Cotton Row Restaurant

4.7
1576 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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stevenh
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cotton Row is amazing One of our favorite places. The food is always amazing and the service just as good

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LeahP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great ambiance. Food was good, unique selections. Parking is tough on the square. Would eat here again.

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MatthewB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing!

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, food was awesome and service was awesome. I also like that the tables are spaced apart enough that I did not feel like I was having dinner with the table beside us. I am a repeat customer.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Easter brunch. Great 3 course meal. Food was fantastic. Service even better!

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DeeB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went as a celebration of my mother’s birthday, our anniversary and Easter brunch. We enjoyed everything

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PatriciaS
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!! Really enjoyed the guitar player on the patio & doors being open for those of us inside.

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chris
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cotton Row never disappoints - the food quality is always excellent, every time. Thanks for a great Easter brunch!

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JohnS
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience throughout. Ravioli starter I would eat every day. I had the duck and it was outstanding also and my wife had the fish special.
Only small point that did not detract from overall experience was that they brought out main course without utensils. We were not the only table like that.
Once we got our servers attention it was resolved quickly so as not to detract from our overall meal.

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BrianV
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, well-presented by a friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable staff. A charming restaurant and we’ll look forward to a return visit. Short ribs were outstanding!

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HadAGoodEvening
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great. Outside can be a bit noisy but only because a few loud vehicles. Our waiter was really nice and anticipated what we’d need.

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ConwayE
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food experience I've had in a long, long, time. Our server was awesome. The cocktails were super nice. The app was delicious, the main was perfect and the dessert (toffee cake) was out of sight. Overall, a top ten dining experience. Chef Boyce continually nails it!

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Mark
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service they worked us in on Friday night and still treated us like regulars . The food was great rib roast was great . Nice portions and good service.

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TimG
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance. Perfect place to celebrate a special day!

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JonB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had very pleasant outdoor dining. The food was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Birthday. Not a great experience

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Happydiner
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Unique, perfectly executed, mouthwatering food. It was a busy night (as I imagine the restaurant usually is) so it took a while to get our drinks. Also, we were never offered any bread (which we saw other tables have) despite ordering two entrees and a starter. Our waiter was not super attentive, but that’s ok, overall the experience was still a great one.

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heathers
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, amazing atmosphere. Wait staff are superior in there profession. One of our favorite restaurants.

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vipsupperfor12
Birmingham
36 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night. We love the fish and the peanut butter and jelly dessert -amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Refused to serve us wine because they said we seemed intoxicated although we definitely were not and had had minimal alcohol prior to arriving. Very rude

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for a couple’s weekend getaway. We wanted romantic and nice without being stuffy.
Cotton Row was perfect!
Wait staff and food were great!
We especially enjoyed the girl singing outside which added even a little bit more to our evening.

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heathers
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food is always excellent. Love this restaurant. Having a private room was a bonus!

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CodyC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An overall wonderful meal. I highly commend the chef and the staff.

JM
vipJenniferM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Wonderful dinner outside! Scallops cooked to perfection!!

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David
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cotton Row can always be counted upon to provide excellence in food, service, drinks and experience. Shelly remembered us from a chef’s tasting and offered us a lamb lollipop which was being perfected for the next menu; it was outstanding. Since my wine selection was not yet to the proper temperature we were given a complimentary glass of sparkling wine while the Chablis chilled. The salmon and halibut were both excellent and the risotto was perfect; in some restaurants it can be pasty. This is a first class restaurant and I will return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The ambience and menu prices indicated a very fancy experience. Which it was, but the food was not good at all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining and service were both excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always. Very consistent food, service and ambiance.

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RustyG
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cotton Row is a staple in HSV. Everything about the restaurant is great. Always very satisfied!!

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vipMegC
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed everything! The Halibut was probably the best we have ever had❤️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the staff was very friendly and attentive. I will definitely be back.

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vipCarlM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed our evening at Cotton Row, very nice ambience even in light of COVID protocols.

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NIcw
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have lived in Huntsville for 2 years and this restaurant was on my “to do “ list and never got around to visiting. No wth at I am moving, it became a priority. It started a bit rocky as I was guided downstairs to dine alone as there were no other patrons down there. I asked for another option and I was accommodated and moved to the main dining area. Good thing, as the service was impeccable and Don provided great recommendations from wine all the way to dessert! Great experience!

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GordonD
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent! The tables were well spaced for maintaining distance.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

I have eaten at very nice restaurants before with much better satisfaction. We had 7:00 reservations on a Tuesday night. While driving to Cotton Row I get a text that says, "Please chick in with the host at Cotton Row now. Your table is ready. Text 1 if you're on your way..." I did not read it while I was driving but read it as we opened the front door. It kind of set the tone for the evening that they would not be interested in pleasant customer service.

The starters... My oysters were well cooked with very little flavor. My wife's raviolis were thin and tasteless as well but the small chunk of lobster on top was good.

Drinks were okay and very expensive - not very strong, not very flavorful.

For entrees, I had the Halibut. As were the appetizers, it was well cooked with little flavor. There was something in the beurre blanc or the risotto that had fantastic flavor but that was all that I really enjoyed with the whole meal. The asparagus were, like other items well cooked but with little flavor - both of them. My wife had the swordfish special and the only thing she rally enjoyed the flavor of was the starchy side (I don't remember what it was).

I had high hopes and normally we would have stayed for dessert but we decided to head to Humphrey's for and appetizer to fill up on and some better drinks. With their live music, we enjoyed our time there much more.

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JimD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very romantic. Food and service were excellent. Mostly seafood on the menu.

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vipStuartS
Birmingham
24 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great service and the sea bass was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were seated next to the bathroom and service station on a lopsided table. I was so grossed out sitting so close to the bathroom that I had no appetite by the time the food came out.

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Willow
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. An absolute for a date night or special event . Warm and elegant. I

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 1576 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.