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Vault - Vault, Hot Springs, AR

Vault

4.7
4.7
1110 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

7:00 PM


Booked 30 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, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Little Rock

    Notable Wine List

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    Romantic

  • Little Rock

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Little Rock

    Most Booked

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Best Service

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Best Ambiance

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Notable Wine List

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Romantic

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent server
  2. J

    Julie

    Memphis/West TN

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    We just left the vault- went to celebrate with family We had been to dinner previously and it was excellent, so we chose to return. Mitchell was our server and he was excellent- he went above and beyond, but unfortunately the kitchen did not support his efforts. Pork Belly appetizers were delicious and perfectly cooked- served promptly. For entrees, we ordered the petite filet, Ratatouille, the lamb( it was a leg of lamb) and the seared ahi tuna. Unfortunately the time to wait for entrees was exceedingly long and when they finally arrived the lamb was a rack of lamb, was over cooked and sauce was spicy and did not compliment the lamb- it was inedible. The ahi tuna was over cooked- I did not send it back, but it was such a waste if a potentially great piece of fish, daughter in law said the Ratatouille was delicious, son's filet was good- only choice of potato was rosemary mashed- which he enjoyed. Brussels sprouts were ordered as a side and the flavor was good, but they were dry. Sadly, the only reason I am giving 2 stars is for Mitchell- he was the highlight of the meal
  3. EC

    ElizabethC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat with terrific service. The rolls are unbelievable! All the food was great.
  4. c

    cindy

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, ambience, fun atmosphere and excellent service with plenty of service staff.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we tried on the menu was excellent.
  6. JL

    JenniferL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere was great, food was delicious and service was amazing. The rolls were delicious!
  7. MH

    MichaelH

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing, the experience was the best we've had in Hot Springs in years!! The manager Jessie was the best! Try the pork belly, you will not be disappointed!!
  8. BV

    BillV

    Oklahoma City

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Atmosphere and service was great. Tuna dish was $40 and a bit cold in the center
  9. AC

    AshleyC

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated inside the vault! A wonderful surprise! We celebrated our anniversary and Carla our waitress was absolutely wonderful. The Vault is a great place for special occasions or date night! We love this place!!!
  10. JB

    JillB

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for special celebrations. Tyler was wonderful and ensured there was no need unmet. Thank you for making an 86 yr olds birthday and Father’s Day so wonderful!
  11. S

    Steve

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Well over an hour to get our food. Brussell Sprouts were dried out and tasteless. Menu was changed to have limited options.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dining experience at Vault. Scott and staff did an outstanding job providing excellent service. The food and ambiance were amazing. We will be back!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Great service!
  14. H

    Hebert

    Shreveport

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Old friends in town for Arkansas Bar Convention
  16. GA

    GregA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing atmosphere. Service was outstanding. And the food was fanominal. Will definitely dine here again and use open table for my reservation. Made the experience so simple.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mitchell provided excellent service and was attentive to every need. The presentation was outstanding and the food was divine. We will definitely be back the next time we are in Hot Springs!
  18. KM

    KayliM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went here to celebrate my 30th birthday and needless to say our experience exceeded expectations! When I made the reservation it asked me if it was for a special occasion and I chose birthday. By doing this they seated my husband and I in our own private room with the original vault from the bank that used to be there before it became the vault. Kevin, our waiter, was very personable, informative, and professional. And last but not least, our food was phenomenal. From the canided pork belly appetizer, the fried red cabbage salad, the rolls with a honey truffle butter, to the 16 oz ribeye. The flavors were outstanding! We would highly recommend experiencing The Vault!!
  19. JN

    JessieN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scott was absolutely amazing. We had such a wonderful time and loved hearing about the history in there! We will definitely be back!
  20. LS

    LesS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Scott was a great server and was very attentive. Will definitely be back.
  21. SM

    SherryM

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, great food and service! This is our go to place for special occasions or just to entertain out of town guest. We have never been disappointed.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Came in from Dallas, even though we have top restaurants there we aren’t used to having such attentive or friendly service. The waitress was so sweet. We were sat immediately at the time of our reservation. Food was great, steaks were both cooked as ordered. The only thing we didn’t love was the mushrooms. The bread was amazing though. Super cute place.
  23. M

    Marlayna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in a cool atmosphere. The chef is brilliant.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time celebrating my husbands birthday at Vault. The staff were attentive without being intrusive and truly made us feel special. The food was beyond expectations and prepared perfectly! We were very impressed and will be back!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easily the best night out in HS
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love The Vault! The most delicious meals we have ever eaten have been here! Fabulous atmosphere!
  27. JH

    JohnH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food highly recommend this place. Everything is very good.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wedge salad A+ Beef tips, whipped potatoes and asparagus B Lime pie A+ Service A+ (Scott was attentive and friendly!) Great overall experience
  29. KV

    KaterinaV

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve had a blast! Artichokes were fantastic and chicken was delicious. Carla was super attentive. Will be back!
  30. M

    Mary

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were excellent. Scott, our server, was the best. Beef tips special and grilled cabbage wedge were exceptional and filet was cooked perfectly and was super tender. Highly recommend Vault.
  31. R

    Rudy

    Austin

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience and the dessert has been offered to celebrate our 45th Anniversary. Also Vault has my preferred Prosecco, one of the best available in the States.
  32. SD

    SteveD

    Little Rock

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Ambience is beat in the city. We both had the lamb sirloin which was outstanding.
  33. G

    Green

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were great. The wait staff is attentive and helpful. It was an amazing night!
  34. S

    Stacy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a very enjoyable place to eat. Excellent staff and the food was off the charts good !! Would recommend it to anyone that wanted a romantic atmosphere and delicious food.
  35. C

    Chaz

    Little Rock

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a delightful dinner at The Vault. (First time there.). Excellent Food and Service. Top Notch! [I might recommend a Valet Service. - Parking is a problem.]
  36. S

    Stephen001

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best!!!!!
  37. JM

    JeremyM

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best pork belly Ever!
  38. P

    Poobear

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was excellent we really loved the presentation of the appetizers
  39. H

    Heather

    London

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Really went in with high hopes and expectations. The ahi was grisly and I’d had better sushi at a local joint the night before. Rice was “wet” poorly imitating Asian rice. My husband’s steak was fine, though also gristly in parts. Smashed potatoes overdone. Best part of meal was the oysters, the hot tea and my husband’s cake. Disappointing birthday dinner.
  40. TB

    TwoBlueSocks

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Let me begin with 2 positives. The service was fantastic, and the (1) roll they brought me was excellent. VAULT fits snuggly in the category of restaurants that want to be fine dining restaurants but simply are not. A menu that glows and a few blue lights cannot hide the perils of the undecided decor and the overpriced and underwhelming food. Wedge Salad: The dressing consisted of mostly mayo, they used everything bagel seasoning on top (seriously?), and the blue cheese was as dull as a 100-year-old aluminum butter knife. Oysters: $40 for 6 oysters? Give me a break. OK, at best. The only thing that was harder to swallow than these oysters was their cost. Lamb: "Melt in your mouth" was advertised, but a tough piece of lamb that was coated in a sauce that covered the taste of the meat entirely is what was served. Thanks for the 3 cups of rosemary mashed potatoes, but no thanks. Next. Dirty Martini: Came out room temperature. I asked for it to be re-made, and it came back out with ice chips in it. I guess we just aren't straining things anymore. All said and done, my bill was $199.77 after tax and before tip (for just myself - 1 glass of wine and a side of brussel sprouts not reviewed). The "smoked old fashioned" was fun to watch and was tasty, but $18 for a cocktail that came out in a box full of smoke just can't mend the rest of the wounds that it carries. If you're looking for a nice dinner in Hot Springs, this just isn't it. Please don't make the same mistake I did.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Vault is rated 4.7 stars by 1110 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

7:00 PM


Booked 30 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, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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