Twenty Manning Grill

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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.
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k
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

we were very disappointed in the whole experience - I am not sure if the ownership has changed, but the service was terrible, the food wasn't nearly as good as we had remembered. My daughter's hamburger was raw when we asked for medium well. We didn't get water or a drink for 20 minutes.....and it was not crowded. I don't think we will be back and it used to be one of my favorite places.

SQ
Philadelphia
536 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the eggs benedict for brunch. Service was excellent. It is a bright cheerful place. The windows were open. That day it was a bit chilly but still very enjoyable.

DW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, great food

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delish, service also wonderful. Noise level a bit loud but loved the ambience

SP
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food , drinks and service. Really loud!!!!!!!! Not much you can do about that with the space and configuration.

OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Much too noisy and will not return. A shame because I live two blocks away and dine out every night.

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb shrimp and squid ink pasta!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Desert menu poor
Food spare
Probably won't return
no bread, nothing offered in advance, one crab cake for $14???

g
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Our experience at Twenty Manning was very poor. Cool and fun ambiance but that's really where the positives stop. Ordered spicy calamari to start and I can pretty confidently say it was the worst calamari I've ever had. Overloaded with salt and breading, when we tried to remove some of the breading we discovered Ultra tiny, dried up slices of calamari that looked anything but fresh. We had maybe two each before leaving the dish as is and our inattentive waiter didn't even notice or say anything. 30 minutes later our entrees came out (salmon and gnocchi), and again were LOADED with salt. Underwhelming portion sizes were actually appreciated so we didn't have to have another bottle of water. With so many wonderful restaurants in the city and especially in Rittenhouse, this is one you definitely won't regret skipping over.

a
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Visiting our daughter in Philadelphia, and loved our lunch here! Service was friendly and efficient, all 3 dishes we ordered were delicious and the Bloody Mary’s were spice-ily good. Will definitely be back.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Considering it was restaurant week- our service was very good, food portions were large, and kitchen timing was great. The cocktails were our favorite part!

C
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We stopped in after a matinee at the Kimmel Center during restaurant week. We have eaten here several times over the years as it is a nice walk from Kimmel. We watched as the place filled with a young crowd, business colleagues, date night, and groups of friends. Not sure that we are the right demographic for the place anymore. My bao bun with duck confit was well conceived but a bit dry. I was not that hungry and opted for the house made spaghetti bolognese. It was fine. My wife tried their mahi mahi with curry sauce. Concerned that the sauce would be too hot for her, she asked for it on the side. Deconstructing the dish did not work as the fish alone was not well seasoned and was a bit over cooked. We watched the same dish fully sauced being devoured at an adjoining table, so perhaps it was just a bad choice for her. Deserts were fine. A glass of wine was half the price for the dinners, a bit high.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The cocktails were amazing! Food was only ok. Entrees better than apps and dessert. Service was slow and not attentive. Would not go back for anything but drinks.

LL
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Twenty Manning is still a good restaurant but will not be my go-to anymore. Over the last 15 years, I have dined there at least 30 times and brought no less than a dozen new diners with me. It was always fun, delicious and a solid off-rittenhouse choice. Then they took my personal favorite, beef sirloin noodles, off the menu a few years ago. I was hugely disappointed but there were other great dishes to compensate. Now they’ve changed those too and become just average along with a very loud ambiance. Their pork chops used to be crave worthy. Now it’s meh. Why the change? I’ll miss this restaurant sorely.

KC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good! Went for restaurant week and they had a decent amount of options. Will def go back for the full menu. The place itself is very nice but still casual. outside seating also available.

h
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It happened to be restaurant week - we had a wonderful meal with great service! Highly recommend!

KS
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We've been a few times and always are impressed with everything we have ordered. Consistently wonderful flavors and excellent service!

L
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

We went for restaurant week and overall had a pleasant experience but wouldn’t go out of my way to recommend it. It’s OK even if a little pricey for being a neighborhood staple. Our wait staff person had the patience of Job. Very nice woman.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Loved the food and drinks but felt very rushed.

MB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great. Service could have been better but we weren’t in a rush so it wasn’t a big deal.

S
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

My server forgot to serve the side dish during my dinner. He very nicely gave it to me in a "to go" box. I felt the lamb chops were overpriced at $42 for 2 lamb chops. Very disappointing.

K
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside where it was quiet and enjoyed a great dinner. We started off with the cheese plate and all of the cheeses were fantastic . My kids had burgers and I had the grilled pork chop. They were all cooked to perfection and delicious. The sides were equally wonderful. We were not rushed even though the restaurant was full. We will be back soon. The staff is warm and friendly. A perfect place to relax and enjoy a great meal on a Friday night.

C
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Twenty Manning is one of the best spots in town. Highly recommend

AD
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my Wife are big going out to dinner fanatics in Philadelphia. The food was incredible I can’t say a negative thing other than it can get a bit loud in there from all the echoing. The service was outstanding which is very rare in many restaurants. This restaurant will be put on our top five restaurants that we enjoy going to great ambience atmosphere and location . We do enjoy talking while having dinner that was a bit difficult I’m sure when the windows are open it is much better .

SQ
Philadelphia
537 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and server was prompt, courteous, and pleasant. Excellent cocktails also. I wish it were not so loud. Table near side window is best for conversation.

OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside for a quiet dinner. Food was amazing and so was our server!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food too salty

r
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice outdoor dining on Maning street - always great food and attentive service.

D
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All good except the noise level ... whether the restaurant is extremely busy or not the noise level is terrubmev

V
London
14 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

What a disappointment!

My small burger was both over cooked and beyond over salted.
There was no service-/had to ask for butter, ground pepper and more rolls. No one ever asked if dinner was OK,

II couldn’t wait to leave the place, given the unacceptable noise level. It was almost impossible to talk to my wife across the table.

Lastly, our table was on the main route out of the kitchen forvthe rushing servers. Twice, spilled food almost landed in my lap.

We’ve been going to 29 Manning for years,?and something terrible has just happened to it.

S
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bartender Peter knows how to play the music just right to keep the party going. Both bartenders were so friendly and kind! They made the exp so memorable. The song “juicy fruit” must be played!

JB
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our meal. Noise level is VERY LOUD in the restaurant. This happens every time we are there. Need some noise cancelling panels in the restaurant.

CL
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little bistro. Attentive service, prompt kitchen, nice presentation, and delicious food at a reasonable price. What more could you...

LR
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Twenty Manning is a great restaurant serving delicious food in a beautiful setting. The only drawback was the noise level, which made conversation with my dinner companions a little challenging.

DC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server Sarah was terrific and her recommendations and suggestions were spot on. The Passion Fruit Martini was amazing. Nice and reasonably priced wine list.

D
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We arrived on a Friday 7 pm and the restaurant was less then 1/2 full. It was exceptionally noisy as the music was well too loud. By the time we left the restaurant was full
And the noise level and music well above enjoying our night out as we were screaming to talk

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Acoustics in this place are awful. We were sitting a few tables away from people and could hear them as though they were yelling right next to us. Food and service were great though.

KK
Philadelphia
89 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

My dinner was just not good. Pork chop was tough and hash included barely cooked potatoes. My dining partner enjoyed their salmon. Food has been b- on our last few visits here, used to be consistently very good 🙁

OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch. The food and margaritas were delicious. Would definitely go back.

NP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Lamp chop special is outstanding. Gnocchi and salmon are fabulous. Quality food with welcoming staff make Twenty Manning a sure thing!

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