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Reviewed March 11, 2022

I highly recommend Manhatttins, it's an owner operated run location. The food is absolutely amazing and they are connected with so many amazing artist's. This is one of the last locations where you can get this experience..... Very rarely in Toronto or New York you...will have the ability to dine in a location that offers both amazing artist's and high quality food.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed November 19, 2021

This best word to describe my experience is MAGICAL! The atmosphere was warm and inviting. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was excellent and the drinks were better then described on the menu. I went with my two, fourth year, university housemates. We...did not have any expectations going in. However, seeing the piano player chatting with tables after his set, couples slow dancing together throughout the restaurant and experiencing overall comfortable vibes, was absolutely amazing. We will be going back!! Families, couples and friend-groups all seemed to be having an amazing time. Also, be sure to say hi to the owner, she is amazing!!!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed November 13, 2021

So very very disappointing! It’s amazing how arrogant and what short memories small business owners can have after struggling during a bad spell (the pandemic) and then thinking things are great and we are back to normal! It’s no different with Manhattans Pizza Guelph owners...Doug and I assume Delores. During the pandemic I ordered at least one or two margarita pizzas for my daughters every week! Not because Manhattan’s Pizza is the best in Guelph, because it isn’t, but because my daughters liked them, and they are the only place in town offering that specific selection of pizza. More importantly, I supported as many local Guelph businesses as I could during pandemic which was a very tough time for restaurants and small businesses. They were f front line workers trying to survive and keep their businesses afloat. I always tipped 20% on a pickup and thanked them for being open! Flash forward to November 2021 and despite offering a Takeout menu on their website, the last 4 times I called to order Takeout as soon as the place opened, I was told they were sold out! When I mentioned this to the owner Doug the last time I called, I was called “asinine” for expecting Takeout because they have a very small kitchen! A loyal “asinine” customer I may add! Wow! Apparently according to the owner Doug, it appears they do NOT want Takeout.... so don’t expect it.... However, if you are a big fan of “arrogance and a bad attitude toward loyal customers” then Manhattan’s Pizza in Guelph, and Doug, is your kind of place! Ok pizza, decent jazz (actually only jazz in town so no other place to compare to....) but WOW... so disappointing!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed December 23, 2020

We have been there many times and, even though there was no entertainment because of covid, we were made to feel welcome and had great service. The covid precautions were followed to the letter and we felt very safe Food is to die for!!!

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 8, 2020

Its a fine dining restaurant. A little pricey but the food and atmosphere are nice . Music from a live band may be on the menu on certain nights. We ordered specialized pizza's which were a wonderful change from the norm.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed September 27, 2020 via mobile

We make our way to Guelph just to eat at this restaurant so I was a bit concerned to read a recent review and wondered if things had changed. Our experience was excellent just as before. The service was very attentive and cheerful. We always...enjoy their mussels and I was convinced their previous sauce was my favourite. I was wrong, they upped their game again with this new vermouth, cream and BACON chunks. They did not skimp on the bacon either. Served with nicely charred bread. Yum! The chicken breast was moist with a crispy flavourful coat. It was served in thick slices on a bed of seasonal vegetable succotash (so good) and fingerling potatoes. Artistically plated with a ring of herbed oil. The tasty hanger steak came with a smoked cauliflower purée, chive croquette, and crisp asparagus all draped in red wine jus. Flavourful ++ , beautifully plated, good size portions and served hot. Even the plates they use are a bit different, round but with an offset rim. Nice touch. Appreciate their attention to slightly different items on the menu such as the smoked cauliflower purée , chive croquette and succotash. It is still worth the drive . We will be back and take the back roads to enjoy the fall countryside colours. Hope you give it a try, reasonable prices for this level of cuisine.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 28, 2020 via mobile

Ordered the charcuterie, some pasta and chicken breast. Appetizer was interesting and flavourful. A bit too much vinegar dominated. Mains were at best average. The service was very slow, and not attentive, and the server was on his phone constantly in plain sight to us....Server was very polite when he did come. Well over an hour to get our entres. Overall, it was a surprising outcome given that this restaurant is rated number 3 in Guelph and has had a certificate of excellence. We won’t be going back, it just didn’t live up to the ratings.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

Delicious lunch and service. Wheelchair accessible..... friendly staff. Good menu with nice variety of dishes.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

Great little music club in Guelph. Manhattan's has been here for 20+ years and that should say volumes about how good it is. The music is unique and it varies all the time. The menu is small but offers something for everyone. Ambiance is great....Service is excellent. The new owners have taken up where former owner, Thomas, left off and are doing a great job. bread service is nice. Charcuterie board was a nice size to share. Gillespie pizza has always been our favourite. We will be back!!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 2, 2020 via mobile

Manhattans was near my hotel and had great ratings so I gave it a try. Great decision! The most fantastic Caesar salad (with thick lean bacon added) preceded my Sonny Rollins 12-inch pizza - a wonderful combination of spicy sausage, ricotta cheese, red chilies, and...honey (yes, honey) that awakened then warmly hugged my palette. The service was friendly and outstanding (thank you, Doug) and the guy at the piano was pure talent (March 1, 2020). I stayed for two hours alone yet not alone and enjoyed two great craft beers. What a great welcome to Guelph!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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June 22, 2018|
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Response from Sue B | Reviewed this property |
I know that they often do wedding receptions and company Xmas parties. Worth a call.
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February 20, 2017|
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My apologies. I just found you question and it seem to have been answered. Clive
December 30, 2016|
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Unfortunately, manhattans does not deliver.
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Yes, Manhattans offers takeaway services.

Manhattans is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5