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501 Prime

4.7
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525 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
Hot Springs premier steak and seafood restaurant. Offering USDA CAB Prime Beef, Fresh Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fantastic Wine list, Pub Style Beers on Tap, and one of the best Bourbon/Whiskey selections in the state.
*Note: If you are unable to find availability online, please contact us directly and we may be able to accommodate.
Reservation Policy:
To insure your satisfaction, Weekend Reservation at 501 prime shall be reserved with a Credit Card, you may cancel your reservation any time, 24 hours or before (your scheduled time) with no fees applied, any cancelation with the 24 hours or a No- Show, shall be charged $20 per seat of the reservation, if you are running late please call and let us know, more them 15 minutes late, with out a call, will be considered No-Show.
Corkage Policy:
You must preapprove the bottles you plan to bring, Be a dinner Guest, 2 bottles max per Table, First Bottle $25 second Bottle is $50, and must not be a bottle we offer on

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 525 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TomM
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough about this restaurant. From the service, food, ambiance and experience they are always consistently top notch. I would highly recommend everything from steaks, seafood, oysters and the best whiskey selection around.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best dinner date ever! We were celebrating our new marriage & we could not have picked a better place. The food was incredible, the service was spot on, and they even brought us out a sweet dessert at the end. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steaks, friendly service, and relaxed atmosphere.

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Angela
Little Rock
13 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service was amazing. I thought we would sit in a romantic setting but instead we were in a bar setting. Hubby told them it was my birthday when he made reservations and they didn’t bring a dessert or anything. Other than that , it was good

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SeanK
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing!! Definitely a great place to enjoy some good food!!

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TomS
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place. Recommend for special event or very nice night out.

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BIRTHDAY
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb meal. Food was excellent. Stephen was our server and he was the best. I’ll definitely be back.

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FrankandBubby
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Where do I start? Went to Hot Springs for my 60th (😳) birthday weekend and had my birthday dinner at 501 Prime. Such a good choice...our waiter, Stephen, was professional, fun, attentive and was great with recommendations! Oysters were fresh and wonderful...steaks and martinis were awesome! I highly recommend 501 Prime...ask for Stephen 😁

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SherryO
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambience and a nice setting to celebrate our anniversary!

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DarrenC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening Dave was very welcoming. Drinks food and service fantastic.

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AustinB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most phenomenal restaurants I have ever visited. Hannah was our server and she was by far ... AMAZING. She is a GEM that matches the quality of the food and the way we were treated. I felt like royalty! Thank you for an awesome night!

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JarrettF
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing!!! Worth the money. We will be back.

JK
JenniferK
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of food and drinks! Staff was super friendly and knowledgeable

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Thomas
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The entre was delicious, but it was only an entre....no bread or salad and rather pricey. We discovered they will bring you bread, but you have to ask for it. We felt that the atmosphere lacked warmth, both physically and in the ambiance.

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Caitlyn
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There were a ton of flies where we were sitting, we asked our server if we could move to a different table and he said it's like that everywhere. So that was annoying and gross. But besides that it was good!

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MarkB
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris is a top notch waiter! He is one of the best we have ever had. He could be running the place soon.

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PatriciaH
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was off the charts amazing! We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience.

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JoshD
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dining experience. The staff was informed and attentive. The food was a combination of inventiveness and courage. Highly recommend for just about any occasion.

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RobertL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband was looking forward to prime rib but they don't serve it so i had the 4oz filet with mashed potatoes, my husband had the pork chop dinner. Both were amazing!!! Staff was amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant best value on the menu is the Pork Chop. A local favorite for us.

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StephanieG
Shreveport
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great service!! Chris was the best waiter!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary and had a great experience. We made our reservations, and 501 Prime had a special booth set up for us. The server was very attentive and helped us in all of our selections. The manager came out and checked to make sure everything prepared for our liking. This was our first time and will not be our last.

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JolinP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to wait to see what was open due to Covid-19, for 30th wedding anniversary. Found 501 Prime and it was perfect! Fish and steak was fantastic. Service was great!

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Taylor73
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My oysters were over cooked and black on top instead of just toasted..I’m not one to send food back so we just ate them the best we could by scraping on bread crumbs but we love dining here

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KimG
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We had reservations it was a 50th birthday. Table was not in the restaurant it was upstairs in the bar area and was right in front of the kitchen doors we were not told this when reservation was made and reservation was weeks in advance. We spent 300 dollars and food and service was good an owner was attentive but we would have expected more attention to seating and special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were outstanding. The owner, David, stopped by our table, and, when we indicated interest, told us about his vision for his restaurant. As a citizen of Hot Springs, I’m grateful that he choose this location. Try it . It’s unique. Menu is ambitious. David delivers with very fresh seafood and perfect steak.

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ShannonB
Little Rock
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner, service and atmosphere, as usual. We ate then went out on the deck for live music. Awesome night!

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ThomasM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Sat on patio. Music was just the right level so we could still talk. Several fans were blowing to keep things cool, but one was blowing directly on our table. When it was adjusted away from us the flies appeared so we spent the rest of the meal eating with one hand and waving our arm over our plates with the other. Food and service were great.

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CaitlinM
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a girls night and had a wonderful time. Lucky I’m only 45 minutes away, definitely will be back!

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WilliamL
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our Anniversary at 501 Prime this weekend. It was our first time eating here and we were very happy with the food and service, The restaurant is beautiful! And there is parking! In Hot Springs that can be a problem. We hope to return soon and have another wonderful meal!

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BarryS
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To start, upon entering we just felt welcomed. They wished us happy Anniversary and promptly sat us. Pur server was quick, knowledgeable, friendly and was willing to ask the chef my questions as I had a request that might upset some chefs.
The food was outstanding, great portions and well prepared. If I had to even come up with one negative it would be hard but I think the ceaser salad could have used a touch more dressing but please that is not a negative just a preference.
Hats off to the owner and chef may this place find success and they have earned loyal customers here.

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THOM
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was great! We got seated right away at our reservation time. Food was great! We got the Hawaiian Swordfish and the blackened Ribeye. Both were amazing! Great place for a romantic evening downstairs or a fun night out if you sit upstairs!

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vipMemphisJose
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Started with grilled oysters which were amazing. Wife got steak kabob which included sautéed veggies which was also great. I had the strip steak with a loaded potato and both were top notch.
Service could have been a little better as we ran out of water a few times and had to flag people down, but that didn’t ruin the overall meal. Oysters were so good that we tried going again the very next night but were turned away because they had no openings (not even at the bar). Just know you need a reservation to get in and plan ahead. It’s a great meal and I highly recommend it for an upscale night out.

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BrianF
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic; I know that sounds trite, but anything less would be an insult. We had smoked oysters and fish dip for appetizers and Filets with Oscar topping for our meals. Simply................................fantastic.

Our Host (I hate the word servers or waitress/waiter), Paige, was delightful. Very pleasant, always on top of things, but not hovering. She seemed to have The Force............she knew when we needed something before we did :). She also graciously purchased a dessert for us, as it was our 25th Anniversary. Just a sweet thing to do.

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BAdams
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is really good, a bit pricey.
Very nice. Wait staff and bartenders wear face masks 😷 which I found comforting with the new rise in cases now. They have seating spread out as they should and also have outdoor seating as well, I will make sure to sit outside next time or bring a jacket to keep from becoming a popsicle. The spot where we were sitting was FREEZING cold. They apparently had the ac on subzero temperatures. It was a pleasant outing, the noise level was not bad until the end of our meal when it got a bit loud. We were upstairs in the bar area. Downstairs is much quieter. We have had the pleasure of dining in both areas.
I had the steak burger. It was excellent as was my appetizer of spinach and artichoke dip w/chips. My husband had the steak, that was really pricey. His opinion, it was an average steak. His come out better on his pit in our back yard. He usually gets the Wednesday special of $1 each oysters but decided to try the steak. He has vowed to go with the oysters from now on. He loves them and can eat 4 or 5 dozen at a time. The menu changes due to what they have brought in on a daily/weekly basis. I've had the Mahi Mahi and fell in love, I am waiting for that to make a come back. Hopefully soon I will have the chance. Definitely recommend.

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WendyB
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I loved the individual seating arrangements. It made for a romantic dinner

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LanceG
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down my favorite restaurant in southern Arkansas. Nothing even comes close!!!

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2Hotsprings
Amarillo
11 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience5

I normally love 501 Prime. This experience was not as expected. Our wait staff, Hannah, spent more time visiting with another staff member than working her tables. She snickered when we said we needed a moment to decide because we came prepared to order big eye tuna and the Hawaiian fish dish. Never suggesting any of the new menu items. She then put us off numerous times when we asked for bread, our water to be filled and I never received additional horseradish for my oysters. The porcini mushroom salad was great as was the bottle of wine we selected. We will definitely be back but will request other wait staff because we know it was simply a wait staff issue.

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TaylorB
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience3

I hate to make this review but I believe Open Table users should know! I made a reservation for 501 Prime to have a fancy date night, as I loved the ambience I saw in the photos of the restaurant. I bought a new outfit specifically for this night and talked the evening up to my husband. When we arrived, the hostess told us to go upstairs and tell that hostess we were here. Confused, I went upstairs. Once there, I realized this was a different establishment - “The Bourbon Bar.” I realized these were sister establishments I guess you could say, and quickly asked why we couldn’t be seated downstairs in the actual 501 Prime area. We were told they didn’t have any room upstairs. When I tell you the ambience was different upstairs, it was DIFFERENT. While still a nice place, you could have worn a t shirt and jean shorts (as other guests were.) We asked to at least be seated on the patio of the bar, to listen to the music. The singer was wearing jeans and a t shirt. While the food was good and the service was prompt, I can’t give this a good review. Simply put, if you make reservations with 501 Prime, know you could be stuck upstairs in a COMPLETELY different environment. Had I given myself a second to think, I would have left and gone elsewhere in Hot Springs for a nicer evening. We were told we could have “requested” downstairs on our reservation, but there was nothing indicating that we could possibly be seated at a totally different restaurant pretty much! I’ve never had an experience like this with reservations! Completely bizarre.

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GreggoryE
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

When you are making the decision to go to a Prime Steakhouse, the one thing you are most excited about is the level of service expected! My experience on my visit was honestly not even in the “okay service” category that I would expect from a casual dining chain restaurant. My server, from the start to finish was absent and lacked knowledge. He struggled with taking my order refilling drinks and even checking back on us after we had eaten our meal. Basic service standards that are taught at Chili’s were missed completely. As a person who loves Prime Steakhouses and visits them in every city that I visit, I was terribly underwhelmed. The food was good with the exception of the side items. I was very disappointed with the Mac and cheese that honestly seemed like it was Kraft Blue Box. The creamed spinach lacked flavor and the asparagus was charred so heavily that it no longer had any flavor. The steak was perfectly cooked and had great flavor, my expectation for any steakhouse however. If it wasn’t for the company that I was with, this would go down as one of my least favorite restaurant visits in the past 10 years. After a spending 196$, I feel like I could have gone to Outback Steakhouse, spent maybe a quarter of the money and had a much better time. Maybe this was a one off experience but I do not feel as if our server cared how we felt about the experience or if we ever came back. In my opinion, I have tried 501 Prime and I don’t see another reason to try it again.

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