Cool little restaurant in a neat setting in downtown Huntsville Al, owned by Chef Jimmy Beard. CR has an 'open' side that opens to the street and provides a nice warm breeze throughout the restaurant and good light. There is a downstairs eating area that was absolutely cool, and chic, and if you have a party of about 10-16 I'd reserving the 'wine cellar'. Speaking of wines, they had an extensive list, and the Chef's wife is the sommelier and had done a good job selecting wines from a variety of locations and tastes and price ranges.
Jeremy was the host the evening I ate there, and was attentive and very helpful, and seemed very knowledgeable about the restaurant, the chef and everything in general. I counted about 11 front of the house employees working while I was there which seemed plenty for good service without a sense of being hovered over.
The drinks were on the small side, but not overly so and were poured perfectly, not too strong nor weak. My filet was cooked perfectly medium and came out hot and on a clean plate. The vegetable side was a good portion and they must go to a farmers market for the veggies because the corn off the cob was absolutely the most delicious corn I've ever had, trimmed from the cob perfectly without ruining the kernals or taking the cob with the corn.
The star of the meal was my dessert. I asked who the chef was, and was told it was someone new, named Jordan. I asked if Jordan wanted to make something new, or if I should choose a dessert from the previous dessert chef's menu. For inspiration I said I love chocolate and peanut butter. About halfway through my meal I was told that Jordan was preparing something new for me.
Jordan knocked it out of the park! What I got was a PB&J by Jordan, and was phyllo dough filled with flourless chocolate brownie and berries. It came with malted vanilla icecream and was glazed over with a rum sauce. Salty and sweet and WOW! Next time I'm in Huntsville I won't miss Cotton Row to see what this 'Jordan' has done with the dessert menu!
My meal, plus dessert, and 3 rum drinks came to about $75 with tip. Not cheap for a meal by myself, but not Le Bernadin prices either, but then again, I had a filet and some rum, not a tasting menu. I could've eaten cheaper, but unless I switched to a nice wine I doubt I could've spent more.
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