High Cotton - Charleston
199 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401Neighborhood:
SouthernPrice: $31 to $50
High Cotton - Charleston
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.highcottoncharleston.com/
- Phone: 8437243815x
- Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Nightly from 5:30pm
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 10:00am – 2:00pm
Bar: Opens daily at 4:00pm
Happy Hour: Daily 4:00pm – 6:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Steak, Low Country, Southern
- Executive Chef: Shawn Kelly
- 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, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Private Party Facilities: A beautiful blend of form and function, our three private dining rooms offer flexibility in size and style to complement our flavorful food, fine drink and warm hospitality to create memorable moments. Whether a wedding, social or business event, you'll find a room perfectly suited for celebrating.
- Private Party Contact: Jill Maynard 8776241064
- Entertainment: Enjoy live jazz nightly and during Sunday brunch. Visit www.highcottoncharleston.com for full music schedule.
- Special Events: For the 10th year, High Cotton will partner with Communities in Schools for a special three-course lunch in honor of Administrative Professionals Day, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Communities in Schools will receive 100% of the proceeds from the lunch.
Guests will enjoy a celebration of tastiness with a three-course menu for the event. The lunch is $25 per person (gratuity not included). The full menu is available online. Lunch reservations are available from 11:30am to 2:30pm. Reservations are required and can be made online or by calling 843.724.3815.
Communities In Schools of the Charleston Area, Inc. is a nationally accredited 501 (c)(3) nonprofit dropout prevention agency that surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, CIS currently serves more than 13,000 students and their families in 30 schools in Berkeley and Charleston Counties.
- Cross Street: Cumberland
- Parking: Street Parking
- Parking Details: There are two parking garages located within ½ block of the restaurant. One is located at the corner of Concord and Cumberland and the second is located on Cumberland between East Bay and State. Street parking is also available.
A word from High Cotton - Charleston
High Cotton - Charleston is high steppin’ Lowcountry living. It’s a feeling of warmth and celebration that begins the moment you step inside. You’ll find it in our gracious, knowledgeable servers, expertly prepared dishes and a remarkable wine and cocktail program. From conversation and laughter in our bar to our stylish dining rooms of heart pine floors and antique brick, you'll come to understand true Charleston hospitality. That is, there's always cause for celebration - of our neighbors, our food and drink and each other. It's our great pleasure to share it with you.Continued
Enjoy live jazz nightly and during Sunday brunch. Private dining rooms available for wedding, business and social events.
Enjoy live jazz nightly and during Sunday brunch. Private dining rooms available for wedding, business and social events.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
- Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
- Diners' Choice WinnerSouthern
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High Cotton - Charleston reviews from OpenTable diners
372 reviews since May 22, 2014
- Ambiance4.5Noise LevelModerate
special occasion (233)fit for foodies (192)romantic (158)great for brunch (104)notable wine list (95)neighborhood gem (71)good for groups (64)vibrant bar scene (50)hot spot (45)great for lunch (30)scenic view (27)kid-friendly (20)late-night find (16)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
- We eat at SNOB, this restaurant'sopentablevipVIPDined on 4/7/2008We eat at SNOB, this restaurant's sister, fairly often but had not tried High Cotton. We enjoyed it, although my wife and I still prefer SNOB.Special Features:
- We had a wonderful experienceOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 4/6/2008We had a wonderful experience at High Cotton. The food was outstanding. You will be on our list to revisit in our future trips to Charleston.Special Features:
- This was my second visit toOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 4/6/2008This was my second visit to High Cotton and as the first time, everything was wonderful! A third visit is in order.Special Features:
- High Cotton was our firstOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 4/6/2008High Cotton was our first restaurant experience in Charleston. We had reservations for Sunday brunch and had to wait about 20 mins (which was fine). There was a lovely jazz ensemble in the bar area, however where we were seated we could not hear any music. Another table (not ours!) remarked that another room enjoyed jazz while our room sounded like Denny's. Service and food were excellent, and would recommend to anyone visiting Charleston to do brunch at High Cotton.Special Features:
- Brunch was outstanding andOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 4/6/2008Brunch was outstanding and the service was even better. We loved it- as always!Special Features:
- Whether it is for Dinner,OpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 4/6/2008Whether it is for Dinner, Saturday lunch or Sunday Brunch you can never go wrong with High Cotton! The Maverick Group knows what a complete package dining experience truly is. High Cotton has the atmosphere, vibe, quality food, friendly home feeling, but above all has the best employees. Every time I dine at High Cotton, I am always thrilled and leave with that feeling like I have just left my best friends house. There is no where else you can have a meal and walk away happy that you spent money. As a Chef myself, I can be hard to please, but High Cotton does it every single time! Trust me, I have eaten at High Cotton three nights in a row and found each night to be a completely new experience. It is home away from home for me!Special Features:
- Every time I eat at High CottonOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 4/5/2008Every time I eat at High Cotton they impress me! I am a Chef and live Atlanta, but also have a house in Charleston, and I come to High Cotton for the complete dining package. The food, enviroment and service are always outstanding, no matter if it is for Saturday lunch, Sunday Brunch, or a weekday Dinner. High Cotton is a can't miss dining experience in Charleston and my personal favorite.Special Features:
- We had a fabulous time. TheOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 4/5/2008We had a fabulous time. The food was great, our waitress did a great job and made us feel very comfortable. Overall, I do recommend it!Special Features:
- The food left nothing to beOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 4/5/2008The food left nothing to be desired. My meal was sent back because it was overcooked and salty beyond the point of being edible. The meal was comped but my wifes was similarly prepared, albeit not as bad, and the fried oyster appetizer left nothing to be desired. The ambience was nice but we felt rushed through the meal. Overall, this was a weak dining experience, especially given the price. On the positive side, the wine list was great and the bar scene, with a live band, was hopping.Special Features:
- Two of the people in my groupOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 4/4/2008Two of the people in my group got the Arugula Salad with Applies and Fried Goat Cheese medallion.....they are still talking about it!!! Best salad they have ever had...Tehy plan to get 2 when we come back for the Bridge Race next year....
- Fantasic as always - plusOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 4/4/2008Fantasic as always - plus the staff made it extra special or our anniversary.Special Features:
- Service was very good ( IOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 4/3/2008Service was very good ( I think it was Brandi who was training someone, Wes??), the food over all good, lobster tail was a little disappointing (small and a little rubbery), but the rest of the meal was tasty and well prepared. Thanks.Special Features:
- Service was solid; gracefulOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 4/1/2008Service was solid; graceful execution w/ respect to fast, friendly seating, menu. The place was a bit busy (and noisy) for an anniversary dinner. Great ambiance for an evening after touring Charleston (we were seated on the sidewalk side w/good view of the street and the downtown Charleston charm). Food was very good -- but (perhaps because of the business) not the chef's best that evening. Lobster (the surf) was a bit on the "rare" side, while (the turf) tenderloin filet was too good to be true -- this was the best feature that evening. Lump crab was strong, not the "sweet" one expects for fresh lump crab. Great setting for folks on the go, and a good bit of attention to detail -- but it's always a daunting task to keep up with the crowds.Special Features:
- This place has very expensiveOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 3/30/2008This place has very expensive food. Dinner for two with tip and no alcohol was $85 dollars. Grouper was good but the sweet potato soufle(not very sweet) and green beans (undercooked and very crunchy) were ordinary. The quantity of food was small. I will cross this one off the list. Wife's meal was similarly over priced. Listed to a live two piece band which was good. Next time I will vist Hank's Seafood for the special occasion.Special Features:
- My Wife is a serious foodieGeneVIPDined on 3/30/2008My Wife is a serious foodie and this is her favorite restaurant in Charleston.Special Features:
- Outstanding service from theOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 3/29/2008Outstanding service from the moment we walked in to the time we walked out.Special Features:
- This was an exceptional evening.OpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 3/29/2008This was an exceptional evening. The Chef sent my husband a wonderful soufle dessert, High Cotton's specialty, in celebration of his 63rd birthday. We loved this Saturday night so much that we went back for brunch the next morning(Sunday). Next year we will be there again in early April. This is a must for us in Charleston. The service was fabulous. Every waitperson seemed to be thankful to be able to serve us. I bet it is a great place to work! The staff seemed so happy.Special Features:
- Have been to High Cotton onOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 3/28/2008Have been to High Cotton on several occasions and have never been disappointed. Food is great and the wait staff as good and friendly as the City of Charleston.Special Features:
- Hostess was rude and placedOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 3/23/2008Hostess was rude and placed my wife and I in the dining area where they had placed all parties with children. That was after the seating hostess inquired as to the certainty of the decision made by the door hostess. Food was overated and service was weak. The worst of any restaurant we have visited in Charleston, SC.
- Best Fried Green tomatoes,TastyVIPDined on 3/23/2008Best Fried Green tomatoes, Fried Oysters in Charleston. Delightful Sunday Brunch.Special Features:
- The restaurant was fun andOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 3/22/2008The restaurant was fun and upbeat. Our table wasn't in such a great location, especially since I had made my reservations through Open Table quite a bit ahead of schedule. But in general it was a good dinner out....Special Features:
- Visting from Dallas. TheOpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 3/20/2008Visting from Dallas. The food was awesome, music was fun - - great date night : )Special Features:
- Nice restaurant, good food.OpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 3/20/2008Nice restaurant, good food. I checked "good for groups" because the group dining next to us was permitted to be as loud and annoying as they wanted, much to the disappointment of us and other diners in the vicinity. Had to send a tough steak back, but the problem was eventually remedied. Overall a good experience, but would not recommend if you are looking for a serene or intimate dinner. The ambiance is nice, but the big open rooms result in a lot of noise.Special Features:
- Excellent food, nice decor,OpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 3/16/2008Excellent food, nice decor, very good service mad for an enjyable and memorable evening!Special Features:
- The service was truly great.OpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 3/16/2008The service was truly great. From being greeted by the hostess, to the bartender for making espresso martini's (which were excellent) and very special kudos's to our waitress Daniel. She was well informed and descriptive about all the specials and answered all our questions pertaining to other food selections on the menu. This was a special day for us. We had just gotten married and the staff at High Cotton made it even more special. Again, thank you all for a wonderful dining experience at High Cotton. We look forward to returning to Charleston and dining at High Cotton.Special Features:
- Thoroughly enjoyed SundayOpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 3/16/2008Thoroughly enjoyed Sunday Brunch at High Cotton!! Jazz playing softly, superb food, excellent service. Everything we had heard it was!!! A must do again.Special Features:
- This is one of my husbandSWMichiganDined on 3/16/2008This is one of my husband and my favorite restaurants. The food and service are continually outstanding. I was especially happy to the the TAP Project that they are working on. I thought they advertised it tastefully and in a manner delicate to their type of clientelle.Special Features:
- Great as always, and the weatherOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 3/15/2008Great as always, and the weather was terrible, but High Cotton was a gem.Special Features:
- My wife and I had a fantasticOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 3/15/2008My wife and I had a fantastic time at High Cotton. It seemed like everyone was working a little harder to make it a special evening for us, especially because we hadn't been on a "date" in quite some time. Chef Gray and his team prepared quite possibly the best meal that we've ever had. And it's not too often that you receive a chance to meet the Chef. We've been telling everyone about this spot and can't wait to get back ourselves.Special Features:
- The food was good, but theOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 3/12/2008The food was good, but the main entree took a little too long to be served. My wife had ordered the chicken w/ the pot-pie side dish; I suspect that took longer to prepare than the special I ordered (surf and turf). My food was a little cooler than I would have liked, but at that point I did not want to delay eating any longer. Overall, though, we had a nice evening.Special Features:
- Consistently WonderfulRichDined on 12/16/2007A Charleston Classic Restaurant that is consistently wonderful every single time. Everthing is delicious...everything..Special Features:
- The food here is excellent.BrianDined on 9/1/2007The food here is excellent. Great for client dinners or dinner with friends. Not so great for romance, as the dining room is very large and can get quite loud.
- My favorite restaurant inOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 7/21/2007My favorite restaurant in Charleston. The right combination of excitement and soothing ambiance with superior food and service. Fairly active environment and great view of Charleston street activity. Get advance reservations and get a window seat. Order the souffle upon arrival. (The BEST mini cheeseburgers at happy hour)Special Features:
- Great "southern" feel to it.PickyBeerGuyVIPDined on 5/12/2007Great "southern" feel to it. A must try while in Charleston. Get the lava chocolate dessert!!!Special Features: