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“worth a visit for a nice dinner and some music” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of High Cotton Charleston

High Cotton Charleston
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Ranked #42 of 895 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Cumberland
Description: High Steppin' Lowcountry Living. It's a feeling of warmth and celebration that begins the moment you step inside. You'll find it in our gracious, knowledgable servers, expertly prepared dishes and a remarkable cocktail and wine program. From conversation and laughter in our bar to our stylish dining rooms of heart pine floors and antique brick, you'll come to understand true Charleston hospitality. That is, there's always cause for celebration - of our neighbors, our food and drink and each other. It's our great pleasure to share it with you.
Franklin, North Carolina
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“worth a visit for a nice dinner and some music”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2014

Pleasantly surprised with our dinner the other night at High Cotton on East Bay Street. They explain in detail how they select the freshest of foods for their various menu items and how they work with the local farms. It pays off for them as the food is exceptional, the selection quite good and the taste will make sure you return some day.
The live music we listened to during dinner was coming from the bar area so sitting in the side dining rooms, it's quite pleasant and not overpowering. You can hear each other and have a pleasant conversation. Of course if you want a little more noise, the same good menu is offered in the bar area. Its a pretty cool place and we enjoyed it very much.

Visited August 2014
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New York City, New York
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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“Very Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Had heard some good things about this restaurant, and having had the opportunity to eat at many of Charleston's restaurants, from casual to upscale, we were excited to finally eat at High Cotton. What a letdown!! When you combine truly average food with premium prices, plus portions which were tiny, you really have a major dining disappointment. Of our three diners, none had a meal they enjoyed, or felt was special in any way. And once you get the food, even though it's mediocre, you are still finished eating swiftly as there is little to eat on the plate. Then you get the bill and get really ticked off!
So many better options in Charleston; cross this one off of your list.

Visited August 2014
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Charleston, South Carolina
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Perfect Birthday Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

Excellent service and mouth watering meal made a birthday dinner one to remember. Michele B made outstanding recommendations and the kitchen kept every one of her promises. Going on a Sunday evening made everything very relaxed and enjoyable. We loved it.

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Tampa, Florida
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88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great group dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2014

I planned a dinner here for 14 clients that were meeting in Charleston. We were in the main dining room, but on the far side, so it was semi-private. Even though we had a group that size, they still let us order off the menu, which was very nice. All my clients loved the food and the service was great!

Visited August 2014
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Annapolis, Maryland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best Halibut I have ever tasted”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2014

The restaurant was superb. It was suggested by our concierge to celebrate our anniversary and we were not let down. Our waiter was awesome with great suggestions. This was our first restaurant in Charleston and it was a very hard one to follow. My halibut outstanding!

Visited August 2014
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