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Cotton Row Restaurant, Huntsville, AL
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Cotton Row Restaurant

4.6
4.6
2018 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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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.
Private dining

Private dining

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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

Experiences

  • Candlelight Valentine's Dinner Weekend

    $85.00 per person

    Feb 10 - Feb 14, 2023
    Celebrate that special someone in your life with us at Cotton Row. We'll be offering a decadent, three course menu all weekend long, with house favorites like our Slow Braised Short Rib and Peanut Butter & Jelly in Phyllo, but also savory selections like Black Truffle Oysters Rockefeller and Parmesan Crusted Red Snapper!

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What 2,018 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Alabama

    Great for fine wines

  • Huntsville

    Best Overall

  • Huntsville

    Best Food

  • Huntsville

    Best Service

  • Huntsville

    Best Ambiance

  • Huntsville

    Best Value

  • Huntsville

    Neighborhood gem

  • Huntsville

    Romantic

  • Huntsville

    Good for special occasions

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service and food were excellent.
  2. D

    Dick

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The halibut on risotto was an amazing flavor treat and the service by Chyle was attentive and graceful. The whole restaurant seemed to run like a clock.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a very nice experience for our Anniversary Dinner, would highly recommend for any special occasions or even a night out!
  4. RP

    RyanP

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Very Average at best.
  5. TJ

    TheJMo

    Birmingham

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Great menu. Always a classy experience. Professional wait staff.
  6. PW

    PaulW

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy coming here. Not cheap, but worth every dollar
  7. E

    Eric

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took the girlfriend here for her birthday dinner. I was extremely impressed by everything at this restaurant including the staff, atmosphere, the quality of the food and the presentation. Cotton Row restaurant really makes you feel like you are a VIP at every table especially the wine cellar room. We will definitely return soon. Thank you Cotton Row for a wonderful dining experience! Best regards, Eric C.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great job, good food and exceptional staff.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was great and knew his stuff
  10. L

    Landers

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    LOVE the background music playing, and the interior design. Valet makes it so easy to park and not worry. I think we had a new waiter, he was not attentive or overly friendly, maybe he was having an off night. Both desserts were labeled with Happy Birthday lettering for the belated bday girls, and I LOVED THAT! So did they! A great touch for any age! Food was amazing, however my friend had to return her coffee for not being hot. No big deal.
  11. F

    Fynproewer

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We like Cotton Row, and will return, but dining there on NYE was a disappointing experience. We sat down and to our surprise was handed 3-course menu with a set price ($85 pp), so we couldn't order our usual favorites. One of us have a food allergy, so had limited options, decided to skip desert because didn't like the one option, but still had to pay for it. (If we were told there would be a set menu, we would not have made reservations due to this). The biggest disappointed, though, was one of the entrees on the menu was "rack of lamb". My husband asked the waitress how many ribs to expect, to which she stated "about 6". My husband is highly technical and also aware that a rack of lamb technically consists of 7 ribs. He was pleased with her answer though, and ordered the lamb. What showed up were 4 ribs. The correct title for this entree would have been lamb chops, not rack of lamb. Other than the two meals, I had one glass of wine, and even though we asked for tap water, received one bottle of water, and our bill was $250 (gratuity included). We left, my husband still hungry.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great beverages, appetizers, entrees, and desserts.
  13. GP

    GabriellaP

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and atmosphere are fantastic! Our waiter was knowledgeable and helpful, but not overbearing. It was the perfect anniversary dinner!
  14. LB

    LukeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience. Jared (our waiter) was phenomenal. Will return. Great place, great food.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing way to spend Christmas Eve! A tradition we look forward to continuing for many years! :)
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The service was impeccable - our waiter was knowledgeable and engaging. The Halibut was 1.5 minutes overdone, extremely dry, and the butternut squash risotto was cold. The coffees at the end were cold, too.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cotton Row is our favorite fine dining restaurant for any occasion! The food and service are always outstanding!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    Gave us a terrible table too big for our group with air condition blowing right at one of our party. Service was extremely slow. Seems like our glass table with cheap place mates which was too big which made it difficult to talk was an afterthought. Diminished the experience
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was great. The vibe is very proper and quiet. I prefer a little more energy. The food was good. Service was great. Prices are reasonable. Restaurant is cute.
  20. BS

    BrianS

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  21. KA

    KASM

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Longtime girlfriends came down from Nashville to celebrate the holidays and walk Tinsel Trail.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent service by Nick. Always enjoy our dining experience at Cotton Row.
  23. DK

    DeepakK

    Tallahassee

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience
  24. N

    Nile

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and ambiance. The wine was perfect! Great drink list.
  25. RA

    RoyceA

    Memphis/West TN

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Halibut and filet were very good. Great employees. Can definitely recommend!
  26. B

    Bibi

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    the food was pretty good. small portions though. the service was impeccable and it made the entire dining experience lovely. i would return for a special occasion.
  27. SN

    SheilaN

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    I visited Cotton Row for Thanksgiving with my family. Considering this is a chef led restaurant I had high expectations. I could not have been more disappointed with our dinner. The appetisers were quite delicious, but served cold. The soup had a rich and deep flavor, but it was difficult to get past the tepid temperature. Two in our party ordered prime rib, at an extra surcharge, and the meat was probably the worst cut we have ever been served. I understand that prime rib should be served medium rare, but ours were not even that. They were impossible to cut with a knife because they were simply not cooked. Our serving dishes were quite warm, but the food was not. All of the sides that accompanied the entrees were cold. Finally the desserts were also a disappointment. The carmelized sugar was bitter on the creme brulee, the cheesecakes were nearly frozen, and the chocolate cake tasted like a box mix. This from one of the "finest" chefs in Huntsville? We often dine out in nicer restuarants, and we don't mind paying a bit more for a well-prepared meal. Nothing about this meal was in any way up to our expectations, except the wine. We did enjoy that.
  28. AD

    AshleyD

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular place. The food and atmosphere is exceptional. The salmon was amazing. One of my most memorable meals.
  29. BR

    BillR

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All good! Food and service were both excellent!
  30. CM

    CindyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food would have been excellent if it was not so salty. The tables were crammed together, I felt like I was sitting with the parties on both sides of me!!! Service was excellent, food was served on time.
  31. KL

    KittyL

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal and delightful experience overall at Cotton Row. Our meal was in celebration of my parents’ 50th Wedding Anniversary, and I’m so glad we chose Cotton Row for the occasion. We will definitely be returning!
  32. RH

    RobertH

    Birmingham

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A pre-Thanksgiving dinner at our favorite Huntsville restaurant. It never disappoints. Same high standard of service, cuisine, and ambiance.
  33. SB

    SpringBreak2022

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, excellent food and service. Our waitress, Abigail, was superb. The Happy Birthday and candle on the dessert plate made our daughter's birthday dinner extra special. We just love Cotton Row.
  34. D

    Davef

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall2food5service3ambience2
    Food was excellent waiter was very nice. Everything else sucked. To many little things that went wrong. Screwed up the reservation. Smoker broken no bread brought out coffee was essentially water colored brown. Never experienced anything Ike this at cotton row before.
  35. R

    Rory

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    good service food and atmosphere
  36. AE

    AndrewE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Pleasant night but the food and service was not what would be expected of a white table cloth restaurant. Again very nice but the food quality and service was not worth the cost of the meal. Ambience was very nice and very romantic. We will try it again to see if they were just having an off night. We have heard rave reviews from many of our friends.
  37. MJ

    MichaelJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cotton Row is always an outstanding dining experience. Great food, attentive service, excellent wine and spirit selection and an intimate setting.
  38. JM

    JoeM

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and good!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had delicious drinks and food. Excellent service
  40. S

    Stumpy

    Nashville

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great meal and an amazing experience. Great background music, waitstaff was on point. We will absolutely be back!

FAQs

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

Cotton Row Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2018 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.
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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