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101 North Grand Street, Downtown Monroe, Monroe, LA
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Ranked #1 of 188 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Cotton is located in a remodeled historical warehouse on the waterfront and in the historic city center. We visited in a group of seven, and ended up ordering a good cross section of the menu. Everything was well prepared, the drinks and wine of high quality. So if you are traveling in Northern LA, the detour to downtown Monroe might... More

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Taber, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

On a road tip across america. Ended up in Monroe at lunch time and found this place with TA. Beautiful historic building and room. Unknown to us Monroe had just got their power back on after 3 days without and the menu was very short. This was explained by a great waiter. Had an appetizer of bacon wrapped duck loin... More

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Fort Worth deep in the heart of TX
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My daughter and I stopped for dinner on our way to Montgomery, AL for a college tour. My shrimp and grits were the best I had ever eaten. The grits were so creamy. Dessert was over the top good. I had ordered the fried white cheddar apple pie with stout ice cream. This was one of the best desserts I... More

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West Monroe, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Cotton is a beautiful restaurant. Try to sit upstairs if you can. The Duck Breast Wraps are always excellent and the Shrimp and grits will please you.

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Clinton, IL
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128 reviews 128 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

1ST time at Cotton’s. I came away very impressed. A group went for a birthday celebration. We started with wine and appetizers. They have a huge wine list. We had the duck wraps, smoked trout dip, and the hummus. Duck wraps are outstanding, trout dip very tasty. I had the fish special of the day, which was sheepshead. It was... More

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D. La
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The Muscovy duck wraps are delicious for a appetizer, I had the Miss. Buttermilk fried Quail and it was great.

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We were traveling to Florida and my daughter wanted to stop and eat at Cotton, she remembered it was featured on the food channel. We stopped and ate lunch and it was good. The staff is very professional, genuinely friendly and helpful with making choices. The building has an interesting history and after lunch, our waiter (Marcel) took us on... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Don't miss a chance to eat here. Creative and delicious food. Comfortable atmosphere and great service. This place was a real treat.

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San Angelo, Texas, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

The food, the building, the service- I can't say enough. From the moment we walked in we knew this was going to be a great experience. Everything we had was exceptional (I mean, come on, the fries are cooked in duck fat). Our server Dylan was outstanding and Chef Cory Baher is a master. We went during lunch and need... More

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Dallas, TX
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90 reviews 90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Our last visit, the fish special rocked. This time, a new chef tried an African spin on grilled albacore, and while tasty, was not in the same league. That said, the Oysters Bienville were outstanding and the grilled Caesar was excellent. Still good value wine options, and the entire staff was on their game. Again, we felt well cared for.

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