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 Saturday and Sunday brunch. Private dining rooms available for wedding, business and social events.
Southern, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Nightly from 5:30pm
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 10:00am – 2:00pm
Bar: Opens daily at 4:00pm until 12am,
Happy Hour: Daily from 4:00pm-6:00pm (in bar only)
Private dining available for brunch, lunch, hors d'oeuvres, and dinner seven days a week.
$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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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High Cotton - Charleston Ratings and Reviews
My wife and I live in Columbus, OH and w ...
My wife and I live in Columbus, OH and were visiting Charleston which we do as often as possible. We would very much like to live in Charleston when the time is right in our lives and our experience at High Cotton makes us want that even more. The friendliness, the attentiveness and the quality of the atmosphere and of the meal are all indicative of the culture there. Very laid back and comfortable. Thank you for a great experience!!
We made reservations for two at 5:45 ass ...
We made reservations for two at 5:45 assuming we would be in the main dining room. They took us thru the bar and in a back room to be seated. It was very noisy and no atmosphere. We were right by the door where the musician was playing in the bar. We asked to be moved and were moved to another room to the left of the entrance (still not in the main dining room). This was okay but not what we had expected. When we looked into the main dining room, we could see there was a private event going on. We only wish we had been told ahead of time so we could have come back another evening. We love the ambiance of the main dining room!
Had a delicious pear, beet and feta sala ...
Had a delicious pear, beet and feta salad with a pumpkin purée; and a breast of duck with local root vegetables. Service was excellent without being intrusive. My husband a "yuge " shrimp cocktail, filet mignon with potato and guyere gratin that w.as outstanding.
During our visit to Charleston over the ...
During our visit to Charleston over the Thanksgiving holiday, we were provided with a few recommendations for restaurants and High Cotton was considered "not to be missed" for their Sunday jazz brunch. Unfortunately by the time we've arrived by 2:00pm, that ship has sailed. Womp womp. The crowd must have already cleared by then because there were ample seating in the restaurant. Both my partner and I can't really comment much on their food since we only had breakfast there. It was good but it's breakfast, you know? The rotating service was on point, we must've encountered almost everyone on staff attending to us. When we're in Charleston again, we'll make it a point to not miss out on the Sunday jazz brunch.
While a beautiful restaurant with great ...
While a beautiful restaurant with great attention to detail, the food was surprisingly disappointing. The presentation of the food, however, was beautiful. I ordered a beet salad that was okay, but a bit heavy on the salt. For the entree I ordered scallops and lightly fried lobster tail with rice. Each bite I took of all items was full of a very intense salt flavor. I really tried to eat it, but finally gave up and sent it back (only 2nd time in life I've done that). The server made the swap for another entree very easy, which I appreciated. However the replacement crab cake entree I ordered came out one crab cake at a time. I have to say, I found the crab cakes almost flavorless, but at least edible. The server brought parmesan fries to my dining companion for something to eat while I ate my new entree. That was a nice touch, but the server mentioned they would have been thrown out if she did not bring them to us. In summary, this is a beautiful restaurant with very attentive staff. However, if you are going to charge $44 for an entree, it needs to be right the first time. I have no plans to return.
It was Thanksgiving Day in Charleston..W ...
It was Thanksgiving Day in Charleston..We drove from Myrtle Beach and spent the day there...I had a $20 Open Table coupon and I decided to see which restaurants would honor it....High Cotton was one...After I checked their website and saw that their restaurant's decor was just what I love, I decided to make a reservation there...We were so happy...beautiful music playing, fantastic service, 5 different sweet women served us....water, butter, appetizer.....dessert.....wine......very attentive staff and very friendly....our server was Melissa and she was super efficient, accommodating, friendly and generous....didn't flinch at any of our requests...like my glass of ice that I requested....the dinner was served nice and hot....everything delicious...the only thing I can say is that the free range turkey's consistency was not flaky but a bit rubbery..........we ordered extra gravy which we got...and loved it....
Thanksgiving dinner was excellent. We ha ...
Thanksgiving dinner was excellent. We had to wait about 10 minutes for our table but that was the only glitch in our evening. Our server Jonathan was attentive and friendly. There were 8 of us so he had his hands full. The food was yummy and portions were a reasonable size without being way too much. We were all happy with our experience here.
This was the first time I have eaten at ...
This was the first time I have eaten at high cotton since we moved to Charleston in august 2016. I would highly recommend High Cotton for any event. I worked at Marriott for many years and they exceed Marriott standards. We had Thanksgiving dinner and scallops which I thought were excellent .From the time you walk through the front door the staff is extremely attentive. I noticed Zachary Dennis the general manager from the web site and introduced myself . He was very professional and made sure that everyone's needs were taken care of. My family will definitely return to High Cotton in the near future.
Went there for Thanksgiving and came awa ...
Went there for Thanksgiving and came away very disappointed with the food. The atmosphere and server were fantastic! For the prices we paid for the price fixe meal, I was expecting so much more. Food arrived warm not hot and the taste was just OK.
This was our thanksgiving dinner. I chos ...
This was our thanksgiving dinner. I chose the turkey menu plate and my wife had the fillet. Both were great . Thanks to the waitress in the bar area, she kept us informed when our table was ready. Great place to eat.
I have eaten here before and since I liv ...
I have eaten here before and since I live in Charleston I must say I was surprisingly very disappointed. We were celebrating my son's 24th birthday who was only in town for a few days. The wait staff was very well aware of our celebration (he was carded) plus we told everyone including the hostess upon arrival. In comparison we celebrated my daughter's 22nd birthday a month earlier at Hall's in Greenville and we were greeted with champagne - a complimentary desert and food that was top notch. Our food at High Cotton was barely edible, from the chef's special wreck fish that was overcooked to the crab cakes that we honestly should have sent back to the kitchen. We left plenty of food on our plates, so it should have been apparent there was a problem. Yet, no one said a word. And no mention of desert for my son - we will not return.
My wife and I loved our brunch date on a ...
My wife and I loved our brunch date on a Saturday afternoon in Charleston. The feel of High Cotton is relaxing yet professional. Our favorite foods were anything that was baked (corn bread, cinnamon roll, bread for the french toast). My wife had the shrimp and grits and I had the french toast. We got a cinnamon roll for a starter. The cinnamon roll was our favorite, but we thoroughly enjoyed it all.
This is my favorite restaurant in Charle ...
This is my favorite restaurant in Charleston. Food is always excellent and this one was no exception. Our waiter made the evening that much better for my friend, who was making his first appearance in Charleston and at High Cotton. This place is special!!
We were in Charleston for the Fisher Hou ...
We were in Charleston for the Fisher House Charleston groundbreaking ceremony and chose High Cotton because we liked the menu and had walked past it on several other occasions. Service was prompt and efficient. We each had a salad and I had the filet mignon oscar. My wife has a locally caught fish called the wreck fish. The wine list was extensive but very pricey so we opted for an inexpensive ($8) Bordeaux from the drink by the glass list. We both enjoyed our meal and it was one of the highlights of our short visit to Charleston.
Talk about Romantic, this was, by far, o ...
Talk about Romantic, this was, by far, our favorite dinner reservation. Angela and I came down to Charleston, SC for our first trip together. I wanted to book everything as a surprise for her birthday. She had no idea where we were going and the trip itself was a big enough surprise for her! She absolutely loved High Cotton and so did I. The service was extremely professional and knowledgeable, the waiter gave us space to enjoy a romantic evening but was always there at the perfect times, and the attention to detail was incredible. The knowledge about all of the foods we tried, ate, and loved was astounding as well! Everything tasted incredible and fantastic! This is a wonderful dining space, live music, private, relaxing, comfortable, southern dinner experience. Everything was fantastic, and the culinary experience was truly worth the investment! I love Charleston and I will be coming back to high cotton when we come back to Charleston together!
Visited HC for the first time in quite a ...
Visited HC for the first time in quite a while. Ambience and service continue to be fabulous. Surprised that the menu has become so compressed but it's apparent that those are the dishes they prepare incredibly well.
We've been going there for years and I a ...
We've been going there for years and I always order the exact same meal. We have always enjoyed it immensely. This particular trip the food was terrible. I ate maybe 4 bites in total. The cost of the entree was $30. Not only that, I thought it was incredibly tacky that they flipped the light switch to hint that it was time to leave. It was 10:45 and they closed at 11:00. I think the tradition of going to this restaurant is over. I told my friend about the experience about the trip and she said "I wish you had told me you were going there. Th food has gone way downhill." I'm really sad the experience was terrible. We went to this restaurant after our engagement and we have hosted baby showers there. It has been a special place for us. Oh and they now only have one type of soufflé. It was like nothing could go right.
The food was excellent. I had the tuna a ...
The food was excellent. I had the tuna and my husband had the shrimp and grits and both were excellent. We were celebrating a 40th birthday and the staff made it special by giving us a fantastic table at the corner of the restaurant surrounded by windows. They also provided a complimentary dessert with candle. Highly recommend for great experience and fabulous food.
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