Unlike most of historic Alexandria's 18th century architecture, the building that houses the Two Nineteen Restaurant is over one
hundred years old. Built in 1890 by the prosperous merchant Lewis Mac Kenzie, this elegant home reflects the Victorian style of the 19th century: an austere and sober red-brick exterior with an ornate but comfortable interior, so comfortable that it's rumored that the ghost of the last private tenant. Mrs. Edna M. Royster refuses to move out and haunts the building to this day.
By 1979, the renovations were complete and the doors of Two-Nineteen were opened once more, now as a fine New Orleans style Creole restaurant. We hope that you will visit our bar in the Bayou Room. Listen to blues and jazz in the Basin Street lounge. And enjoy service and cuisine worthy of our Southern heritage in the two formal dining rooms.