Saddle Creek Woodfired Grill
Saddle Creek Woodfired Grill

Saddle Creek Woodfired Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://saddlecreekwoodfiredgrill.com/
  • Phone: 501-812-0883
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm; Lunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Jon Bell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact us for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Ashley Henry 5018120883

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mc Cain Blvd
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Saddle Creek Woodfired Grill
With a Chef inspired menu, signature wine and martini list and the atmosphere of an old Montana lodge, Saddle Creek Woodfired Grill is one of Arkansas's most unique and affordable dining experience. Tender steaks, fresh seafood and a variety of American fare including salads, pasta, chicken and pizza's prepared in a wood burning oven, Saddle Creek has something for everyone. Be it business or pleasure Saddle Creek is your restaurant for special gatherings. We have 2 private dining rooms that seat up to forty guests and offer a personalized menu designed specially for your event. In the fall/winter warm up by the fireplace or during the spring/summer relax on the patio. We offer dine-in or take-out. One of the best happy hours in town 7 Days a week from 4pm til 7pm. We hope to serve you soon.
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Saddle Creek Woodfired Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (8)neighborhood gem (8)fit for foodies (6)good for groups (5)romantic (5)late-night find (2)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)great for outdoor dining (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Great dining
    rosebud1
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great food and service. Love the filet and blackened salmon. When not wanting a full meal, enjoy eating two appetizers. You can go casual anytime or dressy for a special occasion! Usually see friends eating there, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Duke
    Duke
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I made reservations for Fathers Day for just the two of us, and we were seated right on time, our waitress (Jordan) was so attentive and delightful, and as usual the filet, BLT salad and potato was excellant. Our favorite!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Deanglin
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We go a couple times a month, we usually sit in the bar area, Friday nights(date night).This lunch was for Father's Day, so we booked resservstion for the family. We love the food& Rob the bartender makes world class martinis:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stay Away
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    My wife and I were from out of town and booked online, site unseen. We walked in expecting a decent steakhouse, but quickly noticed the filthy and worn carpet and an unpleasant smell, and were seated in a booth with torn and tape patched vinyl seats. At this point, we got up and walked out noticing the dirty and torn wallpaper on the way out--never to return. Not at all what we were expecting after reading other reviews. Our advice--Stay Away!!! Larry S.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 153 reviews are from the Saddle Creek Woodfired Grill reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We never received our appetizers. My asparagus was not trimmed of the woody bottoms before cooked or brought to the table. The food was either overly sweet (including my steak) or covered in garlic. I will not return or recommend this place to anyone.
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  • Fabulous steak!
    ngatrout
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I had one of the best ribeye steaks ever! It was cooked and seasoned perfectly. Decent wine list and good desserts. I have lived in Atlanta for many years now and was was not expecting to find such a good steak house in Little Rock. The service was a little off as our waiter made us feel as if we were a bit of a bother. Regardless, I would come back again for the steak and hope for better service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Mother's Day Lunch
    Grammy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Thank you for a great lunch. Although the restaurant was very crowded, we were seated promptly at the time on our reservation. The server was prompt and very attentive and the food was excellent. We thought you did a great job handling the large crowd and making our time there very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic
    Hausheng
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We had a delicious, romantic meal for our anniversary. Service was very good, and I highly recommend the cedar-smoked salmon.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
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  • Felt at home Easter Sunday
    NC4me
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The food and ambiance was comfortable and inviting. We were out of town for Easter visiting our son and the service and food were wonderful. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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  • Give this place a try
    mkrowland61
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I was surprised the Saddle Creek Woodfired Grill has been in existence for nine years. The bar, food, and service were very good. I recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    GodzSon
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and I wanted it to be a very special experience. We've dined at all the "top rated" steak houses in the area and I wanted to give this one a try. I must say...I was not disappointed. The greeting staff wasn't the most personable, but Brodi (our server) was great. The food was excellent and reminiscent of the Austin, Texas steakhouse meccas that I'm accustomed to. Overall; well done!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great
    FantasticVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I love the atmosphere of Saddlecreek. We had a round table by fireplace which was nice for 5-6 people. Justin, our server, was professional, courteous and there if we needed him. Everyone's dinner was delicious and cooked perfectly. One guest commented their steak was better than Sonny Williams or Arthur's. Our cedar plank salmon was moist and flavorful and the mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus were amazing. I would also recommend their fried mushrooms. All the staff was very friendly and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE BEST STEAK IN LITTLE ROCK!
    Matt10V3S2dine
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I've gone through quite a few restaurants looking for a good steak. This wood fire grill tops them all in Little Rock. The Wolf creek is my favorite of theirs. My wife goes for the melt in your mouth filet. I can't speak highly enough about the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Uejules1
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We had a great experience! The good was delicious, and the server did a good job. The only downfall is the price. It is pricey, but we knew that going into it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it used to be...
    John
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This used to be our favorite place for family dinner every few months, but the last few times have been disappointing. The food quality seems to be declining and the hospitality nit what it once was. If you get a coupon or offer, use it quickly because they like to expire then without advertising. Also, the staff and manager should sync up more, as they aren't all on the danger page when it comes to offers, etc.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Valentine Dinner
    Av8or
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Reservation was honored, we arrived and immediately seated. Bottle of wine was served and we ordered off the special VD menu. The grilled Brie, sweet peppers and roasted garlic was out of this world. Our main course was the surf and turf. For desert, creme brûlée. All needs to be on the regular menu. Highly recommend Saddle Creek for those special occasion.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Montana
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We've eaten here many times and always get the Montana. Tonight my steak tasted like it was bought at Walmart. It was horrible. Service was annoying. Bar backed up, bread still in oven, etc
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  • Valentines dinner
    Duke
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great dinner (filet, BLT salad, loaded baked potato and creame brulee'); signature martini which was delicious. Made reservations through Open Table and I'm so glad because people were lined up for a 1 1/2 hr. wait.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Visit Yet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was our 3rd time there and it was the best meal yet. I had the 6oz tenderloin with grilled shrimp and I don't know if I could ever order anything else now, wow the meat was so delicious and you could cut the steak with a fork!!! My husband had the prime rib and he said it was wonderful and our friends both had the sirloin and rib combo and they loved it. This is our go to place when we are in town!!! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor time
    MINDY
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We got sat at our table and about 10 minutes later we finally seen our waitress. Then when she came and got our drink order she acted like she was rushed. There where not that many people in the entire restraunt. Have no idea what the deal was. She did not apolagize or anything. Then we got our food, and our sons meal didnt come out with ours. Also our steaks where not cooked properly. Didnt get great feeling the entire meal. Only thing good was my husbands mixed drink.
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  • Saddle Creek is a must eat!
    DoubleR
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Food is always exceptional and the menu has enough variety to satisfy anyone. Mixed drinks are worth every penny, reasonably priced too. Must try this restaurant! Beef eaters will love the steaks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, okay service
    KGJ14
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Food was pretty good -- kind of bland but good overall. Good steaks. Service was pretty slow, but not terrible.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for this neighborhood
    Jules
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    We wanted somewhere to eat that was close to the Hilton Garden Inn. This fitted the bill for our one night stay. We had been rather spoilt with fine dining in NOLA the week prior to our visit so we were coming from exemplary restaurants to a local neighborhood venue. Although this restaurant is above average locally it just could not be described as fit for 'foodies' in my opinion. Just a bit too basic for my taste. However, my husband enjoyed his steak and said it was excellent. The restaurant was attractively furnished and there were enough diners to give it some atmosphere. The service was also very attentive.
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  • great meal
    camehungry
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We sat at the bar b/c their was a bowl game that we wanted to see and it was on in the bar. We had the prime rib. It was excellent. The asparagus was good too. The house salad with the pecans and cilantro dressing is still one of my favorites. The bar tender made sure we never were out of a drink and I liked that too. Overall had a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stick with the steak!
    Matt10V3S2dine
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I love the relaxed feel of this place - like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. The wait staff is amazing. The steak is the reason for going to Saddle Creek. I do not recommend the lobster. (little over done, lobster jerky anyone?) The steak on the "Surf and Turf" plate was melt in your mouth cooked to perfection! I highly recommend the seasonal bre appetizer! Can still taste it! mmm..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saddle Creek
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Excellent food. Excellent service. Great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good but wait was long
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We visited this restaurant because of the ability to make reservations. We needed to be at an event at 7 p.m. Our reservations were for 5 p.m. While initially our waitress was prompt with taking our order, we ultimately waited more than an hour for our entrees to arrive. The restaurant wasn't packed, we were a party of four and diners who were seated well after us received their food well before us. We enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant, until we began to realize we would have roughly 15 minutes to wolf down our food to make our event. Our waitress never checked in with us to inform us about our order, despite checking for drink refills. Simply do not visit here if you have an itinerary that doesn't allow for two hours to dine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner before...
    grannynickel
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    I had booked a table through Open Seating and were seated promptly upon our arrival even though we were early and that was a bonus. Our server was pleasant, introducing himself but not being overly intrusive, however, he had the habit of touching us when he spoke to us and I found that a bit much. The artichoke spinach dip was served hot and was very creamy and flavorful. The salads were crisp, fresh and of a nice size. Loved the hot, crusty bread. My drink, a Metropolitan, was disappointingly bland, but my table mates said their drinks were good. All were attractively served. The coconut shrimp was perfect and served with the mango chutney it was very tasty. The steaks were cooked to order and were tender and appropriately seasoned.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salmon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    Had the Blackened Salmon and it had an over powering honey glaze on it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • great experience
    Impressed
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    First time visit, the staff was great, and our meal was outstanding. Don't live in the area, but will return next time in this area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great eating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    We really enjoyed our meal. The service was excellent. We will return every time we visit Little Rock.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was great! It was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Everything was great! It was a slow night for the restaurant. We hope it was due to the razorback game. The service was great. Our waiter was Jerry, we've had him before. He's always great to us. We'll be back in the future. Food was perfect! Always a treat to dine at saddle creek
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks and Salmon
    KingoftheParkhillVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    I have been to this restaurant numerous times and it rarely disappoints. A few of my Regulars include the Wolfcreek Ribeye blackened for a real kick is my fav. The prime rib is well seasoned And is a value at reg price. Also,the cedar plank salmon is delicious. For dessert I recommend the Carrot cake. Wine list is adequate, the hogue Riesling or the Rosemount Shiraz provide a decent affordable red and White to go with dinner
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice anniversary dinner
    happycouple
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    This was our first visit to Saddlecreek. We were looking for a nice place to have dinner before going to the movie theater up the street. We were very glad we chose it. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was really pleasant, and we had good service. The food was a little more expensive than we might choose for a typical Saturday night out, but since we were celebrating an anniversary, it was fine. For prime rib and surf and turf, it was actually pretty reasonable - and yum! It was really tasty! It was also nice to be able to make a reservation online, and know that we would have a table when we got there.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time dining at this
    Balou200
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    First time dining at this restaurant. My wife and I live in NC and travel a lot which requires dining out. Wife's sister recommend Saddle Creek. The food and service was excellent. Prices are inline with other quality restaurants. I recommend and would return next time we are in the North Little Rock area.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Road Stop
    BarFly
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    We spent the night in Little Rock on our way to Oklahoma. We used Open Table to find a nice place for dinner. This was just the ticket. Pizza crust was a disappointment but everything else was lovely.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was okay, a little
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    The food was okay, a little pricy for what we got and the service was fine. Overall it was just fine - nothing I would remember or necessarily recommend.
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  • We stopped in for a quick
    DinneroutVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    We stopped in for a quick lunch before our flight. The salads and burgers were delicious and service was good and efficient. We were freezing, however, as it was about 60 degrees at our table. Should have taken a sweater, but it was June...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorite restaurants!!!
    redrivergal
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    As always, our dining experience at Saddlecreek was great. Food was tasty and just the right temp. Only one small problem that night, and that was our food was a bit slow coming out of the kitchen. Other than that, it was wonderful. Heidi, our server, was very professional and very attentive. We definitely will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    birthdaygirl
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    While the service was outstanding we had several dishes that were not to the highest standard. The baked potatoes and we had two were both luke warm at best. One steak had to be sent back because it was really rare instead of medium. One steak I ordered was cooked right but was not hot. I do not understand the food being warm when we were the first or second group in the building that afternoon so you would think everything would be hot. Atmosphere was great, music was ideal and service was very good.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.