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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 $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
A taste of elegance is precisely what one needs when planning a special event. Be it a quaint rehearsal dinner or that grand reception, we thrive in making your vision come to life. At Cotton Row, we understand the importance of presentation and sophisticated style, which is why we want to bring the exclusive cuisine, that you have come to know and love, to your most intimate occasions. We offer a variety of menu options and services to fit almost any budget, never sacrificing quality. We look forward to serving you and yours.
Chef James Boyce
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cotton Row Restaurant is available for private parties of many sizes. Our team is dedicated to offering you an intimate dining experience in a larger setting. We will assist with customizing your menu and wine selections, to table settings, floral arrangements and parting gifts.
Cotton Row Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
I asked for a slice of lime in my San Pellegrino. After dropping the lime slice on the tablecloth the server picked it from the table and still placed it in my glass?! He justified this action so by remarking that the tablecloths were "sterile". Hmmm... Even for a ruffian like me that seemed out of character with an otherwise high-end dining experience. Presentation is everything. The five second rule isn't a good standard to observe when serving others.
Overal, very unsatisfied. I made a reservation for a birthday, party of two, and we were sat in between two other couples, so close that we couldn't even pay attention to our own conversations because we were THAT close. The food we ordered, duck confit, was so undercooked that we couldn't even eat it! We left almost our entire 90$ meal on the table. Now i am no duck connisoure, but i know when meat is undercooked. Service from the waitress was alright, she payed more attention to her other tables than ours and we had to flag her down to get another drink.
Food= great, decor= great, service = terrible. The decor and ambience was very nice and well put together. The food was nicely presented and very tasty. The new Sunday brunch menu offered many breakfast selections. The cocktails (bloody marys) were on the weaker side mixed with a thin tomato drink. At a high end restaurant such as Cotton Row the food and décor was fantastic but the service was TERRIBLE. We waited for a long time to be greeted at our table and our drink orders taken. Then every service step following took forever. To get drinks, to get food, to get the check. Just took way to long for such an establishment. I hope they work on their service training because the rest of the experience was fantastic. But when the service is poor, it ruins the whole experience.
We took our great great uncle here for his 94th birthday. Dinner was excellent but it was the unparalleled customer service that really sealed the phenomenal experience. everyone (including Chef James Boyce) was so gracious in wishing our uncle a happy birthday and thanking him for his service in World War II. He had such a wonderful night and is still talking about that salmon!
I’ve been to Cotton Row three times. Each time I was impressed with the young servers who were polite, eager to serve and do things the right way. I do have two, hopefully, constructive suggestions.
Decanting wine is primarily to remove the sediment and aerate the wine not just to put it into the decanter. While I do not expect a candle to be lit under the pour, a slow pour with an eye for the sediment would be appreciated. My last bottle was a 1998 Chateau Montrose, Grand Cru.
My second suggestion may be a little old school, but the server should not remove empty dishes under the last person is finished eating unless asked to.
Otherwise I was impressed with the quality of the food, the atmosphere, and the service.
First off, love the space. Always have. But you never change up the menu. There are still winter items on there when you should be pushing spring items. You all should be challenging yourselves vs doing the same things year after year. Cotton Row is for better or worse one the top restaurants in Huntsville but that isn't an excuse to have the same menu year after year.
I had to wait 20 mins until a drink order came that was a bit off. Took almost the same amount of time to get menus delivered to us. And this is on a Monday night. No excuse there.
Entrees were delivered incomplete. You should have your staff repeat the order verbatim or write it down vs guessing.
You all have the capability to be much more than you are. Maybe it's a product of your audience I don't know. But would really like to see some seasonal menu changes. Big changes. Overhauls.
It was my husbands birthday, and I asked them to put the cake in a freezer because it was ice cream. I thought they did, but unfortunately they didn't. Half the cake was melted off when we got it. So that was a huge disappointment. My food was good, I played it safe with a salad, so glad I did that. Other than my salad the best thing was the chicken tenders and fries. The lamb was not good, the other people had steak and said it was ok. Our waiter was amazing though, he laughed with us when he saw the frustration on our faces after sitting there for over an hour with no food.
We heard this was the best restaurant in Huntsville so when we were in town we decided to try it. We sat in the wine cellar which had a nice feel. The service was amazing and the wine list was really good as well. If you are just going for drinks I would recommend. When they brought the bred out to start the meal they were frozen yeast rolls. Horrible. Even the waitress was embarrassed. She brought us different bread but that is not a good way to start the meal. For the main meal I ordered the lamb and it was tough. I would have ate it but my wife reminded me how much we were spending and I got the short ribs instead. They were decent. She got the crab and filet but asked for just crab as she is not a meat eater. They brought just one small crab and no meat but still charged the full $48 as if we had the filet. Overall extremely disappointed in this restaurant given all the hype. We would not recommend or return.
This was my second time dining at your restaurant and both times I found it outstanding in many ways. David, our waiter was attentive, courteous, and helpful in all ways. He really seems to know his business! Everyone in my party found the portions to be generous and carefully prepared as well as delicious.
Food was excellent, but pricey. The dishes were creative and the sides completed the main course very well. My issue was the service being very slow. We waited for 30 minutes to see a dessert menu, and then waited for another 20 minutes to receive our dessert. I thought our server was ignoring us at one point.
This is a restaurant I frequent for both business and personal dining. This particular occasion was an impromptu date night with my wife. The food and service are consistently excellent here, and impressed us yet again. The main dining area is fairly tight, with seating in close proximity to other tables. If you want truly private dining, request a private room ahead of time.
Good food overall. A few missteps that made it less than it should have been - wrong wine, shells in soup, too much cheese in a dish....but overall really good and would go back again. Decent value for the money considering the food and the beautiful casually elegant atmosphere. Perhaps the. OSS wasn't in tonight, and usually a rich better. :)
The service and food were absolutely amazing. Our table of thee had four courses and no course was weak. My fried oysters, lobster risotto, halibut with truffle gnocchi, and Tahitian vanilla bean creme brûlée were all exquisite! The price is quite high. With drinks and four courses you are looking at $100-120 per person, but it was truly a memorable meal.
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