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Cotton Row Restaurant, Huntsville, AL

Cotton Row Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1972 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 13 times today
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

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What 1,972 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Alabama

    Notable Wine List

  • Huntsville

    Best Overall

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  • Huntsville

    Best Service

  • Huntsville

    Best Ambience

  • Huntsville

    Best Value

  • Huntsville

    Fit for Foodies

  • Huntsville

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Huntsville

    Romance

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  1. AO

    AmeliaO

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    PaulD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. GM

    GarryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

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

    RustyStephenson

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Must be ! Don’t dictate to a good customer, “ Must be ! “
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    80th birthday with my father!
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. M

    Mandeh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    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.
  15. EH

    ElahehH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience ! Food, curtesy and vibe all great.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    James our waiter was outstanding! He was so attentive to our needs. He entertained us by being funny and playing along with us. He is a great dancer!! The food was phenomenal!! I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a great dining experience in Huntsville
  17. WB

    WalterB

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were there for my wife’s birthday dinner, we started with Truffle fries and charred romaine outstanding We had the ravioli and short ribs for dinner and we were not dissatisfied.
  18. JD

    JoyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nick and his staff did a great job! The food was excellent. Value for a fine dining restaurant was spot on. Looking forward to going back soon.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    There were plenty of empty tables when we arrived for our 6:00 reservation. We were seated and our waiter stopped by and immediately wished my wife happy birthday. We ordered drinks and the romaine salad. Both were great. The short rib entree was okay. Not as good as in previous visits. They may have changed something to support our request for non-gluten, we are not sure. The shrimp and scallops were excellent. The crème brûlée, like the short ribs was good but not as good as it has been in the past. Our server was excellent throughout the evening.
  20. HD

    HappyDiner

    Birmingham

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my Mother's 87th birthday. Staff was very nice and efficient. Started with a Charcutierie board... Four in the party Had the Shrimp and Scallops and I had the Petit Sirloin. Everything was excellent and cooked perfectly. Highly recommend, date night or special occasion.
  21. CD

    CorbettD

    Tallahassee

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    was great evening. food and wine was spectacular.
  22. DK

    DennyK

    Birmingham

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We visited Huntsville solely to eat here. the restaurant is really nice and service was great. This was a great meal that started off slowly. We had a 8:00 reservation and everyone before us seemed to have the same cravings i was having. The supply chain isn’t back to 100% yet so they were out of a few things but once we got settled on our meal everything was wonderful. i had the king salmon and it was a great put together dish. We shared a good lobster tail appetizer ( i can take or leave lobster ) so that was for my wife whose motto is if it’s maine lobster it Must be eaten. She had the ravioli and loved them i think she wanted more. They also were really nice and gave us a drink for our anniversary. Overall a great time was had.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was pretty good, nothing mind blowing and the whole ambiance and vibe was a bit dated
  24. JF

    JoeyF

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great service, fantastic menu. A wonderful evening out.
  25. LB

    LBS1

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I came here after reading about Cotton Row in food and wine magazine. We were not disappointed. We had the fried oysters for an appetizer and they were delicious. I had the flounder special with cauliflower purée and a lemon sauce. My husband had the Cajun redfish and we both loved our dishes. We had a beautiful brown butter cake for dessert with homemade Butterfinger ice cream also a huge hit. Our waitress Allison was lovely and accommodating. Lovely experience.
  26. TS

    ThomasS

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was amazing…. Our server was very pleasant and made sure our table was clear of finished dishes. It was a bit noisy, but you can’t exactly control how loud the patrons are. All in all great experience. It met our expectations.
  27. BG

    BGSUFalcon

    Columbus

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had an enjoyable evening for our anniversary and very good and pleasant service. The starter (Heirloom tomato and Italian Burratta) was delicious, but very skimpy for $14.00. The dinners (filet and shrimp/watermelon salad) were very tasty, but again the vegetables and garlic mashed potato sides were very skimpy for the price. It was a special occasion dinner, but we would visit more often if they had better value for there dinners. The dessert (cheesecake) was beautiful and delicious!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Great service. When our server found out it was our wedding anniversary she brought out a special message with dessert. The filet could have been cut with a fork it was so tender!
  29. DA

    DarrylA

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Still a great place to enjoy a good meal and a night out. Service was excellent. I do wish there was a little more variety on the menu.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food especially the deserts!! Hope to come back and eat here again soon. Loved the decor and whole vibe of the place!! Recommend 10/10
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    We ordered wine with our meal and we were half finished with our meal when they brought the wine. We had to ask twice where our wine was. And servers were not apologetic. I felt they should not have charged us for the wine. But they did charge us!
  32. HD

    HsvDining

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Caleb, made our dining experience wonderful. Of course, our meal was delicious, but our server really added to the evening!
  33. K

    Katie

    Austin

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    I had a great experience reserving our table with a young man for a party of 5 for the patio to celebrate a birthday. He told us should there be rain, we might not have a table inside, but that he would try to accommodate us if possible. I asked that two charcuterie boards be on the table when we arrived as a surprise. Well, as soon as we arrived, it started raining. We spoke with the host and since one of our ladies had to cancel last minute, we only had four and he could accommodate us inside by the bar. Great! Well, everything after that was a disaster. Service was absolutely terrible. I told our waiter that I had requested the charcuterie boards with the reservation and he basically laughed at me. Then, we ordered drinks, and the cocktails took over 30 minutes to arrive - we were literally sitting at the bar and could see how many people were there. The charcuterie boards were another disappointment. Last year we came for a charcuterie and it was incredible - huge, great variety, and easily fed 4 people. Last night our boards were literally half the size and had zero dried fruits, no jelly/jams and was missing several other items our board a year ago had. I was shocked. The ham was almost impossible to eat and the cheese selection was mediocre at best. Service continued to be terrible. He tried at the end but overall, we couldn’t leave quick enough. The music, while nice, was entirely too loud to be inside and made our departure that more enticing. We are so disappointed with this latest trip that I do believe none of us will be returning anytime soon.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Cotton Row - the entire experience was amazing!
  35. RS

    RustyStephenson

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
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  36. BN

    BillN

    Birmingham

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Cotton Row..please put the following back on the menu….lobster ravioli, fois gras, venison back on the menu. Loved our meal tonight but need these items back..also add a Sauternes to the wine list to pair with the fois gras
  37. JM

    JenniferM

    Birmingham

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner and the Filet was great. Everyone enjoyed the meal will definitely go back.
  38. CR

    CynthiaR

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first visit. It was absolutely wonderful. I highly recommend and I will be a repeat customer.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Steaks were very good. Halibut was dry and had little taste.
  40. MM

    MikeM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent higher-end experience. Every dish well-prepared. Very fresh. Unique offerings. Get the PBJ for dessert, you’ll feel like a kid again.

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 1972 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 13 times today
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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