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The Pan American
The Pan American
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The Pan American Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thepanamnyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 925-9225
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 1:00am, Thursday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 4:00am

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, American
  • Executive Chef: Harry W. Stoehr
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Spring and Kenmare Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Pan American
Nestled between the Italian greats and trendy newcomers that are making Nolita New York's latest dining destination is The Pan American, an eye-catching newcomer whose new and fresh take on the very concept of "American" is as exciting as their funky-chic digs. Behind the concept is owner Fernando Riquelme (from Rosa Mexicana, Mesa Grill and Pampano), inspired largely by the communal Latin sentiment that South American cuisine is just as American as what we eat traditionally here in the States. The result? An American eatery through Latin eyes, where the flavors of both Americas play out side by side for a deliciously engaging and entertaining experience unlike any other.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Closed -- bought a groupon for this and was unable to redeem as the restaurant closed down but did not find it worthy to let its customers know."
    Dined on 7/29/2012
  • "after waiting for 20 minutes and being told they were out of salad and ingredients for cocktails (at sunday brunch) WE LEFT. awful place, deserves no stars"
    Dined on 7/15/2012
  • "Took a while for the waiter to get our order, I believe there was only one working at the time. He seemed stressed out and didn't give us our appetizer plates until after our first two appetizers. Food was delicious."
    Dined on 7/15/2012
  • "We went to Pan American with a couple of friends for a Saturday night dinner. I can say that the only thing that was pleasing about this place was the drinks. The food was dissapointing, and so was the ambiance."
    Dined on 6/23/2012
  • "All the dishes we ordered were good except for one. So when the waiter came by to ask how everything was, I politely told him my opinion. I figured they would appreciate the honesty. Boy was I wrong. After that comment, we were no longer treated warmly. I know we won't be going back there."
    Dined on 6/22/2012
  • "The drinks are amazing here. The happy hour not to be missed. The bartenders are phenomenal and so personable - they make it fun to be there. I love this place and it's become one of my favorite places to go for cocktails."
    Dined on 6/8/2012
  • "The Pan American was a great find. Funky decor, great service, and the food was absolutely delicious. The staff made great recommendations from the menu and the dishes lived up to the expectation. Fairly priced as well for the portion sizes. I will definitely make this a part of my regular restaurant rotation."
    Dined on 5/19/2012
  • "portions were ridiculously small and service was very slow, although polite."
    Dined on 5/4/2012
  • "Great drinks (particularly the drink with vodka, muddled grape and prosecco), but the food left a lot to be desired. The flavored were off and/or missing,"
    Dined on 4/28/2012
  • "Great food. Wonderful vibe. Fantastic drinks and wonderful wait staff. I was very impressed and Woukd definitely return again often. I've eaten at many "Latin restaurants" and this is now one of my favorites."
    Dined on 4/27/2012
  • "Found it on ScoutMob - the 50% off (up to $20 I think) made this an outstanding deal. We liked the tapas style menu. I was a little weary of going because some reviews on OpenTable were not good at all; however, we thought the food was excellent. It seems like many of those negative reviewers were upset with the portions. So if you're looking for a ton of food on the cheap, don't go here. We shared 4-5 plates: Guac, stuffed jalapenos (AMAZING!), duck breast, yucca fries, and it was plenty of food. We thought it was all great. The service was good as well, and the cocktails we also good. Will certainly return at some point despite not living in the area. The place was empty at 8p on a Friday but was packed by 9p. A little bright inside."
    Dined on 2/24/2012
  • "Well worth the price if you are serious about fresh, creative food. We've been here twice - once randomly after a nearby whisky tasting, and once for the special Valentine's day menu. Both times we were blown away by the creativity and flavor of the food. There are many vegan options, and are very accomodating to food allergies. If it's a special event, i.e. Valentine's day with a set menu, then you should call ahead. I called spoke directly with the chef, who let me know what he could do for my date's allergies. Several people walked in off the street and were unreasonably frustrated that the restaurant couldn't accomodate them. Very attentive, very friendly service. Good beer list. This place, and the chef, know what they're doing."
    Dined on 2/14/2012
  • "For a casual meetings with friends is okay. Very small portion entrees but delicious!!! Staffs are Very friendly & attentive. I wish I had more elbow room. Overall they're your perfect neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 2/4/2012
  • "What a wonderful dining experience. The food was outstanding, both in presentation and taste. It was entertaining and delightful dining from start to finish. Beginning with homemade healthy chips, to the meal, and then unusual and different desserts. Including a homemade ice cream with beer! Wow! The chef clearly loves his profession and excels in every way. The food was not only healthy, but delicious, with great presentation. The staff was friendly and helpful, with beer suggestions and food combinations. The restaurant was roomy with tables placed perfectly spaced apart, with vibrant colors and comfortable deco chairs. Bravo Fernando! One of the best dining experiences we have had."
    Dined on 1/20/2012
  • "I'm not sure that I did my best job of ordering. But, the fried stuff (empanadas and taquitos) were VERY fried. The soft tacos were very good. The cocktail list was weird and they were out of ingredients for 2 of their cocktails. I also thought it was weird that they served their version of a bloody mary and a dark and stormy but didn't have a margarita on the menu when they serve fresh guacamole. I would return if someone I knew wanted to go but likely will not recommend it to others."
    Dined on 1/12/2012
  • "very limited menu- didn't have some menu items available, yet had no specials either"
    Dined on 12/9/2011
  • "Loud, obnoxious crowd. Hardworking bartender and wait staff - but the place is grossly understaffed. Everything took forever. Open Table reservation didn't show up on their computer. NOTE: Rice was not cooked (read: crunchy) on my plate and my dining companion's. THIS IS A BAD SIGN."
    Dined on 12/2/2011
  • "The place was small - not enough tables. Very, very noisy & loud like a club - I lost my voice a day later from yelling at my date across the 2 foot table. Food is very, very expensive - i.e. baby octopus appetizer for $11 had 4 pieces of 1/2 inch octopus, the rest were potatoes. skirt steak for $24, contained 4 tiny slivers of cut steak. Will not go back and will not recommend."
    Dined on 12/2/2011
  • "The food was a real surprise. The service was slow, she also forgot the stuff we had ordered twice. However, she was friendly."
    Dined on 11/21/2011
  • "Worst service of any restaurant I've been to in the past year"
    Dined on 11/19/2011
  • "Overall excellent experience. The owner was there helping out and you can see how much he cares. Excellent value for the money"
    Dined on 11/12/2011
  • "Really great decor, and very cool vibe. Food severly lacked seasoning and panache. Food basically looked and tasted as if it was a great airplane meal, not high end dining"
    Dined on 11/12/2011
  • "Along with being a really good spot for dinner - our dishes were great - it would be a great place to go for drinks and a few small plates. We really liked the farmer cheese-stuffed jalapenos, the duck empanadas and the guacamole (which I was chided about ordering because it is so predictable to do so) was lovely: everyone was pleased with the perfect avocados and just the right flavor. My skirt steak and oxtail was very good, the plantain-crusted sea bass was excellent, as was the fried chicken breast. It was nice to have a place that had small plates do such a great job with the entrees. P.S. I would like to pass on Jenna the waitress recommendation to me of the Tempranillo."
    Dined on 9/23/2011
  • "If you only try one new restaurant this year...make it this one. The food is outstanding, creative and tasty. The ambiance is subtle and chic. Service is attentive and responsive. I feel like I stumbled into one of the best new restaurants in the City. You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 9/22/2011
  • "The Pan-American is a little (literally) E. Vill/SoHo gem! The food good and the portions are fairly large for a place that bills itself as trendy. Hoping that sticks. It bills itself as comfort food with a Latin twist, though the spice/heat was a bit lacking. I ordered the fried chicken with chorizo rice and a side of apple-fennel slaw. The slaw was a cooked/warm variation, so don't expect the standard cold, mayo-or-vineagrette-based slaw. My GF ordered the Churrasco steak w/ yucca fries. Came out medium-well, even though she ordered medium. Turns own she liked that better. Finally, the space is small (about 8-10 tables + bar) but the decor is amazing. Mostly 50's-diner-kitsch, but in Miami colors (teals and oranges)."
    Dined on 2/19/2011
  • "While the staff was nice and accommodating, the menu was quite limited and pricier than we were thinking because it was Valentine's Day. Had we known there was a special menu, we would have picked a different restaurant for that night. The chef was kind enough to do something vegetarian for me, but I just wish we would have known in advance about a special Valentine's menu."
    Dined on 2/14/2011
  • "They overbooked, but were very apologetic to our party of 6. We were able to try a bunch while we waited and almost everything was great. Fried chicken was really good as was mac n cheese. Great drinks."
    Dined on 2/12/2011
  • "Overall experience was ok. the pork dish was bland and the steak was oversalted. The Salmon Ceviche was outstanding. I probably should have stayed with the fish dishes. The service was great, waiter was very friendly and new the menu and the host followed up on our meal and experience. I am sure that the weather did not help - warmer weather is always better."
    Dined on 2/11/2011
  • "Great Evening out!! The food was amazing the service was fantastic the ambiance of the place was great d the specialty drinks were something to write about all alone!! Definitely would recommended this place as a great date night destination!"
    Dined on 2/11/2011
  • "I came here for my birthday celebration with some friends of mine. Although we did not all arrive at the same time, the nice waitress asked only once whether our party required all the previously reserved tables, probably because of a small group of walk-ins that had just arrived. Started off with an order each guacamole with chips, which was made to order right at the bar and was excellent. Also had the salmon ceviche, which was very good. I myself ordered the excellent skirt steak. Didn't have room for dessert, but definitely willing to come back another day to this cozy little restaurant."
    Dined on 1/28/2011
  • "Came here to celebrate my 30th birthday with a bunch of friends and the staff were tremendous. One of my friends was running late but they sat us anyway when the restaurant was full and never bothered us while we were waiting for him. We ordered the guac and chips, two between 9 of us and it was good without being great. All the mains we ordered were tremendous. Unfortunately didn't have enough space for dessert but will be back for that"
    Dined on 1/8/2011
  • "Great first time dining experience at Pan American - Host / Owners were very generous and gracious - we sat for over 2.5 hours and never felt rushed or hurried. Lots of great healthy options which are usually hard to find on a Latin American menu."
    Dined on 1/7/2011
  • "The buttermilk fried chicken was fantastic, and the guacamole was also excellent. I'd recommend this place for anyone needing a fun trendy meal in SoHo!"
    Dined on 1/5/2011
  • "The Pan American is under-stated and it over-delivers. With well thought cocktails, along with an atmosphere that is vibrant yet humble you can't go wrong. When we dined our service was so enjoyable, very fluid. The manager Frank was extremely hospitable and kind. The gluten free Mac n' Cheese is extra delicious, one of the best I have had in a long time...Also the drink with muddled grapes, sav blanc and vodka is killer. Definitely will become a neighborhood gem and I will definitely be returning. Only one thing left to say -Oxtail."
    Dined on 12/30/2010