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Cotton

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75 Arms St, Manchester, NH 03101-1112 (Stark Street)
603-622-5488
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 141
    Excellent
  • 103
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best overall restaurant in Manchester

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Sarah M
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Manchester, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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286 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Manchester, New Hampshire
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
93 reviews 93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
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
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

Salem, New Hampshire
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Been there 2 times, and loved the service and food each time. Not fancy, just good atmosphere, and not overtaken by rug rats. Enjoy the meal without rushing.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I was attracted by the menu on their website. Not disappointed! Offers unusual, tasty entrees in style. I had the lobster ravioli. Complete meal in itself. The salad I ordered was summer fresh in the dead of winter. My friend had the lamb. Nothing but raves for this place. Perfect to meet friends, or a romantic tete a tete Small... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Cotton is one of our go-to restaurants. In the 10 years we've lived in Manchester, we have never had a bad meal there. Consistent food and always delicious. We take out-of-town friends there too. It's always a sure bet to please, either lunch or dinner.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I love this restaurant! The food is amazing, the staff are great and the margaritas rock!

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Manchester, NH
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Whenever someone asks me where to go in Manchester, I always refer them to Cotton. It has a nice, comfortable atmosphere, and good food that is also a really good value. The restaurant has a jazz club vibe, with a nice long bar to accomodate a lot of folks. Their menu contains updated American classics. For those who don't like... 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: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?