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High Cotton Charleston

199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605
+1 843-724-3815
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605
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Reviewed yesterday

This was my first time at High Cotton and based on this visit it's probably my last. There are just too many other options in Charleston. We went for weekend brunch and even though we had reservations we were still kept waiting for 15 minutes...More

Thank Pacorulz
Reviewed yesterday

We try to dine here on every trip. The brunch options are southern deliciousness. Order a bloody mary to start and try any of the menu standards. Terrific service and always great music. You won't want to leave.

Thank belindasv
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went here while in town with some college friends. We had the stuffed mushrooms to start and they were excellent. Our servers were friendly and fun. I had the Seafood Ravioli for a main dish and it was amazing! Menu is pricey but totally worth...More

Thank linnycas
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Sunday brunch in the bar area for immediate seating and live music. The food was delicious, try the French toast! Our waitress even offered us free water to go since it was a hot humid day. We didn't get that anywhere else. Highly...More

Thank Susann C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Atmosphere was inviting, formal but not stuffy. We arrived 15 minutes ahead of our reservation time and were seated immediately. Our dinner included caramelized onion soup, Bibb lettuce salad, shrimp & grits and Filet mignon. Everything was quite delicious and service excellent. Only reason for...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were in Charleston for a few days and we had appetizers and drinks here one evening when some live music was playing in the bar. Our waitress was very nice and attentive. We had classic cocktails that were made quite well...More

Thank Noreen K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner with a group of firends celebrating our 60th Birthday. One of the girls has a peanut allergy and the staff at the restaurant went way beyond to assure us of the preparation of food and that no cross contamination would occur. Loved the...More

Thank Peg H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here because we received a gift card from our hotel. The restaurant is in a great location and is in a beautiful building with great ambiance. I was a little disappointed in the fact that our filet mignon did not come with any...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our meal at High Cotton. We were there with a very young child and the staff bent over backward to make him a wonderful meal. The vegetable infused vodka was delicious too! Portion were large so we skipped dessert. Lovely dining room...More

Thank NancyWWH1963
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with co workers. The place is beautiful and music is nice. Service was good. Had the meat platter to start but did not like the Brie choice. Just my taste! All else was good. Had the shrimp and grits and they were good.

Thank PennStateTim_24
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Is there a dress code?
15 April 2017|
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Response from Marci A | Reviewed this property |
We went for brunch and dressed casual with flip flops. I would dress nicer for dinner for sure.
Do you have gluten-free men?
31 January 2017|
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Response from Trixtravels | Reviewed this property |
😊i did not see that specifically on the menu. But many options if you want avoid wheat/grains. I know gluten still be an ingredient in recipes so i am sure you could find out from them directly. It's a wonderful full... More
Do you have a kids menu for dinner?
18 January 2017|
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Response from Peter R | Reviewed this property |
sorry for late answer. no specific kids menu. this is the top of fine dining in Charleston. your three kids will look great in a dress or jacket and tie.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-724-3815
  • E-mail
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.
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