42 bar and table at The Clinton Presidential Center

4.9
366 reviews
$30 and under
American
42 bar and table, the Clinton Presidential Center’s award-winning on-site restaurant, has resumed in-person, outdoor dining for our delicious brunch, lunch, and dinner! Come enjoy our acclaimed food and outstanding service available on our patio and terrace, which offer unparalleled views of the Arkansas River and the lighted Clinton Presidential Park Bridge. Curbside pickup and downtown delivery are also available.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 366 People Are Saying
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TiffanyM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, social distancing was being done and workers were professional and friendly.

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Mediaprof
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe, clean, unique menu, very tasty food, great service and atmosphere.

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SheffieldD
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed it so much

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time I went to 42 Bar and Table. My mother has been begging for Mother and Daughter brunch and I just so happened to come across this place. Making a reservation was easy! They even called to confirm my reservation and to let me know it’s windy and to come in layers. On the way, there was extremen traffic. I called and they were so kind and understanding and allowed me to keep my reservation. Once there, they ensured we were seated next to a heater and the fire pits. They were very kind, patient (our first time reviewing the menu), and extremely attentive. The GM was very hands on. We both ordered the Steak and eggs which is TO DIE FOR! It was cooked perfectly. My mother asked for steak sauce (God help her), and the GM room to the kitchen to MAKE SOME FOR HER! As they do not have any steak sauce there (why would you need steak sauce for a perfectly seasoned and cooked steak?). The staff there were so friendly, AND, due to covid, we’re all outside with an absolutely beautiful view of the bridge. Will definitely be retuning!

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Mtrick
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable experience. Service was great and the food was excellent. I would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

COVID precautions were in place and ran very smoothly. Required to sit outside but had heaters for each table if needed. Staff were warm and welcoming.

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vipstefanif
Little Rock
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal & service. Social distancing was excellent & the check in procedure made me feel very safe. I appreciate the thought & care that went into keeping customers & staff safe at this restaurant. Outstanding job! Will be back!

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MoBa
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Food was fabulous and the service was excellent. Will most definitely return!

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vipCinCin
Little Rock
54 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a chilly evening but the staff accommodated us with heaters . The food was outstanding & our service was top notch. The manager was very engaging ensuring our comfort!

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RandyP
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting this restaurant yet it won’t be my last. Due to the Covid-19 outside seating was the only option. The temperature was around 50 degrees and brisk. Heat towers were provided to keep the chill at bay. Great food!(Bone-In Pan Fried Pork Chop) Great drinks!(Apple Jack Sazerac) Great service! Thank you Dewayne for being a cool dude! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped during a cross country drive because the restaurant was open despite covid. Everything was amazingly clean and social distanced. Food was great and the staff was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I enjoyed lunch at this restaurant. It was our 30th Wedding Anniversary as well as my husband’s birthday. My husband had the Brisket Grill Cheese Sandwich and I had the Presidential Club Sandwich. Our meals were delicious. My husband also had dessert. The restaurant was virtually empty due to COVID19 pandemic and we felt safe as the restaurant was very clean, touch less menus, socially distanced tables and only outside dining was available. I would recommend this restaurant and look forward to dining here again on our next trip to AR.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

First time out to eat in quite some time. All of the wonderful staff at 42 are doing everything right to help patrons enjoy a nice time out with minimal worry!

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Hogfan
Little Rock
8 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable outdoor lunch! Great setting on a beautiful day!

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Pharmarep
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Highly recommend! The service was superb and the salmon salad was delicious!! It’s hidden away and great view.

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CarrieS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous! Felt super safe!! Will definitely be back!

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ScottC
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the polite, engaging young man at check-in to the hostess to the staff serving my table, everyone was efficient, friendly, helpful, and mindful of their health and my health. The food was good, too. It was a nice, relaxing lunch.

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Mediaprof
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great overall experience. Great job enacting and following Covid health protocols.

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PortiaC
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant took extra Covid Safety precautions

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. They took every precaution for our safety to make sure we had a great experience.
Top Notch!

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walkersloan
Little Rock
7 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess, Dwayne and rest of staff were great.

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vipCinCin
Little Rock
55 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sanititary great outdoor dining, excellent food

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PamelaM
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent!! Can't wait to go again.

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LindseyB
Memphis
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good, excellent service, thorough sanitization measures, best patio in town!

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SarahB
New England
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thank you for giving us a distanced and safe experience.

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ChristyS
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lunch menu had lots of great options and the service was exceptional. The patio is a wonderful place to enjoy lunch or dinner this time of year. I think this may be the best patio in town.

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GabrielF
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I love 42 bar and table before Covid however upon re opening, the food was not as good as it used to be. Staff was still friendly and accommodating but food was just not good.

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PeggyS
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch outside at the Clinton Library was the perfect place to celebrate a birthday. Sun was shining, wait staff was delightful, and food delicious.

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Wade
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We really enjoyed the setting but I thought my sweet potato hash was bland, and the proportions of food for dishes at the table were not consistent. Additionally, our server was initially very attentive and seemed to take Covid precautions seriously, but he eventually stopped coming to the table replenishing drinks, etc.

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vipmking
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place and the service. The food was excellent too!

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SusanB
Fayetteville
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was delicious at Restaurant 42! My husband had the lamb and I had the blue cheese steak salad. We had bread pudding for dessert. The service and patio dining was wonderful!!! It was so good to go back and see their friendly staff. They are practicing social distancing, asking you questions, and taking your temperature before you dine. We are looking forward to going back soon!

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TourDeM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was on-point! Felt very safe with the distancing and the staff was incredible.

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BradI
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very peaceful outside.

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melissak
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting outside, great happy hour, attentive service

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ScottC
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was wonderful to be back there, even if the only option is currently outdoors on the patio. There was a nice breeze off the Arkansas River.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Food nice and hot, service great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful place! Every dish from appetizers to dessert was delicious. Service was impeccable.

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Crimson
Little Rock
16 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a dinner with friends before the ASO River Rhapsody Chamber Concert in the Library’s Great Hall. They served a special menu but still offered multiple different delicious options. The service was excellent and we were at the concert easily in time. Will definitely do this again.

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Southerngal
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love the salmon and pasta dish. The jalapeño cornbread and yeast rolls are awesome. The views of the Arkansas River bridge lit at night are inspiring. We have eaten at all the trendy new restaurants in Little Rock, but Forty Two is our hands down favorite. There is a nice cozy feeling perfect for date night. Do not miss.

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NevaS
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. Brisket grilled cheese was very tender.

FAQs

42 bar and table at The Clinton Presidential Center offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (501) 537-0042.

42 bar and table at The Clinton Presidential Center is rated 4.9 stars by 366 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.