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About Cotton

Cotton features the cooking of award-winning chef/author/owner Jeffrey Paige. Located in Manchester, New Hampshire's Historic Millyard District, Cotton is known for exceptional food, friendly yet professional service, and an inviting, casual upscale atmosphere. It's the place the New York Times calls "hip". Both a classic neighborhood restaurant, named "One of the best neighborhood restaurants in the Northeast by Bon Appetit Magazine, and a destination for diners throughout central New England, Cotton features sophisticated and eclectic comfort food, an extensive wine list featuring over 40 wines by the glass and holds the distinct honor of "Best Martinis in New Hampshire" 10 years in a row.

RESERVATIONS:
For parties greater than 6 people, contact COTTON directly at 603-622-5488.

Cotton does not accept reservations for the patio. The Patio is seated first come, first serve - weather permitting. All reservations are for indoor tables only.

75 Arms Street
Manchester, NH 03101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Cross Street:
Stark Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(603) 622-5488

Website:
http://www.cottonfood.com/

Parking Details:
Private parking lot adjacent to restaurant with Public Lot across from restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Jeffrey Paige

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Cotton will be serving a special prix fixe three course dinner menu (choice of one starter, one entree and one dessert) on New Year's eve from 5:00-10:00 PM. Price doesn't not include gratuity and NH rooms and meals tax.

Cotton Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (64)
Special Occasion (52)
Good for Anniversaries (51)
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Neighborhood Gem (43)
Worth the Drive (41)
Casual (41)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Comfort Food (37)
Fit for Foodies (37)
Bar Seating (32)
Business Meals (31)
Handcrafted Cocktails (28)
Cozy (28)
Romantic (28)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Great for Lunch (26)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Fun (25)
Local Ingredients (22)
Authentic (20)
Notable Wine List (19)
Good for Groups (18)
Hot Spot (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Healthy (15)
Happy Hour (10)
Great Beer (8)
Seasonal (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Waterfront (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Organic (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Tapas (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 5 hours ago

Everything was superb. This place is one of my all time favorites. Food excellent! Blueberry basil mojitos were awesome and service (Corissa) was terrific.

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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Cotton never disappoints. My fiancé had a slight issue with his meal which is not the norm. Our waitress addressed the issue promptly, quickly ordered a new dish and comped the meal. Always a pleasant experience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 2 days ago

We enjoyed our meal. The lavender martini was amazing! Menu was great! We will go back again if we are in the area!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined 2 days ago

Great food and service. Our first time there and will definitely be returning.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

We have been to cotton several time. The food is always excellent and the service of hostess and waitress as usual is incredible. Put more fish specials on menus.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

I was in Manchester for my Anniversary with my significant other and we chose this restaurant and we loved it. Staff was friendly, food was good. Great ambiance.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

First time there. Wanted to check it out because of all the great reviews. Food was fine, service was adequate, atmosphere was ok. My wife is gluten free and the server made a mistake by bringing a plate with fried risotto under the steak which they were happy to remedy. I wouldn't go out of my way to go back but if I was in the area and wanted a steak I would go.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Found that I had to ask for an appetizer entree taking to long to take, people next to me ate before me and came after me .
The steak was ok and the calamari was alright
Will I return not sure Menu limited

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Starters were great main dish was good but our waitress seem to have a don’t bother me attitude not the way I would want my business to be

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Cotton is our go to restaurant! Never disappoints! Food is always plentiful, hot and delicious! Wait staff is very professional and attentive. I love the swanky atmosphere without the price. Good value for the price. Turkey Schnitzel is the best!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Consistently predicatble excellent comfort food at reasonable prices. Also you get to meet people in the business and government workforce so great for newtorking.

Tags: Waterfront, Healthy, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We went after seeing a show at the snh arena. Had 6:30 reservations got catchup in traffic was 20 minutes late for our reservation, the hosted was so understanding and sat us right away. Food was incredible as always!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always pleased with the food and the service. The staff is very accommodating and pleasant. One of our favorite restaurants.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I was very pleasantly surprised by the total package that was Cotton. The service, the food, and the ambience was excellent. The food came in a timely manner and was delicious. What more can you say than "Cotton exceeded my expectations."

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Been to this place twice, great atmosphere and great food. Though last time we went food wasn't fully cooked, but it was taken off the bill! Without a doubt will go here again!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

As usual everything was great including our server Hannah. Always a pleasant evening!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This was a good choice for a small family celebration on an early Sunday evening. Fine cuisine, good service, relaxed atmosphere.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Live Sports, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Enjoyed meal and atmosphere very much! Have been there before and will visit again

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Amazing everything!! Just an all around magical place. Words can't really do justice to how good the sweet potato hash is or the fudge brownie sundae. We've been many times and are always blown away by the food, staff, and ambiance.

Tags: Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Outstanding service by Chris and delightfully delicious drinks, appetizers, entrees & desserts. Lucked into this gem of a restaurant quite by chance and so glad we dined there this past weekend. Highly recommend!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This is a new favorite - have friends in the area - our go-to place to meet - ambience, food, service always a pleasure!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The service was exceptional The food was fantasric We had people from out of state who loved the atmosphere and the food The lunch was the perfect way to clinch the deal

we appreciated our server she was extrwmely patient and friendly Always polite and attentive yet never interfereing

thank you we will be back

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Very pleased with everything, great experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Cherri was outstanding and as usual, food, drinks, and ambience were ll great.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great service, horrible food. Kitchen screwed up the signature fried chicken dish. The chicken was rubbery and the breading jumped off of it.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food. Ambiance is good if you want to meet new folks because you're 3 feet away from them. We luckily had nice 'neighbors"

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, People Watching, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The swordfish special was either overdone or frozen.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

This was my first time dining at Cotton. I thought the service we received was outstanding. I had the jambalaya, which I thought was very tasty with lots of shrimp and sausage. My wife had the steak Diane, which she thought was excellent. My son's girlfriend had the house flat iron steak, which she enjoyed, however the squash dish, not so much. My son had some issues with his lobster & scallop ravioli, but thought it was good. This restaurant is not large and when it got busy the noise level increased as would be expected, but not objectionably so. I thought the restaurant decor was well done and the seating very comfortable. Cotton has what I would term, a high-end bar configured at the upper level of the restaurant. While I didn't spend a great deal of time there, the bartenders I watched knew what they were doing, seemed very personable and had firm control of the customers seated at the bar as well as making sure the wait staff got their drink orders filled quickly. For my first visit to Cotton I give it 4 stars. I will certainly return to this restaurant in the future and would recommend it to anyone looking for a comfortable restaurant with great service and tasty entrees in the Manchester, NH region.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

W e went for a Veterans Day celebration. Cocktails were lovely, unique, and thoughtfully-crafted. Food was delicious. Service was absolutely exceptional. We have been coming to Cotton occasionally for years and are never disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

very enjoyable. food was great. appetizer's delicious. very friendly and competent staff. just an excellent experience overall

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Love Cotton, always excellent food, drinks, and service.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Only issue I had was I asked to substitute a salad for rice said they don't do that I was even willing to pay alittle extra ,no dinner salad.

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Menu was a bit pricy for some lower cost cuts of steak, Value would help you enjoy a flat iron steak when it's not priced as ribeye/filet.

Had to send a rare side of rare cut back for medium rare request.

Scallops were great, lobster ravioli needs better work on the saffron sauce, the spice wasn't used to its potential here.

Really enjoyed the greens salad, super fresh and satisfying.

Drinks were strong.

Again, if they were to increase their value by either improving the cuts or reducing their prices on their current offerings.. pretty much all their options were the same
Cut with a confusing choice of different sauces. But damn.. the scallops and service really did a lot to help us enjoy it.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Live Sports, Happy Hour, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I like this place, just not a fan of sitting so close to other patrons. The place, dining area is small.
Food was great, my fav is the calamari and the service is great also.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

I truly appreciated having a waitress that was nicely dressed and her actions were classy!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great place. Well trained staff and well prepared and very tasty food. Went there mid-week for business dinner - noise level was low so we could actually hold a conversation. Welcoming and warm staff and prompt service, without interrupting. We will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 29, 2017

A favorite when we are in Manchester or anywhere nearby. Great food, well prepared by an innovative chef, and a staff that personifies service.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Not pricey, average for area. Very attentive wait staff. One of best we have had. Glass of water was never half empty or half full whichever you prefer!!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Even though there is nothing for a vegan on the menu, the chef was very accommodating!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent as always, with superb service and we were never rushed

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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