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Lessep's Bistro Café is the only authentic French Bistro in Casco Viejo. Owned by legendary Miami Nightlife impresario, Cedric Adegnika, Lessep's offers authentic french food and wine in a quaint and classical Parisian atmosphere. It is as if you were in Paris!
PRICE RANGE
US$13 - US$40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
French, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 14 April 2020

We spent the day in Casco Viejo and found Lessep's for decided to try it for lunch. The service by Fortune was absolutely fabulous. He was very attentive and explained all the dishes. The food came out quickly and was delicious. The french onion soup...was the best I have ever had. Our only regret was we were there only one day and could not return to experience dinner. We travel to Panama regularly and definitely will be back for that dinner. Thanks again for the great service and food. It was quite an experience.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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MonsieurCedric, Owner at Lessep's Bistro Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2020

Dear Ron, Thank you for taking the time to review us and for your nice words! What to say... we are all very delighted that you enjoyed the time spent at Lessep's. And rest assured I will congratulate Fortune on your behalf. We will sure...More

Reviewed 30 March 2020

We happened upon Lessep's while we were staying In Casco Viejo and were thrilled that we did! We had the best service by Fortune....not only did he provide amazing service but he kept us entertained during our meal. The food was the best we had...during our time in the city and we highly recommend you give it a try!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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MonsieurCedric, Owner at Lessep's Bistro Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2020

Dear Cgirl, Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review despite the current situation, we really really appreciate that! We are thrilled that you loved your experience; Fortune will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. Stay safe! We look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 18 March 2020

Authentic and high quality French place in Casco Viejo. Great atmosphere with windows open to the streets. We went twice and had steak, burger, cocktails and beef bourguignon. Everything high quality with fresh ingredients. Would definitely go back next time we are in Panama. Special...thanks to Estuardo who served us on both evenings. He switched fluently between Spanish, French and English and hugely cheered us up over the Coronavirus situation. He’s an asset to the restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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MonsieurCedric, Owner at Lessep's Bistro Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2020

Dear Customer, Thank you kindly for sharing your wonderful experience at Lessep’s! It is a pleasure to read that your waiter, Estuardo, was able to provide you with professional and friendly service during both visits. How wonderful that you have enjoyed our dishes so much....More

Reviewed 18 March 2020

Our last evening in Casco Viejo we had a delightful meal at Lessep"s Bistro Cafe. From the time we entered the restaurant to leaving our waiter Fortune looked after us with great care. The food and service were excellent. I had the sole special, the...fish was filleted right before my eyes and done well, not a single bone left. The french onion soup was the best I have ever eaten and the specialty cafe with liquor made on site was a lovely way to end the meal. Relaxed atmosphere. Thanks and hope to visit again when in Panama.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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MonsieurCedric, Owner at Lessep's Bistro Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2020

Dear Heather, Thank you so much for your kind words, we really appreciate it! We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience, especially given the circumstances. Fortune will certainly be glad to hear your inspiring comments. Thank you for your support and we look...More

Reviewed 17 March 2020

Good food, nice people, cute setting ... we had delicious lemon snapper and sole with the best waiter, Forune’More

Date of visit: March 2020
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MonsieurCedric, Owner at Lessep's Bistro Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2020

Dear Linda, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a great review, especially at such a difficult time, we really appreciate it! We are very glad to read that you had a pleasant experience at Lessep's and that you were able...More

Reviewed 17 March 2020

A small Resturant doing great food and coping well under the restrictions of the Authorities in current situation. As it has lots of doors/ windows onto the two streets, it’s considered open under regulations. Great food and atmosphere and very attentive staff, special thanks to...Estuardo for his service. Pork chop and mushroom sauce was lovely, tender and a tasty accompanying salad. Jim DMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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MonsieurCedric, Owner at Lessep's Bistro Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2020

Dear James, Thank you for your support during this extremely difficult time, it is greatly appreciated! So glad we were able to satisfy you! We look forward to welcome you again under other circumstances! Sincerely yours,

Reviewed 8 March 2020

This is a little bit of Paris in Panama City. Great service with a smile from Estuardo & great suggestions, thank you! The food was delicious and you should try the digestives, the mixologist is a genius! Tres Bien!

Date of visit: March 2020
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MonsieurCedric, Propriétaire at Lessep's Bistro Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2020

Dear Customer, Thank you for the great feedback! On behalf of the team and myself, we’re happy to hear that you really did enjoy your time with us at Lessep’s. We hope to see you again in the near future! Cordialement,

Reviewed 5 March 2020

I had a very entertaining afternoon at @Lessep's Bistro. Where a young man by the name of Fortune brought a very positive upbeat attitude. And also this Eggs Bennedict ... Good times.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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MonsieurCedric, Propriétaire at Lessep's Bistro Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2020

Dear Customer, Many thanks for taking the time to leave this great review! I'm very glad to hear that you really enjoyed your time spent a Lessep's as well as our Eggs Benedict. You may rest assured that your appreciation will be passed on to...More

Reviewed 2 March 2020

It was my first time dinning at a French Restaurant, and was very happy with the service an meal,I would highly recommend this culinary experience. Not to mention the very fair price .

Date of visit: January 2020
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MonsieurCedric, Propriétaire at Lessep's Bistro Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2020

Dear Paul, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a great review, we really appreciate it! We're happy to hear that you had a great French dining experience. We appreciate your patronage and we hope to serve you again soon! Sincerely,

Reviewed 27 February 2020 via mobile

We have had many meals here in Panama city and the Pearl Islands, some of which have been very good, but none can compare to the overall experience we had at Lessep's! The food (we had the cowboy steak with bearnaise sauce and the smoked...salmon as appetizer) was delicious. The steak was cooked to perfectly and the smoked salmon was so very good!! The service was impeccable by Fortune, he was incredibly attentive and gave us a wonderful description of our meals and how it would be prepared, adding another wonderful element to our dining experience here, we highly recommend this place for an exquisite dinner at French restaurant in Panama city!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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MonsieurCedric, Propriétaire at Lessep's Bistro Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2020

Dear Jonathan, Thank you very much for your kind words! We are very flattered that you had such a great time at Lessep's. I will forward your compliments to Fortune and our Chef. It would be wonderful to have you back! Sincerely,

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