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75 Arms St, Manchester, NH 03101-1112 (Stark Street)
+1 603-622-5488
17:00 - 20:00
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Sun 17:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I read the reviews as I was in Manchester only for the evening, before I flew out early the next morning. I like to try local, eclectic restaurants, and the menu looked intriguing. I ordered the Caesar salad with anchovies, and the lobster/scallop ravioli with truffle saffron cream. The salad was good, no issue. Nothing special but it was good.... More 

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118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I walked to Cotton after parking downtown and looking for a restaurant with outdoor seating on an unusually warm day in April. We found Cotton through TripAdvisor and followed the map to get there. It was a lovely walk -- and well worth it! I had the turkey schnitzel and my friend had the butternut squash ravioli.... More 

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Cotton101, Owner at Cotton, responded to this review

Thank you for seeking us out on a record setting 87 degrees f. New England Spring day. Hope to see you again the next time you visit New Hampshire. Your patronage is truly appreciated. Sincerely, Jeffrey Paige - Chef/Owner @ Cotton More 

Camden, Maine
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit Manchester once a year for a trade show and we make sure that one of our evenings in town includes dinner at Cotton. I little hard to find but well worth the effort. Friendly waitstaff, generous portions and decent price. Portions of upscale comfort food are so large that we haven't had dessert in 4 trips for dinner... More 

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Cotton101, Owner at Cotton, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued patronage. It's truly appreciated. Jeffrey Paige - Chef/Owner More 

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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a yummy fried chicken big portion of mashed potatoes for dinner. Loved the spicy calamari app. Nice drink menu. Sounds like reservations are a good idea quite busy on the weekends.

Thank lov2cruise
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166 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Cotton today but arrived between the typical lunch and dinner time. We were seated and were told they could only offer the appetizers and salads on the menu with salad enhancements. My coworker and I each ordered a salad. I had the farmhouse salad with grilled chicken and he had the spinach salad with grilled salmon. Both were... More 

Thank Dave D
manchester, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Have enjoyed dining at Cotton over the years for both lunch and evening dinner, but have never written a review. Chose it tonight as a positive way to end a mini vacation. It's a welcome dining experience that can rival many of the establishments in NYC, Colorado & Vegas. Hard to believe it is in Manchester, NH. From Ben's Meatloaf... More 

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Cotton101, Owner at Cotton, responded to this review

Hi Mary, Thank you for the kind words. Your continued support and patronage is truly appreciated. Sincerely, Jeffrey Paige - Chef/Owner @ Cotton More 

Manchester, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Good food, reasonably priced and well presented by a professional staff. Located in an old mill building, open and airy.

Thank JamesW592
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The food, drinks and service were more than excellent. Don't care for, the seating arrangements. Too close to your "neighbor". Ordered a Manattan (not my usual drink) based on servers suggestion... it was excellent. Calamari appetizer was incredible.

Thank SkillDog
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7 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Very nice, decor, food and ambience. Make a reservation as it really helps. Folks there are very nice and the wait staff is very attentive

Thank richardmX5194VK
manchester, nh
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We do not go to Cotton very frequently but whenever we do we enjoy our meal. Last night's was no exception. My meal started with a huge spinach salad, then a lamb steak with a polenta patty, a portabella, and summer squash. It was delicious, both last night and again today for lunch. There were three others at the table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$29
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Arms St, Manchester, NH 03101-1112
    (Stark Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 603-622-5488
Cotton features the cooking of multiple award-winning Chef/Author/Owner Jeffrey Paige.

Located in Manchester, New Hampshire’s historic millyard district, Cotton is known for exceptional farm to table comfort food, friendly yet professional service and an inviting, casual upscale atmosphere. It’s the place the New York Times calls “hip”.

Both a classic neighborhood restaurant, named “One of the ten best neighborhood restaurants in the Northeast” by Bon Appetit Magazine, and a destination for diners throughout central New England, Cotton features classic American and worldly comfort food, an extensive wine list featuring over 40 wines by the glass and holds the distinct honor of “Best Martinis in New Hampshire” by New Hampshire Magazine year after year after year.

Reservationrecommended on Friday and Saturday evenings. Visit us on

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