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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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Cotton will be serving our regular dinner menu along with seasonal additions.

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 (57)
Special Occasion (51)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
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Creative Cuisine (41)
Casual (39)
Comfort Food (38)
Worth the Drive (36)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Fit for Foodies (33)
Romantic (32)
Business Meals (31)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Bar Seating (30)
Handcrafted Cocktails (29)
Pre/post Theatre (28)
Cozy (23)
Great for Lunch (23)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Fun (22)
Authentic (20)
Local Ingredients (20)
Good for Groups (18)
Notable Wine List (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Healthy (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Seasonal (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Great Beer (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Late-night Find (5)
People Watching (4)
Tapas (4)
Waterfront (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Impressive!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 5, 2018

It was my wife’s birthday. The martini sampler and toasted coconut martini were great, and the food was awesome

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Cocktail list was impressive and the few that I sampled were quite tasty. We share our foods and there were 5 of us. I thought all of the appetizer's and the entrees were great. I look forward to returning when we are back in Manchester.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

We went for our 30 wedding anniversary food was excellent portions were huge. They knew it was our anniversary and gave us complementary glasses of Prosecco. Would definitely recommend and will again.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very good quality in preparation, serving and ambiance. Love the Steak Diane here. It's one of a very few places that serves it. Parking is free and easy. Closeness to downtown makes it ideal for lunch and dinner while visiting the center of Manchester.

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went for New Year’s Eve it was nice food was good but a set menu will try again when they have full menu .

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We celebrated New Year’s Eve with another couple at Cotton. We expected to be rushed out so that the tables could be turned…we were pleasantly surprised that Cotton only booked one seating for the entire night.

There was a special New Year’s Eve menu, that satisfied all 4 of us. As vegetarians my friend and I selected the acorn squash which was huge and delectable. My husband had the onion apple cider soup and the pork chop. His mouth was watering, and he described his meal as “YUMMY”. Our friend had the onion apple cider soup and the swordfish and was bowled over by how good it was. For dessert we had the apple gallett which was incredible, and our friend had a chocolate bomb which he swooned over.

Our server was Scooter and she made us feel like the only ones in the restaurant. Her recommendations were accurate and our water glasses were never less than full – even after we paid the bill.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Key West)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Good food, friendly service, a little noisy. Food delicious, but a little rich, lot of butter.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great long time Manchester NH restaurant for any occasion. Have never been disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We've been to Cotton a few times, never disappointed! Last night I had a phenomenal Delmonico steak with bacon Bleu cheese butter (maybe the best steak I've ever had). My wife had jumbo sea scallops which were perfectly cooked in a very tasty, spicy sauce. The crab cake appetizer was fantastic. The creme brulee and gelato desserts were delicious. Great drinks, unique beer selection (small but comprehensive) and a nice ambiance. The service is always great. Utterly impressed!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Cotton always exceeds expectations. We had potstickers and tuna for apps. Entrees were lamb, steak and grilled chicken and we loved all of them. Of course, we had martinis - dirty blue and pomegranate which we loved. No room for dessert. We had an out-of-town guest who was nicely impressed with one of Manchester’s finest restaurants.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

It's my 'go to' restaurant for business dinners or if I am too lazy to cook. Great wait staff

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Cotton is always delicious, has great ambiance, and the wait and bar staff are always friendly, funny, and prompt. I couldn't recommend this place more highly.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The food, service and drinks were excellent. They have a smaller food menu with exceptional choices. They offer seasonal specials (drinks and food). Really enjoyed the turkey schnitzel. Their take on a flirtini is also quite good. Pricey, but worth it if you are looking for exceptional dining.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Cotton is my go-to restaurant in Manchester. The food is great, the welcome is always warm, and the server staff is friendly, knowledgeable and attentive.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fun, Authentic, Healthy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

It was wonderful!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Cotton is probably the most consistent restaurant in Manchester. There is never any doubt about the experience. The menu has basically been the same for years, but with interesting specials it still seems fresh. The service is friendly and efficient. They also have one of the best cocktail menus in town.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Very Convenient, reserved via open table, promptly greeted and seated. Meal was good, waitress was attentive. Enjoyed lunch, especially their french fries.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

My favorite! Always a great meal and pleasant service. Thank you.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

As usual, Cotton, one of our more frequently visited restaurants, lived up to its outstanding reputation, in food, service, and spirits. Their "signature" Manhattan, using Woodford Reserve bourbon, is a classic. We would have preferred being seated in one of the booths near the bar, but all were occupied, so we were seated in one of the 2-person tables on the other side of the wall. Our server, I believe her name was Karyn, was efficient, courteous, and helpful. I ordered the buttermilk chicken, and it arrived crispy and on top of perfect mashed potatoes. My wife had the turkey entrée, and was equally perfectly done.

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Cotton is always reliable and if you want to be sure the food will be good, service friendly and prices reasonable, Cotton is the go to place.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The food was very good and the price was even better than I expected. Moderate and a good value.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great place and great food!
Have yet to have a bad meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Casual, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 17, 2017

One of the more pleasant dining experiences I have had in quite some time! Our server, Chris, was absolutely awesome- patient, funny, attentive. This was my 2nd visit to Cotton, and I have been totally impressed both times.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent ...our favorite restaurant...will be returning over and over again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We have never been disappointed at Cotton. Consistently excellent service and delicious food. Good drinks and nice ambiance. Tuna tataki appetizer was the best! One of our favorite local restaurants and reasonably priced

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

WE were a table of two couples celebrating a 50th birthday. The service was fantastic and the waiter timed the birthday celebration perfectly after dinner. The cocktails awesome and the food was fantastic

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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The service at our recent visit to Cotton did not measure up to the usual high standard we have always experienced there. We had to repeat our orders because the server could not read her handwriting. She was inattentive and slow to clear dishes before bringing meals. There were enough other examples of poor service that we reduced her tip. Usually the wait staff is very professional.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Fantastic all around, from the moment you walk in. You are treated like you really are in charge and do matter. Never feel rushed.
It's worth a trip here

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had a very nice dinner and the service was very good. Thank you.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

We decided on Cotton as a half way point meeting friend's. Not only did the menu offer something for everyone in our party, but we completely lucked out with our server. She was attentive and personable and put our experience over the top. Will definitely be returning!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Great birthday celebration. Great comfort food and nice atmosphere. Always consistently good and reasonable pricing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent meal again from appetizer to entree to dessert. Had the goat cheese and marinara appetizer, the fried chicken breast with brocollini and mashed potatoes (very comfort food) then cheesecake. Waiter Chris was personable and helpful as always!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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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