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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
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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232 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Cotton was where we took our daughter and her hubby for a nice dinner. You can wear NICE jeans and a polo shirt for a guy and nice jeans and blouse for a girl. The dinner cost us with tip $260.00 but that was a round of drinks and bottle of wine. We did not have the desert. The scallop... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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

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

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

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
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 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
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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