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Cafe Panache

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130 East Main Street, Ramsey, NJ 07446 (Franklin Turnpike)
+1 201-934-0030
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Mon - Tue 17:30 - 21:00
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Midland Park, New Jersey
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110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for a romantic dinner and the restaurant is very elegant. People were dressed nicely and the servers were attentive. The food was good, although I had better tuna tartar in other places. So I would say a little overpriced for the food, but you pay for the elegant setting. Overall a nice place for a romantic night... More 

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Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been eating at Cafe Panache for years, even before it was beautifully renovated (and the way it was prior to the renovation was lovely too). The one thing about this restaurant that is far superior to most, is the Chef, I know him as Chef Kevin, buys all of his own ingredients, and everything is made from scratch.... More 

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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very enjoyable evening with very good food and service. The rack of lamb was excellent and filling. I think a touch more vegetables would make it even better. For dessert I couldn't decide between 2 items and the waitress suggested half a serving of each, nice suggestion. This BYOB is quite expensive but a great choice for a special occasion.... More 

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Maywood,New Jersey
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I dined at this upscale restaurant last evening. We were met at the door and immediately brought to our table. Our waitress came over and told us the specials. She knew the menu and how things were cooked. I can not say enough about this place. The staff were all friendly but most of all the food... More 

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Thank JudyS821
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
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98 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Cafe Panache is a local upscale eatery with a loyal local following. We have been there about 4 times in the past 6 years, each with some very good and not so good experiences. So choose carefully. Went there a few weeks ago on a Sunday night. Ordered the oysters to start. They were mediocre, no brine flavor. Tired is... More 

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Thank DHG716
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

For the most part the food is usually excellent but you can tell when Kevin ( owner) is not in the kitchen . All in all really good.

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Thank Frank S
New Jersey
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104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Went here for dinner on a Saturday night with another couple. I had been here before but it was easily 10 years ago. Decor is clean and neat, but not modern in anyway. Service overall was fine, but spotty at times, as though our server had disappeared for 15 minutes at a time. Food was easily the reason to come... More 

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Thank JessterCPA
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59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

My husband and I joined my two sisters and their spouses for a pre-Christmas dinner at Cafe Panache, which is the favorite restaurant of the sister who lives in nearby Allendale. The service staff was excellent. The food was excellent -- I had a steak which may have been one of the best, if not the best that I've had... More 

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Thank 305E40th4J
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Staff impeccable. This is not your mothers "foo-foo" French restaurant . Local food with wonderful presentation and appropriate portions. Love boar , rabbit and venison . Fish outstanding. Sauces second to none. Dessert only disappointment . Average at best. Moderately expensive but great value for what you get.

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Newark, New Jersey
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We have been coming to Cafe Panache for large and small groups once or twice a year since they opened, and have yet to be disappointed a single time. The service is professional, although some of the supporting staff beyond the primary waiters seems a little lost at times - but not to the detriment of the experience. This restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
American, French, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 East Main Street, Ramsey, NJ 07446
    (Franklin Turnpike)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Ramsey
  • Phone Number: +1 201-934-0030

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?