Paname French Restaurant
Paname French Restaurant

Paname French Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://panamenyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 207-3737
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, French American, French
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 56th Street & 57th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Paname French Restaurant
Innovative cuisine....Artfully presented. Chef/Owner at Paname turns out some of the city's most creative fare - spectacular array of fresh seafood and pasta dishes. We offer Prime Black Angus steak and chops, featuring tantalizing appetizers and main courses, prepared in traditional French style. Dessert is not to be missed! Great Bar Menu as well - New York Best Value!
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Paname French Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelQuiet
54% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (14)fit for foodies (9)great for lunch (5)romantic (3)good for groups (3)great for brunch (2)special occasion (2)notable wine list (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Extremely Special Place
    nancycarylVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    This restaurant should not be missed! The food is so beautiful presented and so consistently delicious. Bernard certainly knows how to deliver such excellent food and value in the most elegant way ... Bravo, Bernard! Paname is the most special restaurant and is an undiscovered gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unusual French Fare
    go2nightVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The octopus and bean appetizer is unique and delicious and so is Bernard the owner/chef, son of a 3 star restaurant owner in Paris. A varied and interesting prix-fix.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LWLLWLVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    A delightful little French restaurant, unpretentious, but with delicious food served in an elegant manner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We must save this restaurant its out standing in both food and service try it try it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LikestoeatVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    An odd space with food I wouldn't describe as French. An even odder wine menu. Can't say we will be going back any time soon.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Brunch at a Great Price!
    Grannyof6
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The full name of this restaurant is Paname Chef, owned by a fabulous chef/baker, Bernard Ros, who used to own Meli Melo, further downtown. We had a great brunch, that was priced well at $16.95, including a drink. I had "Eggs Nordic", which came with much more salmon than expected, poached eggs, just they way I like them (not runny), salad and the best French fries this side of McDonald's! My husband had a vegetable omelet with the same sides, and said his was delicious, too. When I ordered coffee (not included), it was served with a plate full of Bernard's delicious miniature sweet cakes. We sat in the window and enjoyed the scene of people walking by on busy Second Avenue. Great place for people-watching, as well as great food!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Our server was charming and the food was pretty good. Everything else was a bit weird. The menu was a little random. It was a French restaurant but Spanish language music was playing and the daily special was paella?
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Authentic cheap French food
    JenniferVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The ambiance was great, and the food was delicious. I really enjoyed my escargots and seafood bouillabaisse. The flourless chocolate cake was a little too decadent and heavy for me, but by that point I'd eaten my appetizer, main course and free hot bread. Mmhmm!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nancycarylVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Absolutely wonderful hidden gem ... the food presentation and taste resembles the highest quality ... a must try place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't go!
    LizS
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Based on several reviews written for Open Table and other resources, I expected "a find" here on the East side. French food, no less! Well, there was virtually nothing French on the menu except Creme Brûlée, as told to me by the waiter. As for the food overall, it was all but inedible, I.e., chewy, tasteless pâté; old, overcooked cod. I was so embarrassed that I had told friends beforehand about this place that someone had actually called "a neighborhood jewel." I had to call everyone back and tell them, "Stay away!"
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • worth the dough & then some!
    MarlaPilatesVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This is a real find. You are getting high qualify French food from a true French chef at a bargain price. Beautiful presentation, fast service, scrumptious chardonnay, and fixed price dinner that is a steal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find, Great Price
    Davewestpa
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The resturant has a great location, its an easy walk from where we were staying on Lexington. The exterior doesn't look like much and the resturant was empty, but the staff could not have been any friendlier or professional. We started with the baked octopus and escargot. Both were very good. We then had the boulabas, which was excellent. For the price fix rate, this was great food and an exceptional value for the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Real Sleeper
    RockyroadVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is a place that you must go to as the food is really good at very moderate prices. They have both a price fixed lunch and dinner but you also can order a la carte. This area is in need of place like this. The owner chef greets you warmly and the service is very accommodating. Hurry and make a reservation right now.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since August 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.4
    • Food3.4
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 5 reviews are from the Paname French Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Wonderful find
    ebwpVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    This was a wonderful find near our office and quite a great prix fixe lunch menu. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming French
    G8tr82
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The food was great as was our service. It was a quiet night but our food was fersh and tasty My daughters mussels wer cookedto perfection and my veal chop was prepared just right. As for dessert it was the best Apple tart I ever had and my wife loved her Creme Brulee. I would definitely recommend for those who want to step away from the crowds and head to a neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Meh
    CitychickVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Nothing special--decent food, but the décor is very dated/dingy. Wanted to give it a try, but won't be back--there are better choices in the vicinity.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good food with no pretentions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We stopped in for a late lunch on a weekend. The food was very good, especially the bouillabaisse. Service was great. The decor is a little tired - definitely not a fancy, milestone anniversary dinner place but terrific for everyday meals. Overall, this is a solid French bistro serving good food at reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Place should be packed
    RockyroadVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great Food and yet the place is empty. People in the area do not know it is there. Needs to advertise more because the presentation of the food is great and the food itself is superb!!!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.