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XO on Elm

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827 Elm St, Manchester, NH 03101 (Formerly XO on Elm, Fine Dining Restaurant) (Manchester Street)
+1 603-560-7998
16:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2013

We had a fantastic evening at XO last friday night. I had seen reviews that the food was great but service wasn't. We had reservations, we were seated immediately, our server greeted us, gave us time to enjoy a drink, informed us of the evening specials and appetizers. We never felt rushed or ignored and the food was fabulous. We... More 

1 Thank JeanenneW
New Hampshire
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221 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2013 via mobile

I have been to xo several times. Generally I like the food a lot, and it is certainly one of the better restaurants in the Manchester area. That being said, the 5-6 times I have been there have always been marred by by poor service. For example: 1. One occasion the waiter admitted he forgot to order one of the... More 

Thank tacostuff
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150 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2012

The food was good, but the service was poor. I think the bartender was doing double duty as a waiter. Our group of 6 got there at 5:45. We were seated quickly, got cocktails, then preceded to wait for 45 min. for our salads. We told him we were going to play at Palace Theater at 7:30. It was almost... More 

1 Thank NhWishfultraveler
Boston, Massachusetts
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99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2012

We were with a party of 8 at XO on Elm last night and had a terrific time. We really wanted a round table and the staff at XO were so kind to set one up for us in the function room when we arrived, which was a lovely surprise. Steve was our server and couldn't have been any friendlier... More 

Thank Karen_Mahon
Bedford, New Hampshire
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112 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2012 via mobile

We enjoyed a fine meal in a cute place with an interesting menu. The service is good, the tables are small but the food is tasty. The complimentary bread was excellent. My wife had seafood while I had pasta. Both were very good. The waiter was a bit quirky but my wife got him laughing and we all ended up... More 

Thank Jack1959
San Dimas, California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2012

I had lamb shank that tasted like a pot roast with no flavor. The others complained that their food tasted bland. However, their butter with almond and honey for their bread was outstanding. I had a $98.00 bill and gave a $21.00 tip. I received the bill and it was $4.00 more. I tried 3 attempts to have it corrected,... More 

1 Thank Michael B
New London, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2012

My wife and I had been wanting to try XO for a long time after hearing good things from friends. We stopped in for an early dinner with family from out of town. The food was incredible and very reasonable for the quality (~$20/entree). The service was a little on the slow side and I'm pretty sure the waiter was... More 

Thank Adam N
Candia, New Hampshire, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2012

I know this is going to be a bit lengthy - sorry. We bought a $50 gift voucher for $25 on LivingSocial.com and we never got around to using it until the day before it expired. It said on the voucher that it was recommended we make reservations, so I called about 4 days ahead of time and the only... More 

Thank jakiedoodle1
New Hampshire
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312 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2012 via mobile

My wife and I ate here and really enjoyed it. Our friends went and had a bad experience, so we were slow to try it out. We were glad that we went. We got there around 530 on a Friday night and we seated right away. The service was excellent and the wine pour generous. The steak was tastey and... More 

Thank beachbum1004
Manchester, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2012

Brought a friend for lunch after hearing good reviews, however, it took us two hours when the restaurant wasn't busy. The front area where we were seated was EXTREMELY hot to the point that we were sweating during lunch. Staff was abrupt.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Mediterranean, American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 827 Elm St, Manchester, NH 03101 (Formerly XO on Elm, Fine Dining Restaurant)
    (Manchester Street)
  • Public Transportation: Public Transit stops only a block away.
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 603-560-7998
XO on Elm located in the heart of Manchester features recognizable cuisine from all over the globe with our chef"s fresh twist on it, artfully presented and consistently delicious. Upon opening we were featured in The Hippo Magazine for "Best of the Best" and "Best of Manchester" for tapas. We are proud to say our daily specials are the most unique in all of the area. Sit in our dining room or lounge and feel at home while surrounded by beautiful contemporary decor not to mention our one of a kind street side patio, whether it be for a tapa or a signature martini join us on your next night out. We also offer a private Function Room with up to 100 people capacity, feel free to call for more details.

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