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About Cotton Row Restaurant
Nestled on the southwest corner of the Courthouse Square, the three-story brick building that houses Cotton Row Restaurant was built in 1821 along the cotton exchange.
A vision for comfort, elegance and modern American cuisine is how the story of Cotton Row Restaurant began. We are inspired by the enduring passion of the cotton traders who once worked in downtown Huntsville, and invite you to experience our southern hospitality.
Huntsville, AL 35801
Contemporary American, Southern
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm.
Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
A taste of elegance is precisely what one needs when planning a special event. Be it a quaint rehearsal dinner or that grand reception, we thrive in making your vision come to life. At Cotton Row, we understand the importance of presentation and sophisticated style, which is why we want to bring the exclusive cuisine, that you have come to know and love, to your most intimate occasions. We offer a variety of menu options and services to fit almost any budget, never sacrificing quality. We look forward to serving you and yours.
Chef James Boyce
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cotton Row Restaurant is available for private parties of many sizes. Our team is dedicated to offering you an intimate dining experience in a larger setting. We will assist with customizing your menu and wine selections, to table settings, floral arrangements and parting gifts.
Cotton Row Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Have wanted to visit for a while. Saw the write-up about your excellent wine cellar in Wine Spectator and that convinced me it was time. Invited a lady friend who is also a wine lover and made the reservation. Wait staff was right there when needed, but didn't hover. Oysters were excellent, as was the wine selected to accompany them. We even checked with the chef and got his approval. The entree was a beef ragout that was delightful, the wine that we selected was most complementary.
Thanks for your great wine selection, and excellent food to go with it.
This is a fabulous restaurant, so good that I may return the same week. Service was mostly attentive if a little quirky. The food, though, was incredible. I started with tomato soup and a pear salad, which were awesome. I moved on to halibut in a corn sauce, positively delicious. Dessert was molten chocolate cake. Highly recommended.
Cotton Row is a true gem... our favorite restaurant that is great for business, dining with friends or dining with your significant other! It's an eclectic, rustic atmosphere with imaginative southern-influenced fine dining, and a superb wine list! Highly recommended!
First impression was a very nice and attractive hostess. She made us feel welcomed, as did the person that took us to our table.
Enjoyed sitting outside for an early evening dinner in downtown Huntsville area. Interior of restaurant was upscale and had an intimate feel.
Service was very prompt and professional. We like to have a leisurely experience and the servers were there when we needed them . The only thing we did not like was the waiters brought our salads and appetizers at the same time....We usually order one item at a time because we don't want to be hurried and don't want everything coming at once....But everything was going so well and we never thought they would bring it at the same time that we went on and ordered our salad and appetizer at the same time...Every time we do this, we say never again....We usually order our appetizers and enjoy them, then order our salads and eat them and then order the entree'...That way nothing is rushed and we can enjoy the evening...
My dinner of halibut and my husband's scallop dinner was VERY good. We did not care for the Oysters Rockefeller.
Overall, a delightful experience and I look forward to go to this restaurant again .
Even though a couple of things, were not exactly the way we would have expected, I still give them 5 stars across the board...The excellent parts strong out weigh the two negatives.
Food was excellent. The service was not so great. I had to ask different people for various items because my server couldn't be found. They brought soup with no spoon. Had to ask two different servers for coffee after the meal. Based on the meal cost, I expected better service.
Food was excellent and ambiance is one of the best in Huntsville. It is a small restaurant and we found that certain tables even though empty were reserved for special guests. If you make reservations I suggest you request and confirm a table by the window. We finally were seated at a table size we liked next to the order entry register. Server was very good except he was to anxious to get the entree order placed as soon as possible (i.e. tables turned X cost maximizes revenue). We declined and enjoyed our glass of wine first. Overall it is one of the best fine dining restaurants in Huntsville with an excellent chef. Just note the seating recommendation if you don't want less desirable as the restaurant is fairly small.
The food was good but there was not enough of it. I left still hungry. The service was good but each person on staff was emotionless and almost cold. I also felt as if I was being judged the entire time by staff because I was not an older man and I did not appreciate that at all. I liked the menu a lot because it was not too big and that made it easier for us to choose what we wanted.
My wife and I dined at Cotton Row for our anniversary last night. The whole experience was wonderful!
The food was excellent - as good or better than our meals at Cotton Row's sister restaurant in Birmingham, Galley and Garden. The fried green tomatoes deserve all of the acclaim they receive. I had the white shrimp appetizer and my wife had the crab cake. I liked mine more but it was also a lot richer and more filling. For entrees my wife had the red fish special and I had the seared scallops. Both were great. Despite being stuffed, we both had dessert and my wife's chocolate lava cake had "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate on the plate. Very nice touch!
Our server, Jennifer, was terrific. She was very attentive without being overly present. Her wine recommendation was spot on. After our dinner, she gave us a tour of their wine cellar (we need to invite ten friends to join us so we can dine in that room - it's gorgeous). The next time we're at Cotton Row, we'll be sure and ask for her.
They have cooking classes and we can't wait to sign up for some. I've always enjoyed doing that. You get to know the chef of your favorite restaurants, meet other people, enjoy a good meal, and have a great time.
Perfect spot for our 16th Anniversary. Jennifer took care of us without being overbearing. Started our occasion with fried green tomatoes and lump crab cake. Both were phenomenal. The entrees were the Korean BBQ Fried Rice and the Short Rib burger. The rice was fantastic and I could have definitely ate more than what came on the plate (only minus for the trip). My wife loved the burger. I thought it could have used a spicy aeoli or sauce. Topped it off with the chocolate crumb cake with caramel. Why we haven't tried this place prior to our visit is beyond me, but we will definitely be back.
Everything was very good. Staff was very courteous and prompt. Food was done to perfection and timing between appetizers, entrees and desert was not rushed or excessively long. We went early in the evening (5:45) so not crowded. Will definitely return. Reminded us of 801 Franklin
The service and food was spectacular and we had a pleasant dining experience.
It was too hot to eat outside, which is my favorite spot, but the inside dining experience was very nice as well.
My only complaint is that 3 people came by ready to take my plate from me while I was still eating!
Overall, lovely place to celebrate our 38th Anniversary!
The restaurant was cool and dark. The Southern seafood chowder was meaty and tasty. The creole crusted red snapper was adequate, but not wonderful, which it should have been at $32. I got an overall vibe of pretentiousness in the attitude of the staff. Overall it was a satisfactory but not an excellent experience.
First off our server was great. Downhill from there. The wine cellar must be almost empty. Requested 4 bottles on the wine list they didn't have. Finally ordered a wine double the price of the others and they had it.😙 Salad and starters were good. Then we get to the entree. Let me prefix this by saying I had informed them up front that I have celiac disease. I ordered the $42 NY Strip. First time our entrees came out during our starters. Server promptly sent it back!👏 The next time the entrees came out there was a big, breaded, fried onion sitting on top of the steak.😵 Remember I have celiac d. So those went back. Next steak was so salty to be inedible. So on the 4th try the kitchen delivered an edible steak. Last time going there for a long time. I don't know what has happen to Cotton Row, it "was" a fantastic place to dine!
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