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Vault - Vault, Hot Springs, AR

Vault

4.8
4.8
1257 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
We are on the main floor of the original Bank Building, built-in 1909 in Historic Downtown Hot Springs, AR. We have preserved the original bank vault that allows for private dining for special occasions. We have focused our attention on all the details... “all the way down to the salt and pepper shakers.” We hope you will join us for your Timeless Vault Dining Experience.

Dr. Daron Praetzel, Owner​

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (501) 596-8800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Disney

  • Neighborhood

    Hot Springs

  • Cross street

    Central Ave and Bridge St.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.8
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  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. FS

    FredS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and ambiance. A little pricey, but worth it!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving trip
  3. J

    Jointsrme

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I had the pork chop w/brussels sprouts and my wife had the pumpkin curry dish. Both were really good. Our waiter Scott was excellent offering suggestions and keeping us well cared for. Definitely go back.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was perfect. The bread pudding is easily the best I’ve ever had and the beet salad to die for. The service by Scott and the Chef was out of this world and the ambiance is unbeatable. The chef came out to personally wish my daughter happy birthday and chatted about food w my “foody” friend. Our waiter, Scott was knowledgeable, friendly, and suave at the same time. Light up menus and moody lighting set this experience over the top. Any special occasion deserves this restaurant.
  5. B

    Bruce

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were amazing. Perfect spot for anniversary dinner!
  6. BP

    BPrice

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was wonderful. I will definitely come here again!
  7. JJ

    JohnathonJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Reserve the vault room for that special someone. Fantastic food, everything we had was beyond our expectations . A+!
  8. BB

    BarryB

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a birthday. Food was excellent. We had the venison and sea bass. Both cooked to perfection. Bread pudding for dessert was some of the best we’ve ever had. Service was right on point.
  9. K

    Kate

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was literally amazing. We loved meeting the executive chef, and Mitchell did a phenomenal job going over the menu. We never felt rushed and had time in between courses to really enjoy our date night. The drinks were unique and delicious. You could tell lots of love and thought went into everything that came to the table. We will 100% be back when we come to Hot Springs. We highly recommend to anyone looking for a nice evening out. My only recommendation would be to make Heist more of a speakeasy. Maybe change the door to go upstairs into a vault door where you have to put a code in to bed allowed to go upstairs. I think the mystery and sexiness would draw more people to go upstairs.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Andrew was amazing! Even made special appetizer on the house for us to enjoy. Everything was so yummy!
  11. JB

    JamieB

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The decor was tasteful. The waiter (Mitch) was friendly and very familiar with the menu and cocktail selections. He made some wonderful recommendations. The food was delicious. The chef checked on us twice. This restaurant has ambience, great staff and amazing food. Highly recommend.
  12. LC

    LauraC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience5
    The restaurant itself was beautiful and the service was very good. The grilled wedge salad was exceptional as was the cheesecake. I had the smoked pork chop. It was tasty but tough and literally the smallest pork chop I have ever been served. The real problem was with my husband's Hunters Chicken. The staff indicated that it was an addition to the new fall menu. Unfortunately the chef did not perfect the recipe because it was literally too salty to eat. My husband even made me try it because he was in complete disbelief. He had no choice but to send it back. It was completely uneatable. We are in our sixty's and have traveled the world. Neither of us have ever sent food back. The waitress handled the situation very gracefully and invited my husband to make another selection. Because she indicated that a new chicken would taste the same, and my husband doesn't eat red meat, he was forced to order the sea bass. Unfortunately he didn't enjoy the fish but that is beside the point. We have had plenty of mediocre meals without complaining. That's the risk you take when you try a new place. The real problem arose when we got our bill. The restaurant charged us full price for the sea bass ($55) while the chicken only cost ($33). That stung and pardon the pun "left a real bad taste in our mouths. " I understand that restaurants need to make money and margins are slim, but that was just wrong. I will never go back just on principle. It's not good business nor is it polite to treat customers that way. I reached out to them privately to let them know I was not satisfied, and give them an opportunity to make it right, but got no response. That is unfortunate.
  13. K

    Kadosh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was spectacular! The seating arrangements are not conducive to privacy or a romantic dinner. The tables are right next to each other in a row. If you are in a big group it would be great. Also didn’t quite care for the seasoning on the steak. Everything else was great.
  14. MK

    MattK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner at the Vault was spectacular. The food was fantastic and so was the service. Could not have had a better experience-the staff was exceptional.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!!
  16. MR

    MarkR

    Little Rock

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Almost 5 stars but our $65 Ribeye was somewhat tough. Will try it again.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice but pricey.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!! All the food was so delicious and the service was great
  19. c

    cowpoke

    Richmond

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited here for the first time on our 1st Anniversary weekend visit to Hot Springs. We were not disappointed, our service was outstanding and the food was delicious. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a top shelf dining experience while visiting Hot Springs.
  20. v

    vikkit

    Baton Rouge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing as always; the waitress was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. The restaurant was quite and cozy. The Vault is always a favorite of ours and never disappoints!
  21. BP

    BradP

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Very nice ambiance. Service was great. My wife and I both had filets. Both filets were overcooked and obviously low quality. Definitely expected a higher quality meat for what we paid. We own a butcher shop and it was very obvious that the quality of meat did not reflect the price charged. Very nice place, but due to low quality of food we will definitely not be back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  23. g

    georgeb

    Fayetteville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We always ask for Carla to be our server. She has been one of the top reasons we continue to come back. Total professional. But the entire staff and ambience continue to be one of the best in Hot Springs.
  24. JR

    JRF16

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was stellar! Will be back…often!
  25. BH

    BrendaH

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked based on ratings for my husband's birthday. This place was fantastic! Great atmosphere, fabulous service and great food. We had the following and all were spectacular: Filet, artichokes, squash & spinach salad, shrimp bisque, brussel sprouts, peach bread pudding & key lime pie. The chef apparently sources a lot of the food from local farmers and chosen national farmers and likes to hand pick the food himself, when possible, which was cool. All of it was fabulous. It's a swanky vibe with creative drinks that were interesting to watch them being served. The Vault atmosphere was cozy and dimly lit with cool lighting and LIGHTED MENUS which we appreciated so much! The original bank vault door serves as a backdrop as you walk in and is the bar back. Great place overall!
  26. D

    Deana

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening and fabulous food! This was our second time there and The Vault did not disappoint and Evan was superb as our waiter!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a tremendous evening and thoroughly enjoyed every item on the menu. From start to finish, it was an absolute delight with a great setting, and great staff.
  28. PD

    PerfectDining1

    Baton Rouge

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly! We were in town from Louisiana for a bachelorette trip and we couldn’t have picked a better restaurant! Everything was amazing and our wonderful waiter Scott just added to our lovely evening! A favorite spot for sure!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Tyler was a great server. Food was great
  30. KW

    KristinW

    Fayetteville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Venison was perfect as well as the bourbon crème brûlée. Most enjoyable was our server, he was prompt, knowledgeable and great personality.
  31. TC

    TommyC

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made our honeymoon so special. Service was excellent, food was great Overall experience was extremely memorable and hopefully we can come again.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing experience!! Great food and drinks!! Service was wonderful!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went here for a date night during a Hot Springs Weekend getaway. Our waiter was awesome and took care of everything we needed as well as giving us a little history behind the restaurant and building. Food was also very delicious!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    2 birthday celebrations
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best experience my wife and I ever experienced the service amazing, atmosphere, food was amazing, and finally the waiter was the best ever we will definitely be back love this place.
  36. DH

    DianneH

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful and unique restaurant in downtown historic Hot Springs. Delicious food and excellent service. We were celebrating a birthday. It was a special night.
  37. BD

    BrandonD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Hostess was accommodating and polite, restaurant was unique and trendy inside. After being greeted by our server and ordering drinks we waited about 9 minutes for the drinks to arrive. Not a big deal as I noticed the waitress was seated with another larger table at the same time. After seeking recommendations from the menu and asking for feedback we decided to opt for the burrata, strawberry spinach salad, ribeye, mushrooms, and maybe some dessert if we had room. Waitress affirmed our choices. Burrata was nice although some of the bread was over charred. Strawberry salad was great, very nice lemon poppyseed dressing. Ribeye was average, cooked well but the chimichurri was heavy on the vinegar. Mushrooms were fine, but nothing exceptional. Completely stuffed we decided to skip the dessert and asked for the check. I was surprised to see a split plate charge of $25 on the bill. Realizing it was likely policy, even though we were not made aware of this in any way, I had to be “that guy” and ask for the manager. Assuming I would explain the situation and hopefully the charge would be waived. Unfortunately, the manager took a hard stance on the charge and refused to remove it citing “owners policy”. she noted that it was printed in the menu (very finely on a back lit menu that illuminated anyone’s face in the dark dining room with an embarrassing light). I acknowledged that I simply didn’t see it, but felt that our server should have mentioned this at some point during our conversation about our order. Hard no. While I’d like to blame the server for her not bringing it up, I choose to believe it is a lack of training from management and/or the owner on ensuring their customers can use all relevant information to choose their order. Unfortunate experience during an otherwise great visit to Hot Springs. Look forward to finding another place to eat during my trip later this year.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mitchell was the bomb server!! We love The Vault and will continue our awesome dining experiences here!!
  39. AN

    AllenN

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service to Food to atmosphere. Was the best I’ve had in over 20 years! So Good!!
  40. JW

    JoanneW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last night was so enjoyable. I believe everything at our table made us enjoy our whole evening. Thank you all

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Vault is rated 4.8 stars by 1257 OpenTable diners.

Vault does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Vault

723 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Central Ave and Bridge St.

  • Neighborhood

    Hot Springs

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Disney

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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