About Cotton Row Restaurant
Huntsville, AL 35801
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.
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
We had Sunday brunch and enjoyed eating ...
We had Sunday brunch and enjoyed eating outside. The bread and oysters were amazing, but the eggs benedict with pork and fried green tomatoes was not tasty at all. The pork was basically like pulled pork from a bbq joint...except very dry and not very flavorful. My husband ordered the special (quail) and it was not much better. For the money spent, it really was not worth it. But due to the wonderful service and great atmosphere...we will probably try again when the other menus (lunch or dinner) are available.
Service was pretty good. Had to wait abo ...
Service was pretty good. Had to wait about 7 mins for a beer bc waitress forgot it. No big deal. Food was delicious, but pricey. Decor was rustic and very nicely put together. Tables are pretty tight together and you can hear the conversation of the people beside you. Overall enjoyable place for specia occasions or date night.
We like to eat early so we can enjoy our ...
We like to eat early so we can enjoy our evening enjoying other activities, so our reservations were for 5 pm. We were seated as soon as we walked in, and within a few short minutes had made our drink orders. We had grilled Romain salads which I highly recommend, I had the snapper for an entree and my bride had the filet mignon. We didn't have dessert (there was no room!) but thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Cotton Row. Our server was very professional, attentive, and well trained. We will be back.
The food was good-but not exceptional. T ...
The food was good-but not exceptional. The server was attentive, but a little too present for our taste. The courses actually came out too close to each other (not enough time to finish our wine, and we were asked if we were done a couple times before we were.) We felt a little rushed, even though the place wasn't packed. I was disappointed in the seating (immediately inside, so all the traffic came by our table and it was drafty)-even though we had a reservation and the place was almost empty when we arrived. Now I know to make a fuss (as everyone after us did when they were seated at the other table by the entrance), but it seems common sense to leave those tables until you have nothing left and someone comes in with no reservation. It definitely affected my mood through the meal-I felt like we didn't matter as much as the others who were automatically given a quiet table by the window (some without reservations). Not sure the entire experience was worth the price tag.
Highly overated. Had to send meal back 3 ...
Highly overated. Had to send meal back 3 times, wrong food and very cold steak, service was not good at all. I had to ask for tea 3 times, water 2 times, bread was old etc. I will never go back for such poor quality in service and food.
This is a must for date night. The food ...
This is a must for date night. The food was phenomenal and the atmosphere was second to none. I made a reservation and we were seated downstairs in the wine cellar. I HIGHLY recommend asking for this seating. The lights are down and although there are 5 other tables around, it really makes you feel that you are the only one. The service was excellent. The only downside I can think of was the lack of international red wine other than Italy (extensive list). But nonetheless, this place is a must and we will definitely be frequenting this location.
Went for early Valentine date. Seated w ...
Went for early Valentine date. Seated when we arrived with reservation. Seating is limited so make a reservation. Appetizers and entree options were good and very well prepared. Would not recommend the special valentine desert. Tiny three layer of cake with strawberry frosting. Cake layers were dry. Did not finish it. Stick to Creme Brulee if you order desert.
I felt it was overpriced with an unjusti ...
I felt it was overpriced with an unjustified air of pretentiousness. The table we were seated at was odd given a half empty restaurant but the service was very good. I thought the wines by the glass were a good list but was disappointed by the foie gras app. It was served on an undercooked brioche kind of bread and the sweetness overpowered the flavor of the foie gras such that in only one bite did I taste it. The amount served was light compared to French restaurants. As it is my very favorite of foods it set the tone for the entree. The halibut was ok but not nearly worth the price and the bed of squid ink pasta was so laden with butter it was good but could only eat a few bites. My experience at Commerce Kitchen in December was much better.
Thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Cotton ...
Thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Cotton Row. Short ribs were amazing. Grouper special was terrific, and Red Snapper excellent. We all enjoyed desserts and French Press coffee was really good and refills quick! Thanks for lovely evening.
My husband and I have wanted to try Cott ...
My husband and I have wanted to try Cotton Row for a awhile. We went Saturday night for a "date night". The whole dining experience was great. We had appetizers, entrees, and desserts. The food was outstanding! I can't wait to go back!
Perfect location in historical building. ...
Perfect location in historical building. Food and service exemplary. Certainly one of the finest restaurants in the Southeast. If you have a larger party, 6-8, make reservations to sit in the wine cellar. Great ambiance.
Food was excellent. Limited seating . Ha ...
Food was excellent. Limited seating . Had reservation for a week. Seated at table for 2. So close we heard every word of conversations on both sides of our table.
Asked for extra aoli for fries . Fries got cold while waiting 10 minutes. Waitress was busy and passed by 4 times without bringing it.
I took my wife and family here to celebr ...
I took my wife and family here to celebrate my wife's birthday. Due to the occasion we were seated upstairs in a more intimate area of the restaurant. We had exceptional service by a variety of servers. Everything that we ordered was delicious and well prepared.
Must have - parmesan and truffle oil fri ...
Must have - parmesan and truffle oil fries! Great wine selection and always spot on with the lobster risotto. A required visit while in Huntsville. Great for business meetings and even more lovely when the weather is nice and they open the glass walls.
This was such a disappointment. The foo ...
This was such a disappointment. The food was bland and lacked creativity. Cotton Row is overrated and not worth even half of what we paid. I expected more based on ratings and price.
Clearly there is no enthusiasm or talent in the kitchen. Staff was polite but lacked experience
This was our 4th visit to Cotton Row ove ...
This was our 4th visit to Cotton Row over the last few years. We were seated in a quiet, romantic section of the restaurant I previously didn't know existed. The food was absolutely delicious as always, and the service was top notch. It was everything we've come to love about Cotton Row.
Went for New Years Eve dinner. It appea ...
Went for New Years Eve dinner. It appears the restaurant was more concerned about jamming people in than the quality of the experience. The website stated the chef would be creating some special dishes for the night. The one and only special dish was a $50 steak. Service was slow and food was average.
I would not recommend this restaurant. M ...
I would not recommend this restaurant. My wife got extremely sick in early December. She missed a lot of work the week after Christmas and went to a doctor twice following Christmas. Regretfully, we called over 30 hours in advance to attempt to cancel our reservation due to documented medical issues but were told we had to pay $50.00 to cancel. Granted, this was a New year's eve reservation. Rather than pay a penalty of $50 I sent my daughter and her fiance in our place and paid for their dinner. They said the restaurant was noisy and that Longhorns cooked better steaks. We are locals and looking for a new restaurant to frequent and this would have been our first visit to the Cotton Row. We will however, never go back.
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