Located inside the Empress Hotel, on Fay Avenue, Manhattan of La Jolla is a casual, elegant setting where you would expect to see Old Blue Eyes or Danny Ocean romancing a beautiful woman while she sips her martini over dinner.  With Italian charm, Manhattan offers Academy Award winning entrées voted Best of the Best from the American Academy of Restaurant and Hospitality Sciences, and classic cocktails that will get you into the New York swing. The restaurant, which was established more than 28 years ago is well known for its culinary excellence throughout Southern California.

Over the course of their career, the managing owners William Wolf and Nancy O’Donnell, have had the pleasure of hosting countless guests including Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft, Danny DeVito, Johnny Depp, Robert Wagner, Debbie Reynolds, Jay Leno, Tommy Lasorda, Junior Seau, Stan Humphries, Gene Locklear, Jerry Cesak and Sid and Jenny Craig.

Join Nancy and Bill for a memorable dining experience to take with you for years to come. Manhattan of La Jolla is the perfect place for an anniversary celebration, business lunch, holiday dinner or simply a night out on the town. Valet service is available.

Owners William Wolf and Nancy O’Donnell welcome you to Manhattan of La Jolla

Owners William Wolf and Nancy O’Donnell welcome you to Manhattan of La Jolla

Manhattan of La Jolla is not associated with any other restaurants using the Manhattan name.