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Travelers' Choice2023
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PRICE RANGE
$31 - $40
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Seafood, American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Downtown
0.1 miles from Joe Riley Waterfront Park
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We hosted my son's rehearsal dinner there on 2/01/24. Everything was top notch. Should out to Keith who made it a wonderful night. Food and staff were excellent. Would definitely recommend the venue as number one for this type of event.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We heard good things about High Cotton. It lived up to the hype. Our server, Seth, was exceptional. He was friendly, knowledgeable, attentive, but not smothering. A couple of managers checked on us several times to make sure all was in order. The food was...superb. We had the lobster tempura and she crab soup to start…then shared the scallops amd filet with crispy Brussels sprouts…yummy! We shared the sweet potato cheese cake for dessert; so unique and tasty. Only challenge is parking, but there is a pay lot about a block away on Bay st. $8 for 2 hours.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed January 12, 2024

I was disappointed that both made a note when I booked and I also took the time to call ahead the day before to confirm the reservation was under my boss's name. She let me know that it was still under my name. She reported...she can never find a menu item she wants to order, and the cuisine was "just OK." She's not too difficult to please but when she's the one approaching the hostess stand and paying for dinner of 6, she expects the reservation to be under her name. This upscale restaurant has not lived up to the hype. I will not be booking here again.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed December 29, 2023 via mobile

I love High Cotton, but for goodness sake learn how to make a proper Old Fashioned. Please? We were here for nightcaps and thought our first drinks were a fluke (more like a neat bourbon); we ordered seconds to be sure and both were poorly...mixed with the cherries smashed under a bourbon cube. Can’t a guy enjoy the cherries, too?More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 26, 2023

The Worst Cioppino Ever! The Cioppino here was absolutely terrible. It was expensive and tasteless.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed December 23, 2023 via mobile

Charleston fine dining at its best! If you only have time for one five star dinner while in town, this is the place to go. Make a reservation for a table near the window for people watching.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 14, 2023 via mobile

Wonderful experience, from the food to the service, it was all great. We had the scallops (very fresh and delicious) and perhaps the best calamari we’ve ever had. Dessert was a sweet potato cheesecake that was out of this world. We will absolutely eat her...again next time we visit Charleston.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 4, 2023 via mobile

Went into high Cotton had been there a number of times before went to the bar. This time couldn’t decide between a buffalo trace Manhattan and a buffalo trace old-fashioned so we ordered one of each recharge $16 for the buffalo trace old-fashioned and $32...for the buffalo trace Manhattan,, certainly not worth double charged Had a small appetizer and we were doneMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed November 21, 2023 via mobile

Food was amazing, service was incredible. Caden was awesome! We celebrated my sisters birthday over dinner and were treated like royalty. Caden and the team took wonderful care of us and we will definitely be back!!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 20, 2023 via mobile

What a beautiful restaurant - with an interesting menu, excellent service, and delicious food. We would definitely dine here again.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 11, 2023

This was the highlight of our trip! The food was fantastic and our server, Seth, was absolutely wonderful - best service I’ve ever had. So friendly, professional and fun.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 6, 2023

We were able to snag a last minute brunch rsvp and were not disappointed. Great atmosphere with live music. The service was solid and the food was excellent. I can't emphasize enough that you need that cinnamon roll in your life.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 4, 2023 via mobile

This restaurant delivers on the Holy Trinity of Ambiance, Kitchen quality and service. I’ve frankly stopped posting much but was so impressed I would literally fly here just to experience this again. And I promise, I will. Jackson was our server. Incredibly attentive during a...busy rush. He didn’t miss a step and I would have noticed. The menu selection was a struggle to pick just one per person. We all were happy and I don’t think there was a bad choice. Thanks to the manager who stopped by with a hello and glass of champagne. Nice touch.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 1, 2023

The food at High Cotton was very tasty - service was very good. The negative was the noise level - they had live music which caused everyone to speak so loud that my wife and I could not hear each other talk.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 29, 2023 via mobile

Lovely visit. Amazing steak and scallops as well as a Very sweet and accommodating server, Brianna. And the most creative dessert I have ever had; sweet potato cheesecake! It was all the fall flavors rolled into one. So creative! We will be back.

Date of visit: October 2023
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October 9, 2022|
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There are a few tables in the bar as well as seats at the bar. You want to sit there to hear the music, enjoy!
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High Cotton Charleston is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5