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Manna

123 Princess St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3948
910-763-5252
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Ranked #22 of 523 restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: New American cuisine.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: New American cuisine.
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English first
Wilmington, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

By far, the absolute best restaurant in wilmington. The food, service and bar experience in wilmington. Hand crafted cocktails will keep us coming back. The filet is much better than you'd find at a fine steak house but if they are offering them, also try the duck or scallops. Although there are some stables on the menu, preperation and side... More

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Staff sets the tone for a restaurant. We have dined at fine establishments all over the world and they don't get more pretentious then at MANNA. Food is not inspired just an attempted execution of recent food trends. Not 'bad' just lacking refinement in preparation. The food tastes ok but is 'clunky'. Wilmington needs fine dining, especially downtown. MANNA has... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Let me start with the meals were very, very good. We had a pork dish and a Black Sea Bass plate. Both were perfectly prepared and nicely presented. I just had Black Sea Bass at a DC restaurant and frankly this portion was smaller by about a third for the same cost. Not a big deal, but noticeable. The pork... More

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north carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Had an early pre-show dinner. The atmosphere, food and service was superb. so glad Wilmington is supportive of such fine dining.

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Greer, South Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We made a long weekend trip to Wilmington and ate as several Wilmington restaurants. Manna was the best meal of the trip. We ate there on a Sunday evening and received very attentive service. The server was made several trips to help us decide on a good wine from an excellent and extensive wine list at reasonable prices for fine... More

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USA
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143 reviews 143 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The food here was excellent, the service was pleasant and correct but it shouldn't take three hours to serve seven people dinner. I understand the timing complexities of getting seven plates out at one time but an hour between courses was more than a bit trying. The only thing I would have liked was someone on the staff to have... More

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