About SO Restaurant

Contemporary metropolitan bistro meets Southern small-town hospitality in a
neighborhood bar. SO offers the best in fresh seafood and hand-cut rustic
meats, complimented by an extensive and diverse wine list, honored with Wine
Spectator's Award of Excellence. Whether casual dinners, special occasions,
meetings with clients, or private parties, our service will impress.

3610 Kavanaugh Boulevard
Little Rock, AR 72205
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Lunch: Tues - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Evergreen

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(501) 663-1464

Website:
http://www.sorestaurantbar.com/

Catering:
Private Dining Room for private parties
We cater!!!!

Parking Details:
Valet Parking Friday and Saturday evenings

Executive Chef:
Marshall Smith

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

SO Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

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Quiet

83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (17)
Romantic (12)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
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Notable Wine List (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Cozy (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Business Meals (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Healthy (1)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Casual (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Lovely hidden away gem, fantastic menus Nd delightful craft cocktails

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined 5 days ago

While there were many tables available in the front two rooms of the restaurant, we were seated at the very back room with just one other table who was finishing up when we were seated, so we were basically alone. Kind of odd. The wine selection is extensive and food/service were great. This place is on the expensive side, but the quality of the food matches the price point. All in all, a great little neighborhood spot. Next time, we'll hopefully be seated in at a better table.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined 7 days ago

Everything about this place was awesome! It helps when the food is excellent...but when you throw in great service, you’re in for a treat. Make sure you have the chocolate sack dessert.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

WE CAME ON A SATURDAY EVENING !THIS PLACE WAS RECOMMENDED TO US . WHEN WE ARRIVED ,THE ENTRANCE IS IN THE BAR AREA .IT HAS A CEMENT FLOOR AND BRICK WALLS. IT WAS VERY NOISY. WE HAD TO USE THE RESTROOMS AND DISCOVERED THERE WAS ONLY ONE FOR THE WHOLE RESTAURANT. THE MEN AND WOMEN BOTH USED THIS ONE REST ROOM. THE MENU WAS WRIITEN IN SMALL PRINT AND VERY HARD TO READ. IT WAS ALSO A LITTLE DIRTY. THE SELECTION WAS NOT AS ADVERTISED ON THERE WEB SITE. SEVERAL ITEMS WERE NOT THERE. THE FOOD WAS REALLY NOT WORTH THE PRICE . THE POTOES WERE UNDER COOKED. THEY HAD FLAT NOODLES SUBSTITUTED FOR THE LINGUINI. THE CHICKEN WAS TO TOUGH TO CUT. WE HAD TO ASK FOR BREAD. IT WASN'T VERY MUCH OR VERY GOOD. THE WAITRESS NEVER OFFERED US DESERT. I GAVE IT A 2 STAR . I THINK IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A 1 STAR .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Stopped in here for dinner with a client. Was extremely satisfied with my pick!
Service, atmosphere, the food and the wine list all outstanding!
I will definitely be back next time I am in Little Rock!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was a very nice place, candle light and everything. Very nice food and great wine selection, it was a little pricey though but all together great for a special occasion or anniversary.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Every aspect was excellent and exceeded expectations

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was our first visit. The three of us may not be real foodies but we’ve tried enough restaurants to know a good one when we find one. Two chicken Marsala and a vegetarian dish were our entrees. We were pleased with the quality and presentation. The jewel was the chocolate box dessert. It was a chocoholic dream. This neighborhood gem is worth a visit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had a great time. Though we had a reservation we started in the bar for about 40 minutes and they didn't rush us. Had great wine and food was delicious. They even comped us a dessert we were eyeing but said we shouldn't order. Great night over all.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The wine is quiet pricey. We ordered 3 items from the appetizer menu and everything was way to salty!!

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Angela made our experience very personal. This was a wonderful place to relax and enjoy fine food! The staff went above expectations!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food at this restaurant was very good, but honestly for the money I paid for a meal and the service I received, I'd say this restaurant is highly over priced and overrated. We had dinner after 7 on a Friday night and the place was dead- yet our server was not very attentive and came by periodically. Also, he took away our wine menu after one drink, leading to us having to request it again when our entree was brought to us- I normally wouldn't let this bother me, but for the amount of money you spend on a meal for two here (which is well over $200 after tip) I expected more.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Sam was an excellent waiter, we were never rushed, served us in a timely manor & made recommendations! Everyone had great meals

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Sorry to say one member of our party was displeased and sent their plate back. No questions asked. We did not have to pay for the uneaten portion. Still a disappointment for a special birthday.

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 (Little Rock)·Dined on August 15, 2017

The seafood fondue is a MUST! Cocktail menu is fun & inventive. Dinner menu is on point! Even my picky 9 yr old liked everything & asked for more. Chocolate sack for dessert is memorable! I highly recommend So Restaurant for any occasion! 💗

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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Always Absolutely delicious!!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 5, 2017

I was so looking forward to dining here, but ended up being so disappointed. We were in little rock to stay with friends and dined here before the Guns N Roses concert. I made reservations, but my local friends were kind of excited as they said this USED to be their fave restaurant but no longer was because of the prices...they wanted to give it another chance. Well the lobster tail was $80 (I didn't realize I had been transported to Boston, NYC or Miami where that would be normal). But I don't usually skimp where good food is concerned. We ordered the shrimp cocktail for an app...which was good. After that we ordered 2 of the beef specials, a salmon dish and something else I cant remember other than the plate had a short curly hair on it...which ruined the meal for the rest of us so we didn't eat. The manager comped a round of drinks for our troubles, but honestly I feel like the whole meal would be comped. All in all...bad experience and wont dine here again. I will skip posting the pic of the hair on my friends plate.

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 (Little Rock)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Always one of our first choices when dining out. Wonderful food and staff! Like family.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on July 15, 2017

This is a local favorite. You must try the Chocolate Sack if you go. It is enough for 2-4 people. The waiter was not the best, but the owner is nice and the food is great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Hidden gem in Little Rock. Was passing through and this was nearby. Very charming atmosphere with server who was extremely accommodating and cheerful. Adorable sun room that was well air conditioned for midday lunch. Soup of the day was cioppino and it was incredible; perfect amount of shellfish. Crab cake was a new menu item apparently and left me wanting more: there was an unreasonable amount of breading in the crab cake. My guest had the turkey club packed full of real turkey breast (not lunch meat) and perfectly cooked bacon. Value was amazing. Very low prices. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

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 (Little Rock)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Recently had dinner with my wife for her birthday. Manager and staff were excellent. They even arranged the flowers I purchased and brought with me in a vase as part of the special table presentation for the occasion. They really went above and beyond. The food is always excellent. Great steaks and always properly prepared according to our preference. A bit pricy but well worth it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

We went to this restaurant as our One Year Wedding Anniversary location and we loved it! The service was so amazing. They took off the champagne and desert that we ordered, which was greatly appreciated. Our waiter, Will, was just so amazing. Would go there again and again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great place to host a dinner party.

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 (Little Rock)·Dined on June 30, 2017

SO is a dependably good restaurant. I felt they were a little off when we dined this time. The big miss, quite a surprise, was the Caprese salad. It's July, so my dining partner expected a fantastic heirloom tomato. What came to the table was like a tasteless December grocery store tomato. I hope SO can return to the high standard I associate them with. Service was fantastic as always. Do give them a try.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The food and service were excellent! Our server, Justin, was the best. Will definitely come back. We highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on June 19, 2017

We were at the restaurant for the first time in several years last Thursday evening for a date night. We had the absolute best time - food was fabulous - drinks were fabulous - ambience was perfect and we had the best waiter EVER! We had such a wonderful time that we went back this Monday night for a late Father's Day dinner. It was a totally different place - it was empty, no specials, no oysters, all out of the dessert we had had on Thursday and a different server who was not friendly and was inattentive.

I highly recommend the Thursday night version of So, but my Monday night experience was extremely disappointing.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The music was very loud and it was kind of hard to carry on a conversation with somebody sitting next to you kind of runs at romantic evening

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 16, 2017

We Enjoyed the food and the wait staff was very kind.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Great food, great wine, exceptional service, highly recommend

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Date night at So Restaurant was perfect. Loved the quaint atmosphere in the sunroom. The red snapper special was outstanding along with the wine pairing. Our waiter was friendly, helpful and attentive - perfect. Tres leches dessert was incredible and large enough for 4 to share! My new favorite restaurant!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Loved the overall experience, especially the food-wine pairings. My scallops and linguine were probably one of the best seafood pasta dishes I have ever had!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Best food my wife and I have ever eaten. Our waiter was phenomenal. He was there when we needed him but never hovered around. The food was TO DIE FOR. each course blew us away with taste, presentation and portion size.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 3, 2017

I find SO friendly, welcoming with consistently very good food and interesting choices. The wine list is exceptional. The ambiance is charming and intimate. We like to go before our reservation and sit at the bar for a wonderful cocktail. We often end up meeting new friendly folk at the bar and carry on interesting conversations. The owner has gone out of her way to find us just the right seating for our groups. Needless to say, we love it there.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We went to So for date night. The food was great as was the wine list. The staff was friendly and attentive. We both had fish dishes that were excellent. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Extremely small entree portion and way overpriced! Food was good, as well as service. $40 for a piece of fish smaller than a deck of cards? Robbery!

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 (Little Rock)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Fantastic all around. Had the cold smoked steak and date had the salmon. Wine list is exceptional as well.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Incredible food, as usual! The service is incredible as well. I'm never disappointed when I come here, and will continue to do so!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This restaurant should be renamed So So! Went for Mother's Day brunch so disappointing. First of all this restaurant is not set up for a buffet. Some things placed on the bar . Very stingy with the meat at the carving station . Could not have been cut any thinner. Small selection of food. Dessert selection was a couple of cookies. I will say that the food they did have was tasty. Would not go back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Group of 10 with another large group in a different part of the restaurant so the service was a little spotty at times - and we understand why. Two nearby tables of 4 seemed to get good service. The food was absolutely amazing. The best mussels I've ever eaten as an appetizer. Unique antipasto. The special of the day was a grilled fresh trout dish. The menu was simple yet satisfying selection of entrees. The have a dessert there that feeds four called The Chocolate Box. Best dessert in Little Rock hands down.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on May 9, 2017

We visited SO on our 24th wedding anniversary for dinner. It was a wonderful dining experience. The food was absolutely fantastic. I had the Chef's Special that evening which was a blackened filet covered in garlic butter and topped with a crab cake on a bed of mashed garlic herb potatoes and grilled asparagus. The medium rare preparation was spot on and the flavors were rich and sumptuous. My wife had a ribeye which was way more than she could eat! Dinner was concluded with the Chocolate Sack desert. It is pure decadence on a plate!

The staff were warm and attentive. I had mentioned our anniversary when booking through OpenTable and they had a private spot reserved for us. They even comp'ed us our desert. While the dinner was "SO" delicious, it was also "SO" expensive, but then it was "SO" worth it!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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