XIX Nineteen - The Bellevue Hotel

4.4
3161 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
High atop The Bellevue on the 19th floor, XIX’s talented culinary team crafts New American dishes that showcase the best of Philadelphia’s culinary culture. One of the city’s highest restaurants, XIX blends classic architecture with modern interiors set against sweeping views of Philadelphia’s center city.
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DG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing. The whole vibe felt expensive. I felt expensive. I loved it.

KK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Except for the non-attentive waiter, it was all excellent. I'd never had eggplant curry soup and it was great.

A
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best dining experiences we have had, anywhere! The dining room where we were seated in lieu of their regular dining room was nevertheless very grand and had a relaxing atmosphere. The staff was quite hospitable and welcoming. The food was simply outstanding. The seafood and vegetarian options were exquisite. Compliments to the chef, who apparently has a long and distinguished resume. Bravo! We will make it a point to visit XIX Nineteen next time we are in Philly. Highly recommended.

M
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a lovely dinner on a Sunday evening after a concert in the city. The restaurant was very quiet. We were seated by the window, as requested. Our waiter could not have been more attentive. The food was delicious and served very nicely.

NS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was glorious everything was perfect. It was my daughters birthday and she said she felt like royalty! We will be back!

PJ
San Francisco
242 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great breakfast this morning. Good food and attentive service.

PJ
San Francisco
242 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good way to start the day for breakfast. Beautiful setting, good food, and good, friendly service.

DE
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Good time had by all.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salmon was perfect. Our waiter was professional and had nothing but great service. Beautiful place and vibe

d
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunningly beautiful decor combined with exceptional service and of course fantastic food

S
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Awesome food.

N
Raleigh
68 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never have dined in such a spectacular setting! Dinning room is exquisite.

Server and service was the best. Food has a familiar ring; yet the chef’s added twist makes everything far from the ordinary.

DJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and setting was great. Gives a great view of the city. Our server was a little off on timing and reading the situation at the table, interrupted while making a toast, otherwise it was a great experience.

S
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For our 25th Wedding Anniversary we decided to dine at XIX Nineteen. The meal was spectacular. Our waiter, Ened, took extra special good care of us. He even took our photo on the balcony.

BM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

XIX is one of my favorite places to go to for dinner, events, birthdays and happy hour. I enjoy the ambiance, the nice pours and the excellent service. Over time though I have noticed that my favorite thing to order the seafood tasting has decreased in amount and size. Overall with the view of the city, the bar and seating I recommend this place first to all my friends.

JP
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mushroom risotto and the pan-seared scallops were absolutely delicious! Our waiter was fantastic and super friendly. Can’t wait to dine here again!

FA
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

It was just a view. Service was great. Food was not at all great.

LA
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an amazing experience, it was my husband's birthday and he was so pleased and happy. We loved everything.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

This was my second time at this restaurant. The ambiance was what I remembered most from my last visit. This visit I wasn’t impressed. The menu selection is very small with little to choose from in all 3 courses. The food wasn’t good at all for the prices. I had salmon and mash. The mash seriously tasted like box potatoes that I couldn’t stomach. I then requested regular potatoes and that’s served with duck chunks, which my waiter didn’t mention and just brought out as an alternative. Sorry, I don’t eat duck! Ordered a salad and it looked thrown together and the dressing tasted like mayo. I was offered a cesar salad instead. I could go on and on why I would ONLY visit this restaurant again for the ambiance, definitely not the food! Service was ok but could have been better.

SB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely, quiet, fresh and complete Amercan and Continental breakfast buffets.

JT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was excellent. However, the service was non existent. The waiter disappeared for about 40 min so the manager cleared some of our plates at one point and we were never even given a chance to order a second drink.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambience and food!!

BR
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Called to see if I could push my reservation back and was told they were slammed for the night. Got there at 7, my reservation time and by the time we left, 9pm, their had only been 4 table turns, 2 2 tops, a 4 top and a 1 top, in the restaurant. We were a party of 6 and ordered 4 glasses of wine, 3 Pinot noir and 1 cab, the waiter suggested we could save money by getting a bottle. After a guest switched her wine preference so we could get a bottle, the receipt proved the bottle was $15 more expensive than each of us getting our own glass of wine. Our meals ranged between the steak, duck, salmon and seasonal pasta. The pasta was very good, everything else was underwhelming for the amount they charge. I also expected the ambiance to have more of a view especially with the pictures shown on the website, their are two balcony's to look out on and when we asked to take a picture on the one balcony we were told it wasnt open. The hostest was incredibly rude. Did not greet us when we walked in and when we asked her to take a picture for us she said "okay" and when we turned around she was gone. I had only heard wonderful things about this restaurant and was utterly disappointed. I will not be going back with family, friends or to take clients.

T
Philadelphia
114 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Ened was professional, pleasant and attentive. We both had the Three Course Menu and were able to select anything on the menu. Enjoyed the wine and cocktails. Great location, the bar was active and the restaurant was quiet as we had an early dinner. Music was appropriate and not overpowering.

TR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great customer service!

LA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Upon arriving after I made a reservation through Open Table and then confirmed my reservation on the phone I was informed that the weekend brunch starts at 11:30 and we were forced to have just the informal breakfast since my reservation was at 10. NO WHERE on the website is the time distinction listed and since this was Father’s Day, I couldn’t get my reservation changed as they were all booked. The hostess was in no way apologetic to our ruined brunch. The food for the breakfast was mildly acceptable although lukewarm to cold. My family and I were expecting a formal Father’s day brunch and were forced to basically have a continental breakfast. Extremely disappointed at the lack of communication. In future, when seeking dining in the Center City area we will be taking our business elsewhere.

SG
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch. The burger was perfectly prepared, club sandwich was unique, and the side salads on the buffet were all delicious

m
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Luba, was amazing! We also loved that we could do the buffet and get an entree. It was all delicious.

D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was a beautiful setting but there could have been more food choices. The waiter, however, was fantastic! He was patient even though we had several non-native english speakers in our group.

TK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Empty setting made for a boring brunch. Lots of empty tables. The view is only great on one side of the floor— which is not where you get seated for brunch. On the positive side, the price fixe at $45 is a good deal considering the nice selection of raw bar and charcuterie items in the buffet first course. Entree is ordered off the menu. Desserts are pretty little bites served buffet style in the wine room. Server was very friendly and attentive. I would probably find other places to try next time for brunch.

MC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service, good food, brunch was nicely paced

L
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service. The meals and drinks were delicious and well presented. Gorgeous decor

DI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful setting. A little tough to find if you come in on the wrong elevators. Had a business meal and had no trouble talking or hearing.

P
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

It took far too long between courses. We got there at 7 pm and our drinks and appetizers came out relatively early. But we didn’t get our entrées until 8:30. Good food, nice people, beautiful setting. But, wow, they need to improve the pacing.

J
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The balcony provided an intimate environment and wonderful view. Both of our servers were amiable, had excellent timing, and provided great suggestions. The Bellevue hotel delivers a luxury dining experience. Thank you for a special evening!

EW
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was very attentive, nice and friendly, and proficient.

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The outdoor seating is excellent. Go for drinks and perhaps a cheese plate but otherwise the main course food was mediocre.

k
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and Service. I will defiantly be going back for my next fancy celebration.

E
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Food wasn’t worth it.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went here to celebrate our wedding earlier in the day. It’s such an amazing place; great food, people and atmosphere. We highly recommend it!

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