XIX Nineteen - The Bellevue Hotel

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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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Philadelphia
111 reviews
Dined a day ago
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.

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TR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great customer service!

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LA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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SG
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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

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m
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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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.

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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.

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

Outstanding service, good food, brunch was nicely paced

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L
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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

Food wasn’t worth it.

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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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Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Graduation lunch. Luna was very attentive!

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Disappointing. We were so excited to celebrate a 40th birthday at 19. It was our 1st visit. Views were amazing and the dining room is beautiful. However we had a very noisy table next to us, service was lacking, food was good but pricey and nothing was done to acknowledge my boyfriend's 40th birthday. No dessert, no song.

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MA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love coming to XIX at the Bellevue. It's always an amazing dining experience with high-quality food at a great deal. This time I was celebrating my wedding anniversary with my husband. And they gave us a complimentary dessert with candles and wished us a happy anniversary several times. The lunch buffet is superb. I am never disappointed.

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d
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Party of 10 for a graduation. We were notified that the main dining room was booked for a wedding so we would be in a similar, but "secondary" dining room which was no problem. Food was great. Service was lacking. Ordered two bottles of wine and we only noticed they were half poured when we got up to leave. Waiter totally missed the mark on the wine and didn't seem like he was used to his job. It made the special occasion a little less special.

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RC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I Planned a surprise birthday dinner that turned out to be the best ! Ambience was amazing & the 3 course meal was absolutely the best choice of the menu, i had the duck and also tried the brisket along with the Scollops 🤤I truly recommend it his place for anything from business meetings to a Special night out on the town no matter if your a Millennial or baby boomer 😂

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother's Day

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CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this venue. It is the best of traditional Philadelphia.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

The website states $31 -$50, received the bill and it was $75

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Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We were there for Mother’s Day brunch. The food at the buffets was good, though they didn’t shuck, only opened, the clams & oysters. They wisely used several rooms to prevent lines and crowding. The service was not smooth and everyone seemed to be rushing around in a state of low/grade anxiety, though everyone was polite. Dirty dishes were allowed to pile up which affected the ambience in an otherwise attractive room. I am giving them a pass on a lot of this, though, because Mother’s Day is tough. And all that said, we had a nice time and would return.

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z
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

Not worth the $75 per person.

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V
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous ! Consistent in every way. Food ambience and service.

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OT
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a beautiful and elegant restaurant with superb food. I'm surprised that it doesn't come up on the top of everybody's favorite list. You can enjoy a meal without listening to loud music or the people crowded in next to you because the place is spacious and the background music stays in the background. Plus, you have wonderful views of the city.

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

Food and atmosphere was great. Service was slow. Wait was over 1 hour for food. Had to repeatedly ask for drink refills. However, would return.

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is probably one of the best places to eat in Philadelphia! The view of the city is also amazing. Even if you do not get a window seat, they have balconies you can walk out to and enjoy the view!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect place for my birthday brunch. Waitress was amazing

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RD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Fantastic space...especially near sunset.

There was a limited menu - e.g. there were no noodle dishes. A shame, because the space is so nice that I'd want to go again...but there is nothing on the menu I would be interested in trying (and the menu hasn't changed since the end of 2018.)

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The food was not as good as you would think for the prices... I've had better steaks at Ruby Tuesdays

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BE
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely spot for a splurge brunch. Food is consistently delicious. I'd say it's slightly overpriced, since your $45 doesn't include a mimosa, but the setting is gorgeous, staff is charming, and no one can possibly leave here hungry. Took a friend for a milestone birthday and had a great time. (Hunt around town for parking, the reduced rate here isn't all that hot.)

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BE
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Although it has gone up in price, and the reduced rate parking is not nearly as good as it once was, this is still a lovely spot for a special occasion lunch. Everything is delicious. The fixed price Cafe Lunch is no longer the bargain it was, but it's a very nice selection of items. And the setting is absolutely beautiful.

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SB
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son and I dined here for Easter, and our meal and our server in the dining room were both excellent. We enjoyed our oysters (a house specialty), our crabmeat appetizer, my son's delicious short ribs and my perfect swordfish. Both of our desserts were also wonderful. We were seated by a lovely open window with a grand view of the city, and the evening was nearly perfect, despite the $200+ tab (which I had anticipated). Our waitress was personable and gracious.
What was not perfect was our experience in the bar just before we were seated. I was actually so turned off in the bar it might have hurt the evening, had the rest of the night not been so perfect. My son and I arrived early for our reservations, and I went immediately to the bartender to ask whether my teenage son would be allowed to sit at the bar itself or if we should take a table instead. That was literally my question--because I wasn't sure about the rules for bar seating in the afternoon. Please note thet I am in my 50s and my son was impeccably dressed in a suit and tie. Also note that there were only about 5 people in the bar, and none were at tables, which was partly why I didn't know where to sit.
I was startled by the bartender's curt manner and brusque reply, as though somehow we were "riff raff" trying to get away with something. I was also appalled by the dirty tables in the bar, which are rusted, stained and falling apart. That bar used to be a jewel in the Bellevue, with a wonderful collection of old books, and an elegant softness of another time. I have been dining at the Bellevue for special occasions for 40 years, and this visit was special, because it was my first since my husband passed away (in 2017). I would encourage the Park Hyatt to spend some time in the bar and see what I mean. Things have changed in there, and not for the better. A bartender serving a single $16 drink should have more courtesy.

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r
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

For $75 there should have been lamb chops instead of leg of lamb beef tenderloin instead of bottom round and the desert should have had a larger assortment the ham the swordfish the seafood table where excellent

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Here for our Annual Easter Brunch. Excellent service, wide and delicious variety of food in a delightful atmosphere. Staff are efficient and friendly.

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a
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter brunch done right. Simply lovely.

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