Nineteen - XIX
Nineteen - XIX

Nineteen - XIX

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nineteenrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2157901919
  • Hours of Operation:
    Café Breakfast:

    Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am

    Saturday: 6:30am - 11:30am

    Sunday: 6:30am - 11:00am



    Lunch:

    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm



    Dinner:

    Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm -10:30pm



    Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 2:00pm



    Late Night Light Menu:

    Friday - Saturday: 11:00pm - 12:00am



    Bar:

    Sunday - Wednesday: 2:00pm - 12:30am

    Thursday - Friday: 2:00pm - 2:00am

    Saturday: 12:30pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Richard Hebben
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: State of the art Bang & Olufsen sound system. Musical accommodations artfully chosen by international music stylist Mark Barrott

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Walnut Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is available off Chancellor Court at the entrance to Hyatt at The Bellevue Hotel. Hotel parking is available off Broad & Locust Streets in the Bellevue Garage with special rates for diners. $16.50.



    Special parking rates for lunch and dinner. Any 3 hour period up to 5pm is $6.50. Any 3 hour period after 5pm is $10.00.
A word from Nineteen - XIX
Nineteen is an American Brasserie, café, bar & restaurant featuring sweeping views of the city's skyline from the 19th floor of the Hyatt at The Bellevue. Philadelphia's "highest" restaurant offers a seafood centric menu of new American dishes in a stylish atmosphere that combines the building's historic architectural elements with a warm & inviting design scheme.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Nineteen - XIX reviews from OpenTable diners
190 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (142)romantic (128)special occasion (124)fit for foodies (67)great for outdoor dining (46)good for groups (45)great for lunch (43)notable wine list (37)great for brunch (33)vibrant bar scene (25)hot spot (19)neighborhood gem (17)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • Worth the view that's it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Came here for a special occasion, was a little early so went to the bar until our table was ready. The bar was awesome great views and a cool atmosphere drinks were a little pricy but they were strong. We sat at a table by the windows but there was a draft and it was freezing. Our waiter took forever to come over to us for the first time. The calamari was good as an appetizer but we waited almost an hour for our actual meals. I ordered the scallop entree and when it came out I was shocked to see three scallops on a plate with some corn. Not worth the price tag on it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was my second time here. The first time was good, so I brought my family this time. It was a bad experience. Dinner took over 3 hours. The service was poor. I'm not sure if they were understaffed or just inattentive? The food was okay, and over priced. They offered to compensate us for the extra waiting by a free glass of wine, after we had purchased a bottle already. They ended up charging us extra for that "complimentary" wine. It's a beautiful atmosphere, but unfortunately I won't be going back again, nor recommending it to anyone.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little disappointing
    moez
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    While our server was excellent and very accommodating I would definitely re-think my entree choice if I return. I've been to Spain and authentic Spanish restaurants in other major cities so I know good paella. XIX boasts being a seafood centric restaurant so I expected their paella to be very good. It came with 2 tiny clams and 2 tiny mussels--- no chicken, no chorizo, no other seafood, for $31. My 6 pc. oyster appetizer was disappointing as well---very small oysters. I love the atmosphere here and have been here numerous times, and expected better food to celebrate our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dave
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Just elegant. Always is. Peaceful and beautiful setting. Attentive service and good food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mary
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Wonderful in all regards. A reason to stay in hotel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cafe XIX Fixed Price Menu Treat!
    JluphlVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We love the $22 Fixed Price Menu at Cafe XIX. Appetizers & Desserts are on buffet and there is a great selection of Entrees to order. The views are spectacular & the ambience is elegant, but comfortable. Big shout out to Luba & Anowar for consistently excellent professional service. We eat here frequently and everything on the menu is delicious. One of the best dining spot in Philly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as Always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Wonderful food, a great view, excellent service. We were celebrating a friend's birthday and she was delighted.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • City Gem
    SecretReviewer
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Good Food, Below Fair Service, Great Atmosphere! Waitress was all over the place and not as attentive to our needs. Bill pay couldn't find her. Table had a great view of the city. The public restroom was an elevator floor down and not fun to do in the middle of a meal. Pleasant host & great Mimosas!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    While this is probably not as trendy a restaurant as others in the City, the food was top notch. Caesar salad was perfectly dressed. Steak frites was terrific, osso bucco was wonderful. Calamari was very good - could be a little more tender. Desserts could use a little more oomph. Overall we would be happy to go again. Our service was not great, but the food made up for it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and decor
    LouBrolic
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    There is not much not to like about XIX. We did arrive on a busy Saturday night and there was a large party in the main dining area which took up a lot of space and in turn led us to be seated at a table that would be within inches of another party. We asked to be moved to a table with a bit more privacy with no problem. The décor of the hotel and the restaurant are excellent establishing a romantic and relaxing mood. The grilled squid salad appetizer was excellent as was my scallops dinner that had a very interesting mix of crab and corn. The best part as always was desert, where the caramel apple flan type cake with ice cream was the perfect balance of not too sweet and creamy. Overall, excellent dinner and a great time in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thank you!
    tibby
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Outstanding atmosphere, excellent customer service, with delicious entrees to accent this spectacular restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • people7000VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Great food and service as always. Server made sure we were out in time for the opera.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Dining
    EmilH
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We enjoyed our dinning experience. Disappointed we were not informed (when we reserved) the main dining room was being used for a private party.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Need Romance? HERE!
    PhillyRomance
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Gentlemen, need a romantic place to go? With atmosphere? Great food? Excellent service? Beautiful views? This is it! It was so romantic that after a week I am still hearing about it; not just me, but her family, friends, co-workers! We planned to sit inside but were told we could sit earlier if we wanted to sit on the balcony; perfect idea! Gorgeous view! Food was fantastic and service was awesome. Price was very reasonable. Make sure you dress; it is fine dining and one should dress like it! Take your wife/girlfriend and you will know that this is what she wants! It was so good that my girlfriend has now offered to spring for the room in the Bellevue and dinner at XIX! XIX has made a fan and I will return. PERFECT ROMANCE!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 10 Anniversary
    Ten10X
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It was an amazing experience dinning at XIX...while seating us the waiter congratulated our 10yr celebration by offering two glasses of champagne. Through out the evening he continued with wonderful service. We later had cocktails at the bar. Then took pictures for keepsake in the cafe out door eating area. Talk to others while enjoying the scenery. Altogether an amazing 10yr celebration at XIX...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect setting
    Dahlia1776VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had a lovely dinner on one of the outdoor balcony's that lucky for us, faced the sunset. Dominic, our waiter, was fabulous and provided us with a perfect dining experience. We will be back again, often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • soso
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The decor was great, cocktails great but the food not so much. The rice in my paella was uncooked.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Beautiful location; good food
    Barbee624
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    XIX is a beautiful restaurant that we visited during restaurant week. The food was very good, just not a lot of it (small portions--could have been due to restaurant week menu). It is a bit loud in there due to the layout of the room (large open rotunda). We were disappointed with their cocktails (we ordered a top shelf vodka martini that was almost undrinkable because it was so strong/bitter). Replaced with one that wasn't much better. Worst martini ever! Service was just so-so. Dishes came out too fast (we felt rushed even though the place was not overly crowded). The waitress was not overly attentive and towards the end of our meal completely ignored us. Brought the check without asking if we needed anything else (i.e. coffee)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant week outing
    CheyenneVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Me and my friend came here for restaurant week, I tried to order a drink at the bar while waiting for my friend. Took the bartender like 5 mins to get with me even though I was sitting there for a good amount of time, and even took another person that had just walked up before me. Finally got my cocktail which was yummy. We got seated and our waiter took about 10 mins to greet us. He kind of argued with us about the dessert menu which was completely different than it was online. My first course was good, small portions though. My second course the red snapped was not too good. And the veal my friend had also wasnt anything to write home about. Didnt like my dessert either. Our waiter was so slow until it was time to give us the check. Eh
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 10's
    XIX19
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I was very happy with this selection. It would be every nice if I were able to take advantage of the happy hour specials, considering did make table reservations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous inside and out!
    Megh
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Decor, food, and service were all excellent! Absolutely nothing to complain about. We went for restaurant week so it was nice to experience a "fancy" restaurant for a reasonable price. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A solid "occasion" venue
    makosphere
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    An amazingly beautiful space with epic skyline views, great service, and good traditional/american/european food. Nice presentation/plating and portion sizes are just right. Dessert (a mousse with salted caramel and flourless chocolate cake w/raspberry mousse) was superb.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A joke
    MrHabesha215
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food was terrible. I read some reviews that stated terrible food. But when I had a chance to taste it. I figured it was a joke. I couldn't believe it. Red snapper tasteless and the Lima beans were like rocks.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible Experience
    foodaholic01
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I had reservations however I went back to modify it and when I arrived they said they never received and I had to sit in a makeshift lobby area where they put tables and chairs. Next, I thought the purpose of restaurant week was to put your best dishes out to make people want to come back?? Nope food was horrible! All courses horrible. Worst food I've tasted in years possible ever. Portions so small its an insult to the customer. Be advised they have this ridiculous policy to hold an additional 20 to 40% extra on your card when you pay with a credit or debit card. This is not a hotel. And you have to wait days before it changes. They don't even tell u...I checked my account and they took way more money out than I signed for. Overatted
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exquisite
    FoodieFrenzy
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I decided to book a reservation for 3 just to see what the rave was all about. I was 100% satisfied with the waitstaff..the ambiance...the decorum.. (the giant pearl chandelier had me in awe...I LOVE pearls). All courses were delicious! Portions were that of fine dining so expect that. But the total experience was for a 3 in my party was a good one. Would definitely recommend and return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week
    Dinefine
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great atmosphere. We dined outside on the balcony. Food was not all that great. My veal was bland and a bit dry. Service was attentive but felt lacking. No explanations or offering of, about the menu. Recommended for a first time experience but not to multiple occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lousy food in a beautiful setting
    BelleVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The service was not very attentive. The entrees arrived cold and appeared to have been pre-made and left sitting out. The desserts sounded and looked wonderful, but were not good and were left uneaten.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing desserts!
    Gabby
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    XIX is a wonderful place with great food! However, my favorite part of the meal were the amazing desserts by pastry chef Bradley Howell! My party got different desserts and I tried them all and they were all flawless. The service was also great and the ambiance is definitely something else. Make sure to dress up for this place because it is pretty fancy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Couldn't be more wonderful!
    GoSeeDine
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The outdoor seating with breathtaking views was not the only thing remarkable about this restaurant, but the service from our waiters and waitresses is second to none. Everyone who made contact with our table knew we were there to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday, and wished him a happy birthday! I think it was a very simple gesture that certainly went a long way in adding that personal touch. His night was very special. They have my gratitude
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great and elegant place
    Foodie4Life
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This place is beautiful, scenic, romantic (if that's what you need) and the food is great. They have a great wine list and the ambiance is fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unexpected surprise
    AjaiTheFoodie
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    My mother and I decided to try out XIX (Nineteen) at the last minute, but I'm so glad we went. Not knowing what to expect, the restaurant far exceeded anything I could've imagined. Our server was knowledgable of the menu. The food was phenomenal. The teamwork of everyone in thee restaurant was amazing. I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful inside and out
    SickNaasty
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    XIX is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. The beautiful view makes any occasion that much more special. The food was phenomenal as usual and I really enjoyed myself there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for restaurant week!
    CaraBella
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Me and a friend chrcked out XIX for restaurant week and it was perfect. We had a table outside with an amazing view, the service was beyond exceptional and the food tasted magnificent as well. I will definitely be going back. I want to check out their afternoom tea!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stacey
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I chose XIX again for restaurant week because I enjoyed it so much the last time. I had lunch on 9/16/14 with a friend. I had the prime rib panini and it was so delicious, I asked another friend to go back the next day. This is where the problem occured. The prime rib panini was still on the menu, but they ran out. This was very disappointing since I thinking about that sandwich all that morning. The substitute was a turkey pastrami panini. It was horrible. I feel the restaurant knew that their restaurant would be busy during this time and they were not prepared.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try it!
    Lov2dine
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The wait staff was pleasant and courteous, the food delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. My companions were also extremely satisfied with my choice in restaurants and their meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service!
    Fashionista1980
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The restaurant is beautiful. Great staff. They were kind and helpful. I would definitely recommend to a friend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The ambiance is nice but the food was not the best. The service was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great atmosphere; Mediocre food
    Tulipa333
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Went for restaurant week. Appetizer: I ordered steak ceviche- barely had any flavor at all; super bland. For entree i ordered grouper- way over cooked and barely spiced; rubbery & bland. Dessert was ok.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FoodLover
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    It was good. They over charged me, but fixed the charges with my bank.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant wk
    Sjfoodie29
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I have been here before not during restaurant week and everything was great which prompted me to go back however I was disappointed with the service this time and the portions were small. I ordered and additional appetizer on the regular menu at full price which I received 4 shrimp as that shrimp cocktail appetizer. They were jumbo shrimp however the accompaniments that were listed on the preparation were not present and 4shrimp for $20?
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet