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101 N Grand St, Downtown Monroe, Monroe, LA 71201-6745 (DeSiard Street)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Exceptional experience! Food wonderful, staff accommodating without pestering. Duck wraps are to die for! Parking was a bit challenging but there was also a wedding going on very near by. Would definitely dine here again.

Thank Heather K
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spicy spicy spicy, my throat was burning and nose was running. The grits had been overlooked, but all of it had a good taste. The sides have an up charge, but it still felt as if the meal was missing something. Loved the water chilled in glass bottles. Interesting decor. Accent Chairs are more for sitting at home than in... More 

Thank Melissa N
Monroe, Louisiana
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first visit for brunch. We have previously visited several times for dinner. Good was good but seems to be lacking the WOW factor of previous meals. Service was better and more consistent with initial visits. Menu and ambiance still the best in town.

Thank GoBuckeyes123
Palm Bay, Florida
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591 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner at Cotton tonight. It is in an old cotton warehouse and the atmosphere is wonderful. The food is good, but expensive for what you get. Portions are small and everything is ala carte, even bread and butter is extra. The service is very relaxed, they don''t try to push people out. The server was friendly and attentive.... More 

Thank JackofPBFL
Monroe, Louisiana, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best place in town!!! You don't know what you're missing if you haven't tried it. The food is exceptional and the atmosphere is so laid back.

Thank Sherri M
Monroe, Louisiana
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant Cotton is in an old cotton warehouse on the banks of the Ouachita River. The atmosphere is great as they have left much of the exposed brick and timbers of the original building. The menu is not overwhelming, and everything on it is just wonderful! I especially enjoyed shrimp and grits for a late lunch, and that dish is... More 

Thank Lisa E
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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254 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Cotton several times a year when we are in Monroe. The food is always excellent. They may not have a huge quantity of items on their menu, but what they do offer is unique and delicious. On our most recent visit, we had a large group with us, but we were seated immediately. The service is fantastic.

Thank JulesFromLC
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here a few times and I'm impressed each time and I absolutely adore this place, the atmosphere is amazing and so is the food. My first visit the bartender was perfecting a bloody mary and gave us samples which was of course wonderful. I had shrimp and grits and it was better than anything I've ever had in... More 

Thank tlhla
South Carolina
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here while visiting the Monroe area. We had the duck appetizer, which was so delicious I didn't mind that it was pretty hot (I normally don't do spicy food). I got the burger they had and it was fantastic, one of the top 5 I've ever eaten. My husband got the shrimp and grits and... More 

Thank brprxoxo
Bellaire, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at Cotton's last night ( a Monday night). It was busy so we ended up eating at the bar. The food was good and the service was good too. I had a Seafood platter and my wife had Shrimp and grits. Both of us enjoyed our meal. Parking is easy..across the street. It was a little on the... More 

Thank TomFromBellaire

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 N Grand St, Downtown Monroe, Monroe, LA 71201-6745
    (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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?