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High Cotton Charleston

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199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605 (Cumberland)
+1 843-724-3815
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015 via mobile

The room is nice, though loud; service is good but they would remove some used plates and glasses from some of our places and leave others, no discernible reason. The wine list is very good ( there are even two St. Emilion's) and fairly priced. The portions are large and well presented but our party of seven agreed that the... More 

1 Thank Dave B
Hickory, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

We spent New Years Eve there and the service and food was excellent. I eat there almost every time I am in Charleston. One of the last times I was there, I asked if the Chef could make something not on the menu. He did, and I had the very best shrimp and grits I have ever eaten.

1 Thank tbolick
Queens Village, New York
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

Go for the delicious brunch with a cool atmosphere/ music all the time/ and excellent food/ hope that Quentin is playing in the trio when you go!!

Thank Laura B
Waldorf, Maryland
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

Wow we ate here for brunch and the food was outstanding. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank Chapman2003
Durham, North Carolina
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

Went their for New Years Eve & paid a set price. It was worth every dollar spent. One of the best lamb dishes I have ever eaten & the service was wonderful.. This is a "must visit" restaurant!

1 Thank carole788
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

Wife and I went there for our 23rd Anniversary. They had a cozy corner booth for us with complimentary champagne. The food was very good and the service was great. We will go back again on our next rip to Charleston.

Thank guns105
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

While the location and atmosphere are desirable (with live music) we found the dining experience to be just average. My started out with foie gras stuffed mushrooms. They were quite tasty - but were in a sauce that was too salty. Next I had swordfish - while my wife had the duck. My dish was again way too salty (... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015

We've enjoyed High Cotton many times in the past, and will certainly be back. However, they were a bit off their pace recently (Dec 30). I note that the owner, Dick Elliott, is running for Mayor of Charleston. Hopefully, when the election is over, he can get back to running a restaurant! We came in with a table of 5... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015

My husband & stopped in at the bar for drinks and live music after dinner. Fun, friendly atmosphere. Loved the band - Cattle in the Cane. Will certainly come back for dinner at a later date or to stop by for music again.

Thank Carolinagirl2015
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015

You'll feel like you are in high cotton (couldn't help it) while dining at this restaurant. Its classic decor, live music, and gentlemanly approach to service will have you hooked. Have a cocktail in the bar area first--something like a Sazerac should set the mood; then, go all in during your meal with the rack of lamb or the Steak... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?