XIX Nineteen - The Bellevue Hotel

4.2
3069 reviews
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Contemporary American
XIX Nineteen is an American Brasserie, café, bar & restaurant featuring sweeping views of the city's skyline from the 19th floor of The Bellevue Hotel. XIX 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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Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our entrees were very good and cooked exactly as requested. The bar music could be heard as we were eating and it was a bit loud. The service was attentive and professional. One concern was that we were seated next to a window and it was chilly.

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b
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

We were there for my friend’s birthday party (as notified thru Opentable reservation - both option choice & comment) but the service did not recognize any of it. Very disappointed.

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MS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The wait staff and bartenders were attentive and personable. We received excellent service but given space and left alone to have a quiet peaceful meal.

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SW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

I was very disappointed with the food. The "brussel sprout" salad had no brussel sprouts. When I asked the waiter, he said they used the leaves. There were about 5 leaves (not whole sprouts). It was awful.

The macaroni cheese and crab was mediocre.

Portions were small.

It is a restautant for "foodies" who do not know better

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HY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Long wait. Long to check coat. Reasturant temp. Cold. Food good. Just seem to miss a beat

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MP
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very disappointed that the cafe lunch is no longer available on Saturday

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EH
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place. Everything was incredibly fresh. We went to get massages at the hotel and then to this restaurant after for brunch and it was the perfect day. This is absolutely a place i'd go to again

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EF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a marvelous time at the Bellevue Hotel brunch. I was used to their cafe brunch but this is certainly much more upscale and good. The service is very attentive. It is a great place to take out of town guests for a treat. I highly recommend it.

We originally would love to have a friend who has difficulty walking join us but it was hard for her to walk up all the steps to the hotel and get up the elevator. Aside from that, it was lovely.

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JD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to XIX several times over the years with our four daughters prior to the PA Ballet. The service is always impressive and the food is delicious. The experience of sitting in the main dining room feels like you are part of history. We are never disappointed when we visit XIX and our daughters always ask to return again!

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CW
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a very pleasant dining experience. At the table, we discussed what we’d have at the 2nd visit. I’m sure this will become a regular visit from my Wife and myself. Thanks

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CO
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service wonderful experience outstanding views

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N
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 4ambience 5

The brunch was over priced and no one in my party enjoyed their food. My waffle was hard and the chicken was greasy. They probably should have used white meat.

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RM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

I visit tis gorgeous restaurant for a friends birthday on 3.2.19 for Saturday brunch. The service was stellar our waitress Luba was a gem. The buffet food was great and so were the pastries and deserts. The entrees were not that great. My chicken and waffle dish had some sort of asian infusion sauce on it in addition to the butter and syrup that tis dish traditional comes with. It wasn't a hit for anyone who ordered it. I think management should reconsider offering this dish.

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JD
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch is marvelous. The room is beautiful. Both appetizer and dessert are at separate stands and you order an entree. A very elegant setting that totally matched the food.

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T
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was extremely slow (35 min for bread) & we had other plans so we left before the appetizers

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AC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Unfortunately XIX has really gone downhill the past few years. I have been going to XIX for quite some time, even before it was XIX, and this last visit was the worst. For the past year or two I have been going back once and a while hoping it will get better. But, I do think this past Sunday will be my last time. The brunch is so poorly done, especially when you consider all the other options only blocks away. The food was ill-conceived and executed poorly. The service was worse than diners. In fact, saying that seems to be critiquing diners in a way I don't even intend to. For example, there are bagels sitting out for brunch. They clearly had been sitting out for a while because they were a bit hard. When our waiter, Daniel, brought our drinks, I kindly asked if it would be possible to have it toasted. He scolded me for asking him while he was trying to put our drinks down. Then he walked away, never answering my question. There is cheese, but only two options with no way to cut or serve it. So many small things like this--bad service, poorly executed and conceived food, even the atmosphere has lost a certain charm.

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AF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great every time I dine. Food is always fresh and exquisite.

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JF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible atmosphere amazing to be dining in a place that has relatively stayed the same since 1904 architectures incredible and if you get a chance to go out on the Terrace please do so at night it is an incredible view of the city

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S
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I've dined at XIX many times but never for their Sunday Brunch. We were celebrating two birthdays, and thought it would be a wonderful experience. We were wrong. When we arrived, we were told - by an incredibly rude hostess - we'd have to wait until more of our party arrived. Fine, but when they did the table still wasn't ready. Hostess disappeared and we had to search for her. Finally seated, it was chaos. We called three members of our party who were on their way and told them not to bother coming. Our waitress was lovely, but the food was subpar. Buffet was picked over, with food falling onto the counter/the floor. Main entrees had evidently sat under a heat lamp for some time. (Crusty crab benedict ?!?) Overall, a very disappointing experience, especially for $45 per person. I may return to XIX for their regular breakfast or the bar, but never, ever, ever will I go for brunch again. Two birthdays (including my own) ruined. Blech.

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A
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch to catch up with friends. Atmosphere is beautiful and brunch was great, the buffet was very nice and fresh and the entrees were generous and tasty. Dessert was lovely and drinks were great. Coffee was always hot, loved that our server Daniel took the cups to warm them up first. Great touch! Daniel was so nice and welcoming, we definitely lingered chatting the morning away! Daniel was so nice and never rushed us! It was the perfect catch up with friends that we had not seen in years!! Absolutely wonderful!

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NR
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was luke warm service was outstanding.....
Drinks appeared to be watered down.

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MW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

XIX was so pretty, however the food was lacking. I rather not pay so much for the ambiance, because that’s all I paid for. They definitely need a better chef.

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TP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Scheduled a reservation 2 weeks in advance and got seated 20 minutes after reservation time (after physically checking in at the front desk 20 minutes before my reservation). We were seated in the large party room after inquiring multiple times about the status of our reservation which was a very nice (and appreciated) accommodation. Our waiter was very nice as well, but the food was slow in coming out to our table. The food and service did not justify the price. The decor and ambience was gorgeous.

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E
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Can’t wait to dine here again. No question.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Food was mediocre at best. Sat at 8, had to have dessert boxed to go at 1045 to get home to kids. This place used to be an experience, now it’s a gimmic.

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KB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day. Very romantic.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had high tea. It was lovely. We plan to go back.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was delicious. Took a long time to be served...but otherwise a very pleasant experience.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

The waiter had too many tables. The food came out cold and not the way we asked it to he prepared. They rushed us to order. Served beer in a bottle. Then we waited 25 minutes for food to he served and 25 minutes for check at the end. They said our parking was 20 percent but turned out to be 6 percent. It was a birthday celebration, which they brought dessert with a candle that was not lite.

We will never return

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PP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very romantic charming restaurant. Service was excellent.

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JE
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful setting for a winter brunch!

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p
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Good place for conversation, not so much for food. Food arrived barely heated and way too salty. On the plus side, the waiter was excellent, and although we were there on a weekend it was nice and quiet.

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BA
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

It's been a while since we've dined at XIX. The room is still lovely. The sunset was beautiful.

The food was not as good as I'd remembered, but still creative if not perfectly executed. The carrot "cake" dessert was just plain odd.

The service was off. I had to remind the waiter about my husbands wine pairings. The initial drinks came out 10 minutes apart. The runner had no clue which table was which -- he kept asking diners if the plates he was carrying were theirs.

We'd allowed 1 hour and 45 minutes prior to curtain time, let the server know and we were still dashing out five minutes past our target time. This with the prix fixe dinner.

No wonder the place was half empty on a Friday night with theaters full. Hopefully this was a fluke and XIX will go back to its excellent level of service and food.

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SD
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant exceeded our expectations! We came to town for the auto show and wanted a romantic dinner; this was the perfect place. The customer service was excellent, and our server, Ened, was great as well. He was very knowledgeable on the menu and the taste of the food. Ened made us feel welcome and he was very attentive. Everyone on staff worked hard to make sure we were fully accommodated. Not to mention, the decor in the dining room is amazing, and there are excellent views from the windows. Overall, this is a wonderful place to dine.

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PW
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Numerous visits over the years to tis fine restaurant have not diminished our thoughts that this is definitely one of the finest restaurants in Philadelphia

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S
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

It was my birthday. We waited over 45 mins to be seated and we wanted over an hour for food. Food was just ok no good value for money.

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KG
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Outstanding and Always a Step Above...

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t
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

preshow excellent,fine service,atmosphere outstanding

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JB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Great location and wonderful views. Food was OK, but OK not good enough. Crab cake was not particularly flavorful or interesting. Risotto was a bit wet and lacking in the mushrooms promised.

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JL
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything excellent and the new waiter for Salt Lake City added to our enjoyment.

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