High Cotton - Charleston
awesomeMy wife and I eat there every time we are in Charleston. Food is always very good and cooked to perfection. Desserts are always better than you can imagine. Highly recommended.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoy everytime we come!My wife and I always enjoy the staff, the food, and the ambiance! We think High Cotton is one of Charleston's best restaurants for a special evening.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely atmosphere!The food was innovative and the service was excellent ! Beautiful presentation!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe arrived with a group ofWe arrived with a group of six and were seated exactly where I had requested that we be seated. Both food and wine were excellent and our Charleston visitor was enchanted.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food in a beautifulExcellent food in a beautiful setting. Had a perfectly prepared filet mignon while the others in my party had scallops, low boil seafood combination and salmon. Desserts and coffee were great, as well. Wine menu was extensive. Waitress very personable and knowledgeable. All dinners were adaptable for gluten free (one of our diners needed this).5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOnly one suggestion . . . . . . .Everything was great. Our server made sure the nine of us out for brunch before going to a 3 PM performance at the Footlight Theater were not rushed and very relaxed from our 12:30 seating. All of the entrees were served at the same time - VERY IMPORTANT!!!!
Our only suggestion - please use real Maple Syrup -not maple flavored syrup. There is a huge difference and it would best reflect the highest quality of food at your establishment. Foodies know the difference.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGood for a nicer meal or special ocHigh Cotton is one of the more upscale and fancier restaurants in Charleston. Some of the male diners wore jacket and tie, but it is not required, but not out of place either. I would recommend smart casual as a minimum though and jeans and t-shirts are not appropriate if even allowed in the dining room.
The food and service was very good. I had the special NC Speckled trout which was delicious and perfectly prepared, but a little on the small side. I appreciate the emphasis on using locally sourced ingredients where possible and they list the sources in the menu.
If you want a fancier meal or a place for a special occasion, High Cotton is a good choice.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMTop three in Charleston for meYet another great experience at High Cotton! My wife and I went for lunch (underrated joint for lunch!) and we had appetizer entree and dessert! We had the salmon wontons and fried portabellos and both were fantastic. Then my wife had the special tuna melt which was delicious but my sandwich, the reuben, was much much tastier. It is fantastic with house cured meat and some great grilled bread. We finished with my wife getting rhubarb crisp and me getting what I asked for and receiving a souflee for lunch. It isn't on their lunch menu but if you ask, they will usually make it because they are awesome. Highest recommendation, great service, great atmosphere, great food every single time. This restaurant is why Charleston is great.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMHigh Cotton doesn't disappointWe always look forward to an outstanding dining experience at High Cotton whenever we visit Charleston. It's the very first dining reservation we book as soon as we know we are visiting. This time was fantastic. The food and the service was as outstanding as I remember it. Thanks for a fabulous meal.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMHigh on High CottonFantastic dining experience for our college girlfriends reunion!Great food,exceptional service,wonderful time! We will be back!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat atmosphere!This was my second visit to High Cotton. It's has such a lovely atmosphere and the menu is interesting as well. I was in town with a friend who I was treating to dinner. We completely enjoyed everything we ordered. The server had been very attentive but, I had a gift card and wanted to use it on our dinner. The amount on the card did not cover the entire cost of dinner, so I wanted to split it with another card. The server could not find a way to make this work. He said the card was not going thru for the amount of the gift card. I've never had this issue anywhere before when trying to use a gift card, and the card worked just fine the next day when I used it to pay for our rental car instead. That is the reason for 4 stars in service.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMa class actWe enjoyed our experience at High Cotton. I did not particularly like what I ate, but it was prepared well. I guess I just cannot develop a taste for flounder. One of our party ordered a steak "medium rare" but it came "medium." The waiter very courteously took it and replaced it with one that was done as ordered. In the meantime the maître de brought some soup to allow the individual to have something to eat. That was a nice touch. The setting and environment is very pleasant and we definitely would go back. We had brunch there once and it was wonderful.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMy personal favorite in CharlestonYear after year High Cotton pleases. Great menu, excellent food and a great waitstaff. Make sure you try the brussel sprouts.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat DinnerHC offers and all around quality dining experience. The Painkiller is great, and don't miss the scallops. The most enjoyable of all of the food that we ordered was the fried brussle sprouts. I would go back solely for them! Be sure to try them. Staff is friendly and genuine. We will go back.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was outstanding as wasFood was outstanding as was the service.... Will definitely be back next time we visit charleston!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMVery noisey - we couldn'tVery noisey - we couldn't hear the apparently wonderful Jazz band. Two of us were "totally" satisfied with our meals, but the third had founder and it was NOT good. The waitress, however, saw her disappointment and asked if she could switch it for something else which we did.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMVery PleasantA great restaurant for a special occasion. The food is great and the cocktails are outstanding. The tables are arranged so that you feel cozy though there are many others in the room. My dining experience at High Cotton was altogether very pleasant.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a lovely lunch. Benjamin,It was a lovely lunch. Benjamin, our server, was wonderul!!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, brunch menuGreat service, brunch menu was varied & appetizing. Good brunch!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSMALL PORTIONS, HIGH PRICES,The twice baked potato for $6or 8 is a small half of a potato with a blob of melted cheese on top (barely enough for three small fork fulls), can get better at a diners or cheap buffett, the brocolli and carrots for $7 consist of three very small florets and a few slivers of carrots. BOTH ARE TRUE RIP OFFS. The 10oz strip steak I had came in 3 put togather sections and was grissly. I ordered bernaise sause with mine and the steak came with crem fresh melted on top. My partner ordered a well done steak and was served medium, sent back, however my partner said her steak was good. Sometimes when restaurants are successful , their quality and value go down at the expense of the loyal customer, they just want to make money at customers expense.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat DinnerI had the cheese board, the corn chowder, and a steak with vegetables. Everything was amazing. I would go back again.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat occasion for seniorsI phoned my request for a semi-circular table at the rear of the main dining room the day before our reservation because we seniors sometimes have a problem with the level of conversation elsewhere. We arrived 30 minutes early and were immediately escorted to one of those tables, so with the outstanding food and service our dinner was just wonderful. We have another reservation next week with another senior couple.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for a celebrationI've celebrated two great occasions at High Cotton - a birthday and a graduation from graduate school. Each time was exceptional. I expect many more celebrations there in my future...I do have an anniversary coming up!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal and service. EnjoyedGreat meal and service. Enjoyed the evening and the low country cuisine.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experienceWe were very pleased with the entire dining experience. We had a group of 8 people and from start to finish we were treated very well. The server was extremely knowledgeable and helped us make perfect selections for our meal. Can't complain about anything.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFABULOUS!!!It was simply the dining highlight of my Charleston visit! The service was impeccable! Every one of our selections from the menu from appetizers to dessert was presented flawlessly and each was absolutely delicious. The pimento cheese spread and rolls were so good, we requested some to go! The wine list was hands down the very best in the city. If I were to recommend the perfect evening in Charleston - I would send you to High Cotton.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favoritesWe spend half the year in Charleston and High Cotton is one of our favorites. Especially for Sunday brunch. Highly recommended !5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, High Cotton deliveredAs always, High Cotton delivered excellent service and ambience and very good food. The classic Southern brunch choices (shrimp & grits; eggs benedict) are excellent, and the High Cotton features (ham & potato croquettes; chicken/sausage & waffles are good as well -- but not quite as billed). A good, safe brunch spot each time we visit.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSUPER SPECIAL DINNERAwesome wedding anniversary celebration. First time in Charleston and came on a friend's recommendation. Food and atmosphere were outta the park!!! Waiter even brought a complimentary champagne toast to our table to begin the meal. Crab soup outstanding and picnic appetizer to share were so much fun and really tasty. We now know how good low country cuisine can be. All dishes prepared with care and delicious. Service was attentive and friendly. Thanks for making our night so special!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was amazing!!!!Everything was amazing!!!! Best dining experience for us in Charleston!!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is always a pleasure toIt is always a pleasure to have lunch at High Cotton.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMVery NiceMy wife and I had a very nice late supper at High Cotton. Our table was ready within 5 min. of our arrival. We sat near the band (jazz) and had a lovely candle light meal. Total cost for two meals and two bottles of wine was about $150. We both loved it.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent meal!One of the best dinners we have had in Charleston. Very comparable to Peninsula Grille.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been here several timesI have been here several times before but was a first for the rest of my family, ther were five of us. With the exception of my sisters shrimp dish which was delivered on the cool side ( she had to wait 5 minutes for a refire) the balance of the meal was very nice.
Our reservation was for 7:30 (evening)) most of the gentlemen had on long pants many with sports jackets, but all looked smart casual. There was a couple the woman looked great but the. Man was in high top sneakers white socks ,cargo shorts and a short sleeve shirt handing out side of his shorts. A great look for a baseball game not a fine dining establishment. What ever happened to requiring some measure of a dress code at a minimum.( smart casual)5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBusiness MeetingI hosted a group of eight. The wait staff was very attentive. We started with some drinks while we waited on one of the party to join us. The waiters let us be and did not push. Food was served very timely and everyone enjoyed themselves. The menu selections are unique and excellent. I had the rabbit which was fantastic.
I would recommend this restaurant for business dinners and special occasions. I do not think it is a place for children. They would spoil the evening for other diners.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMReally niceFrom beginning to end this was a GREAT experience.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't Miss High CottonWhat a perfect evening. Lively bar, professional friendly staff and incredible food. I recommend the local pork chop. Tasty and succulent . Perfect for a romantic evening together but noticed groups also having a good time. Seating arrangements accommodate both.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMStellar find!!!Absolutely amazing food-the best I have ever enjoyed!!! My husband and I are ready to return to Charleston simply to enjoy this gem! The lively jazz added just the right touch to our brunch.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Crab Cake Benedict wasThe Crab Cake Benedict was the best meal we had all weekend. Great spot for a Sunday Brunch, the live jazz music was a very pleasant surprise and made our experience even better.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner was wonderful. TheDinner was wonderful. The food was cooked to perfection. I would recommend High Cotton to all of my friends.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe dined at the bar at theWe dined at the bar at the suggestion of the bartender Cory. He was very friendly and attentive. We had a fantastic evening.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always High Cotton impressesAs always High Cotton impresses with amazing local fresh organic food prepared impeccably. Service never disappoints and is friendly and caring without being interruptive, thanks for amazing me yet again!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a fabulous dinner--weWhat a fabulous dinner--we ended up eating in the bar because the live jazz started at 5:30 and made our evening very special! Food was perfect--waiter suggested perfect wine pairing.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely amazing will alwaysAbsolutely amazing will always ne one of my favorites4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMit was a treat our first nightit was a treat our first night in Charleston, glad we had a reservation; service excellent and food delicious definitely will go back next time we are in the city4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen I made the reservationWhen I made the reservation (on line), I forgot to mention we have friends from England visiting us and the dinner was to celebrate Dawn's (one of our English friends)birthday.
I called back and informed that one of our guest from England, her name is Dawn was having her birthday that night. I was told ok, Thank you for the information. Nothing was done to let her know we had acknowledged her Birthday. It all worked out, because it was going to be a Birthday surprise, and since she did not know it, all worked out fine.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMHigh Cotton does it well.High Cotton does it well. Very elegant yet inviting atmosphere, quiet enough for casual conversation, food always very good, service too and a staff friendly and attentive. What more could you want?4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first time atThis was my first time at High Cotton and i enjoyed it. The whole experience was wonderful. The food was amazing.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant is stunningThe restaurant is stunning and the service wonderful. However, the seafood choices for our party of 4 were just okay. The lamb was fabulous! I would recommend staying with the meat choices. They offered a free dessert for one of the birthday members of our group...very nice gesture and gift! The restaurant is absolutely lovely, oozing southern charm and ambiance.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBest shrimp and grits in CharlestonI always make sure to visit High Cotton any time I visit Charleston - it is the epitome of understated southern elegance. The food is delicious and thoughtfully prepared. The wait staff is attentive and friendly. A jazz trio accompanies Sunday brunch.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AM