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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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High Cotton - Charleston Ratings and Reviews
Absolutely fantastic. One of my favorite ...
Absolutely fantastic. One of my favorite perks of Charleston are the many wonderful restaurants, and High Cotton never disappoints. From the ambience to the impeccable service to the perfectly prepared meal, it remains a favorite and I will return again and again.
We have been here for dinner and loved i ...
We have been here for dinner and loved it. Brunch was a different story. The yolks were broken on my over easy eggs and the grits were dry. My fiancé ordered poached medium eggs for her Benedict, they came out with the egg whites slimy and uncooked, when we sent them back, they returned with basically a hard boiled egg. Too many bachelorette parties.
Recommend for dinner based on the last time we were there, but I cannot recommend for brunch since it seems like they can't properly cook an egg.
the vegetarian entreechoices are sparse ...
the vegetarian entreechoices are sparse (one! ) therefore you doubt it is made fresh. The gazpacho soup though seasonal was below par.
The duck and crab soup was above average. I could get the same mela at half the price elsewhere.
Though I won't come back to this restaurant , I will recommend it for its location and ambience if at all.
Service at our table was very friendly and warm. Surely tried to make up for quality of food.
LOVED High Cotton! We were visiting Char ...
LOVED High Cotton! We were visiting Charleston, one of our very favorite cities. High Cotton was a recommended dining spot. We were so pleased. The setting was fun, but sophisticated, with refined service and excellent food. We shared a bib salad with applewood bacon, a delicious memorable salad. I had a uniquely prepared Tuna filet mignon. It was fabulous.
We will surley return to High Cotton next time we visit Charleston. Can't wait to return.
The service at High Cotton was excellent ...
The service at High Cotton was excellent. Our waitress provided detailed explanations of the dishes, made suggestions when requested, and was overall very friendly. The food was very good. I had duck and my wife king crab legs with a couple sides. I would recommend both dishes. Also, we actually decided to sit in the lounge area instead of at our reserved table because the music was great. So,why did I not give it 5 stars? I personally reserve 5 stars for restaurants that leave me in awe. Though the duck was clearly very good, and different from other similar dishes at downtown restaurants, it did not leave my palette screaming for just one more bite. This to me is the difference between good and great. I would definitely recommend High Cotton if you are looking to mark it off your list of restaurant experiences here in the Charleston area. If you are only here for a limited time, and do not return regularly, then there are other experiences I would recommend over High Cotton. Then again, I am clearly not a food critic!
This restaurant was recommended to us by ...
This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend in Summerville. We had a total of 6 people, and everyone loved their food. I had the shrimp and grits; it is the best I have had. The service was superb. The speakers were right over our table, and it was a bit loud, but the sound was turned down when we asked.
I made a reservation here for a Saturday ...
I made a reservation here for a Saturday night at 8pm, about 3 days in advance. I was hesitant due to some reviews of the noise level, but on the reservation I specifically requested a quiet table and added that it was my wife's birthday. Our table was excellent, in a corner of the front room, and was perfect for comfortable conversation while also allowing us to people-watch. Our hostess and our waitress each made a point to wish my wife a happy birthday. Also, both managers stopped by to surprise us each with a complimentary glass of champagne along with happy birthday well-wishes. My wife thought that was great, as she was not expecting it. I had the shrimp and grits, which was a little spicy/hot for me but was still delicious and well-presented. My wife had the Filet Oscar, which was cooked to her liking and we both enjoyed it as well. We shared the peach cobbler with ice cream for desert, and although not as good as Mom's (we are from the South), it was very respectable (peach cobbler is like BBQ--it all depends on what kind you were raised on!). I will say that while most websites listed the dress code here as "casually elegant," we did see the full spectrum of dress, from suits and dresses to shorts, polo's and ball caps. My wife wore a dress and some sparkly jewelry and I wore dress pants, a navy blazer, and a button down dress shirt, but from our experience it looks like most anything would be acceptable. We had a fantastic experience and would definitely return.
Having dinner at High Cotton makes a spe ...
Having dinner at High Cotton makes a special occasion extraordinary. The attention to detail is superb! We were treated like royalty from the minute we arrived until the close of the meal. I have been to this restaurant for business meetings in the past and enjoyed the friendly wait staff and amazing food, but dinner in the dining room ups the game and exceeded all our expectations. Thanks to everyone for a kickoff celebration to a fabulous weekend!!
We were a table of five. Clients with fr ...
We were a table of five. Clients with friends. The menu selection was very nice, we ordered a few items to share along with entrees and dessert. . Low country ambiance, well appointed bar with nice music. Our server, Jessica, was very helpful, pleasant and patient with a few of our "livelier" guests. A lovely evening in the Holy City. Our guests were very pleased with High Cotton!
Have been to High Cotton before. Quick b ...
Have been to High Cotton before. Quick birthday trip which was noted in the reservation. At brunch, doughnuts took forever. We were told they were being remade because they were not up to their
standards. No plates for doughnuts or cornbread for quite awhile. We finally asked another server. Potatoes both French fries and
home style were cold. Our brunch reservation was at 1:00 so really not even at the end of brunch. Birthday was mentioned as we ordered champagne but was never addressed. Overall, not the experience we were hoping for.
Our experience was amazing! Service was ...
Our experience was amazing! Service was top notch and the food was incredible. I enjoyed the triggerfish with collard greens and my husband had the scallops and lobster. Every course was delicious and I'm so glad we saved the best for last on our trip.
Outstanding time. The shrimp and grits w ...
Outstanding time. The shrimp and grits were amazing! Wife got some type is fish w pesto sauce. Very unique and she loved it. Great service. Very nice people. Jazz in bar good touch. Pushed the fried oysters. They were good but raw might've been better. Still would highly recommend this place for a high end dinner.
Service was awesome! And the entire staf ...
Service was awesome! And the entire staff is friendly. The gazpacho was good --a perfect starter on a hot July afternoon in Charleston. Salads were great-- loved the fried green tomato. Caesar was good-- just the right amount of dressing to keep in light but flavorful. Lobster tail and scallops were awesome and the crab cakes some of the best I have tasted. The halibut was fresh but a bit dry-- was poached but a bit over done. Nonetheless, was a fantastic dining experience. Would highly recommend.
Jeremy (our server) was outstanding (eng ...
Jeremy (our server) was outstanding (engaged, attentive, helpful)!!! We sat in the back going through the bar (first time and it was very pleasant back there). Three of us knew the menu and two didn't. He was superb with the 2 new diners. Had a very long brunch and the food was outstanding, too. Jeremy represents the restaurant well and I consider him a valuable asset for you guys. My guests were severely impressed with the service, food, and our table location.
I took a friend and her husband to Sunda ...
I took a friend and her husband to Sunday's brunch. She and I enjoyed our salmon. He was unhappy with his grits being clumpy - such together. Our waiter brought us another bowl and he still was not pleased. I tasted them and thought they tasted great! Otherwise, we had a wonderful time! we were given the birthday girl's choice of dessert, which I thought was so nice, and were offered free champagne, which I thought was very special and generous. I was the only one who took one! Our waiter was on his last day of training and was wonderful and we also appreciated his trainer who also came to check on us and him. We had a great time and I hope to be back soon. Do you ever have gospel singers on Sunday?
It may seem impossible to have imaginati ...
It may seem impossible to have imaginative and fresh fare, within a southern comfortable environment, that is impressive without being pretentious...High Cotton hits all 5s.
We experienced a great meal while being well cared for by a very good staff.
Shawn is at the top of his game. The food was prepared with very interesting layers of flavor, yet didn't lose its identity.
We quite literally made reservations for a return trip before we left the restaurant. You will too.
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