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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” (226 reviews)
“souffle” (39 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited High Cotton to wrap up our anniversary getaway and we're very pleased! The ambiance is a little louder than some of the other upscale restaurants in the are, but it wasn't bad - just a bit more social atmosphere. Live...More

Thank ChelseaWalters717
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Sitting at the bar on a Sunday evening was the best choice we made all night. We had desert and after-dinner cocktails while listening to the most amazing duo playing some of my favorite Gypsy jazz music! The staff is personable and attentive. Definitely a...More

Thank Victoria B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great dining experience and staff pays attention to allergy issues. Great food, wonderful ambiance, great staff!

Thank patww2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, excellent low country cuisine, and a great bar! We have been three times now an always enjoy!

Thank Jay S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. We loved how each dining area had its own design elements. Service was exceptional! The fried oysters were very special. The salmon with caramelized peaches was delicious. Another guest's filet was cooked to perfection. Even the...More

Thank AlliCann
Reviewed 1 week ago

We could have just went on an off night, however, there were three of us and we were none impressed with the food or the service. The atmosphere was neat, however the service was lacking and the food was bland. Charleston is filled with wonderful...More

Thank Tiffany S
Reviewed 1 week ago

By far the best service I ever experienced. Food was excellent- the quality and presentation was spot on! The atmosphere was elegant and fitting for such a place.

Thank Carl N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food my wife had the french it was excellent. Very very tasty and a big portion. I had the eggs benedict a they were very good also. The wait staff is very attentive it is a little pricey for brunch but you don't do...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited High Cotton on a Bachelorette trip. We arrived 10 minutes before our reservation time, were greeted by wonderful hostesses, and taken to our table early. Once we were seated, our server (Adam, or maybe Alex?) was very helpful and knowledgeable concerning the menu...More

Thank hokiewife1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All around good experience from the ambience, menu selection, staff and food. The onion soup, bread and shrimp and grits were our favorites. The sweet tea was a perfect brew too--strong and sweet.

Thank Mallory S
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Questions & Answers
14 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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, 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
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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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