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20 Manning Grill fka Twenty Manning
  • Address:
    261 South 20th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Neighborhood:
    Rittenhouse Square
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

20 Manning Grill fka Twenty Manning Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.twentymanninggrill.com
  • Phone: (215) 731-0900
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American
  • Executive Chef: Kiong Banh
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for availability & details.
  • Private Party Contact: Jillian Encarnacion (215) 731-0900

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Manning
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: A public lot is conveniently located at 20th & Walnut. Street parking is also available throughout the neighborhood.
A word from 20 Manning Grill fka Twenty Manning
Nestled in the center of majestic brownstones, contemporary cafés & the natural beauty of Rittenhouse Square sits Twenty Manning. If cosmopolitan is what you're looking for, Twenty Manning is the place. From the modern, gorgeous dining room, the intimate lounge & the lively outdoor cafe to the large, sensual bar, Twenty Manning hosts a location for every diner's taste. Beloved Chef Kiong Banh draws upon his culinary expertise to create an innovative twist on American fare. No delivery trucks here; Chef Banh spends every morning at the markets, hand-selecting each fresh ingredient that goes into his Asian-influenced selections. He even adds fresh herbs from his own personal garden to enhance his unique entrees. Twenty Manning is the second venture for the restaurateur, Audrey Claire, who's other namesake restaurant sits across the street. For reservations (Sunday thru Thursday only) at Audrey Claire please call: 215.731.1222.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "A friend who lives in Philly recommended 20 Manning to me. I was staying in Center City with my boyfriend for the weekend and we wanted a nice place for dinner, with good food that wasn't absurdly expensive. We live in NYC, so by our standards this was a good price for a special occasion dinner--definitely not inexpensive, but for delicious and creative dishes and one of the best glasses of chardonnay I've ever had, it was spot on. it's a little noisey, so not really first-date-ideal, but to enjoy good food and drinks in a casual, vibrant setting with a friend or significant other, it's perfect."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Saturday evening dinner with reservation. Table was ready, by window, servers were prompt. Decent wine list and bottle we chose was quite good at price. This restaurant was excessively loud due to bar running length of interior with no separation from tables - so much so that it was quite difficult to carry on a conversation. Also, the font on the menu is so small that neither of us could read it given the relatively low lighting. Uneven is the best way to describe The food. My wedge salad was quite good. My wife ordered a caprese - no balsamic and no olive oil, tomatoes bland. For mains, my wife's scallop dish was excellent despite only three scallops, my pork was dry and tasteless and Brussels sprout were cold. Desserts were great."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Great food and nice spot, but the noise level is deafening."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "You can never go wrong at 20 M! Sent my boss here with a friend and his wife. Their needs ranged from gluten free to 4 months pregnant, and they all found exactly what they wanted. Felt the attention from staff was fabulous. I can recommend with complete confidence!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Food, drinks and ambiance were all excellent. Service was top notch. Only negative, not directed at the restaurant is difficult in finding parking in the area. Not bad enough to deter us from coming back."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Just moved to the Graduate Hospital/Rittenhouse area and am looking for local dining. Twenty Manning was a perfect choice for a Saturday summer evening. We dined on the Manning Street side and had delicious rack of lamb accompanied by roasted radishes…a great way to prepare this summer veggie. I will definitely go again!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I've eaten here 3 times now and it never ceases to impress. My date had never been and she loved it. We are both bourbon lovers so the drinks - the TMG old fashioned and the formula 46 - were perfect for us. Hopefully, I'll be back soon."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Sitting outside in July? Weather was beautiful and food was delicious."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We enjoyed sitting at tables on the sidewalk, facing Manning Street. The service and cuisine pleased us."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Succulent scallops. Yummy fruit desserts. Very friendly management. Not crowded at all on Sunday evening."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Love the indoor/outdoor easy feel of this place. Dinner was fine…consistent, uncomplicated food. I always get beets or chopped salad and scallops.My friend loves the salmon. Good burgers here too. Bar is always lively and seems to be the place to eat. I do wish they would change up the menu a little more, periodically, or add a couple specials other than the daily. At least they changed the prep with scallops to a chorizo succotash, but I loved the spinach that was prior accompaniment."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Visiting from out of town and came across this very nice restaurant which is convenient to Rittenhouse Square and nearby hotels. Only fault was our server could have been more friendly and less cold."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "This is my favorite restaurant in the city and our recent visit for our wedding anniversary didn't disappoint. Love the slightly upscale casual atmosphere and the food is always delicious. Friendly service, great drink selections, fantastic oysters ... wonderful experience every time. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "That gazpacho with the pineapple sorbet floating in the middle is genius and while I worried that the stir fry would be boring, it was so fresh and the curry sauce so flavorful, it was way better than expected. The burger, while I didn't have it, looked amazing. The first time I went, there were a bunch of groups and it was really noisy and didn't feel very special. This time it was energetic but not nuts and it was a lovely night."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Attractive enough, but uncomfortably noisy. Mediocre food not worth the price. Potstickers: on par with the local take-out joint. Scallop ceviche: no seafood flavor. Wild mushroom ravioli (my entree): tough and dry. The Riesling was delicious… at $11 a glass. I won't return to 20 Manning."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Overrated pretty much sums it up. Food was meh, drink portions are tiny for what they charge, and we just happened to get a really annoying, anxious waitress. Cool decor inside. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This place is pretty good. Solid menu, lots of options, and they point out what is gluten free or could be made gluten free, which was a plus for me. It took over 20 minutes for the bar to make our drinks which wasn't cool and my mom's dish was stone cold, but they happily took it back to the kitchen. Overall, a solid spot, but definitely not a favorite for a foodie like me."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I went here with a few guys from my firm. We got some apps, signature cocktails and entres so we really got to experience the place. Everything was on point - food, drinks, and service. Recommended highly. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Always my "go to" option for a meal in an upscale, vibrant restaurant, at a price that doesn't break the bank."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We loved our visit to 20 Manning. Very good food. Very fun neighborhood and excellent service"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "IN OUR BACK Yard, nice local hangout,,a little high in cost for neighborhood place, but it is center city.."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "We tried the restaurant on a whim and were not disappointed. The service was informed, warm, and efficient. The food was outstanding, especially the duck confit with spinach and grapefruit. The only downside was the noise. We sat down at 7:30 and there was a nice energy in the room. By 8:15, we couldn't hear each other. By 8:20, we had to get out. I would certainly recommend the restaurant, but would also advise an earlier reservation."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "A great date place with lots of energy. It's casual but exciting, the menu isn't too crowded. I recommend ordering a few smalls plates so you can sample a bit of everything. Full of flavor and very fun."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We had a wonderful visit. The noise level was high at times especially as there was a very yappy dog at one of the outdoor tables and the windows were open. Food was great although our son's lamb was cooked a little more than the medium rare he requested. Overall it was a great evening."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We enjoyed a delicious dinner here before attending a concert near by. The gazpacho is great! We also enjoyed the snack of olives with citrus. I had the mushroom ravioli and my husband had the rack of lamb. The ravioli was very tasty and the crispy sage leaves added a nice touch. The lamb was cooked a little longer than how my husband likes it, but it was still tasty. We shared a berry cobbler, which we enjoyed because it was not overly sweet. All the servers were very attentive and pleasant. We look forward to dining here again."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "$It's nice that it is popular and crowded with young people, but the noise level was uncomfortable and my friend and I could not hold a conversation. Mussels, a salad and one glass of wine came to $50, which seemed a bit much. On the plus side, service was good and the mozzarella and tomato salad was generous and very good."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Had a great time at 20 Manning entertaining my son and his new girl friend over from Penn. Food was excellent. Waiter was the same. But after we finished, the guy who cleared our table (busboy?) came in with an attitude. Grabbing plates and glasses, nearly dropped a knife in my lap, asking diners to hand him dishes. He was rude, brusque and nearly ruined a great evening. To 20 Manning's credit, when I shared our experience with the waiter, they took something off the bill. I'd definitely go back and hope that I get someone else clearing my table."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "I have been to Audrey Claire with my boyfriend and a few friends months prior. I contacted our friend who suggested the reaturant for that night when my boyfriends bday was coming up, knowing she is very knowledgable about great food in the city. 20 manning was on her list of recommendations. When I saw the menu online and saw the set up of the restaurant I was sold! So glad we went because it did not disappoint. The food was excellent, we got the calamari, wedge fries, pot stickers, oysters, and crab cake to start with. My favorite were the oysters and crab cake, the oysters were so fresh, and the crab cake was so meaty and had an amazing side sauce!!! We got the beef noodles for dinner and 1/2baked cookie for dessert. Wow. DELICIOUS. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "My only complaint is that for some reason they kept turning the music up really loud for about 30 seconds and then turning it back down again. It was like listening to a teenager and his mom fight over the car radio. Otherwise, the food was good, but some of the portioning was confusing. The olive app was enough for 10 people, while the butternut squash ravioli entre was amazing, but very small for an entre."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Location, location, location. That's what brought us here, right off Rittenhouse Square. The menu was full of interesting appetizers and side dishes, but the entrees were a lackluster bunch. The burger I had was one of the best I've had in town, and my roasted tomato soup had a bright, rich flavor. But the noise level was pretty ridiculous. There are hard surfaces on the floor, ceiling, walls and upholstery, so none of the busy bar scene was muted. Service was painfully slow, and a side-dish showed up so long after our mains that we'd forgotten all about it. Maybe it was an off night for the kitchen, but they should be able to handle a mealtime without a 25-minute lag. Manning needs to do better to get my business again."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Interesting variety of food choices, lovely presentation, with much attention and good advice from servers. Tried the pork chop upon recommendation - excellent!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "understated, relaxing, gluten-free-friendly, good portions, solid food without hoopla, sports on the bar's tv"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I really enjoy this place. their food is good and the service is friendly. wish the service would have been faster, but overall had a good experience there. It's too noisy though..."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I live in the neighborhood and go to 20 Manning frequently. Each time is a great experience! This time, I had 3 friends come in from the suburbs and we all enjoyed the food. The half-baked toll house cookie (with ice cream) for dessert is amazing...enough to share, unless you are still hungry!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Had very good bison burger and nice apps, wife had a nice salad and salmon. Service was indifferent. Wines by the glass decent. Decent value for the money- better service would improve overall impression but food good enough that I'd try it again."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The menu is diverse and the food is interesting and delicious."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "20 Manning is always consistent! The food and service are top notch and I will continue to go back."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "A very good meal with a lovely presentation. The beet salad is not to miss. Skip the sundae... Not worth the calories. It is a very hip crowd... And great spot for people-watching."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We come here often and have never failed to enjoy ourselves. Bartenders are friendly, food is great and the atmosphere is tops."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Food was very good and the service was attentive. A bit loud, but a great neighborhood place."
    Dined on 3/8/2014