Executive: Chef Kyle Smith
Sous Chef: Alex Quintieri
Excellent food and a good selection. I was torn about my choice and I have decided that just going back for a different meal is good enough an excuse. To be fair, the main reason that I was there at all was that Steve Koven was playing. However, if I am looking for an excellent meal, and I feel like the drive, I will be at Manhattans. The serving staff was well informed and attentive without being intrusive.
Impossible noisy. No service. We left after waiting for 25 minutes without having even been served a drink.
Great food and great atmosphere. Unfortunately service has taken a nosedive in the last year.
Excellent first visit. Food, ambiance & staff lovely. Had a very enjoyable meal & experience. LOVED the live music! Will recommend to others & hope to visit again soon.
Far too loud to have a conversation when the music starts. If that doesn't bother you it should be ok. Would I recommend it? Depends on what you want. Certainly not if you want a nice relaxing unrushed dinner with someone special. If you want no noise you have to show up at 6 BUT when you are seated at 6 you have 1.5 hrs to eat and leave because they do a second reservation on your table. So I was not happy with MY experience and would not return
Had a great experience at Manhattans celebrating my university graduation. The new owners were very friendly and both came to our table to talk with us! You truly won't get better hospitality at any chain restaurant. Food was delicious. Would recommend to anyone!
Maria & Darren are FANTASTIC hosts!!!
Doug was fabulous. The food was amazing as usual! Love the ambiance!
Great entertainment, great atmosphere, great food.
No cover charge for live entertainment!
Great experience start to finish - the music, food, and staff were all incredible
New owners. Warmly greeted. Service needs some attention. Food still great.
The ambiance, service, food and experience was wonderful as always. There is a new seasonal menu which offers some terrific options, as well as a top notch servers and bartenders and a great wine list. Add live jazz music and a busy fun atmosphere that you can still carry on a conversation in; what's not to love.
We are devoted fans of Manhattans. New owners Darren and Maria are a treat and are very passionate about the business, the food and their clients.
Manhattans is our regular ‘go to’ date night spot when my husband & I desire adult time. All staff are extremely personable & we receive only the best attention to detail on every level. Given the severity & volume of food allergies I have, the chef never fails to ensure my meal needs are always met & there is never any chance of cross contamination. All staff make it a priority to ensure every aspect of the evening is met above the guests satisfaction.
As the Director of Service Operations & a ‘secret shopper’ for SirCorp for several years, I have high Service standards & expectations of the establishments I frequent & Manhattans never falls short of excellence!
Great Live entertainment
A really quaint interior! The pizza is delicious - a super thin crust that offers the perfect amount of crisp. Our waitress was really great, brought us some wine samplers when we weren't sure which red to choose. Overall, one of my favourite spots in Guelph.
Server was not great, didn’t bring bread and dip, took my empty wine glass and didn’t ask if I wanted another glass, didn’t offer dessert. Otherwise we love Manhattans!
We had mussels for appetizer and that was the star of our dining experience!!
The Lamb saddle meal was cooked to perfection, but could use some greens on the plate.
The striploin was also done the way we asked for, the onion topping was a little over done.....still delicious!
Awesome! Great jazzy piano and great food. The kind of experience you get in Toronto.
Great experience, a gem in Guelph!
We frequent Manhattans, but since changing the menu it just isn't the same. We miss the beef carpaccio and build your own pizza. There are only a few pizzas to choose from now. We used to like some of the main course options, but none of them are that good anymore. We were just there and now the pizza dough has even changed. It no longer has herbs in it and it wasn't the same consistency. We always loved the pizza before.
We do really enjoy the service. We seem to have the same crew each time we go and they are extremely attentive and friendly. I hope the new summer menu is better. Please try any bring back the old dough recipe.
It was our first time it will not be our last even it's just for a drink at the bar...however it will be hard to just order a drink as the food is 5 star in taste and presentation. A definate place for us to visit again
Very enjoyable meal. Only slight little thing was that our table was wobbly! We put a napkin under it and that helped! So minor - as the rest of the evening was great!
Really cute place! Loved the live piano!
Great ambiance with service to match. The food was well presented and the taste...AMAZING! The musicians made the experience even more enjoyable. Can’t wait to go back!
Really enjoyed our evening. Food, drink, service, live entertainment ...all was excellent!
Very accommodating and worth a visit.
We’ve been to Manhattans many times in the past but this was our first visit since the restaurant changed ownership. Any fears that we had about how things would have changed were quickly allayed: Manhattans is just as good as it’s always been. It’s true that the menu has shrunk slightly but that’s not a bad thing in my opinion as it was a little sprawling before. Food and service were both excellent and the new owners came around and chatted with each table. We’ll definitely be back.
Quality and quantity of food is excellent! Add the live Jazz music and great service and you cannot beat this restaurant! Local owned with owners on site most nights and a very friendly and attentive team that know their products extremely well.
Never a disappointment! Always terrific food, atmosphere and service.
Manhattans is s lovely upscale restaurant with great food, nice jazz music and awesome service.
The food is excellent. The service was very poor. I will be contacting the restaurant to discuss my concerns.
The wait staff was very attentive to our table's needs. The wine was perfect. The food was very good. I miss the roasted garlic bulb platter though. Wish it hadn't been taken off the menu - it was one of the reasons I come back often to eat here.
Want to start by saying I have been going here for years. I used to love it, but I don’t know if new ownership has taken over or what happened. Menu prices have gone up and food quality down, we had 4 different servers throughout our dinner which just ended up leading to confusion when it came time to pay. The worst part, not even 5 minutes after paying our bill we were asked to move to the bar if we weren’t ready to leave because there was a “line” at the door. There were multiple open tables at this point and only one group of four waiting for a table. I guess they had them reserved to take our table and couldn’t stray and move them to one of the open tables for 4 that were readily available. I have served for many years and we would NEVER ask a table to leave or move, let alone one who has paid their bill just minutes before. SO SO disappointed, I loved this place.
Amazing live music! Quiet enough that we could still chat but good enough that we often just sat and listened.
We have always enjoyed Manhattans in the past and we were sadly disappointed this time. The menu changed and our favourite dishes were unavailable. Our favourite dessert, still available was not as good as it had been at all in the past. We are unsure if we will return due to the disappointment with the food. However the entertainment and ambience remained the same. It was truly the food that disappointed us but we did enjoy the service.
Amazing!!! Great service, great food, great drinks, great music! Our server was lovely, all of my friends loved their drinks and food. Southbound Soul was outstanding!! Love the live music, Lauren Roy and her trio killed it!
It’s not amazing Italian food but thin crust pizza is good
Really enjoyed my experience at Manhattan’s - the food, service and ambiance was great!
The restaurant was very busy the evening we went. The problem was that there was insufficient staff to properly cater to the guests. Service was extremely slow but the worst part was the way the meals came to our table. Two of us received our main course about 10 minutes before the other two which made for a poor dining experience.
Wonderful place for enjoying great food and drinks. It is one of the very few places where you can enjoy excellent entertainment while dining. No exact cover charge but most people gladly make a contribution to the tip jar when they exit.
We were very pleased with our experience at Manhattans. The food was excellent and the service was great.
Cara Matthews was fantastic and I will definitely be back to see her again