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Cotton Row

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100 Southside Square, Huntsville, AL (Madison Street)
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
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Huntsville, Alabama
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have given Cotton Row 3 chances to redeem themselves over a 6 month period and the result is the same. The first time I ever ordered the Braised Beef Short Ribs I was hooked and I absolutely loved them. They are awful now, The past 3,times I have ordered them they taste like a cheap chuck roast from Walmart.... More 

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Parma, Italy
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hi I'm Italian, me and my boyfriend had a wonderfull dinner here....we eated typicall food combined with innovation and quality. Good service.....we remind that evening with pleasure.... I appreciated fried green tomato and coconut curry blu mussels.

Thank selosse2015
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Poor may be a harsh rating, but it is based on the "Fine Dining" category into which it is placed on TripAdvisor. The food and service were as expected, but the physical set up and atmosphere precludes this place from ever being fine dining. The restaurant is long and narrow, with a bar and wall-mounted chairs/tables on one side, the... More 

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Madison, Alabama
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After years of always eating at Cotton Row for special events, we will look elsewhere in Huntsville. The last couple of visits have both been disappointing. On our most recent trip two of our group ate less than half of a dish. It was bad. I did tell the waiter as I think customers should inform the staff of problems.... More 

Thank XRacer95
Birmingham, AL
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Reservations via Open Table. On arrival we were escorted to the rear, down a flight of stairs, and into wine cellar and seated there alone. I wondered what we did wrong! But the wine cellar proved to be an ideal location. We were not distracted by other patrons' conversations and were free to get a little silly from our drinks.... More 

Thank Neurorad1
Huntsville, Alabama
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149 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Went there for lunch on Friday. 12 noon. Got a reservation, but the place was basically empty. Really nice decor - stylish. Waitress was a little too close by at all times - I think she listened to every word we said, and when she wasn't asking how everything was going the manager was right there in her place. Annoying.... More 

Thank Kent W
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I frequent this restaurant a lot, and it's always a great. It was my first time having their lunch as we usually go for dinner. I really enjoyed it. It wasn't heavy and was just enough food. Not too much! Service was great as always and food came in a timely manner! We love this place.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This was our first visit and I was very impressed. First of all, the ambiance is nice. Even though it's on the square, inside is quiet and decorated nicely. It was evidently a former bank and even has the old safe door as part of the decor. The service is excellent. The food was delicious. It's high-end so it's more... More 

Thank Susanctravel
Huntsville, Alabama
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Lots of servers, slow service. (25 minutes to get a cocktail). Good entrees, but just as good a dozen other places in town. Salmon was supposed to come with eggplant. Didn't. No refills on water without asking. No forks after appetizers. Four people deliver entrees to a table without forks. Nice atmosphere. I like D&L Bistro better. Oh, and don't... More 

Thank Womonwriter
Houston, Texas
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302 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Sunday Brunch: Made reservations ahead and told them it was 0ur first time. FIRST: Not told our table would be in the Loft, up a flight of steep stairs. Ask hostess if we could change, said they were full and all that was available. SECOND: Waiter was terrible. Knew very little about the dishes and could have cared less! Said,... 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$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Southside Square, Huntsville, AL
    (Madison Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Huntsville

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?