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1361 Elm St, Ste 108, Manchester, NH 03101-1315
603-625-5454
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Consistently great food and personable service.

We now live in Concord, so visit less often than we once did, but have consistently enjoyed both the food and service for over seven years. For chef owners Jim and Dave, this is more than a business, it is a labor of love. They just keep getting more creative. On this visit I had Dave's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2014
Shannon M
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Concord, New Hampshire
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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We now live in Concord, so visit less often than we once did, but have consistently enjoyed both the food and service for over seven years. For chef owners Jim and Dave, this is more than a business, it is a labor of love. They just keep getting more creative. On this visit I had Dave's curry shrimp pasta for... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Have been here several times and have always enjoyed the food and the ambiance. While expensive, the food has been worth it. Every restaurant has it's off moments and I am sure some of the other reviews are valid, I have just never experienced what they did. My friends have always had a wonderful experience and even on those nights... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I have been a waitress for 10 years! It was a Friday night with two other tables filled besides us. I felt really bad to see how empty it was considering how well decorated the place was. My initial thought was that I would give our waitress a really big tip because she was older and I know waitresses work... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Returned to this restaurant on our regular night out. Delighted to see Nanine and John our favorite waitress and bartender..Things were going well until some man with black hair and an apron emerged from the kitchen. He began hollaring things across the diningroom to a customer. Not sure what was going on but it made us very uncomfortable. We are... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We visited The Way We Cook on Elm Street in Manchester, NH with another couple at the recommendation of a friend. Unfortunately the experience didn't live up to the recommendation. We walked in to find only one other table filled on a Saturday evening. The atmosphere is nice and cozy and the waitress was terrific but that is where the... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Returned here because of the great experience the first time. John the bartender also known as "Mr Baseball" because of his vast knowledge concerning the sport was a delight. Try as I might I couldn't stump him. Had a delicious ribeye steak which was served by the very attentive and knowledgeable Nanine. She was very helpful in suggesting entrees and... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Arrived for dinner with friends for dinner and were graciously greeted by the waitstaff. Food was excellant and the three hours we spent dining just flew by. Our waitress Nanine was excellant and very knowledgeable

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

This place is a little spot on Elm St. that's only open like three nights a week, but their food is amazing. I hear tell that it's run by a couple of medical types that need to whale out their frustrations by cooking. They have only a few dishes, but they're always perfectly cooked and made with only the finest... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

We had a celebration dinner for our adult children and met our son's new girlfriend. This was the perfect place for a quiet family gathering. The restaurant is small and intimate. The staff is warm and friendly. The Mediterranean selection is on the smallish side but it was perfectly prepared. The bar area is cozy. The libations were perfect. It... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire, USA
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103 reviews 103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This was my first visit to The Way we cook, and probably won't be back for a long time. The place was empty at 5:30 on a Saturday night so we were a bit nervous, but the food was very good, just overpriced and mostly a la carte. I went with my husband and 20 year old daughter before she... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1361 Elm St, Ste 108, Manchester, NH 03101-1315
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: 603-625-5454

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Open Hours
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?