The Griffin Restaurant - Murphy Arts District
Excluding seafood, all food served at the restaurant will be Arkansas grown from farms within a 200-mile radius of the city. Please note that all of our farming sources are listed on a mural inside the Griffin Restaurant.
The Griffin has seating for more than 200 patrons including two private dining rooms, which are available for private rental, and outside patio seating.
Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Mon–Wed, Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Thu, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
I’ve been when the food was exceptional. The past couple of times it was really good but something has changed. Can’t quite put my finger on it. The music was great. The server was friendly. I enjoy going here and it continues to be a favorite date night place. Love that they use local produce and meats.
The Sunday lunch/brunch was delicious! You could choose to go through the brunch buffet and omelet station and/or the lunch buffet line. There was another station for salad and dessert. It was all delicious and the bottomless mimosas were great. The wait staff was very nice and attentive.
We love dining at the Griffin. We love the atmosphere and we like the fact we don't have to drive an hour or two to find this type of dining. We do think they made a big mistake taking the Tornadoes and the Chicken Rochambeau off of the menu. Those were the dishes we looked forward to and have heard that from others. Andrew was our waiter and as usual he did a great job.
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Gregg and Sue Buchanan
I love the griffin when they have live music great food and drinks
I planned a birthday party for family, and the staff was very accommodating with the set up and location of our table. The wait staff was great and the food was yummy. We love the breakfast bar and omelet station. The fruit salad was amazing! My sister loved the "birthday dessert plate".
This restaurant is not bad. The atmosphere is nice. The food, however, is not worth the price at all. I realize that this place is more up scale but for a $30 10 oz steak I would like it to be better than most other steaks that I have had. It was not even close. This would be a place that I would go back to for very special occasions only. This will not be a restaurant that becomes a staple of my date nights. For that I will continue to travel to Little Rock, Ruston, Shreveport and Monroe.
Service was attentive. Drinks were cold. Fresh catch (Halibut w/lobster sauce) was delicious. Live music was entertaining. This place is a staple for South Arkansas.
It took a while to get a server to our table, but once she came it was great service and incredible food all the way!! We will absolutely be back!!
Kristen and Courtney are the best weight staff. Katina is best bartender.
Nick was wonderful. Food was phenomenal as always.
My wife and I went to the Griffin for brunch. Bottomless mimosas and a great variety of breakfast and lunch option were fantastic. The omelette station and the cheese grits were my favorites!
Foodie hotspot meets southern friendly charm.
Outstanding experience. Very decent wine list surprisingly.
Great service from Nick and tasty food from the kitchen! Thanks, guys!
Always a delight to come to the Griffin, usually on Thursday nights. The acoustics here are fabulous and the bands always sound great. Thanks for putting a venue like this in South Arkansas.
We enjoyed brunch, the food tasted great and the drinks were good. The drink refills could have come a little faster but overall, it was a nice experience.
First time and wont be our last. Enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere.
Our second dinner at the Griffin. Food was good, service was great, food wasnt rushed this trip. Live music was awesome. I still think its overpriced for what you get but, I understand the reasoning. We will definitely be going again.
Excellent service and good food options. Everyone around us was enjoying the experience. We went early on a Thursday evening and were able to chat a bit with the performers when they came in to eat. Fun!
My husband and I went for our wedding anniversary on a Tuesday and I could have gotten better food and had a better time at Dairy Queen. I didn’t enjoy wating on a refill for our our drinks, because the glasses are so small. My husband had gotten the steak and it was cooked more at medium-well rather than medium-rare, and when you ask for a side of rice you’d expect gravy and you just got plain rice. I have a severe seafood allergy and the special on pasta for the day had shrimp in it. I just asked if they could possibly cook some with chicken and the waiter told me it wasn’t possible and I would have to order something else.
Overall, I didn’t no enjoy dining there.
Food was great, service was fast...too fast. App, salad, and entre all came out within 5 min of each other. Prices are high for the area and quality of food, but I suppose that's a way to control who they get as customers. Overall it was a great evening and we will return for a live music night.
Brunch was great
We went for a comedy show, which was very entertaining. The Griffin has a welcoming and energetic vibe. However, the menu was a special one for that evening, and we didn’t get to try the items we had chosen from the online menu. The food was ok, just not what we wanted. The service was friendly and efficient, and the bar drinks were outstanding! We will definitely give it another chance very soon.
I had a good experience using the app and was sat promptly upon my arrival.
Excellent food and service. High prices so will only go for special occasions.
Great place for Thursday night live music
IMO musicians should not start before 9pm (They commence at 8pm.) Diners should have time to enjoy conversation and then follow up with some nice music. The cuisine is usually quite nice; however, there is the occasional disappointment, ie steaks/burgers not prepared as requested; room-temperature sides. New menu to debut today, so will definitely check it out.
Wasn't impressed at all with the brunch. The guy making the omelets didn't know what he was doing, under cooked the omelet. The other food on the buffet was cold and didn't taste good. Definitely not worth the $18 price tag. I really want to like this place, but after this visit I will not be back.
Meal and atmosphere was great. Service was easily distracted and needs some improvement. Drink orders took long time to fill.
We came for the Thurs night music. There was a very limited menu. I have food allergies and the only food I was able to eat were chicken strips. I have had many good meals from the restaurant, and I was so disappointed to have nothing I could choose from. I can eat chicken strips anywhere. I understand the limits but add a few more choices, at least add a salad to the menu.
The server was very attentive and the bands were amazing.
Celebrating. Brunch was delicious and our server, Andrew, was wonderful.
We came here to celebrate my birthday. I love the new MAD district and had been dying to eat here. The food and wine was all amazing. Only downside was our waitress was not attentive at all. When bringing us the check she claimed she had so many tables and she was sorry for the absence, however there were less than 10 full tables with at least 4 servers. We watched her walking in and out of the kitchen, forgetting our drinks at the bar several times. It also took 15 minutes for her to bring us a glass of water. But we weren’t in any hurry and it was my birthday so I didn’t really mind - however, it will affect how often we return.
I treated a friend from Little Rock who was going to be in El Dorado last Friday. We really enjoyed it! She was really impressed with all the things going on in El Dorado now!
Date night with my husband at our local Murphy Arts District (MAD)...the Griffin Restaurant is wonderful!! Great atmosphere, delicious food, great band and spectacular lemon drop martinis!!! Highly recommend if you are in Eldorado, AR!!!
Food was not cooked to order. Bland tasting food. Over priced for what you get. Hardly saw our waiter. Complained about our food not being right, and nothing was done. Had high hopes for this restaurant, but sadly I will not be returning nor will I recommend this place to anyone. Maybe in the future it will be better?
The food and atmosphere were absolutely fantastic. Unfortunately, that was overshadowed by the terrible service that accompanied it. Our server acted as if she had never worked or even dined in a nice restaurant environment. She was not knowledgeable of the menu, she spoke poorly of other employees, and she would disappear for long periods of time. We ordered drinks immediately upon being seated. We ordered our food approximately 30 minutes later. Our food arrived before our drinks. We asked to get our checks which took another 30 minutes. When they came, everything was wrong. We asked to see a manager but no one ever came. We finally paid for the overcharged tab just so we could put an end to the miserable experience.
As always the food and service were excellent as was the entertainment
We enjoyed the opportunity to visit the Griffin. It was quiet when we arrived, but it was also late when we got there. Our reservation was at 9:15. We had a cocktail that was well prepared and the particular one I ordeeed was served in a mason jar. I ordered the filets served on a grilled green tomato with two different sauces and was well pleased. Tender and tasty. My wife ordered a vegetarian dish made with a portabello mushroom with vegetable and cheese. I tasted it and it was great however my wife finished it all so I didn’t get any more. We didn’t get desert because it was late and we were full but they looked interesting and were offered. The place was clean,service was great, and the value was good. We will be back.
I would of given all 5 stars had the food been served in larger portions. A friend of mine a table over ordered the exact same entree as I did and he received almost double the portions I received on my plate. His filet medallions were much bigger than mine along with his sides. I always have to take a to go box anytime I go to dinner. This evening I did not which is not the usual. Everyone at our table noticed how small my portions were on my plate.