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.
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, Farm to Table, 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
My wife and son selected Cotton Row to c ...
My wife and son selected Cotton Row to celebrate my birthday. The service was on point from the water all the way to the dessert menu. The staff did an amazing job of being attentive without being the least bit overbearing. The food is ALWAYS outstanding. The rack of lamb had such a delicious flavor. We also ordered the sea scallops and they were pan seared to perfection. The Ahi tuna was also perfectly cooked. I would never hesitate to select Cotton Row as a special occasion destination.
In years past, this was a "shirt and tie ...
In years past, this was a "shirt and tie only" establishment. So when I decided to take my significant other on an unusually nice dining experience for our anniversary, imagine my surprise when everyone was wearing shorts and a polo.
My friend and I stopped by for Sunday br ...
My friend and I stopped by for Sunday brunch. The atmosphere was nice and the food was delicious. We did have to send one item back as it was cold, but they immediately rectified the situation without hassle. I really enjoyed the creativity in the menu. I had a unique take on eggs benedict that used braised pork shoulder and it was wonderful. My friend had the chicken and waffle loved the bourbon maple syrup and their version of Saw Mill gravy (it really was the best Saw Mill gravy that I've every had and I'm a big Saw Mill gravy fan).
This was our second trip to Cotton Row a ...
This was our second trip to Cotton Row and the first time sitting in the main dining room. We ordered three appetizers and only one (Mussels) were what I would call very good. The breaded oysters were different, and the grilled hearts of romaine were drenched in too much dressing. Two folks at our table ordered the Pacific NW Salmon. One requested no "farro" and extra eggplant. The second person ordered the dish as is (with farro, eggplant, etc). The as is order came without farro and without eggplant! So the $29 Salmon came with peppers and a green of some kind. While the fish was well cooked and very tender, it lacked what I would call a distinct flavor or anything that was memorable. Others at the table enjoyed their meals (short ribs and Filet Mignon) as well as dessert and coffee. Overall I was under impressed although several at our table enjoyed their meals.
Lovely ambiance for our anniversary dinn ...
Lovely ambiance for our anniversary dinner. My husband eats at Cotton Row frequently for business meeting and is pleased with the service and meals . It is a special place to dine. It is more like a dining experience in Europe than Huntsville, Alabama.
"Their press releases are way ahead of t ...
"Their press releases are way ahead of their performance" and the reality wasn't close to the hype. Service was disappointing at best. The staff seems be to totally distracted and not attentive to diners' needs. Drink order took 30 minutes to arrive. After the entrée arrived there was no follow up by waiter to ensure meals were prepared properly. The special lamb porterhouse was too tough to eat having been prepared 'not to order'. The restaurant gave us the impression we had intruded on their evening. The bottom line is they see themselves in the same league as the best in Birmingham and Nashville . . . sorry, it's not to be.
For the first time ever, I actually had ...
For the first time ever, I actually had a very poor meal at this restaurant. My fish entrée was overcooked and the croutons that accompanied the entrée could not physically be eaten, they were so incredibly hard. Our server was great and my wife's meal was very good so the entire evening was not a bust. After pointing out the issues with my meal I sort of expected the manager or the cook to swing by and discuss the meal but that did not happen. Additionally, there was no reduction in the price of my meal which probably should have happened. This wasn't quiet what I was looking for while celebrating my 30th wedding anniversary, but this one is in the books.
Good overall experience. Food is usuall ...
Good overall experience. Food is usually good to very good. Bread was still baking and we were one of the first customers. Drinks a little skimpy for the price. Also a pet peeve of mine is servers talking to each other. When you are paying this much for food and drinks, servers should always be attentive to the customers.
It's nice to be able to drive up to the ...
It's nice to be able to drive up to the front of a restaurant and valet your car. We were seated immediately and drinks were served. I ordered the filet and my date ordered lamb. Both were perfectly cooked and seasoned for a perfect taste. The vegetables weren't overcooked or undercooked but right there in the sweet spot so often missed. No rush, no hurry just great service. Our waiter took us down to the historic basement which is now a wine cellar and dining area for a small group special occasion. He told us all about the history of the building like a tour guide. This wasn't my first time to Cotton Row and will certainly not be my last but will remain my favorite. It was the first time for my date and she was very impressed and fascinated with all the history. If you want a great meal, perfectly prepared no matter what you order this is the place to go.
A wonderful brunch meal....deliciously p ...
A wonderful brunch meal....deliciously prepared. I Loved the ambiance for our 45th wedding anniversary celebration. The wait staff was efficient.
I had the waffle and fried chicken....delicious! My husband had the Twickenham Breakfast plate and he said the scrambled eggs were the best he has ever had. The biscuits were delicious as well.
A wonderful meal for our anniversary.
From the friendly greeting at the door, ...
From the friendly greeting at the door, until we could not possibly eat another bite, the experience was excellent. Chef Brown and the staff did a marvelous job, meeting our special requests and providing the group with some personal insights into his knowledge as a chef.
A most memorable experience and one we cant wait to duplicate.
Superb dining experience. Always an exce ...
Superb dining experience. Always an excellent choice of salads, starters and entrees. We loved the soft shell crab, scallops and short ribs. Great pairing of sides using locally sourced ingredients. Superb service.
The place is very nice. The food needs s ...
The place is very nice. The food needs some work. Almost all of the dishes were over salted and the presentations were sloppy and the portion sizes were just to big. You could tell they had quality ingredients but it seemed the kitchen didn't know what to really do with them. However, this is Huntsville not a major metropolitan city so maybe our expectations were to high. If I was visiting Huntsville again I would give this place another shot maybe it was just an off night.
We imagine that Cotton Row is one of the ...
We imagine that Cotton Row is one of the better restaurants in Huntsville. On this Saturday night, the staff seemed very occupied with the wedding up stairs. Our waitress asked me three times about why type of drink I wanted. Ok, no big deal. When we received our two appetizers each (instead of ordering a main entree), they were in the wrong order. My husbands pasta came out first followed by the soup. My soft shell crab was over battered, over fried and not very tasty. I cancelled the second appetizer because we had waited over an hour for for first ones. We skipped dessert. It's a pretty restaurant but poor service for the prices and hence we gave it two stars. I enjoy eating at fine dining restaurants but there was a lack of attention to detail and poor service. The bread and butter was nothing special. You would think they would add some fresh herbs or better rolls.
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