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 Dining, 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
Went for Saturday brunch with my husband ...
Went for Saturday brunch with my husband. We were in Charleston for a long weekend. Bloody Mary, champagne, eggs Benedict, live Blue grass band. Enjoyed it so much came back Sunday for round 2 brunch. Just as perfect.
With out even planning, we went to all t ...
With out even planning, we went to all the Hall Family restaurants while visiting Charleston this time. All were great, provided excellent service and good quality food. We highly recommend High Cotton as stop on your list while visiting town.
Finished up Charleston SC restaurant wee ...
Finished up Charleston SC restaurant week at High Cotton. Meal was very good as well as the service. I think next time I will request seating in the East Bay Room as that looked to be a more intimate. Defining the Hall Restaurant Group did well by acquiring both High Cotton and SNOB where we dined the previous week.
The service was truly wonderful. Fast wh ...
The service was truly wonderful. Fast when needed but not intrusive.
The food was excellent.
Swordfish and the crab soup stood out.
The room we were in which is off to the right of the entry way got a tad noisy as it filled up.
But overall our group had an excellent time and the food was wonderful.
The band in the bar played some sweet jazz as well.
A good ambience and experience.
We will be back and we would recommend it to our friends.
High Cotton simply felt dated. Seemed l ...
High Cotton simply felt dated. Seemed like it had served the same menu for a long time. That's not a problem if you have classic dishes that are delicious, but we did not seem to find those. Did the restaurant week menu and I had crab cakes as an entree. I don't normally order crab cakes as an entree but thought they may be one of High Cotton's signature dish. While they did feature more crab than usual, they were somewhat bland. Appetizers and deserts were also bland. All in all, restaurant was a disappointment as compared to other Charleston staples.
Went to High Cotton during Restaurant We ...
Went to High Cotton during Restaurant Week and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The steak was melt-in-your-mouth good, and the swordfish was outstanding as well. Highly recommend the fried green tomatoes napoleon, which was topped with shrimp, and the pear salad with yellow beets was a standout too. Too full for the desserts but took them home and they were excellent the next day! Splurged on cocktails that were delicious and strong! Plus there was a live jazz band playing in the bar area. Great ambiance, very attentive service, and a true fine dining experience in the heart of Charleston. Will definitely return!
We chose High Cotton during Restaurant W ...
We chose High Cotton during Restaurant Week. From the moment we walked in until we left, we experienced exceptional customer service. The staff was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Our meals were perfectly prepared and delicious. I had the pear salad, seafood ravioli and bread pudding for dessert. Definitely don't skip dessert here!
We'll definitely go back again.
We arrived early and headed for the bar. ...
We arrived early and headed for the bar. Our waitress was attentive/friendly and our drinks good; which made for an enjoyable time. After being seated for diner, our waiter arrived to take our drink order, explaining the special restaurant week menu(3 course meal with wine pairing). Three in our party opted for the special. The appetizers arrived fairly quickly. Then we sat. Over 25 minutes later, our entries finally arrived (even though others were getting their food). Then we sat again. Another seeming long time passed before deserts arrived. To boot, the wine pairings were not brought on time and not fully explained (no bottle to show label). Mostly our waiter ignored us (even thought the wait station was nearby). So, on the plus side, the food was excellent (and warm) when it finally arrived. The dining rooms and bar have a great ambiance. On the negative side, our waiter was horrible (resulting in the worst tip I have left in over 40 years). Even the waiter refilling our water look visibly embarrassed. People I have talked to have had high praise for High Cotton. It goes to show how one bad employee can ruin your establishment. We will never go back as Charleston has too many other great restaurants to choose from.
Don't be put off by the construction ca ...
Don't be put off by the construction canopy and scaffolding around the restaurant. My Husband and I went to High Cotton on Sunday evening as part of Charleston Restaurant week and a continuation of a celebration of good news from tests run at MUSC. The filet was delicious! My pear salad with beets , spiced pecans and goat cheese was awesome. My husband enjoyed the crab soup which was thick and filled with crab meat. For dessert we both had the chocolate bread pudding. That was a bit of disappointment for me. My expectations were in conflict with reality. For me, it was a mound of brown fairly tasteless mush.
Brunch was outstanding! My husband and ...
Brunch was outstanding! My husband and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary there, and the overall experience was one of the best we've had. He ordered the crab cakes benedict and I had the french toast w/ bacon. We also ordered mimosas. We shared our meals, and both were phenomenal. In addition, the service was top notch. We beat the rush going at 10 a.m. and the ambiance was quiet and romantic. Our waitor didn't miss a beat and even referred to us as Mr. and Mrs. the entire time. It's a nice touch to be addressed by your name. We will be back!
We enjoyed celebrating my wife's birthda ...
We enjoyed celebrating my wife's birthday at High Cotton. The food was very good and the service (by Brian) was well above average. This would seem to be more of a special occasion place for us but thanks for a very special evening
Food was excellent. Service as well. The ...
Food was excellent. Service as well. The ambiance was lovely, well maintained, menu selection was great with something for everyone. Great for a date, friendly get together. I would say a place to dine if you are in the area.
We had "high" expectations for High Cott ...
We had "high" expectations for High Cotton. It's a pretty restaurant in a great location with an interesting local menu. What we experienced was a 15 minute+ wait for our table even though there were several empty tables in view, extremely slow service, several menu items were "sold out" and over priced wine. The price tag for such an experience was even worse at over $150 a head. We hear the brunch is great so perhaps we will give them a second try some morning but it is doubtful we would return for dinner.
The service and food were amazing. Our w ...
The service and food were amazing. Our waiter answered all of our questions, made recommendations, and took care of all of needs quickly. The atmosphere of the restaurant was both classy and quaint. While the dining room was large and encompassed a large number of guests, we still experienced a cozy and private brunch.
service was remarkable slow - all of our ...
service was remarkable slow - all of our expectations for timing were left unmet, this was from the earliest drink delivery, to the appetizers, to the wine (over an hour for 1 bottle), to the main course (probably 2 hours from when we set down). i noted the slownest to the server, who made an excuse and apologized. another in our party brought it to the managers attention - they gave us free deserts.
Food is always great here.
the timing essentially ruined a an outing of family from three cities who met in Charleston.
This was my 3rd time visiting Charleston ...
This was my 3rd time visiting Charleston and every time I visit, my bf and I make it a point to go to High Cotton. The service and food is always top-notch. No complaints whatsoever. It's one of my favorite restaurants! :)
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