Manhattans

4.4
215 reviews
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Live Music
  • Special Occasion
Over several decades, manhattans pizza bistro ● music club has matured into one of Guelph’s foremost culinary establishments. Just as the city itself has flourished into a vibrant, expanding community, Manhattans has also changed with the times. Having undergone a number of phases, our distinctive history tells the story.
Executive: Chef Kyle Smith
Sous Chef: Alex Quintieri
What 215 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.6
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent - food was top notch, our server Dan was accommodating and charming and the owner, Maria, was a delight to meet.

GD
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and ambience. A refreshing change of music from the standard Jazz. We look forward to more live music that is not just Jazz as we love live music but not big Jazz fans.

PM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to Manhattans to celebrate my friends birthday. This was her 1st experience and she was delighted she picked this restaurant. The food was amazing, our waiter was great and the ambiance was tremendous. The man playing the piano had a great song selection, all ones I grew up with from my parents era. He took me back to the times when I was small listening to my uncles play their jazz sets. Will return to Manhattans at the next opportunity.

DM
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great time. We come here regularly and recommend it often.

M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food—a unique eating experience and ambience in Guelph. Don’t let the strip mall location fool you!

BH
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Live music was fantastic. Food was excellent. Good wine list Ambiance was intimate

CP
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The new owners of Manhattens offer fabulous service! We went for our anniversary and immediately we were offered a glass of champagne on the house. Throughout the evening the owner and her husband regularly visited us and other patrons. The Jazz was great and the food was superb. We will be back.

TW
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time my mom had visited Manhattans and she loved it! Amazing, friendly, attentive service with great music. And fabulous food. Such a great experience.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. The live music was fantastic and a great volume. We could easily chat and listen to the music in the background

OT
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Good food and good entertainment with jazz music , good service and nice ambiance

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere

OT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food & awesome live music from local artists (the night we went was a pianist!) A great spot for a date night or to celebrate something special!

BB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My boyfriend and I had dinner on Friday night at this great restaurant. It is cozy and I love the ambience. I had been here before but it was my first time for my boyfriend. He loved it! Our dinner was delicious and for those of you who love Sticky Toffee Pudding this one was one of the best I have had!! The live music just added to the atmosphere. Comfortable and easy going. Just like being in your living room with great friends, great food and a great time!!!

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, fantastic pizza!
Wine list was a little lacking but they said they were in the process of updating it so I am excited to see what they bring in!

D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Short n' sweet:
Food - expensive (but so are all restaurants in Guelph) but outstanding. Fine attention to detail. Flavours pop. Summer seafood was excellent.
Ambiance - well decorated, great layout for a smallish space.
Service - server texting on phone delayed our drink order, but polite and brief otherwise.
Live Entertainment - Matt Weidinger was outstanding, smooth, if a bit too subdued though.

Will come back for a more lively performance on a weekend.

Cheers.

DM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent, was the place we were looking for long time in Guelph area. The music fantastic, the food delicious, the service A+, the desserts could have more choices but the few available was good. Definitely We will come back and bring friends with us

FO
Toronto
36 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Pleasant host & very good food. We had the Buratta appetizer , seafood linguini & halibut dishes.
All were delicious.

NV
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was amazing ,the only thing I wish they kept their old menu.Pizza’s very good.

s
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best little hide away restaurant and music club in Guelph! Amazing food, very friendly and professional service. The hosts/owners are so personable and welcoming to all guests. Lively jazz too, great night out!

MS
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took my girlfriend out for her birthday and had such an amazing experience the food was amazing! The martini was perfect and the servers and staff did a great job and the piano playing was wonderful loud enough that you couldn’t hear other tables but quiet enough to hear each other.

Thank you

DP
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The caesar salad was fantastic and the music (Bob McFee) was awesome.

KF
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I were celebrating a special event and chose Manhattans for dinner. As always it was fabulous. Best pizza in town! We really enjoyed meeting the new owners. So lovely! We will absolutely be back.

PM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had a great time and loved the new menu. The food was fantastic!

LC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Manhattans was a great find for us as we are always on the lookout for good eateries--and coming west from Milton is so much better than dealing with the traffic to go east into Toronto!
We were on our way to a concert in Elora and didn't even have to tell our server - he asked us and then made sure we got out on time. The hostess was marvelous too, very personable and easy to talk to.
The food was very good: an authentic caesar salad with delicious thick chunks of bacon. My husband had the mussels followed by the duck which he loved. My daughter and I had 2 of the pizzas, both of which were very good.
We will definitely go again--we haven't even been there for the music yet!

Y
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Enjoyable evening. New owners are very pleasant. Nice ambiance complimented with live music. A little more table service needed...check on food, up sell drinks.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my first time there and I was definitely impressed. Probably my favourite restaurant in Guelph so far!

MC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lots of fun to be had. Our party of five went through our evening seamlessly. Atmosphere was good, music was good and so was the service. Try the charcuterie board and ricotta dumplings. Yum. Would go back again.

A
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place!

Everyone needs a little Manhattans in their life, great food, great servers and bartenders!

A
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great spot in Guelph. Will definitely be back when in the area. Food was interesting, the service was great. Loved having the pianist. Sufficient variety of food and wines to make this a place to return to.

EW
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Not now...new owners need to improve atmosphere and service staff

GB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Always great when Stan and Eric are playing - don't change the formula

CW
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Selected this restaurant to meet up with a girlfriend. I have been several times but she had never been. We had a terrific time and she has not stopped raving about this restaurant!! We had excellent service, amazing food & drinks, terrific ambiance, and we really enjoyed the live entertainment! We will definitely be back for our next girls night out!! Thanks Manhattans!! :)

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

CM
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Impossible noisy. No service. We left after waiting for 25 minutes without having even been served a drink.

f
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Great food and great atmosphere. Unfortunately service has taken a nosedive in the last year.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

K
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

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

A
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Maria & Darren are FANTASTIC hosts!!!

JT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Doug was fabulous. The food was amazing as usual! Love the ambiance!

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