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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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“brunch” (227 reviews)
“souffle” (39 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I dined at High Cotton two nights ago. We knew of this restaurant but this was our first time dining there. It is a lovely, open restaurant and we were seated at a table by the windows which overlook East Bay Street...More

Thank johnvT6638FQ
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great Food little pricey but worth the money. The triple chocolate cheesecake is delicious, so save room. Steaks are cooked just right.

Thank Martin Q
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were in Charleston for a business meeting and had a group of about 35 for dinner in the back room. If I am being completely honest, the food was good but not great. We had a set menu so did not get to order...More

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a wonderful time celebrating some very special birthdays at High Cotton. We had planned the dinner well in advance and the staff were so very helpful with our planning. There were 29 of us in all, ranging in age from 1 to 89....More

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have eaten at High Cotton many time for Brunch, Lunch and Dinner The dining room is very cozy the staff is very accommodating and attentive The food is outstanding a must visit if you are in Charleston A very special place

Thank Ivan D
Reviewed 6 days ago

We met friends also from out of town at Tall Cotton. The location was selected based on their many past visits. My wife and I arrived early and were seated in a waiting area next to the bar. A helpful bar server brought cocktails and...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of Charleston's top 10 restaurants and must see places. Never a disappointment, this 5 star dining establishment offers unique dishes along with typical Southern Cuisine, all with the high quality of service you deserve. The staff literally waits and watches you from afar as...More

Thank Marty S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited High Cotton for Sunday Brunch in August 2017.  We had no knowledge of the place but it had been highly recommended by a friend of our son's so we tried.  First impression is elegance.  The place is very well appointed and the staff...More

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is beautiful and has live music. Sarah was our server and she had to deal with a lot of questions from the six of us.Sarah did well describing all, especially the Tile Fish I asked about. That Tile Fish dish was as described...More

Thank travel7continents
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We both had the shrimp & grits and shared the bibb salad, bean succotash, and peach cobbler. Each dish was excellent with subtle changes unique to High Cotton. The elegant atmosphere is always serene and joy surrounds you. Jess did an excellent job keeping up...More

Thank Denise M
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Questions & Answers
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.
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
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
Dinner, Brunch, 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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
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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