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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Little Rock / Central Arkansas

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Little Rock / Central Arkansas? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Cypress Social restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1195)
$31 to $50
American
North Little Rock
About the restaurant
Cypress Social is a new lakeside American eatery.

Walk-ins welcome! Please call the restaurant if reservations do not appear available online.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 22, 2024
Perfect table outside with fantastic service as always. Crawfish were nice size and tasty!! Loving the honeysuckle mule this spring!!
A photo of Vault restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1617)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Hot Springs
About the restaurant

Please note that parties of 6 or more may have a gratuity of 21% added.
Dinner service on Tuesday through Thursday is from 4:30 to 8:30. The bar closes at 9:00
Dinner service on Friday and Saturday is from 4:30 to 9:30. The bar closes at 10:00.
No outside food or beverage please, including cakes.

We are on the main floor of the original Bank Building, built-in 1909 in Historic Downtown Hot Springs, AR. We have preserved the original bank vault that allows for private dining for special occasions. We have focused our attention on all the details... “all the way down to the salt and pepper shakers.” We hope you will join us for your Timeless Vault Dining Experience.

Dr. Daron Praetzel, Owner​


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
We love eating here whenever we’re in Hot Springs. The food is always outstanding and the servers always go above and beyond.
A photo of The Bugler restaurant
4.8
4.8 (971)
$31 to $50
American
Hot Springs
About the restaurant
The Bugler, overlooking Oaklawn's legendary racetrack, offers an array of culinary creations including Steaks, Fire and Ice Seafood Tower, Chilean Sea Bass and much more. Featuring handcrafted cocktails and wines from around the world. The Bugler staff looks forward to serving you.
Top review
JuliaH
Dined 2 days ago
The Filet steaks were cooked just right, dessert wonderful . Our waiter Johnny was very nice !
A photo of Brave New Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3064)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Little Rock
About the restaurant
A casual, warm environment, delicious food and excellent service at a reasonable cost. It is our goal to have every meal be a celebration of food and to always keep an edge of new in our work.
Top review
Richardvip
Dined 2 days ago
Had dinner on the deck. Weather was beautiful and easier to have a conversation. Get there before the weather gets too hot.
A photo of Eden at Hotel Hale restaurant
4.7
4.7 (181)
$31 to $50
American
Hot Springs
About the restaurant
Hotel Hale in downtown Hot Springs, Arkansas is home to our beautiful restaurant, Eden. Join us in the dining room and experience the old-world charm of an 1892 bathhouse. Dine under the skylight and enjoy a delicious meal surrounded by a fresh and flourishing garden.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Very nice waiter. I enjoyed the setting with the green wall and the skylight.
A photo of Allsopp & Chapple Restaurant + Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1206)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Little Rock
About the restaurant
Allsopp & Chapple is open for dinner 4pm - 9pm (Sun-Thurs) and 4pm - 10pm (Fri-Sat). We pride ourselves in outstanding service, fine dining, and an extensive wine list. There is a full bar on-site with signature cocktails. We look forward to serving you!
Top review
TomHvip
Dined 6 days ago
Cocktails with local spirits, amazing food and great service.
A photo of J&S Italian Villa restaurant
4.8
4.8 (262)
$31 to $50
Italian
Hot Springs
About the restaurant
Inspired by the coastal cuisine of Cinque Terra, J&S Italian Villa is a fun and trendy dining experience located in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. With seasonal menus crafted by 2-Michelin Star Chef Sascia Marchesi, you’ll enjoy unique and flavorful dishes featuring pasta made from scratch, seafood, steak, and fresh local produce.
 
Whether you’re interested in a date night for two, a special gathering in our private Red Room, catering for your big event, or simply relaxing with drinks and appetizers in a chic bar and lounge, J&S Italian Villa proudly provides attentive service in a welcoming atmosphere.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 17, 2024
Zoey was a fantastic server! We went to celebrate our anniversary and she made it special. Food is unbelievable. Highly recommend.
A photo of Marty's Place restaurant
4.7
4.7 (101)
$30 and under
American
Maumelle
About the restaurant
At Marty's Place we believe delicious food and awesome customer service will set us aside from the rest.
Top review
SPT1953vip
Dined on May 12, 2024
My favorite in AR! Brunch was so good! Chicken and waffles! Incredible service, food, and atmosphere. Raine (our server) always does it right.
A photo of Capeo restaurant
4.8
4.8 (338)
$31 to $50
Italian
North Little Rock
About the restaurant
~Fine Italian Cuisine ~ Open Kitchen ~ Wine Cellar ~ Full Bar ~ Free Parking ~ Trolley Stop #1 ~ Casual Dress ~ We Sell Gift Cards ~ Reservations Recommended ~ We Proudly Make Everything In-House ~ Online Take Out and Gift Card Orders ~
Ristorante Capeo, Est 2003, is an authentic Italian restaurant in the heart of the Argenta Arts District in Downtown North Little Rock, Arkansas. Families are welcome to the friendly and historic venue where they can experience a taste of truly authentic Italian Cusine . Our menu offers mainstay items that include wood-fired pizzas, Classic and Signature Antipasti, Homemade Pasta Dishes and Entrees, all made to order in house. For a wholesome and balanced experience at Ristorante Capeo, we have a nice wine cellar with hundreds of labels to satisfy all budgets and a full dining bar. The cozy atmosphere of the 130 year old building and top notch experienced staff serving the best Italian food in Arkansas make your dining experience beyond reproach.

Top review
ChrisK
Dined 2 days ago
It's easy to see why Capeo is regarded as one of the best dining experiences in central Arkansas. Excellent from soup to nuts.
A photo of Petit & Keet restaurant
4.7
4.7 (898)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Little Rock
About the restaurant
Jim Keet and Louis Petit have collaborated to present a polished casual restaurant and bar for Little Rock. This culinary-driven restaurant offers a variety of menu items including dishes crafted by renowned local chefs and use as many local products and ingredients as possible. Petit & Keet features a full bar with specialty drinks, cocktails and a signature bar menu. With a fresh redesign guests can enjoy an outdoor patio and bar, and also an event room for private parties.
Top review
JohnL
Dined on May 18, 2024
We enjoyed their 7th Anniversary Celebration. Food was excellent and service by Whitney was Beyond Excellent
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