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42 bar and table at The Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock, AR

42 bar and table at The Clinton Presidential Center

4.7
4.7
649 Reviews
$30 and under
American

42 bar and table, the Clinton Center’s onsite restaurant, offers diners a delicious blend of local favorites and internationally-inspired cuisine. Come enjoy our acclaimed food and outstanding service in our dining room or on our patio and terrace, which offer unparalleled views of the Arkansas River and the lighted Clinton Presidential Park Bridge.

COVID-19 Guidelines
All visitors ages five and over entering the Clinton Presidential Center must be fully vaccinated as defined by the CDC.
While masks are no longer required to be worn, we welcome the ongoing use of masks by staff, volunteers, and visitors who choose to wear them.

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Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Regional American (Contemporary Southern)

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00–14:00 Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00–14:00 Dinner Thu–Sat 16:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    (501) 537-0042

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Area

    Little Rock

  • Cross Street

    E. 3rd ST.

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Salads

  • 42 Chopped Cobb SaladUS$13.00

    Hand Breaded Chicken, Avocado, Grape Tomatoes, House Bacon, Homemade Pimento Cheese, Boiled Egg, and Honey Balsamic, chopped to order with Fresh Romaine

    • SSS Smoked Salmon SaladUS$15.00

      Cherry Wood Smoked Salmon, Shaved Red Onion, Avocado, Fried Capers, Sliced Red Bell Peppers, and Mixed Greens tossed with Green Goddess Dressing topped with Curried Pistachios

      • Black and Bleu Steak SaladUS$16.00

        Blackened Flat-Iron Steak (Steak Cooked Medium unless otherwise specified), Crumbled Gorgonzola Bleu Cheese, Truffled Lemon Oil, Bread and Butter Pickled Pearl Onions, Sliced Grape Tomatoes, and Chili Spiced Pecans

        • Classic Caesar SaladUS$8.00

          Crisp Romaine, Shaved Parmesan, and Basil Garlic Croutons tossed with Classic Caesar Dressing

          • With Basil Grilled ChickenUS$12.00
          • With Citrus Seared SalmonUS$15.00
          • With Pepper Grilled Flat IronUS$16.00
        • Seared Crab Cake SaladUS$15.00

          On a bed of Mixed Greens with Sliced Cucumbers, Pickled Pearl Onions, Avocado, Tomato, and Remoulade

          Sandwiches

          • Roasted Vegetable WrapUS$12.00

            Herb Marinated Roasted Vegetables topped with Balsamic Reduction in a Warm Wheat Tortilla

            • Smoked Brisket Grilled CheeseUS$13.00

              Hard Wood Smoked 1855 Dry-Aged Brisket, House Pickles, Melted American Cheese, and Forty-Two BBQ Sauce on Country White Bread

              • 42 Reuben SandwichUS$13.00

                House Cured Corned Beef Brisket, Sauerkraut, Swiss Cheese, 5000 Island Dressing on Marble Rye

                • Grilled Chicken BLTUS$12.00

                  Grilled Chicken Breast, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Bacon, Siracha Aioli on Sourdough

                  • The Arkansas Traveler BurgerUS$13.00

                    Your choice of 1855 Dry Aged Ground Beef, Ground Turkey or Meatless Burger Patty (Vegetarian) on a Toasted Brioche Bun Your choice of Homemade Pimento Cheese, Swiss, Cheddar, American, or Pepper Jack. Served "All the Way" with Leaf Lettuce, Tomato, House Pickles, and Shaved Red Onion

                    • The Presidential ClubUS$11.00

                      Pit Smoked Ham, Roasted Turkey Breast, Leaf Lettuce, Sliced Tomato, Avocado, and Dijonnaise on Honey Wheatberry Bread

                      • ½ Presidential Club with a ½ Bowl of Soup or SideUS$10.00

                        • Fried Shrimp Po'boyUS$12.00

                          Cornmeal Dusted Shrimp, Shredded Romaine, Sliced Tomato, Shaved Red Onion, and House Pickles on a Toasted Leidenheimer Roll dressed with Spicy Remoulade

                          Sides

                          • Hand Cut FriesUS$4.00

                            With House Seasoning

                            • Sweet Potato FriesUS$5.00

                              With Spicy Strawberry Jam or Wasabi Aioli

                              • Seasonal FruitUS$6.00

                                Selection based on Freshness and Seasonality

                                • Side SaladUS$6.00

                                  Heritage Spring Mix, Shaved Red Onions, Sliced Cherry Tomatoes, and Sliced Cucumbers with your Choice of Dressing

                                  Last updated: 16 May 2022

                                  What 649 people are saying

                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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                                  4.7
                                  4.7 based on recent ratings
                                  • 4.7Food
                                  • 4.7Service
                                  • 4.8Ambience
                                  • 4.6Value

                                  NoiseModerate

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                                    New York Area

                                    4 reviews

                                    vip
                                    4.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                    overall4food3service4ambience3

                                    It was average in every way. Nothing bad, nothing great.

                                  2. LJ

                                    LisaJ

                                    Cleveland

                                    3 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Perfect early lunch at 42! Seated outside on a pretty day, the service was great & the food was delish! My husband got the special, which he said was just as described…spicy & yummy, and I got the citrus salmon Caesar salad and sweet potato fries, and I loved every bite!

                                  3. w

                                    weg0028

                                    Dallas

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Fantastic food, lovely ambiance at sunset on the patio, doting service. Only improvement would have been a moment less cooking on the steak- medium rare was quite medium. Seafood Mac and cheese was delicious, and crab cakes were just right. A+ for presentation and portion sizes, as well.

                                  4. H

                                    Hungry

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                                    4 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on 14 May 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We enjoyed a another fine meal at Cafe 42, this time dining on the patio. Food was excellent as was the service. We saw a flock of Canada geese meandering across the island to the north of the center.

                                  5. G

                                    Garrett

                                    E. Tennessee

                                    3 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on 13 May 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Food and service was great! Had the salmon blackened, my grandmother had the rack of lamb, and my aunt had the seafood pasta. Everything was yummy.

                                  6. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    1 review

                                    3.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 13 May 2022

                                    overall3food3service3ambience3

                                    Food was pretty tasty. I love the brunch better than the lunch. They need to clean between the window and inside. It’s dirty and looks very unclean. I almost left.

                                  7. LS

                                    LindaS

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 10 May 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Went for lunch as we toured the library. Great service. Food was very good and I felt reasonably priced. Would definitely go again if we get back to this area.

                                  8. JR

                                    JerryR

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 4 May 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Delicious Cobb salad and large I might add. Price was reasonable and it is a nice place.

                                  9. w

                                    walkersloan

                                    Little Rock

                                    8 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    8 reviews

                                    Dined on 1 May 2022

                                    overall4food4service2ambience5

                                    Slow and inconsistent service

                                  10. PS

                                    PeggyS

                                    Little Rock

                                    3 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on 1 May 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Wonderful day to have brunch outside. Our waiter was fabulous and manager on duty stopped by to check on us. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Thanks.

                                  11. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    San Francisco

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 30 April 2022

                                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                                    Beautiful evening on patio and food was great!

                                  12. T

                                    Travelgal

                                    Orange County

                                    33 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    33 reviews

                                    Dined on 29 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Excellent value - 1/2 sandwich and side for $10. And the food was fresh and delicious. Nice jazz playing in the background. Wish I were staying longer so I could go back!

                                  13. H

                                    Hector

                                    Los Angeles

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on 28 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    The menu was varied and the service was very good.

                                  14. CA

                                    CatherineA

                                    Oklahoma City

                                    71 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    71 reviews

                                    Dined on 25 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Creative menu at an excellent price point. Superb service. Highly Reco

                                  15. S

                                    Stephen

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 24 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Enjoyed once again, appreciate the menu selections as well as seating options.

                                  16. C

                                    Chas

                                    Houston

                                    42 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    42 reviews

                                    Dined on 24 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Far from a tourist trap, 42 serves surprisingly good food at very fair prices. Locals seem to know as they poured in for a sold-out Sunday brunch. If you are doing the library, add on this for lunch, dinner, or happy hour, but do make a reservation. Admission to the library is not needed to dine. A great spot for downtown dining.

                                  17. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 24 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Food and service was fabulous

                                  18. BN

                                    BeckyN

                                    Little Rock

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 21 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    staff were very accomodating, friendly and professional... food was wonderful.... prices reasonable... definitely a good value and a lovely place to dine with friends...

                                  19. m

                                    melissak

                                    San Diego

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 14 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Beautiful outdoor dining. Server was incredibly professional

                                  20. P

                                    Patrickjj

                                    Mississippi

                                    5 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    5 reviews

                                    Dined on 13 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    The food was great. We had Burgers and a Ruben. All were top notch. The service was and food was fast.

                                  21. TY

                                    TrayceY

                                    Washington DC

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 12 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    The food was fresh and modern. The service was excellent. The setting is perfect. We will definitely return soon!

                                  22. JK

                                    JanK

                                    Los Angeles

                                    17 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    17 reviews

                                    Dined on 10 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Excellent service and good food. Reasonably priced.

                                  23. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Little Rock

                                    15 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    15 reviews

                                    Dined on 10 April 2022

                                    overall4food3service5ambience5

                                    We were a little underwhelmed, honestly. Maybe it was because we were the final seating of the evening? Drinks were okay. Food was okay. We will attempt another meal, hopefully with better results. Seasoning was absent in most of our dishes. Everything lacked real flavor. It was just bland. The most disappointing was the risotto (tasted like cheesy rice, not even remotely risotto-ish) and the NY strip (tough as a sirloin, overcooked, and flavorless). Service was excellent, though.

                                  24. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 10 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Sidney was the best server we have ever had! The food was great and the place was beautiful. We will definitely be back again.

                                  25. DM

                                    DeniseM

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 9 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Amazing Saturday Brunch...every one's food was perfect!! We will definately be back again💞

                                  26. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

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                                    5 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    5 reviews

                                    Dined on 9 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Perfect brunch experience! Lively atmosphere, wonderful service, delicious food, and creative cocktails. Looking forward to my next visit.

                                  27. OT

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                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 9 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    As always the food was delicious, the service was great, the staff and management was professional and attentive.

                                  28. RW

                                    ReginaW

                                    Little Rock

                                    55 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    55 reviews

                                    Dined on 7 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Brought a friend from Texas to eat at the best restaurant in Little Rock. Everything was amazing as usual.

                                  29. KM

                                    KarenM

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 28 March 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Beautiful view. Great food. Carrot lavender soup was especially lovely. Truly excellent service. All around wonderful experience at aery interesting Presidential Library.

                                  30. PC

                                    PastorCLC

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 28 March 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Salmon salad for lunch was delicious and quite filling. Nice sized portion. I personally did not care for the dressing that comes with it but I tried it with the vinegarette and liked that combination better.

                                  31. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Las Vegas

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 26 March 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Very good food and service.

                                  32. S

                                    Seadave

                                    Houston

                                    14 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    14 reviews

                                    Dined on 24 March 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Had a soup which was part of a prix fix special - carrot & lavender - which was one of the best soups ever tasted!! Everything else was outstanding - red snapper for one dish and the curry for the other.

                                  33. MB

                                    MichaelB

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 22 March 2022

                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                    Food was perfect. The Covid protocols (everyone needed proof of vaccination) was a nice touch for my 76 year old hubby and I. Really enjoyed it - will go back for dinner!

                                  34. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Las Vegas

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 19 March 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Loved the restaurant! Delicious food, beautiful river view, and affordable prices!

                                  35. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    New England

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 17 March 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We were in town to see Clinton Library so this was convenient. We had a wonderful waitress and our food was amazing. Thank you!

                                  36. MB

                                    MikeB

                                    Fayetteville

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 13 March 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Food and service were incredible.

                                  37. AR

                                    ARvisitors

                                    Chicago

                                    17 reviews

                                    3.0

                                    17 reviews

                                    Dined on 12 March 2022

                                    overall3food4service2ambience3

                                    We enjoyed our food, however the service was very slow. Waited nearly 20 minutes after we had finished eating to get our check.

                                  38. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    New Orleans

                                    3 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on 11 March 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Best place in Little Rock! Server is amazing and food wonderful!

                                  39. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Grand Rapids

                                    4 reviews

                                    3.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on 5 March 2022

                                    overall3food3service4ambience5

                                    Food was not very good

                                  40. TT

                                    TiffneyT

                                    Little Rock

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 4 March 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Perfect for date night or a night out with friends! Sitting outside was great and we hardly had a wait for our food!! Drinks were made to our liking. I had the salmon and it was so good. They don’t have a large selection on desserts, but the cheese cake was delicious!

                                  Safety precautions

                                  • Cleaning & sanitising

                                    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                    • Contactless payment available
                                  • Screening

                                    • Staff is vaccinated

                                  FAQs

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

                                  42 bar and table at The Clinton Presidential Center is rated 4.7 stars by 649 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                  Booked 12 times today
                                  Google Map for 42 bar and table at The Clinton Presidential Center

                                  1200 President Clinton Ave Little Rock, AR 72201

                                  Additional information

                                  • Cross Street

                                    E. 3rd ST.

                                  • Area

                                    Little Rock

                                  • Hours of Operation

                                    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00–14:00 Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00–14:00 Dinner Thu–Sat 16:00–21:00

                                  • Cuisines

                                    American, Contemporary American, Regional American (Contemporary Southern)

                                  • Dining style

                                    Casual Dining

                                  • Dress Code

                                    Business Casual

                                  • Parking Details

                                    None

                                  • Payment Options

                                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                  • Additional

                                    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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