...will likely be a place we visit once. Let me be clear. Our experience was great in all areas. I called ahead of time and placed a reservation. Their staff was wonderful and even provided us a seat by the window at request. Their serving staff were polite and noticeably on their 'A' game. You will not get this level of service at most places. We had a quail appetizer that was great. My wife, with less of the 'food tasting' gene said it tasted like KFC. This truly wasn't the case. I would go back just for their appetizer:)
The meal was prepared well, and the Shrimp and Grits were better than the my experience in Charleston. We didn't get dessert because we had childcare for the first time since we moved to Greenville and wanted to take back cupcakes from The Chocolate Moose for our appreciation. We had valet parking, and there was good music. My family had the chicken plate and I tasted some of my wife's and it was really good. If I had any criticism whatsoever, I did not like their Charleston Crab Soup. Tasted fine, more on the creamy side with little flavor, but not overly strong on the pallet.
Now here is the rub. I had planned to spend more based on the expectation that my mother, father and wife would get more expensive meals. I budgeted four desserts and at least one or two more soups or salads. So overall, the cost was not as high as I planned for. However, the cost was still the cost. My overall meal without tip was $121.00 for four. One appetizer that my father and I shared, one salad, one soup, and then four main courses. Not insane or offensive right? But more money than most and there are a lot of really good "most" out their for a lower cost.
This was a 'one and done' experience for me. There are too many 'very good' restaurants in Greenville for me to return to High Cotton. I will go there before I go to Chophouse, Ruth's Chris, California Dreamin, or any other chain.
Great environment for families, but our daughter is 17 months and even though she is well behaved High Cotton is a little pricey to gamble with a potential childhood fit.
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