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Review of Riesen

Riesen
Ranked #10 of 1,249 Restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We picked Riesen based on its innovation and on previous reviews. We were not disappointed.

We went on a Monday evening - relatively early - so were not surprised to be the only ones dining (at least for the first few courses).

My expectation of a special dining experience is to be delightfully surprised with unexpected flavours, and combinations. Riesen certainly delivered in this respect. From the unusual cocktail at the outset, through the 5-course tasting menu, there were surprises at every turn: pickled radish, octopus, yoghurt crisps and more.

The fact that, without much reflection, I selected a Catena Malbec that turned out to be sensational (and not madly priced) made the evening really special.

$60 per person, $40 for the wine. A fantastic foodie experience.

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Outstanding meal and excellent service. Menu is fixed price, tapas-style dinner that takes advantage of fresh, local produce. Probably one of the most creative chiefs we have encountered anywhere in the world. Do not miss this place if you are in Panama City.

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great place.....Menu was unique & food was delicious, Service was outstanding. 6+ Rating. Excellent +

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Reviewed 10 February 2017

We had high hopes for this set menu restaurant. The portions were quite small. The service staff were confused at times and acted as if working in a restaurant was new to them. For example they had trouble trying to figure out where to put a bottle of wine on the table and what to put it on. It took three people to settle our bottle of wine. The soup tasted good but was literally 4-5 spoons full. And the server tried to take it away even before I had finished. The main fish course of octopus was so tough as to be inedible. We heard people at another table also complain about the octopus. The roast duck dish was good but again a small portion and a disappointment. While previous reviews have been good our meal was perhaps our worst in five days in Panama City.

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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Unsure if it is always a price fixed set menu, but the night we went the menu was set and it was $60/pp. Food was pure, organic, local and delicious. Chef came out with each course to describe. The flavors were so well thought out and we loved the food! Wine list was on higher end and limited but we'll paired with dinner.

Thank LisaB922
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