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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.

199 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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.

Cross Street:
Cumberland

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 724-3815

Website:
http://www.highcottoncharleston.com/

Entertainment:
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.

Parking Details:
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.

Executive Chef:
Shawn Kelly

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (115)
Good for a Date (111)
Good for Anniversaries (102)
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Romantic (82)
Creative Cuisine (71)
Good for Birthdays (66)
Fit for Foodies (64)
Worth the Drive (57)
Local Ingredients (56)
Great for Brunch (55)
Sunday Lunch (53)
Live Music (46)
Neighborhood Gem (44)
Good for Groups (43)
Cozy (42)
Notable Wine List (42)
Business Meals (40)
Quiet Conversation (40)
Authentic (34)
Comfort Food (32)
Bar Seating (27)
Fun (27)
Great for Lunch (27)
People Watching (27)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Pre/post Theatre (25)
Vibrant Bar Scene (23)
Hot Spot (19)
Casual (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Tasting Menu (14)
Scenic View (11)
Seasonal (11)
Healthy (9)
Late-night Find (7)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Waterfront (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Cleveland)·Dined a day ago

If your in Charleston-High Cotton is a must! Fantastic food, service and ambiance. You will truly be made to feel special.

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 (Toronto)·Dined a day ago

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...

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·Dined 2 days ago

Great food , pleasant atmosphere and very enjoyable and efficient service! Would definitely recommend to others. Definitely will revisit on my next trip to Charleston!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined 2 days ago

Good food!

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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was very good as expected for this long established restaurant except the noise level. For a dinner with friends, conversation was difficult.

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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful night.

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·Dined 4 days ago

It was a wonderful experience for our Anniversary. Great food, service and extremely friendly people. In particular, a gentlemen named Billy made us feel really welcomed. We will definitely make the drive for another special occasion

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Live Music, Hot Spot, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

Had a terrific meal , very friendly and accommodating . The food was the best we have had in Charleston. Highly recommend !

Tags: Casual
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 (Greensboro)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent! Wonderful service by Kryston and support staff. Delicious food cooked and served superbly. Special attention by owner Mr Hall.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Nice place - very good food - excellent attention to the customer and overall experience was terrific

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went to High Cotton for New Year's Eve dinner. Beautiful restaurant, service top notch even on an extremely busy night and the food was wonderful.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

There for New Years. They had a set menu. Choices were good.


Five out of six meals of were very good.My wife said her fish was terrible. Pricey
bill came to $300.00 for 2 with a $50.00 bottle of wine. Prices are better when they have a set menu.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was great and atmosphere was beautiful! The Halls know how to run a great restaurant!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and service! We visited Charleston for The New Year and celebrated New Year’s Eve with a great meal.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our first experience with High Cotton and it was excellent. Great everything

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great service

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food, great service. Elegant setting, and we loved neing able to add our own mixings to the sparkling wine!! We had the cinnamon

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A lovely place for a holiday brunch! Good service and great food. We had a wheelchair in our group and they were handicap accessible and handled it well.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I miss the biscuits and the charismatic waiters. Not quite what it has been on previous visits.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for Sunday brunch. Amazing she crab soup and crab benedicts. Great bluegrass band and fun atmosphere

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was our first time in Charleston and we absolutely adore the ambiance of this establishment. From the moment we stepped into the bar area and waited for our table to be ready we were overwhelmed by the relaxing mood of the music, lighting and decor. The food and drinks were great and the service was perfect. We had an amazing time and we will definitely come again.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and service. We also had drinks at the bar before our meal. Ambience is really nice and the waiter was pleasant and obviously knew about the food choices and guided us towards a good choice for our food and wine.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Ambiance is amazing. Beautiful location, building, and decor. Food was average. Ordered the salmon and the ribeye. Good just not great and for the price point...we were expecting something closer to great. Service was great, no hiccups there. Oh, and the bread - superb!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent in all ways. Just a real pleasure to dine at High Cotton!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The service and food were outstanding. All members of the staff were attentive and friendly.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fantastic wife and I celebrated wedding anniversary

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Two of my friends had never been to High Cotton and they thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was lovely!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Manager greeted us with a genuine smile. We were visiting for our son's birthday. The manager made him a special mocktail and offered him a lovely dessert. The food...oh the food was a surprise! Fresh, clean flavors in the seafood and presentation. Delicious, and well presented. Our server was experienced and knowledgeable, and easily guided us through our choices. Well done High Cotton!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Everything I ordered was served lukewarm to cold, including a fish entry that was refrigerator cold and uncooked in the center. At each instance the server seemed unconcerned and the service dropped off and had to flag the server down to request the check. While I was offered a “refire”, I am not interested in eating at a different time than the rest of the table. I was surprised that the bill was not comped. Poor dining experience at a highly rated place, and frankly, one that ranks as one of the lowest from many around the country.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Anniversary dinner .. new to town but felt welcomed the whole time .. amazing food, great ambience and the best part was the staff..thanks so much for an incredible night!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This was our first dining experience at High Cotton and it certainly will not be our last. We absolutely loved it! The Hall Family really knows how to do it right.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had our wedding anniversary dinner and were treated very well by staff.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 28, 2017

John the server and the owner (Hunt) were fantastic. The service, food, and wine were all fantastic.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Good cocktail and wine selections
Excellent, fresh salads
Seafood was excellent both the salmon and the shrimp and grits ( especially good)
Great service

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Tuna was overcook. To their credit, they gave us another

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Very nice ambiance and food with excellent service and the added music was great. Not cheap but worthwhile.

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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