Cotton

4.8
3547 Reviews
$30 and under
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:
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.
What 3547 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.8
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
RN
RachaelN
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always, a favorite for my husband and I!

DB
DebB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was amazing and cooked to perfection. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. This place never disappoints!!

JD
JeanneD
New England
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening was GREAT from start to finish! We requested Scooter as our waitress and she was wonderful!!! The food was outstanding and the 4 of us each had something different. We can't wait to go back!

BK
vipBonnyK
New England
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my first post-pandemic meals. Had to eat very early because thing was booked. Four people and we all loved our meals. Salmon was rare as ordered with yummy sauce with fresh cherry tomatoes, corn, and gnocchi. All portions were very large we all took home half of our entrees. Especially the buttermilk fried chicken which was excellent. We will definitely go back.

BN
BillN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was great, noise level was pretty high and food was OK

GE
GERRY
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FINE DINING, OUTSTANDING SERVIC.,COTTON IS THE PLACETO GO FOR AN ENJOYABLE EVENING

NH
vipNHforFun
New England
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always consistent and delicious!

KB
KennethB
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food is adequate at best.
Calamari was very greasy.
Jambalaya was a lousy interpretation.
Salmon was very dry.
Martinis were very good.
Service was very good.

JD
JimD
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found Cotton about three years ago. In that time we have never had a bad meal or anything less than wonderful service. And the value is exceptional. We will return again and again!

J
Jumbo
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4 of us....all salads & meals were outstanding....delicious and served hot.

Service equally outstanding....thank you, Louise M.

Pricing more than reasonable for this type of quality.

DB
DianeB
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Food was excellent and hot. Great place for lunch or dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have four kids and go on date night every Saturday to a different restaurant. Cotton was the best place we’ve been to in a long time. The food was so amazing. I also noticed the buttered broccoli was cooked to perfection. Sounds weird but most every time I get broccoli they never cook it right. Awesome apps, enter, desert, and cappuccino! Drinks too. We’ll be back!

KL
KevinL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always great food, great atmosphere and very easy to make a reservation and adjust if need be.

G
Glenn
New England
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a date night there. The waitress was very attentive and kind. I had the Delmonico steak. It was mouth watering.

BM
BillM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Food was tasty! Waitress was very personable and friendly.

SS
SondraS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Turkey schnitzel was amazing as always! Service was great and it was a busy night. One of our favorite restaurants!

D
vipDianne
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Didn’t get our requested booth again. Good food fairly new waitress who did well. Thank you MacKenzie!!

JM
JenniM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was excellent. The meal was delicious and prepared quickly. The service was outstanding. The tables were spread out and the restaurant was very clean.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Super yummy food! It was my first time going even though I’ve lived 5 minutes away for years, I will definitely be going back.

HD
HeatherD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great night out! The food was wonderful and the martinis were delicious!
Cant wait to go back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good restaurant

Report
TB
TedB
New England
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbeatable.
Excellent offerings, well-prepared and well-presented.
A class act.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. A timeless classic spot.

MJ
vipMJSNH
New England
33 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great meal as usual from Cotton. Long time since been there and glad overall great experience. Just wish an update on the menu options

I
Ilene
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First visit. Our group had the salmon, lamb, Delmonico steak & squash raviolis. Everything was delicious. Will definitely return.

I
Ironmaiden25
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, very pleasant and knowledgeable waitress, very pleasant evening.

DC
DeniseC
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely meal with my son and husband. The outdoor dining was a nice change of scenery for us and our meals were delicious!

TG
TomG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Upscale and intimate, yet friendly and reasonably priced. The food tasted as good as it looked when brought to your table and at no point during our dining experience did we feel rushed or like we had to wait to be attended to. A restaurant we would definitely recommend to friends, family and visit again.

JD
JeanneD
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great evening! Great food, ambiance, wait staff and hostess friendliness and the small touches! It was our 25th wedding anniversary and we celebrated with a very special couple. we were served a complimentary glass of champagne to celebrate our special day! We've celebrated many anniversaries at Cotton and they never disappoint!!! Can't wait to go back! Scooter and Peaches are always great!
Jeanne Donnelly

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was very good as always. We were seated, in a booth, up by the bar area which wouldn’t be our first choice. We took our teenage daughter there (her first time) to celebrate a job well done on her freshman year in high school. She said it was “the best steak she’s ever had!”

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Favorite spot in Manchester

DJ
DickJ
New England
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cotton is one of our go-to spots for a delicious meal when we feel like dressing up just a little and relaxing over a good drink before dinner. So nice that we can now do it again! Next time, though, I will request that we not be seated in the bar area, where we have always been led the last few times we ate there. We are really not interested in listening to the employee chatter, nice as they all may be. The booths are comfy, so it is not all bad by the bar. And no matter where you sit, the drinks are good, the food is great, and it helps if you are there with someone you love.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the first time for girls night and all of the staff was welcoming, food and drinks were delicious. Will definitely be going back.

CS
CarolS
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about Cotton! The food is delicious, the price is reasonable, the quantity is perfect & the atmosphere is divine. Highly recommend!!

AL
AnnandLarry
New England
17 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Pleasant staff. Wish there was a more extensive red wine by the glass offerings.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food is always prepared perfectly. My one criticism is the menu hasn't changed in YEARS! So I always get the same meal. As tried and true as it is - I would love Cotton to add some variety.

DD
vipDarDu
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had awesome cocktails and an appetizer then excellent dinner 👍😎 we had a great time and happy to be back!

Z
Zhalhas
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, staff and atmosphere were all very pleasant. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meal, and found it to be an exceptional outing for our second (cotton) Anniversary.

JS
JimS
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Cotton. The food is consistently great and the staff are so friendly and personable.
I love the bar with the pretty pendent lights and the exposed brick walls.
Will continue to frequent Cotton.

FAQs

Cotton is rated 4.8 stars by 3547 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.