Manhattans

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
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 250 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great experience .... Our server was awesome

R
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Overall we enjoyed our meal and experience, although there were many times we found our water not filled and when we asked for fresh bread, we were told it was in the oven, we watched other tables receive some but we never did.

NH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Courteous wait staff and the host and hostess were always available to ensure good service. Limited menu - great if you want to try some unique pizza. A full house so the noise level made conversation difficult at times. Don put on a good show and we enjoyed the performance.

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4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I have a tradition of dining at Manhattan's before the Baroque and Beyond concert series. This time we shared the charcuterie platter and the panna cotta. We enjoyed it all, especially the panna cotta! Your menu is always interesting, and seasonal. Thank you for a good dinner, again!

SM
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been coming to Manhattans for years now because of the excellent music and great food and wine. Now I come to Manhattans for the music, great food and wine AND the wonderfully warm and welcoming new owners, Maria and Darin. They make you feel right at home. As always, the music was great. Paul Taylor is one seriously talented piano player. Thank you for a fantastic evening!

DP
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Manhattans many times and we are never disappointed. The new owners are amazing! It feels like home. We went for our anniversary and the music was amazing. Paul Taylor- what an amazing pianist ! the soup special was parsnip and carrot, quite possibly the best soup we’ve ever had. You can’t beat the crust on their pizza. Dessert is also fabulous. Best kept secret in Guelph!

DH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service. Not my first time here and definitely wont be my last. Great place for a date

a
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good band and great food

KB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

The soup, salad and pizza were as good as I remembered.
We normally appreciate piano playing - this was way too loud and not the right choice of background music. A lot of 'hammering'! Our table, right beside the entrance, was cold and drafty.

K
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for another great meal!

S
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Manhattans and highly recommend to anyone, such a lovely environment with great food and fabulous live music during the evenings. We receive great customer service from the staff making you feel like family. Thank you for being so close to us!!!

AK
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent night out, first trip since the new owners took over, very impressed

JE
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

I would recommend to a friend. We really like the music at the restaurant most nights, but this time we had to shout to be heard at our table. That was tiring and made us decide to skip dessert and after dinner drink this time. Food was good as usual.

CL
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Thanks for good meals nd excellent service.
The Gillespie Pizza was great.

S
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, except our table was placed too close to the band/singer. It was very hard to converse and also the table was literally in the way of the servers. A better positioned table would have made the evening even better.

GD
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very friendly owners took the time to come chat with us. Our Waiter was not too friendly/happy maybe he was not having a good day. Service was a bit slow to start with and to bring our drinks. Great singer/entertainment. Food was good. Caesar salad was amazing. I had the shrimp and scallop fettuccine which was good though the shrimps had some shell bits still on them so I had to be careful.

NP
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food and drinks were great, the service was professional but a bit slow. Have to go through the service station to get to the washrooms which is awkward.

JH
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time there and we were celebrating our 5th Anniversary. We were given a complimentary glass of prosecco by the owner. The Ceasar Salad was the best I have ever had, anywhere, the pizza was so delicious as was the dessert. We didn't leave so much as a crumb on our plates. The live music was just the perfect volume, loud enough to hear it but not so loud that you can't have a conversation. The decor is warm and inviting. The restaurant is in a strip mall but once you walk through the doors that is forgotten. The prices are very reasonable. We will definitley be going back.

K
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and wonderful service. Thank you!

N
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a hidden gem in Guelph. To have a restaurant that offers good food, service and music every night of the week, you can't beat it!
We have been coming to Manhattans for the last 8 years and it has never disappointed. Great drinks too!
We will be back again.

A
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Love the place. Music seemed louder than normal which made it difficult to chat without yelling. Food was great. Owner out greeting guests. Will be back.

BC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place, very unassuming being in a plaza but we were pleasantly surprised! Can’t wait to go back. Fraser salad was to die for, nice selection of drinks and cocktails and all of the mains looked delicious.

J
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I always enjoy my time at Manhattan's - it definitely one of my favourites. The service and ambiance was excellent, as usual. Thoroughly enjoyed the live music. They always have an excellent variety of wine and beer. I was pleasantly surprised to see a local brewery on tap. The menu has changed since I was last there and I was unable to find any of the items that I have enjoyed so much in the past. I found that the menu did not offer the variety that I and my guests have enjoyed in the past. Despite the menu change the food was excellent, as expected.

GA
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time at Manhattans. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. Would definitely go back and recommend to friends.

BE
London
18 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Our second dinner at Manhattans was somewhat lacklustre. The food was good, but not as good when compared to our first visit. and we found the volume of the live music slightly too loud. I appreciate that it is a live music venue, but having to shout at our dinner companions to be heard over the music was somewhat frustrating.

Service was more then acceptable and the prices for the food were reasonable.

Simply would try somewhere else next time.

T
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going out for date night to Manhattans. The ambience is great and we love the live music. Whenever we have Doug serve us we are so well taken care of. The drinks and the food are always delicious. Highly recommend!

J
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, best Lychee martinis! Enjoyed that there was a different genre of music. Wonderful service.

H
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The entertainment was fabulous!! I'll be coming there again.

NA
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for our anniversary and enjoyed our experience, super friendly staff and good food. I would definitely recommend this place.

RC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was outstanding. The music was great and flavours were amazing. This is the second time I have been and will return when my schedule allows. It is the perfect place for a romantic dinner allowing patrons to listen to beautiful background music and enjoy conversation. The people of manhattans are outstanding. I left my watch on the table and received a call from the owner who put it away for me to get when I was back in town. Amazing place, amazing food, amazing people. I recommend it to anyone who is looking for the most perfect dining experience.

SC
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening with friends, enjoying great food, very good music and some lovely wine. It was great to meet the new owners. Thank you.

AF
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely amazing and nothing short of incredible!!! Amazing anniversary dinner. The service was incredible and made the experience that much better! Delicious options I can't wait to return and try other options!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a bit pricey, but the ambience and quality is excellent! Great for a special occasion!

A
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful restaurant filled with lovely people and featuring absolutely delicious food. We were fortunate to spend our anniversary here and the hosts were all so very kind to us, even playing a special song for us, and getting the live musical act to do the same. The food was a delight and was fresh and as flavourful (moreso likely) than anything else in the region.

Highly, highly recommended!

Y
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maria and Doris are the best, this is our go to date night out. Great good, fantastic service and great atmosphere with the live music. See you soon.

PT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
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
6 reviews
Dined on 17 August 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 14 August 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
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 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!

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