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Manhattan of La Jolla, San Diego, CA

Manhattan of La Jolla

4.7
4.7
1650 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Manhattan of La Jolla transports you to the best of New York via the cozy, upscale village of La Jolla. Located in the Empress Hotel on Fay Avenue, it is an elegant, casual and classy place where you would expect to see Old Blue Eyes or Danny Ocean romancing a beautiful woman while she sips her Cosmo over dinner. With quality Italian charm, Manhattan offers classic cocktails that get you into that New York swing--and the entrees are as good as it gets. Liberal olive oil, garlic, lemon and pepper complement the Zagat Award winning veal chop, steaks and seafood. Signature scampi, classic cannelloni, pasta al dente, and other succulent dishes, plus professional service and decor make this a terrific spot for a romantic dinner or mixing business and pleasure. Manhattan in La Jolla gets you the best of both worlds. Manhattan is an award winning La Jolla favorite, celebrating its 36th year.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 22 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (858) 459-0700
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Please call for details. The Garden Room at Manhattan seats up to 60 people. Manhattan of La Jolla can seat up to 120 and can be bought out for the evening.
  • Private party contact
    Bill Wolf or Nancy O'Donnell: (858) 459-0700
  • Neighborhood
    La Jolla
  • Cross street
    Silverado Street
  • Parking details
    We offer curb side valet parking or you may self park on street. Valet is offered by The Empress Hotel.
  • Entertainment
    We offer live music 5 DAYS A WEEK! Our Schedule is Wednesday through Sunday. Wednesday evenings Mikan Zlatkovich’s jazz trio will preform 6:00-9:00 pm. Thursday evening 6:00-9:00 world-class entertainer Tad Sisler will be entertaining. Friday and Saturday Tad Sisler will continue with outstanding vocals plus excellent musicianship on piano and keyboards 7:00-10:00 pm. Sunday Mike Wofford will be jazzing up the evening on the piano from 6:00-8:15.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,650 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

1,650 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best NY steak in town! Great cesar salad prepared at your table, the way it should be done.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love Manhattans! Our favorite place to go for a nice dinner!

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  3. EdwardM

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful tableside Caesar salad for two, some lovely wine and veal parmesan while enjoying the lounge music and people watching from our favorite booth. The owner checked in on us and made sure we were doing fine. Great place to spend your Saturday night. Excellent food, service and old school charm.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the Veal Francaise and it was delicious. My companions enjoyed their meals also.

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  5. winophile

    San Diego

    90 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A cozy, old New York steakhouse vibe with booths, red and black colors, low lights, and old photos on the walls. Friendly, attentive service, including the bussing and delivery staff. Ceasar salad was made at the table side with lots of flourish but not much flavor ($15 per person). It needed more garlic. Tasty zucchini chips for an appetizer ($16). The veal saltimbocca ($41) was a bit bland, as was the veal Oscar ($49), which was over-sauced and the crab seemed old. The veal Marsala had more flavor but wasn’t distinctive either. The place is noisy in the bar area, less so in the back booths, but still difficult to carry on conversation across the table. Corkage: $35.

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  6. RandyK

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is now our new favorite place! Just retired and moved to the area. We are checking out all the restaurants etc. This one wins hands down. Our host/server/comedian all rolled up into a great person was a true professional. Unfortunately, there was considerable wine involved and none of the 4 of us can remember his name - for the record, we had a DD - but she’s pregnant and is experiencing the “baby brain fade” syndrome - at least she has an excuse!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our favorite places! The food is always amazing. The piano bar is so fun and the ambience is the best. We love it!

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  8. Wendy

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had advised Open Table that we would be celebrating 2 anniversaries. We were welcomed by hostess and acknowledged and that was very impressive. Waiters were also advised and we were thrilled at the great communication between open table and the restaurant . Many other times when Open table was advised there was special occasion the restaurant did not know and was not told.

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  9. RobertF

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent! Everything was great. My wife ordered the NY Steak with peppercorn sauce and was marvelously was prepared table side, and I ordered the veal salt saltimbocca with fettuccine Alfredo. My wife loved the steak and the sauce was outstanding. My veal saltimbocca was great, but the fettuccine Alfredo lacked the true Alfredo experience and taste. Overall, I highly recommend.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always a great experience. Acoustics make it kind of loud.

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FAQs

Manhattan of La Jolla does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Manhattan of La Jolla also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 459-0700.

Manhattan of La Jolla is rated 4.7 stars by 1650 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Manhattan of La Jolla

7766 Fay Ave, San Diego, CA 92037

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Silverado Street
  • Neighborhood
    La Jolla
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We offer curb side valet parking or you may self park on street. Valet is offered by The Empress Hotel.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    We offer live music 5 DAYS A WEEK! Our Schedule is Wednesday through Sunday. Wednesday evenings Mikan Zlatkovich’s jazz trio will preform 6:00-9:00 pm. Thursday evening 6:00-9:00 world-class entertainer Tad Sisler will be entertaining. Friday and Saturday Tad Sisler will continue with outstanding vocals plus excellent musicianship on piano and keyboards 7:00-10:00 pm. Sunday Mike Wofford will be jazzing up the evening on the piano from 6:00-8:15.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (858) 459-0700
  • Private party facilities
    Please call for details. The Garden Room at Manhattan seats up to 60 people. Manhattan of La Jolla can seat up to 120 and can be bought out for the evening.
  • Private party contact
    Bill Wolf or Nancy O'Donnell: (858) 459-0700
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