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Manna

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123 Princess Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
+1 910-763-5252
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 84
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Outstanding dining experience

My husband and I celebrated my birthday with dinner at Manna, as we had heard positive reviews from some friends. We were impressed! Everything, from the decor, to the service from every staff member we encounter, to the hand-crafted cocktails, to our meals, was excellent, door to door! I had the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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Leland, North Carolina
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a high end restaurant so the prices were not a surprise. The service was good, the atmosphere is good, the food is average. Our surprise was the bill. We were two couples. My dining companion ordered vodka on the rocks with extra ice. During dinner she ordered a second with extra ice. The shock was when we got... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Service is great... Portions are very small... overpriced for the meal... food is good for the most part. My party of 6 overall was pleased with the experience.. The menu online is not the menu in the restaurant.. It varies from what we ere told.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My husband and I celebrated my birthday with dinner at Manna, as we had heard positive reviews from some friends. We were impressed! Everything, from the decor, to the service from every staff member we encounter, to the hand-crafted cocktails, to our meals, was excellent, door to door! I had the "shufflin to Buffalo" cocktail at the bar as we... More 

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Rensselaer, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We live south of Wilmington but were in town since I had to pick up my husband from the ILM airport. After getting several recommendations to Manna and reading reviews we made reservations. We started out with craft cocktails made by an expert bartender which were delicious. After being seated, we enjoyed a cheese/charcuterie platter. Although it appears there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Everything about this restaurant is superlative. The drinks are creative, generous and very tasty. Our server, Garreth, provided quality care, with a great deal of knowledge about the food and drinks served. Everything that we had was exceptional, and Gareth made wonderful suggestions, not the least of which was matching a wine to our entrees perfectly. We shared a lovely... More 

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Leland, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We had four for their Sunday night Beggers can't be Choosers dinner. This is when you throw yourself at the Chef's mercy and get whatever they are serving. We got a random selection, all of which were well prepared and quite tasty. They also have normal table service, which we elected to not do.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I was visiting from TX and my son took me here for a special dinner. The food and service were truly exceptional. Mateo, our server, treated us like royalty and guided us through their very creative menu to fabulous choices for all our courses. We enjoyed an amazing duck dish and pork belly for appetizers. The special, flown in fresh... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This used to be our special occasion restaurant. When you spend $220 for apps, dinner and a bottle if wine, I expect it to be "knock your socks off awesome". While everything was OK, it was not awesome, just average. It was my 70th birthday, not even a free dessert?

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My husband and I went here for a special occasion. We had delicious cocktails, and then the waiter recommended a great bottle of wine. Great food and desserts too. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I'm getting concerned about this place. Have always gotten good food and service, but I have noticed a lot of the staff, both front and back of the house is gone and that is never a good sign! Gone is what was an amazing bartender, and I hear they even lost one of their top chefs (because she was female?... More 

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littorai, Owner at Manna, responded to this review

i very rarely respond to reviews on trip advisor because people's opinions who dine here matter to me (good or bad) but i feel compelled to make comments on a most recent review: to begin with, the restaurant business is an extremely difficult industry. cultivating a "team" within the employees is one of its biggest challenges. i am extremely proud... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 123 Princess Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-763-5252

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?