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Cotton, Manchester, NH

Cotton

4.8
4.8
3841 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 19 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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What 3,841 people are saying

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

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  1. A

    Alesia

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were supposed to attend a wedding out of state but our flight was cancelled last minute. We decided to still celebrate the happy couple on our own. The food was delicious and Veronica , our server, was awesome! We had a great night and will definitely go again.
  2. SB

    StephanieB

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience overall! We went for my birthday and it was a perfect spot for it :) our waitress, summer, was also fantastic!
  3. JS

    JoanS

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, Cotton did not disappoint!! Everything was fabulous. Love this restaurant
  4. D

    Dickie

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very clean and organized restaurant, the food was excellent along with the service. We will return to Cotton in the near future.
  5. C

    Carol

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What I love about Cotton is that they have remained consistently good year after year. The bar is excellent, the food is delicious and the service is very good. Also a better than average wine list. I don’t get there that often but I know when I do, I will have a great meal.
  6. j

    jeannel

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant. The food is always delicious.
  7. T

    Twoshrinks

    Dallas

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my father in law to our favorite place. Always great food and service. The scallops are the best!
  8. J

    Jim1

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food Nice venue Would strongly recommend
  9. PB

    PamB

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience! Food and service excellent!
  10. GF

    GoodFoodJunkie

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food - the fried chicken is their speciality and I highly recommend it. Service from Summer was prompt and fun.
  11. G

    Gerry

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food selection and quality was excellent. Service was professional and timely.
  12. DB

    DrBob

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The entrees are not fancy or daring but are very well prepared.
  13. B

    Besnow

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second night dining at Cotton in the past 3 months and both times it was a great experience all around.
  14. L

    Lois

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Bread: perfection, as always! Calamari appetizer: deliciously dressed, not as lightly fried as in past, darker color=fry oil not fresh? Scallops: I believe used to be pan-seared, prefer pan-style. These were cooked to proper degree, but greasy(!) Hash: delicious flavor but quite greasy. Good meal, but not up to past standards.
  15. SH

    ScottH

    New England

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food Great service wonderful restaurant for special ocassions
  16. C

    Clocker

    New England

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife and I enjoyed our recent dining experience at Cotton with another couple. Our server was very personable and attentive to our needs. Our martinis were perfectly prepared and we shared the scallops appetizer that was delicious. My wife enjoyed her bistro steak and I devoured the retro meat loaf entree. Our friends had the scallops and the bistro steak and enjoyed both dishes also. The prices were quite reasonable and we will return to Cotton for dinner sometime soon.
  17. W

    Wellesleygal4

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food. The jambalaya was as good as a New Orleans' restaurant. The pan seared scallops over fresh greens, pistachio, goat cheese, cherry tomatoes, and dressing was refreshingly delectable. It boasts as being voted #1 for martinis in the area, and indeed they were delightful. Although, rocks on the side were not served unless requested and their Expresso martini was minus the 3 beans. Their Red Sangria was a hit. Despite overlooking a parking lot, the ambiance of the outdoor patio was a mixture of Italian, with a grape vine canopy, and French decor, with Jazz tunes lightly playing in the background. Overall, Cotton was a wonderful dining choice for a warm summer evening visiting the Queen City.
  18. AC

    AmyC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful meal as usual. Food is reasonably priced and the service was great.
  19. RL

    RonaldL

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cotton always delivers on every aspect of our dining. Celebrating our anniversaries, we devoured the popcorn shrimp appetizers w/drinks, w/server attentive to our not being rushed to order. Scallop dinner & my husband's lamb were done to perfection w/chef's touch on accompanying veggies outstanding. Other couple also ordered the same entrees, which are their favorites as well! A fun evening in a comfortable, up-scale setting w/delicious food - just lovely!
  20. C

    Chris

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely and delicious
  21. P

    Peggy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at this restaurant and the food was excellent, drinks were good, and service was great!
  22. MC

    MichelleC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We love Cotton, always a great time! The food is always incredible.
  23. PV

    PhyllisV

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner w son😊❤️
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have a wonderful, delicious experience when we’re at Cotton. The service is amazing…one of the better restaurants in southern Nh.
  25. G

    Grant

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Madison was awesome. Very attentive.
  26. A

    Allan

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was celebrating our 49 anniversary. Food and service was outstanding. This is the best restaurant in NH.
  27. SH

    ScottH

    New England

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service excellent food wonderful ambiance
  28. KJ

    KippJ

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal, Scooter did awesome job as always!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Didn’t have to wait for our table, everything we ordered was excellent. We brought another couple who had never been there and they really loved it. The service was good, some of our plates could have been cleared sooner but no big deal. It was overall very good as we expect from Cotton.
  30. GM

    GinnyM

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely decor & eclectic menu. Something for everyone!
  31. S

    Steve

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is always great!!! Great atmosphere and great food.
  32. VR

    VisitorfromRI

    New England

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time, will look forward to another. Simply loved the menu, food quality and perfectly prepared and delivered food.
  33. P

    Poll

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    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!!
  34. B

    Bogeyjim

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Have never had a bad meal. Excellent quality at very affordable pricing.
  35. SM

    SeanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding! Service was amazing!! Restaurant itself was clean and pleasant.
  36. C

    Closeenuff

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    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.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were great,
  38. 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
  39. LC

    LisaC

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 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!
  40. 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.

FAQs

Cotton is rated 4.8 stars by 3841 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 19 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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