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Manhattan Steak and Seafood
Manhattan Steak and Seafood

Manhattan Steak and Seafood Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.manhattanoc.com
  • Phone: (714) 978-6161
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday: Dinner 5:00pm-10:00pm

    Fridays & Saturdays: Dinner 5:00pm-11:00pm

    Sundays: Buffet Champagne Brunch 10:30am-2:30pm
    Sundays: Dinner 5:00pm-9:00pm

    Happy-Hour: Mondays 5:00pm-10:00pm, Tuesday-Friday 5:00pm - 7:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering and delivery on large orders available
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz Wednesday-Saturday
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please contact our catering department for more information

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chapman
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Self parking
A word from Manhattan Steak and Seafood
Manhattan Steak and Seafood would like to invite you to experience a unique dining destination in Orange County. We provide an ambiance second to none with food that raises the bar. The “big apple” has arrived in Orange and you don’t even have to fight for a cab.
From special events to dinner for two, Manhattan provides a classy and memorable time for any occasion. There are different elements that Manhattan has to offer that you may not find everywhere in Orange County. On a nightly basis, Wednesday through Saturday, we have live entertainment in our bar/lounge area. Our variety of jazz musicians creates a “Rat Pack” feel you can only experience here. Our jazz trio also plays during brunch every Sunday. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Manhattan is located in an older, quiet part of The city of Orange and is housed in a what once was a French restaurant that I used to frequent so it was nice discover that there is now an excellent steak and seafood house occupies the building. The menu is ample and varied - what is unusual is there are 4 different game items on the menu - wild Boar, elk, ostrich and, I think, buffalo Our waiter, Bob was excellent."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The service staff were friendly, extremely attentive, and helpful in selecting menu items and wines to pair with them. I enjoyed the salad with roasted pear and goat cheese. The filet was cooked perfectly, seasoned well (but not heavily), and was melt-in-your-mouth tender. The grilled asparagus and scalloped potatoes were on par with most fine dining restaurants. The restaurant itself was not overly crowded on the weeknight we went, and thus quiet with the exception of jazz music playing in the bar area that made for nice background noise at our table. The decor is perhaps more suited to the older generations, but we were not seeking a trendy hotspot so that wasn't a big deal. I would definitely go back and recommend it for a date night."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "My wife and I choose to celebrate my 60th birthday at this wonderful establishment. Everything was first class all the way. Look no further for the place to hold your next special event. You will be as pleased as I am!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I was disappointed in the array of food. I would expect when I spend $35 for brunch that the carving station would have lamb. Would have liked more of a dessert selecton. Our server, Ash, was great. Our champaign glasses were never empty. I would not recommend Manhattan Steak for brunch but definitely for dinner."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "party of 4 had Prime Rib and I had the Halibut. no complaints from anyone in our party. the bar had a nice 5 man band that was quiet and on breaks, came over to the patrons and thanked them for being there. will go back."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great food and great service. Went on a Tuesday and it was on the slower side. Wish they would have made the lighting a bit dimmer in the dining room. Overall everything we had was delicious and we had a great experience. Im glad I found this place. No one seemed to know anything about this place and I work at a restaurant! I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Never disappoints. Great food...jazz music that adds to ambience but doesn't overpower."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Tried this restaurant for the first time; very close to home. When you walk in the interior is lovely, service impeccable and the food delicious. Try the mushroom pate as an appetizer. Our steaks were just right. Highly recommend! Cool live jazz spilled over from the bar... Will try the bar scene next visit."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "we hadn't been here in years but had a special occasion so I booked through open table.... the seating was fine...the waiter was super attentive and very informative... the drinks were perfect and the food was awesome..... a bonus was the jazz group in the bar which filtered through to us at just the right volume...... so all in all..it was a wonderful evening.....we would highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "An outstanding selection of high end selections of seafood, crab legs already cracked and open, shrimp that is shelled, ahi poke, oysters, sushi and juicy Prime Rib and Duck for starters. Add a wide selection of hot items, fresh cooked crepes, omelets, 3 kinds of Eggs Benedict and a beautiful dessert selection, what's not to like? Beautifully decorated, jazz band playing, a great place to relax on a Sunday with friends. Lots of service personnel to meet your every need, and did I mention limitless Champagne for only $35.95? Got to check this out."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Nice steakhouse with excellent service. Bartender was able to mix up a rare favortie cocktail for me (Eastside with Hendricks). The wine service was excellent with a good selection of affordable wines. My only complaint is the ribeye was too thinly cut with too much marbling with the end result of more gristle than meat."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We so missed Mr Stox, upscale excellent food. Manhattan delivered same experience plus live music. Portions were good sized and very tasty. Birthday and anniversary presentation not to be missed. If you are looking for a wonderful evening out, this is your place. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I went to Manhattan for my prom dinner. We had the lobster and new york steak. The food was absolutely delish but for the price they ought to be. Overall is a great place for a special occasions and such."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Kat/Cat was the best waitress! Friendly, attentive, awesome! She is a keeper, and an asset to your restaurant :) Also, hispanic gentleman gave great service as well... cant remember his name... "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Food was outstanding, service was over the top!!! Had requested a quiet booth or table away from crowded,or loud areas. What we received was ever so perfect. They seated us upstairs where we basically had our pick of booths. Adult beverages were good, wine was very good and the flaming dessert just topped off the evening. Have not tried it yet, but I understand the Sunday Brunch is very good."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We were celebrating our anniversary and looking for a new place for a great steak. Manhattan was perfect. Ashton was a fabulous waiter and his assistant was top notch. Our glasses were never empty :) The food was delicious. We had the rib eye steak with fingerling potatoes, asparagus and carrots, and the iceberg salad. We are definitely going back and letting our friends know about this gem. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This place makes me think the good old LA. Class. Good service and great food. Seriously why I have not heard of this place before. All the way thru from appetizer on the house to the salads, entrees and dessert it was amazing. We will return soon and as often as we are in the area I would not brave anywhere else within miles till you get to the coast honestly after going to the Manhattan. I didn't get the chance to speak to the owner when there but hit me up if you are interested in discussing some massive buzz building and audience building for this place. I would love to build your name in the current awareness outside of Orange. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "We had never been before and we are so glad we went. I am recently in a wheel chair and they were very accommodating. The food was wonderful and the service was great. Old school atmosphere which my wife and I prefer in our 50's. We had surf and turf with the Lobster Tail. We have had a couple of those in the recent weeks and this was the best one yet. All other offered a mediocre lobster tail, this one was a little bigger and cooked very well. Completely satisfied."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Meet with some friends for a combo birthday celebration. The feeling is upscale, the service is attentive and responsive. The food was just OK for prices, I ordered the Filet Mignon, it was cooked perfectly but was over salted to where that's all I tasted after the first bite. Overall the experience was very nice and will probably return again in the near future. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The restaurant was very nice and had a nice selection of wine and cocktails. Our food was great and the presentation was well done. Our waiter was very attentive and presented us with options if we wanted to substitute an item. Overall great evening and we even grabbed a drink after dinner and listened to jazz singer who was singing that evening. Definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "the Express Lunch menu is excellent! Generally, you will sit in the beautiful bar area, and the service is great, makes for a very nice lunch!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "My friend and I had the prime rib and were very pleased with the food and service. The price was reasonable as well. I will go back again in the future. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Gabriel was our server, and he was attentive and friendly, but not over-eager. Bus service was excellent. Our food was beef and it was first class."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "This brunch has everything - great food, service, jazz and atmosphere. We were so well taken care of. The wheelchair accessibility is wonderful! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Visited Manhattan again this month. Austin our server and all the staff were completely helpful and attentive. We enjoyed sharing the seafood tower, seafood mac and cheese and butternut squash appetizer. Manhattan has moved up our list of go to restaurants due to their service and excellent food selection, especially the fish and seafood. Yum."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "With a beautiful bar, friendly and attentive staff, and excellent food, the only thing that would make it better is if it had music! OH, YEAH, THEY DO!!! There is a wonderful group that plays often and can be heard from the dining room also. If it were closer to home, I be there once a week. Drinks are large and everything, from appetizers, salads and entrees that I've had has been delicious. It is well worth the trip and we are already planning when to return. "
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Looking for some seafood on a Friday night I found Manhattan on Open Table. A nice selection from seabass and salmon to a seafood tower. What's not to like? Started with a dozen fresh oysters on a half shell, nicely prepared with some wasabi as the kicker. Ask for cocktail sauce if you are a traditionalist like my husband. Lobster bisque soup and a mixed greens salad our seconmd course. The main event for my husband was a lobster mac and cheese. Lots of lobster and the right type of cheese to compliment it. I had the scallops served on rounds of polenta and my choice of fingerlings, wild rice or mashed potatoes. You have a choice to eat in a quiet dining room or near the jazz quartet in the lounge. Nice selection of wines and spirits."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I have lived this place for years and Thursday night was no exception. Live jazz was going in the background and the bar area was full with people and groups. We arrived in time for an hour of happy hour so the martinis and appetizers were flowing. I would recommend the tacos and the sliders...delicious! We ended up sharing an entree (fillet mignon) and ordered a soufle for dessert and literally closed down the place. Definitely a 'must do again soon' place."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Dinner was slow, relaxed, and delicious. Bob (our waiter) brought the food at a leisurely pace, and our group had a great time catching up and fil lining up. Bob was always near to fill water or beverages, but never hovering."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food was amazing with a great choice of items. Waiters were very attentive and friendly."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "First time to this place, like another review said, Mastro's is the place for steak. Reservation was in order and seated in not one of the best tables, a lot of high traffic. The decor was like my grandmother's dining room from the 1960's. The Prime was another story. Cooked to order (Rare) had trouble with the first cut, sinew in the meat. bland and flavorless. The cream spinach all cream with little spinach. Buttermilk mashed potatoes, also bland. Reminded me of the nursing home food where my parent is. But then again this appears to be a 60 + crowd so maybe that is how they like their food. The service was fair, lot of servers ignoring a empty wine glass. if you want prime Rib, Gulliver's is the bench mark for 45 years."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We took friends from Australia - we were all from out of town The food was delightful- the rack of lamb was off the chart good"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Our typical spot is mastros in Newport. We wanted to mix it up and went to Manhhatan for valentines dinner this year. The quality of the food was mediocre. For the price we expected much much better."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was the first time I have been to something so amazingly romantic! Candle lit.. Food was so good!!! It was a perfect dinner!! If you have not gone... GO!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We visited Manhattan's several weeks ago & were very impressed by the food, service, and ambience. We decided this would be a perfect place for a Valentine's Day dinner. When we arrived. We were seated in the bar area at a cheap folding table. The shrimp on our salad was the consistency of paste. & our entrees were less than appetizing. We were very disappointed and will not return,"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My experience with this restaurant is very, very good. I plan to return as often as possible."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "The quality of the red meats and seafood are excellent but also pricey. Great for a special occasion."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Love this place. Had lunch in the bar. I ordered the Cesaer Salad and Prime Rib Flat Bread Pizza....yummy! Diffenetly going to order again."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "First visit, ambiance and service were outstanding... food was average. Great live music in the lounge after dinner... definitely caters towards older crowd."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Get the burger at lunch. It's a skyscraper - you'll have to take a picture of it. And, it's quite yummy too. And, the bread - OMG!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014