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Review of XO on Elm

XO on Elm
Ranked #25 of 428 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Manchester Street
Transit: Public Transit stops only a block away.
Description: XO on Elm, located downtown in Manchester, NH, is a fine dining restaurant that proudly offers a delicious menu sourced from local farms and craft food makers with an international twist, artfully presented by our Chef and consistently delicious. We cater to vegetarians, vegans and gluten sensitive—if you call ahead, we will gladly customize a dish to suit your dietary needs. Featured in The Hippo Magazine for 2016 Best Alternative Healthy Menu 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, surrounded by beautiful contemporary decor or relax on our street side patio. Join us for a tapas, a signature martini or gourmet dinner on your next night out in Manchester If you want to throw a big party right downtown, XO offers a stylish and spacious function hall for up to 100 guests. Great for corporate functions, pharmaceutical talks, rehearsal dinners and private parties. Full private bar, dance floor and we cater the menu to your tastes!
Reviewed 4 August 2018

We found this place to be different, and sampled their Yuka fries and Tostones (fried plantain) along with our main courses. These items don't taste extremely different from fried potatos, but the small differences were interesting. The service was good and the place was not crowded when we were there.

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Reviewed 31 July 2018

Stopped by for lunch with another couple. All 4 of us are vegetarian. We all got something different and we all enjoyed the food immensely. I cannot think of another restaurant with as many vegetarian options let alone quality ones. Service was also excellent and enjoyed the outdoor seating. Would highly recommend!

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Reviewed 22 July 2018

XO on Elm is a wonderful venue for a party - both Melissa and Rosa are easy to work with and created a menu and event that was extraordinary. We chose XO because of its downtown location, after graduation at the SNHU arena. Graduation was at 6 pm, so we started the party at 8 pm. We had 45 people for dinner and then an additional 45 for dessert, which XO happily accommodated. Since I was attending the graduation and could set up for the party, Melissa met with me the day before to discuss room set up, dessert table and centerpieces. When I walked into the room, it was set up better than I expected. The room was set up as a dance floor/ lounge in the front, dining tables in the middle and then the bar in the back. The food was excellent and during the evening, Rosa happily responded to various requests (hot pepper, extra bread, olive oil). Again, the food, service and room exceeded expectations. The food bill was about the same as the open bar bill, and both were quite reasonable. If I had to note one area of improvement, I wish XO had updated banquet chairs (I considered renting chairs or chair covers, but decided to spend the money on the cake and centerpieces). Again, a very small matter that did not impact at all a great party at a downtown venue. Thank you XO!

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Thank ssfer
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

We were a party of 9 who visited XO on Elm for dinner on a Tuesday night. We called ahead and they had our tables ready with menus, water, etc. Service was warm, fun and genuine. The cocktails were great and they have a very nice wine selection as well. We had a set of cocktails and then switched to bottles of wine.

The food is delicious. They have a lot of tapas style options. Everything was fantastic - from yucca fries, the cheese sticks, to hummus and other dips, calamari, stuffed dates, etc. A very wide ranging variety of international tapas. The entrees were also unique and very varied. From flat breads to paellas - they had something to satisfy everyone. We finished off with dessert cocktails - the tiramisu martini.

The one con was that the service is a tad bit slow in brining out the food and drinks. But I think they made up for that in terms of their friendliness and attitude. Highly recommended.

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Thank Shanker B
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Went in for lunch and had a great dining experience. My service staff was welcoming and professional. I ordered the chefs special burger which was excellent. They also have a nice wine list.

Thank Sugiusa
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