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101 North Grand Street, Downtown Monroe, Monroe, LA (DeSiard Street)
+1 318-325-0818
11:00 - 23:00
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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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 pear with food.

Thank Kip G
Ville Platte, Louisiana
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 a small meal. The redfish was delicious as was the sweet potato mash. But, the... More 

Thank chicotgal
Lonoke, Arkansas
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank Brewreview
jones, la
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

ok been there and had a wonderful time. very nice inside and food was great. i had the shrimp and grits. out of this world.

Thank johnny w
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

It had been a while since my wife and I had been to Cotton, no real reason for not going, it just feel from our regular list of places to go. My wife heard they had fried green tomatoes so we went there for lunch. We were greeted at the door with a smiling and happy young lady. We were... More 

Thank Randy G
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We had breakfast at Cotton on Saturday, the unveiling of their new menu. The food was amazing!!! The beignet biscuits made the beignets we had in New Orleans pale in comparison. The grits, the savory crepes ~ wonderful. I would have tried everything on that menu but we had a flight to catch. SO happy this wonderful restaurant is better... More 

Thank luvbeignets
West Monroe, Louisiana
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Cotton has undergone changes in management and now seems to us as back on top of its game.We frequently are spontaneous in our eating out and have taken a preference to unreserved appearances at the bar.The downstairs bar has very competent staff and the food from appetizers to desert if fine-try something you haven't had before. The menu is not... More 

Thank mjcaire
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We wanted something lighter and different and were told Cottons was the place. Restaurant has a dark, "smoky" atmosphere which was perfect. There are several interesting, tasty craft cocktails to enjoy. Appetizers were excellent, we had meat balls and crab cakes, delight! Entrees were all fried except the filet which was tender and tasty.

Thank Nancy H
Williamsburg, VA
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I really enjoyed the overall atmosphere of this property! Historic building renovated and repurposed wonderfully! The menu was excellent, service awesome and overall experience terrific! Would highly recommend!

Thank SavvyHotelChic
1 review
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I came in from as a guest of CenturyLink with some colleagues for dinner on 2/25. Food is great and variety is awesome. Loved their cocktails! All went fine till we overheard an Afro-american waitress using the F* word and abusive language with some people. We felt somewhat awkward. Great place to hang out with friends; won't recommend families to... More 

Thank KBSingh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
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?