Twenty Manning Grill

4.6
1619 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Nestled in the center of majestic brownstones, contemporary cafés & the natural beauty of Rittenhouse Square sits Twenty Manning. If cosmopolitan is what you're looking for, Twenty Manning is the place. From the modern, gorgeous dining room, the intimate lounge & the lively outdoor cafe to the large, sensual bar, Twenty Manning hosts a location for every diner's taste. Beloved Chef Kiong Banh draws upon his culinary expertise to create an innovative twist on American fare. No delivery trucks here; Chef Banh spends every morning at the markets, hand-selecting each fresh ingredient that goes into his Asian-influenced selections. He even adds fresh herbs from his own personal garden to enhance his unique entrees. Twenty Manning is the second venture for the restaurateur, Audrey Claire, who's other namesake restaurant sits across the street. For reservations (Sunday thru Thursday only) at Audrey Claire please call: 215.731.1222.
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C
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Twenty Manning! I went for a Sunday night dinner with my friend and we loved everything we ordered.

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K
Philadelphia
68 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

The noise was earth shattering. I could barely hear the person across the table from me. The burger was great and service too. But unless you want damage to your ears, go somewhere else.

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OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great everything!!!!

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OT
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I have been going to Twenty Manning for many years now. I unfortunately have seen a steady decline in the quality of the food her. My pasta dish contained grit due to poorly cleaned shrimp and my guest's steak was of a poor quality cut of meat.

One thing that Twenty Manning does well is their cocktail program. I would recommend hitting the bar, but not necessarily staying for dinner.

I am hopeful that they quality of food would rebound soon.

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O
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service was excellent and the food was great, but I feel it's not a place to go to relax. The tables are super close to each other and the noise level was deafening. Maybe it's better for a group of people, but not ideal for a quiet romantic dinner.

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j
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for post Valentine’s Day dinner, the server and management was fantastic. Our meal was amazing as well and the desert was a perfect way to end the meal. Thank you for a great experience, look forward to coming back.

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ZG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere and food selection. I went for my birthday and was not disappointed. The staff was very friendly as well.

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SZ
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals and service we’ve had in a while. They were so accommodating. I’m gluten free and the chef ran out to get tamari so I could enjoy a shared meal with my friends. Everything was delicious.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for my mom. We had an amazing meal and the service is always top notch!

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EK
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for meeting friends or before or after an event. Food came out quick. "Good Pickle" was just OK :-)
Waitress was very nice. I believe some of the drinks were a little $$ but otherwise, a solid place.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Have dined here many times before, and usually the food is wonderful. The spiced wedge was delicious but the spare ribs were overly spiced and way too fiery hot, almost inedible. I really like a pause between courses, but apparently can't find a way to do that without ordering the two courses at different times. A server was hovering waiting for our starter plates to be removed before dropping the mains one second after they were cleared, this after trying to deliver them well before the starters were finished. It isn't asking a lot for there to be time between. Then after rushing to get the plates down, we couldn't get the check for 10+ minutes. Combined with the ear shattering decibel level made for a less than perfect start to the night.

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G
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Restaurant! One of our favorites... bad acoustics only issue but service and food makes up for it!✅

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g
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We didn't know it was a restaurant week menu, but were very pleased with each dish! The tuna crudo was particularly enjoyable.

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HC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

We were there for Restaurant Week. The food was delicious (especially the flourless chocolate cake), but our server was awful.

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K
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was superb and the waitstaff was very attentive. I have recommended this place to my other friends in philly!

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Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere is great, the service was fantastic but I went for the pork chop dinner and was TOTALLY disappointed. I know u need to change ur menu to stay competitive but really...if something works stick with it!!!

That potato hash with like two leaves of over processed sprouts was the worst. Then there were no figs, no gorgonzola, no half spouts and the sauce was watery...very bad indeed.

I won’t be back at the next restaurant week. I always go at least to 4 restaurants but you were a mainstay...I guess I’ll need to to try something new!

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AB
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Solid neighborhood spot right near Rittenhouse Square! Been passing by this place for almost 2 years but never went until Restaurant week gave me an excuse. It's an interesting mix because it has a nice seating area with good "mood lighting" but also has a bar area with TVs showing sports. Something to keep in mind. The restaurant week menu was quite extensive and had many options, including multiple vegetarian entrees for my partner. Service was quite attentive. Food highlights included Vietnamese-style Brussel Sprouts and the Duck Confit bao buns for apps. For dinner the Soy Ginger Tofu was amazing. The gnocchi dish that I got - the gnocchi itself was exquisite, but the sauce/soup it was in was a little on the spicier side, but it was quite tasty. For dessert the pumpkin cheesecake and raspberry sorbet hit the spot. Definitely worth checking out!

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SM
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved the atmosphere. Bustling space with great energy. It was restaurant week ...prix fix was offered with many options. I had mussels in ‘daily preparation’....mussels were tender and decent size but broth was kinda bland. Yellowfin for entree was good. It was on a huge bed of mixed greens so like a salad. The apple cake for dessert was warm and delicious. I also had a couple of glasses of delicious Spanish white wine. Our service was very good: attentive, accurate and laid back all at the same time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall good experience! Salmon was cooked perfectly but the spinach and potatoes were way too garlicky. Staff was responsive on a busy night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Wish it hadn’t been restaurant week. Better menu when not...service was very friendly

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food and ambiance! We had a great time!

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JB
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was a bit slower than usual (not saying much because usually it’s outstanding), and the food was incredible. Our group recommends the sprouts!

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H
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

20 Manning is great - friendly, lovely room, the food is great - hadn't been for brunch before, but nice variety for those who are leaning either toward breakfast or lunch - one of our party is vegetarian, and there were good options for her, the coffee is terrific. Service was attentive, but not overwhelming, food came quickly and was delicious - all enjoyed,
We'll be back,

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LP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I normally love Twenty Manning and have had many great meals there. My most recent was not good - the shrimp cocktail was overcooked, our service was a little slow and we were served the bottom of the whiskey bottle that had a fair amount of sediment in it and likely should have been discarded. I would try again, but maybe just for wine or cocktails.

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AN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great neighborhood location that serves up quality food at reasonable prices. We particularly enjoy it in warmer weather when you can sit outside and watch passersby.

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OT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, from appetizers to main courses to coffee! Service was also excellent. Great experience.

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KK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

This was my third or fourth time coming to Twenty Manning, but was the first time for my boyfriend. Usually, the food and service is good but this time they really missed the mark. Our waiter told us the special was lamb, but when asked how it was prepared, he simply said “grilled” and nothing more. He didn’t even ask how we wanted it cooked, which was surprising. When the food came, the broccolini was severely undercooked to the point where it was raw and so hard it was inedible. The lamb portion my boyfriend received was so small (and was really rare), I actually gave him some of mine. And we didn’t see our waiter for the whole meal until it was time for the check. The busser actually came by more often to refill our waters than the waiter did at all. Overall, I’m not sure I want to come back anytime soon. For the amount of money, it wasn’t worth it.

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OF
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Matthew's cocktails are creative and delicious - the BLEAT sandwich was pretty impressive too. Sit in the windows and enjoy the sun - this place is lovely for brunch or a late afternoon treat.

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P
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Love this place but service was disappointing recently- very nice staff but just slow and delayed!

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TB
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We have been to Twenty Manning many times in the past for dinner and have always had a great experience. This was our first time for brunch and I was disappointed. The food was mediocre- I had the BLEAT sandwich and the toast was very thick and hard, which made the sandwich difficult to eat. Service was very slow even though we were the first table seated for the day. I may give it another chance for lunch or dinner, but definitely off my Brunch list.

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RW
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Twenty Manning continues to exceed my expectation. Mathew, the restaurant manager, is at the customers ‘s call, always available. The Bar tenders are extremely knowledgeable and greets you with a smile. The servers are excellent. Perfect ambiance.

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J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful, quaint restaurant with excellent food and service. Highly recommend!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was a great selection for the three course dinner for New Years Eve with a personable staff & not rushed.

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s
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was great and some was the manager that helped at our table.

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T
Philadelphia
122 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I haven’t been to this restaurant for awhile and decided to give it a try. Turned out to be a bad decision.
Ambiance is very nice and well kept over the years.
Came on a Monday eve and place was half full.
Our waitress greeted us and took beverage order and delivered them efficiently. She asked if we decided on our dinner selections and we asked for a moment. Another bad decision by us as she disappeared for a long time! She had a large group across the restaurant and forgot about us.
Once I tracked her down to order, she informed us that one item wasn’t available. It’s Monday, not busy, limited plates are offered and they didn’t have pork chops. Oh well.

One guest ordered another selection of Mahi, Mahi. After about 20 minutes, the mgr. Came over to inform us that they forgot to defrost the fish and that wasn’t available either. Defrost fish??

Finally, the salad arrived (comped) which was good. When dinner arrived, it was all presentable but nothing stood out as anything memorable.

In today’s Philly restaurant scene, they need to step up the service and product offerings or they will be extinct, which would be a shame for a place that has survived many years.

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m
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was great

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JU
Heidelberg
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great service and ambiance!! On the more expensive side but delicious food.

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AH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Really nice ambiance. Great service. Just a really good place to eat.

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L
Philadelphia
68 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food. Liked the atmosphere and our server. Booked this last minute and was very pleased with the choice. Will definitely come back.

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SF
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 3ambience 1

Ear-shattering noise. Averaged over 90dB. OSHA requires that at this level management needs to provide workers with heating protection. They should comply.

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