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XO on Elm
XO on Elm

XO on Elm Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.xoonelm.com
  • Phone: (603) 560-7998
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
    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
  • "If I didn't have the Living Social, I wouldn't go back. Service was good, food was good, but ridiculously overpriced."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "My husband and I came here with a pair of our friends. All of us had one food restriction or another. Two of us were vegetarians (one of which won't eat eggs), one of us could not eat whole nuts, seeds, or corn, and I am allergic to any and all peppers. We were able to ask the server about the ingredients of each dish. If she wasn't 100% sure, she went and asked the chef. We all were able to find delicious meals that we could eat. Everyone completely enjoyed their dishes and all of us left commenting that we would recommend this to others. I am a Foodie and I don't recommend restaurants easily! The restaurant is just a few blocks from the Verizon Wireless Arena and is a great option for a pre- or post-event meal."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food is superb. Recommend the duck and the salmon. Tapas, small plates and full entrees give you plenty of great choices. Interior Cosmo chic-unusual for Manchester! Only drawback is it took awhile for food to arrive. (But bread they put on the table to appease us was freshly baked and really delicious with the orange butter). Our server was a hoot and was an added positive to the experience."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "First time here for us. We were celebrating my mother-in-laws bday. There were seven of us. Food was fantastic. Wings and flatbread different and tasty. All of our entrees were wonderful. Steak fabulously perfect and swordfish amazing. Only negative was the inconsistency of service. Very nice server but not attentive. Waited for menus then waited for drinks. Possibly because we were seated on bar side which was noisy. Would have been better seated in front where they are used to larger parties? Otherwise very very nice dinner. Would return."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Was in town for our anniversary (14 years!), looking for a special place to dine. I could tell from the online menu this place was going to be great. The food was so creative and the blending of flavors was incredible. Loved this place!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Well prepared and presented"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food was very good--he ordered the steak, which was cooked perfectly and I ordered two of the "small plates", one with the lobster over what appeared to be very bland orzo and a plate of mussels, which were very good. The waiter was borderline rude when we asked about the specials, coyly said "everything is special at XO" and abruptly walked away... The main entrees were expensive, ranging frm $25 to $30 as were the desserts were in the $10 range. You'd expect to pay these prices in Boston, but with the amount of choices of great restaurants in Manchester, we probably won't come here again without a coupon."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The menu had a very wide breadth and it was ll fantastic. our server was a little slow and the noise level was very loud, even before the place filled up!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Bar needs to add rye to their inventory. Experience did not start off well when waitress didn't even know what rye was! Tapas portions just right size and good for sharing. We had to request extra plates to do so. Also requested lemon for the shrimp appetizer and a single slice was hand-delivered on a skewer! A couple of slices on a plate would have been nice so each diner could have had a slice! Not too impressive for a first-time visit."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Very nice dinner ( can recommend the hanger steak and the scallops, creme brulee, the crab cake appetizer was good not great). Friendly, knowledgeable, attentive server. Good wine list. Tables for 2 are very small. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Our party of four really enjoyed everything about this restaurant. We all enjoyed our appetizers, salad, dinner and deserts. All were made with creative combinations of ingredients. Our server, Steve,was very pleasant and attentive to our needs. He was very knowledgeable of the the preparation of the menu items and assisted us in making our selections. We unanimously agreed that this is one of our fav spots and would highly recommend XO to all our friends. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I made 7:30 reservations for my husband and myself last Saturday, our first time dining at XO. The bar was packed and lively, but we were led to a window table in the somewhat quieter front room where we could watch the parade of people on Elm Street. Our cocktails were well made and generously poured. We started with tapas - escargot for hubby and stuffed dates for me (yummy!) and shared an oversized salad of greens, berries, and goat cheese with a nice light dressing. Our entrees - my duck with risotto and asparagus and his lamb shank - were both cooked perfectly and delicious. Service was excellent. We will definitely return to XO"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "best and biggest martini's in NH! food is always delicious!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "There was a variety of items on the menu and we chose to pick from the varied tapas menu. The quail was small and a new food item for us maybe next time I'll pass but we went out on a limb. The dates and bacon combo was amazing. The spinach,blueberry and goat cheese salad was big enough for 2 people to enjoy. The chicken wings had a nice kick to them. Great beer and wine list."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Very impressive over all experience from the welcoming hostess , the spicy Hause infusion martini the stuffed dates the best I ever try, an explosion of goodness and the pomegranate chilli Salmon with risotto superb , our server A+ and ambiance totally in love with it , I can wait to be back , I really miss this place already "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "I am a vegetarian and my significant other is close. This makes it difficult to find a "good" restaurant other than a standard Italian one. I made reservations after looking at the menu and finding a couple items that I would try. When we went we were both pleasantly received and seated in the lounge. While it was "very" busy and noisy, the only drawback, we were not there to long. Once seated the service was excellent, Steve was our server, Both she and I had the Eggplant Roulades which were by far the best we have ever had. Our server was attentive through out the meal and everything was done promptly."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We ate here last month before a show at the Palace and the owner remembered that I ate gluten free and also what type of wine I liked before I even ordered it. The food is always consistent and the service is great."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "From the Dates to the Truffle to the Dinner Special - Delicious!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I have heard so many great things about XO that we wanted to try it out. The meal I ordered was the special and it said it came with shrimp/lobster on top and there was really nothing, I also asked for pasta and no spinach and received spinach and not the homemade pasta as I requested. The other guests ordered the fri davilo and they said the last time was way better, this time looked like they used can tomatoes. Atmosphere was awesome & the waiter was nice"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We made a last minute weeknight reservation for two. We were seated promptly and greeted by our low key but efficient And friendly waiter. He was helpful with menu questions and special requests for a picky eater. We ordered tempura sweet potato fries and short ribs to start- both delicious. Steak and chicken for entrees were well prepared and strait forward . Dessert was good, but we're not sure the molten lava cake was homemade. All in all, we enjoyed our relaxing meal. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "My husband I dined here last Saturday night. We had a very enjoyable evening. We ordered 4 tapas which was plenty of food for us. The tapas and small plates are an adequate amount of food. The lobster risotto was delicious and came with two very large lobster tails on top. The stuffed dates were outstanding. We will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We had a wonderful overall experience for my 40th bday celebration. At first I was disappointed because they had my reservation listed as 2 Instead of 10/12 in which there were 11 of us. The staff accommodated us with swift and courteous seating and our wait or Stephen was fantastic! The appetizers , entrees, drinks, & desserts were all incredible and I would recommend this place to all of my friends and family !!!:) thank you!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We visited XO on Elm for my husband's birthday. It was our first time there, and I was concerned because of a food allergy. I'm always concerned about that whenever we go to a new place. I could not have been happier with XO on Elm. My allergy was a non-issue for them. They worked with it easily. Our food and drinks were amazing! The service was excellent - prompt, efficient, and also warm and welcoming. If you are in Manchester, visit XO on Elm. We will be back, soon."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The salmon on the menu was fantastic with great flavor and cooked to perfection. The server asked how I would like it cooked and the chef got it spot on. My wife had the special steak tips and they were also great. The menu has a number of good gluton free options that my son could pick from also. Nice wine list, especially like that they have Earthquake Zin by the glass. This was our first time to XO and we plan to return."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed dinner here before a show at the Verizon Wireless arena. The food and service were both very good; we were thrilled that the restaurant takes reservations so we could plan our evening properly. We have dined here prior to this visit, and will come back again."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "My husband and I go here before seeing a show at the Palace Theater. It is close by and the food is excellent. They will cater to any food allergies or special requests that you may have. The owner is very friendly and remembers us each time we go back. "
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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