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“Amazing!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cotton

Cotton
101 North Grand Street, Downtown Monroe, Monroe, LA
3183250818
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Ranked #1 of 195 Restaurants in Monroe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Dallas, Texas
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101 reviews 101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

An excellent trip advisor review is insufficient for this gem, which presented me with one of the best meals I've ever had. This is a must-try for anyone even remotely near Monroe, who enjoys a great meal. My server, Eric, was amazingly knowledgeable about the menu, and helped to make my meal an unforgettable experience; enough said!

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Galveston Island, Texas
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195 reviews 195 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Fits class food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Monroe is truly luchy to have a restaurant of this caliber open there. Everything on the menu is great. Service is also good. The owners/chef are always there to make sure everything is running well. Steaks are great plus some specialty appetizers are great. Give them a try. Not the cheapest but well worth it.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Billings, Montana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Southern perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

The food is consistently of high quality and continues to be a loving homage to Southern cuisine. Biscuits, slow-cooked pork, smoky peas, and absolutely put-your-hand-on-the-Bible-delicious greens--all here. This place would be a standout even if it was located in New Orleans.

For those who didn't care for Cotton I have to ask, "What's wrong witch y'all?"

Visited April 2014
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Definitely worthwhile”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Duck wraps appetizer was incredible , fish in a bag entrée..... Enough said! Get it. Wont regret it

I travel for work, eat in restaurants all over the country. Was very happy with Cotton. Very cool building with lots of history and the food and service could not be topped!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ringgold, Georgia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Worth the stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We were traveling through and using TA as a barometer for "which" restaurant to eat at, Cotton was # 1, and for good reason. It is just about a minute or two off of the interstate and was easy to find.

I had the Shrimp and Grits and the wife had the Pork Sammie (I think) with fries, the food was excellent and so was the service. According to our waiter, this is the second oldest building in Monroe and was at one time a Cotton Warehouse and was even a Brothel at one time!

Worth the stop, the atmosphere was awesome, get there early.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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