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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (18)
Special Occasion (16)
Romantic (15)
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Creative Cuisine (14)
Notable Wine List (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Cozy (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Groups (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Business Meals (3)
Fun (3)
Scenic View (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Authentic (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Organic (1)
Casual (1)
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 (Little Rock)·Dined 3 days ago

This restaurant continues to be one of the best in Arkansas

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

Excellent service and amazing food. We couldn’t have had a better experience to celebrate our anniversary.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great atmosphere and delicious food! Would definitely recommend for a quiet date night!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My wife and I had dinner on NYE and of course SO was fantastic in every facet. The chef even came out to ask about our meal. I could rave on.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great atmosphere and service. The food selection with the prix fix menu and quality was good, but not noteworthy. I’d come back, but not for New Years Eve.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very disappointed in the small menu!!! I understand scaling things back but it did not represent very many palates. We struggled with what we might order. 1 beef, 1 seafood, and 1 vegan option???? Really that’s it’s???? Had I seen it prior I would have canceled our NYE reservations!!!!! The worst part is the food was not very good. The appetizers were the best part of the meal, and they were great!!!! Seafood bisque had a weeks worth of salt, the prime rib was average and that’s including the Las Vegas buffets prime rib. Desert was pulled off a pre made rack!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Although we frequent So more often, this night was another of my family's Christmas eve's at So (now a running >5year tradition). Used Open Table to make the reservation, which is essentially early for a holiday. They were very obliged to honor my request for the "front room by the window", which is much better than the back enclosed patio. Service was a little confusing at first, but then we figured out who out actual waiter was. Wine recommendation was great and actually a value. Food was AMAZING! They've recently re-done their menu, but will still prepare any of their classics if you ask. The Sea Bass was the best I've ever had and I've ordered it all over the country. Steak was perfectly cooked (and my son is picky). Oh and the Chocolate sack is always fun to share !!
Can't say enough good things about this classic neighborhood gem! Hope to spend many more Christmas Eve's and other nights with them

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great time, amazing food & very attentive service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our waiter was amazing!! We had a table of 8, which is difficult to keep everyone satisfied. Our waiter had our drinks out in a snap every time!! Love this place!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Outstanding service with a wonderful variety of tasteful delights and wine list to match. Well worth ever penny. We will definitely be Back!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Charming restaurant with an intimate feel and quiet enough for conversation, perfect for a white table cloth business dinner or special occasion. I have enjoyed 5+ outstanding small dinner parties here and will continue to come back, one of my favorite restaurants in Little Rock.

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 (Little Rock)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Always fantastic and a special affair.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

This place was great, we had a blast and will for sure be back. Food, company, wine, service, and atmosphere were top notch!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Tasting Menu, Organic, Bar Seating
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My husband and I recently ate st So to celebrate his fiftieth birthday. I had let the restaurant know in advance of the occasion so our server made everything perfect from her suggestions on the main course selections, the upgraded wine (the one I chose, the restaurant was out of) to the free celebratory dessert. It’s rare to find, in my opinion, both great food and service and So did not disappoint.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 19, 2017

So is always great. Chef Cody Rudd leads a super star kitchen team with great creativity and the talent to match wines with whatever is being presented.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Lovely hidden away gem, fantastic menus Nd delightful craft cocktails

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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 on November 15, 2017

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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