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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.

261 South 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Manning

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 731-0900

Website:
http://www.twentymanninggrill.com/

Parking Details:
A public lot is conveniently located at 20th & Walnut. Street parking is also available throughout the neighborhood.

Executive Chef:
Kiong Banh

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

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

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4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (29)
Good for a Date (24)
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Cozy (20)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Fun (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Romantic (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Good for Groups (8)
Business Meals (7)
Seasonal (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Healthy (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Great Beer (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
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People Watching (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
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Gluten Free Options (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Authentic (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Food and service were good. Entrees were plentiful.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

came for restaurant week and loved everything! from food to service to atmosphere—will definitely be back.

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·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Went here for a girl's night get together during restaurant week. All of our food was wonderful. Waiter was attentive and we didn't feel rushed at all. Would recommend to anyone.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

We eat here regularly. Food is consistent and very good, especially the chicken. We do miss the English peas though.
Service tonight was deplorable. No bread, our waiter barely looked at us.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food was delicious. There were not many guests,so hard to know how the noise level in this large open space would be when full, but certainly an excellent meal and value. Would definitely return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food and service were excellent which included the hostess, bartender, and waitress. A definite place to return with friends and-date.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Service was wonderful food was wonderful and everyone very accommodating. I would change one thing and that is slow the bus person down a bit. Many times I felt the need to protect my plate from being taken too soon.

Tags: Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Outstanding food. Tasty craft drinks. Service was very nice. Price point was reasonable for the quality received.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Ambience and décor was very appealing and everyone enjoyed their menu choices. Traditional cuisine with a twist on some of the items. Overall very pleasant experience and I would definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This is the kind of restsurant to want to make your local go to place. The service, the food, the ambiance: all top notch! We had the seared tuna and roadt chicken dinners; both great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

My favorite restaurant in Philadelphia -- make sure to try the crab cake!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Really loud tonight - I picked it to have dinner and catch up with a friend and it was a bit too loud for that

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Went for a birthday dinner & it was fabulous! Loved our waiter & had great food!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The Manager, Matthew is the nicest! The food was delicious and ambiance cozy. Reasonable prices and a great neighborhood vibe. highly recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The food was simply Outstanding.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Excellent service and accommodation (we had our 8-month with us). Food came fast and it was delicious, great cocktails, plenty of space to enjoy (the tables are not crammed). Great value overall

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Service and food were amazing!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Delicious, well prepared food from appetizers through to desserts. Everything seasoned to perfection. Comfort food at its best.

Excellent service. Knowledgeable , friendly staff.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Nice local resturant - good place for dinner and wine...a bit chilly inside. Very good service! Will definitely revisit!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Very loud. Fish and chips had very heavy breading. Will try again the steak and burgers looked very good.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

As the evening progressed, the service declined... Felt a little like we were keeping her from going home. But it wasn't nearly time to close out.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Wonderful neighborhood gem worth travelling to from other neigjborhoods.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

I visited twenty manning grill to write up a synopsis, which allowed me to squeeze in date night! I must say I was pleased and I will recommend to all guests staying at my hotel.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Cozy, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Have multiple options for seating. We had a nice round table for 5. Each of us had outstanding meals. Good wine and attentive service made for a nice birthday dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 23, 2017

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!

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had a delicious meal. The pasta special was outrageous!! Can't wait to return to order it again. Our waiter couldn't have been more helpful.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

All of us enjoyed our meals. Several of our party of 5 noted that the waiter seemed hassled.

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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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