Love this place! Favorite
Love this place! Favorite Italian restaurant in La Jolla.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always good food, polite and
Always good food, polite and attentive waitstaff-the place is run by grownups!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had such a great time with
We had such a great time with Fantastic food! We would definitely go there again!
Everything was perfect.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
We've been many times over
We've been many times over several years, and consider it one of the best restaurants in San Diego. They don't advertise (they don't have to!), and it is always filled on the weekends when we're there.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had the best experience!
Had the best experience! The Owners and Staff made us feel special and made sure we were well taken care of. Food, wine, service, and lounge talent was superb!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Such a great representation
Such a great representation of the diversity within La Jolla. I can't wait till my coworkers are back in town to take them for dinner.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant was one of the best I have ever been worldwide. Carpaccio was outstanding and the sea bass was so fresh and cooked to perfection! Next time I am in San Diego, I know where my reservations will be!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely 'old-fashioned' hotel
Lovely 'old-fashioned' hotel restaurant with all the ambience that that entails. The food has gotten very good once again and we enjoy going there.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really good location, fish
Really good location, fish was awesome. Good service, good quality of food.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my favorite restaurants
One of my favorite restaurants in La Jolla. The food is always amazingly delicious.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dependably outstanding food
Dependably outstanding food and service. The owners are always there and it shows.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Manhattan restaurant at the Empress offers the best in service, food and ambience. The restaurant is a timeless classic that measures up as one of the best anywhere. Their house specialty cannelloni surpasses any description that can be imagined and their table side Caesar salad is iconic. Their waiters make you feel like your part of the family. If you're looking for classic homemade Italian fare with a friendly, service-oriented staff, this place can't be beat. It is a place frozen in time that won't disappoint.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
They keep the dining room
They keep the dining room way too dark for me. The food was excellent and the service was great but it doesn't need to be quite so dark.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Italian Food inside a hotel
Manhattan of La Jolla is a very good restaurant. I had the eggplant rollitini and it was just wonderful. We also had their house specialty which is the veal chop and it was great. The service was impeccable. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic evening - AGAIN.
Fantastic evening - AGAIN. Thank you Nancy, Ara, Manny & the whole crew. Our guests were delighted too.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Complete classy restaurant
Manhattan's is very classy, old school,
With impeccable service
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful service, excellent food
My husband and I had a lovely dinner at Manhattan. We had not been there for years and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. The restaurant was busy but we were well attended. Portions are adequate but not huge. Many Italian restaurants overcook pasta (che peccata!) but everything here was especially well prepared. There was a piano player - good but overall a little loud. We'll go back soon!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding for 25 Years
My wife and I had our first meal at the Manhattan when we arrived in SD 25 years ago and we have been coming back ever since. Two days ago, we celebrated our 44th Wedding Anniversary there. The food is outstanding and the staff, service and ambiance are always personal, elegant, and gracious-- everyone makes you feel welcome and special. I recommend the Manhattan without reservation.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food and great service!!!
great food and great service!!! lobster rav. was good as well as their bone in ribeye! love the live music!!!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
La Jolla's Best
Outstanding food and service. The owners and staff give real meaning to the word "service." This restaurant has many regular customers. This is our favorite restaurant in La Jolla and has been for the last 24 years.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love the restaurant,we try to dine there everytime we come to San Diego,the best lobster raviolis ever!!!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Experience
We both had Italian dinners and were thoroughly pleased and loved the sauces on the dinners. The service was excellent, the wine was great and loved the quiet and the atmosphere of this restaurant. It was the first time for both of us and hopefully will be able to visit again.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Besides my date the entertainment was wonderful. Although, it was somewhat loud in the restaurant, it gave a true New Yorker feel and the food was phenomenal. I had the pollo piccata and my date had the filet mignon and it was superb.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Dining Experience
Our visit to Manhattan of la Jolla was a wonderful dining experience for us and for our friends-- as usual. Outstanding food and service. The best restaurant in La Jolla.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious. Unfortunately
Food was delicious. Unfortunately our experience was diminished by some of the other patrons who were VERY LOU.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was a bit slow, especially
Service was a bit slow, especially in taking our orders, but beyond that everything else was great.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
This is our second time eating at Manhattan's and it is now one of our San Diego favorites. Food, service and ambiance were all terrific. Salmon was prepared magnificently. Chicken piccata scrumptious!!!!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very satisfied 1st time customer
We had a party of four for 7:30 pm dinner. We were attended to by 2-3 waiters all evening, no detail missed. Fresh buffalo mozzarella bruchetta was fantastic! So was wine list, steaks and authentic Italian dishes. The restaurant was filled to the brim but service was impeccable; and we were never rushed...white linen table clothes, candle light and great food. It could not have been a better experience!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Out dated, but tasty
When it comes to the cuisine, this restaurant knows how to please.
However, the layout, decor, and lighting are stuck in old Chicago gangster film. We thought it would benefit from a modern design upgrade.
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great for nice dinner
Went there with a group for late dinner. Was really great service, food was delish and the music was entertaining :)
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful evening. Best in La Jolla
We were created by Nancy the hostess that understands how to read her clients preferences! Great and very comfortable booth. Jose was our waiter and did a great job with many extra's ...................Wine list very wide selection in all prices........Food was outstanding, even when compared to our NE Italian spots.
The feel of the decor was perfect for a NY - BOS seasoned italian restaurant.........Piano bar with nice crowd was a real treat for after dinner drink!
When in La Jolla area this is a "must" location for a fine dining evening.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A taste of the old world
Manhattan is a cool little place. The service is very good and they genuinely try to give you a good experience. The decor is meticulously planned to give you that Sinatra feel (including the music). The only thing missing is the lounge singer.
East coast quality Italian food at a reasonable price for the quality. One of the better Italian restaurants I've been to in San Diego.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious and friendly
The food was delicious. The service was personal. The ambience was elegant but not stuffy.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and dined at Manhatten
My husband and dined at Manhatten on a tuesday night at 6 p.m. It was very quiet. We always.dine here when in La Jolla. The food is wonderful. Hot plates. Everything prepared to perfection. Recommend chicked or veal,picatta. Service outstanding. One of the few restauranrs left where you can actually have a conversation without screaming across the table and where tvs ate not blaring. Five stars all around.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
THE old favorite
...if you can't stand the 'kid scene at the trendy restaurants' go where the grownup's who know go.....
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian food, romantic
Great Italian food, romantic ambience....you can tell a lot of regulars frequent here. Great wait staff, personable and knowledgeable.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Piano bar was great fun
My lady friend and I have been to Manhattan multiple times. We usually have dinner close to the piano bar. I had the lobster bisque this last time. I have had lobster bisque at many restaurants. What i like is actual lobster chunks in the bisque. Theres has it, Yum. There was only one waitress in the entire bar area. She was swamped and needed help. It was a busy night.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Engagement Dinner was Delightful
This is one of our few class act dining establishments where their quality in taste, accommodation, and excellence in all ways shines the brightest!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restraurant was very nice! Parking was very simple. We walked in and were seated immediately. Our server was very attentive. He knew it was a birthday celebration and kept it very simple as we requested. The food was amazing. The filet was cooked perfectly and the chicken Parmesan was incredible. The music was live and there was a big variety played. A very excellent place to have a great dinner and music!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM