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Cotton, Manchester, NH

Cotton

4.8
4.8
4027 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 25 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, 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 Food

  • New Hampshire

    Best Service

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  • New Hampshire

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  • New Hampshire

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, quick service, a little loud but overall great
  2. LW

    LoraW

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our dining experience at Cotton. Four of us enjoyed two cocktails each, starters of popcorn shrimp and calamari, and entrees. I had the grapefruit rose martini. The popcorn shrimp are a highlight and aptly come in a movie theater popcorn box. I ate the winter salad with a crab cake. Both very good. Our server was top notch. She gave us space and time and yet was very attentive.
  3. b

    beefer

    New England

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious and consistent with Cotton
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the entry point of our evening till the end top notch service ! Rare these days !
  5. MA

    MATTHEWH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Cotton! Food is fantastic and a real gem within Manchester
  6. H

    Horsemom

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite. We have never had a bad meal, or poor service. Cotton is fabulous!
  7. HD

    HeatherD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the meatloaf with mashed potatoes and broccoli and it was delicious. It was a very large portion. I also tried the baked onion soup with apple cider and I wasn’t a fan. It was just too sweet for my palate. My husband had the lamb and our daughter had the veal parmigiana which they both loved.
  8. DF

    DebF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It great experience Brian our waiter was amazing. Best Mashed potatoes ever. The steak was just ok salmon was awesome and the fried chicken was. Great desserts and drinks are yummy.
  9. O

    Outtolunch

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive waiter. Onion cider soup was fantastic With friends from out of town. We all enjoyed.
  10. DD

    DarleneD

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was attentive. Food delicious as always.
  11. RT

    RitaT

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy going to Cotton! Never let’s us down😊👍
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always!
  13. SG

    SusanG

    Caribbean

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. Friendly service and the lamb was cooked perfectly.
  14. M

    Martha

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love cotton
  15. SA

    SueA

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience and food. Our favorite place to eat. Our waitress was awesome- thank you!
  16. M

    Mrknockout

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Very close to neighboring tables, not private.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistent in the best way
  18. DL

    DebL

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cotton has never disappointed us over the years! Always delicious food, pleasant servers and great service.
  19. SS

    StephanieS

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Former NH resident moved to Scottsdale AZ, and Cotton is the one place that remains above all the rest. We look forward to our date nights at Cotton, Manchester every time we are back in town. Always familiar faces behind the bar and the quality of food and beverages never fails.
  20. KM

    KellyM

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and delicious food! We love the ambiance too!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The winter salad was delicious loved the orange vinaigrette salad dressing
  22. C

    Chris

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Martini cocktail was excellent. So was the Manhattan. Farmhouse salad excellent as was the Delmonico steak and chocolate torte dessert and gelato. Note that we have been to Cotton several time (we're a five-minute walk away), and this was one of the better experiences there.
  23. KP

    KathleenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great evening at Cotton. The service was excellent, the crowd was vibrant, and the food was delicious. A Manchester gem!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food excellent. Waiter was attentive, personable, and knowledgeable. Great night out.
  25. 2

    2cozy

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was good from food, drinks and service. I love the booth. We got there a little early and our table was ready. We had a great experience thanks.
  26. ML

    MattL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent dinner with my folks and everything was top notch. We highly recommend this spot.
  27. MM

    MM03045

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    To start- the drinks were amazing. The waiters were attentive but a little insensitive to my food allergy. I’m hoping it’s just because it is rare and probably not common to hear. The dinner was FABULOUS. I already want to go back. We ordered the lamb and jambalaya and wish the plate never emptied. 10/10 recommend.
  28. a

    annt

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The veal special was outstanding! The service was great as well. We always have an enjoyable experience at Cotton.
  29. S

    Sharon

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Love this neighborhood gem.
  30. f

    food4life

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Coming from NY/Nj restaurant scene, we have had a difficult transition to NH in this regard. Cotton is tops on my list for quality of food (including presentation) matching the value. We have come to find “fine dining” experiences up here to consist of average food paired with Boston/NyC prices. Not at Cotton. I am always pleased with wonderfully prepared and presented meals at a fair price point. Definitely recommend!!
  31. H

    Hungry1

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waitress
  32. WL

    WineLover

    New England

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place! Great service.
  33. NH

    NHRyan

    New Zealand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Third visit. Amazing food and drinks. Don’t miss out on the buffalo chicken nuggets.
  34. PS

    PScan

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Happy New Year’s Eve!
  35. s

    slipsoup

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cotton never disappoints. This was our 4th visit. The food and service are always great. If you love steak, this is the place to go!
  36. AC

    AlixC

    Atlanta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    It took 2 hours to even be served our entrees. Which were badly overcooked. And when asked by the server how the meat was cooked, he didn’t even apologize or offer any solution for it being severely overcooked. Poor service, food quality was much lower than what I could do myself. Absolutely will not be back if not for anything but the lack of service recovery.
  37. N

    Nicole

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was not great
  38. C

    Candace

    New England

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent! Great place for the holidays!
  39. SA

    SueA

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Our waitress was attentive, polite and efficient. Excellent dining experience!
  40. LS

    LisaS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Over all experience was excellent. Looking forward to visiting again.

FAQs

Cotton is rated 4.8 stars by 4027 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 25 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, 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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