Cotton Row Restaurant

4.7
1078 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Nestled on the southwest corner of the Courthouse Square, the three-story brick building that houses Cotton Row Restaurant was built in 1821 along the cotton exchange.

A vision for comfort, elegance and modern American cuisine is how the story of Cotton Row Restaurant began. We are inspired by the enduring passion of the cotton traders who once worked in downtown Huntsville, and invite you to experience our southern hospitality.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful dining experience with each visit. Delightful service and amazing food and paired drinks. Would highly recommend making a reservation soon. You will not be disappointed. Can’t wait for our return.

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D
Mississippi
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service...best Bloody Mary ever!

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WT
Birmingham
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was AMAZING! Every item perfectly prepared!
Great attentive service!

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C
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 2

Great food, good service. For the prices charged I would rather have a quite atmosphere. I was unable to hear my wife the entire visit.

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N
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service

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DB
Miami
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We love Cotton Row and it's always been our go to restaurant especially for special family occasion.
this was the first time we were disappointed. my husband ordered the elk and was advised it was best "medium rare" which he ordered. it was so overdone he could hardly chew it. We went because my mother loves their filet mignon and hers was also overdone. It was my Mother's birthday which i noted when i booked the table and again when we arrived shortly before my Mom. the server advised us they would have a "candle in the dessert" so we specifically ordered dessert to have this small celebration. again, it was disappointing when the dessert arrived with no candle and no mention of her birthday. i pointed this out to the young lady assisting our server when she delivered and she said "oh i'm sorry" but made no effort to get a candle. For the prices at Cotton Row the food and service should be nothing less than outstanding. This will make us think twice before going back. So sad...

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B
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Great dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary!

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JM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is always fantastic. I wish seating was spaced a little farther apart.

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M
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. I had the short ribs and my wife ate the swordfish. Service was great. Dodd came out quickly. We started off with their butternut squash ravioli and that was amazingly well done. The space us a little cramped walking around but plenty of space once your at your table. GREAT EXPERIENCE

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PW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I rarely enjoy music with a meal, but this place nailed it. The food was exquisite. I ordered swordfish, which can be risky because it is easy to overcook and over dry. Here it was cooked to perfection, as was the salmon. Although the meal was very expensive, it was worth every penny

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! The service was great! Highly recommend!

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JL
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional dinig experience from our pre-dinner cocktail through the end of the meal. The pork belly and butternut squash ravioli were perfect appetizers. The steak was cooked perfectly and served with a delicious lobster Mac ‘n cheese. The short ribs were fork-tender, flavorful and bold that paired perfectly with the grits they were served atop. My only disappointment, we couldn’t order dessert after the Oh-so-generous dinner portions! With that said, the dessert menu looked decadently delicious.

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WT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could improve on dessert selection. Has the special, bread pudding. Was not impressed at all.

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FD
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always satisfying to experience fine dining and the Cotton Row did not disappoint- service and food quality were excellent and we’ll surely visit again. We had swordfish/ filet along with a cremebule dessert and all plates hadn’t any specs of food left.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Cotton Row is a very nice restaurant with great service. But the food is a little pricey

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GM
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and drink. Be sure to try the Bloody Mary with the works.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife’s birthday. We always eat there for it and our anniversary.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great atmosphere. We will dine at Cotton Row again in the future.

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MB
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We planned this dinner for our 10th wedding anniversary. The staff was so accommodating, even called to ask if we wanted a chef's tasting. Sparkling wine and a sweet card wishing us Happy Anniversary was waiting for us at our table!
The wait staff seemed inexperienced and made a couple of errors with our planned meal, but they were very kind.
We will definitely go back!

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DH
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner before a concert at VBC was just the ticket recently at Cotton Row. The positive vibe began before we even arrived with a courteous call confirming our reservations via OpenTable to inquire whether this were a special occasion and if there were any food allergies or restrictions (I do keto). A pleasant valet, immediate seating and rapid greeting followed. We shared the charcuterie & cheese board as appetizer and each chose fish for our main course. The swordfish was as close to perfect as I've ever experienced with its roasted Brussels sprouts in a balsamic reduction and a fantastic curried cauliflower (very keto friendly - I'm not sure if this was the standard accompaniment or if they made a tweek for the mention of my diet). My companion ordered the Salmon - swathed in cumin - just a tad spicy and pleasantly warming. A perfectly mixed Manhattan cocktail and very reasonably priced Pinot Grigio rounded out our meal. Congrats to the chef and the fantastic staff of this Huntsville gem.

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p
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, cocktails were excellent, service was outstanding, dinner was first class and the noise level allowed our conversation to take place.

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JM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was top rate! Service exceptional! Cream Brulé Five starts!

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J
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall experience was great. The only downside was that the tables next to us were extremely close, such that it was a little difficult to have a private conversation.

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K
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible all the way around! Service was excellent! Food was out of this world delicious! Will definitely be going back soon!

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B
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent. Quiet environment. A good place for meeting friends or having a nice night out.

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KP
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cotton Row is a delightful restaurant in the heart of downtown Huntsville. The low lighting and white table linens is the perfect ambience for a quiet dinner. The exposed brick wall is an impressive backdrop for the full service bar. The men recommend the steak.

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E
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Cotton Row remains the finest restaurant in northern Alabama -- bar none. Unforgettable dining, exquisite service and ambience, no one else comes close.

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WA
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. The only thing i would change is to expand the restaurant so it would be easier to get a table!

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LL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very Romantic atmosphere. The service was superb, and we cleaned our plates. Excellent food.

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BT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

Server was not attentive never received any bread or water refills

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F
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and our server was very attentive. We were seated in a cramped table with very little room to move when other tables were available. The other staff would slam the stairwell gate when going up and down the stairs so avoid this location if possible. The poor seating and noisy table next to us was definitely outweighed by the delicious food.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tonight we celebrated Valentine’s weekend at Cotton Row. Everything was absolutely amazing. John was our server and was very professional and polite. We never had to ask for anything. All of the staff was very attentive and appeared focused and friendly. My boyfriend had one of the featured Valentines cocktails and it was absolutely delicious. The bartender also made me a delightful alcohol free drink (since I am a non drinker) and it was also very tasty. We started with the Lobster Risotto followed by the Grilled Hearts of Romaine. Both starters were delicious and also came out with perfect timing. For the entree course we had the Filet Mignon. We ordered it Medium and it was spot on and very tender. We finished the evening off with a French press coffee and a Molten chocolate cake which was the perfect way to end the evening. The building is absolutely beautiful and has a very historic feel to it. The ambiance was very romantic and perfect for the Valentine’s Day setting. I highly recommend visiting this beautiful downtown Huntsville restaurant. Truly an amazing experience!

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LE
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Menu very limited for Valentines weekend and totally different than On-Line Menu and what was expected.

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S
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding, especially the butter nut squash ravioli. The sword fish was the best I’ve ever had. Our server was excellent. He got tied up with another table as we were finishing our meal. One of the hostesses came by and processed the payment so we could leave.

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GT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter, food and atmosphere were perfectfor our occasion...

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OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Gwen, was very sweet! And the couple one table over from us picked up our check!!! The food and atmosphere were great for a date before going out to the symphony.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place for a special night!

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TO
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! Best place I’ve eaten in Huntsville.

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CV
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was outstanding, as usual. This restaurant never disappoints.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife and I went for Valentine's Day. The food and atmosphere were wonderful. We will definitely only go back for special occasions because of the price, but we enjoyed our visit.

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