30 years in business, Café Panache, an elegant BYO located in the center of downtown Ramsey, serves boldly flavored seasonal cuisine. Chef-Owner Kevin Kohler believes in freshness and simplicity of food. A building renovation in 2009 placed Panache prominently on the skyline of this small New Jersey town and added a front room and 30 extra seats. Tall windows across the front of the addition create a lighter, airier ambience in the new dining room, combined with warm hued walls of the existing main dining room allows for two very unique dining atmospheres. Experienced staff is courteous and professional and consistently attentive. Café Panache consistently receives Top Food and Top Service ratings from Zagat. On any given night, patrons could be regulars, which provides a uniquely friendly setting.
"Chef-owner Kevin Kohler tantalizes the "sophisticated" set with an "exceptional" seasonal menu and "seamless" service at this "top-drawer" Eclectic BYO, the epitome of "big-ticket" dining in Ramsey; a "refreshingly elegant" setting."
"Kohler is adept at making clean and healthy eating a pleasure, not a prescription. That holds true whether you’re having one of his fresh vegetable salads at lunch or indulging in his signature braised filet mignon ravioli at dinner."
-NEW JERSEY MONTHLY, 2012
Café Panache incorporates all natural, farm-fresh produce, and free range live-stock. We take pride in using home-grown ingredients in our signature plates. Check out our farm-to-plate article in NorthJersey.com!Read More
The menu typically consists of eight to ten appetizers and eight to ten entrees, each element freshly prepared (or picked) by the kitchen staff that morning. Special requests are executed smoothly, although the inventiveness of each dish as prepared is something to be experienced. Some of Kohler’s signature dishes include Crispy Wasabi Halibut, Pecan Chicken Breast with Dijon Mustard Sauce or Braised Short Ribs with Dark Beer and Black Molasses.View Menu
Enjoy our signature dishes in comfort and elegance. Our rooms are warm, inviting, and energetic. Whether it's a lunch meeting, a celebration dinner with the family, or a romantic date night, Cafe Panache's atmosphere will leave you with a great experience in fine dining.
Hosting a private event? We offer off-premise catering! In the privacy and ambience of your house, our experienced staff will orchestrate and delivery a meal that will be unforgettable. Contact us to cater your next private party!
"The Way It's Supposed To Be! Simply The Best!" - October 2014
I visit all the newest restaurants in the Ridgewood area, but always come back to Panache, where I am never disappointed!
"Artful Presentations" - ZAGAT, 2014
A go-to place for special occasions, this Ramsey Eclectic delivers artful presentations of inventive, seasonal fare in an elegant setting that’s always packed; while its undoubtedly high-end, BYO helps keep the price down, and attentive, professional service caps an all-around delightful evening.
"Happy 30th Anniversary! Always a great meal and dining experience! - August 2014"
Having been a customer for at least 25 years, I have high expectations from Panache that, with extraordinarily rare exception, have always been met or exceeded.
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Cafe Panache incorporates all natural, farm-fresh produce, and free range live-stock. We take pride in using our home-grown ingredients in our signature plates. Read our farm-to-plate story in NorthJersey.com!.
Hosting a private event? Book one of Cafe Panache's private dining areas today! Call #201-934-0030 with all of the event details, and we will get back to you promptly. Please notify us at least 2 months prior to day of event.
Chef-Owner Kevin Kohler and staff working hard in the kitchen.