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***** Manhattan Fine Dining Restaurant is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, based on 131 reviews!

  • *****

    I absolutely love this place! My husband and I go every year for our Anniversary. The food is superb and the services is unmatched. Everything about Manhattan is 5 Star quality.

  • *****

    Very nice and elegant atmosphere. Easy to miss if you are not already looking for it. It is well worth the hunt, and the service was spectacular! 2 dined in had appetizer, 2 meals and 2 desserts with wine bill was still less than $80 of course like anywhere else it will depend on what you order.

  • *****

    quality meals, super satisfying. Good place to relax and unwind. The bill was good for how much you get.

  • *****

    quality meals and the setting at this spot is very good. Prices are reasonable I would say.

  • *****

    One of my favorite places for tasty quality meals. it has a good atmosphere.

  • *****

    A top site for delicious quality meals. Will surely make a return trip. The place has an awesome feel to it.

  • *****

    Quality Meals at this place - very good. It's so delicious. I see why this place has so many great reviews.

  • *****

    A top spot for quality Quality Meals. Filled me up. Had a friend come into town and asked me to take him here again. This place has a good design. Food is like a place in Baltimore I loved.

  • *****

    Love Love Love this place. Destin and Miza make it feel like home.

  • *****

    Outstanding scene for quality quality meals. Came here on a Saturday. The service was very friendly and kind. The place has a nice atmosphere. Food is like a place in Baltimore I loved.

  • *****

    We have been here several times. It has always been a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience. The chateau briand is amazing.

  • *****

    We’ve love the food and atmosphere ????????????????
    The owner always make you feel welcome

  • *****

    This place is awesome! My wife and I have dined there many times. The service is second only to their cuisine! Great wine selection as well. We love it!

  • *****

    Great atmosphere, nice owner, good wait staff. The steak is very well prepared, but I'm not a fan of French food when it comes to steak, I prefer no sauce. The Italian fare is amazing!

  • *****

    Manhattan is a great restaurant to just get away. It is underground in a building downtown. True definition of fine dining. The owners themselves will seat you & check on you throughout your meal. There was live music. Very soothing and low key music. The service was great. Very attentive and not overbearing. The food was out of this world! Much more expensive than your typical restaurant in lufkin but worth every penny. We will be back.

  • *****

    Fantastic food, service, and atmosphere! Just as good as any of the best steakhouses in Houston without the high prices. Make sure to go on Friday night to hear the excellent singer. We'll be coming back

  • *****

    Great atmosphere, friendly staff and owner. Great food and experience.

  • *****

    I would like to book a private room for April. Please call me.
    MedForce - Tannis 732-380-8957
    on behalf of Chris Pepple at Genentech

  • *****

    Awesome place to dine. Destin and his staff are amazing.

    Kevin L.

  • *****

    My fav location for quality Quality Meals. it's so appetizing. i've had nothing but enjoyable experiences here and plan to keep visiting. this place has a nice feel to it. food is like a restaurant in louisville i loved.

  • *****

    quality meals and the scene at this location is excellent. I often meet people here to talk. The service was very friendly and attentive. It has a good interior. They have so many reviews for a reason.

  • *****

    Quality Meals and the atmosphere at this spot is great. filled me up in no time. quick, helpful, and friendly service. prices that are reasonable.

  • *****

    Best rack of lamb (other than mine) anywhere. Service great

  • *****

    The best food in town. Amazing staff and great atmosphere.

  • *****

    Manhattan Fine Dining is our absolute FAVORITE restaurant! Outstanding food, top-notch service, all in a beautiful setting! We've been dining here for years and love it! We recently had a surprise birthday party there and it was absolutely perfect! They have the room, the expertise, and the smiles to make your event a success, too! Thank you to everyone at Manhattan Fine Dining for such a great time, every time!

  • *****

    We had our small, low-key wedding in their event room. The staff were lovely, the food was delicious, and the entire evening was a delight. Recommended.

    They also accommodated our vegetarians and vegans with a delicious off-menu pasta primavera.

  • *****

    My wife’s and my absolute favorite restaurant to visit for special occasions. Located in downtown Lufkin in the basement of a building so it is kind of hidden. Excellent, fresh food with a variety of dishes to choose from and generous portions. Everything we have tried has been amazing! Very intimate atmosphere, tastefully decorated. Everyone that works here is on top of their game which makes for a great dining experience. Live music most nights we go. The owner has always been there every time we have visited and he makes a point to talk with us and make sure we’ve been taken care of. Very nice guy. Highly recommend Manhattan Fine Dining Restaurant if you have not yet given it a try.

  • *****

    I took the wife there. Awesome experience. Great food, friendly staff. Wonderful ambiance. Worth every cent.

  • *****

    After spending many years traveling through the Lufkin area, I can't believe that I was not introduced to this restaurant sooner! We celebrated our family Thanksgiving here on the Friday after Thanksgiving. First off, I had NO idea that Lufkin's downtown area was so vibrant! There are cute shops, bars & restaurants, and the Christmas lights that span the main street are magical! The dining experience at Manhattan was equal to any that I've experienced at five star restaurants. You would think you were in a major metropolitan restaurant. Our group ordered a diverse selection, including wine service, steaks, Italian and Indian dishes, and they all exceeded our expectations. The stuffed filet was so tender and perfectly rare. The eggplant dish and chicken curry were standouts as well. The staff was superb, and the owner was available and engaged with the guests, many were know to him by name. Highly recommended. We are returning tomorrow for my son's birthday celebration, and hopefully will be able to sample the desserts this time! Well done, Manhattan!

  • *****

    Wonderful food and the waiter was super nice and knowledgeable about the food and how it was prepared. We will go back and try something different.

  • *****

    Had steak here two years ago after stopping in Lufkin for an afternoon/evening en route to New Orleans. Still remember how good it was all this time later all these miles away on the coast in Puglia.

  • *****

    Manhattan Restaurant is fine dining and is located in Beautiful Downtown Lufkin. Not only is the food presentation good; it is good! If you're not please with your food let the owner know and he will make sure you're happy. It is one of my favorite places to dine. It's a great place to have a party but book your parties as soon as possible. It seems there always a wedding shower, rehearsal dinner, birthday party, etc at Manhattan. That is a testament of the food and service you receive. I love this place and will continue to frequent this wonderful establishment.

  • *****

    Amazing food and service this is our go to place when we find a baby sitter to work late

  • *****

    Great service. great food. great people. Fancy restaurant! will definitely go there again

  • *****

    Such a great place, the food is always wonderful and the owner is so friendly. The eggplant napoleon is to die for, also you can't go wrong with any of their steaks! If you're looking for dessert, their tiramisu is wonderful accompanied with a lemon drop drink! I recommend them to everyone, definitely a go to and best of Lufkin!

  • *****

    Always impressed with the quality of the service, food and wine selection. So happy that Lufkin has a restaurant of this stature. The night we were there (on a Tuesday), it was packed!! Lufkin needs to support this establishment. So different from all the fast food restaurants that Lufkin seems to be best known for.

  • *****

    I'm new in town and I'm so so glad I ran across this gem in downtown Lufkin. Great atmosphere, personable and superb waiting staff, and the food..... wow! The steak was perfectly cooked and sides, all delicious. Very pleasant owner who made sure all were satisfied and happy, by walking around and speaking to each table. It's been a long time I've enjoyed a fine dining with excellence across the board.

  • *****

    Five star bouillabaisse. This restaurant is in old town Lufkin. Friendly staff... I went here for my 21st birthday. It is in a basement and has a quiet dark dive yet elegant atmosphere.

  • *****

    What a wonderful experience we had. After reading reviews on this restaurant we decided to see what everyone was talking about. I give them a five for not only the food but the atmosphere. You feel like you are in New York.

  • *****

    It is such a great to visit an old fashioned linen napkin type of restaurant. Food is impeccable served in comfortable surroundings.

  • *****

    This is a hidden Gem in East Texas. Without a doubt the best food you will find between Dallas and Houston and over to La!! The owner and staff treat you as family, the menu is diverse and you cant make a bad choice!!! Great wine selection and dont forget to ask about the 'off menu' items....especially the stuffed Pork chop and Mixed Grill!!!! Great wine selection to boot!!!

  • *****

    This is the best place in town. Wonderful food and good service. The best thing is it is quite so you can have conversations with who you are with. Very generous serving of wine.

  • *****

    Excellent food. Excellent Service. Great atmosphere - like the grand Italian restaurants in New York, Chicago and San Franciso. A special place for special occasions! Personal, friendly, professional. Great selection of everything.

  • *****

    My absolute favorite restaurant in Lufkin, TX. The food, atmosphere, and service are fantastic.

  • *****

    This place was quiet and quaint. We had the best steak. A Manhattan steak with goat cheese and prosciutto. It was a special for the evening. The staff was friendly and attentive. By far the best meal we have had in the Lufkin area. The restaurant was clean and elegant without a fussy atmosphere. You go into the elevator and go downstairs and step into this dark but cozy restaurant. Our waitress was eager to talk about the food and her favorites. She was personable and cheery. What a great evening

  • *****

    This place i like the balloons (there are no balloons). Awww. There's bread everywhere. Everywhere. There's bread. I don't know how I feel about Maycee (sister) putting her finger in the butter. It's not clean in the outside of the restaurant but the restaurant is clean. I have a tea cup. Uh huh my spaghetti and meatballs are delicious. I don't taste any salty. My favorite part of this restaurant is MEATBALL!!! There's nothing I don't like. Actually X that out, I don't like the tomatoes. Ketchup is their mother. On a scale of 1-10 I rate the spaghetti and meatballs a million. I would rate the potatoes the worst (he didn't have any potatoes with his spaghetti and meatballs). The soda and the meatballs are my favorite. That's it.

  • *****

    We were there Mothers Day 2017. The steaks were awesome, our server was very professional. We will be back.

  • *****

    Very classy upscale hidden gem. Food was exceptional. Wine was tasty.

  • *****

    A beautiful place for an extra special meal...loved my lasagne and my hubby loved his prime rib. Staff were gracious and attentive. Manager greeted our table and informed us of the completely homemade pasta and sauces. It was so good. Will definitely return !

  • *****

    We had dinner here last night celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary. As usual the food / service was excellent with greetings by the owner at the entrance. He also checked at our table to make sure all our needs and expectations were being met. After living in Houston for 35 plus years and retiring back to the area I can assure you Lufkin is lucky to have such a top notch restaurant.

  • *****

    MY husband and I tried this place last week for the first time. We have lived in the area for nearly five years. I can't believe we haven't eaten here before now. It was absolutely fabulous! Highly recommend, five stars!!!

  • *****

    Great service & great food. Our steaks were perfect. We very much enjoyed our visit, and will visit in the future. Go.

  • *****

    Trust me on this, try the eggplant Napoleon. We get the pasta dry so we can put the sauce on that too. Everyone I've ever brought here also agreed it's the best thing they've had in a long time

  • *****

    This is quite possibly the best restaurant in Lufkin. Little bit difficult to find, as it is in the basement of the building. This is a must place to dine for lunch or dinner. There is a excellent variety of wine also.

  • *****

    Every time we have been, it’s been outstanding

  • *****

    So first time here but I loved it. The waiter was attentive and accommodating to the needs of a food allergy in our party. The owner and chef even double checked ingredients for this person, that's great service. The food was good portions and cooked beautifully. The wine selection is expansive but with that said it made it hard for me to choose. Loved the environment as well.

  • *****

    Simply amazing cool spot feels exclusive because it's underground and has a old time feel to it. Service was perfect friendly and fast and their food was the best I've had in Lufkin it would rival some of the bigger citys (Houston Dallas) upscale restaurants. Don't skip it for lunch either they have great specials with a nice selection. I will be going back to eat at the Manhattan for sure.

  • *****

    Super wait-staff. Outstanding food and wide selection. Very good wine collection. Fabulous guitar player/singer
    I recommend it for the occasion of fine dining. I understand that lunch is less expensive, but it is moderately expensive for dinner, but we'll worth it.

  • *****

    Our company Christmas party was great thank you to the staff of Manhattans from Vector security

  • *****

    Great salads! Fine service. One of my favs in Lufkin TX

  • *****

    Fantastic meal and great experience. Thank y’all

  • *****

    Very good service and wonderful food will eat here every time we go to lufkin texas

  • *****

    If you are looking for a restaurant that offers table cloths and cloth napkins, knowledgeable wait staff, excellent cuts of beef, gourmet quality, quiet atmosphere, excellent Italian preparations, savory and frankly delicious meals and desserts and fresh baked bread....this is it. You may have to search for the location as it is somewhat hidden, but well worth the effort.
    We've eaten here 10 times in the past three years and that was not enough. If we lived in Lufkin, we'd eat here every week.
    The menu is very diverse and offers a wide variety of seafood, beef, lamb, and pasta dishes in American, French, Italian, and Mediterranean styles. You will not be disappointed. Don't skip the escargot; it's great.

  • *****

    I am from Maryland (home of the crab cakes) and the crab cakes were the best in TX I have had. This place is amazing, food was cooked to perfection, and the waist staff was 2nd to none. I drove over 4hrs to eat here and this place did not disappoint. I will be back soon

  • *****

    Absolutely LOVE the food here! The sea bass is incredible, somewhat pricey, but absolutely worth it. The steaks are all phenomenal, as are the wait staff - at least they were last time I was there, about a month ago. The owner is always on site, which is a little strange, but he's friendly and comes to every table to see how you're doing. If you're on a budget, lunches start at $7 so they're less costly than the dinners and you still get the same great ambience and many similar menu items. During the week they're usually not very busy, and the perfect place to take that special someone for any occasion!

  • *****

    I was in Lufkin for one night and found this little gem. It's downstairs in a downtown building, and it feels like you're visiting a speakeasy! The service and food were both excellent. Some might find the menu expensive, but I found it to be well worth the price. Be sure to try the escargot!

  • *****

    Excellent service and personable, attentive staff. Veal was a tiny bit overcooked, but the preparation was amazing. Wine and dessert list are tops. Cozy yet elegant atmosphere and plenty of parking. A great date night go to for Lufkin!

  • *****

    Great place to eat thanks Pinnacle
    Christopher oliveros

  • *****

    Terrific. Didn't know there was this class of restaurant in Lufkin. Service was great, food was out of this world and the prices are reasonable. 50's era building adds to the charm as do the hundreds of wine bottles lining the walls.

  • *****

    Atmosphere was great, service was always there, but not intrusive. Caprese salad and Escargot were great appetizers, salad was fresh and crunchy; Steak Oscar was OUTSTANDING!! melt in your mouth tender, and the asparagus was done perfectly.

  • *****

    My husband and I were looking for a nice fine dinner for our 1 year wedding anniversary and since there's nothing like that in Nacogdoches, we went to Lufkin to try the Manhattan and my goodness were we blow away! I'm a "city slicker" and have had the privilege of being exposed to fine dining in big cities and different countries. The wine selection is extensive, the escargot was so delicious I was using the bread to dip in the garlic wine sauce! We got the rack of lamb and it was probably one of the best rack of lamb I've ever had. The owner, Destin, stopped by every table multiple times to check on the guests and to answer any questions. We talked with him and his wife for a while and learned about how they started the restaurant. This place should have lines out the door every night, that's how good the food and service are! This place is perfect for special occasions or date night! I highly recommend this restaurant!

  • *****

    Best food ever, we have been everywhere, this place and the service and friendliness cannot be beat.

  • *****

    By far the best food and service in lufkin
    Great wine menu and the food is outstanding.
    I wish this place was in Houston!!!

  • *****

    One of the better dining options in Lufkin. I enjoyed my meal and will definitely dine again when in town.

  • *****

    Wow! This restaurant is amazing. The food is scrumptious and the staff are friendly and gracious. We will definitely go back for more.

  • *****

    Exellent admosphere...service is great and food is awsome!....

  • *****

    Had a great experience here. Friendly staff. Great ambiance. Very tasty food! Would definitely recommend and will be coming back for sure!

  • *****

    We had the special with quail, duck and steak! We also had the rack of lamb. Both were delicious. Will be returning often. The singer on Friday night with her guitar was so soothing. Great atmosphere.

  • *****

    Very nice dining with my wife in a quite atmosphere with attentive staff.

  • *****

    Good American food and stake.

  • *****

    Great atmosphere! Amazing food! A very unique experience having fine dinning underground

  • *****

    Best place to eat in Lufkin. The food, the service, and ambiance were outstanding. The food portions were large and reasonably priced. Fine dining in Lufkin at its best. We also had an interesting conversation with the owner.

  • *****

    I am actually sitting in the restaurant, writing this review. I rarely write reviews. This is easily the nicest place I've ever eaten. The owner has exceptionally fine taste, especially for Lufkin, TX (Being Italian and from the big city is helpful). The fact that this place is practically in a basement that feels like a ballroom, makes it all the more beautiful. My spouse and I personally spoke with the owner and we are extremely impressed with the life and business he has built. It's genuine, it's quality, and a great, short-lived getaway. Absolutely a 5-star restaurant. Everything we had was amazing. The house made salad dressing was to die for. My husband had steak that was cooked perfectly, with a good bit of pink in the middle. I had lasagna with full- fledged Italian flavor. His old fashioned was strong and well mixed. The chocolate cake was in the top 5 I've ever had. Warm, cozy and all around LOVELY environment. Talk about wine and dine. Fellows, bring your lady to Manhattan Fine Dining. You will not regret it!

  • *****

    I can not speak for the food because I live in Rhode Island and have not had the chance to eat here on previous trips to Texas due to the fact I had never heard of it before. One of my dear friends posted on Social Media that they would be serving dinner free of charge tomorrow for the people of their community who need a helping hand and companionship.
    I called to verify this, and was very touched by the warmth and friendliness of their staff. I was also pleased to learn that they were serving a free Christmas Eve dinner to their community. Honestly, I teared up a little. I am so grateful to, and proud of, this wonderful restaurant and on my next visit to Texas, visiting their restaurant is on the top of my to do list.
    As a Chef, and as a human being, I wish to say thank you to these wonderful folks for being a great example of what being a true Neighborhood Restaurant should always be about. Much love and respect and a very Merry Christmas to all of you at Manhattan.

  • *****

    I'm from Los Angeles and I stopped by this small town of Lufkin and was in need of some good food. I can't explain how happy I was to find Manhattan Fine Dining! The staff is super friendly and knowledgeable, as a matter of fact, the owner was there and checked in our table more than once. It truly gives 'Southern Hospitality' a REAL meaning. The food was incredible and it got to us quick. They have a great wine selection as well! I can't say enough good things about this. Definitely a hidden gem, and by hidden I mean it's in Lufkin Texas, I didn't expect it. 5 out of 5 all day!

  • *****

    We have dinned at Manhatan twice now, both times it was outstanding

  • *****

    TOTALLY AWESOME

  • *****

    Absolutely wonderful! The staff was friendly, the owner ensured our dining experience was satisfactory and the food was incredible. I would definitely recommend this establishment to anyone looking for a quiet, warm and delightful dinner.

  • *****

    This is mine and my husband's favorite place for lunch. All the food is delicious, the staff is amazing and super friendly. The owner comes to the tables to ask how everyone is doing. Absolutely the best place to eat if you are in the area!!!

  • *****

    I'm going to start by saying his place is a MUST GO TO! A local referee us to this cosy basement fine dining. White table cloth service, true dining at its best. Our new favorite place to eat, the steak was exquisite better than we have ever tasted outside our own home. Veal was also delicious! Everything was perfection. Owner comes and greets you, waiter staff is exceptional. Ugh I can rave all day about this place. Go check it out see for yourself! Prices are high but what you get is what you pay. Worth every single penny! True definition of quality and service!

  • *****

    Such a great experience. Very friendly staff and owner. Very much enjoyed my time here.

  • *****

    One of the nicest eating establishments in Lufkin. Food is always superb! Atmosphere and staff are always wonderful!

  • *****

    The food and atmosphere is one of the best in East Texas. Sure there are tons of new places popping up to eat but, they are all chains. Manhattan Fine Dining is a small business and provides quality food. There are maybe a handful of places I dine at while visiting. And Manhattan's is definitely my #1! A few of my favorite dishes: Chicken Marsala, Chicken Parmesan, Eggplant Neapolitan, Shrimp Curry, Fried Calamari, Homemade Bread, Stuffed Filet, Rack of Lamb and for dessert their Tiramisu is a MUST, it's a cloud of deliciousness. The sauces for all the dishes are created by the owner himself. They give the meal it's unique taste. Which makes me crave this place even more!!

  • *****

    Went here for our 29th wedding anniversary. Location is in a basement, that's strange and dark. (Had to get out readers) The atmosphere is stuffy to say the least, but food is outstanding. It's is so hard to get a steak both tender and flavorful. Bravo on both accounts. I had the filet mignon stuffed with goat cheese was delish but hubby got ribeye with vodka sauce it was the bomb!! Will order that next time, sides here are not the star and some what lacking but will go back for steaks. Tiramisu was also really good. The price I thought for two steak entres and dessert at 67.00 about average for what we got.

  • *****

    The atmosphere is probably the nicest in Lufkin if you want a traditionally classic restaurant feel.

    It can be a bit eerie going into the basement of a building you walk by every day, but once you're down there, you don't think about it.

    My few times there, I steered clear of their Italian foods and went for salads and Chicken fried steak.

    Everything tasted fine, and the prices were reasonable, especially when you take in the atmosphere of the place. Manhattan Fine Dining is a great place to take out-of-town clients for business, or maybe for a first date or anniversary where you'd prefer a quiet room to hold conversations while you dine.

    Points for atmosphere. Food is nothing to write home about, but nothing to scoff at either. Service was pretty great too ... fast and polite.

  • *****

    The food was great. Sister took me out for my birthday and I had one of the specials, Filet Mignon stuffed with goat cheese and prosciutto. The service was very friendly and informative and helped us through the menu and allergies and ect.. The reason for the high stars is valid for me, it's because it's the best place in Lufkin, and the only place like it in Lufkin. So they win for that.

  • *****

    Tonight was our first visit. Our food was wonderful. My husband had the filet, and the steak was cooked perfectly. I had snapper and it was delicious. The portions were large, sides were good, and the waitstaff had great service. We will return soon.

  • *****

    Fine dining? It is a nice place, but not what city folk would consider fine dining. Yes, there are tableclothes, etc. People are extremely nice, prices reasonable, but it is just another unremarkable restaurant. Spaghetti and Meatballs were not so good. Actually,, the meatballs were pretty tasteless, sauce was really sweet. Homemade Blue cheese dressing was flavorless.

  • *****

    wasnt sure what to expect because of the mixed reviews but it was actually pretty good!!

  • *****

    Excellent, food, wine, service, atmosphere. A definite 10

  • *****

    Excellent, food, wine, service, atmosphere. A definite 10

  • *****

    This place is fantastic. It is located in an old historic building in downtown Lufkin. It is down in the basement and has a nice wine selection. It is... most definitely, a great dining experience. They have stout drinks. They have excellent Calamari and salad. But, their filet mignon was straight fire! Definitely recommended.

  • *****

    Definitely a five-star restaurant considering it is in Lufkin, not to discount Lufkin, butt it's unusual to find such good food, and good wines in Lufkin Texas. My wife and I had a romantic fine dining experience.

  • *****

    I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of food at Manhattan's in Lufkin. First of all, I was not expecting the quality and taste of the steak that I received here. The filet was stuffed with goat cheese and was absolutely delicious. It was cooked to perfection. I also had an appetizer brought out that consisted of calamari, shrimp, stuffed mushrooms with oysters, and an absolutely delicious cheesy bread. The service was very good as well but was not overbearing.

    The wine selection seemed to be vast but I did not partake. I did notice that the wall is labeled and organized by country/region and the bottles are sorted underneath.

    They also package their various dressings and Italian dinners. You can apparently buy some manhattan frozen dinners to take home. I've never seen a fine-dining restaurant do this before.

    The food alone is why I ranked them five stars. The decor of the restaurant could use an interior decorator but since I'm not eating the interior, I over-looked it. All in all, I don't think you'll be disappointed. Very very good meal.

    TIP: They do have free wifi. However, since you are in a basement, there is absolutely no cell phone coverage. If you are expecting a life or death phone call, you won't get it. If you tap into their wifi, you can receive text and check-in on Yelp. You can also mark this review as useful, cool, or funny.

  • *****

    Took a date there on a Friday night. We had the crab cakes, stuffed flounder, and chicken Marsala. The food was Delicious. Get anything with the holinday sauce. Service was Superb! The perfect balance of respecting our space and making sure we were set with what we needed. I would highly recommend it for any date or nice evening. 2 drinks, 2 salads, endless bread sticks, appetizer, and 2 entrees for about $50. You get get out of there for less if you just wanted pasta.

  • *****

    They have excellent meals. If your looking for an amazing and relatively cheap lunch (about $8 a plate) they have a perfect menu for it or if you are looking at spending a little more (about $16 a plate) and wanting an excellent dinner for yourself and or significant other there dinner is an excellent choice. Absolute favorite dish is during lunch is either there chicken fried chicken or Cordon Bleu.

  • *****

    For fine dining, this is the best that Lufkin has to offer! The atmosphere is quiet and subdued, geared for adult diners. The menu is quite nice, obviously selected by a connoisseur. Service isexcellent, more For fine dining, this is the best that Lufkin has to offer! The atmosphere is quiet and subdued, geared for adult diners. The menu is quite nice, obviously selected by a connoisseur. Service is excellent, and the owner checks on the diners by personally visiting each table. It's a shame that 5 stars is all I can give this fine restaurant.

  • *****

    You can never go wrong here. Although the menu has very good items, make sure you ask for the off menu specials. Great atmosphere, the salads are the freshest in town and don't miss out on ordering a dirty martini! If you like Calamari, make sure you ask for the sauted Calamari. Its not on the menu, but since ordering it sauted we've never ordered fried either here or anywhere else. If your coming here for a quick bite, you may be disappointed. This place is meant for a nice, relaxing lunch. Very Very good, its our favorite Restaurant in East Texas.

  • *****

    True Fine Dining In Lufkin
    Rich history, wonderful food and outstanding atmosphere are my adjectives. Manhattan is not your typical Lufkin restaurant. Located in the basement of the Perry Building, a 50?s era office building and one of Lufkin?s few multi story buildings. Originally this space was the cafeteria for all the offices in the building back in the heyday of downtown Lufkin. I'm not knocking Lufkin after all I have lived here all of my life but let me be the first to point out the 800 pound gorilla in the room when it comes to dining out in Lufkin. "Lufkin has a difficult time supporting anything that doesn't sell chicken fried steak, hamburgers or have the all you can eat buffet". Manhattan is the antithesis of the Lufkin norm. You will find quiet, elegant, well mannered service and an owner that truly seems to understand the joy of serving wonderful food. The menu takes the approach of taking classic dishes and executing them very well. I highly recommend Manhattan to anyone who appreciates food but has found themselves stuck in a bit of a gastronomic desert. Be sure to listen to the specials. One of my favorite meals is the beef filet stuffed with prosciutto and goat cheese served with a sherry wine sauce and portabella mushrooms and sides of rosemary baked potatoes and fresh vegetables. Simple but fine and best enjoyed with a friend or special someone and a bottle of wine from their rather large wine selection. I couldn't recommend Manhattan any more. I hope Lufkin rewards such a wonderful place with many years of loyal patronage. I can tell you that I am doing my part and I will return at my next opportunity.

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    Hidden Treasure
    We went to Manhattan's for my husband's company Christmas party so we were in a private room rather than the main dining area. We started off with an array of appetizers which were all wonderful. My favorite were the seafood stuffed mushrooms. I couldn't get enough of them! I had read reviews of this restaurant before we went so I knew to pay attention to the special. I'm so glad I did because the beef tenderloin stuffed with prosciutto and goat cheese with a sherry peppercorn sauce and portabella mushrooms was melt in your mouth good. The house pinot noir was also one of the best I've had. Reminded me a little of LaCrema. For dessert I had tiramisu. All I can say is WOW! Being from a big city, Lufkin was a bit "small town" for me. But what a hidden treasure Manhattan's turned out to be! I can't wait to go back to Lufkin so we can eat here again.

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    Took a date there on a Friday night. We had the crab cakes, stuffed flounder, and chicken Marsala. The food was Delicious. Get anything with the holinday sauce. Service was Superb! The perfect balance of respecting our space and making sure we were set with what we needed. I would highly recommend it for any date or nice evening. 2 drinks, 2 salads, endless bread sticks, appetizer, and 2 entrees for about $50. You get get out of there for less if you just wanted pasta.

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    I can honestly say that this is the best Italian restaurant I have ever been to. My favorite is the Greek and Manhattan salads, which are the best salads I have ever had, and the bread is awesome!. It's located downtown, so parking is sometimes difficult, but it is definitely worth it. The food and service here is excellent! Highly recommend if you are in Lufkin.

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    excellent dinner service

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    The food and service were very good. I had the fillet which was cooked perfectly. The duck fat potatoes were a little odd and more like a crispy deep fried lump of potatoes, I would not recommend these. The deserts were also nice.

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    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here and LOVED it.  He was able to show up early and speak with the owner who allowed him to pick out the table he wanted and to put his own flowers on the table. They even brought us a yummy desert with candles in it! The food was great too! I recomend this place to everyone that asks.

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    This is the best dining in East Texas.  This is not a place to take the kids, but there is no better place within 100 miles to take your special someone.  Not only is the food great, but the atmosphere is fantastic.  I go there as often as I can and neither my companion nor I have ever been disappointed.  I have tried most of the menu, and I have never had anything less than great.  I only wish it was not such a long drive.

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    This is such a unique restaurant for East Texas. It is in the basement of an old multistory building. Taking the elevator down feels like traveling back in time to high class restaurant of the early 1900s.

    It has a dark, quiet, and romantic atmosphere. The waitstaff is formal and attentive. They have a wide selection of wine and most of the waiters are well informed about there selection.

    Most of the food is excellent. The more expensive items on the menu are very much worth it! Most of the appetizers are also very good. The escargot is especially tasty.  

    I highly recommend the Manhattan for anyone wishing to have a unique and romantic date.

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    The best Italian/Mediterranean dining in East Texas!

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    This is my favorite restaurant in East Texas. But it's not the type of place to take your family for just a normal weeknight dinner, it's somewhere just you and your spouse would go for a nice dinner or anniversary.

    I tend not to branch out though w/ my choices. I like to start w/ the sea scallops, which is 4 large pan seared scallops in some sort of heaven sent sauce. I can't remember what they call the sauce but it's amazing! Then I get the stuffed flounder. It's a nice sized portion (but just 1, whereas the stuffed flounder at res lobster gives you two stuffed fillets) and it comes w/ 2 jumbo shrimp in some sort of peppery gravy like sauce. They're specialty sauces are amazing, but from the little marinara and alfredo I have had from there it was a little disappointing. That's definitely not their speciality. As far as comparing their stuffed flounder to red lobster's... I feel like there's is likely more fresh and less frozen than red lobster's. Honestly both stuffed flounders are tasty, but the sauce over The Manhattan definitely sets it apart.

    I went for my birthday a month ago and i did find it odd that it was going to cost extra for me to get a cesar salad. A salad w/ any other dressing was included though. Maybe that's a fine dining thing, but again compared to red lobster it wouldn't cost extra.

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    We were in town and the natives recommended it to us. Said it was a bit pricey, but we were in the mood for steak so we gave it a shot. EVERYTHING, from the raspberry vinaigrette salad to the warm toasty breadsticks to the filet mignon, was delicious. And for the 7 oz, 16.95 wasn't bad at all!!!  Highly recommend if you're in Lufkin!

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    Not what I would have expected this far away from a major city.  This was truly a fine dining experience.

  • *****

    Authentic Italian food with a great menu selection. Gluten free pasta choices available. The house salad dressing is amazing & I highly recommend the kabobs or eggplant Parmesan. Classy environment & excellent service.

  • *****

    Very good food. Nice decor but location is a little difficult to find. It is worth the effort though.

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    Very good food. Nice decor but location is a little difficult to find. It is worth the effort though.
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    This restaurant is bound to be a local favorite of yours! My husband and I enjoyed a quiet dinner with soft music playing and warm decor. The food was outstanding, the service was perfect, and the pricing was amazing! What more could you ask for?! A... ( More )

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    Very good food. Nice decor but location is a little difficult to find. It is worth the effort though.
    Pro: Food, Service, Atmosphere, Value

  • *****

    As you take the elevator down to this basement restaurant you begin to hear the music and smell the aroma of herbs and breads that say "Italian". A full menu of delicious full course meals, a great wine list and chef specials await your order. Cloth napkins and tablecloth, excellent service and a wonderful atmosphere are just a few reasons that customers keep coming back.

  • *****

    I took my parents there for the 47th anniversary. My father is very hard to please but he enjoyed this restaurant to its fullest. We were seated right next to the entertainment. The woman saying so many songs that my parents new and it just added to the atmosphere of the evening. The food was excellent and our server was exceptional. Would recommend to anyone!

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    Very good food. Nice decor but location is a little difficult to find. It is worth the effort though.
    Liked: Food, Service, Atmosphere, Value

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    Took a date there on a Friday night. We had the crab cakes, stuffed flounder, and chicken Marsala. The food was Delicious. Get anything with the holinday sauce. Service was Superb! The perfect balance of respecting our space and making sure we were set with what we needed. I would highly recommend it for any date or nice evening. 2 drinks, 2 salads, endless bread sticks, appetizer, and 2 entrees for about $50. You get get out of there for less if you just wanted pasta. • • • Took a date there on a Friday night. We had the crab cakes, stuffed flounder, and chicken Marsala. The food was Delicious. Get anything with the holinday sauce. Service was Superb! The perfect balance of respecting our space and making sure we were set with what we needed. I would highly recommend it for any date or nice evening. 2 drinks, 2 salads, endless bread sticks, appetizer, and 2 entrees for about $50. You get get out of there for less if you just wanted pasta. • • •

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    Came here for our 5 year wedding anniversary. The owners did everything possable to help make our visit memerable! The food was amazing and the atmosphere was beautiful. LOVE THIS PLACE