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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 - 3pm
$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
Overall very good, but we went on a night when winter weather was a possibility. Even though no weather materialized, the restaurant was nearly empty as a result. This was actually my only complaint, because with so few people in the dining room, I could hear every word of the conversation going on at the bar among the few other patrons (they were also being pretty loud).
The menu was diverse and impressive. Wait staff was very good.
I had gotten this reservation a week in advance and then called to ask for a booth downstairs in the wine cellar. It was my daughter’s 28th birthday and she was visiting us from Atlanta and had never been to Cotton Row. We wanted a good table. They gave the absolute worst table in the house. We were right beside a serve station and the staff would stand right beside our table. It was loud and hard to carry on a conversation. We had a great server and the food was phenomenal as always but it was so disappointing where we seated. I left disappointed with the experience.
Once we got our check, the asst. server asked for our coat room stubs. By the time we got our change back, the asst. server was standing there. Literally our coats in hand, implying it was time for us to go. I hadn’t realized I was in a fast food restaurant.
Great as always. Valet parking a plus on these cold evenings. Food tastes were extremely fascinating. Service amazing without camping out beside us. we had the swordfish and filet. The internet menus a little different than actual choices which caused to reconsider our pre-made choices. We've never had a bad experience or meal here.
Over crowded restaurant that had ok food, some dishes were good but others were over cooked. My biggest complaint was the table spacing, the tables were so close together and the music was so loud that you couldn’t have a conversation with the person across from you.
This meal was a business meeting and the overall experience was great. The filet was good, but the elk was superb. A touch pricy, but all in all a nice meal. Will certainly recommend to friends and will definitely be back to try other entrees! Oh, and the mac 'n cheese was unbelievable!!
If you are looking for fine dining in Huntsville, Cotton Row is perfect! Excellent food, impeccable service in a wonderfully restored historic building. We enjoyed the evening very much and we are looking forward to another great experience at Cotton Row soon.
Several different people in the Huntsville area recommended this restaurant for a nice evening out or a special occasion. While the restaurant was nice and the food was good, I was slightly disappointed with the restaurant overall. I could have gotten the same-tasting food at a much cheaper restaurant, and I wasn’t impressed with any particular aspect of the restaurant besides the rolls we were served. For the price we paid, I was very disappointed and will probably not return to the restaurant anytime soon.
Food was exceptional as usual. I actually tried something other than the scallops for once. I always order the scallops. The red snapper was not what one would expect from Cotton Row as it was overcooked but the orzo that accompanied it was amazing. My husband had the elk. We highly recommend. My brother in law thoroughly enjoyed the filet and lobster mac and cheese. That dish, like the scallops, never disappoints.
Worst experience we have ever had at this restaurant. The service was absolutely terrible tonight! Out of the wine I wanted with no substitute. Rude manager who could not figure out a gift card I had received as a gift. We waited 30 minutes on the staff to try and figure out the issue with the gift card and it turned out the be a problem with their computer system. Dinner took 3 hours. Overall terrible experience and unfortunately will not be back for a long while. Hopefully, a new manager and staff will be hired because this use to be my favorite place in town.
The first time I did not have a great experience. Reservation was late. Service was poor and very slow. Took long time to take order. When food arrived was missing silverware and took a long time to get. The food was very salty. When ordering drink it was very slow. In fact I thought they had fogot to bring and did not make it to table until I had finished meal. As I mentioned this is the first time experience was not good. They were more busy than normal this evening and maybe that was why.
Always a joy coming to this restaurant. The food is excellent, great wine selection, and service is always superb. The menu changes periodically, but they always seem to have a good variety despite it being a limited menu (limited in the sense that there may only be about 8-10 entree selections). We will continue to come back.
We celebrate our anniversary every year at Cotton Row. This year, we tried the Sunday Brunch. My husband had the southern fried chicken on waffles with maple syrup. From all day indications it was very popular choice. I opted for an uptake on Korean fried rice with some scallions, BBQ pork and a fried egg on top - it was fantastic! They have awesome coffee, too. The staff was attentive and fun - the service excellent.
We went to Cotton Row for Thanksgiving dinner and had a wonderful experience. The food was amazing and our server was fantastic and attentive. I had previously had a bad experience here and was hesitant about coming back - I am so glad we did!!! We will be recommending Cotton Row in the future!!!
Stopped here for a quick 1 hour meal before a night out to see a show. I was disappointed in the beer selection from the 3 taps they had. Our server's assistant delivered another table's food to us before our appetizers arrived and was quickly corrected by our server. Our appetizers were flavorful and appropriately priced. While my wife's salmon had a great texture and flavor my NY strip was underwhelming in flavor. It also was quite fatty and while I asked for medium rare it arrived medium. Service was slow but perhaps they don't employ their top employees on a Tuesday evening.
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