1419 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122Neighborhood:
Capitol Hill / First Hill
SteakhousePrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.manhattanseattle.com/
- Phone: (206) 325-6574
- Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11am to 2am
Saturday - Sunday: 9am to 2am
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Steak, Steakhouse, Southern
- Executive Chef: Nick Parker
- Dress Code: Business Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
A word from Manhattan Seattle
Manhattan is a casual steakhouse on Capitol Hill's 12th Ave dining district. The decor is reclaimed chic with tufted upholstery, patterned wallpaper, exposed wood ceilings & golden-horned wall art. Serving Lunch, Dinner, Brunch and Happy Hour. The menu includes southern inspired entrees ranging from $9 to $26, and delicious steaks ranging from $19 to $48.Continued
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Manhattan Seattle reviews from OpenTable diners
54 reviews since July 29, 2014
- Ambiance3.7Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (18)good for groups (17)neighborhood gem (17)great for brunch (13)late-night find (9)special occasion (9)great for lunch (7)vibrant bar scene (7)romantic (6)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (4)notable wine list (2)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
- Not worth itMattyDined on 11/18/2014Steak was not worth $42. could've had a better one somewhere else for $25. It was not romantic and cozy like they said it would be. We were crammed right in between two other tables where we felt like we were part of their conversations. No intimacy at all. The waiter was very nice. The calamari was very boring and expensive for what it was. The overall ambience was not so special. Won't be going back....
- Good food, great drinksAFosterDined on 11/11/2014Three of us went during Dine Around Seattle and took advantage of their discounted menu. All dishes were great, but did take awhile to prepare. I would recommend checking this place out, just don't be in a hurry.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Awesome Food!OpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 11/9/2014Was there on a Sunday which is when a restaurant should be at it's weakest. They were out of a few items, our wait person was on her first day (other established wait people that helped out were more than awesome) and not so great. But hey, first day! The food was absolutely amazing but was one up'ed by the cocktails. Love this place!Special Features:
- Highly Recommendedcraig517Dined on 11/8/2014We hadn't been to Manhatten since last year, and had enjoyed it then and had always wanted to come back and try it again. It couldn't have been more enjoyable. There were four in our party, and we each had a different salad or appitizer, we each ordered different main courses, and again, had four different deserts. Everything was excelent without exception, and our waiter had the perfect presence - he took care of us perfectly without being too intrusive. I CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK! (We dine out fequently, and it's rare that the food and the service are so right.)Special Features:
- Nice PlaceOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 10/22/2014This is a nice restaurant with good food. A very good place for the neighborhood.Special Features:
- It's In Our NeighborhoodjimofseattleVIPDined on 10/19/2014I have been wanting to eat at this place for several months. Tonight I did. Before going to this restaurant I called and informed the hostess that I intended to use a $50 voucher from Amazon Local, and she told me that was fine. However, when I presented the voucher to our waitress she rejected it. When I told her about my conversation with the hostess and that the voucher was valid for Sunday evening, she made a $20 adjustment to the bill creating for me the need to insist on receiving the full $50 value of the voucher. It was annoying and embarrassing to have to deal with an inept waitress in the presence of my guest who looked on in bewilderment.
- Fabulous bartenderLaceyVIPDined on 10/18/2014I was not blown away by the food but the bartender made it a good time. We had bloody Mary's and our bartender brought them to us personally. He had a great personality and was all about service. He was fun, likeable, enthusiastic and really made our experience great.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Cosy and FriendlyMECADined on 10/18/2014For a large restaurant, the Sat am atmosphere was warm and friendly. I had the Manhattan breakfast, with two sides - kale and hash browns. Everything was very quite good, including the service. My friend needs gluten free, and she had some good options. The menu does not have a wealth of options, but there were the usual choices. Coffee is not great, which is all too common in Seattle restaurants - quite strange.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Its a rather unusual eateryVissidarteVIPDined on 10/13/2014with average reasonably-priced food and a great server! It's not an intimate or romantic atmosphere but much rather for groups. A large group of students from the nearby university fit in perfectly and seem to be happy. The manager and the server treated patrons with respect.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great spot on Capitol HillCuervojoeyVIPDined on 10/12/2014Four of us, one a veggie, all of us had a great brunch. The menu is varied, and has "traditional items" all with a slight twist, which makes them all delicious. The different variations of the bloody Mary are all worthy of a taste. They practically include an appetizer in them as a garnish.......As is typical with anything on Capitol Hill, the parking can be a pain.......Special Features:
- Great food, friendly prompt servicephil1727Dined on 10/8/2014First time dining at Manhattan. Will not be our last. The veal and the duck breast were superb. The side of mushroom risotto was divine. Maybe next time I will have the entree size. Service was just right. Our server was attentive without hovering over us and trying to hurry us out. When we needed another glass of wine or a beer, she was there at the perfect time. Otherwise, she left us alone to enjoy our dining experience.Special Features:
- DisappointingMarisDined on 9/28/2014The decor was poor leading to a lack of ambiance. It was a sterile environment. The service was poor. It took a long time for us to be waited on. Our drinks were sitting on the bar for some time before they were brought to us. The restaurant was not busy so that was not an excuse. Almost non-existent wine list. The food was poor. I had the veal w/ mashed potatoes. The veal was dry. There were hardly any mashed potatoes. It was not an accurate description of the dish. I will not return and will not recommend to friends.
- Great Brunchroyalk4Dined on 9/28/2014Awesome food menu. Could have picked every item on the menu. Also Mimosa and Bloody Mary's were amazing. Great Garnishes on the BMs.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 9/26/2014The food was a little salty for my taste. The food was good. Not great but good. I would go back. It has a low key vibe. The bar tender knew what he was doing!Special Features:
- Hearty FareeateateateatDined on 9/21/2014Enjoyed brunch here. It was standard breakfast fare, but the portion was generous and tasty. (And the carafe of mimosas was the perfect complement.)Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 9/5/2014It was too noisy for my taste. I had a fan blowing on me the whole time and I wanted to leave as soon as possible. The food was good but too expensive for the quality. It's nothing all that special but it is good I just would not go there unless I have a coupon deal.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Best WafflesDonkeyDined on 8/24/2014I absolutely LOVE the waffles! Great drinks, too. My only real complaint is service is a bit slow. Takes quite a while for your food to come out.Special Features:
- Overpriced for the food qualityDrLydiaGrayDined on 8/22/2014I have been going to Manhattan for some time now since I really like the atmosphere. The drinks were pretty good and the food was as well. The last 3-4 times I have come the food has really been sub par. This place is now pricing their dishes all in the $35 range. Now, I have no problem paying that for good food but this was not. On top of it, the portions were small and we left hungry. On the plus side the service was great. Unfortunately, I am now taking Manhattan off of my list of restaurants to dine on Capitol Hill until they change the menu, the prices, and the food quality.
- Great food & cocktailsChowDownSeattleDined on 8/9/2014The food is great and the craft specialty cocktails are tasty!Special Features:
- A little overpriced!FrequentDinerVIPDined on 8/8/2014We have been to Manhatten for brunch and a few time for dinner and always thought it was a fair market price for the quality of food! This last visit, Friday night, our whole group thought the prices were higher than previous visits and were truly too high for the quality of food served! They were also out of a few things in the menu, quite strange for early on a Friday night! Also $12 for a Belvedere was also high considering El Gaucho and Aqua only charge $9. However, our server was delightful as always and made our visit pleasant! Probably will not return for dinner.
- Almost perfectDavidaafDined on 8/3/2014Food, ambiance are wonderful and staff are very warm and friendly. My only two issues: 1)Seemed like the food took a bit of time to cook. Folks that arrived after us but had similar dishes and numbers of guests were served quickly. Out of what appeared to be 6-7 tables we were served 6 minutes after the last table. This could be just by chance. 2) The new device for paying your bill is not easy and staff were confused. Machine gives you choice to pay cash but then you cannot finish (picking and adding the tip). We ended up paying the old fashioned way. We made a choice on the device for assistance and nothing happened. I had to flag someone down. New technology always has an adjustment periodSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The following 211 reviews are from the Manhattan Seattle reviews archive.
- Sunday BrunchGoodEatsDined on 7/27/2014We really liked our food & ambiance but it wasn't quick. We ordered before 10AM so our entrees were 1/2 price. We got out drinks pretty quickly but once our food was ordered it took about 40 min. before the waitress said there was a problem with the waffle maker. They had worked it out but would still be a while. 3 orders would be delivered along with my eggs and hashbrowns before the waffle. The other orders came but it took 10 more min. before my eggs came. Glad I told everyone to go ahead & eat. I got my eggs & it was still 10 more min. before my waffle & bacon was delivered. Never did get the hashbrowns. I'm glad we weren't in a hurry. We'll try again because we really enjoyed the whole experience besides the wait for the food.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Another Successful Special OccasionRJW2001Dined on 7/16/2014Brought my parents here for the first time & they lived everything about the place. Cocktails were original & amazing. All of the food was great & my parents were very impressed. My dad is still raving about the Duck.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- me me so happy1spookyboiDined on 6/23/2014Service on point. Steak game strong. Manhattan, you truly made my night.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- good food, great pOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 6/13/2014We loved the coctails and the food was good. We ate all kinds of food and it was fresh.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Happy-Hour-MondayOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 6/9/2014Great surprise that Happy Hour is ON all day Monday! HH food selection is great, both taste-wise and price-wise. Wonderful! Except, the kitchen must have been overwhelmed. It took 45 minutes for our main dish choices to arrive. I'd still go back, when I had lots of time.Special Features:
- Highly recommendedeurocheeseDined on 6/7/2014Incredible food, great service - I've never been disappointed. Check out their menu online. You'll be happy you did.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great spot on Capitol HillCuervojoeyVIPDined on 6/1/2014Sunday lunch, first time here, had a coupon, great way to find and try new places. Will surely go back. One of the best hamburgers ever. Would love to go for dinner. Interesting décor.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food, great service!ALRumVIPDined on 6/1/2014Enjoyed our first brunch here and definitely will be back. Service was attentive and friendly, food was delicious! Loved the grits and the scramble!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great old fashionedSheridanDined on 5/30/2014Great drinks and great surf and turf. They used Weller 107 in their old fashioned. That's how you know it's a good bartender.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Friendly service, delicious foodBelltowndinersVIPDined on 5/20/2014Manhattan delivered one of the best food experiences we have enjoyed on Capitol Hill. The friendly server who greeted and seated us stopped back by our table to check on us even though we were assigned to another server. Our own server was also outstanding, well-informed and helpful on menu selections. The drink selections offered a lot of variety and the Signature Manhattan was perfect. They offer an unusually well-rounded menu that mixes standard American fare with regional dishes. Our entrees, a Southern grill steak and petite fillet, were cooked perfectly. Although we live in Belltown and like frequenting neighborhood restaurants, this is a place that would bring us back to Capitol hill for the people, drinks and food. Great job!Special Features:
- Out of arugula, reallly??53yipeeDined on 5/17/2014While the food was super tasty, both my dining partner and myself opted to change our carefully considered dinner choices after being informed they were out of arugula. Given the prices and ambiance, I was disappointed & surprised at what I can only call poor supply management. Otherwise, having had the Mac & Cheese on a previous visit I ordered it again...the sauce was a little loose. Given that the table had bread plates I'd hoped sopping the sauce would be an option, but alas, no bread appeared. Lastly, open to dessert we had a look at the options-the limited menu seemed oddly over the top, so we passed. Definately a special occasion expense, or those with grass-fed beef needs. I would only return for Happy Hour or with a discount.Special Features:
- brunchattiffanysDined on 5/10/2014This is my favorite place on the hill for brunch, hands down! The staff is always super friendly and the kitchen is totally willing to accommodate my absurd special orders. I've never had to send a meal back and I've never had my coffee cup sit empty for more than a moment. Great cocktails, nice atmosphere - be careful taking the table closest to the door as it gets direct early-morning sun right at eye level.Special Features:
- Disappointing experienceGigiDined on 5/5/2014This was my second time eating at Manhattan and based on this experience I may not go back. The first drink I ordered was not good and the waiter did kindly replace it for me. Unfortunately, the second drink was not much better. Another person in our party had one of their hot cold margaritas. It was delicious and flavorful. The only problem is that when we ordered more they tasted totally different. The inconsistencies in the drinks were incredibly bizarre. We ordered a wide variety of food and some things were good and some things were quite bad. The fries and the fried green tomatoes were good. The Arctic Char was completely over cooked and dried out. It was terrible. The steak was mediocre and the the skewers were mediocre but spicy.Special Features:
- we should go here more often.OpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 5/4/2014Every time we come here we are quite pleased. The food is always great; the servers are all friendly; and there are lots of gluten-free options.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Favorite Brunch77850Dined on 5/4/2014The food here in incredible. I am never let down with the brunch selection and always leave full and satisfied. The service was friendly and our servers allowed my friend and I to slowly enjoy our meal without making us feel like we needed to rush out. A great experience, as always.Special Features:
- Liked itOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 4/26/2014Some of the reviews I read around the net were pretty negative, so I was skeptical, but wanted to try Manhattan anyway. Service was good and attentive, drinks were good, and the food was good (one note: getting the fish in a steakhouse may not be advised. What I had was fine, but the combination of flavors were a bit overwhelming. Fewer components and more confidence, and I'm sure it would've been much better). Overall, a good experience, and we'd like to go again, esp. for brunch.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Pleasant SurprisenativenancyDined on 4/24/2014Attentive but not invasive service. DELICIOUS food.Special Features:
- Pricey but not tastyLilAppleDined on 4/17/2014We had dinner during Seattle Restaurant Week. Service was fine, waitress came over timely and 3 course meal was completed around an hour... too quick? Food wasn't good at all. we were not just impressed but it was disappointing. Crab bisque didn't have any crabby flavor, it was a bit spicy tomato soup with crab meat on top. Seared Ahi looked low grade sashimi with cheap teriyaki source. My steak arrived lukewarm and mashed potato was almost cold. My partner's dish was at right temp so I believe they cooked steak too early waiting for the other one. The meat and the source was good though. Fried cookie should've been cooked longer... it was uncooked. Regular menu is pricey. I'd go other places serve great food for the same price range.
- Waiters needed!HawaiiDined on 4/17/2014We sat there for almost two hours for the one and only waiter to bring our orders. He was running back and forth. He not only took orders but delivered then accurately. Many kudos to him! There was a long wait between courses. Get him help! Expect better service during Seattle Restaurant Week.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.