Global flavors. Locally-rooted. World-class cuisine ~ that truly knows its place. At 1919, we are passionately committed to offering up the freshest organic and local ingredients for each and every dish we create. We believe in sourcing all our menu components with social consciousness and always at the pinnacle of good taste. We place the highest value on hand-selecting products that are local, artisanal, and homemade in order to craft food that is truly flavor-forward ~ served up fresh and with a contemporary flair ~ from our kitchen to your table. Subdued elegance in a space generous enough for conviviality, yet private enough to provoke intimate conversation. Visitors to our dining salon will attest: The only onlooker here is the ocean. In The Year 1919 The Condado Vanderbilt Hotel was built by the legendary Vanderbilt family under the direction of renowned architect Whitney Warren whose other landmark designs include Grand Central Terminal
Welcome to Zest, an avant-garde culinary experience that takes you beneath the waves with special visual effects including dancing ripples on the walls, an ocean surface simulation on the ceiling, illuminated floors, and a cascading waterfall by the bar. Zest, located on the hotel's lobby level, welcomes guests with an amazing sub-aquatic atmosphere and "modern-latino cuisine" menu featuring sustainability-sourced ingredients. A feast for all senses, Executive Chef Raul Correa, has a unique style of cooking which embraces sensory & food science, as he infuses each dish with a distinct scent meant to stimulate every sense. It’s local, it’s innovative, and it’s absolutely delicious.