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101 North Grand Street, Downtown Monroe, Monroe, LA
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Ranked #1 of 190 Restaurants in Monroe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $50
Sun 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: DeSiard Street
Transit: The public trolley system makes frequent stops right near the restaurant. There is also a public transit bus station within walking distance.
Description: Located in the heart of downtown Monroe in one of the oldest buildings in the city, Restaurant Cotton has the atmosphere of a simpler, more honest time. Executive chef, Cory Bahr, prides himself in being an innovator of unique and delicious food that exhibits his Louisiana Delta roots and allows his personality to influence every dish. Accompanied by chef de cuisine, Spencer Serrette, and sous chef, Seth Blankenship, Chef Bahr has mastered the art of creative southern cuisine. With nightly food and drink specials, it is guaranteed that there will be something new to try with every trip to Restaurant Cotton. Chef Bahr shows his appreciation and passion for authentic Louisiana cuisine by always using the freshest and most local ingredients in every dish that he prepares. Restaurant Cotton is proud to be a part of the revitalization of downtown Monroe and we invite you to join us as we support our beautiful city and the seasoned talent of our very own Chef Cory Bahr.
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English first
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363 reviews 363 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I celebrated our 44th anniversary at Cotton's. We had several appetizers which were very good. I had quail for my entre and my wife had shrimp and grits. We shared an dessert. The only downside was that quoted me $15 for a corkage fee and charged me $20. It wasn't the $5 that bothered me, but they... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

From the muscovy duck wraps to the field pea hummus to the pimento cheese beignets, this place held its own to the finest Louisiana restaurants. For the main course I had the beef trio. Each of the three was unique with its sauce and preparation. It just simply worked. The suggested wine was splendid as well. I'd stop by Monroe... More 

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Monroe, Louisiana, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The food here is simply unmatched. Absolutely the best in town. Can't miss the smoked duck breast. If the fried green tomatoes are on the menu, they are must try.

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Dallas, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We've dined all over the U.S. And Internationally. This place makes it on list of top 5 restaurants we've ever dined!! And so unexpected in Monroe, LA! Try their collard greens, chicken n waffles and shrimp n grits. All are incredible.

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West Monroe
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I dined in at Cotton, and the experience overall was enjoyable. The service was friendly and the atmosphere was really wonderful. The food, however, was not as tasteful as the surroundings. If you are looking for a place with reasonable prices and quality food, Cotton is most likely not for you. I will say that the Duck Wrap appetizers are... More 

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Monroe, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Hubby and I went in for an early dinner. Ended up splitting two appetizers as we both weren't very hungry. We had the duck wraps and a crab gnocchi pasta dish. Both were delicious. Bread was very good. As the sister of a beekeeper loved that they used local products. Look forward to returning and trying more items on the... More 

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Mooringsport, Louisiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

First time at Cotton I had heard many good reviews. We were seated without wait and the service was very good. our food arrived timely and the presentation was great. The only issue was was the rice in the gumbo was not quite cooked enough and the gumbo itself was not very warm. I wish we would brought it to... More 

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Monroe, Louisiana
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Innovative chef with great food. Enjoyed a great business lunch. Live in Monroe and could go to any number of good restaurants, but chose Cotton because of the chef, staff and wonderful food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

What a great experience of modern LA cuisine. From the charcuterie to the fish entrees to the fried pie dessert, each course was exceptional. The collard greens were enlivened by really tasty bacon pieces and a "kick" at the end of each bite. My blackened red fish was not over seasoned and cooked perfectly.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Always love sitting in the bar area at copelands. Their Sunday unlimited mImosa's are great! Food never disappoints

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Additional Information about Cotton

Address: 101 North Grand Street, Downtown Monroe, Monroe, LA
Phone Number: 3183250818
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Monroe
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 50
Cuisine: American

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