1919 Restaurant

4.6
726 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Farm-to-table
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.
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Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Where do I begin ... first of all when we booked this reservation the menu showed as PreFix $75 or $30-50 regular menu ... completely acceptable for a 5 star hotel restaurant ... upon confirmation I was told special PreFix menu for Valentines Day ... no problem ... we received our bill ... $485!!! So not only was the cost almost double $130 for the prefix (which is the easiest of easy - no real work required from the guest or the staff - everyone is getting EXACTLY the same thing) ... for two of us 20% gratuity added automatically - what incentive does that give the wait staff to provide excellent service and $95 for wine pairing and $14 for WATER !!!
Upon arrival our reservation was not in their system despite me showing them our open table app with the info .. we were eventually seated ...
The food was fairly delicious - especially the 1 ravioli - with the exception of the MahiMahi - very bland .. excited for the filet but ... the filet itself was flavorless and was a tiny slice of meat ... I wish I could attach pics of our meal ... bottom line .. we have eaten in some pretty incredible restaurants and had some most amazing meals for much less money - this was NOT one of them ... save yourself the time and money and head to Marmalade in Old San Juan - now that is a meal you will never forget! Also VERY loud ... we felt as if we were yelling at each other to have a conversation

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K
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! The service was amazing and the food was delicious. Thank you!!

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CJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enrique is the best. As always food was amazing, service spot on. Just the best restaurant in the Caribbean

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are return visitors to 1919 and have enjoyed each time. This night was a wine dinner with Banfi.. great food and wine pairings with warm service.. a terrific night

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b
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mouthwatering food, gracious ambiance, and friendly and attentive staff. Wish I lived in Puerto Rico so that I could enjoy again!

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KG
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at 1919. Food and service were wonderful. My husband and I had a lovely romantic evening.

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AS
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excelente food and service. A really nice place. A little overpriced.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the welcoming people at the front to the servers, the sommelier, everybody made it an outstanding experience. The food is just spectacular.

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JK
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice setting for a quiet, intimate dinner. Wait staff was very professional and the food was delicious and well prepared. The cost is a little pricey but that is known in advance. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a nice, quiet couple dinner.

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Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband is vegan and they accommodated his dietary needs t perfection! They offered so many specials touches and just when we were thinking what else could they do, they gave us a loaf of fresh baked banana bread to take home! The food and service were awesome! We will be back!

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BJ
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was amazing. I will definitely go back for sure.The service was superior and food.

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Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente carta de vinos

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Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing restaurant with impeccable service, food presentation and flavors that are beyond belief! Special call out to William, our waiter, who was on top of everything!

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We had a client in town

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Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to 1919 numerous times over the last 7 years and it is always outstanding. Food, ambience, wine list and attentive service are all superb. This is comparable to the finest restaurants in New York and London which we go to. 10 stars!!

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Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive service, wonderful options - delicious meal leave room for dessert. If offered - get banana bread to take home!

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AN
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful eccelctic menu. Every course is a creative gem. The decor and ambience are superb. The hospitality alone will keep us coming back.

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n
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely superb restaurant, gracious service, excellent wine list, and food preparation and presentation first class.

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BN
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It's an experience for sure. Asked if we could meet chef Jose, he came right out and shook our hands! The food was very good, tiny portions on the 4 course wine pair menu. A little tricky, some of the better choices on the menu had an upcharge and other menu items were only avail if you chose to go the a la carte route. Wasn't happy about that but for $500 both of us fully enjoyed the 5 star pampering instead of catering to 3 starving rambunctious children. Nicely done 1919

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Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellente!! Exceptional! We adored our waiter, Ivan! Everyone was wonderful. Received loaves of banana bread to take home as a gift for our breakfast.

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T
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Hotel with high style but lacked the warm ambiance I hoped for. I think it caters more to business clients. For example the wine list was on an iPad.
They provided lots of treats from two amuse bouche to a special anniversary desert treat and cake to take away which was wonderful.
My pork belly salad was delicious except the salad was swamped with sauce.
It was a great dinner experience which you expect for the price but not as good as Niche or Marmalade which were superlative

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KM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous! The food, service and ambiance were all magnificent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding anniversary.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

My husband and I eat here every time we visit San Juan. We look forward to a great meal. Last night there was a party of 8 that arrived. Their table was near ours. For some reason it had to be reconfigured. Rather than having the 8 patrons wait up front, they stood over and around our table, talking and having a great time, while we were having our meal. I told someone who works at the restaurant that it was very disturbing. Nothing was done to move them....and then more people joined them.
It made a very good meal very unpleasant.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect meal for our last evening in Puerto Rico.

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r
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were greeted with a warm friendly smile. The room was beautiful. Tables spaced nicely apart for private conversation. The menu was varied and had great options. I loved loved loved the Tuna Tartar and bread pudding dessert!

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NY
New York Area
179 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful New Years Day dinner at 1919. The place is really beautiful and the food and service and drinks and wine all excellent!

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AC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We were on vacation in San Juan and were anxious to try this place based on food offerings and great reviews. We enjoyed the atmosphere, beautiful food and evening. Our initial waiter was a bit abrupt whenever he came to the table. No cordial greeting or acknowledgement. This continued throughout our interaction with him. All other support staff were most welcoming and courteous. The waiter made the experience less than five star.

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PD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

We had high hopes for 1919 based on the reviews. We’re experienced with both fine dining and upscale quality restaurants, and would not recommend this restaurant to others visiting San Juan.

Positives: beautiful decor (keep in mind its formal for the area). Incredible wine list (though fairly pricey with lowest cost options around $65).

Negatives: inattentive service, rude service, missed requests, charging us incorrectly when our bill came, dishes that were hit or miss.

Then there were just weird things about the meal. We did the “$75 pre fixe” which included 4 courses. However, the second course had ONLY options that required an additional upcharge, making the meal closer to $85-90 per person on average.

The chef supposedly worked at previous Michelin star restaurants so we expected better quality across the food and service.

Overall the value and quality of this meal was just not there. With other good options in the area, it’d be hard to recommend.

Other nights we ate at Marmalade, Cayo Blanco, and Cocina Abierta. All were more casual but had way better food and service.

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GD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great New Years celebration. Wish the dining experience would have been shorter though.

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, outstanding service from the whole staff. Overall great value. Looking forward to return.

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SB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular food and service at this amazingly comfortable high end restaurant. They treat you like royalty. One of the best meals I’ve had in years.

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Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic. Ambiance was sophisticated. The quality of the food is very good. The food was well prepared except for the duck which was med well instead of med rare as ordered. The food was bland so nothing was awesome or memorable.

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CT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Special occasion dining.

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AN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around amazing! Food was delicious, service impeccable, ambience relaxing! The $75 4-course prix fixe meal was a bargain by New York standards. Many options to choose from for each course and lots of little extras from an amuse bouche to a palate cleanser to a fruit cake to take home. Will definitely return next time I’m in Puerto Rico!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Era mi cumpleaños... me encantó el lugar y la cena exquisita. Lo recomiendo!

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GR
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unforgettable experience! Where is they’re Michellin Star? For a moment I didn’t realize I was in Puerto Rico. The service and attention was out of this world, but let me talk about the food and wines! Just Wow! Mindblowing flavors, platings just on point. Thank you 1919 for so much!

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DE
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good, but not amazing. Would come again.

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ZZ
Las Vegas
64 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Perfect!!!!

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B
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was good, ambiance was lovely, but they messed up our bill and tried to charge us for things we did not order. Had to send back the bill several times for corrections.

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