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Cotton Row Restaurant, Huntsville, AL

Cotton Row Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1907 Reviews
$50 and over
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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Booked 10 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (256) 382-9500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef James Boyce

  • Catering

    A taste of elegance is precisely what one needs when planning a special event. Be it a quaint rehearsal dinner or that grand reception, we thrive in making your vision come to life. At Cotton Row, we understand the importance of presentation and sophisticated style, which is why we want to bring the exclusive cuisine, that you have come to know and love, to your most intimate occasions. We offer a variety of menu options and services to fit almost any budget, never sacrificing quality. We look forward to serving you and yours.

  • Private party facilities

    Cotton Row Restaurant is available for private parties of many sizes. Our team is dedicated to offering you an intimate dining experience in a larger setting. We will assist with customizing your menu and wine selections, to table settings, floral arrangements and parting gifts.

  • Private party contact

    Regina Burnett: (855) 611-2810

  • Neighborhood

    Huntsville

  • Cross street

    Madison Street

  • Parking details

    Cotton Row offers complimentary valet for our guests.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Alabama

    Notable Wine List

  • Alabama

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  • Huntsville

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    Fit for Foodies

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  1. RS

    RustyStephenson

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Must be 50 characters??? Not customer friendly! $$$$$$$$$$$$&$$$&&&&$$&&&&&&&$$&7778&&77@8

  2. L

    Luvncrimson

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cotton Row is consistently superior! Both of my boys had the filet and it's always cooked as requested. My husband and I had the Truffle Ravioli and it was a perfect portion and so so good! We started with the Truffle Fries which were twice cooked and enough for us all to share. We can always count on them for fresh ingredients and a changing menu, which we all appreciate!

  3. LA

    LARRYS

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A terrific dining experience. Cocktails were exceptional and entrees were outstanding. I would recommend Connors and wish we lived closer because it would be a favorite.

  4. SS

    StuartS

    Birmingham

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food has a southern flair and is excellent. They have an great wine and drink menu and the staff is exceptional. This is my favorite Huntsville restaurant.

  5. RS

    RustyStephenson

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food & service - very quiet which was nice - all doors open - Don , Lauren , Devon are always great - so is the bar tender !!!

  6. M

    Mamie

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Don did an outstanding job as usual. Always a pleasant dinning experience.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father’s Day

  8. SB

    SusanB

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience5

    Our Father's Day meal was enjoyable but the food was disappointing. We had great seats, the live music was wonderful, and the restaurant was not too loud. However, the food was disappointing. The oysters in the appetizer were overcooked. I had the redfish. Before I ordered, the server told me they were out of redfish and had substituted white fish--he assured me it was just as good. The fish was fine, but the dish overall was very bland. My husband's shrimp and scallops dish was better. The cheesecake and creme brulle were ok but not outstanding. Our server was aloof and not very attentive--he never checked back to ask me about my entree. The "water girl" did most of the work.

  9. SC

    SuzieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All three of us got the fabulous filets! Best filets we have had in a long time! The grilled romaine salad is also incredible! Great staff! Very reactive and helpful in making recommendations! Cannot wait to return to Huntsville and eat there again!

  10. k

    keith

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and great food. Don was our server and he did a great job. Only issue was our initial table request not honored but Don fixed that for us.

  11. JM

    JohnM

    Atlanta

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Creative twists on some familiar dishes. The grilled romaine and strawberry shortcake impressed us the most but all was good. Busy but charming place. They are working the formulae…

  12. DO

    DineoutinOttawa

    Hawaii

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved my crab cake and my short rib and strawberry shortcake. Great service

  13. S

    Sparky0315

    Atlanta

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I went to dinner solo at Cotton Row while I was staying in Huntsville for my child’s Space Camp week. A friend of mine recommended Cotton Row and I’m so glad I listened to her. The restaurant is beautiful and classic, and every dish was delicious. The service was impeccable and my first solo dining in over a decade was perfect! I will definitely return next summer during the Space Camp week!

  14. G

    Grits

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very outstanding dining experience with friends!!!

  15. JE

    JET58

    Atlanta

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Celebrating anniversary, food and service was amazing. Loved the live guitar music too. Enjoyed everything about this place.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The ambiance and service was impeccable. The entrée of redfish was delicious but tiny with mounds of succotash 1/4 or less sized filet. The corn/seafood chowder was disappointing as was the coffee after the meal. Espresso and strong coffee made in a regular press let too many grounds into the cup. Not the best value for the area.

  17. NA

    NateA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Experience................................................

  18. JC

    JaymeC

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great restaurant! Easy to make reservations and very accommodating when we called to say we were going to be a little late. We were seated quickly and were given drinks and a menu soon after. It did take a while to get our starter, but after which the food came at the expected time. The burrata and steaks were fantastic, the brussel sprouts on point. We did feel that the mac and cheese and mashed potatoes could have been a bit more robust with flavor. We will come back!

  19. BN

    BillN

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    Music too loud, server grumpy, menu changed ( no fois gras) disappointed

  20. BT

    BlakeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic! The food was amazing and the service couldn't have been better. Our new favorite place!

  21. DM

    DebM

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had reservations early with restaurant half empty and they sat us right next to the service door to the patio dining. I will request not to have that table in the future. Otherwise was great experience.

  22. B

    Braz60

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    It was just good. And good is not what I was expecting. I expected to be greeted with a smile not an attitude. I expected the food to be great not just good. Our server was great and that’s what I expected. I’ve been to Cotton Row many times, but until they up their game, I’ll be going to some of the newer restaurants to see how they compare.

  23. RK

    ReneeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exception food and service, always a pleasure to dine at Cotton Row!

  24. SD

    StanleyD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We were seated next to the bar and there was several standing and talking so it made it difficult to hear each other will be back but will ask for different seating it was our 48 Anniversary sorta expected a quieter seating overall pleased

  25. O

    Oldworldron

    Tampa

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our choices or amazing. Started with the fried green tomatoes that were finished with a wonderful mustard sauce. My wife had the seafood chowder that was loaded with fresh seafood and a wonderful broth. I had the venison tenderloin with mashed potatoes and greens cooked medium well and very very tasty! We both had a Cuban rum drink made with champagne rum a hint of mint it was super refreshing. We’re from out of town so we won’t be able to come back very often but our next time in Huntsville will be certain to plan another meal at Cotton Row.

  26. D

    Dede

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent service and ambiance. Food presentation was excellent , food quality was good.

  27. DH

    DavidH

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience3

    It was our 34th anniversary. Made reservation weeks ago and requested a table by window. When we arrived, we were told all the window tables were taken. Sat us at a small table at back. Only 1 of the 4 window tables ever had anyone that sat at them while we were in the restaurant! We were there for an hour and a half. I am angry, annoyed, and offended! I asked the hostess on the way out if it was because there was only 2 of us and she said no. No other explanation was ever offered. We will probably not return.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great as always! Exceptional food and service.

  29. SV

    SarahV

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food, atmosphere and service is always amazing. We like to come here for our dates!

  30. B

    Brancher1

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We were visiting from out of town. We heard good things about Cotton Row. Our visit was nice-beautiful building. We were seated in a noisy section that had little privacy and much boasting about an array of things including eating there. Good-fresh, we’ll prepared fare. My wife loved the Quail. The roasted Romaine lettuce was a treat. The in house sorbet was very good. Cool building. Nice. Not so good—Bar situation was just strange. Obviously a bourbon, brown whiskey, bend, but NO spirits list. Server had no idea what was at the Bar. Played 20 questions to find a bourbon. Drinks took a while. Hard to get “free” water. $5.00 bottle of water is a bit much. Finally, the overall feeling was of pretentiousness. I’ve eaten at Beard Award winning restaurants all over the south. It you’ve got it, you don’t have to flaunt it.

  31. BS

    BruceS

    Birmingham

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3

    Cotton Row is usually my wife's and my go to restaurant for special occasions. We went for Mother's day 2022. The Mother's Day Bruch Menu that they showed on-line did not match the menu we were provided. That was he first frustration point. The Service was good as always but my wife's Salmon was just OK and since the menu did not match the reason we made the reservation, I reluctantly select the short ribs plate. It as the worse meal I ever had at Cotton Row. 4 1/8' 3"x4" squares of meat with 1.5" of uneatable fat within each square.

  32. WT

    WendyT

    Mobile

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food was very good. The price was high for the food selection. Sunday Brunch.

  33. TH

    TomH

    Birmingham

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    We have been coming to Cotton Row since they first opened and have never had anything other than a five star experience across the board. However, this time, a Mother's Day Brunch, did not start well. From the time we sat down, it was 19 minutes before our drinks arrived. The bar area, though not busy, seemed to be in chaos. They even had to go find (wash?) glasses for mimosas. It was also an estimated 10 minutes before the server first came to our table to get the drink orders. Once we got our drinks, the service was fine. Not sure what happened.

  34. MB

    MichaelB

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was amazing and our server Kyle was outstanding!

  35. A

    Abbie

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is my new favorite restaurant. The brunch was amazing and the servers were sweet and accommodating.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cinco de Mayo date, the food and drinks were perfect

  37. LS

    LindaS

    Birmingham

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Each of us ordered something different; a steak, striped bass and venison tenderloin! We started with the grilled romaine lettuce! Everyone enjoyed their choices and dinner was crowded out with assorted ice creams! Delicious!

  38. M

    Mike

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Price does not equate to quality and taste of food. Cotton Row was not as good as it has been in the past.

  39. t

    tfly

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food & service. Great location to sit outside and enjoy an evening.

  40. SP

    SuezyP

    Birmingham

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Party of 7, some meeting for the very first time, one guest from Germany, all who had never eaten at Cotton Row before except me, it was pure joy to bring them to my favorite restaurant. We had the round table, fantastic for the conversation that followed. Everything was perfect. We all had different things...we oogled each other's dishes.The Atlantic Salmon and the Lobster Mac & Cheese were the favs of the night. Everyone left happy. Our server and the front desk staff were delightful. Thank you for another excellent Cotton Row experience ❤️

FAQs

Cotton Row Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (256) 382-9500.

Cotton Row Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1907 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Cotton Row Restaurant

100 Southside Sq Huntsville, AL 35801

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Madison Street

  • Neighborhood

    Huntsville

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Southern

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Cotton Row offers complimentary valet for our guests.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef James Boyce

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (256) 382-9500

  • Catering

    A taste of elegance is precisely what one needs when planning a special event. Be it a quaint rehearsal dinner or that grand reception, we thrive in making your vision come to life. At Cotton Row, we understand the importance of presentation and sophisticated style, which is why we want to bring the exclusive cuisine, that you have come to know and love, to your most intimate occasions. We offer a variety of menu options and services to fit almost any budget, never sacrificing quality. We look forward to serving you and yours.

  • Private party facilities

    Cotton Row Restaurant is available for private parties of many sizes. Our team is dedicated to offering you an intimate dining experience in a larger setting. We will assist with customizing your menu and wine selections, to table settings, floral arrangements and parting gifts.

  • Private party contact

    Regina Burnett: (855) 611-2810

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