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Restaurant 1985

French, European, Swiss
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cL. Eusebio A. Morales | near El Panama Hotel and Las Vegas Suites hotel, Panama City, Panama
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Panama City, Panama
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
Santa Clara, Panama
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128 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
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
Panama City, Panama
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107 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

My partners and myself ate there in the private "salon" Dec, 2nd.The service is still excellent and I concentrated on grouper smoked (cold) as a starter and continued with warm grouper.Both excellent with wonderful sauces.My friends,who had tongue and meat with four sauces ,delighted.Willy came by at the end and said hello and he also saw us off outside before... More 

Thank CFNordstrom
Livermore, CO
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Excellent service - Excellent staff - Excellent food!!! We wandered around a few blocks from our hotel looking for a nice dinner place, we saw 1985 and decided to go in for a glass of wine! Justa (could be spelling it wrong) took care of us at the bar - at his suggestion we started with a cheese plate that... More 

Thank Beachlover49
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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188 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Got surprised with this restaurant! Very nice, and extensive menu, prices are really good. The service is good, and great selection. I love the atmosphere, and lot of parking space. Loved the Risotto, the Lobster Bisque was OK, and the cheese cake was also very good. I also liked a Corvina was a sauce.

1 Thank lolinstar
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

A lot has been said about the food here - there's not much I can add: well prepared dishes (I fondly remember my prawns in a perfect tomato cream) in a nice atmosphere with professional service. The best aspect, though, is the wine list: plenty of great wines at the perfect drinking age, e.g. a 1997 Puligny Montrachet by Latour... More 

1 Thank DanielB2104
Panama City, Panama, Panama
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

This place is for luxury or fine dining. Be advised that it will be appropriate to be business attired or business casual. Just an advise, but it is not highly demanded. You will notice though, that the place and decor may go along with the dress code. Very good service and fast! Which is very important. Pricing depends on what... More 

1 Thank Luis507
Sarasota, Florida
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Classic French food that deservies a "10". Service is a "Chinese Fire Drill". Got butter, but no bread. Ask for wine list. Forget it. Ordered two glasses of wine instead. Adjoining table of locals had their order taken by the owner who talked to none else in the room. Would go back for the food, but be prepared for the... More 

1 Thank Joseph M
Grenoble, France
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82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

fantastic wine menu. I thoroughly enjoyed the chateau margeaux 1970 which was a pure delice! I reccommend it without hessitation. The food was great. I chose from the daily menu and the portions were great apart from the ravioli which was quite small even if delicious. Service also 5 star.

1 Thank Bill M
Edmonton, Canada
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496 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015

My wife and I had the pleasure of enjoying a wonderful lunch at 1985 with friends. The meals that each of us ordered (after taking a chunk of each other's plate) were awesome.....except the fish fillets with lemon sauce that my wife ordered. Whether or not those particular fillets were old or frozen too long it didn't steer the rest... More 

2 Thank Richard L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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French, European, Swiss
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: cL. Eusebio A. Morales | near El Panama Hotel and Las Vegas Suites hotel, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
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.

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