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101 North Grand Street, Downtown Monroe, Monroe, LA
+1 318-325-0818
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“duck wraps” (50 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
101 North Grand Street, Downtown Monroe, Monroe, LA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I went to this restaurant while vacationing in Louisiana together. The servers and other members of the staff were great. Very polite and friendly. There were two issues that I had with the restaurant. 1) I feel that the choice of artwork...More

1  Thank Tasha457
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great experience overall. Great food and friendly staff. One of the best bloody Mary's I've had and the Boudin balls are out of this world!! Must stop in Monroe.

Thank thubenak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I picked Cotton purely from the reviews I found on here and other sites for a date night. It didn't disappoint, the duck wrap appetizers were great. The main course was great, I got duck my date got venison. My date got the ole smokey...More

Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bignets were really good, yardbird benedicts were very good the fish sandwich was too fishing and she did not enjoy but the frys in duck fat were very good. Our server was nice and pleasant overall a good experience

Thank Harmony5757
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at Cotton on a Thursday night around 7:30 pm. We had eaten here last year when we were in Monroe and made it a priority to revisit the restaurant as the meal had been great and we really looked forward to a repeat...More

Thank Gordon K
Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

Just off I-20 this gem boasts an interesting history and great food. Indulge in the beignets!!!! Perfect!

Thank Psychotherapygirl
Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

We have visited cottons numerous times, the food is always fantastic. I have ordered everything from the burger to the steak, and everything in between. An absolute must are the duck wraps. Do not go and skip this appetizer. Service is always great and so...More

Thank Joey G
Reviewed May 22, 2017

The location is inside on old historical house cathouse from the turn of the 20th century. Inside is rusticly decorated and located on the scenic Ouachita River. The menu is well balanced between seafood and land based selections. Nice selection of wines and spirits to...More

Thank Kip G
Reviewed May 14, 2017

The menu was small so not overwhelming. Paul, our server, was FANTASTIC! He gave us the history of the building, which you will have to find out yourself. Very interesting to say the least. The bacon wrapped duck was absolutely delicious an almost enough for...More

Thank chicotgal
Reviewed May 7, 2017

Anniversary dinner in a nice restored space. We had the duck appetizer, shrimp and grits, and steak. All where AMAZING! Great cocktails and a good craft beer selection. And don't miss Planters Oyster Bar upstairs with a great patio over looking the river!

1  Thank Brewreview
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Amber N
November 8, 2016|
Response from KimLasschuit | Reviewed this property |
jeans would be fine....laid back but fine dining for sure
August 22, 2015|
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Response from ANN M | Reviewed this property |
I am thinking that the restaurant down town and I can remember the name but it was close to the river and the bridge had a brunch that was suppose to be nice
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
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 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: +1 318-325-0818
  • E-mail
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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