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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Nineteen - XIX reviews from OpenTable diners
192 reviews since April 1 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (141)special occasion (130)romantic (123)fit for foodies (53)great for brunch (53)good for groups (42)notable wine list (38)great for lunch (37)great for outdoor dining (33)vibrant bar scene (31)hot spot (16)late-night find (16)neighborhood gem (16)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • Not the best
    frequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I'm not sure if we were here on a bad night however I do not think I will be dining here again. The service was very poor we were seated on the balcony and after 20 mins of waiting were never greeted by a server. After being moved the service was still lacking. They had a large party in the back dining room a wedding I believe and maybe this was the reason for the poor service. The food was just ok nothing impressive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • XIX
    mrhandshake
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I was hoping to give my two guests a peasant experience at lunch and was not disappointed. The decor of XIX is one of the best in the city. Our waiter was very attentive and the food excellent. Both my guests commented, I believe sincerely, that their food was the best.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming
    JWells
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    If you are looking for a romantic night out or simply a meal that will leave you breathless then you should pass on Nineteen. While the patio outside offers a romantic and intimate ambiance the downward decline of food, service, and wine list quickly follow.Upon first glance of the menu their is hope for a few dishes that offer intrigue to your palate. Unfortunately, the service was awful. The imagination of what might have been for a memorable dinner slowly eluded us. I understand that really good food takes time, but 25 mins for a crab cake and two cocktails is unacceptable. Do not dine here it was the most expensive meal while I was in Philadelphia, and without a doubt the worst by far.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 1234
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Had 3 course lunch. Great. Will be back. After the salads and the desserts the was no room for the entree - just; pack it up and take it home.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Worth the Trip or the Money
    Keithschmed
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My wife and me went to XIX on a Saturday night. The service was extremely slow (with only one gentleman server) and the food was only "OK". My wife ordered the scallops for $32, and all that she received were 3 scallops. Not with a special taste, or a unique spice to them, just a plate with 3 scallops. I ordered the Salmon with Alaskan Crab Leg, and it was just OK - nothing special. The Alaskan Crab Leg portion of the meal was a 3" 'sliver' of Alaskan Crab Leg. PS: As much as everyone writes about the 'bar scene' at XIX, we only noticed people walking into the bar area, and then out. Most bar patrons did not stay. I was very disappointed with this reservation.
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  • 5th of july
    AdymVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Wow, how else to end the 4th of July in Philadelphia then on a balcony at XIX. Great service and excellent food. We were accommodated and move from inside to a balcony table. We would see the fireworks from Camden. And to top it off, the couple at the table next to us got engaged right there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date with Grandson
    alarks
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I had a date with my 13 years old grandson last Saturday night and decided to have dinner at XIX. We sat outside, his choice, and it was great! I didn't even have to fight with flies! My red wine was the best I ever had, a Pinot Noir! I had the broiled trout, it had a light garlic butter sauce and was served with green beans and roasted potatoes. It was light but filling! My grandson had the pan seared steak and shoe string fries. He said that it was very good. There were no left overs! We didn't have time for dessert, had tickets to the theater and had to mosey on! I would have loved to linger, perhaps another glass of wine! We had a great view in a comfortable location. The staff were friendly and accommodating! I will be visiting again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1234
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The complete lunch for $22 . was a surprise - buffet first course and buffet desert course. Next time, have the buffet and the buffet and ask to have the entree wrapped to go. Actually, buffets were better than the main.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • And,Again...
    bamm100
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    we were absolutely delighted with XIX. A group of friends goes several times a year for lunch and we go back time and again because of the food,the atmosphere,the staff,the incredible bargain-everything! (Obviously,we all love the buffet. The salads were especially delicious; the flatbreads and the salmon were out-of-this world.) Of course,some times one visit is better than another: perhaps the food offerings are not as varied or special; some times the service might be a little off. But,our most recent lunch was one of our best ever. And,you know how at times,you're satisfied/happy but you think you won't be back for a while? Not us! We're already planning another lunch for as soon as we can all get together again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Sunday brunch was fantastic, an excellent mix of food at the buffet and the main course served at your table. All 4 of our entrees were delicious, and the $4 mimosas hit the spot. Service was great, from our excellent waiter to the friendly hostess. Without any special requests on our part, the restaurant recognized our parents' anniversary with a very special desert plate. Would definitely have brunch at XIX again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great setting, food only ok
    Foodiefan
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This restaurant has a great setting outdoors, with a good view. The service was excellent. The food was just ok, dessert a real disappointment.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable experience
    KarenrVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    A beautiful setting overlooking broad street with the sun setting - very romantic. My husband and I each had the salad with bacon and blue cheese crumbles. The dressing was light and perfect for the salad. My husband had the whoe red snapper, which was perfectly prepared. I had the risotto small plate for ny entree which was served with a nice piece of lobster meet on top of a small skillet of risotto. It was delicious, and quite a substantial small plate, which I was not able to finish. My husband had a chocolate mint desert of some type which he thoroughly enjoyed, and I had a capuccino decaf. The ambiance, the service, the food quality and drinks created a very enjoyable experience. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A fun Piece of History
    Hardtoplease
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This was a fantastic way to appreciate a beautiful example of old Philadelphia in the comfort of elegant dining. The food was incredible, just the right size portions. The staff was friendly and attentive, all around a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most people miss out
    Diner
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    because of the ancient prejudice against hotel restaurants. XIX's food is on a par with the best in the arts district and by no means overpriced. It's a delightful place; the service is good and it is quiet enough that you can actually talk to the other people at your table. (One caveat: the bar,n the night we were there, was---unlike the dining room proper---packed and as loud as any in the neighborhood. I guess I should say the service is good after the waiter finishes his pitch. There is a tendency these days to do a rather hard sell, but once he's finished that, he will leave you alone. In all, it makes a most pleasant evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best lunches in town
    SilverQueenVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    In addition to the 3-course lunch special -- delicious food -- we enjoyed the spacious and light room and the great views of Philadelphia. It's a wonderful place to sit and converse with friends over lunch. Our server was courteous and attentive. I have been here many times and will return and recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful
    Trish
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The place is beautiful, great to sit outside during the summer! Food was delicious! Service was a bit slow but it was also busy. A bit pricey but you get what you pay for!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BEWARE OF GLUTEN
    Windsor
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    They have no idea what gluten is. I took a risk dinging here and they claimed they have gluten free "options" but I had a severe attack after eating here. NEVER AGAIN. Not GLUTEN FREE FRIENDLY.
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  • Garr Pezzano and Tom Sadler
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Staff, ambience and food made this birthday celebration memorable!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner Before a Show
    SDC1
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My first visit here was prior to a Kimmel Center Show. Proximity to Kimmel Center (and Kimmel Center parking) made the logistics really smooth...we parked at KC, picked up our tickets, bounced one block up for dinner, then back to the show....a great night with little walking. The service was perfect...the waiter cared for our every need without being intrusive. The food was tops, a real culinary treat (I had the scallops). The view of Philadelphia downtown was special, but I really liked the old (albeit refurbished) building, truly a work of art. I will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not impressed.....
    cosmo777
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    There are no valet signs outside of XIX, parked outside of Bellevue and ran inside to see where valet was and was told there was a garage next door - I think they should put valet signs on the corner of the property to let you know where it is and the entrance of the restaurant. In any event, bar scene and drinks were ok. The dining room is beautiful, but more for romantic and special occasions. The servings are more on the french side (meaning extremely small), I had the scallops ($32); there were only 3 scallops on my plate in very rich sauce, not even jumbo scallops, just typical size. Was out with girlfriends this night so portion size not a big deal, but would be for a man.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As always...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Never a problem here. Food always very good. Service is the way service is meant to be at a classy restaurant-efficient, friendly, observant, and attentive. Had a little hiccup this visit but it was well taken care of in a proper and PROfessional manner, as they know how to take care of their customers. We will certainly continue to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superficial
    NeilVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Booked reservation for a "special place". Got an average place with a nice view. Servers were rude, wine list was very limited and wine served was not that good. I ordered scallops for dinner and all I got was three very small scallops...more of an appetizer portion for dinner. Left me very hungry. My partner wanted to order fish, but they said they don't de-bone it, so she got a different dish that was slathered in butter. Dinner came in the middle of us eating our appetizers and we sent them back so we could finish. All in all, not very good service, not good food, and way expensive for the quality provided. Will not go back to this place even though it is in our neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    Excellent
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Lovely restaurant , wonderful service and food. Ver attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • must go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The bar was very welcoming, the staff was very friendly. the food is worth every penny. go eat here, then go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    LSPhilly
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I've been to XIX several times but this was the first time I went for Sunday Brunch. I got the Steak entree (and ate several slices of cheesecake lol). I loved the spread of desserts, cheeses and fruit. Everything was delicious! The service was awesome as always.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy Ambience, Very Poor Service
    WFReview
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Despite having enjoyed cocktails a few times at XIX, I would strongly recommend against dinner there -- a severe disappointment. When making a reservation, I noted I was celebrating an anniversary and requested a table on the balcony. Evidently, XIX has a policy of "first-come, first-served" for balcony seating, as we needed to wait a bit (10-15 mins). The theme of waiting continued: 5-10 mins for our server to arrive, then 10-15 mins for our water and drinks, another ~45 mins for bread and our appetizer to be served, another ~15ish mins for our entrees, and another 20 mins after requesting the check. 2-2.5 hour experience in total, despite being one of a handful of tables. We spoke with the manager who only removed 2 drinks from our bill.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing Evening
    foreverfoodie29
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Dined on 06/07 for our wedding anniversary.... Bar area closed for private event... miserable waitress...long wait for drinks and food, no apologies from anyone. Tried to email the manager but could not locate an email address.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant!
    Smith
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We went to XIX - Nineteen restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We would defninitely recommend it! It's a great place for special occasions or for a date night. It's romantic with scenic views, yet a nice place for a small group to meet for lunch or dinner. The food and drinks we wonderful and the staff was friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Very disappointed with service. Food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • anniversary
    jdbull
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We found this place about 5 years ago, what a wonderful restaurant. The view, the bar area. And the food is great. We will be coming here for special moments of celebrations, for a long time to come.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time
    DiningExperts
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Don't know what was better, the spectacular skyline view, the food, the drinks or the service!!! This restaurant is a no brainer!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect date night
    DoctorJVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Excellent unobtrusive service. Wonderful food. Beautiful venue and view. Quiet and cozy spot for a romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere. Good food
    Goodfood
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The atmosphere was great. The food was incredible. But very small portions. Staff was incredibly nice and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Very good, but has slipped a bit
    ktk19147
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I've enjoyed eating here for their wonderful lunch before and was excited to be going back. The fish part of the fish entree, which we both had, was delicious, although we both agreed the vegetables it sat atop of were definitely too salty, and the desserts were also great. I just didn't find the appetizers nearly as interesting or tasty as the last several times I ate there. Normally I find them quite compelling, but this time they seemed just OK. Still I love the setting and the service was great. So it's good, but not as good (at least this visit) as in times past.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic Sunday brunch
    savannahtraveler2013VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    warm greeting upon arrival, then we were seated at a table with great views. Service was efficient and warm, and very accommodating as we wanted to delay our meal so we could talk a bit. No problem. all four of us said the meals were absoutley delicious, and the dessert table well stocked with no the ordinary types of desserts. Would definetly return again with friends. A bargin for $35.00/per for 3 courses.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our waiter made the evening
    Luv2EatOutside
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Our waiter, Wilmer, made the evening. He had good recommendations, was personable and shared many laughs with us. We had dinner and entertainment all in one!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not So Special
    BeeRichardVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    My guest had trout which they enjoyed. My crab salad lack flavor and crab. This was very expensive especially with very little crab. I'll try one more time before burning a bridge.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SPECIAL OCCASION
    BROWNJEFFERSON
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    THE XIX RESTUARANT OFFERS A NICE DINNING EXPERIENCE. THIS RESTUARANT IS A GREAT CHOICE FOR A SPECIAL ROMANTIC OCCASION. THE MENU IS A LITTLE PRICEY FOR THE AMOUNT OF FOOD YOU ACTUALLY RECEIVE BUT THE VIEW FROM THE BALCONY IS AMAZING.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience, 1 problem
    Salsunshine
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Delicious , creative cooking. Gorgeous view. Good service. Beautiful interior....everything very classy. Why then was a customer allowed in wearing shorts, sneakers and a sloppy T shirt? He looked totally out of place amongst the other diners who had dressed appropriately. It was a real shame especially when the restaurant staff and in particular the chef go to such trouble presenting its food and making the evening a really pleasurable experience .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fair- excellent view
    Onlyfair
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    One plus- complementary glasses of champagne for our anniversary. My husband liked the octopus appetizer. Mushroom app was fair - larger mushrooms much too chewy though the rest was good. Excellent osso buco. Scallops were average though entree was lame. One scallop was raw and why ever use canned baby corn?? Cheap Chinese restaurant? Inadequate for price.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.