Cotton Row Restaurant

4.8
1807 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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Experiences

  • Valentine's Candlelight Dinner

    $75.00 per person

    Feb 10 - Feb 14, 2022

    Celebrate that special person in your life with our decadent, three-course, prix fixe menu this Valentine's Day. Chef James Boyce and crew will be offering this special menu all weekend - Thursday 2/10 through Saturday 2/12 and on Valentine's Day itself. (Price excludes beverage, tax and tip.)
  • Sweetheart Sunday Brunch

    $45.00 per person

    Feb 13, 2022 only

    Celebrate that special person in your life with Chef James Boyce's exclusive Sweetheart Brunch on Sunday, 2/13 at Cotton Row. We'll be offering our three-course, prix fixe brunch with seatings from 10am to 3pm. (Price excludes beverage, tax and tip.)
What 1807 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zack presented the menu and provided service that enhanced our meal. Most enjoyable dinner.

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vipJoyW
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined in the wine cellar. Perfect setting, quiet and cozy.

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vipTridog1
Mississippi
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience at every level. Great service, warm atmosphere, not a huge menu but every item sounded fantastic. Our meals were prepared perfectly and were delicious!

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SpiroC
Mobile
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic

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EdwardP
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As usual, Cotton Row was outstanding in nearly all respects. The food was superb and reasonably priced. The service was a bit slow and the valet parking was not available. Otherwise it was an excellent dining experience which we will do again soon.

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Beth
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was on the whole quite good, some things were under seasoned and some over seasoned, but overall delicious. Service was good but we had to ask for tea refills, no one asked if we wanted coffee with our dessert and the server only came back once to check on us. We were seated by the bar so it was very noisy, perhaps further back would have been quieter. We will definitely eat there again.

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CeliaB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cotton Row is consistently the go-to place for special events. The ambiance is modern yet cozy. Our entrées were creative and prepared to perfection. I ordered the special which was indeed that. I asked for my beef to be rare and this is one of the only restaurants that understands what that means. My asparagus was amazing and the mashed potatoes were true comfort food. We went to the Cotton Row for our 25th Anniversary and they did not disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Sides and starters were good. Steak was cold by the by the time it was served. Price for steak not indicative of quality compared to other fine doling restaurants we have eaten. If we return we will try different entree other than steak.

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VanessaJ
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Cotton Row for a birthday celebration. The food was amazing! Will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything, service, food, staff was excellent

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Melba
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Didn’t love that there was no valet, though ultimately wasn’t terrible to find a spot. Service was very nice. Food was average.

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Marc
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very nice server and great service.. Food was good, but not awesome. My table was right next to the bar and full of loud customers so not really a fine dining experience, but we still enjoyed it.

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ChrisT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere with great seating. Little pricey but good portions and excellent preparation. Would visit again.

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BillN
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

The food has gone downhill, the menu is effectively static. They had no Sauternes to pair with the fois gras.

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MARKR
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience at Cotton Row. We enjoyed the salmon and sea bass and the excellent service provided by Don. Thank you for a wonderful evening and best wishes in the New Year!

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FredG
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our anniversary experience was great as hoped. We had great service and the food was very good. We even had a starter soup and a dessert. Thanks for a great evening.

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JennyS
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our parents out for a late Christmas present and everything was fabulous. Thank you!

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vipLMReynolds
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, the cocktails sublime and the food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Christmas Eve dinner with family. The main dishes were excellent and overall my family loved being in the company of each other sharing excellent food. Thank you Cotton Row for sharing the holiday with us.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner. Everything was perfect.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ordered a drink directly from the small cocktail menu. They didn't have it. Ordered a desert from the limited desert menu. Out of that too. Understand restaurants run out, but tell me what's not available when you give me the menu. Oh, and it was Wednesday at 5 PM. Also, got ripped off on sparkling water. Silly way to rip off customers paying $200 for a meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delightful. The service was superb! The best restaurant in Huntsville. Great job guys!👍

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was fantastic. Short Ribs were out of this world!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place

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Lmdd
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Menu changed slightly since last time. Our party was entirely gluten free, but they made appropriate adjustments. We asked about GF fried green tomatoes ( which they’ve done in the past), but they apparently pre-make them. Also, out of GF bread.

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vipchanlivings10
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The service and food was phenomenal. The only thing that could have been better is that a few things we ordered initially (cocktails, desert) were not available due to not having ingredients for those particular items, which is not a huge deal, but it would have been nice to know those things prior to looking over the menu.

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viphc17
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my third visit and Cotton Row never disappoints. We went for my husband's birthday. It was wonderful. The food was outstanding as was the staff. We will definitely be back again!

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RichardR
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent food as always. Service was a little slow. Great place to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chilean Sea Bass with Black Rice and Spinach was AMAZING!!

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Qwerty
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My wife and I chose to eat outside and Cotton Row accommodated us nicely. Drinks, salads, venison and dessert were all excellent. Mark did a great job with everything at the table. Minor concern: the outdoor tables would be more comfortable in cooler weather if Cotton Row had patio heaters. Excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening at Cotton Row was exquisite. The food was superb, perfectly timed, and presented beautifully and graciously. The ambiance is warm and 1st class. The elegant furniture and table settings, coupled with the rustic touches and exposed brick, this venue reminded me of one of my favorite restaurants in New York: One If By Land, Two If By Sea. Chef Boyce is world-class and Huntsville is blessed, indeed to have a restaurant of this caliber.

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HollyC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and friendly atmosphere! My teenage son and I have date night once a week. Teaching him manners!

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vipJohn
San Antonio
46 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu always wins. Love the presence of well prepared seafood.

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Quinley
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and the food was excellent! Enjoyed it!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and Cotton Row was so accommodating. We called an let them know we were running late. They held our reservations and we appreciate it so much.

JM
JanM
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for not playing your music too loud. I have hearing aides and loud music is so unpleasant for people with hearing problems. It makes it impossible to have conversations around the table. We had a wonderful time last night for that very reason. We will definitely be back!

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simonef
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and the experience was amazing. Service, drinks, and the food.

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ChristineD
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service (although very friendly) and food presentation were a little sloppy, like our deviled eggs had fallen over spilling their contents into the bowl and looking like a pretty sloppy $18 for four half eggs with caviar. Our dirty plates hung out so long in front of us I was half expecting them to ask me to hold my dirty plate while they served our next course (we had four courses). Our beverages were frequently empty and there was a very long delay for desert. We thought he had forgotten about us. But the food, the real reason we came, was as usual, completely excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls night Xmas dinner

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AnnetteM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service meal. Will go back

FAQs

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

Cotton Row Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1807 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.