About 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 and contemporary style. Dessert is not to be missed! Great Bar Menu as well - New York Best Value!

1068 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10022
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, French American, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
3pm Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm dinner reservations are a must for your open table menu

Cross Street:
Between 56th Street & 57th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 207-3737

Website:
http://panamenyc.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Daily 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Paname can accommodate all of your special event needs.

Paname French Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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4.4

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4.0

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4.1

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Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (7)
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Fit for Foodies (4)
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Great for Brunch (2)
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Pre/post Theatre (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Business Meals (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Romantic (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We ordered Prix-Fixe dinner menu. 3 courses at $43(!), and the portion was pretty big. That was very good deal.
And food was very good, and my friend & I both liked the atmosphere. Very cozy and Neighborhood French restaurant.
It seems they have very good brunch menu too. I def try it soon!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The menu has a wide range of options to accomodate almost any taste, and the food was nicely prepared and beautifully presented.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

What a pleasant surprise. Elegantly presented, sumptuous French food, served up in a cozy neighborhood storefront. Little extras like an amuse bouche, soup palate cleanser between courses, and house made cookies to finish the meal, are all unexpected delights. Attentive service capped a perfect dining experience. Will definitely come back for more.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I love Paname. superb food wonderful service. It is a gem and I'm lucky to have it in my neighborhood

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Love this place. Just visited for the third time and it is always welcoming and terrific .

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I really liked the atmosphere; it can be difficult to find quiet restaurants that don't cost an arm and a leg, so to speak. The wait staff answered any questions I had and gave excellent service. The only drawback for me was that the menu only included a few items that I really liked since I'm a picky eater. I generally eat seafood and very little pasta. I had a beet salad to begin with that was so-o delicious. My main course was one of the best chicken dishes I've had in a long time; the fact that wine was used in its sauce probably increased its deliciousness.

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent service and delicious and creative food,,in the French style..great wine choices..and a friendly atmosphere..and youncan hear yourself think here..

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Authentic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Paname has a great prix fixe menu, with a great many options. It's quiet, and the service is unobtrusive. It's almost always empty when we go (Sunday evenings), but it's been around a long time. I hope it continues to thrive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A charming but unpretentious neighborhood French bistro. Caesar salad, crabcake appetizer, boullabaise, and lobster ravioli in cream sauce were traditional but very good (and a good value), and the chocolate volcano dessert was great. Only criticism is that the music from the bar seemed a little loud, though not quite loud enough for us to ask that it be turned down.

What impressed us most on our first visit was that the owner took great pleasure in greeting his guests, many of whom were regulars--we could see why. We'll definitely be going back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very good food and excellent service. The only slightly weak tasting caesar salad was a slight negative. The pork dish was outstanding as was the taster of the cauliflower cream soup. Definitely recommend this restaurant!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food and service! Good atmosphere , pleasant waitress, very good for an early diner or a Saturday brunch.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We went for brunch. Nice menu, very few people there.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent food, excellent atmosphere, excellent service and a great welcome. Thank you Bernard and your team!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The appetizers were excellent - crab cakes, escargot, beet salad. The entrees were excellent - bouillabaisse, sole. The amuse bouches were a nice surprise. Unfortunately, we all had the crème boulet and it wasn't very good. I'm sure if I had any other dessert I would have given them 5 stars for food.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Exceptional service, very good food and some special treats. A great experience!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Paname was absolutely lovely!
We had the prix fixe dinner and it was fantastic!
I had the baby octopus and my partner had the crab cake starter. We both had the lobster ravioli as a main. Everything was amazing!
Our server was terribly pleasant and we enjoyed ourselves immensely.
We will be back!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great food at a great price. Very nice people and very good service.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Gourmet food at more than reasonable prices. I had escargot in little yummy hollowed-out red potatoes and a great garlic-basil dipping sauce, spaghetti bolognese made with ground sirloin and a great chocolate mousse cake. A glass of wine or a cocktail is included in the prix fixe of $28.00. The glass of rose was so good, I had another. Lots of choices in the three offered categories.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Lovely, low-key restaurant with excellent food and a charming staff. The bouillabaisse was delicious – recommend it highly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

This restaurant is truly a wonderful French restaurant in Manhattan. The menu offers many choices. Everything was well prepared and beautifully presented. The chef gives amuse bouchée between courses. We felt as if we were in Paris. This restaurant is truly a neighborhood gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We've enjoyed very much a birthday celebration with friends at Paname. The three-course prix-fixe had plenty of choices, and everyone could taste the various food while sharing the appetizers. The presentation of every plate was outstanding. Service was very attentive and friendly and the quiet ambiance allowed for plenty of conversation. Paname is recommended to any lover of French food in NYC.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The food was phenomenal, everything was tasty and delicious. The place was quiet, great for chatting with friends like I did but also great for a date.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

The service was lovely in this quiet little spot. Unfortunately, the food was not as great. The prix fixe menu has many options, but we wish there had been half as many that were twice as good. We left with fully bellies but probably won't return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Good, not great. Looking at the reviews I thought we had found a truly hidden gem. It's food was good, nothing great though to justify those review. I enjoyed my meal for the price point, but with some many restaurants in the UES, I prob won't return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

What a delightful restaurant with generous portions and attentive staff.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

It feels like home. It's delicious. Inexpensive and great selections of food. I would highly recommend this place for family and friends.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great neighborhood gem. Excellent service. Great bang for your buck 👌🏼

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Lovely bistro w outstanding 2 or 3 course special for lunch. Very good French food, highly recommended for neighborhood eatery.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Our first visit to Panama and it was terrific. The bouillabaisse was excellent and the service could not have been better. The prix fixe dinner was a super buy for only $39.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

It was a wonderful dining experience. Everything was tasty and presented beautifully. Service was excellent and you will not be rushed. Exceptional value for the money.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

It was Bastille day but they had nothing festive for it although French!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Excellent, friendly service; 2 extra tasters - compliments of the chef. A quiet evening, but maybe because of the 4th of July week. Bouillabaisse was very good, the crab cake appetizer a bit too salty, tarte tatin was a baked apple - very tasty, but not the tarte tatin that is like a fried apple upside down cake I am used to. Price value fine.

spoiltfoody
July 7, 2017

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Great value $39 for prix fixe 3 course meal: appetizer, entrée, dessert. Beet salad was ok. Pork with mushrooms and Roasted Chicken were very good entrees and were highlight of the meal. Dessert of sorbet was good, pear being the most delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2017

I loved this restaurant. The food was excellent and the service was fantastic. Would definitely dine here again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Excellent food in a welcoming environment. Attentive staff sensitive to our desire to eat slowly as we chatted. A very nice dining experience and I can see this becoming my neighborhood "go-to" restaurant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We enjoyed the price fixed meal. Each dish was well prepared and beautifully presented. The amuse buche added a nice touch to the meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 5, 2017

- shrimp cocktail was rubbery along with shrimp in bouillabaisse
- what French restaurant doesn't have a wine list? Only "house wines by the glass"
- service slow and uncaring
Definitely NOT the 5 stars it was rated

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Great brunch..for brother's birthday

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

What a delightful dining experience! The food is delicious and plentiful. The service is outstanding and the environment is so welcoming, due in large part to the owner who visits every table to ensure his guest level of satisfaction. Not my first visit and won't be my last!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

A real find. Terrific selections on fixed price menu

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