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101 N Grand St, Monroe, LA 71201-6745
+1 318-325-0818
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“duck wrap” (57 reviews)
Open Now
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
Seafood, American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
101 N Grand St, Monroe, LA 71201-6745
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on our anniversary for a treat and had a memorable experience. The wait staff was friendly and accommodating, the ambiance was classy and chic, and the food was decadent and delicious. They also have a range of beverages that compliment their menu.

Thank Natasha J
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere was a little weird because they had pictures of slaves on the wall. I quizzed the waitress about it and she replied that they were sharecroppers, I said semantics? The food however was great! The biscuits were incredible to start things off, scratch...More

Thank Shanks76
Reviewed July 18, 2018

We hosted our son's rehearsal dinner at Cotton in the exchange room. The food was excellent. It was plentiful and flavorful. The prices were very reasonable, especially since we were hosting 35 people. The servers were very kind and helpful. We also really appreciated that...More

Thank Ciara C
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Go with deep pockets as this is not a cheap place to eat. Food it ok, not out of this world, make reservations or you may not get in, the place is small and can get backed up fast.

Thank Debby P
Reviewed July 5, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner at Cotton so very much. The 100 yr. old building was appointed beautifully situated in downtown along the river. The food was delecious and plentiful. The staff was great and kind. A must visit.

1  Thank Mindy W
Reviewed June 24, 2018

the drinks were very good--as were the biscuits. Everyone in our party of twelve said the food was ok, except mine which was inedible.. I was here years ago and I remembered it as a very good restaurant. It is not now! On top of...More

1  Thank oldgrnstv
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

We were by chance in Monroe and Tripadvisor had it as #1 restaurant We wanted Cajun/southern and since all the other “shacks “ were closed on Monday went there by default.Had trouble finding the place but once located parking across the street was very convenient...More

1  Thank mccrfl
Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Got there 30 minuets before they closed and had a great Mother’s Day/ Birthday lunch. Food and service were great.

Thank Sam S
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

We weren’t terribly hungry but stopped in, partly because it’s Monday and most places were closed, and it was a great find! It’s in an old building with lots of dark wood and brick. The music is soft enough not to disturb but fits perfectly...More

1  Thank Suzann M
Reviewed April 15, 2018

Shannon Dahlum, my daughter brought the family to Cotton for Sunday brunch on April 14, 2018. My wife and I live in Burke Virginia and I only wish we had Cotton there. We go with Donna's family every Sunday at 8AM for breakfast in Northern...More

1  Thank Jack D
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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 Michael 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 - $36
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 N Grand St, 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: +1 318-325-0818
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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