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101 North Grand Street, Downtown Monroe, Monroe, LA (DeSiard Street)
+1 318-325-0818
10:00 - 15:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 15:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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McKinney, Texas
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was good although I am not a seafood eater, I found chicken on the menu so I was ok. I like the atmosphere and the booths were great for a large group. However, I would suggest to the mgmt, that the recover the booth seats with a different material because with all the spills and spots on a... More 

Thank Regberly
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135 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had biscuits and roasted oysters for appetizers then shrimp and grits and quail over greens and mashed potatoes for dinner with salads. All of that was delicious!!!! The blackberry salad was great but the Cesar salad had some NASTY lettuce in it ! Also the water is poured from a bottle with no ice.

Thank 335nedm
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Duck fat fries....holy cow....couldn't stop eating them. Shrimp and grits were excellent! I highly recommend!

Thank Dena D
Level Contributor
15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice place and good bar. But I had to say that I did not like my dish. I don't like grits for breakfast so you can imagine when I find grits in my dish. I had a blackened catfish with red sauce over it. It was OK but too salty.

Thank EM12525
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and service in Historic downtown Monroe, LA. The Menu is is not huge but all items are unique dishes that you won't find anywhere else. Last time I ordered the Egg Sandwich which came with french fries cooked in duck oil. Good Stuff!

Thank Bronson M
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209 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After several hours of driving not only did we want a break to stretch our legs but also somewhere that was going to serve a good meal. This place did both - just 5 minutes off the expressway it was a great choice. Because it was freshly cooked it meant that we had a good amount of time to "chill... More 

Thank Gus S
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service are exceptional. Love the refinished older building and decor. Wonderful large bar and very inviting.

Thank Shari K
Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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186 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well, apparently, there's a new chef. Whoever he/she is.... the food is good. Real good. I went for a repeat with the shrimp and grits. This time it was more spicy, a bit more Cajon. Excellent!

Thank Gene B
Sallisaw, Oklahoma
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179 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in Monroe for the day. Everyone suggested that I eat at Cotton. It is conveniently located right downtown, at the Ouachita River. The decor is historic and very cool. The food was excellent. I ate at the bar, David gave me great service and gave me a tour of the building. There is a balcony in back for... More 

Thank Tim G
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This was my first time that I have eaten here. I was traveling through the area with a colleague and we were looking for a restaurant. The experience was actually very disappointing. On arrival, the restaurant was about half full with plenty of tables open. We got seated right away and were sat right next to the door. It was... More 

Thank Alan S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 50
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
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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Jackson, Mississippi
over a year ago
Louisville, Kentucky

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?