Samantha's Tap Room & Wood Grill

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$30 and under
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American
Samantha’s is upscale hop with down home comfort. It’s the only Arkansas restaurant to have all beer and wine offerings available on tap; 32 and 20 respectively. The freshest locally-grown ingredients are on hand whenever possible as Samantha’s cooks by way of the oldest form: Wood fire.
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Samantha’s menu is diverse with a broad selection of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and main courses. Uniquely, all items are à la carte.
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2015 KEGGY “PEOPLE’S CHOICE” AWARD WINNER
As one of the few restaurants in Arkansas that serves wine directly from kegs, we were awarded the Free Flow Wine’s 2015 KEGGY “People’s Choice” award for our Wine on Tap program.
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JG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had the best dinner at Samantha’s! The food and service were impeccable as always. The husband and I went to celebrate our wedding anniversary and enjoyed every minute!

CC
Little Rock
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are awesome! Our favorite place in town.

MS
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Samantha's never disappoints. The service is excellent and the atmosphere is very metropolitan. The asiago cheese grits are a Southern girls dream and pair well with the bacon-wrapped tenderloin skewer for the perfect late-night meal. Add the pom-pear martini, and you're in food heaven. Yum!

TY
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always wonderful. We sat outside on a warm afternoon, and the service was excellent. My water and iced tea were always full!

MB
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Samantha's several times for customer dinners and lunches. It's a favorite because they always deliver superb food. Recently we had the special of blackened grouper on grits and asparagus with a scallop and it was absolutely amazing.

DS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The staff was awesome, from the hostesses to the waitress. They were perfect. We ordered the appetizers: shishito peppers-excellent but weird to eat just dipping in sauce and eating a pepper, and $9 was overpriced, okra (special)-amazing, fried green tomatoes-amazing, and the spicy sausage, cheese and pickles and bread tray-amazing but not enough to share between 4 people. All were excellent! A little pricey for the amount given but really good. The wine I had, moscato, was perfection. It was my birthday and nothing special was done, except they did tell me happy birthday upon arrival and my waitress did as well. I wondered why it even asked on the reservation, but it’s probably bc the hostess called to tell me ahead of time if I brought a cake with me, they’d charge $20 since they knew it was my bday. So that was awkward, bc I hadn’t planned on it. I could tell it was awkward for the hostess calling me too. Again, she was so nice about it. Main dishes we had were: Grouper special-it was fantastic, but it cost $42 and we didn’t know that until we got the bill, Bone in pork chop dish was excellent, sides were $4 each and chipotle Mac n cheese was good but a little dry on sauce, baked potato was excellent, grouper tacos fell flat, no sauce, just wet corn tortillas, grouper that was just ok, cabbage slaw had no sauce, so basically it was gross, I just picked the grouper out and ate it. It was super bland. Then the steak and tater was ok, it was medium rare as it could be, the sauce covered the steak so had to scrap it off. It was just ok. Wasn’t horrible but not what was expected. Now the best part was the desserts. We ordered 4 and they were all delicious. So overall it was good bc the staff made it so, but for the money $260 plus, I expected better main dishes. Overall a 3. Probably won’t go back.

JJ
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 2

I’ve never had a bad experience at Samantha‘s until this last weekend. It really wasn’t a bad experience the service was extremely slow and there wasn’t many in there and it took so very long to get our food and we were there at lunch. The food is normally amazing and I was not impressed at all this last weekend the chicken was dry my stepmother didn’t get the right thing and once again like I said the service was extremely slow. It was really frustrating because I was there for my daughter‘s birthday

s
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent! I've been here before and suggested this place for a girls night out. Thank you for not disappointing.

SL
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Steaks were not cooked well

L
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!! We’ll be back!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. We really enjoyed the area and the scenery. If we decide to come back to Arkansas, again, Samantha’s will be the first on my list to stop in at!

SS
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! They were also able to accommodate food allergies.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 1st wedding Anniversary. This is our favorite restaurant!! The service is always Great and the Food is even better. Loved it all

SW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Service great, the evening’s “special” was lack luster and overpriced. Red snapper over unseasoned pasta with Brussels sprouts for $38. Birthday celebration information was included in the reservation but they do nothing except if you order and pay for a dessert they will write HBD on the plate.

B
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

RW
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made reservations for a group of 12 and were seated at a great round table. We loved the round table because it drove conversation for all participants! The food was wonderful and the service at Samantha's is always amazing! We will request this table for future larger groups! Everything was perfect!

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service never disappoints! One of our favorite places!

MB
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food, as always.

T
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Service was great as well.
Will definitely be going back.

SV
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT FOOD and ambiance. Excellent service! If you are going to be in Little Rock- you need to eat here. Be sure to make reservations, it does get busy.

JF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this restaurant..it was so good for dinner that we went back for lunch next day.

Great food and service!

OT
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive and friendly server. Food was excellent. Not a single glitch. Made birthday celebration very special.

TP
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food! Good drink selection. I have loved Samantha’s since my first visit, and will be back every time I get a chance.

AE
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to Little Rock just to eat here. The service was amazing (thanks Audrey). The space is warm and chic. The food is delicious and don’t leave without a chocolate sack! Great spot!

MW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, great food and excellent service!

RR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s our favorite date night restaurant in LR. We’ve had great service and food each time. There is always a great fresh fish special and the Leige Waffle is the best dessert. I do recommend snagging a reservation on the weekends but if you can’t, go anyway and grab a seat in the bar!

DF
Dallas
46 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was good except for the NY Strip loin I ordered. I asked for medium rare and it came out well done. Second steak was so tough it was inedible. I told the server and she agreed but didn’t offer and solution AND I ended up paying for the steak. Terrible customer service!!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service

OT
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food as always.

MJ
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Entirely too loud for a customer get together. Had to continue to yell across table. I waited outside at table on sidewalk for my customers and the service was exceptional, inside was the same but she had to yell the menu out. Sorry but not for me.

f
Little Rock
16 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great beer and wine selections. Wonderful menu choices. Desserts best in Little Rock. Love this place.

RP
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Key lime pie is the best ever!

LR
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was fabulous, our table was ready the moment we arrived. We have never been disappointed at Samantha's!

P
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time dining here and we will be back. The portions were sized appropriately and the food was delicious!

BH
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 9 people. We had a gentleman waiter and he was excellent! Never let our drinks get empty. Very personable and hustled to keep our big group happy.

ES
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

WORST DATE NIGHT EVER!! We had never been to Samantha's Tap Room and were very excited to go; however it was the WORST "date night" EVER!! Our waitress was terrible, the food was average, portions were small and prices were high!! My meal was prepared incorrectly so my husband ate his dinner while I waited for them to correct mine... I could do on and on but I will spare you all of the disappointing details... this is all I have left to say... "DO NOT GO TO Samantha's Tap Room!"

CO
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food as always but definitely reserve ahead if going during peak hours. Reserved our table online but still had to wait 1 hour for our lunch at 12 noon.

JH
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a hidden gem. We loved the raspberry beer. My husband's steak and my salmon were great. Really glad we found this place as we were in town visiting.

CH
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was so fast and helpful! She was like a geni. It really made a huge difference in making our date special.
Also, the steak was cooked perfectly. This was the only time I have successfully received a juicy well done steak cooked right the first time. I was so impressed.
My favorite was the chipotle Mac and Cheese.
The whole evening was just perfect.

DR
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 2

Food was great and server was terrific but absolutely ridiculous to charge $20 to bring in a cake for a birthday. Instead of hanging around and celebrating further (spending more money) we got our check and went across the street to finish our celebration.

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