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Hotel Manisses Gazebo

Spring St., Old Harbor, Block Island, RI
401/466-2421
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Ranked #5 of 51 restaurants in Block Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had a lovely experience at the Manisses restaurant. The old world charm of the Victorian hotel makes for a memorable setting. The staff was attentive. We both enjoyed fish entrees and they were fresh and delicious. It is a bit pricey, but it may be the finest dining experience on the island. Highly recommended.

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Rhode Island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Just back from a wonderful dinner at Manisses. Great to welcome back the previous chef. New menu. Everything was yummy, but the BLT surf 'n turf (pork belly and scallops) was really special.

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Florida
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

What a great find was the restaurant in this old inn! The chef (Ed) had prepared the best lamb I have ever tasted! In addition, the seafood pot pie appetizer was a meal in itself. This restaurant breaks the mold of pre-packaged food prep. They grow their own vegetables in the garden on site. The special creations of this chef... More

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Mount Sinai, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Did not go there this year, last visit in August 2013. Great food, nice location and the prices are somewhat below the level of astronomical. If they still have the lobster mashed potatoes, give them a try - filled with thumbnail sized morsels of lobster.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

An unexpected delight to find that this little island plays hosts to one of the best new chefs I have encountered. Executive Chef Ed Briones had a menu so tempting we had to go twice to enjoy more. Our first night I devoured a lamp shank on a bed of mushroom risotto that was heavenly. Seasonal salads were garden fresh,... More

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Coppell, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We decided to eat out in our last night on Block Island. We chose this one because of reviews and because it was located in one of the older hotels. We had excellent cocktails first. Then, everything else was quiet delicious.

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Lincoln, Rhode Island
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Nice restaurant, great service. Delicious seared sea scallops with vegetable risotto! Expensive, but a nice treat.

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NYC
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had an excellent - truly excellent - meal here, both me (a vegetarian) and my husband (an unabashed carnivore). What really gets me going is when a restaurant has (a) more than one vegetarian option and (b) all vegetarian options are creative and more than just salads. I also love that many dishes are available in half portions -... More

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RI, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Seven of us had dinner at Manisses and it was superb. Everyone's dinners we perfectly prepared, hot and delicious. The swordfish was simply outstanding. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great meal. The prices were a little high but well worth the cost.

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Commack, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We ate at Manisses twice. The atmosphere, view, food is amazing. Had the swordfish, salmon, steak, tuna, all were exceptional.

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