Manhattans

4.9
448 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Over several decades, manhattans pizza bistro ● music club has matured into one of Guelph’s foremost culinary and live music establishments. Manhattans has changed with the times. Our history is rich with a tapestry of great guest experiences, and as our story continues to evolve we look forward to making new memories with you.
Owner/Host: Maria Rewi
Executive Chef: Alex Quintieri

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 448 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SteveG
Toronto
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to hear live music. food is excellent. service is great. have been here before pre-covid and will return again.

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NathanM
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening at Manhattan's was a wonderful experience. I've been a customer since their beginning, and the new ownership has carried on that tradition. The food was excellent, the ambiance was top-notch and we had the pleasure of having live entertainment for the first time since the pandemic started. I definitely highly recommended enjoying the experience to anyone!

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vipCarolynA
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most amazing dinner. Staff was wonderful and kind. A little rain didn’t stop an amazing meal!

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SallyG
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

will definitely be going back, bringing family and friends. I recommend to everyone and anyone

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SamiJuneja
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and setting is always great, can’t wait til they can hold customers indoors again.

Great family atmosphere and personable experience.

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Sonita
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place!

The food is so delicious, the environment and staff are amazing. We spent a very special birthday that was well worth it.

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DateNight
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner of muscles, steak and pizza! This restaurant never disappoints.

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DevinM
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed our meals so much, as well as the live music! The owners are such kind and fun people. We will be back again for sure!

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Batman
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On this, our second visit to Manhattan's, we introduced some friends to this FANTASTIC establishment!

Our enthusiastic compliments to the chef!

As with our last visit the owners, Darrin and Maria made us feel like VIPs with their personal attention, Renée, our waitress, provided us with attentive service without smothering us, and if you enjoy dining with live jazz in the background you just can't go wrong at Manhattan's.

We highly, highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!

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JasonC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was outstanding!

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Regan
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing night of live music, amazing food, and friends! Thanks to the owners and staff for a great night.

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RUSSELLG
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, great food and an overall great atmosphere! I plan on coming back and would recommend to anyone else

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APhim
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing service and friendly staff. The only place I like to recommend for Live Jazz Music and Dinner in Guelph.

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vipFineDiningLover
Toronto
51 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening thank you so much. We'll be back soon for sure.

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Nancy
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, every time I eat here the food, the service, the ambiance gets even better. The wait staff are warm and friendly, the owners welcome you like they are welcoming you to their own home. The food is always fantastic. The Chef out does himself every single time. Clean, friendly, relaxing atmosphere. I would recommend Manhattan's to everyone I know and those I don't know. You will have an amazing time.

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DaveS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, and the live piano/singer duo was fantastic

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JeffP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Came in for my wife’s birthday and we were very satisfied overall. The ambience/mood was quiet and intimate. We had the treat of seeing some live music: a pianist and singer who were both quite good, but we didn’t catch their names. Seated at the back of the room compared to the stage, it was difficult to hear the singer over the piano.

Our appetiser was perfect, we’re huge fans of charcuterie and cheese boards. The steaks were cooked to perfection. Given that it’s themed American, I wasn’t surprised to find only bourbon whiskies on the menu, but I’d still prefer a scotch selection for after my meal. I mean, scotch is readily available in Manhattan, so what’s the deal here?

The service was good overall, but I’m guessing the shifts changed midway through and our new server wasn’t nearly as attentive. She didn’t introduce herself or explain why she took over. We had barely finished our dessert when the hostess explained we needed to leave immediately as another reservation was waiting. Meanwhile, our server hadn’t been back to check on us and we didn’t get a chance to ask for the bill. If the food wasn’t so good, this rating would be lower.

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Ryan
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it when the band came up to some tables and gave us a chance to a request a song from them. Then they improvise and actually play the song for you!

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vipBarry
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Awesome food! Music was great as well.

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KateP
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice restaurant ,food was great ..just felt that $32 for a half litre of wine and $50 for a bottle was a tad to expensive !!Service was good..but remembered the other owners gave out bread and flavoured oils as a free starter,not now.Woman singer and male piano player were good..helped to highten the ambience level.All in all...would return ..just the wine prices and the missing starter was disappointing.Could do better.

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NedC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Friday date night. with wonderful jazz. The mussels were magnificent,the arctic char divine and the creme brule so sublime. 5 Stars!

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PeterD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to go. Great food great staff great music.

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GailS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and there food was exceptional!! Definitely a new favourite

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Samy
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good experience. Food was great. Very good ambience

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JPug
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly run. Positive and comfortable atmosphere. Music/band was amazing. The food, phenomenal pasta and pizza! So glad we could help support a local business and gem of Guelph.

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Steven
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall1food4service4ambience1

Did not feel that many Covid protocols were being followed.

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corvettelee2001
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband requested a great pizza for his birthday dinner so of course we went to Manhattans! With COVID protocols followed, we were seated at a great table by Darren -the owners husband.
Making sure we were comfortable, he sent Doug to take care of us. Drinks and dinner ordered, we were pleasantly surprised to find there would be live music - soft jazz piano and accompaniment. My husband had his “Sonny Rollins” pizza and was not disappointed. It was excellent as always. My mussels in a vermouth cream broth were amazing as was the Caesar salad.
Thoroughly enjoyed everything about our visit!

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BarbaraS
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We felt safe and comfortable on a Sunday evening. We were well spaced and able to enjoy conversation with one couple.

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CaseyC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and the new owner and staff Kelly end Doug were amazing!!

We had a lovely evening.

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vipValerieS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live entertainment was great ! Food was good and the service was very friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and atmosphere is absolutely amazing! Great experience from the food to the music to the drinks. Definitely a must go-to!

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EmilyR
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We did not receive service for 15 mintures and did not receive our drinks till after we had been seated for over 25 minutes. Would not have minded as much if the manger was not sitting on his cell phone avoiding eye contact whenever he walked by. If you see your staff requiring assistance, then you should jump into help, instead of letting paid customers sit for 15 minutes waiting for service.

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Emily
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem! Excellent food, amazing service and the best atmosphere. The live music was amazing and provides a perfect twist to a typical night out.

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LesleyB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough about our fav restaurant!! We are never disappointed! The food is fabulous and the staff amazing! But the ambiance and music is second to none!

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MarkG
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time there and I wasn't very pleased with the whole experience!

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BryceG
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in Guelph by far! The food, occasional live music, and staff are incredible.

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MatthewW
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

As usual Manhattan's was the night out that we needed. Great food and a perfect amosphere for a night out that we needed.

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JessicaW
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for date night. The food is amazing and the music is great.

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vipFineDiningLover
Toronto
51 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find! Awesome food and the music was superb. And the service was top notch, akin to something you would find in upscale supper clubs in Toronto, Chicago or NYC. Well done.... we will be back.

FAQs

Manhattans offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (519) 767-2440.

Manhattans is rated 4.9 stars by 448 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.