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High Cotton - Greenville
High Cotton - Greenville
  • Address:
    550 South Main Street at RiverPlace
    Greenville, SC 29601
    Neighborhood:
    Greenville
  • Cuisine:
    American
    Price: $30 and under

High Cotton - Greenville Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.highcottongreenville.com
  • Phone: (864) 335-4200
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Nightly from 5:00pm
    Brunch: Sunday 10:00am – 2:00pm
    Happy Hour: Daily 4:00pm – 6:30pm

    Complimentary valet parking available in the evenings Monday through Saturday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steak, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Adrian Carpenter
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Riverfront. Downtown Greenville. A choice of four contemporary private dining spaces. Flavorful dishes celebrating the region's finest products. Warm, attentive service. All the makings for exceptional events.
  • Private Party Contact: Chet Green (888) 681-1320
  • Entertainment: Enjoy live music during Sunday brunch. Visit www.highcottongreenville.com for full music schedule.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking available in the evenings Monday through Saturday.

    Use the main entrance on Rivers Street. If you park on the second floor-closest to the building, there are double doors that bring you to the lobby and the restaurant entrance will be on your left. Please bring your parking ticket and at the end of your meal, the host will issue your parking vouchers.
A word from High Cotton - Greenville
High Cotton Greenville is a riverfront rendition of high-steppin' Southern living in the heart of Greenville's vibrant downtown. We craft flavorful dishes celebrating the region's finest farmers and fishermen. Our thoughtfully selected wines and cocktails combine with warm, knowledgeable servers and vivid, contemporary design to create an experience that relaxes, engages and inspires.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "We went to High Cotton for brunch on our last day in Greenville. The restaurant was outstanding and I highly recommend it. The food is farm to table fresh and delicious. The service was great and we had a table by the window, so we had a wonderful view of the plaza. Prices were reasonable and we didn't feel rushed. Would definitely go back and try it for dinner sometime. We also did Happy Hour at the bar on a previous day. The bartender was so friendly and amazing. This restaurant epitomizes Southern Hospitality."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Nice upscale restaurant with excellent food, great service and nice atmosphere. Would recommend some kind of light filtering for brunch time to help block the hot sun."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Everything was great. The appetizers, wine(great suggestions from waiter) and entrees. The only negative was an obvious argument over whether a steak was rare or not by the manager and a patron. Manager was very unprofessional and we shouldn't have had to listen to this argument over dinner. But we still had a great time and would definitely go back when in town."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "High Cotton was one of our favorite restaurants in Charleston, SC, so we were very excited to hear that Greenville has one as well. We visited with some friends and were not disappointed. The menu is different, as it should be in order to use local food, and the food was excellent. We had great service, the restaurant is very nice, and we would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a nice dinner in downtown Greenville. The complimentary valet parking was also very convenient and helpful."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Highs and lows: Highs: service;scenery; spotless; lovely decor;fresh ingredients; yummy pecan dessert and ice cream. Lows: grits, the "highlight", were...off. Bland yet salty and cheesy; water not refilled; salad dressing uninspired; flavors never had me go "yummmmm." ; expensive. I could return for all the highs, and just eat the sure things and drink from the inspired wine menu!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food overall was very good and well prepared. The menu at the restaurant was actually different than the one I viewed online just before going. I asked about a particular appetizer and was told it had been taken off the menu a week earlier. The menu online should stay updated. The location is great and the view is very pretty."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner experience at High Cotton. Our waiter, Jeremy, was super attentive and not too much. The pork chop was outstanding!! We'll return soon."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We truly enjoyed: ~ jazzy music ~appealing food with great taste ~wonderful service with smiling faces ~great atmosphere ~divine views"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We chose High Cotton as our early supper venue after attending a matinee production at the Peace Center (within 500 yards). The service, the wine, the food, the ambiance were wonderful as usual. On Sunday mornings, they have live jazz, so ask for a table in the bar area but away from the musicians."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "My husband and I ate at High Cotton for our anniversary. We have eaten there before, but only for brunch. Both times were wonderful experiences. Our food was delectable, our drinks perfect, and the waiter was very kind and courteous."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We were visiting Greenville for the weekend and knew this was one place we had to try out; so glad we did! We sat at the bar and the bartender guided us through his top picks of the delicious looking menu options. Ended up ordering the fried green tomatoes app, shrimp and grits dinner and the New York Strip. The entree's were amazing, though next time I would be interested in a different appetizer. We will be coming back again for sure!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "If the first course of fresh fruits and vegetables was any fresher, it would have to be grown right outside the kitchen delivery. Tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, watermelon, corn, all making their parts known throughout the meal - gazpacho, bisque, gastriques. And then the proteins! pork, grouper, shrimp, steak - amazing. Cheers to the chefs represented that evening. Service was top notch, genuine, and friendly. The bar was fully capable of a wide variety of tastes utilizing local and house made ingredients and spirits."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We have dined at High Cotton only once because we were in Greenville for a mere 48 hours. This is a place where we could come back again and again -- it was hard to decide which of many attractive menu options to select. We finally decided on the oxtail appetizer, fried oysters and shrimp and grits -- everything was beautifully plated and delicious. Our server was personable and knowledgeable. Overall, one of our better restaurant experiences."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "A delightful restaurant where nearly all of the staff know our names."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "What an experience at High Cotton! I booked in honor of our one year wedding anniversary and my husbands birthday and we were treated with complimentary champagne and a dessert! The food was exquisite and was definitely worth the money and experience. The best filet with garlic butter and shrimp and grits! The oysters were amazing as well! Will definitely dine again at High Cotton!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "went there for a celebration and the staff went above and beyond to make is special and memorable"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We made reservations here for the first time, to celebrate our 21st wedding anniversary. We had noted our anniversary on our reservation form, and the restaurant surprised us with a congratulatory message printed right on the menu, and complimentary champaigne. Our server was extremely attentive, knowledgable and friendly, and the food (we had the duck and the shrimp and grits) were excellent. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "First-class in every respect. The complimentary champagne for our anniversary was a serendipity!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The wonderful staff of high cotton made our 10th anniversary most memorable and the food was amazing!!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The important things were all there. Had drinks at the bar before dinner with a knowledgeable bartender/mixoligist and then dinner with service by waitstaff who was perfect in his work. Add to that 4 first class meals with great presentation and a wonderful atmosphere. All that equals a place to return to in the near future"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The waitress specifically mentioned how adept the chef was at preparing steaks to proper temperature. Although the steak was med rare as promised, it appeared to be precooked in some fashion - room temperature when presented, with few grill marks. The outside was grayish instead of charred in any way. It was also fairly tough, which makes no sense if it were truly Angus as promised. The sides were very good, as was the fried green tomato appetizer. We are willing to pay $120 for a great meal, but with the entree so "blah", it made us feel cheated."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "As always the food was great! The problem we had was with the server. He, Jeremy H, was not attentive at all. We constantly rain out of water. It seemed like forever before anyone came to our table to get our drink order. I think a restaurant this nice should have professional servers! Probably will not be going back for a while!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went for Sunday brunch. Food was just ok this time. Service was slow and the restaurant wasn't even packed. Best thing was the view. Mimosas were just ok...but small glass for the cost."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great window table with river view! The Tilefish entrée was awful. The flavors, textures weren't good and there were bones. Friend had the trout and loved it. Other had the steak and was very disappointed. Felt like a tourist trap, great location with pricey, mediocre fare."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had an excellent time at High Cotton! We will be going back! Our view was spectacular, food delicious, & service excellent. We will recommend this restaurant to our friends & family!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We found ourselves in Greenville for our 34th anniversary. We always go out for a nice dinner and thought immediately of High Cotton. We were not disappointed. A special place for a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Food was fabulous, service was awesome, and a great view of the river!!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Have been there several times, it's our favorite restaurant in Greenville "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I have been there several times and have never been disappointed. Highly recommended restaurant for a romantic dinner. Can't go wrong."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "It is mine and my wife's favorite spot to go for special occasions. The service is always good and food comes to you quicker than expected. They treat you like royalty at this place and it is a great dinning experience whenever we go there. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had friends from out of town join us for dinner at High Cotton. We were seated overlooking the river and the view was spectacular. Service was wonderful and our server, Jeremy, gave us some fantastic recommendations. I had the trout and my husband had the venison. Both dinners were delicious and cooked to perfection. My fish was fresh and well seasoned. Our guests enjoyed the tile fish and the trout, and they raved over their selections. We all shared an apple crisp for dessert, and it was a sweet ending to an enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "My husband and I had his 60th birthday dinner at High Cotton. The table setting was great. The service was very good. The food was wonderful. Overall......a nice romantic celebration. We would highly recommend High Cotton."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • " High Cotton was an excellent dining experience. My wife and had a wonderful time, the staff was excellent, and the food was amazing. They made the day very special. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "When I eat a meal I spend my time chewing deciding whether or not the food is worth the money and this did not make the cut. It was good but much too expensive and the atmosphere did not make up for it. The waiter was nice but really awkward and seemed to not know what he was doing or how to treat people. However I did appreciate the complimentary valet parking. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "High Cotton provided another outstanding experience. Our out-of-town guests were impressed with the food, view and service."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Nice place for a sunday brunch. Would like to see different specials, it seems they offered the same specials a lot. Also you need a reservation for brunch. I had to wait an extra 15 minutes for seating, and that's with a reservation."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "If you are celebrating a special event (birthday, anniversary, graduation, etc) and call ahead of time, they will personalize the menu for you. I did this for my boyfriend's birthday and we were SO impressed with how friendly and attentive the wait staff was to making him feel special and appreciated. Definitely recommend! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The food was delicious! We both had one of the specials - trigger fish, frog legs, & a bread pudding for dessert - outstanding!!! All the staff were so very friendly & engaging, though our server was a little slow with attending us. The window tables that view the river are really nice. When we arrived early for our reservation, they were able to accomodate us. This place is 'a cut above' without being stuffy at all. Next time we're in Greeville, we will try again."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The only thing high cotton here was the price. The food was ok. My husband and I had an appetizer and main dish and were still hungry when we left. The only good food we had were the pan roasted chicken and the brussel sprouts. Definitely not worth the money. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We were in town to go to the Peace Center and chose High Cotton for a pre-theater dinner. We chose this restaurant because of the close proximity to the theater. This was our first time dining here. The waiter asked us if we were going to the theater so he knew we were on a schedule. He was very friendly and even took a few pictures for us! The food and service were outstanding. We will definitely be back. Well worth the trip!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014