Very tasty food but small
Very tasty food but small portions for some items. Most of the group loved it.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
My husband and I have been
My husband and I have been wanting to eat Brunch at Ashley's for a while now and finally made a reservation to go. The staff went above and beyond our expectations and made us feel special. The food was AMAZING, 3 courses that were divine, starting with Gulf Shrimp and Grits followed by a main course of Pecan-Crusted Catfish and ending with Bananas Foster that was absolutely sinful. The service was top-notch, Annie took great care of us. We hope to make it in again soon. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great fine dining experience
This is our second time to Ashley's. Everything we had was outstanding. We did the wine pairing and our waiter made great selections except it was a miss on the wine with the quail.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
LOVE the new menu!
Vastly improved since they got rid of the limited prix-fixe menu and moved to a full menu.
The filet was AMAZING, and the Baked Alaska fantastic!
GREAT anniversary dinner! Thanks, Ashley's!
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is as good as any place
This is as good as any place in New York or Chicago. The service was excellent, the food outstanding and the price is significantly lower than NY or Chi. The only place I have seen this perfect was at the Loews in Monti Carlo.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a wonderful place. Set
What a wonderful place. Set in an old, well mainatined hotel, the dining room is spectacular. Thier coconut Thai soup was unusal and outstanding.
Will definitely go back on my next trip.
4/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We felt transported to a more
We felt transported to a more tranquil time when dinning was leisurely and the conversation at ones table could be heard without shouting. It was simply wonderful, the food inspired and the service impeccable. We hope they keep the just from the oven brioche on the menu. The Pavlova was amazing and topped off a perfect evening. They have achieved a fine balance between tradition and modern; adding new menu items and the willingness to keep the best of the best. It’s too bad we live almost 1700 miles away but whenever we return to Little Rock we shall make a point of going to Ashley's.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic attention to detail
Fantastic attention to detail in service, creative and refined menu! We will be back!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Keep Telling People About This One
On a trip recently we mentioned that we would be in Little Rock and our friend who we respect told us about Ashley's and that we should try and eat there. After checking their website I made the reservation and took 3 friends with my wife and I. What a special eveing, the off menu specials and each item on the menu all appealed to us - unfortunately we cannot eat them all. The food was served in a most appetizing way and just literally each bite was a special "moment in time". Hope we have reason to be back in Little Rock soon!
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
25th wedding anniversary
Even though we live in little rock, we felt we were in a big city in very upscale dining.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best in Little Rock!
This is the place to bring your guests from out of state to show off. It's elegant, the food and wine lists are great, and I return frequently.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
This Chef is fabulous!
Ashley's has been my "go to" special event place for dinner ever since the owner revamped the hotel and restaurant. I hadn't been since the new chef was recruited from France. He had an incredible resume and I was eager to see if the food livesd up to his reputation. I am happy to say it does. I had the Oysters Rockefeller to start. They were unlike any Oysters Rockefeller I had ever had and were superb. I had the steak with the foie gras as my entree and it was just as I had ordered it--medium rare. It was a little crunchy on the outside and perfectly pink inside. The maitre d', Lee Ingold, a New Orleans recruit, is always the epitome of welcoming and the wait staff were great. I can't wait to go again!
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ashley's has now become one of our favorites for fine dining! It is pricey, but the service, atmosphere, & food are some of the best we've ever had & worth the money; and we've traveled many states. Had our wine paired with each course and the choices were excellent! We will return! A must try - the "Southern Comfortable" cocktail -- YUM!
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall, very good
My tenderloin was excellent, but wife thought pork cheeks were way to rich for her to enjoy. Portions were reasonable for price paid-not huge with a lot of waste. Very extensive wine list with many choices within our budget. Nice cheese and condiment plate to share with glasses of Port. I would go back if in the area for a special occasion.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, Ashley's never
As always, Ashley's never disappoints! From the moment we drove up until we left, we were made to feel like we were the most special people in the restaurant. Extra special attention to every detail was obvious by every staff member. Super amazing dinner, great time!!!!
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A special experience
We dined at Ashley's for our thirtieth anniversay and it was a perfect choice! When I made the reservation I noted it was out 30th anniversary and did not know if anything would be made more special. To our delight, the hostess congratulated us as we were greeted as did our main waiter. When we were given the menus, we were thrilled to see PRINTED (not hand written in) "Happy 30th Aniversary to Mr. and Mrs. ....."! At the close of our meal the menus were delivered tio our table rolled and tied with a ribbon as a keepsake. That was probably the most thoughtful thing I've ever had happen at a restaurant.
If you have a special occasion to celebrate, I can;t think of a better place than Ashley's!
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Still Little Rock's best...
...with a new chef. Wonderful food, but the service has slipped.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a beautiful experience ! The hotel and restaurant are amazingly stunning ! Staff was so very friendly & genuine . The food was not stuffy French food at all but instead familiar , special & wonderful! I have just three words ...... Go Go Go!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
5 Star In Little Rock
Warren Stephens has invested back into his community by making Ashley's a true 5 star restaurant in our small city. This is the fourth year my wife and I have celebrate our anniversary at Ashley's and it just keeps getting better. The new menu is fantastic, the portions are larger and the wine list is as good as any restaurant in the country.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special Occasion Destination!
Ashley's is the special occasion destination! I was celebrating my birthday. Ashley's printed on each of our menu's "Happy Birthday, Christie" and the date. The food & staff there are top notch. I highly recommend to everyone!!
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to eat.
We enjoyed our Brunch with friends, could visit without shouting across the table. Very relaxing and enjoyable.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Still Number One
Its been sseveral years since last dined here. Some of the reviews and local scuttlebutt was that Ashleys was struggling since the departure of their chef and most of the kitchen staff. We found a delightful meal, well prepared with supurb service.
The Gnocci apatizer melted in your mouth. I make it at home and this was good. The quality of the parmasia sauce was good enough that the shaved truffels nearly got in the way. The Shrimp and grits were as good as I have had in New Orleans at NOLA.
My entree was the filet, with fois gras. Delicious. We will be back when through Little Roc again.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated our first anniversary at Ashley's. We were greeted with a personalized menu. Dessert was served on a personalized Happy Anniversary plate. A very pleasant evening.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner to celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary was planned at Ashley's. The entire experience couldn't have been better. Our server was knowledgeable of the wines and all the food possibilities making excellent recommendation of both. The setting with tablecloths and all the dinner was very good. As well all the service staff. All in all my wife and I couldn't have had a better celebration of our special day. I recommend Ashley's for special occasions with out any question. We will return again!
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Anniversary Dinner
The staff at Ashley's did a great job making our Anniversary dinner wonderful. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a special night. While the restaurant maintains a classic fine dining appearance, the food was very progressive.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our food and service were
Our food and service were excellent. We both an outstanding entree nad dessert. We will return to Ashley's for another dining experience.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ashley's Restaurant brunch
The food was excellent at Ashley's as always. The only thing that would improve it would be to add a few Vegan and Vegetarian menu choices. There are two people in my party that are either Vegan or Vegetarian who had to ask for a special menu item to Accommodate their needs.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent in all Categories
Outstanding atmosphere, spectacular service, wonderful food. From the Blue Shrimp Ceviche appetizer to the Parisian Chocolate cake, all highly rated.The Braised short rib with spring vegetables was one of the best if not the best I have ever had. The wait staff and service staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. A special place.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant called us by name as we entered. Menus had, "Happy 46th Anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. ..................! Dessert plate had Happy Anniversary written in chocolate sauce. Meal was delicious and service was excellent.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are new to town and didn't know where to go for our anniversary. So wanting somewhere nice we chose Ashley's, we were quickly ushered in and taken great care of. The waiter was magnificent, the food was exceptional and we felt very special and taken care of the entire time. We had some wonderful champagne, and then our dessert plates had Happy Anniversary written on them in chocolate sauce! This was a great find!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
First timer. Loved it.
What a great place. We are out of towners who get to LR about once a month. We
Love to stay downtown. Ashley's was fabulous all the way around. I had the filet
and you could cut it with a fork. The service was out of this world. They timed
everything perfectly and our waitress was so helpful with our wine selection. We will
be back again and again
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding ! We stayed at
Outstanding ! We stayed at the Capital Hotel over Labor Day weekend so we dined at Ashleys for both dinner and breakfast. This is a fabulous restaurant by any standards. The wine list was a bit intimidating but when we asked our server for a suggestion she consulted the sommelier and we had a moderately priced wine that everyone enjoyed. Strongly recommend both the hotel and it's restaurant.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
*Outstanding* prix fixe lunch!
My parents came to visit and we took them to Ashley's for an *incredible* brunch! Everything - appetizers, entrees, desserts, service, ambience, and whatever else you care about - was fantastic!
The chocolate french toast was mind-blowing!
Don't miss it!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Deal for Lunch
My wife & I had heard about the restaurant for quite a while. I was finally able to take her out for her birthday. It was great food & great ambience with great service!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
New chef and menu are outstanding
Ashley's shines as the most outstanding restaurant in Little Rock--now that shine is even brighter under the new chef. The lunch menu offerings were wide in variety and all tempting--and none of our selections were less then perfect. Service was also outstanding. This is the place for the best fine dining in Little Rock.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding, as always.
Consistently excellent. Always a pleasure to spend an evening there.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service outstanding --food good
The service here was really top notch. Shrimp with grits were excellent. The gnocchi with bacon was so-so. Nothing really special. The dessert with the vanilla macaroons and raspberries was very good.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Little Rock's New Gem
Atlanta's loss is Little Rock's gain. Chef Joel Antunes is producing incredibly delicious dishes out of the kitchen of Ashley's restaurant.His wonderful tomato gazpacho comes with a tomato sorbet so intense in flavor it tastes like summer. His shrimp ceviche is a wonderful combination of acid, herbs and meaty shrimp. The quail and lentils entree consisted of tender but meaty portions of quail served over a tasty stew of lentils. My partner's roasted artichoke risotto with lardons was a wonderful medley of favors. The wine list offers a wide range of choices from wine regions throughout the world at a variety of price points, many of which offer excellent values. and the sommelier was friendly and knowledgable. Little Rock has a new gem.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience, from the selections, preparation and ambiance of the restaurant and hotel. Service was very good overall, but our waitress was new and lacked confidence that the people helping her would get the job done. Great cornbread starter and serving the meals in the casserole dishes really adds to the experience.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best that I've been to..
Easily one of the top restaurants that I have been to in the country. Appetizer, salads, dinner, desserts all fantastic. Service impeccable.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have read mixed reviews in the past about Ashley's, so I was skeptical about going, but I was so glad I did. The entire experience was absolute perfection all the way around. The service was fantastic and the food was amazing. I found every aspect to be absolutely flawless. I intend to return and I can't wait.
I frequently dine in very fine restaurants in Baltimore, a city known for the fine food and dining, and knowing how Little Rock is rather sparse when it comes to really great places, my expectations were not just exceeded, I was thoroughly impressed.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely will go back!
This is a wonderful restaurant for any special occasion. Excellent food and menu! Top notch wait staff! Its pricey, but worth the expense for a special night out.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
MY GIRLFRIEND AND I MADE A
MY GIRLFRIEND AND I MADE A SPECIAL TRIP TO LITTLE ROCK FROM OKLAHOMA CITY TO SEE "WICKED". THE STAFF WAS AWARE OF OUR TRIP AND THE LOGISTICS OF THE TRAVEL. THEY KNEW OF THE TIME FRAME FOR THE SHOW AND WENT OUT OF THEIR WAY TO ENSURE OUR EVENING WENT OFF WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS. THE FOOD WAS WONDERFUL AS WELL. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND THE EXPERIENCE. THE EVENING WAS ONE WE WILL REMEMBER FOREVER AND THE STAFF AT ASHLEY'S WAS A MAJOR PART OF THAT. A MILLION THANK YOUS!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had read other reviews here and thought they might be somewhat exaggerated in their praise of Ashley's but they were not overstated. Everything was as we hoped it would be. We were celebrating our 19th anniversary and noted that I noted that in our reservation. When we arrived we were greeted by name and show our table. Our server brought our special personal menus that even had our names on them. We enjoyed a before dinner cocktail in the adjacent Capital Bar which is a must do if you have the time. "Best" Maker's Mark Manhattan ever.
Great wine list, great food and don't skip dessert either.
I would rate this restaurant one of the best we have ever dined in.
We will be back soon!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food -
Great food. Drinks were slow to show up. Appetizer was late then they put dinner on top before we finished. I believe it was a fluke with our waitress, she seemed new. Other staff seemed on the ball.
Good value on great food. I had the pork - delicious! Try the asparagus!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
At Ashley's, we had one of the best dinners we have had. The food was creatively delicious, service exceptional and elegant ambience.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ashleys was not a let down.
I went to Ashleys on 10/17/2013 and it was the best dining experience Ive ever had. Our waitress was so helpful and very kind. The wait staff never let our drinks get low and the whole inside of Ashleys is STUNNING... People talking about how pricey the food is but I promise you it was worth it. I will be going back
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
at long last
ate here for a business event a few years ago and was impressed
was finally able to take my wife this trip
even though there was a new chef, we were both impressed and thrilled with the selections, preparation, presentation, and service
suggested wine pairings were wonderful as well.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ashley's is the metric by which all Little Rock eateries should be measured. It is the standard. Full stop.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We took our Mother to dinner at Ashley's to celebrate her 90th birthday. We had been there before so we knew it was elegant and the food was good. They made it special by printing personalized menus for our table and writing "Happy Birthday" in chocolate on her dessert plate. These small but unexpected touches helped make the evening more special.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM