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About High Cotton - Charleston
High Cotton - Charleston is high steppin’ Lowcountry living. It’s a feeling of warmth and celebration that begins the moment you step inside. You’ll find it in our gracious, knowledgeable servers, expertly prepared dishes and a remarkable wine and cocktail program. From conversation and laughter in our bar to our stylish dining rooms of heart pine floors and antique brick, you'll come to understand true Charleston hospitality. That is, there's always cause for celebration - of our neighbors, our food and drink and each other. It's our great pleasure to share it with you.
Enjoy live jazz nightly and during Saturday and Sunday brunch. Private dining rooms available for wedding, business and social events.
Charleston, SC 29401
Southern, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday-Friday from 5:00pm, Saturday & Sunday from 5:30pm
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 10:00am – 2:00pm
Bar: Opens daily at 4:00pm until 12am,
Happy Hour: Daily from 4:00pm-6:00pm (in bar only)
Private dining available for brunch, lunch, hors d'oeuvres, and dinner seven days a week.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Enjoy live jazz nightly and during Sunday brunch. Saturday Gospel Brunch is offered on Saturdays from 10-2pm. Visit www.highcottoncharleston.com for the full music schedule.
There are two parking garages located within ½ block of the restaurant. One is located at the corner of Concord and Cumberland and the second is located on Cumberland between East Bay and State. Street parking is also available.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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High Cotton - Charleston Ratings and Reviews
This is an excellent restaurant. While we have been several times to its sister restaurant, Slighty North of Broad, this was our first dining experience at High Cotton. We were seated at a very nice table at a front window and the food was excellent, as was the service. We look forward to visiting again when we are in Charleston.
This is our first choice among downtown Charleston restaurants. Has a nice mix of food offerings that include (our favorite) oysters, great service, pleasant ambiance. We shared fresh oysters, crab Louis salad, lobster tails over risotto. Too many great deserts to choose from and we each ordered one: the cobbler and the coconut cream pie. All delicious. Special thanks to Benjamin for his attentive service!
The food was AMAZING and so was the service. They created tastes that I never had before and the food choices are very creative. We absolutely loved this restaurant and I can’t understand how anyone else wouldn’t love it. Amazing food, great ambiance and such friendly service.
At this price point, the worst dining experience I’ve had in at least 10 years. The she crab soup was served lukewarm. I would have sent it back, but the service was so poor I was afraid I’d never eat. My fear was well founded as it took an hour for the entrees to arrive. Finally, they’d run out of the ice cream to go with the bread pudding, so replaced it with one that clashed. And that’s only a fraction of the shortcomings...
Fabulous ambience but terrible food. We went for brunch. The eggs Benedict was served so cold that we had to send them back. I don’t know how it is possible to ruin French toast but High Cotton found a way! The French toast was cold and tasteless. We would definitely not recommend this restaurant.
Disappointed in the service and knowledge base of the service at this level of restaurant. My wife is a celiac and this was made aware at our reservation, The time we sat down, and when the food was served. Our server did not know what the menu items contained. We ordered a meal that was gluten free and once the meal was served we immediately identified that it was not. The meal was returned and we had to ask to have the entree removed from our bill. We love some of their sister restaurants and haven’t had issues but this seemed inconsistent and was a disappointment to say the least.
High Cotton was everything we hoped and more. HC is a high-end Southern food favorite. We were in town for the marathon and choose HC for our parents to meet for the first time...it didn't disappoint. We all loved it!!!
The group started with cocktails, 2 bottles of wine for the evening, and oysters...raw & fried. Then, we moved on to the trout dip appetizer and 2 orders of the crab stuffed mushrooms...ooh la la. From there, everyone ordered She Crap soup...which is not to be missed. Share it if you must!
For the main course...some skipped (in favor of dessert), others ordered, and I got a great beet salad. Everyone was happy.
Then, the birthday cake came...yes, it was my SO's mother's birthday and HC procured a cake for us and treated us to a round of bubbly. We still ordered more desserts to share. It was a great night and we are looking forward to doing it again in a year. ;)
Jennifer was our server and she was awesome. So was the Sommelier but I did not get his name. The food was great.
As a foodie, I would recommend a couple of things. The poke needs to be served in a different vessel. You could not eat it without getting it on the table and the tuna was cut to large and a lot of pieces were not cut all the way through. The plate for the bread pudding was to small as well. If you are going to serve jumbo asparagus you need to peel it . Those items stood out for someone like myself but the meal itself was still great. Thank you.
It was awesome. From the moment we walked in and they knew it was my husband’s birthday and gave us champagne and a card setting for him with a note. Our server was amazing. She was super personable and helpful. We had other people come to our table to check on everything. We saw I think the manager when we walked in and left and remembered my husband ‘s birthday. This was a great experience and we will be back for just regular dinners not for just birthday celebrations.
Had dinner here on Tuesday, January 2. The staff welcomed us very nicely. Seemed like we all had known each other for a while. Pleasant and relaxing ambiance. Seth, our waiter, was very professional, polite, personable and helpful in our selections. Our meals were served promptly and were delicious. A fun, interesting and overall excellent dining experience.
My wife and I went to High Cotton for New Years Eve dinner. We dine out often and chose this restraunt based on recommendations and we have a Halls Chophouse in Greenville we have thought about trying. Well after our experience at High Cotton, we will not be dining at either establishment.
When you spend a hundred dollars per plate, you should have both impeccable service as well as food. We had neither. My filet was way undercooked andmy wifes rissoto was half cooked. Had a waiter checked early in the meal, both could have been remedied. It wasn't until we were ready to leave that he asked how our meal was. The part that i couldnt understand was that when I told him, he could have cared less. The wait staff was so poor that I poured our first glass of wine out of a 160.00 bottle.
I advise anyone looking for a good meal to avoid this place or a fool and his money will soon be parted.
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