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“wonderful Shrimp and grits”
Review of Cotton

Cotton
Ranked #3 of 231 Restaurants in Monroe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$36
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: DeSiard Street
Transit: The public trolley system makes frequent stops right near the restaurant. There is also a public transit bus station within walking distance.
Description: 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.
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Ive only eaten at this hometown restaurant once but the experience was delightful. We had the shrimp and grits and a wonderful dessert. Atmosphere is very trendy. Loved it

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Thank beachnana64
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Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

We were just passing through Monroe & found this fantastic restaurant. Atmosphere is welcoming, comfortable, & clean. The Muscovy Duck Wraps & the Fried Green Tomatoes were amazing - I wish I could have them shipped to me weekly. Great empanadas, great coffee. Our server gave us lots of interesting info about the menu & the area. One of the best lunches I've ever had!

Thank Barbara U
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Reviewed June 25, 2016

Fine dining with a full bar. We came here on a Wed night and was surprise this place is busy with young high school/college ladies. Beautifully decorated and yet simple. Professional service. Menu is pretty simple to order. Table setting can be improved and chair quality/comfort needs improvement. Food is very good. Lots of beer/wine choices. Gulf shrimp with grits is excellent and serving is quite large. The Cottons (fried seafood with duck fats fries) is OK. Business dinner prices.

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Thank CVictorT
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Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We loved the food and the atmosphere. Extremely delightful and the waiter was a great guy. Highly recommend to everyone.

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Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

We have been to Cotton many times before and have overlooked the bad service in favor of the high quality food but tonight was a new low. Appetizers took 30 mins to appear (2 orders deviled eggs which require minimal prep). When entrees came, two orders of quail came with different sides than explained, which were not what menu specified in first place. Roast chicken appeared in bed of cold white beans. $24 Order of gnocchi was minuscule..roughly 1/3 cup. After sending it back it reappeared too mushy to eat. Server was, well, unconcerned is best description. We understood why when bill came with 20% built in. We were a party of 7, with 2 separate. All in all, for the $$ money spent we will go elsewhere in future. Corey Bahr, surely you can do better than this!

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