About High Cotton - Charleston
High Cotton - Charleston is high steppin’ Lowcountry living. It’s a feeling of warmth and celebration that begins the moment you step inside. You’ll find it in our gracious, knowledgeable servers, expertly prepared dishes and a remarkable wine and cocktail program. From conversation and laughter in our bar to our stylish dining rooms of heart pine floors and antique brick, you'll come to understand true Charleston hospitality. That is, there's always cause for celebration - of our neighbors, our food and drink and each other. It's our great pleasure to share it with you.
Enjoy live jazz nightly and during Sunday brunch. Private dining rooms available for wedding, business and social events.
Southern, Steak, Low Country
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Nightly from 5:30pm
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 10:00am – 2:00pm
Bar: Opens daily at 4:00pm until 12am
Private dining available for brunch, lunch, hors d'oeuvres, and dinner.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Enjoy live jazz nightly and during Sunday brunch. Saturday Gospel Brunch is offered on Saturdays from 10-2pm. Visit www.highcottoncharleston.com for the full music schedule.
There are two parking garages located within ½ block of the restaurant. One is located at the corner of Concord and Cumberland and the second is located on Cumberland between East Bay and State. Street parking is also available.
Private Party Facilities:
A beautiful blend of form and function, our three private dining rooms offer flexibility in size and style to complement our flavorful food, fine drink and warm hospitality to create memorable moments. Whether a wedding, social or business event, you'll find a room perfectly suited for celebrating.
Private Party Contact:
Caroline Oliver: 8776241064
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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High Cotton - Charleston Ratings and Reviews
The people were warm and friendly as we ...
The people were warm and friendly as we walked into the restaurant. The friendliness continued with our server Melissa. She shared the specials of the day. The deviled eggs for the appetizer were excellent. The scallops were especially delicious and tasty. Since it was our anniversary, we enjoyed the delicious cheesecake. The atmosphere in the restaurant was nice. Service was well-timed. We have eaten here before on special occasions and will return.
Restaurant was good, but did not meet my ...
Restaurant was good, but did not meet my expectation for food taste or service. As I said good not excellent which I thought based on prices not really worthy or more than 3 stars. Too many great restaurants in Charleston to spend a night here. Sorry.
Despite being busy my wife and I were ab ...
Despite being busy my wife and I were able to converse with each other and our waiter without difficulty. Staff was very helpful in guiding us through the menu so as to avoid allergens and suggesting great wine pairings. Love the historic ambiance and decor.
My husband ordered the scallops which he ...
My husband ordered the scallops which he said were delicious. We both started with the Charleston crab soup which was pit of this world. I had the filet mignon which came perfectly prepared. We ordered the Brussel sprouts and mushrooms for side dishes. Best Brussel sprouts ever. The mushrooms were quite good. Our waiter Tony was personable and knew the menu. He was very attentive. Overall fabulous dinner.
Consistently good: warm, attentive servi ...
Consistently good: warm, attentive service, beautiful dining room and excellent food. We were here last year during the October flood, and they stayed open as long as they could to service the attached hotel; even the manager was waiting tables!! Our Sunday brunch this week was just as lovely as always!!
Took some out of town guests to High Cot ...
Took some out of town guests to High Cotton for dinner on Saturday. The food was excellent and our server was good. I had an outstanding tuna/watermelon appetizer...highly recommended. The other three guests had shrimp and grits and raved about them.
The atmosphere and Jazz were very good. ...
The atmosphere and Jazz were very good. The restaurant feels like old Charleston. Our waiter Sean did an excellent job, even though he was very busy. I think it's got a romantic atmosphere and a good place to impress your out of town friends.
Selected High Cotton for our 50th weddin ...
Selected High Cotton for our 50th wedding anniversary dinner based on the excellent OT reviews. We were not disappointed. When we made the reservation, we requested "a nice table in a quiet area." They gave us a very comfortable booth large enough for at least 4 people in a raised area at the rear of the main dining room, which had very high ceilings. It was indeed pleasantly quiet allowing conversation at normal volume. We had come in early to escape a sweltering and oppressive mid-August heat wave and had drinks and appetizer in the bar. The Portobello fries were delicious and were served with a tasty tarragon aioli.
Dinner started with a complimentary glass of champagne and a caprese salad with local yellow tomatoes served with fresh burrata cheese and basil pesto - simple but absolutely delicious. Entrees were baked halibut with Creole pirlou and filet mignon with grilled asparagus and bearnaise sauce. Both were perfectly cooked and seasoned just right. Dessert was triple chocolate cheesecake, also complimentary, and was a fitting ending to a terrific meal. In all everything was extremely well done and sophisticated enough without being too exotic or experimental.
All the staff were professional, informative, attentive, and extremely pleasant. Turned out our waiter, Tony, was, like ourselves, a transplant to the south from Connecticut. Combined with the fine food, they made the occasion the enjoyable evening we'd hoped it would be.
We wanted low country cooking and we pic ...
We wanted low country cooking and we picked the right place. First off, the soups were delish. We had both the mushroom bisque and the watermelon and cucumber gazpacho. Both were excellent. I went to the crab cakes next. No fillers just crab and seasonings the way it should be. We finished with the key lime pie. It was more creamy and custardy than usual and that was a good thing. I would go back in a heartbeat.
High cotton was the perfect place for my ...
High cotton was the perfect place for my 30th bday dinner! They really made me feel special ...the staff was excellent but if that wasn't enough the food was fantastic and I know good food! Drinks were great, dessert was delicious, ambiance just right, and they even had a band in the bar area that played nice music not too loud perfect for dinner! I would recommend to anyone and everyone!
When we walked into high cotton the plac ...
When we walked into high cotton the place smelled like mold- just not a great vibe. Moving on... The place just opened we had 8 people including my 2 kids so it was empty just say they sat us at the worst table not near a window but in the middle of the resy closest to the kitchen okay trying to be optimistic. We order cocktails some bus girl keeps asking me if I want I kiddie cup for my 3 year um yes they bring her drink in a coffee cup - my "Charleston" cocktail was just bad.. Fried oysters lacked sauce too much breading, kids meals & salads horrible presentations for the adults meals just fine; Oscar steaks, trout, crab cakes, Bibb salads, heirloom salad's..nothing was excellent when I travel to Charleston I want excellent not mediocre plus they r not kid friendly
While we have enjoyed dining at High Cot ...
While we have enjoyed dining at High Cotton for many years, we were disappointed with this visit. The food and quality of wait staff was good, it took much to long to get our food. The restaurant was busy, but not overly crowded so it was hard to understand why it took so long to get our food. It will be awhile before we return to see if this has become the standard or if was just a bad night.
My wife and I were there for our 57th we ...
My wife and I were there for our 57th wedding anaversary and every employee was so gracious and considerate and they made the occasion even more special. I have traveled the world and dined at many very nice restaurants, many with exceptional menues and service, but High Cotton has it all in one attractive package. Be sure to include it in your visit to Charleston, SC.
We were visiting Charleston on our honey ...
We were visiting Charleston on our honeymoon and were referred to High Cotton by our hotel. I'm so glad we found this restaurant. It was an amazing atmosphere with delicious food and awesome service. We had the oysters and beef tartar to start, then duck and the filet with truffle butter. Everything was so yummy and we had a great time.
We spent 4 nights in Charleston celebra ...
We spent 4 nights in Charleston celebrating our 46th wedding anniversary and ate at several very nice restaurants. This was a favorite and one of the best meals we had. Our waiter, Eric, provided excellent service and helped us with our menu choices. The trout stuffed with crab (husband's meal) was excellent and my grouper was very good. Eric insisted on sending us out with a huge slice of chocolate cheesecake that we enjoyed the next morning with sliced peaches for breakfast!
Before dinner, we enjoyed the world Famous Espresso Martini and it was fabulous but next time would have it after dinner!
Prices were very reasonable.
Date night meal! Pleasant and attentive ...
Date night meal! Pleasant and attentive staff; impeccable surroundings; great ambience with the 3-piece jazz band playing. Though my husband's gin and tonic was NOT a successful part of the evening, the shrimp cocktail app was lovely. For dinner the halibut was perfectly cooked and flavorful; as was my husband's 16oz ribeye. Au gratin (Gruyere) potatoes were AMAZING, also had a delectable side of Brussels sprouts. In-season peach cobbler finished our meal beautifully. An extremely enjoyable evening out!
Folks, this was by far the best restaura ...
Folks, this was by far the best restaurant I have ever been to. Neither my wife or myself have ever had a tastier steak or shrimp and grits. Absolute wow for these folks. Super friendly, and quick service! GET THE STEAK!! You will not be disappointed!!
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