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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
920 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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 Happy Hour Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–6:30 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
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Great Drinks with a View to Match!

    Multiple dates available
    Thu - Sat - 4:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    Join Us Every Week, Thursday – Saturday from 4 – 6:30 pm, for deals on Signature Cocktails featuring Arkansas Spirits, House Wine, and Well Drinks. Plus, ALL Beers are $2.-, Local Craft & Domestic. Make You Happy Hour Presidential!

    Great Drinks with a View to Match! Photo

What 920 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Little Rock

    Best Overall

  • Little Rock

    Best Ambiance

  • Little Rock

    Best Value

  • Little Rock

    Great for brunch

  • Little Rock

    Good for business meals

  • Little Rock

    Innovative

  • Little Rock

    Good for groups

  • Little Rock

    Healthy

  • Little Rock

    Hot spot

  • Little Rock

    Romantic

  • Little Rock

    Lively

  • Little Rock

    American

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Best Overall

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Best Ambiance

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Best Value

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Great for brunch

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Good for business meals

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Innovative

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Good for groups

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Healthy

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Hot spot

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Romantic

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Lively

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    American

920 Reviews
  1. PatF

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great good. Very fair prices. Excellent staff and atmosphere.

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  2. Smedley

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I decided to go here for brunch. It was very nice. I enjoyed the ambiance and the scenery. I had a table by the window where I could see the bridge,the water, all of the outdoors. The food was very good, cooked with love, and reasonably priced. I would definitely recommend and I will be going back!!

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  3. VirginiaO

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite Little Rock spots! And the view of the bridge never disappoints

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  4. Carol

    Charleston

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Glad they revamped the menu, more choices for me, but two in our party were very sad that they no longer offer the chicken pot pie. Maybe they will offer it as a special from time to time!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch spot. Lots of light limited view of Arkansas River but nice. Not a large lunch menu but enough options. They set up a great table by the window. Service was ok, started good but had to remind server for wine and still waiting for desert options. Will go back but be a bit more assertive.

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  6. AdvocateSupporter

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding experience before touring the Clinton Library in Little Rock! Beautiful view, excellent and friendly service and the food was fabulous!

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  7. JeanetteC

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was exceptional and the service was on point!

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  8. MrsB

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An Arkansas Gem! First time dining. Brunch was AWESOME! Service food and atmosphere were amazing!!!

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  9. RichardC

    Cancun

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best brunch in Little Rock hands down!! Excellent service and views of the river!

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  10. RichardC

    Little Rock

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time at 42. The food was great and a great value for the price. It is a nice quiet place to have a nice meal with your loved ones.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I made an early dinner reservation for 4:45 PM for my girlfriend and me a few days prior to dining. Prior to our dinner, we enjoyed visiting the Clinton Library and Museum, which houses the 42 Bar and Table Restaurant. Our appetizer was Arkansas Rice and Crawfish Cakes with Roasted Pepper Cream, which was excellent and artfully presented. The two crawfish cakes were delicious and “light” so just enough to satisfy two people and “prime” us for our entrees. My delicious Grilled Swordfish meal also included lump crabmeat, roasted corn, herb risotto, and seasonal vegetables. My girlfriend enjoyed the delicious Mustard and Maple Glazed Chicken Breast with crisp prosciutto, fingerling and sweet potatoes, and seasonal vegetables. We were very satisfied with our meals and the price was very reasonable. Service was good and the server was very kind.

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  12. KennedeM

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The staff was great, but the food, not so much. I had shrimp and grits with a side of breakfast potatoes and it lacked any flavor. I thought I had COVID due to it not tasting like anything. My mom had the breakfast platter and thought the same. She did really enjoy the white sangria, though. The food also took 30+ minutes to come out. For that long of a wait, we left very hungry and disappointed. This was my first and last time coming.

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  13. MaryW

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We can't wait to come back for brunch once again. The service was great, the food was delicious, per usual, and the atmosphere was enjoyable.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience beautiful surroundings food was great most definitely coming back soon.

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  15. DavidR

    Little Rock

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Veggie wrap needs something more. Maybe a creamy dressing or cheese

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  16. TrapJazzNFood

    Little Rock

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Ordered steak but tasted horrible like maybe bad meat and no A1. Sent it back and got Shrimp and grits. Better than steak but still not good. I just gave up and kept it. Not saying they would but I feel like the more you send stuff back the more you may upset the cook. I don’t want to upset anyone preparing my food.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Table 42 is always above and beyond a great experience. Took children here before returning to college. The staff always makes such a special dining experience. Our waiter went out of his way to make the dinner nice for us. Justin the manager on duty always makes time to check on the table and to give a welcoming and personal connection to guests. The chef and kitchen is the best part. The food is top quality and cooked perfect. They are always amazing with requests and you can taste the incredible talent and love that goes into preparing nourishment for guests. Absolutely best place in the State and region to go!

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  18. Bostongirl

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Order the french onion soup and the mussels. Extraordinary!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I lived the food, the prices, and overall ambience!

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  20. DawnW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our time, I enjoy leisurely meals, and we receive them at Table 42.

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  21. OwenF

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    42 is my favorite place for brunch. The food is fabulous and the setting of the restaurant is so beautiful. I am disabled and use a mobility scooter and have never had any problems dining at 42.

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  22. Linda

    Little Rock

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant because regardless of the time of day, it is a luxurious experience. It’s upscale but not stuffy. Has a modern feel. Views are incredible day or night and the food is yummy.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A delightful dining experience. The restaurant was busy; but, service was good and you could easily carry on a conversation. The entrees were ample and the presentation was handsome. Highly recommend!

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  24. PerryM

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Appears to be great for a party.

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  25. BeckyN

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a lovely dining experience. Food and service are great, and the view of the woodland and river are calming and restful.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food; my brisket and cheese sandwich was delicious. The waitress was very courteous and professional. The dessert was very good.

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  27. Peacelady

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place at Clinton Library. Added to the experience. Nice dining room & food. 👍

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  28. BIllyM

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I knew that 42 had real good food, however, we had the Steak and Eggs at the Brunch and it was probably the best steak I have had in many years. The eggs were perfectly cooked, the biscuit and gravy were outstanding and the "Beignets" we had for appetizers were beyond expectations. The "bang for the buck" was easily the best around for this level of food.

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  29. SandieL

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our night at Cafe 42! Love that it is a wonderful atmosphere to visit with friends. Thanks for keeping it calm so people can actually talk to each other! Thanks, Sandie

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  30. Rissa

    Little Rock

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my second time going to this restaurant. I've enjoyed the food and will go back. I had the shrimp alfredo and it was seasoned well.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My mother loved the experience and loved the music.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amber was a great host to us. She recommended great options and offered for us to move inside if we wanted since it was cold. We chose to stay outside but it was a nice gesture. Will be coming back.

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  33. Constance

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my third visit and it has always been a great experience. The food is top tier!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    42 was impeccable as always. The food was amazing, service was awesome and the ambiance is top tier.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The overall experience was good commencing with the complimentary valet. The server, Tiesha, was friendly and made good recommendations. I had the ribeye, which was cooked exactly the way I ordered it. I will always appreciate good service, food, and vibes. -NN

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  36. Maxwell

    Little Rock

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time. Food was great. Service was great and enjoyed everything.

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  37. DianeL

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food and service were just ok, location is great and the outdoor patio is lovely. We were very taken aback with the 23% automatic gratuity added to our bill, incredibly high percentage for average service and food. Very disappointing.

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  38. AnquinetteJ

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    That was our first time ever going and the service was amazing. Our server, LaVonda was truly awesome. I was indecisive about what to eat, she suggested I try the Mussels, mind you I don't eat anything out the ordinary but she made me feel comfortable and also told me that if I didn't like them she would take them off my ticket but they were good. LaVonda, thank you for your kindness, your patience, and your assistance all around the board. The next time I come, I pray you are there so you could be our server again.

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  39. LauraW

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent! Great server and the setting was comfortable and pretty.

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  40. ShantonioE

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, great food, and great service from Justin and his staff!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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 920 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 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 Happy Hour Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–6:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Contemporary Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, 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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