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Cotton, Manchester, NH

Cotton

4.8
4.8
3898 Reviews
$31 to $50
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:
Patio dining is available April through October. 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Sat 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (603) 622-5488

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jeffrey Paige

  • Neighborhood

    Manchester, New Hampshire

  • Cross street

    Stark Street

  • Parking details

    Private parking lot adjacent to restaurant with Public metered lot across from restaurant.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New Hampshire

    Best Overall

  • New Hampshire

    Best Food

  • New Hampshire

    Best Ambiance

  • New Hampshire

    Best Value

  • New Hampshire

    Contemporary American

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  1. B

    Bobman

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistent, delicious and impeccable service! Awesome ownership.
  2. d

    danonnet

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Found Cotton via a Google search while visiting Manchester from out of town. It was a great choice. Food was very good, the ambiance nice yet lively(mostly their Saturday night bar noise) and service attentive. For the price point I was very happy with the experience and meal. Recommend a visit.
  3. RC

    RickC

    New England

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food, Service, and drinks were great. Our group included 2 couples and everyone enjoyed their meal and drinks, We ALWAYS have a great experience going to Cotton. PLEASE bring back the Steak Diane......
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    We have been to Cotton a few times and it has always been a great experience. This time we were there fairly early (5:15) and there was a very strong chemical smell, like urinal cakes. It may have been from disinfecting possibly, but it was pretty strong and annoying. That said, the server was excellent and the food was delicious as usual!
  5. HC

    HollyC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was delicious meal and great service! Definitely will be back for another date night.
  6. JR

    JeffreyR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great martini selection. Interesting entree choices. All was excellent.
  7. CH

    CarlH

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kenzie was fantastic!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went for our Anniversary and everything was perfect! We had the scallops that came with a delicious salad that I would eat as a meal when I go back. We also had the popcorn shrimp we loved it. Our meals we had a special chicken Marsala and Lamb steak. All delicious! We got desert of lemon cake and we received a complimentary glass of Prosecco w hai h was a lovely touch. Our waitress was lovely and could not have been more attentive even though the night was very busy. We will be back!
  9. AF

    AllenF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This restaurant has a nice vibe, well-chosen entrees and great service. Parking is easy but find the place requires cell maps. Our Saturday evening was memorable with large tables and partitions for noise reduction and safety. Our party, when in town would defiantly go back.
  10. DM

    DanM

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Cotton several times now. We always love the food and the service there.
  11. L

    Luv2dine

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service Brian our server was very attentive and checking how we were doing at the perfect time Cotton was busy but service and food both excellent Only negative noise level was high and difficult to have a conversation without speaking a bit louder than would have preferred
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the ambiance, the food, the bar area…service was great, food very reasonably priced and delicious……different, fun menu….excellent cocktails!
  13. JR

    JohnR

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, grilled scallops were amazing.
  14. FF

    FoodForFun

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always - outstanding.
  15. SM

    SarahM

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose to sit outside and we felt as if in a garden (and not a parking area!) by the landscaping and decor. It was a fun night together with friends.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place to dine. Good food
  17. GT

    GailT

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Cotton is one of my favorites! A little disappointed this time. We had just been given the cocktail/ wine list about 10 seconds prior, when the server came for our order. We asked for a couple of minutes to decide, but she came over 2 more timed over the next 5 minutes. Ordered salads with our drinks, and had to ask again for some time with the menu to decide on entrees. Salads were delivered well before our cocktails, and had to ask for the bread. I know efficiency is nice, but we really felt rushed- less than 45” from beginning to end. Not really a relaxing dinner….
  18. CG

    CGad

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy the fresh, varied menu at Cotton. Food is always delicious when it arrives to our table.
  19. CR

    CharlesR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu may not inspire you but the food will definitely do that and make you want to come back again.
  20. MD

    MatthewD

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    So the food was fantastic. The Jambalaya is perhaps the best I have ever eaten (not being from NOLA that is). The raviolis were also great. The ambience was friendly yet open, not too close but not spartan either. The server was friendly and attentive and helpful. The only downside is that the credit card machine failed while we were there and so we ended up waiting quite a bit to check out.
  21. b

    barbarad

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always consistent. While main menu doesn't change much, the specials always are creative and delicious! The bar mixed my custom gin drink expertly to my specifications.
  22. JP

    JessieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time and can't wait to go back! Food is incredible, cocktails were awesome, and prices are very reasonable. Great service, too.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    All went well. Our food was great and served hot. Karen was our server and she was outstanding. She was a delight throughout the meal. She checked in with us at appropriate intervals. We ordered a bottle of wine and she presented it as it should have been. Cotton is so fortunate to have maintained her employ for so many years. Donna H.
  24. LD

    LeeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    ALWAYS A GREAT EXPERIENCE AT COTTON. STAFF IS ATTENTIVE AND DWAYNE'S BARTENDING WILL BRING YOU BACK. FOOD IS WONDERFUL BUT PLEASE BRING BACK THE FRENCH FRIES!!!
  25. F

    Figmo

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Superb server, excellent food, a little noisy but tolerable. Will recommend this place to others and visit it again and again!
  26. T

    Trouthunternh

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got there early for reservations and sat at bar. Prompt service and great suggestions from server! Decided too eat at the bar. Met others at bar and had a great time ! Tuna appetizer was tremendous. My wife had scallops and I had salmon both were really good. I hadn’t been in several years but will go back next week.
  27. RM

    RobertM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    delicious food, upper level offers privacy. great service.
  28. DV

    DanielV

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    Our server was great. The bread and cocktail were delicious. We both had crab cakes, some of the worst I’ve ever tasted. The ice cream dessert was a nice finish.
  29. S

    Stephanie

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special Birthday for a dear friend. As always, service was excellent, even making our birthday dessert special with a candle. Food was excellent however, I'm sad the butternut squash ravioli is gone from the menu.
  30. C

    Cherrocc

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Here for our 30th!! Gave us complimentary champagne toast! Dinner & service great as always! Pistachio gelato is fabulous also!! Never disappointed here!!!😍
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food with a side of to-die-for dessert! We had amazing service and were quite pleased with our experience.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a lovely time at Cotton Restaurant yesterday. The food was perfect, and our waitress was the best. Will definitely go back soon.
  33. U

    Underwhelmed

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was superb from beverages, food to service. We’ll be back!
  34. MM

    MorganM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cotton always has the perfect mixture of ambiance and quality food and drinks.
  35. VB

    ValerieB

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated right away, food was great,our waitress was fantastic. Very helpful, attentive. We were celebrating mine and my daughter in law’s august birthdays and they put a candle in our dessert, very thoughtful. We had a great night !
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came on a whim "we've never tried this place" and we will absolutely be back. The drinks were great the food was even better. I got seared scallops with a sweet potato hash on some kind of aoli and almost a southwest salad. Excellent food and service.
  37. JW

    JonathanW

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    this was our 2nd time visiting Cotton. Both times have been a great experience. The food is always excellent as well as the service. Not really a complaint but we were seated right under the very bright lights but as the evening progressed they were eventually turned down. Can't wait to go back.
  38. AC

    AndrewC

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Finally found a place my dad likes
  39. ND

    NigelD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently good. Have been a customer for many years.
  40. CB

    CharlesB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    as always, we got seated right away. The food was very good and served nice and hot without much delay. We've been going for years and using OpenTable means that we are always seated almost immediately.

FAQs

Cotton is rated 4.8 stars by 3898 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Cotton

75 Arms Street, Manchester, NH 03101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Stark Street

  • Neighborhood

    Manchester, New Hampshire

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Sat 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private parking lot adjacent to restaurant with Public metered lot across from restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jeffrey Paige

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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