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101 North Grand Street, Downtown Monroe, Monroe, LA
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Ranked #2 of 188 Restaurants in Monroe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Wichita Falls, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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Farmerville, Louisiana
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Blue Crab appetizer had chicken in it ? When we asked why, we were assured it wasn't chicken, yet the bill had an additional charge of ADD GRILL CHICKEN??. The Campfire fish was soggy with no seasoning and the salad was like swallowing a whole pack of double mint gum.. This place was not very busy and this was... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The food is always consistently good, as is the service. The duck wraps and smoked trout dip is a must try appetizer. The shrimp and grits are awesome. And the old smokey drink is an experience in itself.

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West Monroe, Louisiana, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I have lived in West Monroe all my life and never been to Cotton's. My boyfriend made reservations for my birthday. I have to say that was the best food I have ever had out on the town. We got the fried green tomatoes for an appetizer (excellent). I ordered the duck breast an he ordered the pork chop. I... More

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Natchez, Louisiana
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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I stumbled up on this place by accident. Very well run business. The attentiveness to the customer by every employee was very refreshing. They were comfortable and confident in their recommendations. My server was in training and you would have never known it. I read the reviews while waiting on a table. Most were favorable. A couple were not so... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Excellent atmosphere. Excellent food. Excellent service. High priced. Loved the fresh garden salad with fresh butter beans, peas, corn & more, yet no lettuce!

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Simsboro, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My son & his wife were in this weekend from Houston and our entire family dined at Cotton's. It was my first experience, and it was the most enjoyable time for all! The atmosphere was so comfortable and relaxing & the service was amazing and truly top notch! The appetizers, drinks & entree's were exquisite and cooked to perfection! The... More

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