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
Was very impressed with the restaurant i ...
Was very impressed with the restaurant it's one of the best restaurants for fine dining. The server was on top of everything nothing was not attended to, at end of meal our server had the valet to pull our vehicle around and it was waiting for us as soon as we walked up. Nothing was missed at Cotton Row was taken care of and handled very professionally
Reservations via Open Table. On arrival ...
Reservations via Open Table. On arrival we were escorted to the rear, down a flight of stairs, and into wine cellar and seated there alone. I wondered what we did wrong! But the wine cellar proved to be an ideal location. We were not distracted by other patrons' conversations and were free to get a little silly from our drinks. My wife had a glass of Cava and I had a Balvenie Doublewood neat. Prices for these were reasonable. The liquor selection was first rate...they even had Pappy Van Winkle (which I turned down as I am saving for retirement).
I started with the foie gras. It was served on a waffle with thinly sliced peaches and candied nuts in a balsamic glaze. I enjoyed it with a glass of RIesling. The sweetness of the wine was not overpowering and paired nicely with the foie gras. The candied nuts and waffle were also nice, but pushed the sweetness a little far. Still, I enjoyed my starter. My wife started with the butter lettuce salad with strawberries, pink grape fruit, and peaches. She found the salad dressing a bit acidic for her, but overall she loved the salad. Rolls were brought, tasty and quite buttery/oily, but delicious.
Our entrees (me): Divers scallops in a cream sauce on a bed of field peas, small pieces of fried okra, and Vidalia onions. I think the menu mentioned rocket, but I didn't perceive any of that in there. My wife got a filet with "peanut" (fingerling) potatoes italian pole beans, (quite chewy) porcini mushrooms, and (quite hard) carrots. She loved the steak, but not the veggies. We ordered a nice a fairly priced bottle of Jordan RR Chardonnay which paired nicely with my dinner. My wife likes white wines with anything, so she was happy. Dessert (her) was passable ice cream. I had the hazelnut mousse cake, which I did not love.
Service was great. No complaints there.
The bill came to nearly $300, so not a cheap date. Entrees and starters were great, desserts a bit disappointing.
We went here on our 8th anniversary and ...
We went here on our 8th anniversary and I can tell you it was fantastic. I had the new York and my wife had the lamb. Drinks were also very good. Vodka martini with blue cheese stuffed olives. The mood was very inviting and the staff was completely accommodating. Some earlier reviews of the place we read were a bit hard on the staff but not here.
Our service at this restaurant was absol ...
Our service at this restaurant was absolutely awful. It took 20 minutes before our server took our drink order. We didn't receive our drinks until we had been there 50 minutes. The waiter brought bread out with no plates or silverware. The manager attempted to make the evening better by providing fried green tomatoes but still didn't bring silverware. The total dinner took 2 and half hours. We had friends in town from Mississippi and we're celebrating a birthday. I was completely embarrassed to have taken them there and will no longer eat there.
The wine/drink menu was misnomered, out ...
The wine/drink menu was misnomered, out of order, difficult to navigate
cocktail was not as ordered and 30 minutes between ordering & being served
wine bottle just set on table, not put in ice bucket
appetizer was not as described
This had been my favorite restaurant, no longer.
EXTREMELY GREAT FOOD & Extremely Expensi ...
EXTREMELY GREAT FOOD & Extremely Expensive. My online Reservation said 31st Wedding Anniversary, but NO "special occassion" question was ever asked. I expected more personal service, like keeping water & Tea glasses filled, for the $ 80 per person price. Small restaurant seating area and we were seated by BUSY hallway with distracting movement of personnel. Cotton Row is GREAT for RICH people. You are paying for SUPER / INCREDIBLE FOOD, so don't expect even twice the experience, for four times the price.
The entrée was good, but overall I found ...
The entrée was good, but overall I found the food unimpressive. My major complaint was the service. We were seating over 25 minutes before we received a cocktail. Our water glasses were not refilled, and other basic services were ignored. Not worthy of "fine dining."
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.
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