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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Most recent review
Food so good make you wanna slap yo mama!

This was my second visit to restaurant cotton and we were very pleased. The kale ceasar salad was so good with smoked bacon. I've never had bacon that good before in my life. My date had the ribeye which was also great. We went on Valentines day and service was good. Great food and good drinks. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Kendra D
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Memphis, Tennessee
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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159 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Memphis, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

This was my second visit to restaurant cotton and we were very pleased. The kale ceasar salad was so good with smoked bacon. I've never had bacon that good before in my life. My date had the ribeye which was also great. We went on Valentines day and service was good. Great food and good drinks. I initially came to... More 

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Brntonville
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Excellent food and service. We had a party of 21,food was a little slow getting to the table but servers were very attentive. Prices we a little high, but quality and variety of food were well worth the wait and price.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

A great price to have lunch of dinner. Cory always has his favorites dg cooks with . Like his duck wraps . They are worth the trip and his southern drinks .

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Monroe, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A little too "refined" for my tastes. Nice presentations but no flexibility at all. Should have options for those of us who aren't into the sauces and pairings. Quite pricey but good service.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Cotton is a beautiful restaurant in the historic section of Monroe so the atmosphere is wonderful. The food is good but expensive. I enjoyed my rabbit poboy but for people who like typical southern food that's good as opposed to fancy, options are limited.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Most delicious appetizer I've ever had!! Service is excellent. Save room for the bread pudding. This is the winning dish from Chopped! Excelllent!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Spectacular food, service, lighting, music! Went two nights in a row ! Will be back ! The redfish and the oysters were near perfection . The building is a great space !

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Ruston, Louisiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This was an wedding anniversary dinner. The food was very good, however I asked for a quiet corner. We did receive a corner table upstairs, however it was anything but quiet. A birthday party came in an was understandably loud. It was so dark, could not see what I was eating and we were suppose to get an anniversary cake,... More 

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Louisiana
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363 reviews 363 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?