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Manna

123 Princess St, Wilmington, NC 28401
910-763-5252
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Ranked #32 of 541 restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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- Jul 22, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Los Angeles
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It was recommended to me as one of the best restaurants in town, and it did not disappoint -- creative cocktails, seasonal fare, cute atmosphere... we ate copiously, and well.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We went to Manna last night with a group from my retirement community. We were seated at several tables which was perfect because large tables are not very social. The food, as in the past, was imaginative, well prepared and beautifully plated. At our table the service was unimaginably bad. We had first courses and then waited for an hour... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Not only was the whole experience just wonderful, but Paul could not have been nicer or more accommodating. If we lived closer we would be regulars.

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CB NC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Just sit and the bar and man crush all over Ian the bartender stud. The Manhattan Project drink ....best I've ever seen and tasted. Every where I go I request one and none have come close to the amazing manna concoction.

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austin
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83 reviews 83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I took my friends here and the service was push, push and Paul never quit. This is suppose to be a high end restaurant not whip you in and out. We asked him to give us time but he had his own agenda plus the restaurant was not even busy. As others have said the music was way to loud... More

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Beaver Dam, WI
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The outside of the restaurant may be a bit off putting but that shouldn’t deter a visit to Manna. 5 of us enjoyed a very good meal on April 24th. Robin was our hostess and server. She was knowledgeable about the menu and paced the meal well. Cocktails were excellent. We started with a cheese and charcuterie course and with... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

When my husband asked me where I wanted to celebrate our anniversary, I didn't hesitate...."Manna", I said. On the special night, we arrived prior to our reservation so that we could sit at the bar for a while with a glass of champagne and watch the Manna bartenders, who are world class, do their good work. Finally, we were seated... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

Back again after a while at Manna, and was certainly not disappointed by their tapas nite. Just highly eatable. Not even to mention their excellent wines and the best Sazerac outside New Orleans. Service as usual is excellent and the athmosphere cozy. Enjoyed the evening immensibly and can highly recommend it. I will definitely be back.

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Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Drinks at the bar was an event. Ian, a very sophisticated mixologist crafts cocktails using classic techniques and high end ingredients. You sense he might be judging you for whatever you order, but he doesn’t come across as arrogant. We moved to the dining room and shared 3 apps and 1 entree - all creative and delicious: Beef Tartar with... More

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I don't write a lot of reviews but my dinner last evening was worth writing about. My friend from Wilmington took me to Manna since I was in town overnight for work. My dinner was wonderful. We had the cheese and charcuterie plate, a beet salad and I had the tuna and she had the scallops. Our server was also... More

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