The Panama Hotel Restaurant
The Panama is proud to present accomplished and versatile musicians as part of your dining experience. We feature local, Bay Area artists every Tues, Wed and Thurs evenings throughout the year from 7-10pm. Dinner reservations recommended.
Have Lunch, Brunch, Dinner or Yappy Hour with your "furry friend". Let us know you are coming by reserving a pet-friendly table.
If your desired time is not available, please call the Panama restaurant.
Great patio and food. Service was ok, perhaps a little stretched.
Lovely restaurant, nestled in a quiet San Rafael, neighborhood. We dined outside on a balmy Thursday evening. Assorted hats hung along the fence, giving it the Panama vibe. Excellent service and food!
Love! Such a fabulous place for a date night.
Chicken and seafood was overcooked
Excellent except for the table location. Terrific pork chop, tender and not dry! Wonderful service. I wanted to try this restaurant for a long time, and I’m really glad I finally did :-)
We sat outside. Might be noise problem inside when they have music
Outside feels so tropical like being on vacation in Hawaii . Salads are visually attractive and delicious. Chairs are comfortable which isn’t true of many restaurants.
We enjoyed a family dinner al fresco on the inviting patio. Food and service we both good. I recommend the Panama Hotel!
Really terrific for summer outside romantic dining. Grfeat music. Noisy if youre inside.
Panama Hotel is my favorite Bay Area restaurant and I live an hour away from it. Lunch in the garden was delicious. Service was very fine, as always. Altogether, a delightful experience, as always.
We enjoyed everything we had both starters and main course. I will say that the stuffed pepper seemed to be almost all grain this time. In prior times it seemed that we had more veg and cheese. That said it was still quite good.
I’ve been coming to The Panama Hotel Restaurant for many, many years. I love to dine outdoors and the ambiance here is delightful. I’ve never had a poor meal, all items are consistently delicious. For this visit my party of three noticed how the restaurant was very understaffed. Our server had tables both inside and out which resulted in very long waits for beverages, food and even our bill.
The patio provided a romantic inviting dining venue. The food is delicious, portions are more than adequate. The lone server did the best she could to meet and greet upon being seated. Overall, wonderful. Staying at the hotel made it very easy to stretch dinner out and enjoy the music.
The Panama Hotel Restaurant is wonderful. Such a great experience that I'd recommend it to anyone.
Pleasant, no pressure service. Unfortunately was too windy to sit outside.
Lovely back patio with flowers and umbrellas. Live music a few days a week, nice easy to listen to. Prices were average for Marin. Brunch was delicious and I've also been for dinner and liked it as well. Service was attentive.
All was great except Dow an over cooked bone in pork chop. Look forward to another dinner I requested special accommodations when I placed the reservations (I am diabetic) but the server did not know anything about it. So I had to request it again in person.
Was happy to introduce Panama Hotel to friends who had never been there. They loved it.
Outside seating is great. Food was not as good as I had expected. Boring rolls, ceviche not so fresh. Salad was excellent. Desert yummy. Service was good. “Old” crowd.
Always fun and relaxed. Great place to meet up with friends. Love the outdoor seating area.
The Panama Hotel is one of my favorite spots for lunch and Friday's lunch did not disappoint. I have 3 or 4 favorites that are hard to choose among (the goat cheese and quinoa stuffed pepper, the calamari fritti salad) but my friend and I shared the burger -- it was great! And plenty to share.
Sitting on the patio is so relaxing, the wait staff is friendly and lets you enjoy being there with no pressure. All good reasons for being my favorite lunch spot.
we sat outside on the porch, so it was very quiet. Inside there was music which is also very nice!!
Brought my friend out to lunch for her birthday. The restaurant was up to her choosing, and, since I have not been here, she's a big fan and thought I would love it. She was right, I definitely did! Thank you!
Love sitting outside on a warm evening. Everything was excellent.
We had a good dinner though it seems as the staff may have changed recently. Service was a little slow and the Caesar salad was forgotten. The items we did eat were very good. We have loved the Panama Hotel for years and hope that they get their current staffing challenges under control.
Love the place! Eat here regularly. Staff is warm and friendly and food is excellent.
Excellent choice summertime lunch
on their patio.
Plenty of shade ......relax with friends
We were greeted promptly by the cheerful hostess and were seated on the patio as requested. Our waitress was very on top of things and tried to do her best to please everybody. Warm dinner what rolls came immediately along with ice water. We ordered some drinks and they let us mull over the menu but were there when we were ready to order. The food is always delicious. The beet salad was excellent as well as the wild mushroom ravioli - seriously great and rich. Someone ordered the burger that Was too big to finish in one sitting and cooked exactly how ordered. The salad was chocked with seafood and lots of other ingredients with a light dressing. We ordered two desserts - a lemon tart and a chocolate sundae that topped off the mail perfectly. Highly recommend this pleasant spot.
I like the ambiance and convenient location as I can walk there. This is a review based on weekend brunch not dinner or lunch. The menu has not changed in eons and this is the second time I waited 10 minutes for a waiter to approach and at least another 20 minutes to receive food. Disappointing when the menu lacks creativity.
Amazing food and service! The pork chop and the salmon dinners were excellent. We would return anytime we are in the area!
Excellent ambience, food, service, and overall enjoyable meal. Thank you.
Indoors dining was just right. Too hot for outside dining that day.
Sitting outdoors is lovely. Our server was excellent and got every order correct despite a large group and lots of customizing the food orders! Food is delicious. I highly recommend this “one of a kind” quaint restaurant.
Food is delicious and creative. Live jazz, fantastic!
It was very nice and crowded as usual but the service was good and so is the food
Dinner on the Patio - quite delightfu on a warm summerly afternoon! Lovely setting, food and service.
I have been going to Panama Hotel for years on special occasions. The food is very good, ambiance is so cozy and beautiful. Wonderful outdoor dining.
The service was lacking. Perhaps they were understaffed. Waitperson barely checked in.
Still going back! Great restsurant.
My high school friends try to meet up at least once a year and sitting on the patio for our latest gathering was the optimal experiance for catching up with long time friends.
Our server started out cute & friendly, she is Czech. We asked her to bring out our order, salad, mussels and salmon in order and NOT all at the same time. Of course, they brought everything out together! The waitress got a little less friendly as we asked her to correct it. She said that she couldn't do anything. We made it work but I can't believe that someone in the kitchen or management didn't catch this.
We celebrated my friend's 80th birthday and all had a terrific time. Thanks for the great hospitality.