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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.
Little Rock, AR 72205
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Dining Room for private parties
Valet Parking Friday and Saturday evenings
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
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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