42 bar and table at The Clinton Presidential Center

4.9
381 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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 socially-distanced dining room or on our patio and terrace, which offer unparalleled views of the Arkansas River and the lighted Clinton Presidential Park Bridge. Reservations are encouraged.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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 temperature check required
What 381 people are saying
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ElaineK
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Our food and a cocktail were inexplicably slow to be served. Our server was pleasant and apologetic. Restaurant did not seem busy. It was strange.

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CBPatts
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, the food and service was amazing. It definitely was pricey, but it was definitely worth it. They are following every COVID precaution and I definitely feel safe eating there.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt very confident that 42 has taken every precaution to mitigate the impact of COVID. There is ample space on the patio to accommodate patrons without crowding and all staff is gloved and masked.
Our server was a bit overextended with lots of tables, but she was attentive and personable. I enjoyed our interactions.
The food was excellent, well seasoned and tasty. There are not many choices on the menu but I was so pleased to see that there are gluten free options.
It’s lovely to sit outdoors and enjoy the light show on the foot bridge with gentle breeze and good conversation.
We will be returning soon.

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RosaO
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was super friendly and the service was great. The food was delicious, I tried the Cobb salad and Chicken and Waffles.

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ScottC
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite place. A longtime friend and I usually meet here for our regular lunches.

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SheridanGirl
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night! Loved the heater at our table bc it was just a little cool out! Service was great! Portion sizes were great as well! Very lovely evening!

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Persnickety
Little Rock
17 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had a birthday party for seven guests and were nicely accommodated.

My only complaint was the sangria (white), which was godawful: nothing but white wine and pineapple juice (!!!), NOTHING like real sangria, with a strawberry. Sangria is made with wine, a shot of brandy, muddled fruit including lemon and lime and other available fruit such as peaches, strawberries, or oranges, and simple syrup. NOT wine and pineapple juice, ugh! I spoke to one of the waitresses (the manager?) about it and she took the drink off my tab, which was the right thing to do as I didn't drink much of it.
Otherwise the food and drinks were good and everybody had a good time.

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Clarkansas
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had family in town from Carlsbad, California and I was their Little Rock tour guide for the day. The Clinton Presidential Center was still closed due to COVID restrictions, so it was a great way for them to visit the attraction.

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coco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Good food and drinks. I recommend it for date nights.

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Brad
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here and the exact same phenomenal food and service. Best brunch in Little Rock.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here for Brunch. The staff were super friendly. The food was amazing! The view is great. This is definitely our new brunch spot. The monkey bread is huge, but delicious. The eggs Benedict is my favorite in town. Chicken and waffles was also amazing. Can’t wait to go back!

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GinniM
Fayetteville
33 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome experience!!! Our food was excellent. Our server was attentive and professional! I’m already ready to return!!

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LoriC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Came out hot even though we sat outside on a chilly day. Waiter was excellent. Everything was very covid safe. I would recommend it and would go back.

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paulaw
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service and I felt very safe eating on the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fabulous!

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CarrieS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe!! great atmosphere and meal!! wonderful for a socially distanced dining experience!

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SusieM
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are telling all our sequestered friends that 42 Bar and Table is beautiful, romantic, and SAFE. The food is outstanding and the service excellent .

Thank you for a lovely evening
Susie May

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jufupo
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Menu and payment were contactless. There were heaters next to every table. The tables were spaced far apart. Great food and attentive service.

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WEndyW
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service & on the river. Great!

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MrsLCH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We visited 42 bar and table for Saturday brunch, and really enjoyed the food. There was a good variety to choose from, and everything we ordered tasted good. The only downside was that it was cold (no sun hitting the patio around that time). We did appreciate that they provided some small heaters, which were helpful, but it was still necessary to wear jackets (it was December so this is to be expected). Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love their outdoor dining, and brunch was delightful. They are taking any and all precautions right now and it’s much appreciated!

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TiffanyM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, social distancing was being done and workers were professional and friendly.

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Mediaprof
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe, clean, unique menu, very tasty food, great service and atmosphere.

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SheffieldD
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed it so much

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time I went to 42 Bar and Table. My mother has been begging for Mother and Daughter brunch and I just so happened to come across this place. Making a reservation was easy! They even called to confirm my reservation and to let me know it’s windy and to come in layers. On the way, there was extremen traffic. I called and they were so kind and understanding and allowed me to keep my reservation. Once there, they ensured we were seated next to a heater and the fire pits. They were very kind, patient (our first time reviewing the menu), and extremely attentive. The GM was very hands on. We both ordered the Steak and eggs which is TO DIE FOR! It was cooked perfectly. My mother asked for steak sauce (God help her), and the GM room to the kitchen to MAKE SOME FOR HER! As they do not have any steak sauce there (why would you need steak sauce for a perfectly seasoned and cooked steak?). The staff there were so friendly, AND, due to covid, we’re all outside with an absolutely beautiful view of the bridge. Will definitely be retuning!

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Mtrick
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable experience. Service was great and the food was excellent. I would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

COVID precautions were in place and ran very smoothly. Required to sit outside but had heaters for each table if needed. Staff were warm and welcoming.

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vipstefanif
Little Rock
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal & service. Social distancing was excellent & the check in procedure made me feel very safe. I appreciate the thought & care that went into keeping customers & staff safe at this restaurant. Outstanding job! Will be back!

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MoBa
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Food was fabulous and the service was excellent. Will most definitely return!

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vipCinCin
Little Rock
54 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a chilly evening but the staff accommodated us with heaters . The food was outstanding & our service was top notch. The manager was very engaging ensuring our comfort!

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RandyP
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting this restaurant yet it won’t be my last. Due to the Covid-19 outside seating was the only option. The temperature was around 50 degrees and brisk. Heat towers were provided to keep the chill at bay. Great food!(Bone-In Pan Fried Pork Chop) Great drinks!(Apple Jack Sazerac) Great service! Thank you Dewayne for being a cool dude! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped during a cross country drive because the restaurant was open despite covid. Everything was amazingly clean and social distanced. Food was great and the staff was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I enjoyed lunch at this restaurant. It was our 30th Wedding Anniversary as well as my husband’s birthday. My husband had the Brisket Grill Cheese Sandwich and I had the Presidential Club Sandwich. Our meals were delicious. My husband also had dessert. The restaurant was virtually empty due to COVID19 pandemic and we felt safe as the restaurant was very clean, touch less menus, socially distanced tables and only outside dining was available. I would recommend this restaurant and look forward to dining here again on our next trip to AR.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

First time out to eat in quite some time. All of the wonderful staff at 42 are doing everything right to help patrons enjoy a nice time out with minimal worry!

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Hogfan
Little Rock
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable outdoor lunch! Great setting on a beautiful day!

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Pharmarep
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Highly recommend! The service was superb and the salmon salad was delicious!! It’s hidden away and great view.

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CarrieS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous! Felt super safe!! Will definitely be back!

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ScottC
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the polite, engaging young man at check-in to the hostess to the staff serving my table, everyone was efficient, friendly, helpful, and mindful of their health and my health. The food was good, too. It was a nice, relaxing lunch.

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Mediaprof
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great overall experience. Great job enacting and following Covid health protocols.

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PortiaC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant took extra Covid Safety precautions

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 4.9 stars by 381 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.