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75 Arms St, Manchester, NH 03101-1112
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Ranked #4 of 348 restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Stark Street
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83% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

A co-worker and I tried Cotton out tonight. The restaurant is in a beautiful old building and is decorated with vintage posters. Service was great and attentive, very familiar with the menu and made great recommendations. I had the Delmonico with a Crème Brulee for desert. The steak was cooked to perfection and the mashed potatoes are NOT to be... More

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Raymond, New Hampshire
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We've never been disappointed here. This is our go-to when looking for somewhere nice in Manchester. Friends crave the steak, saying that it's the best they've ever had. I could live off of the Farmhouse Salad, and it's big enough that one could make a meal of it, too. The bruschetta's great, the potstickers are great, and the chicken satay... More

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Bedford, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

It's a small place hidden in back of the old mills. Very quaint inside but a little odd looking outside. the food is excellent and the service we had was very good, far above average. Our server made suggestions and offered her own experience from having eaten some of the meals. During spring, summer and fall, there is outside seating.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
184 reviews 184 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We arrived about 5 minutes early for a 7:00 reservation made through Open Table several weeks in advance. When we arrived, the restaurant appeared to be full; the hostess told us that they had a fire in their dishwasher, but that we we're welcome to go the bar. I asked what that meant. A second (older) hostess then said "We... More

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Ottawa, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Nice atmosphere, very friendly staff and most importantly, excellent food. You won't find a million and one items on the menu, which I think is a good sign! We had the meatloaf and fried chicken and they were both outstanding. Price was good as well (approx $15-20 for main course). I'd recommend a reservation if you're going on a weekend.... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, Usa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Wow - I'm a bit jaded on New England food scene outside of the deliciousness of Nantucket and Boston so I wasn't expecting much. Completely blown away by over the top friendly service with great recos and what to avoid. Scallops with hearty sweet potato hash with corn and bacon hit the spot! Normally I'm never fully satisfied after scallops... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Had the Mediterranean Salad with salmon. I am not a big salmon fan but it was the only salad on the lunch menu. I was very pleasantly surprised with how delicious the salmon was. It was moist and lightly seasoned with tziki sauce and vinaigrette on the Greek inspired salad. Just a delight. But for $11.95 I would have expected... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I wrote a review a little while back saying how good Cotton was but we couldn't do it justice as we only had one appetizer and one entree between us. Well recently we went back to do Cotton justice and that is what we did. We were seated in a booth in the bar area as the tables downstairs are... More

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Warwick, Rhode Island
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lovely restaurant in old cotton mill. Great decor inside, surprise garden dining (seasonal). Both times we had drinks and appetizers, which was plenty. Fun staff. Take time to walk along the water after dining.

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Jackson, New Hampshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

...and we sure didn't regret it. Easy access off of the highway and easy parking in the old mill section. No problem parking even with a Fischer Cats ball game in progress. Cotton is casual/upscale and you won't be out of place in either dress or upscale casual clothes. The atmosphere is sporty/lofty with a vine covered out door patio... More

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