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About Twenty Manning Grill
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.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday - Thursday: 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 pm.
Friday - Saturday: 5:00 p.m. - midnight
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
A public lot is conveniently located at 20th & Walnut. Street parking is also available throughout the neighborhood.
Private Party Facilities:
GROUP DINING Group Dining at Twenty Manning Grill is REQUIRED for parties of 10 to 20 persons. Twenty Manning Grill offers 2 delicious tasting menus offered at $35.00 and $45.00 per person excluding beverages, tax and 20% gratuity. Please contact us at 215.731.0900 for more information. PRIVATE DINING You may book the entire restaurant for lunch, brunch, dinner or a cocktail party. Twenty Manning Grill can accommodate up to 73 people for a multi-course sit-down brunch, lunch or dinner. And up to 100 people for a passed hors d'oeuvres cocktail party. Unfortunately, no outside wine is allowed. If you would like to bring your own cake, Twenty Manning Grill will not charge a fee to serve it. Please contact us at 215.731.0900 for a customized plan for your private event.
Private Party Contact:
Jillian Encarnacion: (215) 731-0900
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine
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Twenty Manning Grill Ratings and Reviews
I thought it was good, but the parents thought they rushed us out. Their opinion, but it's valid. One of the meats of a dish was dry, and the portion on the pasta was too small. Rest was good, and good first course. Drinks were fine, wait staff was friendly
We went for restaurant week and found the food excellent in all respects. This was a great value, as the portions were quite large, several of the appetizers could have been substituted for a meal. Overall a highly recommended dining experience, with all four of us agreeing we would definitely go back.
Myself and three friends had a lovely meal at the start of restaurant week. It's a small and lovely spot and the food was delicious. Our server and waiter were wonderful. We chose the restaurant week menu which included dessert. When we finished our entrees and dessert was served, the table was brought 2 plates of various small bites. While this is not an issue, we were never brought the other 2 plates. When asked about it, we were told that because many dessert plates were returned to the kitchen uneaten, dessert was to be shared. One plate for 2 diners. This would not be a problem if the items were larger and/or could be shared without digging into a small cylinder of lemon curd or cutting mini muffins and such in half. We did enjoy ourselves and our food was wonderful but found it suspect when asked to share our desserts that were included in the price.
We were there New Year's Eve, so it was busy. Three of us were at a small table, but I assume that was because of the holiday evening. The food and drinks good. We paid $168 pp for food + drinks + tip, but, again, I am sure this was more expensive than usual since it was New Year's Eve.
20 Manning was a mixed experience. We had the pot stickers as an appetizer and they were tasty, especially the marinated veggies . Entrees were another matter. My dining companion had the pork chop, which he said was tasty but perhaps a bit overcooked, not unusual for chops. My NY Strip was terrible. Though cooked to order, it had no detectable seasoning, and was full of gristle. I expect to find a bit of gristle sometimes in a steak, but usually it is limited and easy to cut out. The entire steak proved hard to cut. Bites of steak were strung together with uncuttable strands of gristle.
However, the service was excellent. Our servers were attentive and friendly, and someone came to our table to ask about the food, whereupon I showed them the unchewable steak, showing him a bite of it, tethered by a tough filament to another. He apologized and swapped out another dish for it, courteously thanking me for pointing out the badly chosen and prepared meat.
It's a cozy and friendly neighborhood joint, and I will give it another chance, because they seem to care about quality, but I can't give it a high score until I do.
Just wanted a spot to hang out at until my show started at Helium Comedy Club. This place was perfect. The food was ok, but the service was great. Also, the drinks were really good. I got the Angie Martinez. All in all a great experience, I will definitely go back.
The decor is clean and inviting. The service was reasonably attentive. But the food was so disappointing! My date's crab cake starter was cold, mushy and unappetizing. My seared tuna non-descript and almost tasteless as was the forbidden rice which accompanied it. I remember the foid at 20 Manning as being much better, but hadn't been there in some time. A real disconnect from what the look of the place. The bar seemed pretty happening. Next time, I'll just go for drinks and dine elsewhere.
Ambiance here is great. The food not so much. I have had dinner here twice in the past eight months. The first time I left feeling underwhelmed by the quality of the food, particularly given the cost. I decided to try it again for dinner this past Saturday thinking maybe the first time was just an off night. Unfortunately, the food was once again mediocre and uninspired. I will continue to drink here because the bar area is beautifully done and drinks are solid but I will not be eating here again.
I went with my wife and another couple to 20 Manning a couple of nights ago. We were all very satisfied with our appetizers, entrees and dessert. The menu is varied and reasonably priced, the atmosphere is very nice and our server was attentive without being too much. We will definitely return.
While we liked the ambiance and had a delicious beet salad, our main courses were not up to our expectations. If we went back, we'd try other options. The tuna with rice and bok choy was not very inventive, and the pumpkin ravioli needed some kind of sauce. The waitress did explain its preparation to us, so it was not her fault. Just didn't make the grade as a dish.
Party of 7 last Saturday and we had a great time. The restaurant wasn’t full, but the bar was hopping which made for a lively, hip atmosphere.
Our waiter was good and made helpful suggestions. The pork chop and duck dinners were outstanding and the vegetarians enjoyed the stir fry. We started with several apps to share - pizza, calamari and shrimp - all good.
Would definitely come back and recommend to others.
New favorite spot in the Rittenhouse area. The inside is elegant but not stuffy. We weren't dressed up but I didn't feel out of place. Menu has good variety in types of food and price range as well. I had a delicious burger and my son had a steak. Great service. Fun cocktails. We'll be back for sure!
Was curious about the restaurant which is rather local being a twenty minute walk. The restaurant definitely has a very nice ambiance, with a cozy waiting area of couches upfront, and vibrant yellow cushioned seating. However, the cushioned seating is only about 50% of the available seating. The other half are hard wrought iron? chairs which are rather uncomfortable, speaking from personal experience. Waiter was friendly and nice. The occasion of my dining was getting together with a few friends. Since the noise level of the crowded restaurant was high, it was not conducive to conversation. Focusing on the food: one of my friends and myself had ordered the mushroom ravioli. Although, the presentation was very nice, the portion size, especially for $17, was very disappointing. We both felt, at 3 medium ravioli (overall pasta size) and small amount of filling, the meal should of been categorized as an appetizer. We left very hungry, anxiously waiting to eat food once we returned to our homes. The other friend had a burger. Again the presentation was nice, however, she had to send the burger back to reheat, since it was very raw inside. The waiter gave this explanation that the lighting in the restaurant makes it looks worse. And speaking of lighting --- not the easiest to read your menu, which is rather limited.
I love this restaurant and have dined many times and enjoyed my experience. Tonight however was not my best experience. It was later in the evening (8:30) and dinner was brutal due to the noise level. Energetic doesn't fit the description. It was horrible. I couldn't hear myself talk nor hear my dinner companion without screaming. Also, we waited 45 minutes for our meal. The bottle of wine had an intense aroma of cork. One of two restrooms was out of order. Although the food was good, sadly, I am disappointed with my dining experience tonight.
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