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 WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
High Cotton - Greenville reviews from OpenTable diners
189 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (136)special occasion (118)fit for foodies (98)romantic (75)notable wine list (55)great for brunch (49)neighborhood gem (45)good for groups (44)vibrant bar scene (29)great for outdoor dining (23)great for lunch (21)hot spot (20)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • WarHorse
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our food was out of this world fabulous. I was very disappointed when the server overcharged us for wine. I don't want to overpay for wine nor do I want to be arguing with the server at the end of a nice meal. Please be more respectful of your customers and be more careful with your charges.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie Fest at High Cotton
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Once again chose High Cotton for Foodie Fest. Excellent as always. Wonderful, creative food, great service, easy valet parking and pleasant surroundings!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great spot
    ScdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    One of our Greenville favorites. Love the shrimp and grits. Happy hour is a great deal at the bar. Wonderful view, very pretty room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab Foodie Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We greatly enjoyed our meal at High Cotton. I believe this place is a little gem that is undervalued. For the price what a moderate end steak house, I felt I got a 5 star meal. The chef's taste combinations were spot-on from appetizer through dessert. As someone who's dined in great locations like Vegas and NYC, this place found its way into my favorites. As a foodie and amateur chef, this place is a must try if you're in Greenville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • arm6104
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I had a clients in from out of town for a business meeting. The atmosphere was great noise level was low so we could hear each other talk. The lighting was adequate and the view out of the window seat was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More about the scene than the food
    goodfoodanddrink
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a good time at High Cotton. Great views of the river, friendly staff, cool bar. However, the food was a little disappointing and the service was a little hit and miss. We arrived early for our reservation and waited in the bar, but they overlooked us until we asked about our table 10 minutes after our reservation time. Our server was very nice and helpful although no one ever came to refill our water. And the coffee came after we finished our desert and were ready to leave. All that would have been easily overlooked had the food been better. We found it a little bland, especially the tuna dish. My advice is visit the bar for drinks and some of their awesome bread, then eat elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Everything I experienced there, from the food to the service, was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    PDSC
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very good food; great setting, very good service. Dined here to celebrate a birthday and thoroughly enjoyed our evening. While, the menu is somewhat limited and unique and might not appeal to everyone, our dinner was delicious. We had the grouper and pork chop, both were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service!
    Yar33
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went for the first time for the Foodie Fest 2014. It was a nice atmosphere, pleasant surroundings, and great service. We had the Surf and Turf selection from the FF menu. The petite filet was cooked nicely, tender, but overly seasoned - not to the point of sending it back, but the seasoning masked the flavor of the beef. The appetizer was very good (crispy pork belly), and the dessert ("elvis" parfait) was delicious. Very nice evening overall.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Okay
    Rino
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    In a sea of excellent private restaurants to pick from in Greenville, HC ranks in the middle of the pack. My wife and I have been to over 50, non-chain, restaurants in the past year. And were looking forward to High Cotton because of the view and the trendy atmosphere; and that we got. But found ourselves commenting infrequently about the quality of the food. We will try again as we always do with an initially okay experience and what should be perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful improvement
    TennisGirlVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We've been avoiding High Cotton in the months past due to a poor menu and lackluster service. We were pleasantly surprised this past Fri. night. There were several new (to us) wonderful entrees and lots of new appetizers added to the menu - we had a hard time choosing! Plus our waiter (Russell, I think) was knowledgeable and friendly and fast enough, without being bothersome. I don't know if you've gotten a new chef in the past several months or changed management or wait staff supervisors, but the change is a definite improvement! We'll be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I was disappointed this time. Use to be my favorite restaurant. My fish was good however I did not like the selection of appetizers nor the desserts. This was a foodie menu but I did not walk away feeling satisfied as I have in the past. You asked so I must be honest. I would return as I have usually had good experiences and my return would be in hopes of restoring my faith in your restaurant as I still like consider it one of my favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our food fest meal
    CatLover
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Our food fest meal was fantastic. Service was great. We had a very special dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful with family & friends.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I'll be honest, in past visits to High Cotton, I have been disappointed with the food, but this visit made up for past disappointments and renewed my enthusiasm for High Cotton. The food was outstanding and the service was spot on exceptional. There were 6 in my party and we all were very pleased with our meals, from appetizers and cocktails to desert. The Sunburst trout, bacon wrapped quail, duck, fried oysters... all were delicious! I liked the inclusion of local farms and noticed the fresher ingredients... a definite plus. As always, the dirty martini with blue cheese stuffed olives is the best in town! Thank you for a wonderful experience. We'll be back soon and let all my foodie friends know!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative
    Aja4
    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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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