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Manhattan of La Jolla
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Prepared the classic manner. Available for one or made tableside for two.
Shrimp, crab, fish, clams and calamari in our 'house special' broth.
Always love Manhattan. Lobster Ravioli is too die for and gets ordered as both an appetizer and dinner. Great Appetizers
The Manhattan is very unique restaurant. It's very cozy. The staff is friendly, upbeat,
and very attentive. The staff takes their job very seriously. They know their duties and
take them very seriously.
The menu is wonderful. The food is prepared excellently with great care. I ordered a lobster tail and crab with pasta. I am from the Northeast and took vacations to Maine.
The lobster was sweet, succulent, and prepared perfectly. No rubbery texture.It was a delight to eat it. The cheesecake was light and creamy. Again, cooked to perfections.
I really enjoyed the experience.
If you are interested in stepping back in time and having a wait staff that served Sinatra and Sammy, Jr - this is the place. A relocated East Coaster I was excited to visit a real knock-off of a NYC restaurant. Instead, I visited (for a special occasion) a restaurant that made me want to check for a gun behind thee WC tank. It wasn't there, but thee staff and clientele still didn't allow me to shake the feeling I was dining on a movie set.
Wonderful first time experience! We will definitely be back.
Awesome, as usual! From Gretchen in the bar to Manny, our server, it does not get better. Thanks for an incredible evening!
Super awesome and staff was energetic and friendly! Food was really good. A must try!
Very very old school. We were a little bit hesitant because it was located inside a hotel, but the service is great, the food was terrific, really a fun evening!
Our server, Manny, is as friendly as can be. Halibut with capers and lemon butter wine sauce was spot on, as was the NY cheesecake. Will go again for date night.
The salmon was disappointing. Food was average and overpriced.
Simply a fabulous evening! Our dinners were, as usual, outstanding. The veal chop was superb! The best part, Stefano, our server! He is fantastic and made the evening another wonderful experience at Manhattans of La Jolla!! Thank you for making our birthday celebration, for my brother-in-law, a memorable affair!!
The food was excellent and the service great. However, my wife and I were hoarse from having to yell to be heard over the obnoxiously loud one-man-band that sang & played his version of bar songs. and he never took a break from 7 pm until 10 pm when we finally finished our anniversary meal. I had requested a romantic table and were sat in the bar!
All great except the mask crap ! But calif is nuts ! A Georgian
One of our very favorite restaurants when dining in La Jolla!
It is so nice to return to Manhattan and dine inside. The service was great. The food was wonderful.
Manhattan of La Jolla is a destination dining experience in San Diego County and a great place to enjoy a steak dinner in a cozy booth. Their Caesar salad is amazing as well as most of the entire menu. They offer live music on certain evenings. Another plus, the owners take good care of their loyal patrons.
Very good. Always good and very professional.
This was one of the best treats we’ve enjoyed in a very long time!!!
This is the way fine dining used to be with a updated flair.
There is not one thing we would have changed about our dining experience!
Starting with the cocktail at the bar area with Gretchen-who made some incredible looking cocktails!! The ones we had were perfection. Then to our booth that was perfect-and then to our waiter who was impeccable!!
The food was devine in every way. The people around us were fun and friendly as well. Great groups of good souls.
We will always go back when in town-and HIGHLY recommend this spot as a must go! We are probably one of the pickiest family I know-and we were all in agreement-THE BEST!!!
Very awesome and romantic place for a dinner with the wifey
Excellent staff, the best Cioppino - super fresh and ingredients and sauce were all good. Vegetarian ravioli were excellent- my family loved it! Overall, we were very impressed with this place and will be returning.
great to see manhatten open again. food and service excellent. all that is missing
is the music.
ill be back often.
One of best places in SD for a wonderful experience in dining
Had 6:30 reservation and were seated right away. We have been here several times in the past and were always pleased with the service and food, this time however, no. We started by ordering a bottle of wine and steamed clams. It took 20 minutes for the bottle to be served and the server advised the bottle was warm and poured a little in each glass and placed the bottle in a chiller. I thought why did he bring the bottle to the table in the first place- who drinks warm pinot grigio. We then waited another 15 minutes for the appetizer of steamed mussels (35 minutes after we ordered). The server only brought one plate with one serving fork- my wife and I were seated. We then had to wait another few minutes for the second fork and plate. The mussels were absolutely terrible, overcooked and drench in a lukewarm tasteless broth. We were so disappointed and frankly insulted, we decided to not order dinner, payed the bill and dined nearby. Total failure.
The Manhattan is a wonderful place to go for a special celebration. The food is delicious and the service isn't hurried.
We have reviewed this fine restaurant before. This is one of our "go to" spots for a romantic Italian dinner - anniversary, birthday, date night, etc. This was a date night and we were excited to be back in the restaurant since we are now red tier. There was an issue about indoor capacity but it was immediately solved and we had a nice table. The atmosphere was pleasant, the food was top notch as always, and the service was excellent. Some restaurants have not navigated nearly as well when reopening indoors. If you liked Manhattan before, you will like it as much now, but in a different way. Gone is the energy of a full house (for now anyway) but in its place the atmosphere was more intimate and very pleasing. Thanks for having us!
Wonderful dinner, Great service and charming atmosphere.
Outstanding experience once again! Manny, our server was fantastic! Professional and friendly, he made the evening great! And, of course, the food was superb! Best Veal Chop that I have ever had! Thank you for a great evening!
The food was amazing!
So happy to be back at Manhattan. Things are still improving as wait staff is coming back to work and there were some confusing moments but everyone was in a great mood and had plenty of patience. The food was not "Perfect" but still better than most. The Zucchini was way overcooked but the carpaccio was perfect. Entree's were all very good with the exception of the Cioppino which seemed very grainy and was lacking seafood. All in all though a great time at a great place
Excellent service, excellent food! Cant wait to go back
We’ve been to this fabulous restaurant many times and it never fails to impress. The food is delicious and plentiful, the service is attentive but not overbearing. I love the veal chop (any of the veal dishes are great) and the pasta is fabulous as well.
We had the worse experience ever. We went there last night for my husband birthday. We were expecting a nice and fancy Italian restaurant. It was everything but not good. We order a câprese salad and calamar friti for appetizer the calamar was cold and the mozzarella cheese on the salad looks like plastic mozzarella that you find in a supermarket.
Then we had our diner plate after 1:30 waiting. It was so bad. The chicken parmigiana was floating in water, the cioppino was made with no fresh fish, the side pasta was cooked in the clams water and taste like the dishwasher water.
This is not a cheap restaurant and serving food like that is very unacceptable. We will never get back there for sure and we will make sure that none of our friend will go.
Great food, great location, excellent service. Hopefully I will come back soon!
This is a must try restaurant anytime you are in La Jolla.
Everything is great, from the steak to the pasta. It is our family favorite.
Fantastic food and service. Always a wonderful night at Manhattan
Gretchen is the best!
Wonderful time for my wife and I, as well as, my family. Service was fantastic and the food was superb!
Very noisy in the upstairs dining, I suppose because of the concrete floor. It was so nice to be out somewhere for a change, that we were able to cope.
It is hard to find a quiet, outdoor patio with no cars whizzing past. This is a perfect spot.
As always, our experience at Manhattan was great all around!
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 4.6 stars by 1067 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.