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“Old classic that used to be very good”
Review of Restaurant 1985 - CLOSED

Restaurant 1985
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: very well known upscale restaurant by chef Willy Dinnelmann. It is listed in Frommers Guidebook and others. French Swiss cuisine with a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for its wine list.
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Had lunch with family at this classic restaurant in Panama City. We have been clients since it opened more than 30 years ago. This used to be one of Panama´s best restaurant, european menu with tropical ingredients, however the place looked lacking maintenance, with old unclean furniture and the food - sorry to say - was mediocre at best. We were 3 people and everything from entree, main dish & sides and one desert ( worst chocolate mousse in years ! ) was at best mediocre. Service we have to say, was very good and efficient.

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Thank Ancon
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3 - 7 of 69 reviews

Reviewed 12 July 2017

Willy Diggelman is an excellent chef. He bought a competitor many years ago, and he now owns the Rincon Suizo and 1985. The Swiss side offers obviously swiss cuisine and 1985 offers French. He also has a good wine cellar.

Thank Gobernador57
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

When we go to PC, we always go here. It's a classy restaurant with good food. The service is great. It's within walking distance from the hotel.

Thank BonnieBoquete
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Excellent food and I attend a monthly luncheon. The food is French/Swiss and is excellent. There are rooms for groups where I've seen up to 35-40 gentlemen eating together.

Excellent wine selection.

NOT shorts friendly. You can get by with jeans and a collared shirt, but Panamanians like to dress at least in business casual.

Thank Eric C
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

The service makes you feel like you stepped back in time - relaxed, attentive and charming. The food is rich and delicious. Very large wine list.

Thank Chocolate666
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