Paname French Restaurant

4.2
203 reviews
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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!
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PRICED FIXED DINNER 3 COURSE $ 43

BEST VALUE IN TOWN PRICE FIXED DINNER 3 COURSE $ 43 PER PERSON

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 24, 2019

Ends: January 25, 2118

Availability: Daily 4:00PM-6:00PM

HAPPY HOUR AT BAR 3 COURSE DINNER $ 43 GREAT VALUE

ENJOY $7 GLASS OF WINE AT THE BAR

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 31, 2018

Ends: September 1, 2117

Availability: Mon-Sat 6:15PM-9:00PM

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What 203 People Are Saying
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CO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 4 women on our annual trip to NY City. We had a wonderful meal in a relaxed restaurant. Our waitress was wonderful and even changed the wine we ordered when we didn't like it. I would recommend the restaurant without hesitation.

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New York Area
78 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Dinner--Prix fixe: Amuse bouche, hot bread and butter, delicious appetizers (soup, lentils this time), mains (duck is superb, signature cod is delicious), sorbet, cookies, dessert (baked apple-- sooo wonderful). Friendly service, quaint ambiance, even the low backgrpund music is charming and appropriate. The drinks are good and generous. Love Paname!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was great, but the service was extremely slow

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L
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent service, food, ambience.

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d
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

It was not a good experience. The food is not what it describes . We wont recommend it .

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A
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time dining here. Everything is fresh, beautifully prepared and served. My appetizer was pate with cornichons and my husband had a caesar salad. Main courses perfect. I had duck with very crispy skin and my husband ate steak. All in all we loved our meal. Definitely will be back.

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E
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A neighborhood gem! Food, service, hospitality, ambience are all in one package at this French bistro. In addition to a la carte, Paname offers a prix fixe dinner, with additional daily specials. The dishes are tasty, hearty, and nicely presented. We had the vegetable soup, Caesar salad, Boeuf bourguignon, and the bouillabaisse, which was so filling we took home our desserts (baked apples--a wonderful dessert option too rarely seen), but not before we had coffee. Can't wait to go back!

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g
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience as always. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming and the service is courteous and professional. Dinner was delicious and all of the additions from a mushroom torte to the sorbet and cookies completes the dining experience!

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F
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from San Diego and our first time at the restaurant. We loved everything about it and will include it in all future visits.

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MH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very French,,very creative,,very delicious, very worthy pricing,what morE could you want..?
Love this place..

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F
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Nice food and friendly staff
I would just change the music

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

awesome duck
Great pesto tomatoes appetizer
I hope u have duck all year round

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Brunch menu shown on open table is not actually available. No options for vegetarians. Lentil salad which was represented as vegetarian came with bacon in it. Other dishes were mediocre. Very unpleasant experience!!

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R
New York Area
182 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Terrific food at a very reasonable price 👍🏼

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AC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner at Panama Restaurant last Friday evening. Everyone in our small party ordered different meals and none of us were disappointed. The variety of meals on the menu is something else! Also, their wine selection is quite good. The atmosphere in the restaurant was quite nice for a Friday evening - quiet and relaxed. Overall we had a lovely dining experience at Panama French Restaurant.

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HM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely spot on the East Side for a comfortable French meal.

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GT
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A classic bistro in the East 50s, with a terrific prix fixe lunch menu. Perfect for business conversations

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d
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

great place for a first date even if your 64! service was very good and the martini had my date very happy!

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RS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Appetizer - YUMMM!
Main Course - WOWWZA HELLA GOOD!
Dessert - Eeeesh, skip this one...

Go for the boozy brunch and leave with your tummy and wallet quite happy! Lovely ambiance, super friendly and sweet staff, and, as already said, the fooood was awwwwesome (except the dessert..)!

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paname is a neighborhood favorite and always pleases for an impromptu meal with friends and family, a business lunch, or a romantic date. And they go the second mile when you’re hosting a special event, professional or personal. I hosted a Valentine’s Lunch at Paname and was thrilled with the outcome. The table was set beautifully. The service was attentive, graceful, and friendly. The food arrived with little wait and was just delicious and beautifully presented. The staff and it’s ownership deserve nothing but high marks and praise. Thank you, Paname and its superb staff and beloved owner, Bernard for being best in class, serving food from the heart!

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LS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cuisine and very nice atmosphere. Friendly staff.

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R
New York Area
182 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrating my aunts 92nd birthday for lunch. Great value for terrific food and superb service 👍🏼

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service!

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MS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The atmosphere/design is not formal, or attractive. Room feels cold, and old. There's a small bar in the back that doesn't look comfortable, and the television was playing loudly which seemed tacky for a French restaurant. The food, on the other hand was very good.

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YC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

The food was Amazing. The service very good. The place can be remodel to a better decore.

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C
Washington DC
114 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A WONDERFUL NEIGHBORHOOD FRENCH BISTRO

Wonderfully fitted out as a Parisian bistro, this restaurant delivers well made and flavorful French Bistro fare. The prices are moderate, the wine list has affordable choices, and the staff are attentive and the owner ever watchful. Highly recommended.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

On a Monday early evening we went for dinner, before a jazz concert. We were served by a very helpful and friendly (and unobtrusive) waitress. We were given a complimentary mushroom moose for starters, which went nicely with the Malbec we ordered. With warm baguette we were served soft (but of course) butter. We both had the prix fixe menu. I ordered escargot de bourbogne in baby potatoes: delicious, but you had better like garlic! Laura order the crab cakes with remoulade: lots of crab meat, delicious remoulade. We were then given complimentary lemon sorbet as a palette cleanser. As an entree I ordered the pork scallopini, a twist on a classic dish, served with a thick gravy; Laura ordered the cod a la nicoise tomato fondant. For dessert I ordered flourless chocolate cake and Laura ordered the Crème brûlée. Everything was delicious, perfectly cooked, nicely presented. Service was outstanding and unobtrusive. I have come to prefer bistros of this sort over 'hot spots' featuring the star-chef-inspired cuisine which so often disappoints but never fails to be expensive. Paname is a New York gem. I highly recommend it.

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JK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

They had us wait 45 minutes for our table. There was a party of around 12 people who sat for 4 hours. One of our dishes (a chicken dish) was very dry, we had to send it back. Also another dish (a pasta with vodka sauce) was too watery. This visit wasn't good. We had a better experience a few weeks before.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place for business meal, not expensive at all

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AR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything top notch as always! Great food, great atmosphere

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RS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Our third visit to this restaurant. It is nice to have a midtown East neighborhood restaurant like Paname with both good food and a QUIET atmosphere.

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GP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Chose this restaurant based on a 4.5 star average rating - which is insane. Restaurant empty at 7:30 pm on a Thursday night, food was horrible - even the standard french onion soup was bad. Never again.

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ME
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The room is basic Second Ave. with art as ambiance. Our four all took the $43 prix-fixe and each of us was delighted. Service was attentive, the 2015 Beaune and 2012 St. Em delightful and gently priced and we left having thought we found a secret.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Ok nothing special

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JK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Very nice ambiance. Looking forward to my next visit.

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R
New York Area
182 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a birthday tonight at the restaurant and had an outstanding meal. The owner/chef was very gracious and cooked up a great dinner for us. It is truly a neighborhood gem👍

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N
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good set lunch, the cod is amazing!

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LF
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Panama is one of the few restaurants we keep returning too. Its in the neighborhood and consistently delicious. The food, especially the desserts, are presented artfully, beautifully, scrumptiously.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

One of the worst meals I’ve ever had.

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f
New York Area
464 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

No one to greet us at the door. A waitress eventually seated us, saying the good tables were reserved. (We did have an Open Table reservation.)
The prix fixe had lots of choices, some with supplements. Duck was seriously dried out and stringy.
Lots of regulars, so they must be doing something right. There are better French restaurants in the neighborhood.

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