To Café Panache

33 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.

  • OpenTable Diner's Choice Winner 2017
  • #1 "Eclectic" and Top 5 “Most Popular" for more than 20 years in Zagat
  • Top Food and Top Service for over 30 years in Zagat
  • ½ Stars, Bergen Record July 2014

"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."

-ZAGAT 2011

"Kohler's passion for flavor and finesse is even more evident on the plate–in a captivating puréed artichoke soup, a stupendous red wine-shallot marmalade on a flawless filet mignon, or an ice cream flavor of the day like port wine with cherries. Panache lives up to its name."


Welcome! To Cafe Panache

From the Farm...

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!

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To The Kitchen...

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.

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To the table.

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!

Private Party Info

Sample Menu

Lunch Menu

  • Soup du Jour

    Ask about our soup of the day.

  • . . .
  • Delacato Squash Bisque Pears and Brown Butter 12

  • Red Delicious Apple Endive Roquefort Salad 14

  • Lobster Soup with Mussels and Saffron Cream 14

  • Abma's Farm Tuscan Kale Salad Lemon Reggiano Parmesan 15

  • Salad Panache, Warm Goat Cheese Salad Walnuts & Beets 15

  • Hand Made Pumpkin Triangoli Pasta Sage BrownButter 14

  • Abma's Farm Arugula Woodland Mushrooms & Truffle Oil 16

  • Abma's Garden Salad of Baby Lettuces Foie Gras Crostini 14

  • Tuna Tartar with Sesame Seaweed Salad 16

Dinner Menu

  • Grilled Mahi Mahi 30

    Sautéed Vegetables Fennel Olive Vinaigrette

  • Atlantic Salmon Filet 30

    Black Forbidden Rice Ginger Tai Style Sauce

  • Crispy Yellow Fin Tuna 30

    Puffed Basmati Rice, Wasabi Sake

  • Filet Mignon Ravioli 30

    with Maitake Mushrooms and Truffle Butter

  • Roasted Berkshire Pork Chop 30

    with Clove Maple Apple Cider

  • Braised Filet Mignon 39

    Sautéed Mushrooms Burgundy Wine Bordelaise

  • Crispy Confit Duckling Medium Rare Breast 34

    in a Cinnamon Apple Caramel sauce

  • Saddle of Venison 39

    Black Pepper Crust Cranberry Juniper Game Sauce

Contact Us

If you would like to get in touch with us, please send any questions or concerns to info@cafepanachenj.com.

Business Hours

  • MON
  • Lunch 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Dinner 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • FRI
  • Lunch 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • SAT
  • Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • December to Mid-March–OPEN 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Mid-March to November–CLOSED

Phone Number

  • #201-934-0030


  • Cafe Panache
  • 130 E. Main St.
  • Ramsey, NJ 07446


Farm Fresh

Farm Fresh

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!.

Private Events

Private Events

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.

To The Kitchen

To the Kitchen

Chef-Owner Kevin Kohler and staff working hard in the kitchen.