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Cotton

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101 North Grand Street, Downtown Monroe, Monroe, LA (DeSiard Street)
The public trolley system makes frequent stops right near the restaurant. There is also a public transit bus station within walking distance.
3183250818
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Located in the heart of downtown Monroe in one of the oldest buildings in...
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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  • 130
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food!

I had the shrimp and grits. It was excellent. I highly recommend this place. Service is wonderful as well. Also had crab hush puppies for appetizer. Wonderful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Glenn J
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  • Local cuisine
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Monroe, LA
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We love Cotton's duck wraps and duck fat fries and took our out of town family to eat over the 4th of July. Four out of our party of eight ended up feeling sick or barfing during the night. On the night of our visit, the waitstaff seemed to be quite confused as to what they were expected to do.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I had the shrimp and grits. It was excellent. I highly recommend this place. Service is wonderful as well. Also had crab hush puppies for appetizer. Wonderful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I had the burger with duck fat fries and it was extremely good. The fries were perfection along with the service. Highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We got the time wrong on when they opened but they welcomed us in with warm arms. We started with the peach sticky bun and duck wraps. I've been a vegetarian for 24 years but I took just a single bit our of the duck wrap and it made me queation my beliefs. The bartender was Maddie and she was... More 

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Arkansas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped by on a Saturday around lunch on our way back from Florida after reading the reviews. The food was excellent. Service was a little slow that day but everyone has an off day. We just happen to be heading back to Monroe this weekend so we are going back. The atmosphere is great..they have done an excellent job... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Food is outstanding!!!So sad the service is so slow. Kitchen needs to fix that--not the waiters fault

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Northern Louisiana, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great restaurant but DON'T let them seat you in the upstairs bar! We went later on a Saturday night. The wait was 45 minutes and that was fine with us. After 20 minutes, though, they seated my wife (I went out to the car) upstairs in the back bar room. I arrived and she was seated at an elevated bar... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We have eaten here several times and always enjoyed it. We had a waiter this evening who was new and could not answer any questions that we had. ( not his fault that he was thrown in before he was ready) We had a reservation and arrived early so took a seat at the bar and ordered a chocolate Martini... More 

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Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

One of the best restaurants I have ever been to. The food was great the service was impeccable. The strawberry butter was amazing. But the best part was the Muscovy duck wraps.

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Ruston, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Went here for our anniversary and loved every minute of it. The staff was nice, brought us a dessert on the house to celebrate. The lighting was dim and cozy and the plates were savory and delicious!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 North Grand Street, Downtown Monroe, Monroe, LA
    (DeSiard Street)
  • Public Transportation: The public trolley system makes frequent stops right near the restaurant. There is also a public transit bus station within walking distance.
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Monroe
  • Phone Number: 3183250818

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine

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.
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

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