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
Amazing food and even more amazing servi ...
Amazing food and even more amazing service! We loved everything about our dining experience at High Cotton.
Food and service are great. But, the be ...
Food and service are great. But, the best part is visiting the lively bar scene after dinner and listening to the jazz quartet.
Scallops were amazing!
Scallops were amazing!
My partner and I ate at High Cotton for ...
My partner and I ate at High Cotton for the first time and fell in love with the whole experience. I'm so sorry, but we can't remember our waiter's name. Our waiter was so nice and took the the time to explain everything. He helped us pair the perfect wine with our meal and told us about the amazing dessert, a praline soufflé that you had to order before your entree. After we took the first bite of the soufflé we just starred at one another and said "Oh my God", it was heavenly. We had the scallops for our entree and I have to say these were by far he best I've ever had and I've eaten at restaurants in London, Paris and NYC. The decor and ambiance were so relaxing and classy, perfect atmosphere for a truly divine culinary experience. - Larry Davis
Good place to eat. Did not like the Cae ...
Good place to eat. Did not like the Caesar salad. I don't like anchovies and specifically asked for them not to put them on but the server failed to mention the dressing was anchovy based so I didn't eat any. They were good about it and didn't charge us for it. Overall, our meal was good and we would come back.
This is one of Charleston's best restaur ...
This is one of Charleston's best restaurants. I would recommend it to anyone! Wonderful staff.......delicious food.....great location.
The meal and service were terrific😃😃😃
The meal and service were terrific😃😃😃
Probably won't return. Did not like my ...
Probably won't return. Did not like my salmon - it was way overdone. We we 2 people put in a corner with 2 large tables in the room. Not sure why we weren't seated next to the window, since 2 tables were open for most of our meal. The noise level was so high, it was difficult for 2 people to have a conversation......
Fried oysters were awesome! Plentiful po ...
Fried oysters were awesome! Plentiful portions.
Food was fantastic. The place is beautif ...
Food was fantastic. The place is beautiful. We had a reservation and they sat us down immediately.
We had brunch there for Father's Day wit ...
We had brunch there for Father's Day with 6 in our party. Service, food and drinks were all excellent. Definitely a great restaurant for a special occasion.
Food excellent, service professional, li ...
Food excellent, service professional, live music a nice addition.
Great restaurant- we have eaten here sev ...
Great restaurant- we have eaten here several times and the service and food is always great! Not really a place for young children though.-
Fantastic brunch! Love the ambiance. T ...
Fantastic brunch! Love the ambiance. This is a must if you're going to be in Charleston!
Lived in Charleston for 4 years, first t ...
Lived in Charleston for 4 years, first time here and it is a gem of a location for dinner. Does not disappoint!
Authentic low country and excellent menu ...
Authentic low country and excellent menu variety
I found High Cotton to be one of the bes ...
I found High Cotton to be one of the best places I have eaten and we all enjoyed it Thank You
High Cotton exceeded our expectations. ...
High Cotton exceeded our expectations. It was over all the best dining experience we had in Charleston.
Blue Crab stuffed Mushrooms overpowered ...
Blue Crab stuffed Mushrooms overpowered by cheese. the "special" Pole bean salad, stringy and not particularly tasty. Halibut had to be sent back - too salty and over cooked fish. They dealt with my complaint very well, next Halibut was still a bit overcooked but seasoning was much better. For a restaurant that serves fish regularly they should be better at cooking it. Other friends meals were good. Friendly staff and great ambiance.
Before we went to Charleston, I asked my ...
Before we went to Charleston, I asked my friends for some restaurant recommendations. High Cotton was at the top of the list and it did not disappoint. Great meal and fantastic service! Definitely order the soufflé!
This was my first time dining at High Co ...
This was my first time dining at High Cotton and I certainly hope it won't be the last! The ambience is perfect and the noise level allowed for easy conversation. Our server was pleasant, informative, and attentive but not in obtrusive way. The food was absolutely delicious!!!!!
Food and service excellent. Overall cos ...
Food and service excellent. Overall cost a bit pricey.
This was my first time to visit High Cotton. Definitely will not be my last. We had reservations and were seated immediately upon arrival. Great wine menu and cocktails. The server was GREAT! He recommended a house specialty cocktail that was amazing. The menu had a great selection of low country and traditional cuisine. The server was very knowledgeable about the menu. Due to the great offerings, I struggled to narrow down my options to just three options and had difficulty making up my mind. After talking with the server, I ordered the duck and could not have been happier. Crispy on the outside, warm and tender on the inside. Melted in my mouth. We also ordered the scallops -- again -- AMAZING!! I chose the creme brulee and was very pleased. The service and staff was impeccable. I cannot wait to eat here again. Incredible food, incredible service, great atmosphere!! Definitely a Charleston gem!
Excellent food, waiter, ambiance. The ba ...
Excellent food, waiter, ambiance. The bar had live music that was fantastic. The oyster appetizer was out of this world so was the chocolate cherry flan. Everything was amazing.
Shrimp and Grits cannot be beat.
Shrimp and Grits cannot be beat.
High Cotton is an excellent restaurant. ...
High Cotton is an excellent restaurant. Great food and ambiance. We have ate there twice. Once in 2015 and again 6/12/2016. We were a group of 4 and ate a variety of entrees. Everyone was totally pleased and the service was excellent.
Food was nothing special. Just okay. Pri ...
Food was nothing special. Just okay. Price was too high for the quality.
Decor was very nice. Table for 2 is smal ...
Decor was very nice. Table for 2 is small so a bit tough to get everything arranged but doable. Service was excellent -attentive but not smothering. The cornbread they brought was moist if you got a center piece. The cinnamon roll was tasty but not warm. Crab cake benedict was good but I prefer not so much breading and my poached wggs were a bit overcooked. The grits were good - great texture and flavor. Portions are large but it was hard to stop eating! I would go again.
Best shrimp and grits I've had - good sh ...
Best shrimp and grits I've had - good shrimp, real vegetables and not oily like other versions. We also enjoyed the South Carolina peach and chicken salad and the watermelon gazpacho. Service was excellent. The only thing that would be better would be to have the band perform in the dining room - its not really a "Jazz brunch" as advertised when you can hardly hear the music because they are in another room altogether to the diners. However we took our coffee in the bar afterwards so we could listen to the last half hour of music.
What a great brunch destination. Loved t ...
What a great brunch destination. Loved the fresh made doughnut holes. The part we loved more than the food and more than the service was the live band. It was just a three man band in the corner, but we really loved listening to them while eating. It was just loud enough to hear, but not loud enough that we couldn't talk comfortably. It's definitely worth a repeat.
What an outstanding restaurant . We had ...
What an outstanding restaurant . We had a corner window table that was great for people watching. Can't wait to go back when we are in Charleston.
Our special request received thoughtful ...
Our special request received thoughtful attention. Pleasant ambience. Menu offered ample choices. Attractive presentation. Food well prepared and well seasoned.
We started at bar with friendly service, ...
We started at bar with friendly service, great drinks, nice live music. Moved to dinner with a lovely window table, excellent service, and delicious meal. The staff made our anniversary dinner delightful in every way... for at least the fifth year in a row!
We had an amazing dinner with phenomenal ...
We had an amazing dinner with phenomenal service. I give them 10 stars!!!
Food and service was outstanding. It mad ...
Food and service was outstanding. It made a perfect date night.
Bloody Mary, crab cake Benedict, White L ...
Bloody Mary, crab cake Benedict, White Lily Flower biscuit, cornbread - perfect.
I had the best scallops I've ever had an ...
I had the best scallops I've ever had and the service was great. I'm very picky about scallops.
I love to visit High Cotton when we are ...
I love to visit High Cotton when we are in town. Food and service is always outstanding. Difficult to decide on what to eat as ALL meals are delicious. A wide variety of choices and an attentive staff makes the evening quite enjoyable.
the ravioli.was outstanding
an excellent spot for a great meal and.good.value. the waitstaff was great. we are a rather critical group and we found it to be an awsone dining experiwnce. presentation was impeccable. only complaint was the asparagus bernaise was a little overdone.
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