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“The highlight of our PR trip”
Review of 1919 Restaurant

1919 Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 1,045 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $90
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Calle Aguadilla
Description: 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. We place the highest value on hand-selecting products that are local, artisanal, and homemade in order to craft food that is truly flavor-forward ~ served up fresh and with a contemporary flair ~ from our kitchen to your table. Subdued elegance in a space generous enough for conviviality, yet private enough to provoke intimate conversation. Visitors to our dining salon will attest: The only onlooker here is the ocean. In The Year 1919 The Condado Vanderbilt Hotel was built by the legendary Vanderbilt family under the direction of renowned architect Whitney Warren whose other landmark designs include Grand Central Terminal
Reviewed January 7, 2013

By far, this amazing culinary experience was the highlight of our entire trip to PR. We enjoyed it so much we came here for two dinners in our 5 night stay and actually said after we tried a few other places that we should have eaten here all 5 nights. This place will not disappoint if you are used to high end restaurants. The service is outstanding. The staff are very well trained and appropriately formal yet comfortable. What we liked most here and didn't get at some of the other places is that none of the servers rushed us. Even when it got crowded, you can sit and just eat and talk and relax. We tried the tasting menu and were blown away. From the house distilled water to the homemade breads to the raw tuna with octopus and mozzarella appetizer to the risotto with cuttlefish squid ink to the crispy duck entree, every dish is a sophisticated performance of unexpected flavors that are perfectly synchronized and yet never too rich. We tried to go back a few night later and get the duck again but the menu was changed every few days, which is a good thing for the regulars. We also tried a seafood soup made without cream or milk. It was divine. The wait staff were all very knowledgable about every dish and were able to accommodate our food allergies. I would add the people watching was great and it's only a short cab ride from the Ritz. We would only come back to PR to eat here again.

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

First of all, the lobby of this hotel renovation in process is beautiful in a way that is hard to describe. Translucent marble partitions and art that made the Art Deco feel of the place both authentic and modern. Dinner was great, innovative and local and fresh, and the service was knowledgeable and prompt and friendly.

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

1919 Restaurant in the newly remodeled and reopened Vanderbilt Hotel was a great find! We had the sampling menu and each course used healthy ingredients and preparation and was delicious. The service was pleasant and attentive. The decor uses dark paneling, leather and silk elegantly. excellent wine menu and display. A memorable evening!

Thank Lynn S
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

We chose 1919 for our Christmas dinner in Puerto Rico. The service was impeccable and the food was excellent. I highly recommend 1919 when in Puerto Rico.

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Reviewed December 23, 2012

The attention to details makes a lot of difference, the management is there, present and making you experience a remarkable one, great food and wine selection, the best restaurant in town.

Thank Gerfsa
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