42 bar and table at The Clinton Presidential Center

4.8
507 Reviews
$30 and under
American
*COVID-19 UPDATE:
WITH CONCERN FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR PATRONS AND STAFF, WE HAVE IMPLEMENTED ADDITIONAL SAFETY PROTOCOLS.

BASED UPON GUIDANCE ISSUED BY THE CDC, ANYONE ENTERING THE CLINTON CENTER MUST WEAR A MASK WHILE INDOORS, REGARDLESS OF COVID-19 VACCINATION STATUS, EXCEPT WHEN EATING OR DRINKING.

PATRONS WILL NEED TO BE FULLY VACCINATED AND MUST SHOW PROOF OF VACCINATION (PHYSICAL CARD OR PHOTO) BEFORE ENTERING. “FULLY VACCINATED” MEANS AT LEAST 14 DAYS AFTER YOUR FINAL DOSE OF AN FDA AUTHORIZED COVID-19 VACCINE. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED AT THIS TIME.*

42 bar and table offers diners a delicious blend of local favorites and internationally-inspired cuisine. We are happy to welcome you back for in-person dining for our delicious lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • 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 temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 507 people are saying
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vipJennyB
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such a cool place! Food is special and the strawberry basil drink was amazing đź‘Ź

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clu2
Little Rock
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Have always enjoyed having lunch at 42 Bar & table. Food is always interesting and fresh. Service is excellent. I particular enjoy going there when the weather is good and having lunch on the patio overlooking the bridge and the lovely green area. Such a pleasure. Look forward to returning soon. Maybe will see Bill and Hillary there! I'm waiting for the to invite me up to the penthouse.

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GREAT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor seating, competent and observant staff, great food, reasonable prices.

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JimP
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional and the food was delicious. We loved the outdoors dining experience, too.

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Phil
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good but not over the top. The portions were big. The waiter was a pleasure and the music snd view were fabulous.

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Nfoodie
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was savory with a wonderful presentation.

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Tiffany
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted at the door. Wait staff was very attentive. Food was freshly made and flavorful.

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Mtrick
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very nice place for brunch. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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TamekaJ
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing! The relaxed ambience was PERFECT for an evening with friends. I’ll definitely return.

KJ
KristinaJ
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and certainly not out last! Everything was fantastic. Service was prompt, food was delicious, and we had no problem showing vacc cards. Everyone was so nice and loved the atmosphere sitting outside. Thank you for a great Birthday Brunch!

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Chargloria
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is impeccable. Food presentation is phenomenal. Atmosphere is inviting. I would highly recommend this experience to everyone!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must stop in Little Rock.
Great food great service.
Make sure you visit the Clinton Presidential Library!

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LATONYAP
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Our waiter was wonderful. Discounted with the chicken and waffles. Chicken was dry and no flavor.

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PeggyS
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful day to be outside and enjoy brunch with a light breeze blowing. Host, waiters, all staff were accommodating and helpful. Food was delicious.

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Guyp
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 4 of us had brunch. Eggs Benedict, waffles, and shrimp/grits. Absolutely no disappointments.

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luvfinefood
Little Rock
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I arrived for brunch and was one the first customers, so I was seated promptly. However, it took a while for my order to arrive. I noticed others arriving after me receiving the orders. I ordered the crab benedict with a solid poached egg, so that may have slowed my order. My breakfast potatoes and my order of fruit each arrived separately, so I snacked on them while waiting for my eggs. Overall the atmosphere was quite nice and comfortable.

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SteffieB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Friendly team and Jonathan is about serving the customer even if he isn't assigned to your table. He is a very humble young man! Food is good and servers are very attentive to the customer! 42 Bar and Table is becoming my favorite brunch location during the weekend! Go 42 Team

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PhilipP
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was better than I remembered. Portions were generous and cost pretty reasonable. Be aware that although the web says vaccination cards required for indoor dining that you must have your card to be seated on the patio as well. I had to go home to get mine, which was frustrating.

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PGLR
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch spot! Reasonable price. Food was delicious!

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VeronicaS
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance, food and service at 42 Bar & Table is unmatched! Dining here was such a pleasant experience! The staff went above and beyond to make sure we were pleased. I highly recommend anyone to dine here. Top notch service!

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JoyvinB
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is excellent! You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary here and absolutely had a wonderful time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice waiter, good food, beautiful scenery, and felt safe since everyone was vaccinated and wore masks. I truly appreciate this restaurant providing a safe environment while enjoying family and a good meal.

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MBLR
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was excellent. We enjoyed the patio and can’t wait to come back and enjoy it with cooler weather.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch and it was wonderful. I highly recommend the crab cakes Benedict.

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vipMichaelM
Little Rock
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service ! Our waiter - Sidney - was delightful … very attentive but not hovering!

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vipBillS
Naples
41 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Norris was a superb server! Crab cakes Benedict were fabulous!

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KevinP
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Management and service is top notch. The Chef and staff cooked a wonderful meal starting with the appetizers. One of which being the NOLA BBQ Shrimp in broth. Large gulf shrimp simmered in a delicious broth. One Entree was a large Angus Beef center cut strip, grilled perfectly. Another was the grilled Salmon and the Mac and Lobster was over the top. All were very large portions. Dessert was a combination of delicious sweet bites.

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent customer service. I felt well taken care of and appreciated as a customer. Everything we ordered was beautiful and delicious.

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FredS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All staff were, friendly, professional and helpful. The most recent redesign of 42 is a huge improvement and world class. As a former volunteer and Foundation member,
I am pleased and proud of 42. Thank you

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Persnickety
Little Rock
19 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

42 continues to be a highly satisfying venue for a good lunch, brunch, or dinner. Our last visit was a Saturday brunch. The buttermilk pancakes were enormous and the sweet potato/kale/onion/red pepper hash with an egg was an inventive and absolutely delicious dish, augmented with a side of excellent thick candied bacon. Again, the bartender leaves something to be desired, as my Mimosa had no taste of OJ but that was easily remedied with a little extra juice. This is a highly attractive restaurant and the outdoor patio is a wonderful place to reconnoiter with friends on a temperate day. There are occasional slipups but my experience has been that management is eager to correct and atone for any complaints.

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ChristinaS
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at 42! Great food great service — Sydney was our waiter and he was professional and friendly. And 42’s COVID protocol is the best in the city. Will definitely book again!

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ScottC
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice place for a drink and a snack before an event or to enjoy a meal.

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vipWhoopla
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great. Best brunch in town.

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ToshonaC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time visiting was on 8/22/21. The service and food were great! I will visit again.

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Latrina
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time my family dined in a restaurant since March 2020. We felt safe and had a pleasant experience. The staff were very courteous. Highly recommended.

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TaylorM
Little Rock
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Affordable prices, food and drinks were very good, staff is incredibly friendly. We will be back!

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LisaJ
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

42 Bar and Table was a wonderful experience! My out of town guest and I were delighted with the service as well as the food and beverage. Our only issue was that we were not aware that we would not be able to enter the building until 11. From the Open Table registration I was not able to see that 11 was THE first seating. It looked as though there had been seatings at 10:30 but I just wasn't early enough to have reserved one. We had to wait for 30 minutes outside in the humidity. It would have been better if we'd known not to arrive early.
Otherwise, it was an excellent experience!

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clintm
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoy this restaurant because : they require proof of vaccination or a negative covid test to get in . The outdoor patio area is beautiful . The food is good not great but it is appropriately priced .

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 507 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.