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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

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (29)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
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Fit for Foodies (19)
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Special Occasion (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Fun (16)
Romantic (13)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Seasonal (10)
Business Meals (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Healthy (7)
People Watching (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Authentic (5)
Great Beer (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
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Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a lovely Valentine’s dinner. Food and cocktails were excellent, as was the service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Brittany was a stellar waitress. She went out of her way to make sure our experience was wonderful!!

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

The calamari is cooked perfectly!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great experience as always. Food was delicious the wine was wonderful and the service was stellar. Plus Matthew and Rob always take care of us when we are there. 20 Manning is most definitely one of my favorite places in the city.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Consistently good food and service. Charming neighborhood spot. Fair prices and gracious hosts.

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

The wait staff was inattentive and the food was average. We pointed out an inconsistency with a cocktail and waiter wanted to go back and forth. Not a good birthday.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Food and service was phenomenal, great atmosphere, can’t wait to go back!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and friendly staff

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Went for restaurant week. Food was great, staff was incredibly friendly. Bit loud but overall great dining experience.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food and ambiance were very good. However, the noise level was unacceptable. Maybe for young millennials who enjoy shouting at each other to be heard, it would work. For 4 seniors, trying to have a conversation, it was unpleasant.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We had a great meal. There were four of us and we all felt the same about our meals. Very happy with everything.

Tags: People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Fun, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Amazing malepeque oysters - like being in France cccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccc

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 22, 2018

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food and service were great.
Only drawback was the noise and cramped seating.
It was so loud I felt like I was shouting at my husband

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We went for restaurant week. The food was delicious we all liked our appetizers. Mussels, salad and calamari. The
Main courses were delicious - chicken, tuna and beef noodles. The dessert tray was very good . Great ambience would definitely go back

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Had a special dinner with friends. Everyone enjoyed it immensely.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

It was our first visit to this restaurant. We were very impressed. The food was delicious with great variety. The service was attentive and atmosphere was comfortable and intimate. We will definitely be back. Many times.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Went there for restaurant week. The menu was great. The food was out of this world. Would go back again soon.

Tags: Live Sports, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Food and service were good. Entrees were plentiful.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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 on January 14, 2018

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 on January 14, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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 11, 2018

Love this restaurant! I live close by and come often with my family since there are so many options on the menu. My go-to are the tacos, the guac it comes with is delish!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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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 December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

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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vip
 (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 23, 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 22, 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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 (New England)·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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