About 1919 Restaurant
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.
Organic, Contemporary European
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday 6pm-10pm
Main Hotel Entrance
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Juan Jose Cuevas
Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
At 1919, we are passionately committed to offering up the freshest organic and local ingredients for each and every dish we create.
1919 Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
This was for our first anniversary celeb ...
This was for our first anniversary celebration, so I really wanted something special for my wife and I.
1) Excellent Service. They were very attentive to our needs and made our evening very pleasent. The waiters/ress were continually keeping a good table and the food services was reasonably quick.
2) Their menu is straigthforward and also has the Pre-Fix (4 course) and the Chef Inspiration (6-8 courses created at the moment by the chef. That's not the actual name). My recommendation is to go with the Pre Fix or Chef menu because its a complete experience of the menu for a good cost.
3) The wine pairing is Clasic or Prestige. Very good pairings.
4) The restaurant uses 60-80% of local ingredients accordingly to the captain.
5) The Rosemary Créme Brule was amazing and the cochinillo.
5) At our exit the hostest gifted us the best Banana Bread I've ever tasted, which was awesome for breakfast the next morning :)
There is a dress code! We were not aware ...
There is a dress code! We were not aware of it and they actually wouldn't seat us in the restaurant. They sat us in the bar. It was a little degrading and embarrassing. We were dressed up but not to their standards. The food was excellent though! Worth sitting in the bar!
Our experience at 1919 Restaurant was gr ...
Our experience at 1919 Restaurant was great! A restaurant is made by three things: space, people and ingredients. All three key areas were amazing and their staff deserves all credit for making a great experience for their guests.
Special thanks to our Captain Raul, Manager Luis and Chef Juan Jose. Keep the good work and be our ambassadors from your place.
Extravagant! Perfect for a very special ...
Extravagant! Perfect for a very special occasion. Elegant atmosphere with a breathtaking view of the ocean. Impeccable service, the staff made us feel like royalty from the moment we walked in. We chose the chefs selection which was beyond satisfying with a great variety of flavorful dishes. With that said, it was very expensive. We were able to justify our hefty bill with the celebration of our engagement.
Located in the historic Vanderbilt Hotel ...
Located in the historic Vanderbilt Hotel, rich with history and elegance. The view is spectacular. Service was supurb with every attention to detail.
Wine selection more than adequate. Food was excellent and very nicely presented.
It was everything you would expect in a 5 star establishment.
$$$ but worth it. Fantastic food, and th ...
$$$ but worth it. Fantastic food, and the service makes it even better.
If you get Ivan to introduce the menu and suggest drinks, you are in for a treat.
A wonderful culinary experience with a service that takes it to another level.
Do not miss if you are in San Juan.
While in Puerto Rico visiting family we ...
While in Puerto Rico visiting family we took them to this restaurant (6 of us.
The decor in perfect . Having been to other high end fine dinning restaurants
this place I will compare to Daniel in NY City but that is it. After a check of $1,600.00
(expensive wine) i will say that in service and food quality it does not measure up.
The Maitre D' of whatever position that guy had in the restaurant was loud as if he
was in a stake house (where everybody is loud) and even mention the chef having
a Michelin star, like the chefs could take the star with them when they live a restaurant,
any way said and repeat FINE DINNING is a standard that starting from the chef (owner
or not )keep them selfs not just expensive food. if you want to be treated to a real
fine dinning experience go to Pikayo. My opinion, Thank's.
We went in our anniversary and wanted it ...
We went in our anniversary and wanted it to be special. They met all our expectations. We selected the chef selection menu. We were amused by 7 courses all of them perfectly prepared and paired with an exquisite selection of wines. Excellent diner and service.
The food was good yet the desserts could ...
The food was good yet the desserts could've been better. Also, in the past experience and friends had recommended saying that a pre dessert panacotta was given and an after treat too yet out experience did not include any of these.
The place is pristine and service is out ...
The place is pristine and service is outstanding. Choice of a full 4-course meal for a flat fee or a choice between the offerings of each course. I would add a vegetarian or vegan option at the main course but that would be all. A vast selection of wine. We never heard a "no" no any request- and we love that :).
I requested my Salmon to be cooked well ...
I requested my Salmon to be cooked well done and they did not do it. Also the menu was slightly misleading with regard to the squid ink dish. It actually was quite heavy and rich and contained too many squid rather than just using the ink.
The drinks were good but it was not good value for money even if I had arrived for the early bird special which I did not.
Very nice wine list and great wine parings if you like that sort of thing.
The whole place reminds me of the dining room on a ship but with less attention to the customers. At the front door when we arrived nobody was there to open it or welcome us and even when we left it was unattended. They get a zero for customer service and friendliness.
Restaurant staff was much better.
Vacation in Puerto Rico
I cannot wait to go back to Puerto Rico - mainly so that I can stay at the Vanderbilt Hotel and eat at 1919, again. The service at 1919 was amazing - we all felt so special and the food was wonderful. When we left they gave us banana bread to have for breakfast the next morning - a very nice touch and it was delicious, too!
Fabulous! From beginning to end. We enjo ...
Fabulous! From beginning to end. We enjoyed the Chef's Tasting Menu and everything was superb - and not skimpy at all! Great wines. We were attended to all the way through the meal. Our captain and server were both friendly and knowledgeable. We had a fabulous evening! Gracias...
Lived up to the expectation A+
We had AWESOME birthday dinner at 1919 loved the ambiance, Enrique our waiter was extremely accommodating and attentive. He offered recommendations as well as provided details of each dish served. We selected the 4 course meal which had a few surprises in between the courses "yummy". The food was delicious it definitely lived up to our fine dining expectations. Thank you 1919 we left with "Smiley Faces" by the way the banana bread was AMAZING !!!
Was expecting more...
The ambiance was superb and service top notch! Raul was fantastic! What lacked was the food. Presentation was a 10 but some flavours were lacking. We had eaten at other top restaurants in PR and would not rate 1919 in my top 5. The total bill was $700.00 which is what we expected and have no problem paying, but I would hope that the food would compliment the high prices. Portions were small, but enough if going it's the tasting menu. There were only a few other couples in the restaurant which surprised me, I would have expected it to be busier.
Overall it was lovely, however would not go again.
Amazing upscale restaurant
Amazing upscale restaurant in the Vanderbilt Hotel. Recently revamped menu... Superb. For us, romantic. Ambiance is subdued and relaxing. We didn't want to leave. You will not feel rushed one bit, but each course is nicely paced. We chose the pre-fix menu (4 courses) and had our waiter choose our wine. They KNOW their product and their menu.
This restaraunt is VERY pricey. The food ...
This restaraunt is VERY pricey. The food was excellent, and everything is served in small plate style. Front of the house management did not match kitchen quality. Our window seat reservation got bumped off by a frequent visiting local. That was disappointing.
Wonderful food, great service, beautiful!
We were disappointed that our reservation request for a table with a view was not accommodated and we ended up near the kitchen. :( and the restraunt was not even close to full. Be assertive.
The other comment is that we ordered wine pairings with our 4 course dinners. My husband and I ordered totally different dishes so it was perplexing that every wine was the same for each course?
Needless to say, we'll go back. Just need to be assertive.
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