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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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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (21)
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Good for Anniversaries (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Fun (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
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People Watching (6)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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·Dined on October 9, 2017

The last time I was in 20 Manning was about two or three years ago. I was pleased
to see that not much had changed - you got a good meal at a reasonable price. I
would definitely go back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 2, 2017

The muscles were a bit dry. Otherwise decent place

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Beautiful decor.. sat by the window.. Food was nice

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The restaurant opened promptly at 5pm. The hostess offered us a table in the front corner. It was a prime spot with floor to ceiling windows offering wonderful street views. That made the people watching a lot of fun. The food was not as exciting. Service was very good, attentive, and kept the water glasses full. I had a rare tuna steak with a nice sauce. My son had a burger and my wife had a filet. All standard fare. All OK. But nothing to wow me or call me back. The price was just above that line and the view was not enough to overcome it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had a great meal - the gazpacho was a highlight. Creative and delicious cocktails. Friendly service. It's just so noisy due to all the hard surfaces you have to shout to be heard. So you have a room filled with good looking, shouting diners. My husband left with an earache.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The Brussels sprouts were too hard, the ravioli portion was too small for dinner and they were dry. The burger was delicious m and the shrimp cocktail was a good portion for price.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Their by the glass wine list needs enhancement and their chopped salad could have been from a pre-made bag from the market. But their chicken breast with mashed potatoes and peas served in a skillet was truly yummy and the portion generous. Nice environment with quiet service.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Great service all around. We met at the bar, the bartender was able to give us excellent service and conversation, we had an extra guest and they were able to accommodate us without hesitation, even after offering to make our guest sit in time out elsewhere. Our server was pleasant, and knowledgeable of the menu. The food was great as well.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Tried this restaurant as a part of Restaurant Week, we were not disappointed.
Service was friendly and knowledgeable, food was very good, nice wine list, and as a bonus, all bottles are half price on Sunday! Looking forward to returning!

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Extremely noisy, making it very difficult to have conversation with our party of people.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Always great. Can be a little loud due to the acoustics. But still definitely worth it!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

This was our second trip to Twenty Manning during restaurant week. It was just as good as the first time. The food is a great value during restaurant week, although the portion of my girlfriends mushroom ravioli was less than to be desired, however my grilled pork chop was so good served over brussell sprouts in a cheese sauce that was excellent. Our appetizers were really good too, she had philough dough fried shrimp in a sweet chile sauce and I had pot stickers that were very flavorful. For dessert they gave you a mini sampling of little cakes that were a perfect compliment to the meal. Our server was very attentive but not overbearing. We really enjoyed our evening. If you're in that part of town, stop into Twenty Manning, you won't regret it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The food and drinks were absolutely delicious, as a date spot a little to loud. But a good place to meet up and go grab a bite for dinner.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Restaurant week-
The service was great! The portion size was filing. The cocktails were tasty. Me not my buddy had been before. They made a great first impression. I would definitely return!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Went to twenty manning grill during restaurant week. Had been there before and food was memorable enough to return however this experience was not the same. Phyllo shrimp was excellent and calamari salad was decent albeit salty. Mushroom ravioli was tasteless. 3 lifeless completely flat soggy ravioli with no sauce and no flavor. Took 2 bites and left remaining. Burger was pretty good. Dessert sampler was decent but in definite need of a scoop of ice cream. All in all not worth $35 per person. Doubt we will return.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Went during restaurant week, awesome food selection however the lil dessert selection is lackluster. Just keep it or offer a scoop of ice cream or sorbet. The sorbet is great! My waiter was late getting to the table and not concerned...reservation was at 9:30pm, so maybe don't go late, cuz the staff is ready to go home.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 13, 2017

I thought our server was great, the crab cake was really good, but the rest of the meal was just ok.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 13, 2017

The food was delicious but it was way too loud to even have a conversation!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We took our college student granddaughter for dinner. Happened to be philly restaurant week. Nice choices for 3 courses. Food was very good. Great value also

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Not from Philly, daughter just started there for college. Found 20 Manning atop the list for Restaurant Week and gave it a shot. Food was incredibly flavorful, beautifully presented, and reasonable (at least with the restaurant week menu it was). Best aspect was the service. Our other daughter is special needs and a very picky eater. Our waiter helped us out to get her food she enjoyed, and was all too happy to do so. No attitude or grief whatsoever, which we have definitely found in other restaurants.

Would highly recommend, and will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Great food! Great service! The pork chops and crab cake were amazing.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Enjoyed our visit. The hamburger was big, juicy and tasteful. The duck penne needed more taste. Not as flavorful as promised - brandy, sage, rosemary???

Tags: Great for Brunch, Authentic, People Watching, Special Occasion, Fun
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