Cotton Row Restaurant

4.7
1601 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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KevinH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible restaurant. Incredible menu. Incredible service. We already cannot wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The service took forever. We waited an hour to get our meals. Not what I expect out of Cotton Row.

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PierreR
Mississippi
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice when you find a great chef running a kitchen Food was excellent.

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Girodovich
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great! Friends had grilled romaine salad and braised short ribs which are a house specialty; said they were delicious. I had filet and husband had scallops which were also delicious. Husband loved the creme brulee and their coffee too. Good wine selection and soothing decor though restaurant is rather narrow. Have enjoyed the outdoor patio too. Staff very professional, polite, and friendly. Our server James did an excellent job. Can't wait to go back.

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RobertH
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we thoroughly enjoyed dining at Cotton Row. Our waiter was terrific and the food was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We
Love it!

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Volman
Nashville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another wonderful dinner at Cotton Row. Great food, service and best gin mules in the country! Duck fabulous, one of our favorite restaurants! We will be back!

David Coffey

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Michael
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! We arrived early, was seated, had a cocktail. Ordered two appetizers, then our entree. It was most relaxing!

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Bummed
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Maybe it was just an off night. We were surprised that it was the only downtown restaurant with outdoor seating that did NOT have portable heaters. It took nearly 15 minutes to get drinks delivered to the table. There were 17 PAGES of wine options, but less than a dozen beers, mostly of the very common brands, hardly any local brews, and very few good craft beers...and they were out of four of them. Appetizer and salad came not long after drinks, but the two tiny pieces of very good bread didn't come until right before the entrees, which were actually fantastic as expected. Overall, a lot of shortcomings for a very pricey dinner. Disappointed.

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JimD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for date night

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KarC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food was delicious. It was a nice place to spend my birthday at.

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stevenh
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
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 on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

This was our 3rd time to eat here in the last year. Service is always top notch! However this time it didn’t seem that the steak quality was as good especially for the price. We have had steak every time.
We also recently ate at Commerce Kitchen and the food at Cotton Row seemed more like Commerce and less like “Cotton Row”.

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MatthewB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing!

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
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.

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 1601 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.