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