519 proudly takes its name from the number of Test wickets taken by one of the social hub’s co-owners, Courtney Walsh, the first bowler in international cricket history to take 500 Test wickets. (The “1” in “519” is made up of three cricket stumps!) It takes much of its easygoing elegant style from Courtney, too.
Spend five minutes in the high-celinged, open-plan venue and you find out why 519 insists it is a “social hub”: people gather here in the common pursuit of the best things in life: good food; good drink; and good company.
But people come alone, too: the food’s that good, far better than the label ‘casual dining’ suggests and far more affordable than you’d expect of an upmarket social hub. Try the sweet potato oil down or the curried duck wontons and you’ll taste what we mean.
You get live sports on the big screen TVs, too, of course, but there is nowhere better to watch the new episode of Game of Thrones because, at 519, background music is background: it enhances conversation instead of obliterating it!
Tamarind grilled shrimp Grilled shrimp glazed with our signature tamarind sauce, pickled cucumbers and fresh cut greens. TT$80 US$12
CurrIed Duck Wontons Yes, you read it right, curried duck in a wanton crisp with tamarind sauce. TT$60 US$9
Dry-rubbed baby back ribs Spiced-rubbed ribs slow-cooked and succulent to the bone. Served with jerk sauce. TT$90 US$14
Surf Deep-fried calamari, grilled shrimp and mussels in coconut broth. TT$160 (2) $310 (4) US$25 (2) $48 (4)
Turf Grilled chicken, pork sausage, lamb roast. TT$140 (2) $270 (4) US$22 (2) $42 (4)
Fish Broth Our version of the Caribbean classic, done with ochroes, carrots, potatoes and a raft of seasonings, is a spirited tribute to regional fisher-folk. TT$50 US$8
Boss salad Mix of fresh greens, tomatoes, apples, corn, watermelon, carrots and cucumber. TT$65 US$10
Burger The basic burger is lettuce, tomatoes, onion marmalade but you can add bacon, mushrooms, pinapple, cheddar, mozzarella, pepper jack or provolone. TT$70-$80 US$11-12
Salmon hoagie Marinated salmon steak witih mesclun, pickled cucumber, onion marmalade and chadon beni aioli. TT$125 US$19
Chicken and Biscuits A family favourite. Southern fried chicken, smothered in a rich gravy, served with a cheesy herb biscuit and broccoli slaw. TT$85 US$13
Mushroom risotto Classic creamy risotto wtih white mushrooms and topped wiith Parmesan cheese and truffle oil. TT$90 US$14
Classic Bread Pudding TT$45 US$7
cheesecake of the week TT$45 US$7
PARKING Above and underground
PAYMENT Cash, Links, Visa, MasterCard
ENTERTAINMENT Piped music & live DJ
SERVING Mon and Tues – 4 pm to midnight
Wednesday and Thursday – noon to midnight
Friday and Saturday – noon to 3 am
Sunday noon to midnight