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Aug 30, 2007 08:41 AM

Reviews of Sunday Brunch at Nineteen?

Can anyone help? How is the raw bar quality (that's the main draw for me)? Thanks!

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  1. I had a celebratory dinner there and while it would be tough to single out the raw bar, can tell you that the experience was one of most satisfying I've had in Philadelphia. The setting is striking; the service was deft; the food was inspiring. The oysters were terrific, but they are part of a larger package there. I personally prefer my raw bars at wooden picnic tables, but that's the New England in me.

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    1. re: witnessprotection

      The raw bar is fine, but not outstanding. I'd suggest going for the brunch food itself (which is quite divine), but if your major draw is raw, you may be disappointed.

    2. Thanks so much for your answers! We went and had a great time. I really enjoyed the oysters and sushi. I had 8 mini-desserts, which was great fun. We spent 2 hours there in total. The service was excellent.