Known as one of the highest restaurants in Philadelphia, XIX offers an unparalleled dining experience, from its spectacular setting and design to the culinary creations of its team of chefs.

From the restaurant’s sought-after window tables, watch the sunset on a summer evening or gaze at the city lights while savoring some of the best seafood dishes in Philadelphia. Whether a romantic evening for two, Sunday brunch or a special group occasion, XIX provides the perfect view of the vibrant city.

DESIGN

Crowning the top floor of The Bellevue, a national historic landmark, XIX provides a stylish setting that blends the building’s classic architectural elements with the latest in modern design. The unique balance of two 36-foot grand rotundas and floor to ceiling arched picture windows adds to an unforgettable dining experience.

Class symmetry is at work, as well as clean lines, an accommodating scale and a multifaceted application of materials, textures, and finishes. Inspired by a passion for cultural design and a quest for perfection, Marguerite Rodgers capitalized on the architectural elements and superior location of this cherished Philadelphia landmark, exceeding expectations in returning it to its original beauty with an updated and contemporary style.

In a tribute to the century-old Bellevue building, the preservation of its two 36-foot dome rotundas has captured the timeless elegance of this French Renaissance landmark.

AN ART COLLECTION TO TREASURE

Over 15 pieces of artwork, ranging from traditional watercolors to contemporary sculpture and glass, are displayed in The Bellevue Hotel’s XIX Cameo Room, Lounge and Pearl Room. Local artists and galleries have provided many original and valuable pieces to create the collection of unique exhibits now on display.

Local contributors include: Amanda Means from Gallery 339; Gary Haven Smith from Reeves Contemporary; Allen Bently, Tim McFarlane, Neil Anderson, Alexis Serio and Charles Burwell from Bridgette Mayer Gallery; Silvano Rubino and Margo Nimiroski from Weller Gallery; Thomas Brummet from Schmick Dean Gallery; Jennifer Blazina and Brian Regan from Philadelphia Glass Works; and Vincent Romaniello and Tremain Smith from Gallery Siano.

Cameo Room

Fringed by whimsical cameos, this 36-foot high domed space is ideal for proper afternoon tea, a power lunch, or timeless family traditions. The unique backdrop mimics the vibrant culture of our beloved city.

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Lounge

Enjoy the quintessential Philadelphia experience, complete with regionally inspired art and aliments. Unwind with a craft cocktail by an alluring fireplace and views of Philadelphia’s sunset.

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Pearl Room

Custom designed to exceptionally highlight the grand 36-foot high domed ceiling of the restaurant, a stunning, 19-foot Italian chandelier casts a warm, enchanting glow over the unique character of the room. The handcrafted strands of pearls drape from the ceiling above the raw bar, acting as an ornate, yet instrumental part of the lighting design.

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The Designer

Since 1980, Marguerite Rodgers, Ltd. has been building relationships with clients by listening intently, imaging out loud and creating unforgettable designs that speak for and of the space.

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Hours

  • Breakfast6:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • LUNCH11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday - Friday
  • Dinner5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Brunch11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
  • Lounge12 p.m. – 12 a.m. Sunday
    2 p.m. – 12 a.m. Monday - Thursday
    2 p.m. – 2 a.m. Friday & Saturday
  • Happy Hour4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Monday - Friday
    9 p.m.- 11 p.m. Sunday
  • Afternoon Tea2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
    Available September - May