Cotton

4.8
3605 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Cotton features the cooking of award-winning chef/author/owner Jeffrey Paige. Located in Manchester's Historic Millyard District, Cotton is known for exceptional farm to table comfort food, friendly yet professional service, and an inviting, casual upscale atmosphere. It's the place the New York Times calls hip, named one of the best neighborhood restaurants in the Northeast by Bon Appetit Magazine and holds the distinct honor of Best Martinis in New Hampshire year after year by NH Magazine and The Union Leader.

RESERVATIONS:
To request a patio table please note this when you make your reservation. Weather permitting, we will call early afternoon the day of your reservation to confirm if patio seating is available. We cannot guarantee specific seating at this time but we always do our best.
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DanM
Naples
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We make it a point to eat at Cotton every time we get into town. We always start with crab cakes. We have never been disappointed.👍🏼

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KirbyT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and attention to our needs, wife uses a mobility device. Prices were reasonable and the place was packed on a Thursday evening.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service!

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Roxi
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 2nd year celebrating my friends and my birthday. We enjoy our dinner so much! I love Cotton. I will be back and I will share with friends the amazing food, service, servers.

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Chris
New England
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks and food are always delicious

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SandyP
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious with excellent service. We never tire of this wonderful restaurant!

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BryanM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and awesome staff would absolutely go back again

KT
KathleenT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cotton is our favorite go to for fine dining. Food is fabulous and their list of cocktails surpassed my expectations. The service is top notch!!
Try it you will love it!

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LisaG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cotton never disappoints from the cocktails through dessert it is a delicious meal!

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TammyD
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience.
My salmon was cooked to perfection.
We always enjoy Cotton. Highly recommend.

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PatriciaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed dinner at Cotton last night with my sister-in-law. We started with cocktails. She had a lemon drop martini and said it was very good. I had a Whiskey Smash and give it 👍. I had Retro meatloaf and sister-in-law had salad with grilled salmon. Food and service were superb. Thank you to our server Corey! Highly recommend Cotton.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
19 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

JD
JanetD
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I would recommend Cottons as the food is outstanding as is the service.
It would be a great place to go to celebrate an occasion .

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Provy
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation last minute and we arrived they seated us right away. Waitress was prompt and attentive. Food was excellent!

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TomL
New England
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server (Kory) was excellent. We will be back.

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LisaN
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cotton as always was superb! From drinks, apps, meals, and service!

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Chas
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crowded, so make a reservation. .....................

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karenb
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible server, awesome food and drinks, great atmosphere.

JC
JohnC
New England
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Husband’s birthday

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Krowley28
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cotton has great food and ambiance. Service is always great.

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DanB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was my third time dining here. The food and service were wonderful each time I've dined here. When we finished, up the restaurant was close to capacity, so there was some background noise, but not what I would call distracting... after all it was busy for a random Wednesday evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great experience. I had the butternut squash ravioli and it was the best I’ve ever had. Highly recommend!

JH
vipJamesH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeff n crew never cease to please

My go to every time in town

Twice, on this trip

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LindaP
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A memorable meal in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. Our server, Louise, was fantastic.

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vipThemotownkid
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful as always! Thanks.

JL
JamisonL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent! Great ambiance

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BenV
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive, and the cocktails were incredible. The food was fantastic - it took a bit to get our appetizer, but we had bread at the table and it was very busy, so I completely understand. Once the appetizer (baked goat cheese) did come it was amazing! Very tasty and creative food. It was pretty loud, considering we went on a Friday night and the place was packed, its understandable and didn't take away from our experience. It is on the higher end of pricing.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My granddaughters and I had a wonderful time. We enjoyed the food, and our waiter was terrific. We will be back!

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KarenC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! I have never been disappointed in the overall experience of eating at Cotton. I recommend it to all my friends. The food is delicious (and I’ve tried many of the items on the menu) and the service has always been excellent. Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed!

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vipPamB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Louise was amazing!

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DerekC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Great ambiance, food and service

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BobS
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place — our favorite is the Scallops with the sweet potato hash ,,, very awesome !

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RobertB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Good service. Easy parking used passport app. Enjoyed the night

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EddieK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
20 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always an outstanding dining experience! My fave hands down!

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SethR
New England
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Maddie was an excellent server.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My Lobster Raviolis were very chewy and not as flavorful as their food usually is. When we went to check out, their machines weren't working so we couldn't use any cards and had to dredge up cash to pay with. Slightly disappointing, but things happen. We have always loved Cotton and would still go again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was excellent! The food was very tasty

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Danielle
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time last night at Cotton. We were greeted warmly by the reception staff with "Happy Anniversary!" and granted our wish to dine outside in the courtyard. Our waiter made us feel very welcome and surprised us with complimentary glasses of Prosecco wine. Dinner was quite delicious, so good that we had no room for dessert, unfortunately. The ambience in the courtyard was energetic and filled with other diners, also enjoying themselves. We loved the courtyard setting with its overhanging grapes and the colorful umbrellas and border of trees. It made us feel as if we were in Newport (RI). We highly recommend you try Cotton Restaurant. You will definitely love it!!

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Sharon
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Love this place!

FAQs

Cotton is rated 4.8 stars by 3605 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.