High Cotton - Greenville
High Cotton - Greenville

High Cotton - Greenville

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.highcottongreenville.com/
  • Phone: 8643354200x
  • 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: Steak, American, 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 8886811320
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
High Cotton - Greenville reviews from OpenTable diners
187 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (132)special occasion (118)fit for foodies (92)romantic (77)notable wine list (53)great for brunch (50)neighborhood gem (42)good for groups (42)vibrant bar scene (23)great for lunch (22)great for outdoor dining (22)hot spot (18)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • Creative
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I loved the variety of appetizers. They are creative and delicious. I ate 2 instead of an entree. Great wine selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • David
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We've been fans of High Cotton for several years, but distance limits our visits. Nonetheless, we took some out-of-town guests there so they could sample some low-country food and had a wonderful experience. To start with, our waitress was extremely knowledgeable about the items on the menu, and her nuanced description of several of the dishes helped a couple of us change our minds in favor of dishes other than planned--much to our good fortune! We loved them. She also helped us navigate the wine list and we settled on a choice that complemented our various dishes and appealed to all four of us. We reminded ourselves as we left that we definitely have to return more often, despite the distance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy!
    TriciaVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Wonderful food in a delightful setting with professional staff...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cooked food is preferred
    Jlbb
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I have enjoyed this restaurant in the past, but Friday night the ovens must have been broken. My sweet potato and eggplant lasagna was raw. It looked beautiful in its presentation and the sauces on the plate were delicious, but there it ends. After I mentioned it to our server, the beverage manager came to see me with assurances that that meal would not be on my bill. Really? Is that the best response when I've been served raw sweet potato and eggplant? Frankly, he didn't seem one bit sorry about it!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Branny
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We chose High Cotton for celebrating our 49th wedding anniversary. The food and service were excellent. Food was unique and well presented. Waiter was courteous and attentive with a great personality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at High Cotton
    Karen
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    High Cotton is becoming my favorite restaurant in Greenville. The high quality food has always been perfectly prepared and visually attractive. The servers are attentive and knowledgeable. High Cotton enhances Greenville's reputation as a "foodie city".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    Wowchf
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We were disappointed. Was one of our favorites. We won't give up. Dessert unacceptable No more corn bread No healthy veggie option No salmon Still adore SNOB and high cotton Charleston
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was excellent!
    PeterG
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My title says it all. This is a great restaurant with twists on dining classics. Everything from the large cocktails, to the dessert were outstanding. The location & views can't be beat, and the service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greenville gem
    DennisVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I would drive out of my way to have the shrimp and blue crab spaetzle. As a person who lives on the road and eats in restaurants almost every night, this place is a real treat. It has a great menu and great selection of wine and spirits. It has made my list of places to return to when I am back in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Great Meal
    bernie52VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have eaten dinner at High Cotton 6-8 times each year over the last several years. Consistent fine experiences every time. We alternate our Greenville dinner trips between High Cotton and American Grocery - a wonderful plan.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice 21st birthday
    Bobthetraveler
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Excellent service with Carson as our wait staff person. Food very tasty. Excellent touch with personal name printed on the menu for birthdays and special occasions. Overall excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    Katedog2002
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    From the manager to the waitress we were greeted with friendliness. They made our 5th year anniversary dinner very special. Went above and beyond to print our names on the menu wishing us a happy anniversary along with a complimentary toast. The food was excellent and the service was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moyra
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This is rapidly becoming our favorite restaurant in Greenville. The food is consistently good as is the service. We had a 6 year old at the table with us and the kids meal was great as were the crayons provided. Thanks for a wonderful Evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • July 30
    localfoodie
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This is one of several restaurants that I use for business entertainment in the Greenville area. We frequently have international guests with broad culinary exposure beyond that typically seen in the US. High Cotton reflects a local southern cultural flare and sources extensively from nearby farms. It is a "go-to" place for these types of visitors and never disappoints. There were extremely positive comments from all of the guests this last visit. The service was impeccable. Our waitress was well trained...always there when needed and "invisible" otherwise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • High Cotton
    Kal29630
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It was a pleasant dinng experience but pricy for the quality of food and service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    ViTaLiKs
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    It wasn't our first time here and every time we come here we enjoy it. Great service and good food. Great location with nice view.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite is even better
    pastor4food
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The new chef at High Cotton is genuinely innovate. He is creative in the way that he blends the flavor combinations. My mountain trout was delicious - just a bit crisp - and served on the bed of rice and almonds and oh all the flavors mixed and mingled with the divine butter sauce …yum! Others in the party had seard tuna and duck - both terrific.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Evening
    100Tenex
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Excellent food with perfect timing and impeccable service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy
    Live2eat
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great food. Great atmosphere. Had a wonderful jazz group playing during brunch. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place for special dinner
    Csss
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    service was good, reservation worked out perfectly w/ nice table, good service, great ambience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tom/Linda
    TomLinda
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Excellent Food. We enjoyed excellent food , a good waiter & the view. We'll be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upstate Epicureans
    Upstategirl54
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    A fabulous dining experience. Don't miss this downtown dining spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the money.
    Greg99
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    With a warehouse atmosphere, this noisy restaurant is not romantic. The quality & taste of the food were the only good, not great, things about it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great at the bar
    yumyumVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    If you're one or two, the bar is a great place to dine. Service is A+, seats and conversation are very comfortable! This is a fun restaurant with great food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Southern Hospitality
    JuliebVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • High Cotton, Low cotton
    Kesuni
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another Great Experience
    John
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    Visitor
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Up to Usual High Standards
    BarbandDick
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dorothy307
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We truly enjoyed: ~ jazzy music ~appealing food with great taste ~wonderful service with smiling faces ~great atmosphere ~divine views
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    LuvGoodFood
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!
    VAWS
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and local, regional draw
    UpstateCuisine
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • High marks for High Cotton
    Matt
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    A delightful restaurant where nearly all of the staff know our names.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cannot Wait to Come Back
    mills111
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary and Birthday
    Mtoandkeo13
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    BonSois
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    First-class in every respect. The complimentary champagne for our anniversary was a serendipity!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall