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
Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Mon–Wed, Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Thu, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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.
A great looking restaurant! Cocktails nice, food is okay.
The Griffin brunch buffet was SOOO delicious! They are making several updates to the menu to make it better for guests!
Our brunch was great for our table of 8 for Mother's Day! When you have a 15 year old asking to come back every Sunday, you’re saying something! Not only was his remarks about the good food, but he made the comment that the chefs were really friendly to him. Everyone at the table loved the food. I have already recommended The Griffin Brunch to a few people that will be there next Sunday. Including us!
Also, enjoyed the entertainment.
Loved the cuisines with all the right seasonings. The only major drawback I encountered along with my party was that there were too many tables in the area and constantly having problems moving around. I am disabled and that was a major issue for me of inconvenience. If I wld hv been using my wheelchair, I would hv left establishment immediately. Not sure if there was an issue of overbooking but this needs to be corrected immediately.
This was our first visit and we were thoroughly pleased. The Mother's Day Brunch was fabulous! All six of us enjoyed the buffet, especially the omelette station. Tables were a little close for buffet navigation and our server could have been a little more friendly/informative. All in all we enjoyed the food and our time together. We will definitely go back.
The Griffin accommodated a last minute reservation arrangement for 2 parties to be sit together for a birthday! We attended a Thursday Nighy Live and was great!
enjoy the 'free' Live Music on Thursday nights along with a cold beverage and appetizers
Had a great dinner & Ernie Biggs guys gave a great performance!
The lay out of the Sunday buffet was so much improved since I was there Mother’s Day.
Andrew was our waiter and he is so endearing and has gotten to be one of the best wait staff , as well as, Ashley.
Did not have the same positive experience the night before in the VIP lounge.
It was the food and wine week end as well as Cinco de Mayo. Margarita’s were advertised as a celebration to Cinco De Mayo. There was no more tequila by 7:00 pm and it took over 30 minutes to get a glass of wine because there was no corkscrew.
Ashley was trying to serve our table and was told that she was not allowed to have favoritism 🤦♀️
We has a great time at brunch! For a $14 brunch there was a ton to choose from! High class food and I was surprised it was so inexpensive! However the drinks were pretty pricey.
it was all very very very delicious!
I could not be more pleased. This place is my happy spot. We enjoyed Charley Crockett and his band immensely!
Lovely evening out! Went to see the local improv group, Gimme A Second. They were very funny & quite entertaining. Food was good, & the atmosphere was terrific. Thank you!
Mediocre . Food was so so.
Meal was hot and fresh. The staff is very friendly. Really nice atmosphere. They food layout was to beautiful too eat.
Well staffed and plenty of food on the brunch buffet. Overall good value.
Sunday brunch was fabulous! The food tasted wonderful and there were more than enough options for everyone to enjoy. We met friends and were able to enjoy fun conversation over good food and bottomless mimosas. The mimosas truly are bottomless, they don't look at you in judgement when you order 5 or 6, we didn't feel rushed and everyone was SO NICE and welcoming. This is the kind of brunch I always look forward to while on vacation and it is so wonderful to now have it at home! The price for the brunch buffet and bottomless mimosas are a great value as well. This is going to be a regular thing for my crew!
The food offered lacked flavor and was cold. We ate there for brunch and it was their interpretation of a buffet style. We tried a little bit of everything and each member of my party all felt the same about the quality of the food. I personally did not finish most of the food items that I selected. This is the third time I have eaten at the Griffin and I have yet to have a good meal.
The band was great! The service, not so much. Sat at our table for 20 minutes and had to go to the bar to get our own drinks. Not one time during the night did a waitress stop and ask if we needed anything. Very disappointing for such a great venue.
the brunch was great. The chocolate mousse was great.
Was a very nice experience. Food was top notch! Excellent brunch apot