The Manship
The Manship

The Manship

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.themanshipjackson.com/
  • Phone: 601-398-4562x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Mediterranean, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Alex Eaton
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Check out our diverse catering menu for your next corporate or social event. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner available.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a wonderful space equipped with state of the art audio/visual capabilities. We can set up for any event, banquet, conference, classroom and many more. Talk with our catering coordinator today to reserve your space.
  • Private Party Contact: Kassie Gibson 601-398-4562x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: State Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Multiple parking options available. We have our public parking garage with skywalk access from parking level E to the second story. There is a rear parking area with access from the lobby and street parking available.
A word from The Manship
The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen is focused on bringing you Fresh Local cuisine cooked over wood fire with Mediterranean influence (Spanish, Northern Italian, Greek, Lebanese). Our dinner menu is served a la carte with family style sides to share. Lunch offerings served with sides.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Manship reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (73)neighborhood gem (68)special occasion (58)great for lunch (57)hot spot (51)vibrant bar scene (46)notable wine list (37)good for groups (37)romantic (33)great for outdoor dining (26)great for brunch (12)late-night find (5)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great addition to Jackson
    Blaine
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was delicious and the service was excellent!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Manship
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a party of five. Shared the hummus and the wings. The wings are delicious. Got the bone in rib eye, lasagna, au gratin potatoes, hangar steak, pork chop. All were great. Shared cheesecake and chocolate mousse with coffee. Drank Fiddle Creek Cellars Pinot. Everything tasted really good and was well prepared. Service was excellent. It was a little noisy. Restaurant was at capacity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Peabody1
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Had dinner at the Manship with friends before the theatre. Service was great, our waiter was excellent (Steve) and very knowledgeable - and the food was great- the fire-roasted vegetables were terrific (next time I think I will order only the vegetables!).Has become my favorite restaurant in only one night! Thanks
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food with big city feel!
    NaNa2Tri
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I couldn't believe that I had not heard of this place before now. Don't let the location fool you. Amazing food. I must say, some of the best I've had in Jackson. I hated to give the service 3 stars because I firmly believe that it was just that day, the time and the person. I fell in love with this place. I called my husband when I got back to the office and made a date with him to return Friday evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed my first trip
    Sheepy
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    hangar steak, brussel sprouts, parm fries, charcuterie plate of cheese, smoked salmon, and duck ham, and the sausage and fennel pizza. Manship's drinks were a bit weak and flat flavor wise, but still good. The brussel sprouts were amazing, I don't normally care much for them. Cooked perfectly. So were the fries, very crisp. I ordered my hangar steak rare and should have gotten medium. It was slightly cooled from sitting in the window a too long waiting on my wife's pizza, and when the waiter brought it/placed it on the table he tilted the plate and some steak fat and juices ran to the side of one of the plates, marring its presentation. The steak and the chimichurri accoutrement were great flavor wise. The pizza was the real star.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A must try
    Foodybeauty
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Ever been to a place where you want to order every thing on the menu? This was this place for me. I have dined here several times trying a different dish each time and I have yet to be anything but pleased. I will continue to frequent the manship to expierence and enjoy the rest of menu. The bar is top notch as well. Good food, good drinks, good atmosphere. Well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get the pork!
    Jacksonian
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The pork shoulder, served over polenta, is wonderful. Great favors! Also, the spainish potatoes are out of this world. Manship is a welcome addition to the Jackson dining scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2nd Visit
    sonjauVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I have been to The Manship before but at night and there is a different menu for lunch/brunch on weekends. I had the Gulf Scampi and it was the best scampi I've ever had! The portion was generous for a lunch serving. Had a Grey Goose Cosmo and the bartender certainly knows how to make great mixed drinks. My only gripe was that the waiter had forgotten to put in our appetizers and when we did get them, it was in the middle of our entree. Simple mistake and could happen to anybody. Will be back as soon as I can!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not for conversation
    Meatlover60
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The only negative is the inability to carry on a conversation while dining. However, with the food and service being so outstanding, who really needs to talk!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must go
    Foodybeauty
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This was my third time here for lunch. I usually stick to the lunch specials which have always been great but this time I went for a pizza as the server had told me the chef just switched the menu for fall and added new pizzas. You can split a pizza as it's enough for two with something else. It was perfect. I also got the wedge and the onion ranch salad dressing is delicious! I have got to make it in for dinner sometime soon. Oh and the prices are very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great hot food, the fish and the vegetables were wonderful. Excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • hungry
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Interesting menu and friendly service. Not too pricey. Will be back for sure. The salads to start off we're great. Tried the Caesar and Mediterranean both very well done. Rest of the meals were popular with our group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Allainsmyname
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I've been here several times now, and still haven't had anything I didn't thoroughly enjoy. The food is always top notch. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cater to you every need
    Lovelocalfood
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I have a food allergy and our server, Rachel, was very knowledgeable about the menu and helped me with my food choices. She was very aware of food allergies and the danger of coming in contact with the allergen. In addition, the food was fabulous!!!! We will frequent the Manship.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Friday Night Place
    Rooster
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is one of the few casual restaurants in town that consistently serves fantastic food in a relaxed atmosphere for a reasonable price. Want to go wearing jeans? Fine. Want to dress to the nines? Fine. Want to follow a diet? Not a problem. Their menu choices are ample and one can choose to eat healthy. I like their local produce and we are still working through the menu discovering more favorites. I do recommend getting reservations or going early - especially if you want to eat in the more open "sunroom" instead of the darker dining room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Emma
    Emma
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We really like this restaurant As usual, everything was wonderful. Great appetizers and entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of Jackson's Best
    Shoppegirl408
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We were a party of five and all got different entrees and everyone was praising the chef. We really enjoyed ourselves. Service was also very good. We all said we would be back - it was my second visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I have dined at the Manship several times now and every single time it has been a great experience. The staff are friendly and laid back. The food is fresh and well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner was great, skip tiramisu!
    Totalfoodie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Request a booth for 2-4 people very comfortable & intimate or sit outside. Tomato avocado salad with feta was excellent as is their focaccia bread. Our table had redfish & grouper with sides of garlic spinach, polenta, broccolini & au gratin potatoes that were all very good & perfectly prepared. Sides can be shared as they are steakhouse portions. The tiramisu was a disappointment like something you'd get from a cheap buffet or out of a Sysco package! There's a decent wine list, signature cocktails & craft beer as well. We look forward to sampling other offerings soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lebanese meets The South
    sonjauVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great food, great decor, great bourbon! Was my first time there and I can't wait to bring my husband next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great birthday meal
    mjdicker
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Everything from the poke appetizer to the tiramisu was delicious. I am still thinking about my birthday dinner several days later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mixed bag
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Everything was very good except for the Entre, which was mediocre and bland. Three of us had the mango snapper and it needed something to set it off. Just seemed underwhelmed after all the verbage the waiter gave us on the menu.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Manship "Happy Hour" AMAZING!
    Larry39202
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Call about the times and Happy Hour specials. Truly one of the best deals in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I made reservations online with Open Table and had a decent but not notable meal . It was fairly expensive and though the food was mediocre , the service was good and atmosphere was nice. I was willing to give it a second chance until the following day when I received a snippy note from Open Table that I had not honored my reservation. That sealed the deal- doubt I will use Open Table again or eat at Manship again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great spot near downtown
    Leslie
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Downtown has needed Manship and I'm so glad it is here. It has great food made with local ingredients. I could not love it more. Perfect for any occasion. One of my very favorites!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot!
    Foodybeauty
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Excellent experience!! The wine and cocktail list you can tell was well thought out. The menu is in line with what's in season and the food is prepared simply but tastefully. The open kitchen and wood fired oven set off a relaxing and entertaining ambience. We ordered the redfish and hanger steak and were both very pleased. We shall return to try other menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls night out!
    Foodybeauty
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great food, great atmosphere, great drinks! Don't pass on the bread!!!!! We may have been lucky and got a fresh batch but it was delicious!! I asked where it was made hoping I could get some but was told by our server it's made in house and takes three days! If your looking for a place to have a drink at a good bar scene followed by a good meal this is a good place. Also, not to far from other hip spots in the area of Fondren.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nick is a great bartender
    asabernathy
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Ask for the Hunter S Thompson cocktail! I had never heard of it but it was delightful and very tasty. The name and the absinthe make it feel edgy.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Happy Hour Specials
    Larry39202
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I discovered Manship has a Happy Hour (call for details) with amazing well drinks (I enjoyed a gin and tonic and found their well gin is Tanqueray), their great wine selection and signature pizzas all included. When you follow this with their great summer veggies - cooked to perfection by Alex Eaton- and excellent service by Nick, you have a winning combination for a very happy dining experience and all around great deal! Their lunch menu is not to be missed either by the way. Daily specials around $10 that re-define "blue plate" providing a new and hard to beat frame of reference. When I run into servers and even owners from other great area restaurants here, I know I've made the right choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to go back!
    Foodybeauty
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The Manship has got it going on! I went with 2 co workers for the first time for lunch and I can't wait to return for dinner. Our server was prompt and very well educated on the menu and gave good recommendations. We started out with the tomato avocado salad which seemed fresh out of the garden. So simple and light but packed with flavor. All of the dishes we ordered were delicious but the pizza was fantastic. The decor is lovely, the server informed us that all the art on the walls is from local artist. The prices seemed decent and I can't wait to go back for dinner with a group as the menu is set up perfectly for sharing! Oh yeah and the wine list looks awesome and wines by the glass were priced well to. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    2Eat
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Have been to The Manship on several occasions and have had a great time. Lunch the other day was no exception. Promptly seated. Water and bread service spot on as to timing. Ben, our waiter, very menu savvy and answered several questions without hesitation. Lunch was to be light so we split special and ordered extra sides. Catfish portion was ample for us to split and with the sides made for plenty to eat. Spanish fries very tasty with a spicy, crisp exterior and soft interior. Great catfish. Batter seasoned, crisp and non oily. White remoulade good condiment for fish and fries. Corn maque choux was rich and creamy. Best I've ever had. Interesting music playlist. Great lunch spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but pricey
    Riverbend1
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food was good, small plates, pricey. Calamari was heavily breaded. Tile fish was very good as was the hangar steak. Sides are good for 2 people, order 2 as nothing comes with your entree. Wait staff were very friendly. Ordered Mollydooker wine, they did not know the correct way to serve it but seemed happy and appreciative to learn. Ordered chocolate mousse dessert, it was good. Sounds like a big meal, but we we not full, but satisfied.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lay off the Salt
    hpgraphics117
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My wife and I were looking for a new restaurant to try this weekend. We found that we could make reservations for The Manship on Open Table, which was nice. First of all, the name is a little confusing. There is a Manship restaurant and bed and breakfast, but I don't know if these two are related. The atmosphere of The Manship was really nice. The outdoor area looks nice, as well as the bar. We dined at a regular table. This restaurant uses sea salt ON EVERYTHING. I actually like my food a little salty though my wife does not. Most everything we ordered was good, but a little too salty. The lasagna however, was not edible. It was way too tart. The waitress was kind enough to comp that order, though.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed diner
    Discriminatingdiner
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Ambience service was great. Food was a major disappointment. The Roasted Chicken Pasta should be renamed spaghetti with chunks of chicken. Using MS produce is not to save this restaurant. Until the menu expands and the food improves I have made my first and last trip to Manship.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good choice!
    PMaD
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    A friend and I picked The Manship for our weekly gathering. Promptly seated upon arrival (reservations). Restaurant was full including bar area but service was prompt and attentive. Bread was served with a super quality dipping oil. Bread is made in house and was delicious. The menu is eclectic and unique for Jackson. There are daily specials as well. I opted for the lunch special, brisket, and subbed cauliflower for the potatoes. No problem with swap. More than adequate portion of brisket, fall apart tender with a savory au jus. The cauliflower was cooked crisp tender with just enough char to let you know woodfired. A great pairing with the brisket. Friend had the BLT with truffle parm fries and raved about both. Excellent meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not this time
    Excellent
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We have been here several times for lunch, sadly, the food has declined. On Thursday, the best thing is something they call brisket, but it is actually pot roast and is served with some very fine scalloped potatoes. (most likely the best thing on the menu) But, this week, we chose the shrimp poboy. It smelled fishy on arrival to the table and we had to search for the shrimp. It was more like a bread meal and speaking of bread, that's what I ate. The bread that they serve before you get your meal (the good stuff with the olive oil) We will not be back, just a huge dissappointment, yet again. The tea was weak and more like water. Service, as always was excellent! Last visit, it was the sauce (full of hot seasoning) inedible.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tasty, but overpriced.
    localdiner
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The Manship's atmosphere is warm, refined, and invites conversation, and so it quickly comes to mind for working dinners. On paper, the menu promises thoughtful deliciousness. In actuality, the food is not awful, but it just isn't as good as I would like it to be to be willing to pay so much. I am willing to pay for exceptional food, and with all the other fine ingredients making up The Manship experience, I'd like to see The Manship dishes become more interesting, the flavor profiles more nuanced and deeper to substantiate the pricing. Either that, or align the pricing with the fact that the food is actually quite simple and in some cases mundane.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre food
    wilvis
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The local produce was good but our steak and fish entrees were extremely disappointing. Now I realize the reason for sauce over steak entrees...to hide the taste of the beef.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hip neighborhood spot
    Rebel5808
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The Manship just makes you feel good. From the well thought out interior design, creative menu, and fantastic customer service led by sweetheart, Steven O'Neill, Belhaven neighborhood's newest hot spot is the place to be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summer Menu a Taste Treat!
    Larry39202
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    These ain't your typical Southern veggies. Colorful, crisp and packed with flavor. I highly recommend the veggie plate when catfish isn't available on their Friday menu. Chef Alex has another seasonal winner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic