Xo Bistro

4.5
112 Reviews
$30 and under
American
XO Bistro, located downtown in Manchester, NH, is an American/Latin American restaurant that proudly offers a delicious menu sourced from local farms and craft food makers with an international twist, artfully presented by our Chef and consistently delicious. We cater to vegetarians, vegans and gluten sensitive.
XO offers a stylish and spacious function hall for up to 100 guests. Great for corporate functions, pharmaceutical talks, rehearsal dinners and private parties. Full private bar, dance floor and we cater the menu to your tastes!

Support Xo Bistro during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

Martini Monday!

Starting Jun 22, 2020·Mon 11:00AM-9:00PM

$5 select house martinis and half off select apps!

What 112 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for an intimate dinner. Cocktails are incredible- options for everyone! They also have a very inclusive menu with gluten free, and/or vegan options. Specifically the vegan Paella is out of this world. So much flavor and so good for you! Will definitely be coming back.

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vipRaymondF
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The food is great and the portions are huge on the entrees. I asked the waiter and was told the entrees wer not big but they came and no way the two of us could even finish one entree let alone the two we ordered.

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Claudia
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious menu - something for everyone, with an emphasis on seafood and Mediterranean options. Friendly, prompt but unobtrusive service. Creative cocktail menu. Outdoor seating option right on Elm Street. Casual atmosphere but with a fancy feel.

JM
JoanneM
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a Weds night where there was only us and one other couple. We go during the week and at less busy hours so to feeling safer. First time here and would go back. Prices our a little pricey but bartender/waitress was very nice and food was good. Nice place. Have a band on weekends but not ready for a crowd. Outdoor seating also.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

SB
SamB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Amazing vegan selection and drinks! It was a wonderful night filled with live music and great cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Enjoyed live music and was an excellent evening for a date night.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday party! Food was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and funny bartenders.

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Nicole11273
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Great drinks but the food was ok. The lobster bisque was watery, not creamy at all and we didn’t find any lobster meat in it whatsoever. The ceviche was not technically ceviche.....it was just shrimp and about one whole raw red onions which made it inedible. We told the waitress but she didn’t have any resolution for us. The steak was good and the creme brûlée was outstanding. The star of the night were the espresso martinis and the very sweet waitress. The bill was over $200.00 for 2 people although we got drinks, appetizers, entrees and desert so we knew it would be pretty high.
Not sure if I would try again. Maybe just for drinks!

LC
LauraC
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this restaurant! Starting from the food, the service and the atmosphere. I will definitely be coming back for more.

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vipKrista
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dinner was very good and festive for Valentines Day

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vipSara
New England
20 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amber is so personable! She aims to please every customer. Very friendly and cares about each person she waits on. She keeps us coming back!

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peterr
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Promptly seated. Good prime rib and good drinks, very good sangria.

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Elvin
New England
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Never made it in the over booked so we couldn’t get in

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SharonO
New England
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the variety of the menu. The “specials” the Bowls and vegan choices.
Of course my fav, was the Dirty Martini.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

I was really looking forward to try somewhere new. When I got there the asked if we wanted that high top in the bar area (where there was one other couple) or the dining room (where there were several parties). We assumed there would be better service in the bar area. Little did we know that the people at the bar were going to be extremely loud.
Next was the server. She seemed ok at first, but then as she visited the people at the bar we became less of a priority. She also did not seem to know the menu. We had to wait with empty drinks. I’m not sure if we weren’t on the radar because we are young guys, but I was clearly planning on spending good money all dressed to the nines.
When we ordered dessert, my partner’s crepe brûlée was a soup. When he mentioned it to the server, she seemed to not understand what he was saying. But after explaining it to her, she did put in for a new one, which was much better.
Then came the check. She ran my card and dropped off the receipt, without a pen to sign it. She proceeded to go back to her conversation at the bar, and finally we ended up having to be loud to get some attention.

The food was good, but for the amount I paid for it, I would expect exceptional service as well.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have now been here twice and it is always a great experience the staff is amazing and I think the manager is the one who is always going up to tables checking in and they have some really good specials every time we go!! My boyfriend is hooked on their French onion soup, such a great spot!

KF
KaitlynF
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! The food and drinks were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great time. Excellent waiter

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Pgridehd
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. The food was excellent except for one of the desserts. Our waiter offered to take it off the bill. Our waiter was outstanding! We love this place!

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MikeG
New England
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy the food at XO. Staff is always welcoming and friendly.

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vipwerfoodies
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as usual. Stuffed dates are the perfect blend of sweet and spicy. We all had the braised lamb shank which just fell off the bone it was so tender. Staff was very friendly and efficient bur not intrusive. Love the cozy atmosphere. Limited wine selection (thanks to Covid spacing) but decent selection. Creme brûlée was superb. Help them stay in business; you won’t regret it!

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Pgridehd
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the filet which was perfectly cooked and the goat cheese balls were excellent. Loved the service

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LynneH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had a great meal. We selected the calamari as and appetizer. TheY accommodated our request to leave out the peppers. For our entrees, we both ordered the paella, one vegetarian and one with seafood. They were both excellent. We even got a seasonal dessert, pumpkin bread pudding. Overall it was a delicious meal. We will go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff! Food and drinks were so yummy. Will definitely return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress Chantel was awesome! We will definitely come back again. Food was delicious and top notch definitely will go again.

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Kelsey
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, delicious drinks, but my friend and I were SHOOK when we got our bill and saw that our gin fizz drinks were $16 (SIXTEEN) dollars! There were no prices on the drink menu so we were expecting them to be around $12 as they were well made, but for that price I feel like we should at least know how much we are about to pay before ordering. The overall vibe of the restaurant was great, but those drink prices may be the reason I won’t go back. Even though those chicken empanadas were the best I’ve ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was only one other person there for lunch, so needless to say, it was pretty quiet there and we had the full attention of the server.

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Buddha
New England
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food and service and staff was excellent. It was a bit quiet but that could be due to not a lot of patrons in the restaurant and no music playing in background. We sat in the front room that faces out to Elm St and it was very sterile and quiet. You felt like you had to whisper at first. The lighting wasnt very warm but these are more constructive as we felt the food was amazing as were the drinks and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Will go there again for sure.

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VegPower
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent date night restaurant. Fiancé had the salmon. I had the vegan paella. One of the best dishes I’ve ever had! We both really enjoyed our night there. We’ll be back!

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vipfoodforcath
New England
86 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service are always great. Lots of choices on the menu for gluten free, vegan & everything in between. They will cater to any allergies or dietary restrictions. Very good socially distanced tables. Would definitely recommend

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Server was very nice but we waited quite awhile to put our drink order in without even having drink menus in front of us.

EM
ElizabethM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We sat outside and had a good time watching the people and cars go by. We waited a long time for our appetizers to come out. When I was ready to order dinner our server said she would be right back and then didn't come back for over 15 minutes. By the time we got our dinner it was dark, and unfortunately they didn't have any sort of lighting on our table or umbrella so we were eating in the dark. Better service and lighting for outside dining would have made this meal outstanding.

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vipfoodforcath
New England
86 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the first time we’ve eaten out since COVID began back in March. We ate outside as it was a nice night. The food and service are always terrific. Wide variety on their menu. Highly recommend

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Laureen
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

If you like mediocre food and drinks and the ambience of a prison cafeteria, this is the place for you.
Wait staff was nice but seemed preoccupied with guests that he knew personally. Other tables were so obnoxiously loud that I couldn’t hear the person sitting across from me.

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AbigailT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

For a first time visit, I had a very nice time and would definitely be recommending as well as coming back.

MJ
MathewJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After being seated at our table by the hostess, and given water and menus, we waited for our server...and waited... and waited. Despite multiple staff entering the room where we were seated, nobody acknowledged us. Looking around, it appeared very few tables had any food at all. After 15-20 minutes, we got up and left. I know things are a little crazy in the new COVID world, but just a quick 'I'll be right with you' is all we needed, and we would have stayed.

We have eaten here in the past, and loved the food, so all in all a disappointing evening.

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Datenight
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This is my favorite place to eat. I am gluten and dairy free and XO has lots of options. Sadly on this visit our food arrive barely warm. I did not order a drink because the only GF vodka they offer is Tito’s. I do not enjoy Tito’s. The waitress said they carried a potatoes vodka by Belvedere so I ordered a drink. Thankfully I do not suffer from Celiacs because as I discovered later Belvedere does not make a GF vodka. Very disappointed in my visit.

FAQs

Xo Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Xo Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (603) 560-7998.

Xo Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 112 OpenTable diners.

Xo Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://anycard.ca/store/XOonelm.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.