1919 Restaurant

4.6
649 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Farm-to-table
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
Farm-to-table, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Saturday 6pm-10pm
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Phone number
(787) 724-1919
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Juan Jose Cuevas
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main Entrance Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet
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Entertainment
VC lounge entertainment Thursdays to Saturdays
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

At 1919, we are passionately committed to offering up the freshest organic and local ingredients for each and every dish we create.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Delicious food, and very nice atmosphere, and a very professional restaurant. Excellent service and great menu selection. I enjoyed the food it was very tasty!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Super elegant, premium experience. Terrific food. And, on the way out, they gave me a homemade banana nut bread, which was perfect, because I had an early flight the next morning, before my hotel's breakfast was being served. Definitely a place for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Food was phenomenal and the service superb

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Phenomenal meal. Our server, Enrique, was amazing. Pricey, but worth it.

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Service was subpar. Late on every wine pairing with very little thought as to what to pair. One course was inedible because of too much salt. Seared tuna was over cooked and mussels accompanying were bad. Overall for a $400 dining experience a lot was missing. Hopefully we just got lost in the busy night and this isn’t a true representation of 1919.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Elegant, superb food and great service. I had the grain salad which was deliciously unexpected. The meat was tender and perfectly medium rare. Be sure to try the “ churros potatoes “....

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Elegant and relaxing. We were in San a juan for a conference at another hotel The Vanderbilt was a peaceful oasis after the noise of the convention. The food was superb. We had the three course dinner which was also a great value. The service from all the staff was perfect. Attentive but not intrusive. We loved the ambiance which was elegant and luxurious. The view was also incredible. I am a Puerto Rico resident and this is now one of my favorite restaurants in San Juan.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Excellent!! Chef table menu was amazing!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

The food and service were absolutely amazing. This restaurant is highly recommended. They truly use farm fresh island products.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Elegant ambiance with superb tasting dinner.
We were celebrating our anniversary looking for a pleasant experience and... perfection! Thank you Chef Cuevas for coming to greet us at our table.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

This is an extraordinary restaurant. The food is exquisite, the service is excellent and the ambiance is very nice. It is VERY expensive but if you can afford it you should not miss it. It includes valet parking.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The best restaurant I ever been to. This restaurant is a most. My girlfriend and I were there for her birthday and they more than GREAT.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Great menu tasting. Completely new. Exquisite tomatoes sorbet. Exceeding our expectations.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Excellent food and excellent service. Wine by the glass is too expensive, though.

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2.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Way too over priced for the quality and portion of food. Waiter was condescending when we asked for a different wine and felt the need to emphasis the price before serving it to us. Won’t recommend this place to friends and family even if they’re staying at the Vanderbuilt. If you want better food and more for your money go upstairs to OLA.

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1.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The food was bland. The price did not match the food quality.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Food has always been amazing and service keeps getting better and better. Keep the good work Ivan!!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Me and my husband went for date night and we felt so pampered and well taken care of. Each course was delicious and creatively presented. Its worth it!

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Amazing food, service, ambience

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Best manager Luis Pomales. Thank you soooo much. You are special. Chef Cuevas is a genius!!!

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Excellent as usual

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The food and presentation was outstanding. Great service. It’s expensive but you get what you pay for. The ambiance was comfortable, easy to talk but still alive. One of the top places in Puerto Rico right now.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Excellent!!!

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2.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Food is passable at best. Flavors are undefined or unbalanced, often over spiced. Portions are ridiculously small. That kind of size/price ratio could only be justified by exceptional flavors and platting, which are both amiss. Service is over friendly and not proper and poised as it should be, for the level this restaurant intends to portray.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Oustanding service at all levels. Exceptional dining experience.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Each course of my meal was beautifully prepared and served. 1919 is a refined space serving refined foods above the beach. The service was constantly attentive without being in anyway intrusive. Each course was an individual delight, although the tuna tartar was a standout.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We had the most wonderful dinner here for a birthday celebration while on vacation. I gave the service four stars only because I had made a request upon making my reservation that two glasses of champagne be waiting at the table for a little birthday toast, but that did not happen.

With that being said, the service we received from William was absolutely wonderful! Attentive, informative, kind, yet still unobtrusive. William was great, even providing some recommendations for other things to do and personally escorting my boyfriend to see the cigar lounge where we headed after dinner. After our amazing three course meal we were sent off with some delicious blueberry bread for the next morning.

I can't say enough good things about this restaurant. Make it a point to go if you are in town and desiring an upscale experience.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We are frequent at 1919.
Overall was good and food as always was great, but service was not up to the 1919 standard. Seems like they did not have enough personel to serve a packed restaurant. service quality can not be lowered due to a packed restaurant. Small detail, but post dessert was not served. Service at some point was rushed.

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1.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Food awful and service very slow. It's a joke that the hotel staff mentioned that the chef worked at a 2 Star Michelin restaurant. 1919 doesn't know what a Michelin restaurant is!!!

Very expensive for the poor food and service!

My family are foodies and have visited 3 star restaurants in Paris and around the world 1919 has a long way to go!

I will NOT recommend this restaurant to my friends and family!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Anniversary or Birthday celebration this is the place. romantic water view with outstanding menu.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We are In Puerto Rico for the wedding of a family friend. We read that it was Puerto Rico Restaurant Week and decided to try 1919 as the menu appealed to us.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

I was a little worried about the price, but the fixed menu came with so many freebies! We even walked away with individually packaged, homemade, banana bread loaves. Delicious meals from salad to dessert. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The whole experience was amazing, food was great, the staff is very professional and they were great with kids

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Started with amazing service and customer attention. But when first course came i found a small metal piece on my mouth ;((
Staff was notified and they quickly apologize and offer to make new plate of the same appetizer. I didnt accept, as more courses were coming.
Everything after that came fantastic, until it was time for the bill, you would imagine they would compliment SOMETHING on the high bill, BUT to my surprise NOTHING was taken off. And worst, when I took time to examined the bill, waiter made us feel like we were wrong by checking it AND that we couldnt afford the service.
Don't think their great food and ambiance can overcame my disappointment and bad taste. Specially while celebrating a special ocassion.

For a high end establishment that is unacceptable.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The food was exquisite, our waiter Enrique was excellent and all his recomendations were on point. Excellent restaurant!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Perfect for a romantic date, girls night or an important business meeting. Ask for Enrique. Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Excellent service

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Amazing in every way. Had the Chef’s menu with the wine pairing and was one of the best we’ve ever had!! Highly recommend.

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2018

We first started as a couple wanting to order the special fixed price menu for Restaurant Week, later, we decided to combine with some items from the main menu, including two bottles of wine. My impression was of a very inferior service as "special price guests" and then improved once we ordered wine and regular meals. Initially we were ignored for a good 20 minutes, later meals took too long to be serviced. I really expected more from this place.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

LOVED our visit to 1919 during the PR Restaurant Week! Since the moment you walk in, you're transported into an unique romantic, private, and sophisticated ambiance; where everything from the lighting, background music, and personalized service make up for an excellent occasion. The food taste, portion and variety during the event was excellent. We'd recommend the Organic Polenta for appetizer, Angus Hanger Steak for main course, and the 1919 Vanderbilt Sundae for dessert!

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