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“Great food with nice ambiance”

Manhattan of La Jolla
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Ranked #31 of 1,237 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Silverado Street
Description: Manhattan of La Jolla transports you to the best of New York via the cozy, upscale village of La Jolla. Located in the Empress Hotel on Fay Avenue, it is an elegant, casual and classy place where you would expect to see Old Blue Eyes or Danny Ocean romancing a beautiful woman while she sips her Cosmo over dinner. With quality Italian charm, Manhattan offers classic cocktails that get you into that New York swing--and the entrees are as good as it gets. Liberal olive oil, garlic, lemon and pepper complement the Zagat Award winning veal chop, steaks and seafood. Signature scampi, classic cannelloni, pasta al dente, and other succulent dishes, plus professional service and decor make this a terrific spot for a romantic dinner or mixing business and pleasure. Manhattan in La Jolla gets you the best of both worlds. Manhattan is an award winning La Jolla favorite, celebrating its 25th year.
Woodland Hills, CA
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great food with nice ambiance”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Dinner for two, late on a weeknight. Food was really good - salmon salad, and gnocchi. Service was okay; maybe better for big parties at prime time.

Visited April 2013
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San Francisco, CA
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Wonderful Atmosphere”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

If you are looking for a fun night out with wonderful food, service and dancing then this is the place! My friends and I had a girls night out and loved it. The piano bar is fun and the atmosphere reminds you of something reminiscent of the 40's. Elegant and warm surroundings, with impeccable service. We had a truly wonderful evening and will definitely go back.

  • Visited May 2013
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Wilmington, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Elegant and romantic.”
Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

Manhatten is a wonderful upscale restaurant for special occasions.
The ambience is old school booths with dimmed lighting and great waiters who know their stuff.
Known for their Italian food. But also great steaks and seafood. The shrimp is delish but my fav by far is the cannelonni.
Yo also must try a pre dinner salad. The cesear is amazing.
Expensive but worth it.

  • Visited June 2012
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NM USA
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Plan to go back”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

We went on a quiet Sunday evening; a friendly greeting, attentive service and Frank Sinatra tunes in the background set the stage for a luxurious, relaxed dining experience. The Cannelloni appetizer was delicious; the thick two-boned pork chop was a feast, accompanied by a great chopped apple sauce. Reasonable wine selection; try the "Ecstasy" dessert!
The room is warm and inviting - I would eliminate the TV in the bar area. We could not hear it but it did not match the ambiance of the place. We plan to return.

  • Visited April 2013
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San Diego, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing steaks”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

I went there for my birthday dinner and it was a great experience. Service is impeccable. Food outstanding. The decor fun and interesting. Highly recommend it!

  • Visited May 2012
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