825 Marquette Ave S, Minneapolis, MN | Directions 5540244.974550 -93.272280
Neighborhoods: Downtown West, Central
Nice Restaurant – Our server was great and very accommodating especially with added members at the last minute. The food itself was great and had large portions. We just had a few issues with our food (1 was wrong order) but they corrected it shortly after.
OK, so I've heard that this is the best steakhouse in Minneapolis. Really? The steak was so undercooked I swear I heard mooing on my plate. The quality was sub par. Really? The hash browns were flat, tasteless and over cooked. Really? If you want fabulous hashbrowns go to Gianni's. Waiter was professional but seemed bored. Portion size was so over the top that it was an assult on every sense. I don't mind paying for a meal that is commenserate with what I've been served, but the prices were ridiculous. Really???? So many other restaurant options that are reasonable with supurb quality.
I Might Not be Back – My first impression of Manny's was forgettable. What a lot of window dressing. For all the hipe I was bored and I noticed that we were the only group in the place for lunch? The huge portions border on just plain stupid. My entre or dessert could have fed a third world country. The waiter acted like that was a wonderful thing (when he was around). It was stressful and ridiculous passing everything all over the table and it drove up the prices. As far as quality...my surf and turf was blah. The lobster was tough and my burger was cooked beyond edible. I had to chew it to death!! The buns were dry, old and over toasted. The potato salad was hohum. Come on people wake up!!! You've been had!!
Best Ever!!! – Very expensive. But worth every penny! Huge portions! Great Food! Great service! Best to go in groups as their sides are really big! Also, set aside a couple of hours to really enjoy the experience including the meat presentation where you choose your cut of protien. I absolutely love this joint!!!
Hey- If You Want to be Ignored- Go to Manny's – I had chosen Manny’s for a company party. We had a group of 6 and I specifically wanted the booth in picture number 17 on their website which would be conducive to conversation, but also close to the bar so we could be in a lively part of the establishment. When I made the reservation I just had a feeling the rather curt hostess on the phone did not mark down that I wanted “the circle booth at the end of the bar in picture 17 on the website”. By the way, I had looked for a high quality restaurant with a circle booth which is why I had chosen Manny’s in the first place.
I called two days later and my suspicion was correct, there was no note of my request and this hostess agrees to note it. I still had a bad feeling about it so I called a third time. (Also, unknown to me until after the party, my husband had also called.) I show up to Manny’s with our party and the hostess had no note of my requesting this booth. I calmly explained the situation and my dismay over this total lack of communication to which she replied that they don’t reserve exact tables in the bar area! Why would that not have been made known to us in our FOUR phone calls?! Because I would have opted for a restaurant that accommodates special requests of people willing to pay $400 and up for dinner!
The hostess did not listen to which table I was talking about- then moves people from the table our waiter Tony called the Hot Tub and put us in this gigantic corner booth where we were farther apart from one another than if we were at a table and chairs in the other part of the restaurant. Totally annoyed and hungry, embarrassed to move a table of people from the table we weren’t even wanting anyway we just relented. I do have to say the hostess was kind and rational in her behavior despite not hearing me in my request. Having experience in the restaurant industry and having written reviews I also mentioned I expected something comped for this as this is ridiculous and they ended up coming a desert!? Are you kidding?
Tony our waiter was a fabulous veteran in the industry you can tell. He knew how to calm down a frustrated group and I give Manny’s that prop for sure. We did find it highly inappropriate and offensive for him to comment on one person in our party’s alcohol consumption IN A BAR part of their restaurant when they were in no way behaving inappropriately- are you kidding? But basically I am appalled at the entire experience as this was a major celebration for my husband’s company, his partners and their wives. We expected more from a “Minneapolis Institution” and our requests were by no means irrational nor was our response and our frustration. I have tried to contact a manager there via a contact us link on their website, but after searching have found none. So I write this review to tell you that if you want a special event and a special place to celebrate, you just can’t bank on their listening to you or being concerned about your needs. Never again will I pay $50+ for a meal only to be treated so poorly. Manny’s- you must consider your hostesses as I see now why so many reviews on the net complain about them.
employee madness – I was coming to dine and waiting at the bar for my group to show. I noticed the most pretentious hostess. I knew when she huffed, after she asked for my coat and I told her I would keep it that Manny's was just in need of help. I have nothing against asian culture but this women turned me off the restaurant.
Not worth the price – I felt that the wait staff was really friendly and quick, however I would have preferred that they not touch my food with their bare hands.
I was there with three other people and we all had steak, it was cooked exactly how we asked however, the meat had no flavor what-so-ever. The asparagus were all the size of a small tree branch which translates to really tough, woody asparagus. The mushrooms were big and chewy as well. The only thing at the table that had any flavor was the mashed potatoes - they were good. I would have to say that if you are looking for caveman like portions and chewy veggies, this is your place, if you would like a managable size portion and some flavor try someplace else.
Good Old Fashion Time – What a great time! Distinguished decor, remarkable food with enormous portions, extensive wine list, friendly, intelligent staff, attractive, well to do guest. This is what I call a perfect place for dinner or just drinks and appetizers. Great people watching as well. Manny's may have a new location but I would follow where ever they went!!
A very enjoyable evening – I went to Manny's with several co-workers. We had a great time. It is expensive, but the portions are huge. I think I must of spent two hours eating my 20-oz New York Strip. However, every bite was great. The waiter mentioned that they have a new stove the cooks hotter and can caramelize the meat better, it definitely made a positive difference.
Located in the historic Foshay tower, Manny's puts a modern spin on the old-school steakhouse. – In Short
This award-winning local steak house got a serious makeover in 2008. Now in the historic and gorgeous Foshay tower, Manny's is still thick with all of the meaty, traditional fare and atmosphere that would make Frank Sinatra proud: juicy and generous steaks, lobsters and side dishes. But the new Manny's puts a unique twist on the steaks-and-chops joint by sprucing it up with healthier dishes and modern black-and-white décor that's as tantalizing as the marbleized cuts of beef.
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