Cotton

4.7
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3096 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Cotton features the cooking of award-winning chef/author/owner Jeffrey Paige. Located in Manchester, New Hampshire's Historic Millyard District, Cotton is known for exceptional food, friendly yet professional service, and an inviting, casual upscale atmosphere. It's the place the New York Times calls "hip". Both a classic neighborhood restaurant, named "One of the best neighborhood restaurants in the Northeast by Bon Appetit Magazine, and a destination for diners throughout central New England, Cotton features sophisticated and eclectic comfort food, an extensive wine list featuring over 40 wines by the glass and holds the distinct honor of "Best Martinis in New Hampshire" 10 years in a row.

RESERVATIONS:
For parties greater than 6 people, contact COTTON directly at 603-622-5488.

Cotton does not accept reservations for the patio. The Patio is seated first come, first serve - weather permitting. All reservations are for indoor tables only.
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C
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Easy parking. Good service. Food was fine but not outstanding. I had a Caesar salad that was so-so.

AS
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! Great Service Great Meal Great Atmosphere!

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

One steak a little overcooked but they were nice and gave us a free dessert

CL
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Things started off great. Got there a little early, they sat us immediately which was great. The wedge salad was excellent. The calamari was cooked well, except they were very oily. Things were very slow coming and as dinner went along we saw less and less of our waitress. The steak Diane was very good, but the dish of the evening was the buttermilk chicken. We waited upwards of 20 minutes after we had finished eating and no waitress. Decided not to wait on dessert, still no check. Finally the hostess saw me with my card in my hand of and cashed us out. One last thing...the drinks were good, but be careful if you don’t like drinks on the stronger side.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meals everything was delicious. We will return soon.

AC
New England
28 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cotton never disappoints which is why it is our go to when we dine out. Always fantastic food as well as service.

RC
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We love this restaurant and make it our go to place when ever our friends would like to go out for a nice dinner and for all our special occasions.

B
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we visit Cotton, we ask ourselves why we do not visit more often. The vibe is nice, great music, service is fantastic, and the food is just outstanding. We made a resolution this last visit to dine here at least monthly, if not more often. Prices are very reasonable.

R
New England
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Menu is "tired". The Calamari was so greasy you almost couldn't eat it.

l
New England
68 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just a casual Saturday night out. Enjoyed a salad and crab cake and my husband had the buttermilk fried chicken. Service was great. Always a lovely ambiance. Will definitely return

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great. We love the food and will continue to dine with Cotton.

LH
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family came to Cotton for a special dinner to celebrate the last day one of our triplets was in town before having to return back to his military base. Our server, Hannah, was OUTSTANDING! Everything from the cocktails, appetizers, entrees, and dessert were perfect.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Belated Christmas celebration

DF
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service and ambiance! The menu is amazing!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints.

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C
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We had a party of 4 all ordering different items off the menu.
We were all disappointed in the meals; very pedestrian; nothing special.
I thought you were better than that.

JB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had the most incredible meal,service,and experience at Cotton! The staff was amazing!the food was top notch! We will definitely be going back.

C
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome Martinis!

BB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, very attentive staff, quiet delightful atmosphere. Just a fantastic place to eat great food and relax and enjoy your evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night was excellent- great food and people

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends. We come to Cotton regularly. Never disappointed. The most consistent place in Manchester for good, healthy food at a fair price.

S
New England
25 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambience and service. A consistent favorite!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and prices.

F
New England
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks as usual and our waitress Tori was outstanding!

SB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and service were excellent. The appetizers and entres were delicious.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Didn’t get the table we asked for and said they couldn’t take the Viisa gift card that was a retirement gift. The chicken was as hard as a rock.

TS
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebration. Food was prepared perfectly and timely fashion. Our server was polite, attentive and friendly. One of our favorite restaurants. Consistently great.

MB
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Friendly staff.
Service was unbelievable.

LB
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were late to our reservation but called and were accommodated with no problem by the friendly staff. Our server, Josh, was incredible and made our experience amazing. The four of us all work in the service industry and agreed that food, drinks, and service were all top notch. We will be back and will request Josh for sure!!!!

JC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing... popcorn shrimp appetizer is unlike anything else of the same name. At our table, we also had the salmon special, jambalaya, pot stickers and seared tuna. All soooo good. Service was excellent as well.

An exceptional dining experience!

LD
New England
28 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here many times. Always great food. Excellent bar I might add. Drinks are great! Friendly service too.

MG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Waitress Kim was great. She knew we had a time frame and would serve us between that time frame. Great atmosphere. Will definitely return!

KR
New England
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cotton has never ever let us down. Consistently fabulous Food is amazing, drinks fun and waitstaff outstanding. Peaches and Jeff run a great place

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. It was my 2nd wedding anniversary and they made it special

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a great evening at Cotton. Good food, nice atmosphere, fantastic service. Our waitress was top notch. Came running after us into the parking lot with the doggie bag we forgot. Top notch. Highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cotton’s is one of my all-time favorite restaurants. I have been going there for over 30 years even before it was named Cotton’s. It is always predictably great on every level.

a
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to the Cotton for over 15 years and have never been disappointed. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. The staff is very professional and friendly.

OT
New England
22 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great palate pleasing flavor. Swordfish slightly dry. Gnocci perfect. Pork loin was perfectly cooked.

S
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner!
Great food , great service and the atmosphere is really nice.

EB
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food!! Only thing I don’t like is being surrounded in other people’s conversations. My husband and I were sat next to one couple who new how to talk amongst themselves but then on the other side there were 2 singles one was so loud and vulgar my husband and I were so taken back that we were about to ask to move out of the section we were in, when they asked for their check. I know staff can not predict others conversations but maybe if they notice people getting carried away with language and offensive gestures they could say something thing. Our waitress was awesome. Attentive but not overbearing. Great sense of humor. Front desk host and hostess were very pleasant.