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Dining Services at Arlington Hotel, Hot Springs, AR

Dining Services at Arlington Hotel

3.2
3.2
206 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The most prominent building in the heart of historic downtown Hot Springs National Park, the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, is an American treasure. The Arlington has all of the ambiance and hospitality of a traditional, grand old Southern hotel.
Original to the 1924 structure, the Venetian Dining Room is the place to see and be seen, famous for its Friday Night Seafood Buffet and award-winning Sunday Brunch. Breakfast is also served in the dining room Thursday - Sunday, no reservations needed.

The staff at all of The Arlington Resort restaurants look forward to serving you!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–9:30 am Fri, Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sun 10:00 am–1:00 pm Bar Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (501) 623-7771
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    The Arlington's culinary team is available to cater any onsite meetings and events. We offer a catering menu with a variety of selections from breakfast to dinner, small snacks to 4-course meals. We are also happy to work with you to create a custom menu that is perfect for your event.
  • Private party facilities
    With over 30,000 square feet of event space, various dining options, and onsite salon and spa, The Arlington is sure to have the perfect location for your next event! Whether you are hosting a small party, a wedding, or a large conference, we have a selection of spaces and dedicated staff ready to serve you! Call 501-609-2565 for information.
  • Neighborhood
    Hot Springs
  • Cross street
    Located at the corner of Central Avenue and Fountain Street
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 206 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.2
3.2 based on recent ratings
  • 3Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 2.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Little Rock

    Great for brunch

  • Little Rock

    American

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Great for brunch

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    American

206 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and friendly service! Live music was fabulous!

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  2. RebeccaH

    Dallas

    32 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Worst experience ever! We came here to celebrate our engagement with a nice dinner and view the grounds. We arrived, and there was one table that was set before us at seven 630 and nobody else there. We waited 50 minutes for our food and 10 minutes after eating our stomachs were both upset and we left sick. We should’ve followed our intuition and not stayed and ate when we arrived but we did it to be nice and it was terrible. Never again! 

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were there on a Saturday with only our table of 3 and another table had 4. It was not busy at 745p on a Saturday night. The host ended up being our waiter. We ordered drinks, it took 20mins for 2 drinks and a water with a straw for a legally blind person. Finally able to put in 2 appetizers but that took 30min. And our waiter said that he was back and forth with Room Service items as well. Which should have not been the case because dining room should come first. When our waiter FINALLY returns it is 845p and clears the appetizers plates, we said ohh good our food should be coming out. The waiter then said oh your food hasn't even hit the line yet. Which was a red flag bc its almost 9pm and our food wasn't even cooking. We saw a manager of another department and they spoke to our waiter. The waiter came at the table with a salad and attitude about our complaint and when we were trying to explain the waiter cut us off all defensive. We had a legally blind person who was hungry and didn't even check on us once. So the manager proceeded to then tell us to leave and we were happy too bc we didn't go there to get talked backed to. We were trying to explain we were not checked on, then we wanted the bill so we CAN leave. And if there were a total of 7 people in the dining room, what if it were packed? Never go there to eat. NEVER!!

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  4. Susan

    Tallahassee

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food quality was severely lacking considering the cost. The salad bar was good, but had limited ingredients. The peel and eat shrimp were excellent. The soup was salty and like glue. Only one non fish entree, mystery chicken in brown gravy.

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  5. Steve

    Cleveland

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had dinner at the Venetian Room for the first time and had a very enjoyable experience. The food and atmosphere were excellent, and Maya took wonderful care of us. Loved the jazz music, too! The Arlington Hotel is iconic and really represents Hot Springs.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was mediocre. Pasta was gummy and anything with breading was very spicey. Service less than stellar. Bill was placed on our table before we finished our first drink. We had to wave staff down to get water and order coffee.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Seafood buffet was a joke! Overpriced Mrs.Paul fish filets and fried shrimp that was all batter and over cooked. Overall a bad experience!!

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  8. AndreaB

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We were staying at The Arlington for the Eclipse Celebration so we do feel that it may be unfair to judge the food and the service since the resort was clearly overwhelmed with the volume of guests. The food was mass produced and bland and self service. The staff replenishing the menu items was very nice but clearly overwhelmed. Our waiter was rushed and we gave up on ordering drinks.

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  9. AliciaG

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food wasn’t even mediocre. It was so so bad. We attended the eclipse festival and had booked two dining reservations at the Arlington. The first night was to be a “Southern cuisine” night. The catfish “nuggets” were soggy, the red beans and rice was so dry that it was crumbly, the jambalaya was mostly cold, with dried out sausage and dry lumps of chicken, the biscuits and chocolate gravy tasted like cardboard with thick brown water on top. The hush puppies were flavorless. And those usually are hard to mess up. It truly was awful. Not sure if the sternos were to heat up the foods and we were there too early? Anyways, we expressed our concerns with the waitress and a manager. It’s just concerning that this whole experience was marketed to be something special for the eclipse celebration. The meal cost us $108. We were able to cancel the next nights reservation. We also checked out of the hotel a day early.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is ok but for the price it is not worth it. We got there at 5:30pm and food that should be hot was cold. After we were done eating it took 30mins to get the bill and sign the check.

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  11. bleull

    Denver

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the Venetian Dining Room - gorgeous, quiet, serene, spacious. Food had lots of variety, but was often tepid. Plates were all stone cold, so then the buffet selections got really cooled down fast. Service was most attentive, if a bit erratic, but staff were super friendly and welcoming, always willing to assist & fetch items. Buffets were great for lots of options, and the different themes across the weekend were fun. Breakfast buffet was great (except for freezing plates!)

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  12. BruceW

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Tried the brunch at Christmas and was disappointed. Thought I would give it one more try for Easter, and was very disappointed. For the money that you’re charging, it is a joke. Hadn’t been to your brunch since many years and it used to be the thing to do. No omelette stations no pancake,Waffle stations. For the amount of money that you’re charging, and the few little items that are choices for food will not be back and will not tell others to come.

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  13. Racing

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    When we walked in the smell of not so fresh fish was overpowering. It put me off immediately and I was a bit embarrassed that we had brought our out of town guests there.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good range of food items but disappointed there was no breakfast items

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  15. Boomer

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was barely warm and waaaaaay overpriced. When I signed up for Sunday brunch online, the website said that Sunday brunch was $35 per person. Imagine my surprise when a bill well north of $100 was delivered to our table. Paying $150+ for barely warm food in a noisy hall was not what I had envisioned as an Easter celebration with my wife.

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  16. Shannon

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    There were no breakfast items on the brunch. The food was not very fresh or tasty.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Shreveport

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and atmosphere were great. The service was ok and they accused me of not paying my bill, even though I had my receipt from paying!

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  18. loydman

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was Easter Brunch and they changed the menu. No omelet or crepe station and almost doubled the normal price. It certainly wasn't worth $60 pp plus tax & tip in my book. Our server did her best, but she was overwhelmed. For the price, they could've at least given great service. It is a beautiful hotel though!

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  19. JudyW

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Not what we expected for the Easter Brunch. Poor service for a buffet too. Steep price for what it was.

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  20. DSpraggins

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We had Easter Brunch at the Arlington Hotel. We had been there before for their regular brunch, which included champagne, and was very impressed. This time not so much. A glass of champagne was not included in the $58/person price tag, which I found offensive. There were quite a few items on the buffet, but they were ok. Nothing special. And there weren't any breakfast items on the buffet, which technically makes it lunch, not brunch. Our server was not good either. We were seated right at 10am when it opened. We were given a drink menu from the hostess, but when we tried to order a cocktail, we were told the bar wasn't open yet. She finally came back with the cocktails we ordered and then only came back at the end of our meal to check on us. I'm not saying we won't go back, but we won't go back for a special holiday brunch (lunch). It's not worth the money!

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  21. KirstenB

    Little Rock

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Seafood buffet on Friday night was $45 per person. I felt it was over priced for the quality of food served. Atmosphere is historical but aging poorly. Multiple better dining options are in walking distance.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ran out of food items and were slow to replace. Food was good but nothing special. Raw oysters didn’t taste fresh to me. Pricey at $103 for two.

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  23. RobertM

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Not worth the price you price you pay ...very small selection

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  24. ScottC

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a pleasant dinner. Enjoyed the seafood buffet.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Seafood buffet was overpriced and the food was poor. All fish dishes over cooked. Crab legs were inedible and they were slow at getting items restocked.

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  26. RichardB

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Music was too loud. It should be background music not main entertainment noise level. We were lucky to be seated away from him. Like background music especially piano but not vocals and a synthesizer and guitar

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience in hot springs!! Big selection of food and the staff was so kind. Would definitely come back!

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  28. JeffG

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I come to Hot Springs once a year for work and had always looked forward to the Friday night Seafood Buffet. Though the quality of selection of the buffet had gone down over the years, it was still a highlight of my convention trip each year. I had not been for the last 3 years due to COVID and other scheduling issues, and when I when I went this time I was highly disappointed. The food was largely cold, dishes were often near empty and not refilled, the selection was a fraction of what it had been before, and the desserts were extremely sub-par. It was far, far from being worth the $49 price tag and I will no longer include this as part of my annual trip. I may not even stay at the Arlington for the trip either as the point of staying was to enjoy this Buffet after an exhausting final day of the convention. Very, very disappointed. The Arlington Hotel has a nice decor and history, but do not bother with the Friday Night Seafood Buffet anymore.

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  29. Tlc4ears

    Little Rock

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It's just ok, not fabulous. Thinking crab legs or more for a seafood buffet, not just shrimp and fish. It wasn't bad, just wasn't great.

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  30. Matrbutler

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Seafood buffet was just ok. Most of the food was not hot. Green beans were actually cold. I felt like I was eating at a Captain D’s. Choices were very limited. The lights kept blinking and were distracting during our meal.

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  31. PhillipL

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, and very polite. Variety of food choices, very pleased

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  32. Bibi

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always look forward to dining at the Arlington! Great menu selections and super pleasant and capable staff , not to mention the ambiance !

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was terrible. Over priced for the quality. Fried shrimp was tuff and flat as a potato chip.

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  34. KJG24

    Little Rock

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The Arlington is a bit of a faded grand dame so I wasn’t expecting to be wowed. Food was passable and basic.

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  35. RonP

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elegant and fun... Our Waitress Wendy was friendly and helpful... the menu was expansive and delicious... would definitely go back

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  36. ErvinE

    Little Rock

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most food was ok. Chicken was over cooked. The shrimp and raw oysters had to be brought by waitress 3 at a time. Desserts were good. Salad bar was good especially the smoked salmon and the mushroom artichoke salad. Staff was friendly.

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  37. MarkE

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there for the Friday seafood buffet. There was a wide selection of seafood and freshwater fish, numerous sides and a great salad selection. There were also cheese, fruit, and dessert selections that came with the price of the buffet. The staff was very friendly but not intrusive. We went to the dining room a few minutes early and were seated right away. It was a very enjoyable evening.

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  38. HeatherC

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful Sunday Brunch experience from start to finish yesterday. Everything was just lovely and the food was divine. The only thing missing was the live music, which we were excited about. Hopefully, next time!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding service and food at the Sunday brunch. We will be back often!

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  40. KrisF

    Little Rock

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We were so excited to return this year for the NYE buffet after the amazing experience we had last year. Unfortunately, we were highly disappointed. We had a 6:30 reservation for a table for 6 and had to wait about 30 minutes although there were clearly tables available. Once seated, we waited another 20 minutes before a server whisked by our table saying she’d be right back. Flagged another server down for silverware. Didn’t get drinks until we were finished with our first course. THIS IS A BUFFET PEOPLE! Tea, water, etc. should be self serve too! The food was mostly delicious except the Mac and cheese tasted burnt and the Mahi Mahi was fishy. Clearly understaffed and not prepared for this year’s event. By looking at the other reviews, it looks like the same experiences happened on Christmas Eve. We come from Fort Worth every year because we love it here! Such a shame that we will be looking for another place for next year.

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FAQs

Dining Services at Arlington Hotel is rated 3.2 stars by 206 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 3 times today
Google Map for Dining Services at Arlington Hotel

239 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3544

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Located at the corner of Central Avenue and Fountain Street
  • Neighborhood
    Hot Springs
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–9:30 am Fri, Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sun 10:00 am–1:00 pm Bar Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (501) 623-7771
  • Catering
    The Arlington's culinary team is available to cater any onsite meetings and events. We offer a catering menu with a variety of selections from breakfast to dinner, small snacks to 4-course meals. We are also happy to work with you to create a custom menu that is perfect for your event.
  • Private party facilities
    With over 30,000 square feet of event space, various dining options, and onsite salon and spa, The Arlington is sure to have the perfect location for your next event! Whether you are hosting a small party, a wedding, or a large conference, we have a selection of spaces and dedicated staff ready to serve you! Call 501-609-2565 for information.
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