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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
  • Email: cgreen@mavericksouthernkitchens.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 Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "My first visit to High Cotton was on April 10th, 2014 at 5 pm with an indoor table with the most fabulous view. My reservation included a note asking the restaurant to anticipate a small desert and a candle to mark my visiting sisters 65th birthday. Upon arrival every staff member there greeted us with an unprompted "happy birthday" for my sister!!! As if this was not enough there was a "birthday cocktail", a custom menu marking the occasion (which made a fabulous souvenir), special extra appetizers, and of course the special desert with candles. Our waiter Chase was the most FABULOUS of all!!! Hats of to the High Cotton! Every food item was over-the-top excellent in presentation and taste. I will be returning with family and friends. WOW!!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Our table was dirty and had not been cleaned from the previous guest. Overall, the place is slipping badly. It is no longer on our list. Plenty of better options in Greenville"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "When in Charleston, High Cotton is our #1 favorite restaurant. When we found ourselves in Greenville at dinner time, we decided to try this location. It was definitely worth it! The food was excellent; the staff delightful and professional. They offer an interesting variety of entrees and an impressive wine list to accompany any choice. And you're sure to be tempted by the dessert menu! High Cotton is now our favorite Greenville restaurant, too!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Have visited High Cotton for lunch on 2 previous occasions and found the menu selections and food quality very good. This was not the case for dinner. Very overpriced and food was undercooked. The view out of the restaurant windows toward the river was beautiful, however the meal experience was less than stellar. We will not revisit High Cotton."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite restaurants In all of the upstate. I am never disappointed when I go here and the food is always above my expectations.... it has a wonderful atmosphere and environmental setting as well."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "This was our third time eating at High Cotton. We we visiting our son who goes to college at Furman. Great food and service!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Getting to dine at High Cotton was a great way to cap off a great trip to the Greenville area. The setting was just amazing with the location being on Main St. and overlooking the Reedy River. The food was just what you would expect from a place named High Cotton, and that is nothing short of great. And the service was tremendous! From the hostess to our server they maid you feel welcomed and beyond comfortable. This was the first time my Girlfriend and I had visited Greenville and I would recommend it to everyone. And I would always tell them to make sure and visit High Cotton one night!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Limited brunch menu. However, our server was attentive and personable. We did not feel rushed - a very nice, leisurely brunch. The grits were delicious. Surprisingly large portions."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I went for brunch with two friends. As soon as we walked in, we noticed the decor and the layout. I love the different views of main from Main Street to the waterfalls. That was our first time there. The food was great, staff was pleasant, and the atmosphere was relaxing. She crab soup A+++ Will be going back."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Wonderful ambience, great view of the river / downtown & main street. Food was of the right portion and caters to every palette though predominantly southern. Good place to take your clients for dinner. Will return"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I took a large group here for a celebratory dinner. The staff were gracious and accommodating even though we were a bit late. Food was excellent and prepared in appropriate portions so getting 2-3 courses was not overwhelming. Wine list good. Noise level is high so be prepared. I was disappointed that we didn't get a table by the window as I requested for some guests from overseas which is beautiful if you do. The water outside provides ambience. Great place to eat and enjoy!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Had a wonderful dinner Friday night... Weather was dreary food was great! Highly recommend the ox tail app and mussels app... Dinner had to have the pork chop " not usually cooked well when you order out" theirs was very good. Our waiter was awesome and attentive."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We had excellent duck and venison served by a friendly and attentive wait staff and a great view of the scene along the Reedy River. Overall, it was an outstanding experience, as was my previous dinner at High Cotton."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food was superb, our server was incredible and the view of the river was a great backdrop to a fabulous anniversary dinner. The restaurant's attention to detail made it a great evening. We WILL be back!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Overall, enjoyed the food very much. The menu seems to keep getting better including the appetizer menu. It reminds me of a movie with a good supporting cast. I enjoy the star performer, but the rest of the cast helps. The salads are very good and the the soups have consistently been very enjoyable (sometimes the soups 'steal the show'). If there was a weak point it might be the wine list. I struggled to find a reasonably priced wine to go with the meal. Difficult to understand this in considering the reasonably priced, very good wines offered by a number of other places downtown. I might try some others and this would not keep me from going there again by any means, 3-4 star rating overall."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Food was great, service wasn't quite commiserate with price"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "staff was friendly, service as quick, food was good but not exceptional"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My husband & I enjoyed a rare evening out at High Cotton. (We made reservations on Open Table) We were greeted immediately by the hostess when we arrived and since we were a little early, we had drinks at the bar. The bartender was very attentive to us as well as every other customer that was there. He did a great job as he was by himself & the "after work" crowd was coming in on a Friday evening. We then moved onto our table where we had a great view of the Reedy river. The waiter was very knowledgeable in regards to the menu & very attentive. He asked us if we were going to a show to assure that we arrived on time. We both enjoyed the Filet's which were cooked to perfection. Overall a GREAT dinner & we will definitely return!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "One word says it all, great menu, our meals were delicious, a new flavor to southern cuisine. I loved the pork chop with apricots! I took the chefs advice on how to cook it and he didn't disappoint. I recommend the fried green tomatoes w/ pimento cheese as a starter. Fantastic service, they made sure we didn't want for anything throughout the evening. The room is very modern with a fantastic view of Reedy River Park and the city. Complimentary valet for guests is a nice touch as well. Couldn't say enough about the whole experience, we'll definitely be going back soon."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "First time trying High Cotton. Had great expectations for a great dining experience with my wife, but was disappointed. Not by the service (server was terrific) or the ambience of the restaurant, but the food. I ordered the NY strip (recommended by server). It was difficult to cut and very little flavor. I only finished half. I am not one to send food back. I just do not go back."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This was my and my husband's first time dining at High Cotton and we were both very impressed. The food was delicious and so were the cocktails. I had the shrimp and grits and would definitely order it again. The service was prompt and even though it was a fairly busy night, we were able to enjoy our dinner in enough time without being rushed and made it to our show at the Peace Center with plenty of time. The location is also super convenient - just across the river from the Peace Center, so it is a great place for a delicious meal before a show. Hope to go back soon!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I have been here many times and have always enjoyed the experience. The menu and its selections is very good starting with appitizers and going through to dessert. Plates have a great presentation. The bar has a good inventory and the wine list is excellent."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "My wife and I have spent our last four wedding anniversaries here and will always come back. High Cotton staff have made us feel so welcome and go out of their way to make it special. They even printed our name and Happy Anniversary on the menu. We had a great view of the waterfalls and the food was as great as always. We had a free desert to celebrate and this is by far our favorite place in all of Greenville SC. Will be back soon"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My wife and I were celebrating our 18th Anniversary along with our friends who were celebrating their 20th. The athmosphere was very inviting and the staff were very friendly and accomadating to our needs. The food was excellent and we definitely plan to dine here again!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I was able to make a reservation very easily using Open Table. Service and food was perfect. Highly recommend the filet and Wahoo. It may seem pricey but is well worth every cent."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We celebrated my wife's birthday with our 2 adult sons and everything was perfect! The wine and cocktail selection was excellent with a broad range of choices & prices, good for any budget. Every bite of food was delicious from appetizer to dessert, from steak to seafood, from sweet to savory. All of this was expected due to High Cotton's reputation in the local community but what truly made an impression was the level of service and detail!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "5 of us, ages 76 - l8 enjoyed a delicious meal overlooking the Reedy River with friendly efficient service."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We love this restaurant with great food, ambiance and views of the river and bridge downtown - all close to good hotels! The duck was divine, and the pork chop with apricots and bourbon was delicious . Stephen was excellent as our server."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "I sense that they are trading on reputation, prime location and loyal regulars who like to see and be seen. The food is ambitious but lackluster."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "I'd dined several times at High Cotton, but never thought it measured up to the top restaurants in Greenville. But with a new menu, new staff, and a great waiter (John), High Cotton will be on the list whenever I want a special night out."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Short review: The duck(best entree ever)is no longer available. Shrimp and grits were good, but not as good as duck. Apricot glaze on the pork chop was too thick and far too sweet to be paired with such a perfectly cooked piece of pork. I substituted brussel sprouts for the recommend pork side and thought it odd that they were served under the pork (and covered with apricot glaze). Apricot brussel sprouts, yuck! The "brownie" I had for dessert looked more like a sad little whoopie pie, but with less flavor. My wife's dark choc. terrine was amazing, but I was left wanting a real brownie after eating mine. The service was less than average. My water was frequently empty; waitress also argued about part of the bill with me. Will NOT be back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Make a reservation now. The new chef has radically transformed this place. Great executions of excellent ingredients in dazzling dishes. Greenville is getting on the foodie map with this one."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "A nice dinner with my g. daughter. The specials were especially good, salmon and duck."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "My wife and I were very pleased with the food and the service was great."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "My wife and I had our Valentines dinner at High Cotton this year. First off, we were seated at a tiny table for 2 which happened to be located right outside of a waiters staging area in a narrow hallway leading to the service elevator. We couldn't enjoy the evening with the constant people coming in and out of this staging area. Also there was some sort of buzzer that kept going off inside of the room we were seated next to. Definitely over priced ! If you're looking to have a nice meal and actually be able to enjoy it, try Rick Erwin's !! Several other negative statements about my experience will be left unsaid, due to my dislike of typing!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food, service, lighting, and the view was perfect. No kids were present, that night is was an adult only atmosphere and I loved it."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I got a salad and the mussels appetizer. It's sad when the side salad is the only good part of the meal. My husband agreed as well. He had the sweet potato lasagna. The portion wouldn't have been enough to fill up my 19- month old son, much less a grown man. It wasn't very good either. Two others with us got shrimp and grits. For a restaurant that prides itself on that dish, it's a huge disappointment. Also, what's the point in making a reservation if you still have to wait almost 40 minutes to be seated after arriving. We should have known when this was the only place with seating availability between 5:30 and 9:15 the weekend of Valentines Day. Never again will I spend $150 at this restaurant. Such a waste of money."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was superb cooked to.perfection and definitely set the tone for.the night. The mood was elegant and very nice. Service was outstanding. I will definitely be coming back again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at High Cotton. The food was excellent and provided a broad selection to suit different tastes. The waiter was attentive and humorous, helping to increase the relaxation and enjoyment. Our table overlooked the river & falls and provided an excellent background view. Based on our experience I would recomment this restauran to others seeking an enjoyable relaxing evening out."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "My birthday brunch is always at High cotton in Greenville. This year my birthday was on Sunday, so it was perfect. The service and ambiance were outstanding and my food was great, a crab cake on a fried green tomato with a poached egg on top, Crab Cake Benedict, I think they call it. With a Bloody Mary and good coffee, what could be better? We really consider the Sunday Brunch great and take out of town guests there quite often. Thank you Hugh Cotton."
    Dined on 2/9/2014