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The Manship
The Manship

The Manship Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.themanshipjackson.com
  • Phone: (601) 398-4562
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Southern, European
  • 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) 398-4562

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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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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!"
    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!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner very much; excellent service, food, wine. However, $12 per glass of wine is too much. It will become a limiting factor for some of your clientele."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My redfish was cooked to perfection! Taste was clean and refreshing..Seasoning enhanced rather than dominated this light and oh so fine dish!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "So far out of the 5 times I've been there the food and service has been excellent. Get a reservation it makes things easier for you and them. The wine list for me is good. I like big red Zen's. It's hard to beat their vegetables and the choices you get are great. Meat fish and chicken have all me good."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I had the hanger steak, broccolini and polenta - all so delicious and the service was wonderful. And the Meyer lemon cheesecake was perfect!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "food was great. wait staff was really quick and attentive without appearing as though he was hovering. i will definitely be coming back again. my regret is that i have yet to try their pizza. they look delicious, and each time i have dined here i have gone with fish which were great. also, i would definitely recommend a reservation here or else you may be sitting at the bar to eat."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food and service was outstanding, but the noise level from the music and bar area was far too loud. It was almost impossible to have a conversation and we were seated in a nice window booth near the kitchen. Steven was our waiter and he directed us to good wine, meal and dessert choices. Overall a nice experience."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food was both interesting and good. Waitstaff accomplished our time demand. Friendly and knowledgable staff. Fun!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The location is perfect, because our group works downtown. We had a Birthday Luncheon before, and everyone wanted to go back for a Retirement Celebration lunch. With only an hour for lunch, our reservation really helped. Our table was set and ready for the 10 of us. Once we arrived and had our drinks, we ordered, I had the special BLT sandwich and Parmesan Fries, was delicious. Heirloom tomatoes is as good as it gets in Mississippi. The Ladies that joined us , all travel around the state , and eat at a lot of pretty well know eateries, and they were all satisfied with the food. Which says a lot right. Can't wait till next time. Thanks Steve, and Ben."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "It's among the best high-end casual restaurants in Jackson, which is the only competitive category on the local scene. They're doing reasonably trendy foodie things in a very un-trendy, non-foodie town. The vegetables from the wood fired oven are great, cauliflower and asparagus in particular. Loved the polenta/grits. We tried fried zucchini blossoms which were cooked well, I've gotta say. Loved that they had spring onions on the menu. I'm eager to go back and see how they handle big protein and pizza. I wasn't into the way they prepared cheese and charcuterie, but everyone else liked it. With Whole Foods and new restaurants like this opening, it's just a matter of time before the market comes around on charcuterie and cheese."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I have been to many resteraunts in Jackson, and Manship is by far the best. Not only in the incredible food, but also in the service. Everyone seemed to genuinely enjoy working at Manship. We can't wait to go back!!!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Our first time dining there with 3 in our group. Love the fun, energetic atmosphere. 1 person ordered the trigger fish (a special) & it was slightly over seasoned for his taste & slightly over cooked. I had the bone-in NY strip & though cooked a little more than I liked (my fault ) it was delicious & the au jus fabulous! The other person ordered salmon & it was very good. We ordered 2 sides, grilled asparagus & potatoes au gratin. The asparagus was great, but the potatoes were outstanding!! The menu says the sides are enough for 2, but there was plenty for 3 to share. Their cocktails were very, very good also. We will definitely go back to try other things on the extensive menu."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Food was great and just right portion! Each time I go the noise level is very energetic. My lunch associate and myself did have to speak up to each other to talk above the energetic surrounding sound in the restaurant. Will definitely continue to dine at The Manship!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We thought the food was great! Please add sparkling water to your menu. Very disappointed that you choose not to carry it!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We live in Jackson and gave heard several great reviews of The Manship. We were not disappointed. The ambiance and food were both amazing and the cost was reasonable. We will be back again soon! "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "This was my second time at The Manship. The first visit was with a "Girl's Night" so not focused on service or food, just fun. This visit was definitely about food and service. The food won! We were seated immediately. Our waiter showed up about 10 minutes later. We ordered drinks, which took about 20 minutes to get, not good. I had to wave the waiter over to finally order an appetizer! Once we received drinks, things were somewhat better, not the service you expect for the price! I would definitely go back, the shrimp and asparagus pizza was define. The cowboy ribeye was melt in your mouth delicious and the mac and cheese is a must have. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The food was "pretty" good. Charcuterie was great, redfish was just good, and steak filet was cooked good but tasted like it had been frozen. Service was outstanding. However, the atmosphere was extremely disappointing for what we expected. My wife and I have a small baby, and we don't get out to restaurants nearly as often as we used to, so we hired a babysitter to have a nice night out at a nice restaurant. However, it was really noisy and had chalkboards on the walls, etc. The space reminded me much more of McAllister's than Parlor Market, for example. If you temper your expectations accordingly, you'll enjoy, but it didn't meet ours."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We dined here for our anniversary and really enjoyed it. The service was great and the food was a nice change from the typical Jackson restaurant. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "This place is going places! The food is excellent. the vegetables and sides are so tasty the could make a meal by themselves. Not to say the duck breast and Hanger steak were equally delicious. I have been for lunch several times and once for dinner and will be back. With some improvement to the waitstaff this place could be the best in the city."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My wife and I were celebrating our 3rd anniversary and we went to the newest restaurant in our old neighborhood. We were excited to try it; Jackson has so many great restaurants. The atmosphere is quite inviting. We were sorely disappointed with both the service and food. Our food was ready about 15 minutes after we ordered and my sausage pizza was very spongy in texture and didn't have a lot of flavor. My wife's lasagna was rather unremarkable. The best part of the meal was the asparagus. Once our food arrived, we never saw our waiter again until he came back with the check to ask if we wanted to order dessert (obviously not). I wasn't sure if he knew our food was disappointing or if he just didn't care. We were entirely unimpressed."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The Chefputs his own touch for sure.stepping away from the norm of creamy sauces and jump seafood.quality is superb."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Outstanding service from the time you enter until you leave. The food selections are unique and delicious."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "All three of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal - we will be returning!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Always amazing, the food here is to die for. I had the bone in New York strip, tender juicy and the veal aus ju was incredible. Along with their superb Italian salad and finishing it off with the strawberry shortcake, yum! We've been many times now and have never been disappointed, the Manship is our new go-to place."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "The atmosphere is also really neat. The server was very knowledgeable and attentive!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014