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123 Princess Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
910-763-5252
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Ranked #26 of 554 Restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Wilmington, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is it. This is the place to indulge in Wilmington. You will not have a bad meal here as the meals are constructed to perfection. Put on your patient hat, as it may take some time to dine here (remember that you're not at chik' fil' et). The drink and wine lists are and adventure in themselves. Have a... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

On our way to a wedding in North Carolina, we were invited to join friends of friends for dinner. They lived in Wilmington and arranged reservations at Manna. Absolutely incredible dining experience! The menu was eclectic (GREAT tittles for the dishes), the wine list extensive and the wait staff top rate. I wish I could have remembered the name of... More

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Carrboro, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Restaurants are judged by all sorts of personal criteria. Indochine, by one reviewer's remarks "has something for everyone"; Caprice Bistro is "reliable"; and, PLEASE!, a cupcake bakery as #1? Here is the simple truth. Dinner at Manna is a privilege - a brilliant chef (Jameson Chavez) who knows his way around a kitchen and how to present food; respect for... More

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Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in for a few drinks before catching a show. Immediatly we enjoyed the old speak easy atmosphere that has a modern twist. The bartenders were very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. The Elderflower Collins i had was one of the best tasting and refreshing drinks i have ever had. Definitly will return to enjoy all this place has to... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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130 reviews 130 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A narrow menu selection however elegantly appointed. The meals were prepared perfectly and the service was above average. The bar is warm and drinks decent. Would definitely recommend that you try Manna.

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Naples, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Sit in the bar to take advantage of the full menu or the bar, "Beggars Can't Be Choosers menu". It is a surprise, you won't know what you are getting. We only ordered one item off this menu, however we say several plates come out and they looked wonderful. The Tuna, Pork Chop, Scallops were all fantastic. The portions are... More

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martinsville
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Had a good table in the bar area. The service was very good as was the food. A bit pricey and a bit dark for us. Would still go back though.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My girlfriend and I were in Wilmington over Labor Day weekend, and we wanted to get dressed up and go on a fancy date. Manna looked like it fit the bill, so we made some reservations and went to try it out. It was excellent. While we waited for our table to open up, we sat at the bar and... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

All I have to say is that if you go to Wilmington this is a must do restaurant. Bar none, I had one of the best meals I think I've ever enjoyed - anywhere. Mixologist Ian (yes, there is a noticible difference beyond a bartender) was worth just observing while I waited to order my delicious wine. Creatively unique salad... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Manna is an upscale food and wine centric restaurant in downtown Wilmington. Great service-staff is entirely professional, but more than that are able to communicate their own enthusiasm and excitement. Chef cleverly tests unique food combinations. Excellent wine list not without reasonable values. One criticism is the chairs--they're black plastic and are in extreme opposition to everything else happening at... More

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Address: 123 Princess Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone Number: 910-763-5252
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
Cuisine: American

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