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“Good beer selection - food okay - service okay”
Review of Bon Vivant

Bon Vivant
Ranked #635 of 1,005 Restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good beer selection - food okay - service okay”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

Although the beer selection is extensive they had 3 choices of mine not available. If it's on the menu please stock the product.
Nice cheese and meat platter - good atmosphere. Reasonable prices.
Service pretty standard for Panama a bit sketchy but it all works out. Very nice selection of cheese - meat - beer and wine for sale also.

Cool spot - check it out.

  • Visited October 2013
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  • Italian first
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Escaz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good place”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

I lived in Panama for almost two years and I was very pleased when I found out about this place, there was nothing like this before. They have a great variety of wines and cheese. You should definitely make a stop and visit this place, the staff is always willing to help you and make you feel more than welcome. One bad thing, they can be kind of slow if the place is crowed.

  • Visited March 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Not everything that shines is gold..”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

The name of the restaurant caught my attention. After having lived in France for years, I felt I had to check the place. Sadly, it was a rather disappointing experience, too much "design" [typical modern Catalan style] and extremely poor service and bad food. Too pricey. In Panama you can find tens of other restaurants of MUCH better quality of food and excellent service. Although I must admit the Catalan owner is a friendly gentleman and the shop sells some good stuff from Europe. I am not sure though how many in Panama actually appreciate Roquefort or Brie..

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Erjan2016
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“A very pleasant surprise!”
Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant, wine bar and deli has only been open about 7 weeks. Situated in a quiet residential area of Panama City (San Francisco). It's owned by a man from Catalan and therefore has a Spanish flavour. It has taken a year to get up and running and the attention to detail is impressive. There is a small menu, quality rather than quantity. They do excellent platters of Spanish or French hams and cheeses, I had some duck leg confit one night, which was delightful. They do a bruschetta exactly as you would get in Barcelona. They have a very comprehensive wine list, I didn't think I'd be drinking Albariño in Panama City! Apart from the wine bar they have a very upmarket deli with probably over 100 different cheeses plus shelves and shelves of other delights. It can get very busy in the evening with a very smart crowd. There are also tables outside so you can eat and drink alfresco.

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