An American brasserie with a sensational view of the city
Nineteen, the new restaurant, cafe, bar and lounge atop the Hyatt at the Bellevue, is a stunning and elegant addition to Philadelphia’s dining scene. But it’s not just for formal dinners — Nineteen also boasts a comfortable side that is casual yet sophisticated.
One of the most dramatic features of Nineteen is its lofty location on the Bellevue’s top floor — the 19th to be exact. Taking advantage of said altitude, large, floor-to-ceiling windows offer panoramic views of the city’s skyline and beyond.
The interior is balanced by two grand rotundas, each with a 36-foot high dome. The northern dome houses the restaurant’s main dining room, complete with a dramatic, 19-foot chandelier and a majestic seafood bar. Meanwhile, the south rotunda holds the cafe’s main dining area under a stained-glass dome. Each room has a giant, floor-to-ceiling arched picture window.
The space is certainly spectacular, however, it’s the food at Nineteen that truly steals the show. And what’s even more… you can enjoy a meal here at any time during the day — breakfast, lunch, dinner or in between.
The restaurant produces an excellent menu of New American cuisine, that reflects the kitchen’s many international influences. The menu changes seasonally, but imagine creative dishes such as Maine lobster — steamed, wok-fried or grilled, crispy black sea bass served with Kennett Square mushrooms, and braised veal cheeks with a Jerusalem artichoke puree, in addition to a seasonal selection of fresh shellfish from the seafood bar, including oysters, mussels, clams, scallops and stone crabs.
The Cafe at Nineteen
In Nineteen’s cafe, a grand table under the rotunda presents a mouthwatering display of fresh pastries, fruits, yogurt and cereal for breakfast each morning and a delectable assortment of desserts in the evening.
Throughout the day, the cafe serves a menu of light fare that is sure to please. Popular cafe items include a crab and avocado salad, a Maine lobster club sandwich, a hearty grilled burger on a brioche bun, a delicious rendering of the English classic, fish and chips with a spicy caper dill mayonnaise, and a sumptuous grilled prime strip steak with shoestring potatoes.
Brunch at Nineteen
Sunday Brunch at Nineteen is a beautiful way to conclude your perfect weekend in Philadelphia. There is a set price, for which you will enjoy the bountiful raw bar, an extensive buffet of hot and cold dishes, a main brunch entree, and a sinfully delightful assortment of pastries for dessert.
The Bar and Lounge at Nineteen
The bar and adjoining lounge are also destinations in their own right. Stop in and relax over a cocktail, glass of wine or craft brew at the 10-seat bar or in one of three intimate alcoves, each fitted with handsome chocolate colored leather booths.
Gaze at the works of local artists adorning the walls as you sip a glass of wine or crafted brew from cushioned, high backed chairs and leather furnishings scattered throughout. Whether you are enjoying an aperitif before dinner in our restaurant or savoring one last drink in front of the soothing fireplace, the bar at Nineteen is stylish and inviting.
During Happy Hour at the bar, Nineteen’s signature cocktails are all available for half price. Also not to be missed, the Oysters at Nineteen’s raw bar. Succulent Wellfleets, Northumberlands, Wiannos, Moonstones and Raspberry Points are veritable stars at the restaurant’s centerpiece raw bar. Whether you go for lunch, dinner, brunch or cocktail hour, be sure to give a few of the excellent half-shells a try.
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