Manolin, a top tier restaurant

We finally made it to Manolin!

The restaurant does not take reservations so it can be almost impossible to have a table unless you are comfortable with waiting 45 minutes to an hour and a half. Expect a longer wait if you have a party of more than 2.


We went on a Tuesday and the restaurant runs a little bit slowly on that day of the week. At 7:30, we only waited 20 minutes close to the fire pit in the patio and had a cocktail while we waited.

If the wait is really too long for you, you can go across the street and have dinner at Joule or The Whale wins. 2 places we already talked a lot about.

At Manolin, the menu is very short. Plates are supposed to be shared: they offer 4 fish plates, 3 vegetables plate, 4 main dishes from the grill, and 3 desserts. Everything was very tempting on the menu, and we finally opted to share 5 plates.

  • Albacore Ceviche with quinoa and grapefruit (pictured)
  • Rockfish ceviche, lime, chili, with sweet potato,
  • White anchovy with beets, (pictured)
  • Winter vegetable slaw, spicy almonds (pictured)
  • Grilled beef, potato, radish

It was really really good. Everything was very subtle. The Albacore Ceviche was very fresh and light. The rockfish ceviche had a delicious balance of taste. The beef was perfectly cooked and so were the small potatoes. The winter vegetable slaw had a very nice sauce and the spicy almonds were a perfect addition.

Our waiter was super nice and all the staff very friendly. The place is simply but warmly decorated.

I may go back very soon. They offer happy hour from 4 to 6pm

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