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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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 110
    Excellent
  • 39
    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
Wow! What a restaurant!!

This restaurant deserves its top rating for restaurants in Monroe! A home run for service, ambience and most importantly the food. I had the shrimp and grits while others had more traditional breakfast food. All really tasty!!! You add a classy setting, nice blues music playing in the background... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Andy000000
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This restaurant deserves its top rating for restaurants in Monroe! A home run for service, ambience and most importantly the food. I had the shrimp and grits while others had more traditional breakfast food. All really tasty!!! You add a classy setting, nice blues music playing in the background with strong service from waiter……..what could be better? Highly recommend it!

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Orlando
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Pros: Delicious. Great service. Spot on ambiance! GO! A little pricy - yet so worth it! Bad is hardly anything.. Make sure you read the menu and understand what your ordering. It's fancy so.. Different.

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Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Cotton remains the optimal dining experience in the NE corner of the state. For this visit, my fourth, we had a party (family) of eight - thus I was able to sample many of Cotton's offerings and cocktails. Nothing disappointed... the reviews immediately below hit the high points. Hate to sound trite, but if it's your first time, try the... More 

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LONGVIEW
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This restaurant was very good great on the dining end, wonderful wine and food was perfect. What we did not expect was the price but for the food, atmosphere and wine I believe the price should be expected for the four of us it was 140 with only two drinks so, Great food great price. BUT worth eating there if... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Food was out of this world. We had the Duck wrap appetizer FANTASTIC!!!!!!! The Duck fat fries were delicious. We had the Shrimp and Grits and the pimento cheese burger both were delicious. Cory our server could not have been more helpful and attentive. Prices were fair and reasonable.

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West Monroe, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Upscale casual dining with attentive and knowledgeable servers. Specialty drinks were very good as were all the dishes our family tried. Not really a place for kids under 12.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Fun offering of delicious cocktails, Shrimp & Grits are delicious, great service, wonderful atmosphere. Love this place!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

The food was so good. The server was good and the chef came out to meet us. It is expensive for the average budget but a good place for a special date.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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?