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Cafe Panache

4.6
584 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French / American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Worth the Drive
Cafe Panache, located in downtown Ramsey, NJ, has been a top-rated BYO and "culinary mecca" since it opened in 1985. For almost 30 years Chef Kevin Kohler has been tantalizing his clientele with signature dishes - House Made Filet Mignon Ravioli Truffle Butter and Crispy Roast Duckling in Port Wine Sauce. Kohler's menu changes almost daily with seasonal ingredients - producing specials like Lobster in Vanilla Sauce, Artichoke Lasagna, Panko-crusted Soft Shell Crab. Service is "seamless" in an "elegant" "newly-renovated" dining room. Rated Top Restaurant in New Jersey by Jersey Monthly Magazine.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French / American, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

Starting November 5th
Sun 5:30 pm–6:30pm
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Phone number
(201) 934-0030
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Kevin Kohler
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Franklin Turnpike
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Special events & promotions
on Saturday 10/3 Cafe Panache will have availability for a party of 6 at 6:00pm and a party of 8 at 8:30pm.
Additional
Banquet, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 584 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent experience. Great food and good service in a welcoming atmosphere.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We are always happy with our dinner at Panache. We have been customers for years and recommend the restaurant highly. Excellent food, soups and sauces, and seasonal specials.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great for a date , a special occasion, meet friends.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Decided to have our wedding rehearsal dinner here after several amazing dinners. Obsessed with filet Mignon mushroom raviolis - please don’t take off the menu! :)

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

As usual Panache lives up to its rating. We love this place

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I am new to the area and dine out a lot. This was a pleasant new discovery.

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1.0Dined on March 30, 2018

My wife and I were married in Café Panache 20 years ago because of their wonderful food and great service. Twenty years later the only things that have changed are the wonderful ambience and the charming renovated facilities. Going to Café Panache for our wedding 20 years ago was the right decision at that time, and coming back to the restaurant to celebrate our anniversary was the best decision to make now.

The excellence of the food choices in northwestern Bergen County is noteworthy and Café Panache is high on the ladder of memorable culinary choices in this area.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

This was our first time and the food was amazing! The duck was delicious as well as everything else. We will be back for another special occasion!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

As always, Panache always delivers. Had dinner with my son and husband and we all loved our food

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

My second experience at this restaurant and again it excels in creativity and flavor. One of the best restaurants in Bergen County! The food is top quality. Everything is a palate pleaser. You will not be disappointed.

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2.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Did not like being rushed to order. Appetizer and salad excellent, the pasta special and fillet ravioli were both over salty and overly rich, could only eat 1/3.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

i am very happy about the diner the food was excellent definitelywe go again

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Good food. Great ravioli. Excellent salads. I had better pepper stakes for $40
Bill presented poorly. Handwritten unreadable description of the charges.
Excuse," we don't have computers by the waitress".
The bill was correct but not in line with a nice restaurant

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Great food and very customer oriented. They made the dining experience comfortable and note worthy.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

The food was delicious and beautifully served. I was there with a friend. We chose 2 appetizers and a main course and said we would share the dishes. When each dish was served, the food had been divided onto 2 plates. We thought “how nice of them” and said thank you. Little did we know there would be a $7 charge for the service. That they charged for the service didn’t bother me. I guess it was the lack of mentioning it at any time during the evening that got to me. We had to see it on the bill to know it happened.

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The food was good, but way overpriced. When I pay $40 for an entree and $17 for a salad, I expect the whole experience to be awesome. The bread tasted freezer-burned, the steak was extremely peppery, and the overall service left something to be desired. I think if you are a regular, like most people around us were, you get a bit more attention.

If my total meal cost $60, rather than $130, I would give it a much higher rating.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

It never disappoints-excellent as always!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Although it was Valentines Weekend , and quite crowded, we were treated as though we were the only patrons in the restaurant. Absolutely fabulous experience!!
Mark the Maitre’ de took great care of us as did the rest of the staff . 5 stars!!!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Continues to be one of the best in New Jersey. Service was attentive without being overbearing. Menu was diverse but did not over do it and the prices for lunch and the quality were in a range of excellent value.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Nothing bad his way about this local favorite. Cafe Panache has the most professional staff around. Lunch today for our party of 6 was handled perfectly. A mix of salads, ravioli and specials featuring tuna and salmon provided the perfect balance for everyone. Guaranteed good food, professional service and a warm ambiance make this a perfect choice for any occasion.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

We have been several times and have never been disappointed. The food is always wonderful.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Good food, good service and a pleasant ambiance for dinner. What else should you want?

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Our experience at Cafe Panache was excellent, from greeting, to wait staff, to incredible meal, to perfect finish desserts! We were not rushed and really enjoyed savoring the delicacies of our meals. If fois gras and or calve's liver is one you enjoy, then its a must order! Remember to BYOB!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Always a good choice for a delicious meal. BYO policy adds to enjoyment.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

My husband and I went for dinner the other night for our 47th anniversary. We couldn’t have been happier. The ambience, the service and the food we’re off the charts perfect. We are already thinking of when we want to return back to this beautiful restaurant!

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

I have never had a bad meal here. Everything is absolutely delicious.

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2.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Our waiter was arrogant, rude and rushed us from the moment we sat down. ( We had a 5:30 reservation on a Sunday and we arrived early)!
The food was fresh but the sauces were over the top and ruined the flavor of a good steak au poivre. The filet mignon ravioli were terrible.
We have dined at Cafe Panache since they opened years ago and feel the food and character of this restaurant has deteriorated.
We will not be returning.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Incredible dining experience from beginning to end. Top Ten meals of all time

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Best restaurant in Bergen County. Every time is perfect. Simple, delicious and perfect.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Been here many times over the years.
Always great to have Chef-Owner present.
Food quality top notch.
Ambiance worth the trip
BYO a definite plus.

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Have not been in some time but did not disappoint. Service and food was well above average.

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2.0Dined on January 13, 2018

My husband and I had eaten at Cafe Panache in the past and had enjoyed the restaurant. On this particular evening we were dining with another couple. We had a 6pm reservation, the dinner moved along nicely and we were enjoying it up until the very end of our meal. At around 8:30 we had paid the check and were finishing up our wine and one remaining dessert on the table. The manager walked over to us and simply said "our next reservation is here". We were all stunned, we had never been to a restaurant where we were basically told to leave. We had a 6pm reservation, no where did it state it was a 6pm "seating" where we expected to have a firm time to end our dining. This left us with a poor taste in our mouths and we will not be returning.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Exceptional

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Another excellent dinner at one of our favorite restaurants!

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Everything was great.

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4.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Overall the food was quite good except that the rolls had an unpleasant after-taste.
The fillet mignon was good and well prepared.
The venison was generous, tasty, and well prepared, however I think Cafe 37 does it even better.
Always appreciate a very good BYO restaurant.

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

One word. Superb. Has few peers in area. Should be at top of Open Tables rankings. Any less a disfavor to your patrons

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Turning out top notch cuisine for years...a "foodie" destination. Duck is always sublime.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Elegant cuisine and fine service. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was delicious. The next time we go I will try to reserve a table for 2 with more privacy. Many of the tables for 2 were too close together.

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