Relaxing outdoor dinnerThe small tables outside are great for singles or pairs. The food was tasty with appealing seasoning. Tapas portions were sized nicely, so that two or three would be right for one person's dinner. I had the citrus chicken fiesta salad, which was tasty and even a little citrus sweet. I also had the Beef Tenderloin Brochette from the tapas menu, which was cooked nicely and presented beautifully.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find for Tapas!My husband and I were on our way to the DC Improv comedy show that night and needed a good restaurant. We found Panache and it was great! The booths were cozy yet romantic, the bar was very popular with people standing around chatting, having drinks. It was almost as if the bar area was completely separated from the dining area. The food and drinks were very tasty. Nothing extreme but very, very good. The service was great and professional and we will go back before our next comedy show date.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal, Good Service, but noisyI had dinner with some colleagues before an event on a Friday night. It was 6:30PM and the bar was incredibly noisy. It was difficult to have a conversation at the dinner table. The restaurant is small so the tables and bar share the same room. The food was incredible and the service was top notch.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFarragut StandbyPanache is my Farragut go-to, always fun and good food in an area that doesn't have a ton of options.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!My third time dining at this location and once again thoroughly enjoyed the food. Tried some new dishes and cocktails and was not disappointed!
I love that their menu has options of full menus or tapas for those wanting a lighter though no less elegant dishes.
The service has always been very good! I have dined here alone and with friends and always felt very welcome. The small intimate setting of the restaurant and the outside seating off the street reminds me very much of a French bistro.
This has been a consistently great place to dine.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMNice SpotFood was great, service was excellent and I love the large menu selection. I would definitly go there again.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFriday Evening After WorkWe enjoyed sitting at an outside table at Panache after work last Friday, enjoying selections from the cocktail and wine list and sharing some of the small plate dishes among those of us at the table. Grilled calamari is especially delicious, but we enjoyed all of the 6 or 7 small plate dishes we ordered.
If you go for drinks after work, the bar is lively and fun. One of the bar tenders who's there on Fridays, Ian, is a particularly nice guy. Remembers our names. Came over to chat with us when we were seated outside the bar area.
Panache is convenient to our office so we risk becoming regulars. The nice servers, happy hour drink specials, and very good food make it a good choice.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent foodHad a wonderful meal...the salmon was cooked perfectly, the tapas were delicious, and the desserts (hazelnut ice cream and triple chocolate cake) were amazing!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceGood food, fairly priced, great service by a friendly and courteous staff. Only weakness was the wins selection as they were out of several of the choices (we did find a nice Cab, but a bit pricey for a casual business dinner. We will go here again. Ambience was vey good, attractive furnishings, clean, and friendly.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMNice spot for tapas, hot and coldWe enjoyed the small plates, the white table inen, fresh roses, and good service.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMRemember to print your coupon offerAll was well, service, food, atmosphere. Only problem was spouse forgot to bring printed coupon, so I emailed it to mgr's account TA DAH!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMCrowded at late night dinner.Crowded at late night dinner. Seated near walkway from kitchen to dining room so much traffic flow behind my back. Tapas, as always, delicious.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely recommend the zucchiniDefinitely recommend the zucchini purses, they were amazing.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe ceviche and the cremeThe ceviche and the creme brulee were both outstanding! Everything else was also very good. We had a terrific waitress - it was busy, but still she took the time to be very personable, make excellent recommendations, and accommodate every little request of ours. Overall a good experience. Only thing is, it's pretty loud in there - I had to lean over the table to hear what my partner was saying sometimes. Sitting outside in the summer would be fun.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for tapasA great little spot tucked away on a sidestreet downtown. Highly recommend sharing some tapas. We had 5 different dishes and they were all excellent.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMoutsourcing gone too far!Love this place and go here frequently for work lunches, but had the oddest experience this time -- a companion ofmine ordered iced tea to drink and was told they were out and waiting for a delivery later. They are outsourcing the brewing of iced tea -- has the world come to this? There is a CVS around the corner where they could have purchased tea bags and brewed some right in the kitchen. Given the popularity of this drink, I found the fact that they were out of it andunable to come up with a Plan B to be truly bizarre, and kinda lazy.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMvery pleased about Panachevery pleased about Panache restaurant where food is not only very good and tasty but also pleasant to look at. Excellent place!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe chose this restaurant becauseWe chose this restaurant because of location by National Geography. It did not disappoint. Tapas were excellent--from zucchini to grilled calamari-- superbly presented and appropriate portions. However, one main course was excessively stingy on scallops.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious tapasExcellent tapas, especially the lamb chops, scallops, and mussels. Prices are pretty reasonable, with the tapas ranging from about $8-12. Limited selection of wine by the glass but many bottles. Service was very friendly and attentive. Decor and ambiance are good, with patio seating a nice option for pretty days.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, food and staff.Great service, food and staff. I will definitely return.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMPanache has pizzazz!Excellent place for Tapas. I loved how they had a regular menu AND a tapas menu (both hot and cold). Food was great. Atmosphere was too.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good tapas - server wasVery good tapas - server was very busy! service was pretty good, could have been better, but overall a very nice place!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExceeded expectations! Quality,Exceeded expectations! Quality, price, all there. Highly recommend.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a GREAT place!We went to Panache after reviewing the restaurant here on OpenTable. Although we've never really gone the "tapas" route in place of entrees, we did it this time because they looked so great. And wow, we were pleasantly surprised. They were each amazing, and having a few selections gave us a wonderful variety in the meal. Our waiter (didn't catch his name) was excellent too.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLight meal? Tapas here a good dealHad a TravelZoo coupon that gave us any 5 tapas dishes and 2 glasses of wine. We put together a nice meal from that--carpaccio di carne, calamari, salmon, lamb chops, and petit filet mignon,all of which we shared. The portions were just right for us -- but they wouldn't be enough for those with heartier appetites. Though it was early and there were tables galore, we got ushered to a table for two tucked way back in a corner, with a floppy curtain separating us from the end of the bar area. Thus, the hit on ambiance. (We had come directly from work, dressed in our business casual best, and with backpacks; definitely got the vibe that the host didn't want us at a table near the front. We could have said something; he could have asked.)3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a selection of 5 tapasWe had a selection of 5 tapas for two adults and everything was delicious, and enough for dinner. We thought we might need to order extra, but that was not the case.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI came here with a coupleI came here with a couple friends for my birthday. Delicious food -- definitely a fan! And their sangria was also excellent.2/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentParty of three had dinner on a Monday night. Chose the restaurant primarily because of location convenient to hotel and because of good reviews. Food and service were excellent. Price was very reasonable. And Monday was a night on which some decent wines were half price!1/1/0001 4:00:00 PMThe Restaurant round the cornerPanache is very conveniently located on DeSales Street in downtown Washington, D.C. The staff are friendly, the food is excellent, the price is just right, and the house red is amazing. Service can be slow when the restaurant is crowded, but other than that, a clean bill of health for Panache. And did I mention its right round the corner from my office!1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM