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For 2
Date
Fri, 1/19
Time
7:00 PM
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Manhattan of La Jolla

4.6
616 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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 25th year.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Happy Hour: Sunday - Friday: 4:00pm - 6:00pm in the lounge. Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(858) 459-0700
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Silverado Street
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Parking details
We offer curb side valet parking or you may self park on street. Valet is offered by The Empress Hotel.
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Entertainment
We offer live music Wednesdays from 7 pm to 10 pm
Thursdays from 7 pm to 10 pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 8 pm to 11 pm.
Wednesday nights its 'OPERA MEETS SINATRA' with Roman Palacios and featuring Tommy Gannon on piano. A must see!
Thursday thru Saturday nights its Tad Sisler, a world-class entertainer with outstanding vocals plus excellent musicianship on piano and keyboards. He offers outstanding vocals plus excellent musicianship on piano and keyboards with an authentic sound.

Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 616 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

AmaZing food! I’m from NY, Italian and a hard critic... simply put it’s the best Italian food I’ve had in the 4 years Living in California. Great atmosphere and live music make it 5 stars. Stay Classy San Diego...Sweet baby Jesus...Help me Tom Cruise... (yes drinks were strong too)

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on January 8, 2018

As always a great place to have a wonderful dinner. The food and service are the best.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0
Dined on January 8, 2018

I was very disappointed in the service and the location of the table. we were in the bar area and the servers seemed to be more attentive in the main dining room. We waited so long after our meal for the dessert menu and then for someone to take our order that we left without ordering dessert.

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vipLolita (Palm Springs)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Food is always excellent, entertainment in the bar, Thursday- Saturday with Tad Sisler is fun!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Delicious table side Caesar and the gnocchi was yummy too! Top notch service! Another La Jolla Gem 💎

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vipCaliforniaLeslie (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

Elegant gem in La Jolla. Great service. Good food. A good place to celebrate an event or just have a nice dinner.

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howardd (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on January 2, 2018

continues to be one of my very favorite restaurants. Very good food, comfortable, not too noisey.

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RobinW (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

We tried this place for our anniversary. It was great the food was awesome.

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vipjdb4 (San Diego)
2.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Understaffed? Took a long time to get menus and get served. Might give it another try in the future...but far too many restaurants in LJ to try at this time to try first.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

We just love the old school feel of this italian inspired restaurant. The best table side Caesar salad and Ribeye steak!!!

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