Cotton Row Restaurant

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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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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had brunch with our son and daughter-in-law. Everything was delicious.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service from Quin

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was great, the service was very disappointing.

S
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

We have come often and have had better experiences in the past. I suspect that much depends on the server and the manager.

R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

A friend had raves about how good the food and service was at Cotton Row. It was not our experience. We waited 10-15 min to get menus and drink orders. Waited nearly as long to get drinks. We place our orders and waited 15 for appetizers, not bad. When the main course arrived 30+ min later, 2 Steaks were so cold the herb butter didn’t melt. One was under cooked but eatable, good taste and warm. Other was not a prime cut, even thought that was the order and guest was not pleased with flavor. I guess we were the only guest that were disappointed everyone else seemed to be happy. There were only about 5 table seated but it was later in the evening.

l
Birmingham
53 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Firing on all cylinders! Food was beautiful and tasty; service top-notch!

OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Really great food and a super good wine selection. My 6 out of town guests were very complimentary of the meal overall. As the host, I was thought our server was a bit slow, not keeping glasses full and slow with the check. Might have been lunch of the draw, though, normally this is not the case and Cotton Row is my choice for best in town.

CK
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Maybe this resturant just wasn't for us. Everyone was very nice and friendly but the amount of food we received for the price was not worth it and most of it tatsted frozen. It wasn't very flavorful though is had nice visual appeal. It's an "upscale resturant" in a previous bank building that resides in a part of town that is going through a renovation. Needless to say, my love and I left hungry and unsatisfied.

CC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best filet mignon my wife has ever eaten. Everything is on point. BUT pricey and worth it.

OM
Birmingham
14 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service

J
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We found hair in our appetizers and all they said was “ that’s not good” we also only got one water refill. We keep getting dirty looks from the staff, I figured it was because we had tee shirt and jeans on so if you make the mistake of going here make sure you wear a tux other wise you don’t get recognized as a paying customer. Thank you for ruining our anniversary we will never go here again

LA
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband had the steak and I had the scallops. Both were delicious. The staff was great and the environment was cozy. We sat at the table closest to the kitchen, so I was expecting it to be noisy, but it wasn’t at all. We enjoyed being walking distance to a couple of museums and there were a lot of parking options. We were in town for a concert and the restaurant had a specialty drink just for the occasion, so that was a nice added touch to get us excited for the event.

FP
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful evening there recently with my wife and adult son. The service was very friendly and professional, and the food was outstanding. I had the veal chop special which was delicious (though surprisingly pricey even compared to the rest of the menu). The wine list selection is above average and the ambiance is attractive and pleasant. We will definitely be back!

FS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner with excellent service. Logan our server was great and very accommodating with all of our needs. I highly recommend Cotton Row for a wonderful romantic dinner.

E
Birmingham
15 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, as always.

SR
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went to Cotton Row to celebrate our anniversary. The service was exceptional; the food was delicious; and the ambiance was nice (although space was limited). It was very expensive, but I think it was worth it. I'd definitely go back.

GN
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Impressive flavors in all the dishes (including dessert). Service was great.

E
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The grouper special with lobster tartar was superb. Service was excellent.

DF
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great!! service was great!! My only petty complaint is that we told them we were celebrating 2 birthdays when we made the reservation. Nothing was done for our birthdays nore where we asked if we were celebrating anything special. I was completely fine with this thinking Cotton Row must not really celebrate birthdays. As we were paying and abour ready to leaving, the table next to us, who were also celebrating a birthday, received complimentary champagne as they were looking at the menu. Not sure if they received dessert since we left. I was saddened by our family not getting the same treatment and it left a sad feeling about the experience.

SD
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Cotton Row is exceptional! The food was fantastic and service was great. We were celebrating a birthday and it was made the celebration very memorable.

CL
Birmingham
24 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always. Whenever we are in Hsv this is our restaurant of choice.

O
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Love cotton row it’s an upscale place to go not many of those in Huntsville. If you don’t know the place seating can be terrible. I’ve complained about this before. This evening we were celebrating the arrival of our first grandchild and my daughter and myself getting new jobs. First time ever we went there food was not prepared correctly. All had the fillet 3 wanted it medium i ordered it medium rare. All came out rare to medium rare. Plate had to go back. There was also some issue with the appetizers. They made it right for sure free cocktails and they acknowledged the issues before we complained. There was a big party down stairs perhaps that had something to do with it. We will go back if it happens again then we will start expecting something else wrong.

l
Birmingham
54 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The menu rarely changes, so if you like to dine frequently it gets boring fast. The kitchen, despite a static menu, has issues executing consistently. But when everyone is on point the food is delicious, but too often big misses come out of the kitchen. Beautiful dining room, definitely the nicest in Huntsville. Great outdoor dining as well.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

From arrival to departure our experience was totally amazing! The staff were all friendly and knowledgeable of the wine list as well as the foods on the menu. He answered our questions and was prompt in refilling glasses and delivery of food as well. Wonderful meal

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

waited 40 minutes for table after reservation Horrendous service dry salty food. Always been a hit before hope just a bad night. Very disappointed

BL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was very substandard for this restaurant. Usually it is top notch, but today it was not. Slow service, missed orders, and generally subpar.

P
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice upscale restaurant. Very good food. A little pricey, so I will reserve going for special occasions. Overall it was an excellent experience.

m
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant is located on a beautiful old area of Huntsville.
The menu is small but the selection of salads and entrees are amazing. The wine list is very good too.
We had the halibut and it was delicious.
The deserts are delicious.
I recommend this place for a special date or special occasions.
I will definitely go back.

J
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous meal! Lobster Ravioli were delicately delicious and the steak could be cut with a butter knife..Great staff, Christian was great as well as the young lady who assisted him. All around delicious meal, great ambiance.

OT
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was excellent and the waiter was excellent.
Thank you

R
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booking a reservation was easy and was able to book it in the same day. Food was delicious as I am a big seafood fan and cocktails were very good. It was a little pricey but overall was a great experience.

T
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had reservations and were seated expeditiously. Our wait staff was absolutely superb, and our food was expertly cooked, seasoned, and served. We were completely delighted with the entire evening.

CA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food and excellent service. Waiter was very attentive. We celebrated a birthday & restaurant was accommodating.

D
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have already recommended Cotton Row to friends in Huntsville and Southern Maryland. The food choices were exemplary, equaled by the excellent service. The cuisine offered provided pairings of delectable culinary flavors giving my wife and I delicious memories from our first visit to Huntsville. We look forward to many repeat visits.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic drink, meals and atmosphere. There is no comparison elsewhere in Huntsville. Top notch service.

MM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Basic menus items were first rate.
The Tole Fish special left much to be desired.

ML
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

The food was delicious as always. My reservation request, however, was not honored. I had asked for a table by the window. We were seated in very cramped conditions by a brick wall. The server was nice but did not suggest an appetizer and he was a bit neglectful when it came to filling our beverages and getting our food to us in a timely manner. This has only happened this one time. Our previous visits have been superb and that's why we will be back.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service is not what you expect for the price.

CL
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and the food is terrific! Great portion sizes also!

PB
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary! The staff helped to make this a memorable occasion!

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