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75 Arms St, Manchester, NH 03101-1112 (Stark Street)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

Restaurant is in a historic mill. The food was great. Large portions and reasonable prices. The staff was friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Frederick, Maryland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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291 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Frederick, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Restaurant is in a historic mill. The food was great. Large portions and reasonable prices. The staff was friendly.

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Seacoast NH
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Needed a convenient place downtown for dinner. I had eaten here years ago and liked it and it is still very good. My steak was nicely prepared, cooked as ordered and very tasty. My wife had a fish entree, which was also very good. We tried a kale salad with strawberries and goat cheese which was quite nice. Nice ambiance,... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We discovered Cotton by reading TA. Without TA and GPS, you'd probably not find this place. It's not on a main road; it's in one of many old mill buildings in Manchester. Martinis were good, food great, service was great. My husband and I often say you can tell how good a restaurant will be by the bread they serve... More 

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Meriden, CT
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144 reviews 144 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My wife and I were passing through Manchester and decided to spend the night. Tripadvisor recommended Cotton as being the #5 restaurant in Manchester. All I can say is that the first four must be totally outstanding because Cotton was just terrific! We arrived at about 8 pm on a Thursday but the restaurant was still fairly full. It is... More 

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Cotton - Manchester, NH - 4/13/2015 This is my third trip back to cotton. Each time I try a different dish. I'm always trying to surprise my taste buds... After a while it becomes a challenge tho... I was hoping for warm bread and although it was room temperature, it was fresh and came with soft whipped butter. I'm a... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I have lived in the area for 30+ yrs- this restaurant is truly a gem. Menu does not change a whole lot but each dish on it is served to protection. Always great service and delicious food served in a relaxing environment.

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Weare, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I've been to Cotton several times - with my wife, with family and with friends. I've never had a complaint... so when I read less-than-complimentary reviews from some others I truly wonder if they have been to the same restaurant I've been to. When we went the last time, I had the wedge salad and Steak Diane. The salad is... More 

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New Hampshire
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were going to a concert at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH, and needed a nice, different, place to eat, for a reasonable price. We found Cotton. It was fabulous. The staff, the food, ( they make a wonderful lemon drop martini), and the atmosphere. I highly recommend it, if you are in the area. There were no... More 

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Tolland, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The food wasn't completely bad... we had the Lamb which was "ok" but actually the sides that accompanied it were not suiting to the meal and the mint jelly needs some serious "Australian" help... it wasn't very minty... and it wasn't a good jelly for the lamb. The fingerling potatoes were dry. Wine selection was pretty sparse and the wine... More 

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Cotton101, Owner at Cotton, responded to this review

Dear Digis S., Thank you for bringing your dining experience to my attention via your Yelp.com posting. I value each and every one of my guests. It is equally important for me to hear both the good and the bad. As human beings, we are all fallible. Without hearing the bad, we are unable to learn, grow and better serve... More 

Hampstead, New Hampshire
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Ate there for the first time this weekend. If you like comfort food that's kicked up just a bit then this place is perfect for you. My calamari, baby spinach salad and delmonico steak were all excellent. The mashed potatoes and baby carrots couldn't have been better. Portions were generous and the maple balsamic dressing on the salad was the... More 

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Cotton101, Owner at Cotton, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at Cotton. Your patronage is truly appreciated. If you choose to join us at a future date, please notify the host when you make your reservation of your seating preference. We have four seating options, at the bar, banquette, booths and tables. Thank you again for your kind review and we hope you'll join us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75 Arms St, Manchester, NH 03101-1112
    (Stark Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: 603-622-5488

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?