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Capital Bar and Grill, Little Rock, AR

Capital Bar and Grill

4.6
4.6
109 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southern
The Capital Bar & Grill may be the embodiment of Capital’s Southern Comfortable culinary vision focusing on provincial comfort food with a particular emphasis on the bounty of Arkansas. The tools of the bar include the most sought-after liquors, mixers and ingredients. In sort of a back-to-the-future twist, it has been a devotion to handmade classic and custom cocktails (the Aviation vs. the Cropduster) that has established Capital Bar as a nationally-regarded spirits destination. All this said, we strive to create a fun, relaxing experience for all of our guests: The friendly atmosphere is especially suited to business lunches, after-work drinks and get-togethers, as well as special date nights.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Cuisines
    Southern, American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (501) 374-7474
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 109 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Little Rock

    Good for business meals

  • Little Rock

    Hot spot

  • Little Rock

    Great for fine wines

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Good for business meals

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Hot spot

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Great for fine wines

109 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food in classic setting. Good selection of drinks, including an excellent Cosmopolitan. Staff was friendly and attentive.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I dined here last night. Our server was Aley. She did an impeccable job last night, very attentive and professional. I had the New York Strip Steak, medium rare. It was perfectly cooked and seasoned well. The parmesan fries are always a hit. My wife had the braised short rib. It was cooked perfectly and the sauce was exquisite. We loved our experience and love dining here!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place to have a great meal or a drink 🍻 we were there for our anniversary. The wait staff was very friendly and we will definitely be back. We were a little over dressed....more of a polo shirt and slacks kind of vibe

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Our server was lovely, but there are never enough bartenders to maintain a reasonable wait for a cocktail.

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  5. KellBelle

    Memphis/West TN

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food, service and quality dining. Noise levels were a bit high but, it was prime time dining. Very crowded.

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  6. Jackie

    Little Rock

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We had an early dinner before an event at the Robinson Center. The staff were all working extremely hard. There appeared to be a backup coming from both the kitchen and the bar. Mybadvice would be to have the management of the restaurant to coordinate staffing needs according to the event schedule at nearby venues. This way you can still capitalize on the crowds but also still provide efficient service.

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  7. AllisonL

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with a southern flare. Service was good. Location convenient.

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  8. AndrewG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and excellent service. Every detail is well thought out and executed to perfection.

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  9. ThomasS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful place to bring out of town guests for a wonderful dinner.

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  10. CSRam

    Little Rock

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We had our wedding and reception at the Capital Hotel ten years ago it was AMAZING! For our anniversary we decided to have a late lunch at the Bar and Grill. Staff were friendly and attentive. However ten minutes after they delivered our wonderful martinis, our salad, food and glass of wine came out, all at once. I wasn't even half finished with the martini. The Caesar salad was awful, tasted like old lettuce and I couldn't finish it. The shrimp pasta and pork schnitzel were decent (may want to stick with their usually excellent burger) Our server was adorable, however do not know why she didn't space out our salads and main meals so we could linger, Maybe a good idea is to ask patrons if they have time constraints, since they do also service lots of business people. We had mentioned it was our anniversary and it surprised me it's not the hotels policy to offer a little something special when you are there for an occasion... and nothing. The ambiance is just blah. Brown and very little art We walked around the hotel and just seemed overall it's not the same high quality hotel it used to be. Small example, they usually had bottle waters with the Capital logo on it, at the bell stand, nice touch, no more ( someone's personal water bottle just sitting there) Unfortunately in the daytime it just didn't live up to the previous standards. I think these days, a better time to visit the Capital Hotel might be nighttime since most everything looks better in low lighting.

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  11. TeresaD

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant. Would return. This was second time in two days.

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  12. LATONYAP

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was awesome. Great customer service.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We celebrated my husband’s 55th Birthday and we had a great time. Danielle, our server, was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable of the menu options and provided spot on recommendations. She very attentive and if you dine her, you should request her. The restaurant was clean, cozy and quiet. Food was excellent. I would strongly recommend!!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    The food was excellent, the waiter was very nice and she was doing her best, but they had a big party and they were out of steak because of that.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had several good dishes but the red fish with fried green tomatoes stole the show. Our waitress, Danielle, was just the right balance of friendly, attentive and informative - even though 2 large tables came in right after us! Good food, good service, good time had my all.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food at Capital Bar and Grill were outstanding. Our two year old was not having a good evening and the staff did everything they could to make him happy. They were so kind. We ended up boxing up our meals so we didn’t ruin other patrons night with a screaming toddler, they packed everything up nicely and included silverware so that we could enjoy the rest of our meal at our hotel. Next time we are in Little Rock we will definitely return (without the unruly toddler 🤪).

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  17. bhamfooodie

    Little Rock

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extensive wine list, exceptional service , great food from limited menu. I will reserve a table when we visit Arkansas in the future.

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  18. DanielleD

    Little Rock

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    overall3food1service1ambience4
    Usually a big fan of Capital, but was really disappointed this time with the service. Waited over 30 minutes before my group of 3 got a glass of wine. There were 8 open tables and had 6 staff standing around the room, so they weren’t overly busy or under-staffed.

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  19. Jimbo

    New Orleans

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit and it was delicious. We started with cocktails. My last word was delicious. Can't wait to try to make it at home. We split a wedge. Even split it was huge. The pecans are a must have. They are savory not sweet with the right amount of heat. The entree we split also. It was more than enough. The spare rib was really tasty. I would definitely recommend it.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really good food and service. Bar was fun and full. A little noisy

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  21. MHDD

    Little Rock

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the perfect dinner at Capital Bar and Grill. We thoroughly enjoyed the beef short ribs and a New York strip. Perfectly cooked! Our sides of asparagus, parmesan fries, and potatoes were delicious as well. Molly was the best server ever! Very friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. Definitely ask for her table.

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  22. NancyS

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner at Capitol Bar and Grill. It was our first visit to the hotel and it was so lovely! The food at the Bar and Grill was delicious and the service by Blaine was perfect. My husband had the shrimp and grits and I had a cup of the duck and andouille gumbo and the Cobb salad. All were perfectly cooked and yummy. We also shared a slice of the amazing strawberry cheesecake. We hope to return soon.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Went to have dinner and drinks before a play. They were out of small plates for us to use when our appetizers came. It was loud and people were standing in the aisles of the restaurant. I expected a more upscale experience. The server and drinks were great and the food was fine. Not sure this is where I would choose to dine before another play though.

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  24. Sophie

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2023

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    We expected this restaurant to be first class being that its situated inside the fabulous Capital Hotel in Little Rock, but on a slightly more laid back basis being more of a pub type venue. The wait staff and the bartenders are all superb, friendly and attentive. But we could not have been more disappointed with the food and the prices which are on a par with the One Eleven Bar on the opposite side of the lobby of the hotel, which is exquisite fine dining, but the quality of the food at the Capital Bar is more reminiscent of a fast food diner. The problem is that the One Eleven is closed a couple of days a week so guests have no option on those occasions to eat at the Capital Bar, unless they want to leave the hotel to find somewhere else to eat.

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  25. JamesM

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parking will be a bit of an issue - as with any downtown hotel. Very nice Easter brunch meal - nice atmosphere

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was supposed to be date night- had no babysitter but they treated us like special guests and the steak was IMMACULATE. The chef put his ALL in those steaks! I’m still raving about it ! Last time I ate Capital Grill was in Orlando Florida 7 YEARS ago . This was just awesome! Wonderful host, wonderful Waiter , & immaculate chefs KISS 💅🏽🤌🏽

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  27. GeorgeH

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Very inattentive server. Food was a B. Ambience a B-

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  28. paulcooks

    Little Rock

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lauren and Reagan are very nice, professional staff!

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  29. Wineanddine

    Little Rock

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Family dinner celebrating birthday and anniversaries! Great food with great service! Always enjoyable!

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  30. BruceS

    Little Rock

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prelude to the Blake Shelton concert. Food and service were both excellent.

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  31. KirbyB

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My favorite place for pre-concert dinner and drinks

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  32. Longhorn1

    San Antonio

    81 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The cocktails were pretty good, but very expensive. Also, we ordered 2 glasses of the Cabernet which were $18 a piece and it tasted like it was wine out of a box. If you are going to charge $18 for a glass of wine it should be delicious and it wasn't. We did enjoy the ambiance of the place and Justin our server was really great.

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  33. pleuvra

    Houston

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    The server tried. She really did, but they didn’t have half the stuff listed on the menu. I ordered the short ribs. It arrived as a giant chunk and had the texture of pot roast. I ate it without complaining, as it was pretty late in the evening already. Other bar patrons were excessively loud I definitely will not be back.

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  34. KathleenS

    Salt Lake City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing!! Small portions for the sides but the food was delicious!!

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  35. lorig

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Great food and great service, the capitol is such a beautiful iconic hotel it’s a shame people wear sweats and baseball caps at dinner and cant dress appropriately. Wish more place had dress codes

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  36. HeadHog

    Fayetteville

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable. Pimento cheese dip top notch. Chicken Pot Pie was just average with too much pepper and a tough pastry crust.

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  37. Disappointed

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall3food5service4ambience1
    The food was excellent and our servers and hostesses tried very hard. However, there was a large gala in the hotel that night, and many guests were loudly congregated in the bar and grill when we arrived. The noise level was unbelievable. The party goers were also quite self absorbed - placing glasses and purses on tables when the staff was clearly trying to seat people with reservations. It was very difficult for the servers to weave through the crowd, and to keep an eye on the tables they were trying to serve. The food was wonderful, and the staff did their best, but I was looking forward to chatting with my dinner partner, and that was impossible for half of the time we were there. I don't know how the staff could have handled the situation better, but I won't be dining there again on a Saturday evening. It wasn't the pleasant experience I had anticipated.

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  38. AliciaD

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed my birthday lunch so much at the Capitol Bar and Grill. Great food, service and had a nice table at the front window. Highly recommend.

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  39. LeeW

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The venue was BEAUTIFUL. The service by Reagan was outstanding.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Well, I can honestly say the meal was average and the experience less than expected, since we both ordered T-Bones at $50 per and neither of the steaks was cooked to taste, or specifications. Next, in attempting to salvage the meal with a dessert, I decided to order a chocolate rum tart, which was served as a piece of overcooked pecan pie with ice cream. Rather than raise a fuss, or sending it back, I simply ate it and paid the bill before we left. As a first experience at Capital, in Little Rock, I’m afraid to say, this may be our last visit to the hotel, also, in this city.

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FAQs

Capital Bar and Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 109 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Capital Bar and Grill

111 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72201-1507

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Little Rock
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Cuisines
    Southern, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
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