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Review of Cotton Row

Cotton Row
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Ranked #16 of 620 Restaurants in Huntsville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $36
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Madison Street
Reviewed July 23, 2011

drinks appeared fast at the bar then after a short wait we were seated. thats when the service stopped. We were seated next to two wonderful couples who had the same pitiful service as we did. When the meal came , I ordered the kobe beef and when it came only then were we told they were out of kobe. Nice. Between the three couples no one was satisfied with meal or service. After all the other great reviews we were very dissappointed. Maybe just a bad nite, but what a bad nite.

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Reviewed May 9, 2011

I love Cotton Row. The food is always wonderful and the atmosphere is great. I love to sit outside and watch the world go by while sipping a cocktail. They try to incorporate as much local produce as possible, and it shows. Two "yums" up! ; )

3  Thank RedRidingHood74
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Reviewed September 7, 2010

Cotton Row is a great place to go for special occasions. It is higher in price than similar restaurants but for the dining experience, it is worth it.

Food is well cooked and there are plenty of items to select from. The wine list, although large, lacks in variety. In addition most wines are only available by the bottle, which can cost as much as your meal.

Service was ok, not what was expected for this type of restaurant.

The atmosphere is great because of the older brick building it resides in. There is patio seating for when the weather gets better. However, being brick, the noise tends to carry. It is also smaller, with not much room for too many larger groups.

Overall, worth going to maybe a few times a year.

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2  Thank Auralis
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Reviewed July 25, 2010

Currently one of the best Restaurants in Huntsville. Jimmy Boyce, one of the top chefs in the country was lured to Huntsville to open this incredible restaurant. He has some very creative dishes, drinks and wine and beer list. The beef short ribs is the best thing on the menu, however, the fish and other seasonal entrees are very good as well. The Grilled Romaine Hearts salad, the fresh seasonal soups, and Egyptian Beets are staples on the menu. Their drinks have a Southern flair (Southern Ice Tea, Lavender Lemonade, etc). The desserts are very good and the Peanut Butter and Jelly in Phyllo dough is a great creation!

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3  Thank MartyHuntsville
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Reviewed July 11, 2010

Cotton Row is located downtown across from the courthouse and offers reliable valet parking. It is a fine-dining bistro with an elegant ambiance, high ceilings and refined white-linen service. On pleasant evenings the sidewalk seating is open Parisienne style. I have been there many times and plan on returning soon. I like to go about 5:30 or 6:00 right after work. Business attire is fine...I don't think they will turn anyone away if not sporting a tie. I understand it is locally owned but the chef spent many years in California honing his considerable talents there. I personally am glad he chose to come to Huntsville. Every visit is a culinary delight. The inspired soup, salad and appetizer creations have a San Francisco flair and are always interesting. The entree list is always well-conceived and prepared to specifications. Some are quite unique and stimulating, especially if you like French cooking. The ample wine list and the kind-of-wild martini list never dissapoint. We had our Christmas party there in their special party room and all said it was the best we've ever had.

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3  Thank JeffC999
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