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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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4.6

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 (54)
Special Occasion (48)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
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Casual (40)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Comfort Food (32)
Worth the Drive (32)
Pre/post Theatre (31)
Romantic (31)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Business Meals (27)
Bar Seating (27)
Handcrafted Cocktails (27)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Cozy (24)
Great for Lunch (22)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Authentic (20)
Fun (18)
Local Ingredients (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Healthy (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Seasonal (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
People Watching (4)
Great Beer (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Sports (2)
Waterfront (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing food, great service, they would have brought a cake out for my boyfriend if he hadn't been so adamant about no dessert lol.

The only issue was having to wait 15 ish minutes after our reservation time which was 6:45 to be sat due to how busy it was. You could not get in without a reservation until 9pm.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was great. Bartender (female) not unfriendly but certainly not welcoming and or overly pleasant. We had one drink each and it felt like we were an inconvenience to her. Same with the waitress. Perhaps they didn’t care for us? Can’t imagine we did anything unpleasant. You can’t like everyone I guess. Would not go back. I did still tip 20+%.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined 3 days ago

Valentine’s Day.

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Never a disappointment

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·Dined 5 days ago

First visit here, server Pepper was very friendly and knowledgeable. Nice ambiance, able to have a quiet conversation. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual
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·Dined 5 days ago

Food is awesome, drinks are big and the service is impeccable. Jeff and Peaches run at top notch restaurant..

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentine’s Day lunch. Would’ve been nice to have a more dinner like special on the menu for the special occasion. Our food was delicious though and enjoyed our meal.

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·Dined 6 days ago

We have enjoyed this restaurant for a couple of years now. Cotton has a friendly host and Karen was a wonderful server. The food is always excellent! This was the first time I ever used Open Table, though. What a great idea! I especially liked that the reservation connected to my calendar. Everything was perfect for our date night.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Our server Margaret was excellent!

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Really enjoyed my meal and will definitely be going back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Restaurant closes at 9:30. Strange when you are out for an evening with friends. Server recommended that we not order more drinks because it was 9:42. My recommendation is to not take reservations at 8:00 if there is a hard close at 8:30.

Good place for an early intimate date. Not a good place for a group of people to enjoy an evening and not the friendliest of wait staff; walked by a group folding napkins on the way out and none of them acknowledged us.

Overall decent experience as food was phenomenal and they were very accommodating on Whole30 requirements . Perhaps just the wrong restaurant for us.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We got together with a couple of friends before a show and all four of our entrees were disappointing. Usually love Cotton but it was a miss this time. I got the ravioli and it must've been sitting under the heat lamps for a while because all my raviolis were dry and hard around the edges.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing food and service. Never a disappointment

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

I had been there for lunch and decided to go with my husband for a date for dinner on a Saturday . The very long and short of this is, food was very good. Waitress was horrid. She needs a lot more training, didn’t know menu, etc. etc. my husband will not return. Know lots of people who have not experience this, plus my lunch experience was great. Serving are a very good size. So do give it a try, just don’t have Margaret as a waitress. I have emailed restaurant about this issue , so hopefully they will give her some more training.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We totally enjoy this restaurant! The food has consistently been good! The servers are always pleasant and are very good at timing when to serve the entree, etc.
Would highly recommend Beckie.
At the bar, our favorite is Duane. He makes martinis with perfection! And is very conscientious of his guests.
We have brought many friends to Cottons and they we pleased enough to go back again and bring their friends.
ENJOY!!!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food and cocktails for a very reasonable price. Wait staff fantastic and we will be back to try more from the menu!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent staff service and food always consistent

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great food as always. Whiskey Smash was really good!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We always enjoy Cotton. We love the atmosphere. The menu has lots of small plate options as well as good entree choices. The martinis are good and they serve a respectable cappuccino. We'll be back.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Casual, Cozy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food, excellent atmosphere. Parking was easy and we were seated right away. Server was friendly and we did not feel rushed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had such a great experience with both awesome service & amazing food! Thank you!

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Started with the crab cakes which were excellent. I had the scallops and my wife had the salmon. Everything was perfect. Will come again.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Outstanding food and service. The seafood special never disappoint us. Highly recommend Cotton for a great night out!

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 30, 2018

Fabulous place. Lavender Gin to die for. Interesting drinks menu to come back for.

Food was great, Jambalaya was very, very good. One of party had Gluten intolerance, but menu had lots of choices. We'll be back... Worth the drive from Portsmouth area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Casual, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Healthy, Organic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great menu with creative dishes, with great preparation and presentation. The service was first rate. The entrance was a little hard to find as we were unfamiliar with the location. We started with the crab cakes over corn and black bean relish, needed a little more sauce. The calamari were fresh and well fried, with a taste of garlic, light on the peppers. The flat iron steak was cooked as ordered and the Steak Diane was flavorful. Both served on a large bed of mashed potatoes. Would come here again when in the area

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful as always!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Not a bad place. This was our second time. First time was awesome. This was not as good but I will go back again

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This a date with my girlfriend
We have been to Cotton many times and we wanted a sure bet no hoping or wishing that the meal would be good
It’s always good and almost guaranteed your going to have a wonderful experience the food always get the specials as you know it’s super fresh
I love the booths and the service it’s always impeccable
I know when I go it’s going to be great!!!!
That’s what I like consistent quality!!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Drinks well-made. Meals very good. Restaurant needs more lighting. Fancier place settings would seem appropriate (individual place mats, I.e.). Bathroom(ladies room) needed more attention. All, in all, a fairly pleasant experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2018

I love it here! I’ve been getting butternut squash ravioli for YEARS

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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Impressive!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My husband and I love Cotton, have visited many times, and have submitted more than one review. Our visit tonight was just as outstanding as previous ones. We both ordered the evening's special, which was a shrimp and scallop pesto dish. It was delicious. Another thing I really appreciate about Cotton is their willingness to accommodate. I'm not a big fan of scallops so I inquired about double shrimp -- no problem at all for them. The drinks are terrific, tonight we had their signature manhattan and spiced pear nectar martini. And of course the potstickers appetizer. And the restaurant is so clean and stylish. After a very tough week, our visit was a much-needed distraction and we couldn't have been happier to have gotten our "attitude adjustment" there. We will, of course, be back. It's never a question of 'if' -- just a question of 'when'.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food, service, and atmosphere

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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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 (New England)·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 December 31, 2017

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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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

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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