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42 bar and table at The Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock, AR

42 bar and table at The Clinton Presidential Center

4.8
4.8
686 Reviews
$30 and under
American
42 bar and table, the Clinton Center’s onsite restaurant, offers diners a delicious blend of local favorites and internationally-inspired cuisine. Come enjoy our acclaimed food and outstanding service in our dining room or on our patio and terrace, which offer unparalleled views of the Arkansas River and the lighted Clinton Presidential Park Bridge.

COVID-19 Guidelines
All visitors ages five and over entering the Clinton Presidential Center must be fully vaccinated as defined by the CDC.
While masks are no longer required to be worn, we welcome the ongoing use of masks by staff, volunteers, and visitors who choose to wear them.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Contemporary Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (501) 537-0042

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    The Clinton Presidential Center is the premier venue in Central Arkansas for any occasion, and we promise to leave you and your guests with a lasting impression. Perfect for private luncheons, dinners, wedding receptions, business meetings, and lectures, the Center boasts more than 10,000 square feet of unparalleled event space for any event.

  • Private party facilities

    The Clinton Presidential Center is the premier venue in Central Arkansas for any occasion, and we promise to leave you and your guests with a lasting impression. Perfect for private luncheons, dinners, wedding receptions, business meetings, and lectures, the Center boasts more than 10,000 square feet of unparalleled event space for any event.

  • Neighborhood

    Little Rock

  • Cross street

    E. 3rd ST.

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 686 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Little Rock

    Best Service

  • Little Rock

    Best Ambiance

  • Little Rock

    Best Value

  • Little Rock

    Great for Lunch

  • Little Rock

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Best Overall

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Best Food

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Best Service

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Best Ambiance

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Best Value

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Great for Lunch

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. AR

    ArkansasRestaurantFan

    Little Rock

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an enjoyable place to dine and visit. The building is beautiful, the food is delicious and the staff is friendly and helpful without being intrusive.
  2. SA

    StevenAltum

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view from the restaurant was amazing. The food was excellent and a very good value. Definitely coming back here again.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Thanks.
  4. AN

    AlvahN

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Our table was at the kitchen entrance-not a good location. Service was late beginning, better after waiting too long for. A server.
  5. A

    Alice

    Little Rock

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Party of four for brunch. Beignet and entrees were all delicious! Wonderful brunch spot!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was absolutely amazing. Server could have been a bit more attentive to our needs; unsure if this is because we chose the patio vs indoors. However,overall an A.
  7. TS

    TamS

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m most impressed with the food quality and the level of customer service.
  8. LS

    LaurenS

    Little Rock

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty food, very reasonable prices, staff is really friendly
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    Wasn’t impressed by any part of the dining experience. No mention of the special occasion was made even though I had made a note. Server was nice enough but a ghost throughout the experience. The ‘specials prefixe’ insert was a week out of date which struck me as strange (why wouldn’t they just reprint the same menu with current date so it doesn’t look like no one bothered). The nola bbq shrimp app was very delicious. Super saucy; needed a spoon but wasn’t served with one. Mint daiquiri was good too. All in all, great service can save a mediocre meal, but it’s hard for mediocre service to salvage a good meal. Won’t be going back.
  10. SP

    SherylP

    Little Rock

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They made our 55th anniversary even more special. Excellent in every way.
  11. A

    Amylou

    Austin

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food in a stylish setting surpassed only by outstanding service!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed 42 bar and table. The service was great and we loved the ambiance. We were outside and sat at the bar area and the scenery was beautiful. The staff was super nice and the manager came by and spoke to us and was very polite and nice. We will be back soon!
  13. DM

    DivinaM

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The young Hispanic waitress is the best there is she attentive and always one step ahead. Her personality makes for an incredible experience along with the awesome food…
  14. S

    Shunnie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and atmosphere was great. We will most definitely be going again. Everything was seasoned and cooked to perfection.
  15. LJ

    LarryJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, great food, wonderful atmosphere
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food as always and excellent service.
  17. SS

    SueSue

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Everyone’s food was good except steak wasn’t cooked right I will go back but get something else.
  18. T

    Tennisbum

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and professional staff. Reasonable prices, considering it is located in the Clinton Presidential Library. Try and dine and visit the Library on the same day.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in every way!
  20. CS

    ChristinaS

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal at 42. Service and food were excellent. This is a place that is consistently good with no unwanted surprises. The servers are knowledgeable and not overbearing. The dining room is quiet. The menu could use some updating for the summer — lots of heavy entrees like Chicken Pot Pie and Pork Chops but the salmon is always a good option. They even offer a varying fixed price menu that includes 3 courses. Highly recommend!
  21. MD

    4MuddyDogs

    Little Rock

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful!
  22. v

    venessagourd

    Tulsa

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Karen, the bartender, Lauren, the hostess and Justin, asst Mgr made our visit amazing! Karen has wonderful skills behind the bar and even created my favorite cocktail flawlessly!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great as usual nice and polite servers and the food was excellent me and my girlfriend had an amazing meal
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great gem in the heart of Little Rock. Exceptional service and the food was delicious. I highly recommend for any occasion.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for a business lunch
  26. L

    Lauriero

    Little Rock

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all enjoyed our meals. It was delicious as well as beautifully presented. Service was friendly and fast. I really like the atmosphere of seeing the river and strolling through the entrance, seeing the world globes outside. A few weeks ago we sat outside and it was nice as well. The staff is very accommodating.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We sat outside on a beautiful night. The food was great!
  28. PW

    PhiniWebb

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food. Amazing staff. Beautiful scenery! We will be back.
  29. t

    tanyaf

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our group of 6 was a business dinner, entertaining an overseas guest. The meals were delicious and it was a quiet, comfortable setting to talk and enjoy each others company. The beautiful setting is always a pleasing place to bring a visitor to Little Rock
  30. MH

    MagH

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere with delicious and affordable food and drinks! I had a reunion with a couple of past classmates and chose 42 because of the consistent standards listed. They’ve got the best patio in the city as well. It’s very large with comfortable seating. It’s one of the few restaurants in the city with a view of the Arkansas River. Enjoy!
  31. c

    clu2

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I hesitate to give a "glowing" review of lunch at 42 because I love it so much..... Don't want it to get overly crowded. I just love sitting outside on the patio when weather permits. Love the view and the atmosphere.
  32. LK

    LisaK

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Food was cold. Asked for a glass of ice cubes…never got
  33. MP

    MayaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the library and the restaurant. Food and service were outstanding.
  34. MB

    MaxB

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Three years ago, I would visit my husband in Little Rock before we were married and he would always take me to Table 42. Then, it was exceptional - the food, the service, the atmosphere. Over the years, it has unfortunately gone down hill. I'm not sure if it's under different management or if it's the wait staff or wait, but it's definitely not a fine dining experience. It took over 20 minutes to get a second beer. Again beer, not mixed drink or cocktail. I ordered a filet, which was more like a piece of cube steak at best. We also ordered dessert but it took so long we eventually asked for it to go. I love the outdoor seating but I wish the food and service were of the previous quality.
  35. SR

    SusanR

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Love this place. Food is delicious and service is excellent. Wine choices were good as well. We try to go whenever we are in town.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    It was average in every way. Nothing bad, nothing great.
  37. LJ

    LisaJ

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect early lunch at 42! Seated outside on a pretty day, the service was great & the food was delish! My husband got the special, which he said was just as described…spicy & yummy, and I got the citrus salmon Caesar salad and sweet potato fries, and I loved every bite!
  38. w

    weg0028

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, lovely ambiance at sunset on the patio, doting service. Only improvement would have been a moment less cooking on the steak- medium rare was quite medium. Seafood Mac and cheese was delicious, and crab cakes were just right. A+ for presentation and portion sizes, as well.
  39. H

    Hungry

    Little Rock

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a another fine meal at Cafe 42, this time dining on the patio. Food was excellent as was the service. We saw a flock of Canada geese meandering across the island to the north of the center.
  40. G

    Garrett

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great! Had the salmon blackened, my grandmother had the rack of lamb, and my aunt had the seafood pasta. Everything was yummy.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

42 bar and table at The Clinton Presidential Center offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (501) 537-0042.

42 bar and table at The Clinton Presidential Center is rated 4.8 stars by 686 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for 42 bar and table at The Clinton Presidential Center

1200 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201

Additional information

  • Cross street

    E. 3rd ST.

  • Neighborhood

    Little Rock

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Contemporary Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (501) 537-0042

  • Catering

    The Clinton Presidential Center is the premier venue in Central Arkansas for any occasion, and we promise to leave you and your guests with a lasting impression. Perfect for private luncheons, dinners, wedding receptions, business meetings, and lectures, the Center boasts more than 10,000 square feet of unparalleled event space for any event.

  • Private party facilities

    The Clinton Presidential Center is the premier venue in Central Arkansas for any occasion, and we promise to leave you and your guests with a lasting impression. Perfect for private luncheons, dinners, wedding receptions, business meetings, and lectures, the Center boasts more than 10,000 square feet of unparalleled event space for any event.

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