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XO on Elm
XO on Elm

XO on Elm Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.xoonelm.com
  • Email: xoonelmrosa@hotmail.com
  • Phone: (603) 560-7998
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 12:00am
    Sunday: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We cater any event, we offer a variety to choose from our function menu, contact us for further details, we ll do it all!!!!!
  • Entertainment: Live music on the weekends in our patio during our summer season. (weather permitting)
  • Special Events & Promotions: We offer a spacious, beautiful function hall. Great for corporate functions, pharmaceutical talks, rehearsal dinners and much more. Offers full bar, dance floor and cater the menu to your needs! Call for more details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Manchester Street
  • Public Transit: Public Transit stops only a block away.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered parking is available.
A word from XO on Elm
XO on Elm located in the heart of Manchester features recognizable cuisine from all over the globe with our chef's fresh twist on it, artfully presented and consistently delicious. Upon opening we were featured in The Hippo Magazine for "Best of the Best" and "Best of Manchester" for tapas. We are proud to say our daily specials are the most unique in all of the area. Sit in our dining room or lounge and feel at home while surrounded by beautiful contemporary decor not to mention our one of a kind street side patio, whether it be for a tapa or a signature martini join us on your next night out.We also offer a spacious, beautiful function hall. Great for corporate functions, pharmaceutical talks, rehearsal dinners and much more. Offers full bar, dance floor and cater the menu to your needs!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Food was very fresh and flavorful. Beautiful presentation and tasted great. Good menu selection as well."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "We had taken some friends out for the night which they have never eaten here. All of our meals from apps. to dessert did not skip a beat. The quality of the food in taste and presentation renounced. Unfortunately the only thing that set back the evening was a group of people celebrating a retirement. They were being so loud which made it challenging to have a.conversation. The other patrons around us found this to be a conflict in there evening as well."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Everything you would expect from a fine dining restaurant, great food, great service, nice atmosphere, I visit frequently and I have never been disappointed!!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Was more than satisfied with XO. The food was fantastic. A foodies dream come true. Great light plate selection."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Metropolitan style restaurant where you don't feel out of place dressed up a bit. Good bar scene, wine selection and cocktails all up to par. Friendly service. Tried the small plates - appetizers were excellent but the calamari was overdone and rubbery. Still had a good time and got great service. Your choices are limited in Manchester if you want to go out wearing anything but jeans and sneakers but this place was definitely worth the visit."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We ordered a few appetizer and an entree. The humus app was fine, but dry. The antipasto was very disappointing. There was nothing spectacular in it. I was expecting at least some aged cheese if not a flavorful salami. Very bland. As for the seared tuna (special), the seared part was grey. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Always so fabulous , food and service , xo is my friends and family favorite place for celebrations, best Lamb shank in the state and great martins"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The food was great- probably the upscale-urban feeling restaurant we've found in Manchester. We tried the escargot, which we'd never had, the lobster risotto (which, though listed as a "small plate" would be enough dinner for most people) and the duck entree. All were excellent, and there were many other enticing options. The food was a bit pricey though not unreasonable for the high quality. The waitress was lovely! Our one criticism was that the drinks were quite expensive. $10-12 cocktails are common enough, but the wine was outrageous- we always have a glass with dinner but actually skipped drinks altogether because we thought it was so overpriced."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Food was excellent - although busy, we were never rushed. Nice Atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The big prices & small portions of a fine dining restaurant, without particularly remarkable food. Bland lobster mac & cheese as was the chicken. If I'm going to spend so much to eat so little, I want to be Wowed. Bartender was great. Waiter, adequate."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We met at XO to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday . His brother and sister and spouses met us from around he state. We enjoyed great wine and delicious tapas. The wait staff was courteous and did not rush us nor were they over attentive. We really enjoyed our time at XO and will definitely come back!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Great place for a very special occasion when you would like to splurge. The food quality/taste/portion size is appropriate for the price that you pay. The bloody marys they make are excellent if you like them to be really spicy. The waiter was very polite and made it clear to us that we could take as much time as we wanted and that we did not have to rush."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "It was our fist time at Xo, many friend have recommended this place, we finally got the chance to do it and what a great experience!! I had the lobster mac and cheese, it was out of this world, I love mac and cheese as it is but this one was the best I have ever tried, my wife had the duck with coconut risotto, it was the best risotto flavor ever with that sweet flavor, perfect!!!!! our drinks had just the right mix of everything........great customer service from our server, the manager, the owner......everyone made our night to be special with great atmosphere, we will definitely be back!!!!!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "So we get to XO, we were shown to out table. The waiter greeted us, we gave our drink order and app order. 15 minutes later our drinks arrived then out app. We ordered the crab Rangoon, there was hardly any filling and the outside were clearly over cooked. Our meal arrived I ordered the Lobster Mac and Cheese, there was a ton of lobster however the plate was so hot it overcooked the lobster and some of the lobster was burnt to the bottom of the dish. It was not a pleasant experience and am afraid we will not be going back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My husband and I went on Valentines Day 2014 and had reservations however nothing seemed to go smoothly all evening! Even though we had reservations we were not seated at the time of our reservation. When we finally were seated we had to wait a while to have our server come over to take our drink order. Because it took so long for our server to take our drink order he decided to also take our dinner order at the same time. When we received our meals well over an hour later my husbands dish was not the dish he ordered. Very unorganized, not enough staff and not a restaurant my husband and I will be eating at again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The room is sparse with no ambiance, its very bright and feels cold. The food was average at best. My husbands wedge salad came with no dressing. My squab was dry and tasteless and the stuffing was just crumbs. The short rib pasta had little to no flavor. And the worst sin of all - the martini's were warm. On the plus side the spinach salad was good as was the swordfish. We were excited by the menu - too bad the food did not live up to expectations. We chose this restaurant as it was close to the Verizon and we were going to a concert. First and last visit - sorry."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "the food was excellent though my soup came out lukewarm. We never got any bread at our table. We arrived at 5:30 and our main course wasn't served until well after 7:15. It was a long wait from salad/soup to main course, especially without any bread."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The restaurant opened their function hall for the busy valentine weekend it was like sitting at a VFW. I was very disappointed that we were not told that we would be sitting in this area when I called regarding my reservations."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Xo on Elm has great food, great atmosphere and good service. been there a few times and it never disappoints. nice romantic place,"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had Valentine's Day reservations at XO through Open Table and still had to wait over 30 minutes to be seated, despite the fact that there were multiple tables without patrons that simply hadn't been cleared yet. Our server was running between tables and paid the least amount attention to us as possible. Our appetizers took way too long to come out, and then our entrees were pushed onto the (tiny) table along with the appetizers even before we had finished - no word from the server, just pushed on to the table. The food was not as bad as the service, but not fantastic either. We had a wonderful experience with XO on a previous occasion and will not likely return based on this latest visit."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had reservations for vday but had to wait over an hr for a table.. turns out the hostess who had no clue what was going on was taking walkins and pushing back reserved tables!! They clearly dont understand the whole reservations concept.. especially on valentine's day..was not impressed. Food was good but to little to late. Do not bother to make a res here"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have dined here several times before and it was ok. Made reservations for 8:00 PM for Valentines on a Friday. It seems that management bit off more than they could chew. They opened up an adjoining area to accommodate more patrons to capitalize on this lovers holiday. Ambience of this area was terrible. We waited as anticipated to get a drink at the bar. we were not going to get our table right away so, we ordered an appetizer. We were seated before our appetizer showed and the bar told us they would bring it to the table. After being seated we sat there for 30 minutes without any staff approaching our table, bringing us water, offering a drink NOTHING! When our appetizer did arrive it was not what we ordered at the bar. We paid & left."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "For the price point, I had some expectations around the quality of food; however, found most items lacking. Escargot was average, as was the goat cheese and mushroom strudel. Also selected the special of petite filet, lobster tail and stuffed shrimp; each item was overly salted, though still edible if you're really hungry. The quality of the items were good, but did not seem impeccably fresh; ambience was a bit upscale though there was a peculiar odor in the reception area. Overall, not terrible, but I'd rather spend my hard-earned money elsewhere."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Dinner at XO on Elm was a great experience and wonderful way to celebrate a birthday. We had several of the small plates, they were all excellent. The wine was very good. And our service could not be beat. Thanks XO!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "I am in the middle of a cleanse and needed to have my food with no gluten, no dairy or sugar. They were very accommodating and the food was delicious as always."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Overall a pleasant experience with really good food. The restaurant isn't big but overall a nice atmosphere. We decided to sit in the bar area which was probably a mistake. The issue wasn't the clientele speaking loudly, it was actually some members of the staff telling loud stories. That said, our waiter was great, although he did not tell us the specials, but overall he was great. What stood out to us the most was the how long it took the food to come out. Our reservation was for two on a Saturday night but when we arrived there may have been only 5 other parties. We ordered an app and dinner and were there almost 2 hours. I would recommend it as long as you aren't crunched for time."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed our experience at XO which started with Steve's excellence service combined with wonderful selection of wine and a hearty portion of food. No room for desert. Good times and conversation was had in a relaxed atmosphere at our table."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We've gone to many of the restaurants on Elm Street and this had been on our list for quite a while now. We had reservations for 5, it turns out the place wasn't very busy due to the weather and the dinner crowd would've showed up much later. No matter, it was nice to have most of dinning area to ourselves. Seated by the window we had drinks an appetizer and then dinner. I will say that it felt like we waited a bit for dinner but when it arrived I was impressed. My duck was perfect while my wife's Seafood Risotto was wonderful. Tell you the truth, all the risottos that were on the menu sounded fantastic and I would have just gone for a sampler. This is a spot we will revisit in the future."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "The food was delicious. My boyfriend is a quasi vegetarian - who eats fish. Our appetizer and main course was fantastic - Salmon with a pom glaze and short rib ravioli. YUM! So I gave you the good news, here goes the not so good news: 1. Service was slow - OK I will give them credit it was NYE but the folks that came in after us (20 min. after our order was taken) got their food before us and check at the same time we did. 2. It was absolutely freezing. I had my jacket on my legs and my scarf wrapped around me like a shawl to try to conserve heat. many other patrons were doing the same. Other than catching frostbite and waiting for eternity for your delicious meal it was great. - suggestion turn up the heat and speed up the pace"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Absolutly the best restaurant in Manchester a truly outstanding overall dinner experience ,perfectly executed meal everything was just perfect , excellent service and the owner Rosa she is the QUEEN of customers service , great job my dear i can' t wait to be back , God bless you and your wonderful restaurant,"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Dinner was to celebrate one of our 30 year employees and his wife. They choose XO for it's gluten free items. Service was very good. Food was very good. We had appetizers, dinner, dessert and drinks - reasonable pricing. Wine menu is limited with few higher end wines. All in all a good experience and would definitely return."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Although we made reservations and had to wait 20 minutes for table, the staff was very attentive and responsive and provided excellent service. The food was very good and the wine list embraces a wide selection. Would recommend this to others."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Had dinner before the Pops with a small group. Small plates for us - really nice, and really great service!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Would dine here again without a second thought....... two considerations; it is fairly small, so reservations are a must and there is only on-street parking. It is on a corner, so if you take the first right turn, that street has a fair number of curbside parking spots available. We would park on the roof, if we had to."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Consistently good food quality at XO with a nice selection of small plate choices. We usually order 3 or 4 of the Tapas and/or appetizer dishes for a light, but interesting meal for two."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "We were a party of 6 and everyone liked their meals and we all felt the service was very good. The only slight negative we all felt was the seating, no round tables and no booths. This makes conversation for a party of 6 or more a bit awkward. We would definitely return."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "This was our first time at this restaurant. Very pleasant experience, food was really good. My only complaint is that the water tasted funny, not sure why."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "This was my first time at XO and was overall pleased with the restaurant. We dined with some friends and the casual, energetic environment and diverse menu made for a very pleasant evening. The mussels were some of the best I've ever had! However, my scallops entrée was slightly undercooked for my liking. Prices were reasonable and service was friendly. Overall, I recommend and plan to return."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "We met friends at XO the other night as we know the food has been great, and it was. Very good beer selection, especially the Dog Fish Head 60 Minute ale and Double Bag. Good wine selection. Good service too, the only thing that might be improved is it was a bit chilly in the front dining room where we were seated. Wasn't busy on a Tuesday night, which was great. Really nice selection of Tapas, small plates and entrees."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "A terrific find in downtown Manchester. Every dish was a unique combination of ingredients and flavors that produced an amazing meal. Each dish was well balanced and artfully done. Service was top notch and flawless, anticipating my every need with impeccable timing."
    Dined on 11/18/2013