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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Psychotherapygirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 15 May 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 8 May 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
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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
Reviewed 11 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....More

Thank Randy G
Reviewed 27 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...More

Thank luvbeignets
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...More

Thank mjcaire
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...More

Thank Nancy H
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Amber N
Is there a dress code? Unfortunately I traveled in jeans and have no luggage.
9 November 2016|
Response from KimLasschuit | Reviewed this property |
jeans would be fine....laid back but fine dining for sure
Anybody have brunch.? Drinks included?
23 August 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
US$15 - US$50
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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • 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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