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Cotton, Manchester, NH

Cotton

4.8
4.8
3812 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


Booked 3 times today

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

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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 Service

  • New Hampshire

    Best Ambiance

  • New Hampshire

    Best Value

  • New Hampshire

    Romantic

  • New Hampshire

    Contemporary American

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  1. P

    Poll

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. My wife loved her scallops. I would have preferred a more authentic red sauce over the lobster ravioli. It had had a hint of Campbell soup to it. The ravioli was also tough. I had to cut the edges off. Also, both of our martinis were watered down as if they had sat at the bar for a few minutes. First bad experience ever!!
  2. B

    Bogeyjim

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Have never had a bad meal. Excellent quality at very affordable pricing.
  3. C

    Closeenuff

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Go for a lovely dining experience. The restaurant has a festive air about it. The service was top notch. The food was very good. The Food Warrior had his usual steak and potatoes which were great, and plentiful; kudos for the carrots. Up and coming Food Warrior started with fried calamari which we all raided. Quite tastly but maybe cut back on the oil. The lobster scallop ravioli was a hit. Good Caesar salad. The pistachio salmon over rice pilaf was a very good dish and combo. However, the chef 's recommended medium was my idea of well done. Delicious and nice dinner. We will go back again. Thanks.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were great,
  5. LB

    LillyB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lived the food and the atmosphere 5 stars. Chicken was amazing. Buffalo chicken was amazing and the cheesecake to die for
  6. LC

    LisaC

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    34th Wedding Anniversary ! Our waitress was excellent! The champagne in flutes to say Happy Anniversary from Cotton was so nice! Very touched and impressed by that gesture!
  7. DR

    DeannaR

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love dining here. Food and staff are both wonderful and accommodating.
  8. DF

    DianneF

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time in one month eating at Cotton Restaurant and last night did not disappoint! Excellent service from Jay our waiter. Food delicious, and drinks amazing.
  9. KE

    KELLYA

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time at this restaurant and it won’t be our last. From beginning to end it was perfect.
  10. MB

    MichaelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time there and it was amazing we had martinis for drinks the food was delicious and Generous portions we both had the Delmonico steaks the service was Excellent we will definitely be back soon it was an awesome experience
  11. D

    Dave

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife and I tried out Cotton for the first time for our anniversary. We were greeted and congratulated by the hostess who seated us in a cozy corner of the banquette. The restaurant was full as expected for a Friday night but did not feel crowded and was not overly loud. Our server was polite and attentive without being hovering. We started with drinks and bread followed by the Asian Pot Stickers for an appetizer. We each had a salad, one Caesar and one Simple Green salad. For dinner we tried the Bistro Steak and the Meatloaf. Dessert was the Lemon Creme Cake. Everything was delicious and the pace of the meal was perfect. Nothing was rushed and neither did we wait too long. The prices are on par with what one would expect from this type of restaurant. There is a small free parking lot which fills quickly and ample space in a paid public parking lot that is adjacent. It is conveniently located off the highway and walking distance from everyplace downtown. Overall, it was a pleasant experience and we would highly recommend anyone try it.
  12. JT

    JuneT

    Perthshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Busy place - good food. A little noisy, but overall enjoyable.
  13. K

    Kathie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place to have dinner. The food is always consistent and the servers are the best.
  14. GW

    GerryW

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was great! The salad was very fresh and huge! Crispy warm bread and the Turkey Schnitzel was amazing. Great place for excellent food.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a splendid meal with excellent service! The salmon was done perfectly and served its pumpkin gnocchi in a cream sauce with leeks. The Bistro Steak was very tender, tasted fabulous and had a bed of perfectly mashed potatoes and a generous serving of roasted carrots! Absolutely delicious! Our server timed everything perfectly and we enjoyed our meal completely. We are looking forward to our next trip to Cotton!!!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit for both of us. It was my husbands birthday and we had superb service from the moment we entered the restaurant. Food was excellent. We will definitely be back!
  17. F

    Freddy

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The scallop dish with sweet potatoes was the best dish I have had in long time.
  18. JS

    JanieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, good service and charming environment.
  19. GE

    GeoffreyE

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can always count on Cotton to deliver outstanding service and delicious food!
  20. JB

    JoshB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m celiac and don’t like trying new places, cotton has no gluten free menu but I had heard good things so I decided to bring my wife there. The staff was pretty knowledgeable and still double checked with the chefs on anything I asked. The food was incredible and I had no signs of cross contamination. Super excited to have found a new safe restaurant.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner never disappoints at Cotton! The Farmhouse salad is amazing - and the Salmon with spinach and pumpkins gnocchi in a cream spice was delicious!
  22. K

    Katie

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and the service was too. It was a super busy night but our server was on top of everything.
  23. K

    Kathleen

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service was good. Food was very good. Portions were generous.
  24. KK

    KevinK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening dinner with friends again at Cotton Keep up the good work all around
  25. AC

    AndrewC

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The drinks were great and the food was fantastic as always. I love the fried chicken and my wife loves the salmon.
  26. DP

    DPD41

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We wanted to enjoy a special occasion and we’re glad we were not rushed. Excellent steak, at least as good as most steak houses. I’m not a big fan of salads but enjoyed the farmhouse salad—lots of bacon.
  27. TB

    TravisB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Manchester continues to impress and as always the service is impeccable. The food is phenomenal and the patio is a perfect place to sit on a warm summer night.
  28. CS

    ChristinaS

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cotton is a regular dinner spot for us. Love the food and service. Staff takes the time to get to know their customers.
  29. AF

    AndreaF

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorites! Turkey Schnitzel is my go to. Excellent martinis
  30. MC

    MattyC

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy our meals and the excellent service at Cotton. Jade was our server and she was very efficient but also a lot of fun. Food is always delicious. My husband had scallops and sweet potatoes. He’s normally not a huge fan of sweet potato but he said his meal was absolutely delicious!
  31. MM

    MarkM

    New England

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got seated on the patio, beautiful night. Had the crab cakes appetizer and the twin chicken breast, all done perfectly. Never disappoints . Great food, great atmosphere and great people.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great meal with great friends. Our waiter was excellent and caring.
  33. LD

    LisaD

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent server, thank you Brian, who made great recommendations! Fantastic dinner entrees, Steak William and the salmon, and the outstanding lemon cake for dessert. Great atmosphere, delicious food, and the perfect extra dry martini! Always the restaurant of choice when visiting Manchester!
  34. B

    Birgs

    New England

    276 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    276 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Beautiful evening to dine al fresco under the grapevines. Pomegranate and lueberry martini a great way to start the evening. Daily special spinach, strawberry, and goat cheese salad very tasty but wished we had ordered poppy seed dressing on the side as the salad was smothered in it. Turkey schnitzel still as large a portion as has always been and yummy with the beans and mashed potato sides, and of course, the bourbon applesauce topper! Plenty left over for another lunch. Grilled chicken also very moist and accompanied by delicious buttered carrots as well as mashed potatoes. Even saved room for some pistachio gelato for dessert. Disappointed that the cappuccino machine bit the dust...would have loved some with the gelato.
  35. MG

    MatthewG

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Got seated but after 50 minutes of waiting and waitress still had not even brought over bread for the table we decided to leave. Poor service.
  36. CR

    CharlieR

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Dinner. From the opening cocktails through starters, dinner and dessert each of our orders were excellent
  37. AM

    AnthonyM

    New England

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was excellent and efficient. The martini menu is tempting. The turkey schnitzel was amazing, the squash ravs were good and the portion was hardy, the lobster ravs were ok (not enough lobster) but the meal was tasty. The lamb steak was a disappointment sadly. The waitress said 8-9oz, and our lamb steak was the size and shape of a small hamburger. Dessert: the lemon cake was delicious and the flourless chocolate had a strong pudding flavor.
  38. CR

    ChipR

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cotton never disappoints. Consistent and excellent food and service as always!!!
  39. r

    ruhlc

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection!!! From the ambiance to our amazing waiter to the deli food!!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hostess and management were extraordinarily accommodating and service was excellent. Thank you, Cotton staff!

FAQs

Cotton is rated 4.8 stars by 3812 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


Booked 3 times today
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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