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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

Cotton Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
2
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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

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (65)
Neighborhood Gem (47)
Special Occasion (46)
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Good for Anniversaries (44)
Creative Cuisine (41)
Worth the Drive (40)
Fit for Foodies (37)
Business Meals (33)
Comfort Food (32)
Casual (31)
Bar Seating (29)
Romantic (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (28)
Great for Lunch (27)
Cozy (27)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Local Ingredients (25)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Fun (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Hot Spot (18)
Authentic (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Healthy (14)
Happy Hour (14)
Seasonal (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Great Beer (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Organic (4)
Waterfront (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 2 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We drove 1 1/2 hrs to get to Cotton, and it didn’t disappoint at all-in fact it exceeded our expectations. We heard good things about it and they were well-earned, to be sure. While there was lively conversation around us, we were still able to hear each other with no trouble. Our server, Karen, was great-attentive, but not intrusive, and relaxed about us sitting there for a while. The food was outstanding: tasty and hot. We will definitely be back. Thank you for a great evening!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Pleasant upscale spot with open space feel and warm surroundings. Mixed salad with tasty bacon pieces and generous cheddar chunk add-on was well executed tasty starter. Lobster ravioli entree was mildly disappointing though and apparently I was the last customer for the evening for waitress with bar area booths section who wanted to close out early - who not so subtly ushered me out 30 minutes into mean. I will give them another shot though.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

We have eaten at Cotton many times over the years. Impression this time is that they have slipped behind a number of other local restaurants. The menu was subpar as was the service. Disappointed, because Cotton was one of our favorites.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed our recent dining experience at Cotton with four good close friends. Our martinis were perfect and we shared some very tasty appetizers -- popcorn shrimp and calamari. I had the retro meatloaf and my wife had the jumbo sea scallops, while our friends enjoyed the bistro steak, Delmonico steak Diane and crusted salmon entrees. We were all very satisfied with the portions, and all of them were delicious. Chris, our server, was fabulous and very attentive to our needs. We were all too full to have dessert, but we had a great time and we will return to Cotton for lunch or dinner very soon.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent food and ambience. Only downfall was a group of drunk women, one of whom was obnoxiously loud.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We visited Cotton to celebrate our wedding Anniversary. It was an uncharacteristically warm October night so we opted to sit outside on the patio. Our server was excellent and as it was our anniversary, we were treated to complimentary Prosecco. Very nice touch! The atmosphere on the patio was quiet and just right for a romantic meal. The food was fantastic! The servings were large. We brought home leftovers that were enjoyed the following day.

We will definitely keep it in mind for future dinners.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I hadn't been to Cotton in about 6 years and it was just as good this time around. Enjoyed a super dinner, drink and conversation with friends from northern NH. Waiter was very attentive, courteous and explained our meal questions throughly. Loved the House Manhattan!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Cotton was one of two places we researched as part of a trip through New Hampshire. We chose it because other reviews were very positive. Our experience was equally positive. We were seated immediately upon arrival. We had reservations through Open Table. The waitress was attentive throughout the meal, yet not overbearing. The food we chose was from the Specials. The Lobster/shrimp ravioli was excellent. A light broth rather than a heavy sauce. Very tasty. The Pork Chop was done perfectly. It was moist and tender. Drinks were portioned nicely. Atmosphere was cozy. Two tops are side by side, but the noise level was not prohibitive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

arrived early for a reservation, was seated immediately. Food and service we're amazing, will definitely be back again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants. Consistently good food! A nice variety of entres and appetizers.
And the nightly specials are always a good representation of the quality food served at Cottons.

Tags: Organic, Tapas, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Cotton is our go to for our wedding anniversary every year! I absolutely love Cotton. It is a special place to us. The service is always top notch. The food is always phenomenal! The atmosphere is always quaint.
Can not get better than Cotton.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Booked a table for 2 for date night. The decor was amazing and down to earth. Service was wonderful. Food was fantastic. Wasn't too loud as a barrier helped to drown out some noise from the bar. Would definitely recommend people go to here.

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The food, service and ambiance are all excellent. I have never had a bad experience at Cotton. It is one of the best restaurants in the greater Manchester area!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great place ! Enjoyed everything about it .
Food was really good and our waiter , Christopher , was excellent .

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Love the turkey schnitzel! My husband is a big fan of the frie$ chicken. Veggies are al dente.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Service was very efficient and pleasant. Food is always consistently good and specials are changed seasonally. Always enjoy dining at Cotton.

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Love Cotton but had a serious stomach upset in the night. Boo hoo.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

We booked a table for 6 but when we gathered there were 8 of us. the hostess was very accommodating and set us up quickly pulling tables to seat 8. We are a men's group who meet at various restaurants once a month. After eating we rate the meals/desserts/service from 1-10. Cotton received an 8 average. Two people gave scores of 5 and 6 (sausage and pastrami).

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

On vacation and found this restaurant via the web and it was outstanding.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was quite tasty but the service was on the slower side. Menu seemed too scattered - stick to one or two themes and do them well would be my suggestion, rather than trying to do a bit of everything. Also, it was on the expensive side for the quality of the food and the location. $18 for a fried chicken breast, mashed potatoes and broccoli, however tasty, is a bit ambitious.

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