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Cotton

4.7
2394 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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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
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Phone number
(603) 622-5488
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jeffrey Paige
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Cross street
Stark Street
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Parking details
Private parking lot adjacent to restaurant with Public Lot across from restaurant.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2394 People Are Saying
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4.5
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Good service but waitress was super busy and could have checked back a little more, other than that everything was really good.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This was was our second visit to Cotton. It isn't exactly close by since we live an hour and a half's drive away. However, we have committed ourselves to dining there whenever we're in the area. Our experience last Saturday was excellent. Food service and price were all very pleasing. We especially like their appetizers. Making a full meal our of appetizers is permitted and it represents a wonderful option. The martinis are serious drinks.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

A meal at Cotton never disappoints! The turkey schnitzel is always a winner, and the combination of impeccable service and fantastic food makes it a wonderful experience every time. The only thing that is slightly unpleasant is being seated so close to others at the banquette tables. Next time, I'll request a separate table when I make a reservation.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We always enjoy going here. Love that we can make reservations. One of our favorite places to go.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Sophisticated but very comfortable. Beet salad was enough for three people. Steak special (steak William) was superb. Roasted baby Yukons actually crispy exterior, creamy interior. Desserts are terrific. Server was excellent. Good range of wines by the glass. Has been top-notch for years and still gets better.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Outstanding service and dinner. Everything was perfect.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

As always an enjoyable experience with good food, good service and good friends. Never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Always a good place to come with the girls! Good food, good drinks and relaxed atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Cotton is the gem of the Manchester mill yard. We have been coming here for years and the food and service is consistently great. They offer simple down to earth good food. Make a reservation well in advance as this place has been discovered. The atmosphere is calm and fairly quiet. Great for intimate date night conversation.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Once again, Cotton did not disappoint. The food was tasty and the service was excellent. We have dined here before and each time, the food was great. This restaurant is very consistent. We have NEVER had a bad meal here.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Cotton continues to impress us. The food is phenomenal and the cocktails are amazing. The service is always amazing and this time was no different. We would highly recommend this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Three of my OLD friends took me there to celebrate. We had a great time and enjoyed the food and drink. We parked at that table for nearly three hours and the service was maintained at a high level, and none of the staff did anything to encourage us to vacate the table. I'm sure Cotton could have seated at least one more set of patrons. We all appreciated not being rushed.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We went to Cotton for our 43rd anniversary. The waiter, Josh, was excellent. We ordered the farmhouse salad and the beet and arugula salad. Both were delicious. We could have ordered just one as they were large enough to share. And we both ordered the salmon nicoise, which was excellent. We were also surprised with a glass of Prosecco on the house to celebrate our anniversary - nice touch...

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Our waiter Joshua was very informative, attentive and a delight. He's a keeper. Food was phenomenal from the calimari to the dumplings. We had the fried chicken and the bistro steak both prepared perfectly and delicious. Will return and recommend to friends and family.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Dinner out with family - our food was phenomenal, service was excellent and we had a great tucked-away table for quiet conversation. This was my second time at this restaurant and I was even more impressed than I was the first time!!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We did an overnight in the area before heading on vacation. I did some quick research and found the Cotton. I wanted nice place with good eats but not crazy prices. I do remember hearing about Cotton on Food Network. It was a little challenging to find at first. The wait staff was very friendly. I ordered the Lavender cocktail( one of the reasons I picked Cotton love these)
We had the calamari for a started very tender cooked perfect so tastie. I had the Steak Diane for dinner,Wonderful tender full of flavor. My husband had the lobster and scallop ravioli. He loved every bite. Sorry no pictures. I did not bring my phone or camera to dinner. This was by far one of the best meals of our trip. I would go here again when I'm back in the area! Thank you Cotton.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Delicious food, as always. Server was personable and well trained. Love their imaginative cocktail offerings. I highly recommend Cotton.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Arrived right on time and were immediately seated. Pepper, our server, was excellent! As with any good server, she was there when we wanted and did not hover, get overly chatty, and seemed to anticipate what we wanted next.
The food was very good. I had the yellowfin tuna special, with rice. The fish was great but the rice was a bit firm and dry, but the meal overall was good. My daughter had the flank steak and it was done properly.
The menu has something for everyone and is reasonably priced.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food & drinks were delicious. Our server was wonderful and the atmosphere was great! I would recommend it.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fun. Service was prompt, friendly and efficient. The food was perfect. Good portions , great quality, local ingredients and flair!! Highly recommended

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great experience as usual!!!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

An old standby and always worth returning to for the topnotch food, hospitality, and comfort. An attentive, friendly staff is unflinchingly accommodating.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I had pastrami sandwich which I have had before and it was absolutely delicious. My wife unfortunately picked one of the specials served on pita bread. Her comment was it was like the day before leftovers they tried to salvage and sell. Not good for a very nice place. They need to change the menu a few times a year and add some new things or expand on the specials without the leftovers.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great service and great food! Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter lunch was fabulous. We went with the dinner special scallops and they were incredible. The Rhode Island style calamari was fabulous as always too. This is our favorite special occasion place.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food was delicious, fresh and not your normal offerings. Servings were ample, service was great. Will definitely be back

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food, great service!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

I’m an Uber driver and will be recommending to my riders

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

This place is just great! We eat here at least twice and month and have never had a bad experience or meal!
Al

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great restaurant. Very good waiter (Chris) and excellent food.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Food and service were both outstanding. There was an unusually loud crowd at the bar, but not really distracting.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

A very good place if you love good food. Nice ambiance. Good place for a relaxing meal.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Quiet good food service

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Pam and the the staff were wonderful as always.
Also wanted to thank Peaches.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great drinks, food, prices, and service

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food is very good and service is excellent! Noise levels were good, we were able to have good conversations with our dinner partners. Parking was convenient. We would defiantly recommend this restaurant and we will return.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent quality food & service. Second time dinning at this restaurant and it did not disappoint. I would skip appetizers and stick with salad, entree and dessert!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The steaks were amazing. We usually do not order steak at a non steakhouse but my husband has gotten steaks from the same farm and they were amazing. I had the flank and he had the porterhouse both were outstanding. I ordered the lemon herb butter and they put more butter then what came with the bread for the whole table. Totally overkill. The sides were very basic, could use something a little more creative for this type of restaurant (mashed potatoes and carrots). Service was pretty good but not outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We both had the chicken Marsala off the specials menu. It was probably the best I've ever had. Good taste and good quantity along with great service. Manhattans were pretty darn good too! Great night out!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Excellent Food.. Excellent service. First time there, loved it.

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