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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
If you are looking for a quiet dimly lit spot, this is not it. If you would like a place filled with laughter, conversation, great service, drinks, and a very clean bright look, this is the spot. The food combination was tasty with healthy portions. While we were there for Restaurant Week, the specialized menu offered a wide variety of choices to meet each person's taste. A great experience was shared by all of us.
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I’ve been here a number of times before and I’ve always been pleased with the quality of the food. This meal was also excellent, except for dessert. Typically, your restaurant has excellent desserts. I found the shared dessert plate to be the quality of what one might buy at a members only store, like Sam’s Club or BJ’s.
Disappointed that the regular menu wasn’t an option. Since it was restaurant week they only had the restaurant week menu. This was not stated on website. You could order ala carte, however my husband was looking forward to the bison burger which wasn on the website menu & not on restaurant week menu. Very disappointed. Noise level very high.
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.
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