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101 North Grand Street, Downtown Monroe, Monroe, LA
+1 318-325-0818
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“duck wraps” (51 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
101 North Grand Street, Downtown Monroe, Monroe, LA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After hearing of this restaurant, I knew we had to get brunch here. We don’t spend a lot of time in North Louisiana, but we made this our last meal before we headed home this weekend. We got there as they opened for Sunday brunch....More

Thank Ashley S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Monroe on a Sunday evening so not much was open. The restaurant downstairs was closed, but we found an open door and followed the noise upstairs. After passing another closed and empty dining room we found a nice bar open at the...More

Thank HalnTel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reserved a room upstairs for a company dinner. Server was aweaome she took care of our large group all on her own and food was delicious. We had a great time and would not hesitate to book an other event here.

Thank Shannon W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cotton was a restaurant suggested by some friends and it certainly didn't disappoint. The food and service were fabulous, and the menu was a great representation of local food items done in clever ways. Decor and ambiance were also very nice. I will definitely recommend...More

Thank mike60521
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Southern food done upscale. Classic regional ingredients (chicken, peas, greens, seafood, fresh produce, shrimp and grits, etc.) and dishes, but with fresh flavor and presentation. Have eaten in for lunch and ordered out for dinner. Food definitely better served hot and fresh -- not so...More

Thank S B J
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

This place was a store, a warehouse, and a cathouse among other things. The restaurant is beautiful inside with original wood and brick facing, as well as wooden floors that have seen some time to be sure. There was a full bar and plenty of...More

Thank Anthony P
Reviewed 9 August 2017

My wife and I have had dinner here several times. The first time was not good (slow service, food good but not great). The second time was phenomenal: great good, great waiter, good specials, lively vibe. In short, this is a really good restaurant setting...More

Thank RaanNaledIt
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

My husband & I ate here for date night. It was our first time eating here. The staff were very nice & the restaurant had a great atmosphere. We ordered the duck wraps for an appetizer. They were amazing. I wasn't sure about the honey...More

Thank dorothy822002
Reviewed 16 July 2017 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 16 July 2017 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
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Amber N
9 November 2016|
Response from KimLasschuit | Reviewed this property |
jeans would be fine....laid back but fine dining for sure
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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