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“A cut above the usual Huntsville fare, but not better than Bonefish Grill”
Review of Cotton Row

Cotton Row
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Ranked #17 of 598 Restaurants in Huntsville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $36
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Madison Street
Hunstsville, AL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“A cut above the usual Huntsville fare, but not better than Bonefish Grill”
Reviewed August 15, 2011

Took my wife to Cotton Row for lunch on Thursday, August 11. It was a warm, breezy day and we opted to sit on the porch. The large awnings made for abundant shade and it was a glorious afternoon. I ordered a vodka martini on the rocks and it came back perfection. It' always a test of the bartender for me. A vodka martini is either done right or wrong. This one was done exactly right. We ordered the asparagus soup for appetizer and my wife had the mahi mahi and I had the fish and chips. Her mahi mahi was a bit bland, but it was cooked perfectly and she said it was better than most restaurant mahi mahi. My fish and chips were light, fluffy inside and crispy outside. The fries were done just right. Overall, this is a cut above Huntsville's usual fare. I had wanted to try Cotton Row, but my reaction to the place is that the food was above the usual, but not better than Bonefish Grill. The ambience was perhaps better, and the porch was delightful. Our server was top notch. Very solicitous but not hovering. We'll go back just for lunch on the porch, and perhaps the next entrees we get may raise our rating even higher.

  • Visited August 2011
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Hotlanta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Excellent setting, service and food!”
Reviewed August 3, 2011

We had lunch here with a customer. I had the Shrimp and Orzo Pasta, and it was awesome! We had 5 people and we all get something different and it was all great. Excellent service as well and the waiters were obviously using teamwork to keep everyone happy. Nice bar area, as well as outside seating, but it was 105 degrees today so we chose inside.

  • Visited August 2011
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1 Thank ScubaStuke
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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“dont bother”
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.

  • Visited January 2011
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2 Thank martin212055
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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
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! ; )

Visited April 2011
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Huntsville, Alabama
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“Pricy but good food.”
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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