Manna is an enticing fine dining destination in the heat of Downtown Wilmington that applies French techniques to elevated American fare. Using local ingredients whenever possible, diners will be treated to a multi-course menu that is sure to be a full-fledged experience, and a prime introduction to elegant Cape Fear cuisine.

The atmosphere is slightly understated, with soft lighting and a small interior bar in addition to a scattering of tables, which perfectly sets the mood for a feast of delicate fare. The kitchen menu, (there’s also a separate bar menu with drinks and lighter fare), changes with the season, and features a small number of sections in appetizer, entrée and dessert categories. Though always subject to change, patrons can expect to see unique starters like red wine braised beets with Clemson blue cheese, endive, and port reduction, or NC pork belly with pumpkin rigatoni. The entrees are ever-changing as well, and also impress guests, with star ingredients like slow braised beef ribs, NC duck breast, and local fresh catches, all expertly prepared in new and refreshingly unique ways.

As a result of this eclectic and elevated fare, Manna is a favorite go-to for a Wilmington date night, and continues to hold onto its reputation as one of the best downtown destinations for fine dining.

Wilmington
Hours
  • Monday5:30pm-10:00pm
  • Tuesday5:30pm-10:00pm
  • Wednesday5:30pm-10:00pm
  • Thursday5:30pm-10:00pm
  • Friday5:30pm-10:00pm
  • Saturday5:30pm-10:00pm
  • Sunday5:30pm-10:00pm
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