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About XO on Elm

Sophisticated Atmosphere with a Focus on Locally Sourced Foods & Signature Cocktails—Friendly, Knowledgeable Staff

XO on Elm, located downtown in Manchester, NH, is a fine dining 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—if you call ahead, we will gladly customize a dish to suit your dietary needs.

Featured in The Hippo Magazine for 2016 Best Alternative Healthy Menu and Best of Manchester for Tapas, we are proud to say our daily specials are the most unique in all of the area.

Sit in our dining room or lounge, surrounded by beautiful contemporary decor or relax on our street side patio. Join us for a tapas, a signature martini or gourmet dinner on your next night out in Manchester.

XOXO,
Rosa and the XO Staff

827 Elm St.
Manchester, NH 03102
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fusion / Eclectic, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Cross Street:
Manchester Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(603) 560-7998

Website:
http://www.xoonelm.com/

Entertainment:
Live music on the weekends in our patio during our summer season. (weather permitting)

Catering:
We cater any event, we offer a variety to choose from our function menu, contact us for further details, we ll do it all!!!!!

Parking Details:
Metered parking is available.

Public Transit:
Public Transit stops only a block away.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We offer a spacious, beautiful function hall. Great for corporate functions, pharmaceutical talks, rehearsal dinners and much more. Offers full bar, dance floor and cater the menu to your needs! Call for more details.

XO on Elm Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (352)
Special Occasion (324)
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Neighborhood Gem (182)
Good for Groups (135)
Hot Spot (130)
Vibrant Bar Scene (103)
Notable Wine List (95)
Great for Outdoor Dining (78)
Good for a Date (50)
Creative Cuisine (47)
Late-night Find (44)
Great for Lunch (36)
Tapas (36)
Good for Anniversaries (33)
Pre/post Theatre (28)
Gluten Free Options (24)
Worth the Drive (24)
Cozy (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Bar Seating (20)
Healthy (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Scenic View (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Authentic (14)
Casual (13)
People Watching (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Business Meals (12)
Fun (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Happy Hour (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Organic (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Seasonal (5)
Vegan (5)
Quick Bite (4)
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 (New England)·Dined on June 21, 2017

It was my first time to XO. I was looking for a new experience for my husband's birthday. We love great food - my husband is mostly a vegan and I enjoy it all! I initially previewed the menu online and it seemed to offer a variety of delicious and creative options for both of us! We were definitely not disappointed! From the whipped feta Tapas to the rich and tasty desserts, including the excellent after dinner coffee, it was a meal to remember and one we'd like to repeat again very soon!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience4
service5
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Nice atmosphere and food. Steve our server was great.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 12, 2017

A truly perfect pic for celebrating our anniversary. The server, who's name I don't recall, was very knowledgeable and pleasant. The dishes we picked for our meal were well prepared and presented.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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food4
ambience3
service4
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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great place for a night out . Great atmosphere and dining. Drink menu very nice and drinks delicious. Food so very yummy wanted more. Staff waitress very friendly

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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Great night out with the family. Dinner at XO prior to an event at the SNHU Arena.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Tapas, Fun
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food5
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service4
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 (New England)·Dined on June 7, 2017

In Manchester for a show at the arena, and was on a somewhat tight schedule. Recommended by a family member to eat dinner at XO's. Stayed at the Raddison and the reviews for the restaurants there were not great. Calamari was the best. The hot pepper relish mixed in put it over the top. My wife had the escargot, it was great. We ordered small because of time restraint. Cocktails were good also. Everything seemed a little pricey, but you get what you paid for. You want good, you pay for good. You want ok, go to mcdonalds.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Miami)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Food was really yummy and nicely presented. Our waiter was great...I would for return next time we are in Manchester!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Tapas
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food5
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Excellent food and service! Steven our waiter provided helpful friendly service with great advice. The menu is varied with regular and smaller size dishes. The sesame tuna was to perfection with fresh vegetables and coconut cuscus . Service is prompt but not rushed. Wish I had room for desert. I'll be back often!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We LOVED the food at XO on Elm. Beautiful restaurant, great drinks and great service. Our only issue was that the room was too loud between the music and the many diners talking.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Cozy
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food5
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value4

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Food was very good, with large portions . Waiter was funny and helpful.

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food4
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service5

 
 (New England)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Food was phenomenal! A little pricey though - especially the desserts- the price was way out of wack. I would definitely go back, very different food!! Waiter was awesome!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (New England)·Dined on May 19, 2017

I so love this restaurant. I'm a little spoiled by New York restaurants and this easily fits my palate and expectations!

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Healthy, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date
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food5
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service5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2017

We enjoyed our meal very much the staff are friendly the atmosphere is chic and food is outstanding

Tags: Disabled Access, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The food was good. Did not know that hey charges for refills on Coke until after we got the bill. The Mojhitos we ordered were not very good. The server made them and not the bar tender. My wife sent hers back because it tasted bad.
Dinners were good and the portions were a good size.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Really friendly atmosphere and great food. Small restaurant big taste.

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food5
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service5

vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 12, 2017

The food was excellent and offered a wide variety of choices . Would absolutely go again.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating
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food5
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service5
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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Food was amazing, but our waitress was horrendous! We had a party of 4, it took our waitress 15 minutes to come to the table to ask us if we wanted drinks, we now were running short on time, and had a concert to go to in an hour, so since we had plenty of time to look over the menu waiting for her to make an appearance, we gave her our dinner orders as well. She didn't deliver the food, NEVER checked back with us after the food was delivered, we had to go search for her after we were done eating to get another round of drinks and another tapas dish. I understand it was a concert nite, but to never come back to the table for 40 minutes is CRAZY! We will definitely go back, but will make sure the waitress from Ireland is not our waitress again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Tapas
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food5
ambience5
service1
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Our reservation was at 6:15, the waiter was fabulous, but my chicken was dry/overcooked. Both the mens & ladies rooms were filthy, trash overflowing & paper towels all over the floor fairly early on a Saturday night.

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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food4
ambience3
service5
value3

vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Food was good... only complaint is that it took over an hour to get our meals after we ordered.

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food3
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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Wonderful food, pretty fair prices, great waitstaff and and easy to find location right in downtown Manchester. We stopped in before a concert at the SNHU Arena since we knew we could make a reservation. Food was cooked to perfection and, most importantly, the waitstaff took our party's food allergy seriously.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Tapas
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Food was very good. Martini was okay, not very flavorful. Had to ask for bread- feel it should have been offered without having to ask.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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food4
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 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in Manchester, and my go-to for date night! Care has been given to offer gluten free options, delicious, fresh local ingredients when available. In summer there isn't much outdoor seating but it's great if you can snag a table or find room on the couches for a cocktail and tapas.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Tapas, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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food5
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Fantastic meal as always. Had Chilean Sea Bass that was cooked perfectly. My husband and come here a lot before seeing a show at the Palace. Convenient and worth the time

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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food5
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service4
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 (New England)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Service was great! Food was absolutely amazing! Salmon with chili sauce, outstanding. My husband got the filet and you could cut it with a fork. If you haven't been there, it's a must go.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on April 15, 2017

We have eaten here many times and it has been outstanding. Unfortunately this last visit, I made sure to asked the waiter if it the meal included green beans due to that I am allergic to them. Everyone at the table heard the conversation and needless to say when the meal came out there was green beans on my plate. He apologized and went back to have it corrected. My advice to management they should follow up with customers in cases like this. Overall the food was great!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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food5
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service3
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 (New England)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Very good, but very pricey.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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food4
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 (New England)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We arrived a little before our scheduled reservation, but were seated right away. We got a table by the window, overlooking the street, fun for people watching. Our server was attentive and pleasant. We ordered five different small plates and they were all delicious. I would definitely recommend XO Bistro, but make sure you have a reservation.

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Good for a Date, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Fantastic service, great waiter, wonderful food! Will definitely return soon.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tapas, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Dinner at XO was an enjoyable dining experience. The waiter was mindful we were eating prior to a show. He did a great job of keeping our meal moving without our feeling rushed through it. The food offering is varied and all that we had was delicious. The bar should have mint on hand on this shoulder season when guests may be craving even just a taste of the warm summer months to come, ergo would like a mojito.
Recommend overall

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on April 5, 2017

My daughter and I had great appetizers,drinks and the meal was excellent. The only thing is that it was pricey, so, I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS.

Thank You

Tags: Happy Hour, Spicy, Paleo Friendly, Healthy
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food5
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service3
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 (New England)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Excellent food and service. Always enjoy. Will be back

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Everything was fantastic. Fron the short wait, to the service, to the food.

Been editing a while to try XO...did not disappoint and will not be our last visit.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Food, service, atmosphere-all great! Had crab cakes and Chilean Sea bass. You didn't need to scrap my dishes to be washed.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Great food & presentation,,I like to sit by the Windows & people watch the street & enjoy a great meal

Tags: People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Great food. Tables are too close to each other. A bit awkward. On our most recent visit, our waiter had quite a few tables. This slowed the service a bit, but the waiter was friendly and efficient. We will return as it is still one of our favorite places . The prices are a bit higher than I would expect ( about 20% high ), but the food is great. Overall, I will recommend.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Everything was great. The only issue was finding parking

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 (New England)·Dined on March 17, 2017

The food was amazing, our waiter was very helpful. Definitely recommend this restaurant!

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 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2017

This was our first dining experience at XO. We loved it. Great food. Friendly service. Convenient for show at the Palace Theatre. I do think that XO could rearrange the seating a bit. In the back it was tightly packed - so tough to have conversations. I think the front section could keep same number of seats, but just rearrange a little more creatively.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Authentic, Gluten Free Options
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on March 4, 2017

We've been here many times and always enjoy it! The food is terrific, atmosphere is cool and the wait staff is very helpful!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Such a great place. Went for a birthday dinner. My wife loved it. Funky and cool atmosphere and menu. Overall awesome. We will go back.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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