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Cotton, Manchester, NH

Cotton

4.8
4.8
3785 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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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, 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Entrees

  • Retro Meatloaf with "All You Can Eat Mashed Potatoes"$17.95

    All-natural beef and pork meatloaf, wild mushroom port wine sauce, mashed potatoes with buttered fresh broccoli

    • Cotton's Bistro Steak$24.95

      Brandt all-natural 9 ounce flat iron steak with choice of one; red wine demi-glace, bacon bleu cheese butter, port wine mushroom sauce, lemon herb butter, or horseradish crème. Served with our mashed potatoes and fresh seasonal vegetable

      • Grilled Chicken$18.95

        Grilled twin 6 oz. all-natural chicken breasts with choice of one; red wine demi-glace, bacon bleu cheese butter, port wine mushroom sauce, lemon herb butter, or horseradish crème. Served with our mashed potatoes and fresh seasonal vegetable

        • Almond-Crusted Turkey Schnitzel$18.95

          With cheddar cheese gratinee, bourbon applesauce, mashed potatoes and buttered green beans

          • Butternut Squash Ravioli$18.95

            Dried cranberries, toasted hazelnuts and fresh sage in a brown butter sauce

            • Grilled Native All-Natural Jumbo Sea Scallops$24.95

              Applewood smoked bacon sweet potato corn hash and spicy honey chipotle aioli

              • Buttermilk Herb Fried Chicken$18.95

                Crispy fried buttermilk brined all natural chicken breast, traditional herbed cream gravy, mashed potatoes with buttered fresh broccoli

                • Grilled Delmonico Steak$38.95

                  This 14 ounce Brandt all-natural boneless steak, cut from the rib, has a generous portion of marbling in and around it, giving it its truly deep, beefy flavor. Served with choice of one; red wine demi-glace, bacon bleu cheese butter, port wine mushroom sauce, lemon herb butter, or horseradish crème. Served with our mashed potatoes and fresh seasonal vegetable

                  • New England Lobster Scallop Ravioli$23.95

                    Local lobster and sea scallop ravioli simmered in our Parma Rosa sauce

                    • Creole Jambalaya$19.95

                      A Louisiana Creole rice dish with fresh vegetables, spicy andouille sausage, spicy tasso ham, chicken and shrimp topped with a spicy Creole tomato sauce

                      • Grilled Atlantic Salmon$24.95

                        Grilled fillet of fresh salmon with lemon herb butter over saute of fresh garlic, fresh sweet corn, heirloom baby tomatoes, potato gnocchi and fresh sweet basil

                        • Grilled Lamb Steak$24.95

                          All-natural American lamb steak, almond mint pesto, red wine demi-glace and pan-roasted potatoes with caramelized onions and artichokes

                          Last updated: February 2, 2022

                          What 3,785 people are saying

                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                          4.8
                          4.8 based on recent ratings
                          • 4.8Food
                          • 4.9Service
                          • 4.8Ambience
                          • 4.7Value

                          NoiseModerate

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                          1. JB

                            JacquelineB

                            New England

                            7 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined 3 days ago

                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                            We have been several times. The vibe is classy but still very relaxing and comfortable. Food looks and tastes very good. The servers there are attentive and professional. Our server last night was Scooter and she is amazing-takes great care of her customers!

                          2. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            New England

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined 4 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Love Cotton! Always amazing martinis and some of the best calamari Ive eaten! Loved the baked goat cheese too!

                          3. T

                            Thomas

                            New England

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 4 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Excellent food and service. Waitress was delightful.

                          4. CB

                            CherylB

                            New England

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 5 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                            We had a wonderful time at dinner Wednesday 5/18/2022. Our server Maddison was fantastic! The food was very good.

                          5. TL

                            TedL

                            New York Area

                            5 reviews

                            vip
                            3.0

                            5 reviews

                            Dined 5 days ago

                            overall3food4service2ambience4

                            Waitstaff fine. Dinner took way, way too long to arrive.

                          6. DS

                            DeniseS

                            New England

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined 6 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            I love Cotton! Their food is consistently delicious and their drink menu has wonderful variety. Everyone I bring there thoroughly enjoys themselves and cannot wait to return. Keep up the wonderful customer focus and care. And another thing I love about Cotton....the overall ambiance is comfortable and a bit upscale without being stuffy. I love that you feel like a cherished guest and the hostess, servers and even bartender extend that level of care to each individual. Thank you -- keep up the wonderful work!

                          7. S

                            Sharon

                            New England

                            14 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            14 reviews

                            Dined 6 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Karyn was amazing. Professional, caring, funny. Food was great!

                          8. M

                            Missy

                            New England

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 14, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            We had reservations so our table was ready when we got there. The food and service were fantastic. It was our first time at Cotton and we will certainly visit again when in Manchester.

                          9. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 14, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Mother’s Day

                          10. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 14, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Yummy as always!

                          11. SH

                            SteveH

                            New England

                            11 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            11 reviews

                            Dined on May 13, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great service and food as usual

                          12. DC

                            DianeC

                            New England

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on May 13, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Excellent food, excellent service.

                          13. RC

                            RC2463

                            Key West

                            25 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            25 reviews

                            Dined on May 12, 2022

                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                            Always a good time at Cotton. Their martinis are great!!

                          14. CW

                            CarlynW

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Delicious food, good service, fun martinis! Definitely recommended!

                          15. A

                            August

                            New England

                            7 reviews

                            5.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Mother’s Day dinner with my son and his fiancé. Services was excellent, food was fantastic and the atmosphere was very inviting. We had a great time

                          16. T

                            Twoshrinks

                            Dallas

                            25 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            25 reviews

                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Love this place! Great food! My mom was thrilled on Mother’s Day!

                          17. L

                            Luv2eat

                            New England

                            7 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Another fabulous meal at Cotton! We are never disappointed!

                          18. DS

                            DonnaS

                            New England

                            17 reviews

                            5.0

                            17 reviews

                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Outstanding as always. So happy it was open for Mother’s Day

                          19. DL

                            DavidL

                            New England

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                            We were seated quickly and had some great drinks. The food was excellent.

                          20. P

                            Pilotuh1

                            New England

                            16 reviews

                            5.0

                            16 reviews

                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Treated mom and my sister to Mother’s Day dinner. Haven’t visited since Covid and we’re very pleased to get reservation for great dinner and cocktails

                          21. CH

                            CherylH

                            New York Area

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Service was attentive but not intrusive and never felt rushed. Both meals we had were delicious and nicely presented. Enjoyed 2 martinis. Nice atmosphere and although restaurant was full, the noise level was not bothersome as some reviewers mentioned, and I am someone who is sensitive to loud noises. I recommend and would go back.

                          22. BH

                            BrittanyH

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Our server was awesome!! I would definitely go back!

                          23. FT

                            FredT

                            Las Vegas

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Our first time here. They food was fantastic. Wonderful service. Can’t wait to go back again.

                          24. MM

                            MarkM

                            New England

                            16 reviews

                            5.0

                            16 reviews

                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Crab cakes were outstanding as usual. Scallops were cooked perfectly. Sat outside, great setting, very comfortable and relaxing. Waitress was really outstanding. Just a great time.

                          25. JD

                            JohnD

                            New England

                            1 review

                            vip
                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                            overall4food3service5ambience3

                            Good service as always. The food was average this time. My calamari was very greasy. The crème brûlée we ordered was overly burnt on the top. All of the raspberry flavor was only on one side (maybe only a 1/3 of the dish) and was generally inconsistent. Our entrees were good (lamb and squash ravioli). Overall, the food was basically meh this time around.

                          26. a

                            annt

                            New York Area

                            18 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            18 reviews

                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Before a show at the Palace. The food and service is consistently great!

                          27. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 5, 2022

                            overall4food4service5ambience3

                            We will go back!

                          28. BR

                            BarbaraR

                            New England

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 5, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            The food was fabulous! Our server was excellent. It’s our absolute favorite place to dine out.

                          29. LM

                            LesaM

                            New England

                            3 reviews

                            4.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on May 5, 2022

                            overall4food5service3ambience4

                            Visited Cotton for my girlfriend's birthday celebration. Food and drinks were excellent. Love the atmosphere.

                          30. E

                            Eddd

                            New England

                            2 reviews

                            3.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on May 4, 2022

                            overall3food4service2ambience2

                            Food was very good. Steak was prepared as requested. Partner had scallops, which was also rated very good. Service was slow. The scallop order was to be an appetizer, it came out as a main course. Big difference in price. If you want a reasonably quiet dinner and have a little space between you and the couple at the next table, this shouldn’t be your first choice.

                          31. A

                            Anthony

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 4, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            First time going to Cotton. I took my wife for our 6th wedding Anniversary. The host wished us a happy anniversary, the server did too. Complimentary champagne. Brian’s service was beautiful. Very sweet guy. Food and drinks were spectacular. I’m a bartender with GNHR and I was blown away. I will rant and rave about Cotton

                          32. s

                            slipsoup

                            New York Area

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on May 4, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            We have been to Cotton a few times and it never disappoints. We were offered complimentary Prosecco for our anniversary. The food is excellent, as is the service. The staff makes you feel like your patronage is important.

                          33. KL

                            KatieL

                            New England

                            13 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            13 reviews

                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Excellent experience overall. Will return.

                          34. AD

                            AdamD

                            New York Area

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Don’t be fooled by the menu look online or the website. It’s much better with great quality food inside. Has a Casablanca feel. Highly recommend. Menu is small but everything is top notch

                          35. KB

                            KevinB

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            One of the best dinners and night out that my wife and I have had in along time. Great drinks. Incredible food. Wonderful bartenders.

                          36. AV

                            AVERYH

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                            Food and cocktails were delicious, the tables are very close together so you can hear your neighbors conversation but overall the experience was great. Would go back.

                          37. DM

                            DavidM

                            New England

                            13 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            13 reviews

                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                            Still one of our favorite in Manchester. Consistently good for a very long time

                          38. NO

                            NOLAinNH

                            New England

                            38 reviews

                            5.0

                            38 reviews

                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            An excellent way to celebrate our 45th anniversary. Delmonico Steak was wonderful as was Farmhouse Salad and Chocolate Torte dessert. Louise was a wonderful, engaging, friendly and thoughtful server! Thank you all for a wonderful dinner!

                          39. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Washington DC

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Delicious food, great service!

                          40. C

                            Charlotte

                            New England

                            4 reviews

                            5.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on April 29, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            We are in town for SNHU graduation. I find this online. How fortuitous!!! We loved it. The food was fabulous, the setting charming and all staff were helpful and friendly. Definitely will return when next in Manchester.

                          FAQs

                          Cotton is rated 4.8 stars by 3785 OpenTable diners.

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

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                          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, 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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