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.
Condado, PR 00907
Farm-to-table, Vegetarian / Vegan
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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, 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
We got there right when they opened. They were NOT ready. But very nice. However, waiting for the waitress to head back to the kitchen because she couldn't answer a single question about the menu made for a long and hungry wait for our food. We asked three people for bread over the span of 15 minutes. Two showed up with bread at some point later. The muse bush came after our meals. T honestly believe that it was a fluke. But a messy fluke it was.
1919 has all the possibilities of a great dining experience but falls short with attention to detail. We were looking forward to a nice fine dining event. We ordered the chefs tasting menu and most courses were under seasoned and lacked acid to give the dish brightness. It was also loud with kids and families being noisy and not paying attention to others around. We did give the manager and chef feedback and hope they will take it and learn. Best of luck to 1919.
The meal is very overpriced for what you get. We travel all over the world and were not impressed with the combination of food and taste. One of my four courses was delicious (Rissotto). The other four were not nearly as good. The options that you may want add way more to the price but were not worth it. The wait staff was the best part of the meal. Very high quality.
Excellent food in a pretentious setting. Being asked to wait 40 minutes for a table with a confirmed reservation is bad enough but then to be greeted with "the chef is only offering our 4 course prix fixe tonight. He is not offering the 3 course menu" was upsetting. In the end they comped the 4th course and charged for the 3 course menu but only after we said we were walking out. We will certainly not return.
Many minor service flaws, from begin asked to wait at the bar just long enough to order a drink because the "kitchen was behind" to forgetting ordered items, to billing us for an additional bottle of champagne, and the air conditioning cranked up to where the service staff would be comfortable but not the guests. A beautiful room, stunning really, and very comfortable furniture. The food was very inventive and impressive in many ways, except for a eye of rib entree, a cut that a restaurant of this quality and price should not be serving. When you are as pricey as this, the overall experience should be flawless.
One of the best dining experiences ever! Ambiance. Wait staff and of course food. And there was a screw up. Date and I ordered the prix fixe menu. I had Chayote Salad, Angel Hair pasta, Duck Breast with Brown Butter Sabayon and Sorbet. Date had: Grain Salad, Gemelli, Ribeye, and Local Lime Pie for desert. Not a single bad dish. Great mix of distinct flavors and sensations. One slip up. Date ordered steak medium rare. It was delivered medium well. Got waiter's attention and the problem was remedied within the time it takes to cook it correctly. Wait staff especially Enrique were very attentive, but not to the point of annoying or fawning. I also loved the amuse bouche (avocado cucumber shooter) and palette cleansers that were delivered with the meal.
If the world were ending tomorrow, this is one place I would want to go for dinner tonight!
Beautiful setting but...This was terrible. Truly a rip off. The service was very spotty and drawn out. $85 price fix is something that we are used to living in Manhattan. There were 5 people and the bill was $720 without tip. Let's review...
1st course Organic Grain Salad non discript. Tuna crudo was passable but nothing outrageous. Eggplant-Lobster is the choice here. That was good.
2nd course We all agree every pasta was over cooked. The angel hair was good but so over cooked it was a lump. The Gimilli was inedible. It was pure salt. Probably the worse pasta I tasted. The choice here is the risotto.
3rd course The chicken for 2 is a dried out lump. So far removed from moist. Our friend said the saloon was good although nothing remarkable that you can't get anywhere.
Deserts were ok. Also no wow factor.
All in agreement they make an excellent sazarac,
All in all absolutely skip this resturant. There are far better. Over priced lunchroom fare.
This restaurant was spectacular from service to the food preparation and presentation. The staff is wonderfully attentive and the scenery is amazing -- the restaurant itself if gorgeous and its right next to the ocean. This is a "do not miss" restaurant, and while on the more expensive end, worth every penny.
As a guest staying at the hotel my husband and I expected much better treatment from the staff. Even though I made the reservation weeks in advance we were stuck in back of restaurant with zero view. Food was rushed, servers not at all helpful with tasting menu, and after the first glass of wine we were flagging them down for anything after that, in addition to the pours smaller and smaller with each glass. Completely overrated and over-priced. Go to Marmalade, top service food and atmosphere- treated like royalty! Will never recommend this place
Went to 1919 after a day of jet skis and laying out on the beach. We got dresses up and looked forward to go to the restaurant (we did a quick dry run and saw how beautiful the restaurant is). The decor and ambiance was amazing and the food remarkable. What disappointed me the most was the waiter that escorted my date to the restroom and asked her out on a date. I mean, she is drop dead gorgeous and I am flattered that someone would take that much of a risk to ask her out. But at the same time I felt disrespected and not because I am jealous but more the principal of the matter She immediately came back and told me. I am not a fan of ruining how someone supports their family, so I am not calling out the waiter by name, although I do remember it! Every otherfine dining establishment we hit up was top notch with the level of respect they give you. 1919 needs to train there staff on how to keep it in their pants. I am sure they have gotten away with flirtation and crossing the line with other patrons but I know they didn't expect my date to come back and spill the details. Addressing the issue head on would not have been conducive to the type of night I was trying to have and I also didn't want to get Mr. suit and tie fired but need the public to know about my encounter.
In port for a day during a cruise. The restaurant is within the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel. The public areas of the hotel, and the restaurant, are gorgeous. The food was astoundingly good, the portions generous, and the wine list very impressive. Raul and Wesley took great care of our party of 6. An unforgettable dining experience.
Me and my family were utterly disappointed with this restaurant. We came in with high expectations due to the Chef's Michelin Starred restaurant in NYC but left realizing that all we had was good food in small quantities and at excessively high prices. I must admit that the Tuna crudo appetizer and the second course, Ricotta Raviolli, that I had were marvelously achieved, although the third course, slow cooked cod, left a lot to desire and was excessively salty. I must also point out that for the price was not proportional to the quality and quantity of the food. Additionally, at the end of the meal we had the bitter surprise of finding out that the Tuna crudo and the cod had an additional charge on top of the prix fixe menu that was not written on the menu nor notified to us. Finally I must comment that service was deficient and far from that which one would expect at this type of restaurant.
Primary server was arrogant and very unprepared, could not answer basic question, ignore complains. For example my fish it smell as it was not fresh and he totally ignore the complain. The issue later was brought to the attention to the manager he indicated that we should had insist on the complain , going to him directly was insisting but nothing was done he mention he would look into it has been a week still waiting.
The other food was good, atmosphere was ok but too dark.
This should have been a 5 star feedback from us because the food is incredible however service was mixed and forgetful, our wine glasses sat empty waiting for more wine, bread was never offered after our initial offering and then almost at the end of our entree two pieces were just placed on our b&b plates almost as to make up. The food was just placed down without describing.... Having said all that we would definitely go back to enjoy the beautiful dishes Chef is preparing, you have to remind yourself that it's a resort town so service can be forgiven but the food is totally world class.
The food was mostly quite good although the entree fish was dry. The service was excellent at the beginning of the meal. Halfway through, however, the staff disappeared. We were not asked about additional beverages, coffee etc. We couldn't even get more water. Really detracted from the overall experience.
Food was very good. Service was excellent. The wrong meal was brought out to me, and the waiter was extremely apologetic. So, my husband ate his meal alone while I waited for mine. I ate my meal alone once it came. There was no effort to comp anything for the inconvenience. For the money spent, it was somewhat surprising. In my experience as a waiter, you always make up for your mistake through some form of comping.
All around great great restaurant
From the moment you enter the gorgeous Vanderbilt hotel you have a sense you're in for a treat!
The host and hostess the revering we went were amazing
We even got a banana bread loaf a sweet gift to take home
The food and service was beyond compare
Don't miss this place on your trip to Puerto Rico
Ps it's not inexpensive but it's worth the splurge!😀
This restaurant is truly outstanding and is NOT to be missed? The food is creative and delicious. The service is knowledge and attentive. The wine list has nice choices across the cost spectrum. The room is beautiful and quiet for conversation even when full. I congratulate the chef and owners for creating this wonderful restaurant.
The food was good but wasn't anything special you couldn't get anywhere else for a lower price. They charge you $85 for the 4 course meal and you can make your selections but watch out because many of the items have an extra surcharge so it's like paying $100 or more per person based on what you order.
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