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Cotton Row Restaurant, Huntsville, AL

Cotton Row Restaurant

4.6
4.6
1992 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

7:00 p.m.


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.
Private dining

Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Regional 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

  • Neighbourhood

    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 Christmas Eve Dinner

    US$79.00 per person

    Dec 24, 2022 only
    Join us for a special night this Christmas Eve and celebrate with friends and family at Cotton Row. Our decadent, three course menu will feature memorable dishes like our Cornmeal Crusted Oysters, Porcini & Truffle Ravioli, Roasted King Salmon and our classic Braised Short Ribs.

Popular dishes

What 1,992 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Alabama

    Notable Wine List

  • Alabama

    Special Occasion

  • Huntsville

    Best Overall

  • Huntsville

    Best Food

  • Huntsville

    Best Service

  • Huntsville

    Best Ambiance

  • Huntsville

    Best Value

  • Huntsville

    Fit for Foodies

  • Huntsville

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Huntsville

    Romance

  • Huntsville

    Special Occasion

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  1. RA

    RoyceA

    Memphis

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Halibut and filet were very good. Great employees. Can definitely recommend!
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. BR

    BillR

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All good! Food and service were both excellent!
  5. 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.
  6. RH

    RobertH

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 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.
  7. 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.
  8. D

    Davef

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 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.
  9. R

    Rory

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    good service food and atmosphere
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. JM

    JoeM

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and good!
  13. 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
  14. 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!
  15. r

    richards

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    very nice Birthday dinner with my dinner, all was great and we enjoyed it. thanks.
  16. SF

    StephanieF

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My FAVORITE place to eat in the Hunstville area! LOVE having a romantic meal here. The food is FABULOUS and the drinks are great! Service is great. The ambiance is great! I LOVE when they have the restaurant opened up to the outside and to be able to feel the fresh air and people watch.
  17. j

    jdm925

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A++ Great food and great service. Highly recommended.
  18. JW

    JasonW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Overall everything was good. For our anniversary I was hoping for privacy or more spacing. It felt like we were having dinner with two other couples. The food was really good. However, I asked for a medium steak and the center was at least a medium rare. I was able to eat the outer part of the steak. All that being said, the service was great! The server took the steak off my bill (without me even complaining or saying anything about it). I would visit again, but would definitely ask for an area for my privacy.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Service was a little slow, but the food was fabulous!
  20. PW

    PamelaW

    Memphis

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance was fantastic; service as well! Really good filet and excellent crab cake. Also enjoyed the seafood chowder and grilled romaine salad.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, service and atmosphere.
  22. l

    larryk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wild elk was fabulous. We also had terrific oysters Rockefeller, and scallops with our elk. This was our first time and we will be back.
  23. E

    Elizabeth

    Birmingham

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks to Alison and the entire Cotton Row staff for such an enjoyable meal.
  24. JK

    JanetK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I ate dinner here and enjoyed it so much. We had the crab cake, grilled red snapper and the hazelnut crunch cake and ice cream. Everything was delicious and our server Chandler was excellent! We will definitely be back!
  25. S

    Sammyboy

    Birmingham

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as usual. Great service. Great atmosphere. Very nice but a relaxed vibe. All 3 meals were excellent: scallops, Cajun Redfish (server suggested light seasoning and it was mild seasoning; not overpowering) and mushroom ravioli
  26. SN

    SabrinaN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Bland over priced food. Great cocktails and ambience.
  27. AO

    AmeliaO

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular service,delicious food, and fun James Tayloresque singer helped make this family birthday really enjoyable for 3 generations.
  28. PD

    PaulD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    We were able to visit for our anniversary. We had heard good things about this place. The food was okay but wasn’t the quality you would expect from a higher end restaurant. The salad I had was good but was starting to wither. I had the Redfish which was good but the okra was undercooked. The steak my wife had was good. We had the hazelnut chocolate dessert which was amazing. The waiter was awesome and he really made a blah food experience much better
  29. LS

    LSmmmmmmmmm

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It was OK. 8pm on a Saturday and 2 of just a few entrees unavailable. Service OK. Food pretty good, but not great. Just meh
  30. I

    Ilovefood

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner inside with music playing outside. Good, drinks and service were really nice.
  31. M

    Matt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cotton Row never disappoints. It's the perfect place for a romantic dinner or to celebrate a special occasion. You will not go wrong with the shrimp and scallops entree!
  32. GM

    GarryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience! Both service and food were outstanding!
  33. RS

    RustyStephenson

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Must be ! Don’t dictate to a good customer, “ Must be ! “
  34. CP

    ChristopherP

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was (as always) amazing, but the single factor that made the dinner outstanding was the impeccable service from James. His attention to detail and food/drink recommendations were spot on the whole evening, making it the perfect birthday experience!
  35. B

    Bexter

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    It's best to eat outside if you can for the end table. I was by myself and they put me in a dark corner and all the view I had was a brick wall. Also, I said I didn't want the cold noodles, but it was noisy and the waiter maybe didn't hear me, so I ended up with the cold noodles that comes with the King Salmon. It could improve by the servers being less panicked. Also, the online menu pricing was $10 less than what I was charged for the King Salmon dinner. The Creme Brûlée did not have much glaze on top, but it was good.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    80th birthday with my father!
  37. KD

    KathiD

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Paige was our server. She did an amazing job! The oyster appetizer was not as good as it has been in the past.
  38. RM

    RamonM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food, and great ambiance. We will come back again.
  39. L

    Loot

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice time with my wife. Only drawback(s) was our table was right next to wait staff station, lots of movement...constantly. Also, wish the specials prices were mentioned....$65 for filet is steep.
  40. M

    Mandeh

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I've paid for lots of great steaks. Dry aged, wagyu, what have you. For the price, I expected a better filet mignon. Also the seasonal mushroom medley was served cold to me, and was lacking any umami; they needed butter or cream. Crab cake was enjoyable. The servers were great though.

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 1992 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


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

  • Neighbourhood

    Huntsville

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Regional 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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